• Brazil selects MBDA Sea Ceptor for new corvettes

    Brazil has chosen the MBDA Sea Ceptor shipborne local area air-defence system to equip the Brazilian Navy's new Tamandaré-class corvettes, it was announced on 28 November. Brazil is planning to build four of the 2,400-tonne Tamandaré-class corvettes (formerly known as the CV03 project),

  • Atlas buys Marine Sonic Technology business

    The US subsidiary of Germany's Atlas Elektronik announced on 24 November that it has reached a deal to acquire the business of Marine Sonic Technology Limited (MSTL). The companies did not release the terms of the deal. Yorktown, Virginia-based MSTL specialises in high-resolution side scan sonar

  • Brazilian Army launches border monitoring system

    The Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro: EB) on 13 November officially launched the country's integrated border monitoring system, known as SISFRON (Sistema de Integrado de Monitoramento de Fronteiras). This follows the conclusion of a pilot project implemented to control over 650 km of border

  • Dstl funds underwater defensive aids system research

    The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has contracted an industry team led by Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) to conduct a three-year programme of research into underwater defensive aids systems. Valued at GBP3.5 million (USD5.57 million), the project

  • Gabler Maschinenbau equipment to be fitted to German Navy's batch II Type 212A submarines

    Key Points Gabler Maschinenbau's Callisto communications system has been installed on the German Navy's new Type 212A submarine, U 35, with testing to begin in 2015 Other Gabler equipment has also been installed, including new standard masts with a rectangular mast guidance system German

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  • UPDATE: Egypt reveals air defence upgrades

    Egypt has acquired new or upgraded versions of its Russian-made Buk medium-range and Tor short-range surface-to-air missiles systems, a video of a recent air defence exercise that the Ministry of Defence released on 2 November has revealed. The video shows what looks like a Buk-M2 transporter
  • 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


  • Sonar 2193

    Type Hull-mounted, multifrequency wideband mine warfare sonar Development The hull-mounted minehunting Sonar 2193 was intended to meet the requirement for the UK Royal Navy (RN) Hunt-class mid-life upgrade. The sonar was intended to replace the existing Sonar 193M Mod 1 sonar fitted to the RN

  • AN/BQR-15

    Type Passive towed-array sonar Development The AN/BQR-15 towed-array sonar system was developed in the early 1970s for deployment on fleet ballistic missile submarines for the US Navy to enhance warning and contribute to mission security by ensuring long-range detection of potential adversaries.

  • CAPTAS 20

    Type Combined Active/Passive Towed Array Sonar (CAPTAS). Development Thales underwater Systems has developed a series of sonars based on common systems to meet a range of requirements and to suit a variety of platforms and requirements from the UK, French and other Ministries of Defence. These

  • MWS 80/90/MCM 2000

    Type Integrated minehunting command and weapons control systems Development From the mid-1970s the NATO nations saw an increasing need for interoperability, particularly in light of the establishment of multinational standing MCM groups. The operational need included improved interoperability and