• Briefing: QinetiQ pursues growth agenda for maritime business

    QinetiQ has focused on growth in its maritime business, despite the sale of its UK underwater systems interests in 2009. Richard Scott reports. Back in 2009, QinetiQ took the decision to dispose of its UK-based underwater systems business after the company's management, struggling to reposition the

  • 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

  • IDEF 2015: Critical design review for Aselsan TF-2000 frigate radar prototype nears completion

    The X-band multifunction radar (MFR) testbed being developed by Ankara-based systems and sensor house Aselsan for Turkey's future TF-2000 air-defence frigate programme will achieve a key milestone in the coming months with the completion of its critical design review (CDR). The CAFRAD (Çok

  • Spain's Indra wins joint contract for German corvette SATCOM fit

    Spanish systems company Indra has won a contract, in partnership with Atlas Elektronik, to supply the satellite communications (SATCOM) systems for Germany's five K130 Braunschweig-class corvettes. The system to be supplied will be based on the TNX-100 system developed by Indra for the Spanish

  • India's BEL to begin installation of HMS-X sonars on Myanmar frigates

    Key Points India has approved the export of two more sonar systems to Myanmar Move will improve the Myanmar Navy's ASW capability Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has been cleared by the Indian government to begin installing the HMS-X integrated ship sonar system on two

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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)


  • 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