• Defeating the missile threat [DSEI17D4]

    Thales and Leonardo are being funded by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to demonstrate the combined end-to-end performance of their respective Elix-IR infrared threat warning system (IRTWS) and Miysis Directed Infra-Red Counter Measures (DIRCM) system (pictured).

  • Ajax training solutions [DSEI17D4]

    Lockheed Martin UK is showcasing innovative training solutions for the British Army’s Ajax armoured vehicle programme at this year’s DSEI. The company recently passed its critical design review for the new systems, locking down the design with prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems-UK.

  • Extended teaming [DSEI17D4]

    Kongsberg and Thales have extended their teaming agreement that sees the latter manufacture the remote weapon stations for British Army vehicles under licence in the UK.

  • Radar test success [DSEI17D4]

    Hensoldt’s (Stand S6-315) new passive radar has proven its ability to operate in a clustered environment during a series of real scenario tests. It demonstrated an ability to detect a range of targets in mission scenarios in mountainous terrain that reflects the radar shadow. In parallel, the system quickly generated an up-to-date air picture at ranges of up to 200km.

  • Support to UK air defence team [DSEI17D4]

    BMT Asset Performance has secured a four-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to support the Air Defence & Electronic Warfare Systems (ADEWS) Delivery Team.

  • USMC to upgrade Hornets with new AESA radar

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. A request for information (RFI) issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on 20 March calls for a new AESA system to replace the incumbent
  • Australia declares IOC for P-8A ahead of schedule

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has declared initial operating capability (IOC) for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA), five months ahead of schedule. The milestone, which was announced by the service on 20 March, comes with six of the 12 aircraft currently under
  • JMSDF commissions new submarine rescue ship

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned the replacement submarine rescue ship JS Chiyoda in a ceremony held on 20 March in Okayama Prefecture in western Japan. The 128 m (420 ft)-long ship (with pennant number ASR 404) was inducted into the JMSDF's Submarine Flotilla 2, based in
  • USMC phases out expeditionary mortar system

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has phased out its General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) 120 mm Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS), an official revealed at the Omega Conferences & Events Mortar Systems conference held in Bristol, United Kingdom. Lieutenant Colonel Michael