• Euronaval 2014: UK receives new 4.5-inch illuminating ammunition

    BAE Systems Munitions has begun production deliveries of two new 4.5-inch ammunition types for the UK Royal Navy (RN), to replace the navy's obsolete 'star shell' (MONICA) White Light capability. Begun in 2011 following Operation 'Ellamy' - the UK's contribution to the international military

  • Ex-US frigate gun components recovered for US Coast Guard

    Mk 75 Mod 0 76 mm/62 calibre gun components are being recovered from five decommissioned US Navy (USN) FFG 7 Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates for re-use by the US Coast Guard (USCG). A licence-built version of the Oto Melara 76/62 Compact gun - the Mk 75 Mod 0 - was built

  • UK contracts for top-up Tomahawk buy

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed an order for a further 20 UGM-109E Tomahawk Block IV land attack cruise missiles, but has declined to reveal whether it plans to expand the UK's Tomahawk inventory. Royal Navy (RN) Trafalgar- and Astute-class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs)

  • US ONR solicits for non-lethal maritime weapons

    Key Points US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is seeking proposals for next-generation non-lethal vessel immobilisation and counter-personnel systems Department of Defense (DoD) seeks to reduce system size, weight, and cost while significantly enhancing performance The US Office of Naval Research

  • Pentagon report says Iran is fielding anti-ship ballistic missiles

    Iran's Khalij Fars anti-ship ballistic missile (AShBM) - a weapon that could shift the military balance in the Gulf region - is being delivered to operational units, according to the US Department of Defense's annual report to Congress on the Islamic Republic's military capabilities. "Tehran


  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Choosing sides - Islamic State's influence in South Asia

    Islamic State's presence in South Asia is on the rise, as an increasing number of young people are being radicalised and joining the group. Bibhu Prasad Routray examines Islamic State's expansion and the rising threat it poses to the region.
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  • Lockheed Martin to upgrade F-22 for AIM-9X missile

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a USD33.4 million contract to modify its F-22 Raptor combat aircraft to carry the Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile (AAM). The contract, which was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 24 October, will see Lockheed Martin upgrade 220 AIM-9
  • Belarus developing new RPG

    Key Points Belarus' BSVT is developing a new type of RPG launcher It is understood the weapon will be manufactured in partnership with Russia Belarussian company Belspetsvneshtechnika (BSVT) is developing a new rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher, IHS Jane's understands. The new weapon


  • Centurion Trainable Launcher

    Type Multipurpose launcher system. Development The need for increasing speed of reaction required to respond to the detection of threat missiles and torpedoes against surface ships, has driven the design philosophy for several decoy launching systems. The Chemring solution is provided by their

  • Sea Protector

    Type Small-calibre close-in remote weapon mounting. Development Sea Protector has been adapted from the M151 PROTECTOR armoured vehicle mounting to provide naval close-in protection. It shares the same basic architecture, while introducing selected component changes and an enhanced stabilisation

  • BM 802

    Type Modular multifunction display system. Development The BM 802 family of displays has been designed to display and process data for a variety of functions including weapon guidance, tactical display, sonar displays and simulation. Description The BM 802 is for distributed architecture

  • FIM-43 Redeye/FIM-92 Stinger

    Type Short range air-defence system. Development FIM-43 Redeye The Redeye air-defence missile project can be traced back to earlier gun-based systems developed after the Second World War. The first project, also called Stinger, dates from 1948 and was a towed or self-propelled radar-controlled