• Surface Navy 2015: Saab sets sights on future US radar opportunities

    Key Points Saab Defense and Security USA is proposing the Sea Giraffe 4A radar for the US Navy's new frigate programme A nascent Sea Giraffe 8A is being put forward as a candidate AN/SPS-48/AN/SPS-49 replacement Saab's US-based business is eyeing a number of future US Navy (USN) surface ship

  • Surface Navy 2015: ESSM Block 2 transitions into EM&D

    Key Points ESSM Block 2 introduces a new active/semi-active radar seeker Canada signed the Block 2 EM&D MoU in November 2014 The US-led Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 programme has formally transitioned into its engineering, manufacturing, and development (EM&D) phase, the US

  • Surface Navy 2015: USN nears decision on SEWIP Block 3

    Key Points SEWIP Block 3 award set for the first quarter of 2015 The new electronic attack capability will integrate into the AN/SLQ-32(V)6 system delivered under SEWIP Block 2 The US Navy (USN) is poised to shortly announce source selection for its next-generation Surface Electronic Warfare

  • US Navy expects to complete MUOS operational testing by end of 2015

    Key Points The MUOS constellation should be operational in early 2016 MUOS is intended to provide on-the-move tactical communications and improve capacity The third US Navy (USN) Mobile Users Objective System (MUOS) communications satellite is scheduled to be launched from Florida's Cape

  • UPDATE: Surface Navy 2015: HII, Elta team for replacement carrier ATC radar

    Key Points HII, IAI Elta team to meet US Navy's AN/SPN-50(V)1 requirement for new air traffic radar for carriers, large deck amphibious ships A Request for Proposals for the AN/SPN-50(V)1 Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction phase is expected to be issued in mid-2015 US shipbuilding giant

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  • Estonia completes air surveillance programme

    Estonia completed the creation of its military air surveillance network on 27 January, with the formal handover of its final ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) GM400-family radar system to the Estonian Air Force. The radar, installed at the Tõika air force facility near Otepää in the
  • UK MoD eyes BMC4I capability for the Falklands

    Key Points LEAPP-type solution is expected to be acquired to provide air defence for the Falklands by mid-2016 LMUK likely to position SAMS for Falklands and Australian requirements The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to imminently issue a Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ)



    Type Weapons command and fire-control system Development The CONTROLView air-defence gun and missile fire-control system has been developed by Thales France for a range of applications. It was announced in early 2015 that a system based on CONTROLView would be installed in the aircraft carrier

  • DeepLink™ LPI acoustic communication network

    Type Subsurface communications equipment Description DeepLink is a low-probability-of-intercept (LPI) acoustic communication network that is suitable for use in the underwater acoustic channel (UWAC). Based on code division multiple access (CDMA) technology, it enables communication between

  • SS 2030

    Type High-frequency multibeam hull-mounted anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonar Description The SS 2030 is a lightweight active multibeam ASW sonar that features a hull unit housing a fixed, cylindrical array protected by a glass-reinforced plastic dome. The sonar can also be fitted within a

  • RAN 11L/X and 12L/X

    Type L-band (1 to 2 GHz) and X-band (8 to 12.5 GHz) air surveillance and detection radars Description RAN 11L/X and 12L/X radars were developed and produced in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Selex (now Selex ES and part of the Finmeccanica group) as compact, integrated systems that