• 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

  • Naval research effort seeks Li-ion replacement

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a family of zinc-based batteries that could provide a safer and more affordable alternative to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries (LIBs). The US Navy (USN) has been seeking an alternative to fire-prone LIBs and concerns about LIBs have led the

  • Russia's Northern Fleet first to receive newest EW systems

    Russia's Northern Fleet (Severnyy Flot: SF) is the first to receive the new 'Svet' and 'Samarkand' electronic warfare (EW) systems, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 15 April. SF EW Chief of Staff Captain Valery Lukoyanov revealed that the systems already entered service early in 2017 and

  • Royal Thai Navy expands networked naval simulation capability with new Rheinmetall system

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has acquired a naval warfare training simulator (NWTS) from Rheinmetall. The system, which will be used to train RTN personnel for naval combat scenarios such as the prosecution of surface, aerial and underwater targets, and mine countermeasures operations, is scheduled to

  • Indian Navy receives locally developed submarine sonar suite, inertial navigation system

    Indian defence minister Arun Jaitley handed over three indigenously developed systems to the Indian Navy (IN) on 24 March, India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) said. Developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the naval systems presented to IN Chief of Staff Admiral

  • US Navy's minehunting Knifefish UUV swims through new test round

    The General Dynamics Mission Systems Knifefish team completed "a comprehensive evaluation" of Knifefish, an autonomous surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) the company is developing for the US Navy. Knifefish, which is designed to detect buried and bottom mines, is

  • South Korea names seventh KSS-2 submarine, targets launch for April

    Key Points South Korea is preparing to launch its seventh KSS-2 submarine Vessel will bolster the country's ability to conduct extended underwater operations The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has named its seventh Type 214 KSS 2-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) with air-independent

  • NATO allies to review possible naval mission in Eastern Mediterranean

    NATO is to review an appeal from its members Turkey and Germany for allied naval intervention to monitor the flow of migrants across the Aegean Sea, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. "The ministers will address this issue because the migration crisis is of great concern to

  • India expands defence collaboration with Malaysia and Singapore

    India has agreed to expand defence industrial co-operation with Malaysia and Singapore. The accords were announced during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four-day visit to Southeast Asia, which concluded on 24 November. During Modi's visit to Malaysia he pledged to enhance defence ties across

  • China, France sign technology co-operation agreements

    China and France have signed agreements to foster collaboration across a range of hi-tech sectors with many linked to defence. According to official statements on 30 January, the two countries will pursue co-operation programmes in sectors including commercial aerospace, nuclear technologies and

  • Atlas buys Marine Sonic Technology business

    The US subsidiary of Germany's Atlas Elektronik announced on 24 November that it has reached a deal to acquire the business of Marine Sonic Technology Limited (MSTL). The companies did not release the terms of the deal. Yorktown, Virginia-based MSTL specialises in high-resolution side scan sonar

  • US Navy trials Fire Scout with new maritime search radar

    The US Navy has begun trials of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter fitted with a new maritime surface search radar, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) disclosed on 16 June. Test sorties of the Fire Scout equipped with the Telephonics AN/ZPY-4(V)1 maritime search radar

  • South Korea to resume production of indigenous ASW missile

    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 25 May that it has improved the accuracy of a homegrown ship-launched anti-submarine missile and is on track towards restarting its mass production. The Korean Anti-Submarine Rocket (K-ASROC), or Hongsangeo as it is

  • Boeing conducts maiden flight of MSA

    Boeing has conducted the first flight of its business jet-based Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA), the company announced on 5 March. The four-hour flight, from Toronto's Pearson International Airport on 28 February, involved a Bombardier Challenger 604 testbed platform with structural and system

  • Update: Australia signs up for Poseidon

    The Australian government has approved the acquisition of eight Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft, the Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 21 February. The first aircraft will be delivered in 2017, with all eight aircraft to be fully operational by 2021. The government has

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