• UK contracts for additional Phalanx Block 1B buy

    Key Points UK contracts Babcock to deliver four Phalanx Block 1B CIWS upgrade kits and their embodiment on four Land Phalanx weapons systems being returned to original marinised configuration for the Royal Navy Three of the four systems are destined for new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

  • Analysis: Iranian navy up-arms old patrol boats with anti-ship missiles

    The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) appears to be replicating the capabilities of the naval wing of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) by arming more of its small vessels with anti-ship missiles. While this could indicate that the IRIN is receiving more resources so it can turn

  • Airshow China 2014: Norinco unveils CS/AR-1 55 mm anti-frogman system

    China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) showcased a new indigenously developed shipboard counter-measures system for defeating hostile frogman activities at Airshow China 2014, which is being held in Zhuhai 11-16 November. Designated the CS/AR-1 55 mm anti-frogman rocket launcher, the weapon

  • DCNS contracts Oto Melara to supply 76/62 SRMF guns for Egypt's Gowinds

    Oto Melara has been contracted by DCNS to supply four 76/62 Super Rapid Multi Feeding (SRMF) guns to equip four new Gowind 2500 corvettes ordered by Egypt. The SRMF variant enables the automatic selection of the most appropriate ammunition in the gun magazine. IHS Jane's revealed in June 2014 that

  • Gabon selects Nexter guns for naval vessels

    Gabon has selected Nexter Systems 20 mm Narwhal remote control naval guns for its Raidco RPB20 patrol boats and the new ocean patrol vessel (OPV) that it has on order, the French company announced today. The French shipyard Piriou announced on 29 October that it would build a 58 m OPV for delivery

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  • USAF approves JASSM-ER FRP

    Key Points JASSM-ER is expected to enter FRP in 2017 Lockheed Martin is capable of producing up to 360 of the stealthy cruise missiles per year The US Air Force (USAF) has approved full-rate production (FRP) for the Lockheed Martin AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range
  • Analysis: Hamas displays long-range rockets

    The Palestinian militant group Hamas provided an insight into its rocket manufacturing programme on 14 December when it paraded its longer-range models for the first time through Gaza city. The rockets on display included the self-produced J-90 and R-160, as well as a quad launcher for the M-75 and


  • 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

  • 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