• Danish navy to introduce new CWI transmitters

    Thales has been contracted by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver 14 Continuous Wave Illumination (CWI) transmitters for integration in existing Saab CEROS 200 radar/electro-optical fire control systems fitted to the Royal Danish Navy's two Absalon-class

  • US Navy sticks with AAG as future carrier arrestor system

    Senior US Navy (USN) officials have confirmed that the service will install the new Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system on the future USS John F Kennedy (CVN 79) and subsequent Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers after ruling out a return to the legacy Mk 7 Mod 4 recovery system.

  • DARPA awards Raytheon Phase II contract for MAD-FIRES guided projectile concept

    Raytheon Missile Systems has been selected by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to execute the next phase of the Multi Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System (MAD-FIRES) programme. Designed to improve ship survivability in high threat environments, the

  • Lockheed Martin to develop and integrate new soft-kill pod into USN helicopters

    Business units within Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems have been awarded parallel contracts to develop and integrate a new persistent anti-ship missile decoy payload on US Navy (USN) MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters. A USD5.5 million contract covering the preliminary design of the Advanced

  • DARPA's TUNA readies for next phase

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has concluded the initial development phase of its Tactical Undersea Network Architectures (TUNA) programme following 15 months of development and testing. The TUNA effort was launched in April 2014 and aims to research credible communication


  • Carrier killer: Taiwan's Tuo Jiang-class missile corvette

    Developed under the Hsun Hai programme, the stealthy Tuo Jiang-class missile corvette is designed to provide the Taiwanese Navy a high-end, asymmetric means to defeat amphibious landing and capital ships. Kelvin Wong explores the type's development and capabilities
  • Mainstreaming autonomy: 'Unmanned Warrior' in review

    The UK Royal Navy's recent 'Unmanned Warrior 2016' demonstration was conceived to investigate the potential offered by maritime autonomous systems, and to better understand how such systems might satisfy future capability requirements. Richard Scott finds out how far it succeeded
  • Dayton's legacy: the Balkans, 20 years on

    In the two decades since NATO intervention brought an end to hostilities in the former Yugoslavia peace has largely prevailed within the region's borders, but challenges remain. Jim Dorschner reports
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  • BAE Systems looks to alter atmosphere to protect forces

    BAE Systems is working on a concept that could potentially defend aircraft against high-powered laser weapons or extend the reach of a radar well beyond current capabilities by heating up small areas of the atmosphere. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept works by simulating


  • 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