• China launches latest of military, 'experimental' satellites

    China launched a Long March-4B rocket carrying the Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite and an experimental satellite, Tiantuo-2, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre on 8 September. Tiantuo-2, which was designed and built by the National University of Defence Technology (NUDT), "will be

  • Indonesia, China discuss radar deal

    Indonesia is in discussion with China about possibly buying a Chinese-developed maritime radar system, Indonesia's state-run news agency Antara reported on 24 September. Citing Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, the report said Indonesia was assessing the capabilities of the system -

  • USN remains committed to plans for 68 Triton UAVs

    Key Points The USN plans to purchase 68 Triton unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft, but high system reliability could alter that plan The programme of record has not changed, but the navy's manager for the effort cited five orbits of four aircraft each as the service's operational need The US

  • AAD 2014: South African partnership to develop maritime surveillance radar

    South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will join Space Commercial Services Holdings (SCSH) to design and develop a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) optimised to be carried by small satellites for wide area maritime surveillance. The intention is to develop a satellite

  • Indonesia cuts steel on second SIGMA frigate

    Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL held a steel-cutting ceremony for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut's/TNI-AL's) second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigate in Surabaya, Indonesia, on 17 September. The vessel is being built jointly with

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  • UK Voyagers to gain further refuelling clearances

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to increase the aerial refuelling clearances of its Airbus Defence and Space (DS) Voyager KC2/3 tanker-transport aircraft to include two new large aircraft types, a senior service official disclosed on 26 September. Speaking at the home of the Voyager fleet at RAF
  • Saudi Arabia inaugurates northern border security project

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud inaugurated the first phase of a border security barrier along the kingdom's northern borders on 5 September. The Saudi Press Agency reported that the multi-layered barrier runs along 900 km of the northern border and consists of 78 monitoring
  • 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

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