• Raytheon adding EASR to its maritime radar franchise

    Raytheon has been awarded an engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase contract to build the US Navy's (USN's) Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR), and S-band radar. The new radars will replace the larger and more expensive dual band radar (DBR) on future USS Ford-class aircraft

  • Raytheon to develop EASR radar for future USN carriers, amphibious ships

    Key Points Raytheon will build, integrate, and deliver an EASR Engineering Development Model for testing at Wallops Island The EASR will be fielded in two variants: a single-face array rotating design for installation on amphibious ships; and a three-face fixed array design for CVN-79 and

  • Underwater power transfer could overcome one obstacle for UUV operations

    The US Navy is working to develop a capability for an underwater wireless energy transfer (UnWET) system that would enable unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to be recharged autonomously within an operational area without the current requirement of logistical support from manned assets. Currently

  • RN prepares for Shaman introduction

    Key Points The Royal Navy has begun training for the integration of a new CESM installation for its Daring-class destroyers The Shaman system is expected to be deployed on Type 45 destroyers from 2017 The UK Royal Navy (RN) has opened an operator and maintainer training facility for its new

  • OSI wins contract to integrate radar system for New Zealand's frigate upgrade

    Canadian naval systems developer OSI Maritime Systems announced on 25 July that it has received a contract to integrate the FAR-3000 radar from Japanese company Furuno with an integrated bridge system on board the Royal New Zealand Navy's ANZAC-class frigates. The contract has been awarded as part


  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Yemen conflict raises maritime risks

    The ongoing conflict in Yemen and geopolitical competition in the Middle East have the potential to raise maritime security risks. Peter Chalk assesses the threat posed to commercial shipping in a key strategic chokepoint by AQAP, the Islamic State, and others.
  • Co-operate to compete: NATO navies respond together to counter Russian resurgence

    The last decade has seen an inexorable resurgence of Russian naval power, set against increasingly uncertain relations between Cold War adversaries. As NATO responds to this strategic shift, Martin Ewence looks at how the alliance is using a more intelligent approach to improving interoperability
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  • US Army to assess C-UAS capability for AN/TPQ-53

    The US Army has issued a Sources Sought notice to assess the potential to add a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability to the service's AN/TPQ-53 radar. The radar is employed in a counter-fire role, where it is used to automatically detect, track, classify, and locate the point of
  • URC Systems readies RCIED jammers for Bangladesh Army

    Czech electronic warfare system producer URC Systems has teamed with local firm Radiant Corporation to supply the Bangladesh Army with its STAR Light 3E jammers. The jammers - designed to counter threats such as radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs) - will be installed onto the


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47