• DOTE&E seeks fixes for US Navy surface EW testing

    Key Points The USN has a gap in its capability for the high-fidelity representation of multiple ASCM seekers to support SEWIP operational testing DOT&E has proposed a UAV-based solution as an alternative to the captive-carry of the ASCM seeker simulators by manned aircraft Shortfalls remain

  • Lockheed Martin wins RN navigation radar programme

    Key Points Lockheed Martin UK, working with Kelvin Hughes, will deliver a new navigation radar fit for RN and RFA vessels First ship fits are scheduled to begin in 2017 Lockheed Martin UK has been awarded a GBP44 million (USD62.8 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to

  • RDN enhances remote MCM capability

    The Royal Danish Navy (RDN) is to introduce a side-scan sonar system to the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) element of its mine countermeasures (MCM) capability. Denmark's Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has ordered the Solstice side-scan sonar from Sonardyne International

  • New antenna will bring significant upgrades to Raytheon's CEC

    Key Points CAB-E/S with GaN MMIC will enable antenna to be air cooled The upgrade will also address obsolescence issues with existing antenna Raytheon's Common Array Block (CAB), a new, high-powered Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) antenna for US Navy (USN) surface ships, the US Marine

  • Surface Navy 2016: Raytheon completes first AMDR, with tests to follow before move to Pacific range

    Key Points Raytheon has completed the first full AN/SPY-6(V) radar array for the US Navy's Flight III DDG 51 destroyers The radar will be moved to the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, where it will be tested against supersonic targets Raytheon has completed the first AN/SPY-6(V) radar

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  • Russian deployment of new Pantsyr to Syria confirmed

    Russia has deployed the new version of the Pantsyr air defence system to its Humaymim airbase in Syria, footage broadcast by the RT news channel on 3 February has confirmed. Russia has had at least one Pantsyr-S1 at Humaymim since 3 October 2015, when its Ministry of Defence released a photograph
  • Syrian military fields surveillance camera systems

    Syrian troops have begun using electro-optical systems to monitor battlefields, video and still imagery from multiple locations have shown. The first imagery appeared in a report by Life News Russia in early December 2015 showing a camera mounted on a telescopic mast elevated through the roof of a

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    Type Shipborne digital identification friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogator Description The AN/UPX-41(C) is the US Navy's standard Mode 5 level 1 and 2 interrogator. Of an open-architecture VME design, it is an upgrade to the AN/UPX-37 that itself replaced the AN/UPX-27 in the US fleet. It is used for

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    Type Shipborne encrypted identification friend-or-foe (IFF) system Description TSB 3521 is part of the BlueGate IFF system developed by Thales and provides warships with an effective Mode 5 and Mode S capability. The BlueGate IFF system was tested and validated during the 'Bold Quest' exercise in

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