• ASC reveals job cuts as Air Warfare Destroyer work winds down

    Australian shipbuilder ASC has revealed that it is getting ready to cut further jobs from its workforce as work on the Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is completed. Australian media reported that the company had notified unions that 43 electricians, 11

  • Spain to buy IED jammers

    Spain is preparing to spend up to EUR85 million (USD98.5 million) on fitting new improvised explosive device (IED) jammers on military vehicles under a framework agreement up to 2021, the government announced on 11 October. The programme will be split into two phases. In the first phase, the

  • Brazilian frigate Defensora receives new surveillance system

    Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa, a Brazilian privately owned operation of Elbit Systems, is in the process of installing the Atena electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance system to Niterói-class frigate Defensora (F41) of the Brazilian Navy, replacing the EOS 400/10B sight. The system will be

  • Canadian frigate delayed again

    A long-awaited decision on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) frigate replacement programme has been delayed once more, although it is unclear for how long. In the official Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) update document released on 27 September, PSPC indicated no CSC design would

  • German SMArt 155 munition programme to start again

    Due to an additional demand for Sensor-fuzed Munition for Artillery 155 mm (Suchzunder Munition fur die Artillerie im Kaliber 155 mm: SMArt 155) artillery projectiles, the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Gesellschaft für Intelligente Wirksysteme mbH (GIWS) an initial Step 1

  • L3-Harris merger attempts to create ‘6th Prime’

    Two of the Unites States’ largest defence electronics and communications companies announced on 14 October that they had agreed to pursue a merger. L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation revealed details of an all-stock transaction, which would create a company with a market capitalisation of

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  • Pilots warned of jamming threat in Eastern Med

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the possibility that Russian electronic warfare systems in Syria could disrupt commercial flights. The FAA posted a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on 9 October warning them to “be aware of possible loss of GNSS [global navigation satellite

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