• Dutch to purchase new BMD-capable radars

    The Netherland's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 30 October its intention to replace its two Medium Power Radars (MPRs) with a ground-based version of the Thales Netherlands Smart-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars with a missile defence capability. Currently one ageing Thomson-CSF ARES

  • Mexican Navy orders more C295Ms

    The Mexican Ministry of the Navy (Secretaría de la Marina - SEMAR) has ordered two additional C295M medium transport aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space announced on 29 October. This order would increase the total Airbus Defence and Space fleet in Mexican government service to 22, making it the

  • Shiptec China 2014: CSIC details progress on USV

    China is developing a new unmanned surface vessel (USV) to conduct coastal patrol and surveillance, surveying, and mapping for the China Coast Guard (CCG) and various oceanographic research institutes under the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). Images of the vessel were shown at the Shiptec China

  • Euronaval 2014: Sagem selected to supply KSS-III optronic masts

    South Korea has selected Sagem to supply non-hull penetrating optronic masts to equip the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) new KSS-III diesel-electric submarines (SSKs). The contract award, signed by KSS-III prime contractor Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), marks a key export

  • MANEX UUV trials provide data for NATO MCM work

    NATO's Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) in Italy is compiling sensor data from four unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) in an effort to spur the development of autonomous mine countermeasures (MCM) technology. Equipped with high-resolution sonar payloads, the UUVs were

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  • US Army chooses teams for DVE mitigation ground testing

    Key Points The army has selected nine participants for ground testing of DVE mitigation sensors DVEs are a leading contributor to rotorcraft accidents and reduced operational effectiveness The US Army has selected nine participants for early 2015 ground testing of sensors designed to help
  • Poland orders more Radmor F@stnet radios

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract for Radmor VHF PR4G family F@stnet tactical communication systems worth PLN66 million (USD20 million). In total, Poland has ordered 380 Radmor RRC 9211 tactical very high frequency (VHF) manportable radios and 41 Radmor RRC 9311 AP vehicle


  • OTS-90

    Type Helicopter long-range dipping sonar and sonics system Development Selex Galileo (formerly Galileo Aeronautica SpA, a Finmeccanica company) has the design authority and is the prime contractor of the OTS-90: an advanced integrated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) system for helicopters. The

  • UMS 4110CL

    Type Surface ship hull-mounted, medium-frequency (MF) active search and attack sonar Development The UMS 4110CL is the successor to the DUBV 23D, which was fitted to the Duquesne and Georges Leygues classes of destroyers of the French Navy, both of which have been upgraded. The Duquesne class

  • NAVFIX Naval Military GPS

    Type GPS and precise timing equipment Development The NAVFIX contract was awarded in April 2012 by the Communications and Situational Awareness project team in the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation. The aim was to provide a direct replacement for the legacy Outfit QYF Receiver

  • RT-2400 mobile/marine transceivers

    Type Radio communications equipment, high-frequency (HF) Description The RT-2400 is a microprocessor-controlled HF transceiver in a rugged package. The configuration of separate splash-proof control head and transceiver facilitates installation in cramped quarters. A long-life red LED back-light