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  • Subsurface overhaul: India’s submarine modernisation inches forward

    Against a challenging backdrop, the Indian Navy is in the process of reshaping its depleted submarine fleet into a larger, more modern, and more capable force. Alex Pape reports on progress to date On 14 December 2017, the Indian Navy (IN) commissioned into service the first of its new Scorpene

  • Aselsan aims Asian expansion through Malaysian subsidiary

    Turkish defence firm Aselsan is aiming to position its new subsidiary in Malaysia to support regional expansion, with an initial focus on remote-controlled weapon stations (RCWS). A company official confirmed to Jane’s on 8 December that Aselsan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary

  • Houston company developing UUV to manipulate at extreme depth without umbilical

    A Houston, Texas-based company is working with the US Navy (USN) on a minimally supervised, autonomous unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) that will be capable of operating deeper than 3,000 m without a surface vessel or an umbilical. Nicolaus Radford, Houston Mechatronics senior vice-president for

  • Common by design: Norway and Germany partner to evolve next-generation Type 212CD submarine

    The Norwegian government’s desire to reap the benefits of a common submarine design has provided the catalyst to a long-term strategic partnership with Germany. Richard Scott reports On 2 February this year the Norwegian government decided to pursue a strategic co-operation with Germany

  • USN continues with integration of Magic Carpet carrier landing system

    The US Navy (USN) is continuing the development and deployment of the Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies, known in the USN by its acronym Magic Carpet, a system meant to make easier and safer to land F/A-18 aircraft

  • Israeli Navy completes first Saar 4.5 upgrade

    Key Points The first Saar 4.5 has now been fitted with the ALPHA radar. The new radar is the most significant part of an upgrade that is being rolled out across the class. The Israeli Navy has completed the installation of a new radar on the first of its Saar 4.5 missile ships and has begun work

  • First Spanish Navy frigate updated with broadband satcom

    The Spanish Navy has installed a first broadband planet-wide satellite communications (satcom) link on board one of its ships, according to contractor Satlink. The initial recipient is the F-100-class frigate Cristóbal Colón , but a further system has already been ordered for a second

  • Kelvin Hughes to deliver second SharpEye submarine radar set for Pakistan’s Khalid class in 2019

    A follow-on order for the SharpEye Doppler submarine radar system from Kelvin Hughes has been placed by Pakistan, and the system will be delivered to the country in 2019, the company announced on 21 November. Kelvin Hughes first announced in February 2017 that it has secured a first order for the

  • Indian Navy signs deal with Tata for portable diver detection sonars

    On 15 November, India’s Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) was awarded a contract for the supply of portable diver detection sonars (PDDSs) to the Indian Navy (IN), intended to enhance the service’s underwater surveillance capabilities and its ability to counter asymmetric

  • Ukraine confirms intention to regenerate MCM capability

    Key Points Ukraine hopes to acquire new MCM systems to replace capability lost to Russia The new capabilities will be part of a ‘Mosquito Fleet’ as an interim to re-establishing a true naval force Ukraine’s navy has confirmed aspirations to develop a mine countermeasure (MCM)

  • MQ-9 UAS supports ASW demonstration

    Key Points The MQ-9 air vehicle was fitted with a sonobuoy receiver and a data processor for the purposes of the demonstration Testing saw the MQ-9 receive and process sonobuoy data and then relay track data via a satellite communications link A General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 unmanned

  • UK looks to procure Australian naval radar system

    The United Kingdom is to look at the feasibility of procuring a radar system developed by Australian company CEA Technologies, Australian Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said on 10 November. In a press release published by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD), Pyne said the

  • CAE develops miniaturised magnetic anomaly detector

    CAE Inc is ready to introduce a miniaturised version of its Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) system that can hunt submarines from small aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to an executive. Joe Armstrong, vice-president and general manager of defence and security at CAE

  • Australia to upgrade Nulka missile decoy system used by RAN

    The Australian government announced on 3 November that it will invest AUD207 million (USD 159 million) into upgrading the Nulka missile decoy system used by Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels. In a joint statement Minister for Defence Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

  • Controp to supply Vietnamese Navy with EO/IR sensors

    Israeli electro-optics supplier Controp Precision Technologies has secured a contract to provide an electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor system known as the iSea-40HD to the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy. The contract is a follow-on order for a similar system made by the service

  • Malaysia allocates MYR50 million towards acquisition of coastal radars in 2018 budget

    The Malaysian government will set aside MYR250 million (USD59 million) from its 2018 national budget to enhance security within the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZONE), the country’s Prime Minister Najib Razak announced via a parliamentary speech on 27 October. The funds will include MYR50

  • Hyundai selects SharpEye navigation radar system for Philippine Navy frigates

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has contracted Kelvin Hughes to supply its I-band and E/F-band SharpEye navigation radars, along with associated bridge displays, for two new frigates that will be delivered to the Philippine Navy (PN). HHI signed a PHP15,744,571,584 (USD307

  • Kongsberg ASW sonar selected for Swedish corvette upgrade

    Key Points Kongsberg Maritime’s ST2400 compact active variable depth sonar is to be retrofitted to the RSwN Göteborg-class corvettes HMS Gävle and HMS Sundsvall Gävle and Sundsvall will be redelivered to the RSwN in 2020 Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted by Saab to

  • Chile to modernise Type 23 bow sonar

    The Chilean Navy is to upgrade the bow-mounted medium frequency sonar fitted to its three ex-UK Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigates to the Sonar 2150 standard as part of a wider modernisation programme, military sources in Santiago have told Jane's. Chile will also buy a third Sonar 2087

  • Chile to upgrade Piloto Pardo class bridge command systems

    The Chilean Navy has awarded a contract worth USD60,000 to local firm BZ Naval Engineering for the upgrade of the Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine's VisionMaster FT integrated bridge command system fitted on board its four Piloto Pardo patrol ships. The upgrade includes the replacement and

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