• USN's fourth LCS conducts live-fire trials with surface warfare mission package

    USS Coronado , an Independence-class aluminium trimaran variant of the US Navy's (USN's) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), tracked and hit multiple small surface targets as part of live-fire tests conducted off the coast of California, officials announced on 13 August. Embarked with the LCS surface

  • USN lets contract to BAE Systems to upgrade Mk 45 naval gun systems

    The US Navy (USN) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to upgrade 10 Mk 45 naval gun systems intended for new construction Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers as well as Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers proceeding through modernisation, navy officials confirmed to IHS Jane's on

  • Malaysian Starstreak deal to feature trade-in of Starburst missiles

    Malaysia's Weststar Group has been appointed prime contractor by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to supply the Thales UK Starstreak high-velocity missile ground-based air-defence system to the Malaysian Army, it was announced on 3 August. Weststar did not reveal the value of the contract

  • SeaRAM set for Rota-based DDG 51 destroyers

    The US Navy (USN) is moving ahead with a fast-track programme to install Raytheon Missile Systems' Mk 15 Mod 31 SeaRAM inner-layer missile system on four DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided-missile destroyers forward deployed to Rota, Spain. Using funding reprogrammed from fiscal year 2015 (FY

  • Aselsan's Tork poised to enter hard-kill torpedo countermeasures market

    Key Points New Aselsan concept enters hard-kill 'anti-torpedo' market The torpedo countermeasures market, long-dominated by soft-kill methods, is evolving with new hard-kill concepts emerging Turkey's Aselsan has recently revealed a new weapon concept that joins the growing number of hard-kill

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  • New Zealand selects LMT rifle for Steyr replacement

    US small arms manufacturer Lewis Machine & Tool Co (LMT) has been named the preferred tenderer in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Individual Weapon Replacement programme. IHS Jane's understands that LMT's AR-15-derived CQB16 has been selected to replace the Steyr AUG A1 assault rifle in


  • HHQ-16

    Type Medium-range surface-to-air defence missile. Development The vertically launched HHQ-16 is a version of the Russian Shtil-1 (SA-N-7) series of missiles (with origins in the 9M38) already in service with the Peoples Liberation Army (Navy). It was developed under a joint venture, which

  • TVT-300

    Type Electro-optic/Infrared (EO/IR)/laser fire-control director Development The TVT-300 system was developed in the mid-1960s, most likely to meet a joint Swedish-Norwegian requirement. It appears to have entered service with the Norwegian frigate Oslo in January 1966, followed by the Swedish

  • 12.7 mm (and above) heavy calibre machine gun mountings

    Type Air-defence and surface-engagement mountings. Description Guns Heavy calibre (12.7 mm and above air-cooled) automatic weapons have been used both for surface engagements and air defence since the Second World War and can be installed in a variety of mountings (see Mountings). For example

  • Executive overview: IHS Jane's Weapons: Naval

    Above-water weapons Many leading world economies still face stagnation and in some cases deflation. Accordingly, defence spending remains generally low and cheaper equipment solutions are always being sought by governments. Nevertheless, technological advances are still being made involving a range