• PT Len equips Indonesian Navy MPA with surveillance system

    State-owned defence electronics company PT Len has equipped an Indonesian Navy (Tantara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) with its Retimax 2000 surveillance and reconnaissance system. The system, consisting of a mission console, a cockpit display console and

  • DSA 2014: CSTC unveils Algerian corvette design

    The state-owned enterprise China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) revealed the final design of the Algerian Navy's C28A corvette at DSA 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Li Jun, CSTC's senior manager of sales for Asia and Latin America, told IHS Jane's on 16 April that the C28A's hull has been specifically

  • DSA 2014: South Africa, Malaysia deepen technology ties

    The National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM) and South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition on 16 April they had signed a memorandum of agreement to establish a joint research centre. The new research centre, to

  • DSA 2014: Saab to introduce mobile app for naval communication system

    Saab will introduce a mobile app version of its TactiCall integrated communication system (ICS) for smartphones, tablets and laptops by 2015. TactiCall is naval ICS that cross-connects modes of communications regardless of frequency spectrum or technology. This allows users from different bands,

  • Navy League 2014: US Navy begins test and evaluation of E-2D software

    Key Points USN's advanced early warning aircraft to deploy in 2015 E-2D's AN/APY-9 radar is a leap ahead of the earlier E-2C radar Northrop Grumman will deliver four more E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to the US Navy (USN) beginning in May as part of an initial batch of 25 aircraft on order. The

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  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike


  • AN/SPS-64(V) navigation and surveillance radar

    Type F-band (3 to 4 GHz) and I-band (8 to 10 GHz) navigation and surveillance radar Description The AN/SPS-64(V) Mariners Pathfinder radar is a surface search and navigation radar with raster-scan bright display indicators. It is promoted as offering 'enhanced operational characteristics'. The

  • Recoverable Tethered Optical Fibre (RTOF) communications buoy

    Type Submarine communications equipment, recoverable buoy Development The RTOF has been the subject of development for a number of years by QinetiQ, DPA, and Directorate of Equipment Capability in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom's Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems, in conjunction with US

  • TB-16

    Type Very low-frequency (VLF) thick-line towed array for submarines Description Developed during the early 1970s by Lockheed Martin, the TB-16D is a towed-array component of the AN/BQQ-5D, the AN/BQQ-6 sonar systems, and the AN/BSY-1 and the AN/BSY-2 combat systems. It is a thick-line array (3.5

  • TB-34 (ARCI)

    Type Very low-frequency (VLF) fat-line towed-array sonar for submarines Development Known as the 'next-generation sonar', the TB-34 is a fat-line construction that has been developed by Lockheed Martin, which was a participant in the original TB-16 programme from the early 1970s. More than 300