• Capability boost: trials demonstrate enhanced ViDAR/ScanEagle package

    Key Points Sentient's ViDAR system is designed to meet a growing maritime surveillance requirement Recent trials, including 'Unmanned Warrior 2016', have demonstrated the system's ability to support a range of tasks Sentient Vision Systems' ViDAR (Visual Detection and Ranging) maritime

  • Exponaval 2016: Leonardo unveils ATAS low-frequency towed array sonar

    Leonardo displayed its new low/medium frequency active towed array sonar solution at Exponaval 2016, and revealed an initial two customers for the system The new Active Towed Array Sonar (ATAS) system comprises a towed body with the active source frequency transducers, an in-line passive towed

  • Spain's SAES reveals automated sonar system designed to detect small surface craft

    Key Points SAES has developed a sonar system focusing on the automated detection, tracking, and classification of small surface craft. The work is derived from the EU-backed CLOSEYE project, with maritime trafficking via small craft being a prominent security issue for Europe. Spanish underwater

  • USN set to prepare crews for last resort defence against cyber attack

    As the US Navy (USN) looks to protect its ships and submarines from cyber-attacks, one simple way to do that might be to unplug vessels from the network, service representatives have noted. Even though it is considered a procedure of last resort, the USN has been training its personnel on how to

  • USN must prepare for on-board power demands

    In the next 10 years, the US Navy (USN) will see its ships and systems become ever more power hungry, and the service must be ready to meet the challenge, according to Vice Admiral Thomas Moore, commander of the USN Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). However, the navy may already be there in terms

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  • SSAT target achieves Milestone C approval for production

    The US Navy's (USN's) BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target (SSAT) programme has achieved Milestone C approval, paving the way for award of a first low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. What is now the Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEi) subsidiary of
  • US reportedly deployed Sea-based X-band Radar off North Korea

    The US Sea-Based X-band Radar (SBX), one of the world's largest and most sophisticated phased-array X-band radar units, was deployed to the waters off North Korea in late September, Yonhap news agency quoted a South Korean military official as saying on 1 November. "The [SBX] Radar was sent to


  • 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