• PTDI and Rotorcraft team for Panther systems integration

    PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and US company Rotorcraft Services Group have announced a teaming agreement to jointly integrate an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) suite onto the Airbus AS565 MBe Panther helicopter. A press release on 14 April said the two companies would collaborate on developing and

  • Navy League 2015: USN to compete new frigate's combat system and radar

    Key Points US Navy to compete combat system and radar for new frigate The service is "looking at everything" as potential options The US Navy (USN) is moving forward with plans to hold a competition for the combat system and radar to equip its new frigate class, which is evolving from

  • Brazilian company to support Elta radars

    Brazilian defence company Intel Advisory, Consulting, and Technical Installations (Intel Assessoria, Consultoria e Instalações Técnicas: IACIT) announced in early April that it will establish a radar maintenance centre with support from Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI's) Elta

  • Navantia port surveillance system installed at Spain's main naval base

    Key Points Ferrol is the first Spanish Navy port to be equipped with SVAP Installation of the system at the submarine base in Cartagena in 2015 has been funded Navantia has developed a new port area security and surveillance system, the first of which has been installed at Spain's main northern

  • Calls for EU counter-piracy mission in West Africa go unanswered

    A European military presence is needed beyond the territorial waters of West Africa's Gulf of Guinea coast to protect commercial shipping against the area's increasingly aggressive pirates, according to Europe's shipowners. While European military officials admit that efforts by local African

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  • Sagem enhances French Army FELIN kit

    Sagem, a division of French group Safran, announced on 3 April it had won a contract from the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) procurement organisation to add several improvements to the French Army's FELIN V1 (Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés)
  • SANG upgrades airfield technology

    Thales is set to install navaids and tower equipment for two new airfields being built near Riyadh for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). One airfield is under construction at Khashm Al An, which abuts the eastern outskirts of the capital, Riyadh. This base will have a 2,000 m-long paved


  • AN/APX-117(V); AN/APX-118(V); AN/APX-123(V)

    Type Identification friend-or-foe (IFF) transponders Description The AN/APX-117(V), AN-APX-118(V), and AN/APX-123(V) are common transponders in US Navy service in aircraft. However, they can be deployed in warships in vessels such as submarines, patrol boats, and auxiliaries that require only

  • AN/UPX-41(C)

    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

  • AN/UPX-42(C)

    Type Shipborne digital identification friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogator Description AN/UPX-42(C) is an upgrade of the AN/UPX-41(C), which incorporates SIF/Mode 4 and Mode 5 with growth to Mode S. The system is of an open-architecture digital VME-based modular design. The interrogator includes

  • TSB 3521 BlueGate

    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