• Brazilian Niterói-class frigates to receive weapon system improvements

    Brazilian privately run company CONSUB Defesa e Tecnologia is to modernise the Brazilian Navy's six Niterói-class frigates' SICONTA Mk2 (Sistema de Controle Tático e de Armas) tactical and weapon control system, the company told IHS Jane's. Under Project 'Phoenix', the current

  • Euronaval 2016: Saab's lightweight torpedo to enter the water in 2017

    Key Points Swedish Light Weight Torpedo to enter water at Saab's training facility in 2017 The company says it is on track to deliver the system on time to the Royal Swedish Navy Sweden's new lightweight torpedo is due to enter the water for the first time in 2017, manufacturer Saab has

  • Analysis: Mystery of the Red Sea missiles continues

    ANALYSIS It is still unclear what missiles and target acquisition systems the Yemeni rebels are using. AFP cited an unidentified senior defence official as saying they are believed to have a type of the Chinese-made C-802 anti-ship missiles. That could be interpreted as a reference to Iran's Noor

  • Longbow Hellfire missile module passes restrained firing test

    Key Points A restrained firing test of the AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missile has been performed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division The USN is planning to deploy the Longbow Hellfire missile on board an LCS by the end of 2017 The US Navy (USN) has successfully completed a

  • Sea Venom/ANL development continues ahead of flight testing

    Key Points Five development firings are planned on the DGA Essais de missiles range on the Ile du Levant to qualify the Sea Venom/ANL missile Missile qualification is expected to be complete by the end of 2018 MBDA will begin a series of guided firings of the Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile in

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  • Scorpion jet performs first weapons trials

    Textron AirLand conducted the first air-to-surface weapons trials of its Scorpion jet during a series of live-firings at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in mid-October. The firings, which took place from 10 to 14 October and announced on 19 October, saw the Scorpion fire the Lockheed
  • Ukrainian firm develops handheld variant of AGS-17

    Kiev-based company Precision Systems has developed a new, handheld version of the Russian-made KBP AGS-17 30 mm automatic grenade launcher, which was displayed for the first time at Ukraine's AviaSvit/Arms and Security show, held in Kiev from 11 to 14 October. Speaking to IHS Jane's at the show,