• US Navy begins search for next-generation submarine imaging mast

    Key Points The Tactically Oriented Technology Insertion Imaging Mast (TOTIM) will equip Virginia-class SSNs and Columbia-class SSBNs NAVSEA has solicited for a TOTIM first article unit and production of up to 47 follow-on systems The US Navy (USN) has launched a competition for a next-generation

  • BAE Systems to develop ability to find quiet subs

    Key Points DARPA seeks new technology to detect subs at long distances DARPA requested USD25.39 million in FY 2018 for MOCCA The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a USD4.6 million contract for its Mobile Offboard Clandestine Communications and Approach

  • Indonesia completes installation of SATCOM systems across LPDs and surface combatants

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has equipped a number of its ships with SATCOM systems Move will improve ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship communications across the service The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut) has completed the installation of Ku-band stabilised parabolic

  • SSC Pacific demos shipboard AR gunnery capability

    The US Navy (USN) is testing an augmented reality (AR) capability to improve gunfire commands between shipboard gunners and gunfire liaison officers. The service's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) in San Diego, California, has demonstrated the

  • IMDS 2017: Gidropribor debuts Mayak-2014 underwater detection sonar

    Russian underwater warfare specialist JSC Concern 'Sea Underwater Weapon - Gidropribor' displayed its Mayak-2014 target detection sonar for the first time at the 2017 International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS) in St Petersburg. "Mayak-2014 is a solution that provides automated detection and

  • IMDS 2017: Zaslon ready to install new multifunctional radar on future Russian surface combatants

    Russian electronic warfare specialist JSC Zaslon said the company is ready to install a new generation of multipurpose radars on future Russian surface combatants. Speaking to Jane’s at the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS) in St Petersburg, industry sources confirmed that the Zaslon

  • New antenna appears on Iranian frigate

    The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) has fitted what appears to be a new antenna to its frigate Alvand that may be for gathering electronic intelligence (ELINT). Fitted to the roof of the frigate's bridge on the starboard side, the antenna could be seen in imagery showing the ship during a

  • USN eyes HELIOS for laser weapon fit on DDG 51 Flight IIA destroyer

    The US Navy (USN) is advancing a fast-track plan to test a high-energy laser weapon system on a DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. A request for proposal (RFP) for what the navy now refers to as the High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) system

  • USN Trident trainer goes online

    The US Navy's (USN) newest submarine bridge trainer (SBT) has entered service at the Trident Training Facility (TRITRAFAC) in Bangor, Washington state. The trainer features a near life-size mockup of a generic submarine sail, the USN noted in a release, surrounding sailors with 18 channels of

  • Janus sets new standard for underwater communications

    Key Points The Janus protocol is now an approved NATO standard Janus has been extensively tested at sea in exercises involving a number of partners An underwater communications protocol developed by NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) has become the world’s

  • MAST Asia 2017: NEC introduces second-generation underwater invasion warning system

    NEC Corporation has developed an improved variant of its sonar-based underwater invasion warning system (UIWS). Speaking at the MAST Asia 2017 exhibition in Tokyo, Makoto Ogawa, a member of the corporation's Radio Application Division, said that the new model will provide a more reliable deterrent

  • Lockheed Martin eyes European opportunities for CMS 330

    Ottawa-based Lockheed Martin Canada is experiencing increased international demand for the Combat Management System (CMS) 330. The Chilean Navy has selected the CMS 330 for the upgrade of its ex-Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigates on 23 May and the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) awarded Lockheed Martin

  • Northrop Grumman's BlueWASP eases burden on radar operators

    Northrop Grumman announced in May that it has been demonstrating its BlueWASP (Wide Area Situational Processor) system to the US Navy (USN). The system is designed to improve situational awareness for radar analysts and operators, drawing their attention to developments in the sea space by

  • Beijing plans underwater monitoring system in East and South China seas, says report

    China plans to build a massive underwater monitoring system that will cover the disputed East and South China seas, according to a 29 May report by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper. The central government in Beijing recently approved the CNY2 billion (USD293 million)

  • Containerised TRAPS compact ASW sonar set for delivery to RCN

    Key Points The containerised TRAPS system is being developed under a BCIP contract Delivery to DRDC is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017, with sea trials to follow from an MCDV Canadian marine acoustics house GeoSpectrum Technologies is to deliver a containerised lightweight low frequency

  • SEA enhances DECKsim functionality

    Cohort subsidiary SEA has introduced a series of enhancements and extensions to its DECKsim flight deck simulation suite. As well as integrating virtual reality and augmented reality goggles into the DECKsim product, the company has also developed a new Ship/Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL)

  • IMDEX 2017: ST Marine positions integrated mast solution for retrofit markets

    Building on its success with the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), ST Marine is marketing the integrated modular mast (IMM) system found on the Al-Ofouq class patrol vessel for retrofit markets. A model to showcase the mast, which has been designed with inputs from several original equipment manufacturers

  • Kazakh Navy's UMIS completes sea acceptance trials

    The Unmanned Mine Counter Measure Integrated System (UMIS) delivered by French company ECA Group to the Kazakh Naval Forces (KNF) has successfully completed sea acceptance trials and is now fully operational. Alatau , the KNF's first Russian-built Lida (Project 10750E)-class mine countermeasure

  • IMDEX 2017: Controp launches iSea-20HD EO/IR payload

    Israel's Controp Precision Technologies has expanded its iSea 20 series of compact electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) maritime payloads with the iSea-20HD system. Announced at the IMDEX exhibition being held in Singapore from 16-18 May, the iSea-20HD payload joins the basic iSea-20 - which is

  • Thales tests SMART-L MM/N BMD radar ahead of lead ship set delivery

    Key Points The RNLN's four LCF frigates will all receive the new SMART-L MM/N extended long-range radar The RNLN plans to conduct a test of the new BMD processing functionality in the forthcoming Exercise 'Formidable Shield 2017' Thales Nederland is on course to perform factory acceptance testing

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