• Northrop Grumman awards Triton component deal to Australian firm

    Northrop Grumman has awarded Australian firm Ferra Engineering a contract to produce components for the US corporation's MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), it was announced on 30 July. The contract, the value of which was not disclosed,

  • Russia prepares team to remove its C2 systems from Mistral warships

    Russia is preparing a specialist team to remove its command-and-control (C2) systems from the two Mistral-class helicopter assault ships ordered by Moscow, which remain undelivered in the port of Saint-Nazaire, Russian and French media reported on 25 July. It is understood that the systems will be

  • Danish MH-60Rs begin systems integration phase

    Key Points The first two MH-60R maritime helicopters for the Royal Danish Air Force have commenced mission systems integration First deliveries to Denmark start in 2016 The first two MH-60R maritime helicopters for Denmark have arrived at Lockheed Martin's Owego, New York, facility to begin

  • US Navy pursues 'distributed lethality' concept in earnest

    Key Points USN fleshing out details of its new 'distributed lethality' concept via studies, wargames, and a bespoke task force Implementing the concept will require improved weapons and sensors for a surface fleet that will be more dispersed in the future The US Navy (USN) is pursuing several

  • SAGE ESM selected for Indonesian CN-235

    A CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) operated by the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara, TNI-AU) is set to receive an upgraded electronic surveillance fit using equipment supplied by Finmeccanica company Selex ES. Under contract to US-based prime contractor

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  • Thales UK receives Scout SV sights subcontract

    Thales UK has been awarded a GBP125 million (USD195 million) subcontract for sighting and situational awareness systems for the British Army's new Scout SV tracked reconnaissance vehicles. Announced on 30 July, the subcontract from prime contractor General Dynamics UK includes 245 Orion commander


  • 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