• India’s Il-38 MPA to receive newly developed COMINT system

    India’s Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) is seeking a vendor to perform “platform modification and installation” of the Sarvadhari communications intelligence (COMINT) system aboard the Indian navy’s IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). A document for the

  • Upgraded Israeli Saar 4.5 ship conducts first live-fire exercise

    The Israeli Navy carried out its first live-fire test with a Saar 4.5 missile ship fitted with the new IAI-Elta ELM-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) radar on 29 May. The Israeli Navy announced on 6 June that the exercise involved INS Sufa using its ALPHA radar to successfully

  • Brazil starts testing laboratory generators for nuclear submarines

    Brazil will start integration testing of turbo generators of its Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory (LABGENE) at Aramar Nuclear Industry Centre (CINA) in Iperó, state of São Paulo, on 8 June. The testing marks a significant advancement in Brazil’s effort to develop a submarine

  • Thales, BAE Systems, CGI team for MEWSIC bid

    Key Points Thales UK has teamed with BAE Systems and CGI to bid for the next phase of the RN’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme It will face competition from a Lockheed Martin UK/Elbit Systems UK team Thales UK has teamed with BAE Systems and CGI to bid for the next phase of the UK

  • Geospectrum eyes international market for towed array

    Fresh from having delivered the first Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) low frequency variable depth sonar to the Royal Canadian Navy in March 2018, GeoSpectrum is sounding confident of the system’s appeal on the international market. Speaking to Jane’s at Cansec 2018, the

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  • UK undecided on F-35 DAS upgrade

    The United Kingdom has yet to decide if it will upgrade its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JAF) combat aircraft with the new Distributed Aperture System (DAS) announced earlier in the month. Answering questions in the House of Commons, Guto Bebb, Minister for Defence
  • IDF developing C2I smartwatch for field officers

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are set to introduce a new portable command, control, and information (C2I) system for its ground forces, which for the first time will serve all field officer ranks, from platoon to brigade commanders. Called Shaked (Hebrew for ‘almond’), the new system


  • 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