• 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

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    L3 KEO is expected to complete testing on its MK 20 MOD 1 electro-optical (EO) sensor system by August 2017, a company official said during the annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) symposium held 10-12 January in Washington, DC. The system, which replaces the MK 20 MOD 0 is undergoing

  • NRL demonstrates automated health-monitoring system for ship communications networks

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is developing a system of sensors that could shorten the time it takes for a ship's network administrator to identify anomalies, determine the cause of a problem, and fix the issue. The Integrated Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Tactical Resiliency Risk

  • USN, USAF, Royal Thai Navy select L3 WESCAM to upgrade EO/IR capabilities

    Key Points USN, USAF to add new EO/IR systems to MMA and AC130-J fleets L3 Webcam gets first MX sale in Thailand L3 WESCAM announced it has received several defence contracts valued at more than USD90 million for a range of airborne and maritime domain MX-series electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR)

  • US Pacific Command confirms China seized Slocum G2 AUV

    The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) seized by a Chinese naval vessel on 16 December was a Teledyne-Webb Slocum G2 glider, which are used for oceanographic research with significant military applications. Lieutenant Commander Matt Knight, a US Pacific Command (USPACOM) spokesperson, confirmed

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  • 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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  • US Navy declares IOC for ALMDS airborne counter-mine system

    The US Navy (USN) has declared initial operating capability (IOC) for its AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), manufacturer Northrop Grumman announced on 12 January. The milestone for the ALMDS comes under two-and-a-half years after operations with the helicopter-based system
  • Bodytrak soldier-monitoring system readies for trials

    UK-based Inova Design Solutions' Bodytrak system is set to undergo trials with the British Army and be used in support of a military charity expedition to Antarctica. Bodytrak uses an in-ear device - akin to an audio earphone - to monitor vital signs from the human body, ultimately to include core

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    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

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