• Rafael waiting on Trophy-LV order

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has offered the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) its Trophy-LV active protection system for light tactical vehicles and is currently waiting for a decision by the Ministry of Defence. Although part of the Trophy family, the LV variant works differently from the Trophy-HV

  • US DoD gaining ground on UAV sense and avoid systems

    Key Points Currently deployed ground-based sense and avoid systems are performing well The DoD is seeking scalable airborne sense and avoid capability for a range of UAVs Advances are being made in unmanned aerial system ground-based sense and avoid (SAA) capabilities and the US Army is expected

  • Kazakh firm looks to expand into AFV production

    Kazakh firm Semey Engineering is planning to expand into the armoured vehicle manufacturing market by 2021, it was revealed on 3 November. According to Nikolai Pospelov, the managing director of Semey Engineering's parent company Kazakhstan Engineering, the firm has created a design bureau to begin

  • USMC buys four LRIP AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR radars

    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a USD207.29 million contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) for four low-rate initial production (LRIP) Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) systems. The company will deliver the systems in 2016-17, including operating spares, contractor engineering services

  • Omnisys to continue support of Brazilian radars

    The Brazilian subsidiary of France's Thales group, Omnisys Engenharia, was recently awarded an extension contract by the Rio de Janeiro Aeronautical Electronics Park (PAME-RJ) to provide training, maintenance, and logistic support services Brazilian ground-based surveillance radar systems. The

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  • Estonian Air Force seeks enhanced C2, and to support allies

    The Estonian Air Force is to prioritise its efforts towards developing a more advanced command and control (C2) capability over the coming years, as well as ensuring that it is properly equipped and prepared to host NATO allies in the Baltic republic. Speaking to journalists at Amari Airbase near
  • Indonesia lays keel for second PKR frigate

    Key Points Indonesia holds keel-laying ceremony for second PKR frigate Defence minister sees the keel-laying as a vote of confidence in Indonesia's indigenous shipbuilding capability State-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has held a keel-laying ceremony for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional
  • Poland orders more Radmor F@stnet radios

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract for Radmor VHF PR4G family F@stnet tactical communication systems worth PLN66 million (USD20 million). In total, Poland has ordered 380 Radmor RRC 9211 tactical very high frequency (VHF) manportable radios and 41 Radmor RRC 9311 AP vehicle


  • 1P63 Obzor collimator sight

    Type Weapon sight - optical Description The 1P63 collimator sight is designed for weapons with side-mounts, with features including: Zeroing mechanism; Illumination of aiming mark in twilight conditions; Operating temperature range from -50°S to +50°S. Specifications 1P63 Obzor

  • KDT-2U laser rangefinder

    Type Laser rangefinder Development The KDT-2U laser rangefinder from the Ukraine's Photopribor Research and Production Complex, known to IHS Jane's since 2007, was originally designed as an upgrade for T-55 MBTs, replacing the original optical range-finder. The system is also used on T-62 MBTs

  • PNK-6 panoramic sighting system

    Type AFV commander's sight Development The PNK-6 panoramic sighting system for MBTs from Ukraine's Photopribor Research and Production Complex has been known to IHS Jane's since 2011. It is an evolution of the PNK-4/PNK-5 series of commander's sights (described separately), exchanging

  • PO1.5-4.5×16 daylight sight

    Type Weapon sight - optical Description The PO1.5-4.5×16 is a daylight sight designed for aimed firing with small arms. Its features include: Elevation and windage handwheels; Reticle illumination; Contrast increasing light filter; Range finding scale; Operating temperature range from