• New Zealand buys FDS3 floating decoy

    UK-based Airborne Systems Europe is to supply its FDS3 rapid response floating corner radar decoy to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) as part of the Anzac-class Frigate Systems (FSU) programme. An export derivative of the Outfit DLF(3b) decoy system in service with the UK Royal Navy (RN) since

  • Panama suspends Selex's coastal radar work

    Panama has suspended a contract with Selex for installing a network of 19 coastal radars, the Panamanian government announced on 5 August. According to the Panamanian Office of the President, the seven radars installed so far do not comply with contractual requirements. The EUR92 million (USD123

  • Indian Navy commissions new VLF facility in Tamil Nadu

    The Indian Navy (IN) inaugurated a new very low frequency (VLF) transmitting station on 31 July at INS Kattaboman, near Tirunelvelli in Tamil Nadu, boosting its ability to communicate continuously with operationally deployed ships and submerged submarines. The new facility accompanies the navy's

  • Australia gives first-pass approval to update Nulka missile decoy

    The Australian government has given first-pass approval to update the Nulka active missile decoy system's launch capabilities, Australian Minister for Defence David Johnston announced on 29 July. The approval has been given under Phase 5B of project SEA 1397 and will include around AUD45 million

  • EU pursues common maritime pictures

    The 28 European Union (EU) nations will have a "rolling action plan" in place by the end of the year to start producing common civil-military situational awareness pictures around the union's maritime borders by around 2017, say EU officials. Among the plan's first priorities for the EU's

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  • F-16V radar integration clears way for Taiwan upgrade

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has integrated an AESA radar onto an F-16V, its designation for its latest upgrade suite for legacy aircraft Taiwan can now begin receiving the upgrade to 144 of its Block 20 F-16A/Bs Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of an active electronically scanned
  • Swiss IMESS soldier system ready for serial production

    Airbus Defence and Space has completed the development of the Swiss Army's planned new future soldier system and is now ready to enter serial production, the company announced on 30 July. Known as the Integrated Modular Engagement System for the Swiss Soldier (IMESS), it builds on the company's

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