• Lockheed Martin edges Raytheon as combat systems integrator for Australia's future submarine

    Australia has selected Lockheed Martin Australia for the vital role of combat systems integrator on the country's Future Submarine programme, Defence Minister Marise Payne announced on 30 September. Payne said Lockheed Martin Australia would team with the Department of Defence (DoD) and

  • No US budget deal yet as new fiscal year looms

    Congress has yet to reach an agreement on a simple stop-gap funding measure to keep the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the wider federal government funded when fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) begins on 1 October. The funding would mainly be at the current year's levels and lawmakers have been aiming

  • Saab captures USN's next-generation shipboard ATC radar

    Saab Defense and Security USA has won the race to provide US Navy (USN) aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships with a new shipboard air traffic control (SATC) radar. The company was on 21 September announced as the recipient of a USD38 million Engineering and Manufacturing Development

  • Domestic shipbuilders target Taiwan's submarine requirement

    Key Points Taiwanese shipbuilders are preparing to pursue participation in a programme that will inform the design and construction of the country's planned SSKs Taiwan is understood to be seeking between four and eight submarines Taiwanese naval shipbuilders and systems integrators are lining up

  • F-35B links with US Navy Aegis Weapon System in testing

    The US Navy (USN) linked a US Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) with the latest Aegis Weapon System (AWS), demonstrating the ability to conduct a Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) operation. NIFC-CA is designed to integrate navy ships and airborne sensors


  • Balancing act: Serbian Armed Forces update

    Serbia is one of few countries whose armed forces successfully co-operate with both Russia and the West, but while Belgrade insists on military neutrality, just how much longer this will be tolerated remains to be seen. Gerrard Cowan reports
  • Evolution by increments

    The US Army is, for the most part, moving cautiously ahead with a variety of modernisation plans to upgrade and evolve its equipment and structures. Daniel Wasserbly reports
  • Russia increases use of Ukraine cyber proxies

    Russia's cyber operations in Ukraine are increasingly dependent on criminal proxies. Lincoln Pigman examines what this means for cyber security in Ukraine and beyond.
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  • Proposed solutions delivered for major JORN upgrade

    The two companies competing to undertake major upgrade of Australia's Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) long-range radar network have delivered their proposed solutions to the Department of Defence (DoD), informed sources confirmed to IHS Jane's on 5 September. BAE Systems Australia and


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47