• 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

  • New Zealand's OPVs complete Typhoon gun acceptance trials

    The Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN's) Otago-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), HMNZS Otago and HMNZS Wellington , have completed successful acceptance trials of the Typhoon naval gun system, an RNZN spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 20 August. The trials were conducted over 11-12 August at an

  • Philippines sets aside USD57 million to arm new frigates

    The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has set aside PHP2.5 billion (USD57 million) to procure weapon systems and armaments for its two new-build light frigates, according to Patrick Velez, the assistant defence secretary for acquisition, installations, and logistics. According to

  • Indonesian attack craft complete test of C-705 missile system

    The Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) first two KCR-40-class attack craft, KRI Clurit and KRI Kujang , have completed sea acceptance tests of its C-705 surface-to-surface missiles' fire-control system. According to a statement issued by the TNI-AL's Western

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  • USN bolsters Laser Maverick stockpile

    Key Points The USN is purchasing more AGM-65E2/L laser-guided Maverick close-air-support missiles The out-of-production laser-guided Maverick was recently reconstituted by the USAF as a result of operational experience during Operation 'Iraqi Freedom' The US Navy (USN) has awarded Raytheon a
  • 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

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  • 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

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