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German Navy acquires C2 maritime solution

By Olivia Savage 03 August 2023
A screenshot of Systematic's SitaWare Maritime command-and-control software, which is being procured for the German Navy. (Systematic)  Systematic has been contracted by the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to deliver SitaWare Headquarters (HQ) add-ons – Maritime and Fusion – to the German Navy, the company announced on 1 August.  The contract is part of the German Mission Network Block 2 (GMN 2) project, the company said. The intention of GMN is to integrate and harmonise...

Poland and US achieve artillery command-and-control system interoperability

By Jakub Link-Lenczowski 03 August 2023
WB Electronics exhibited the full Topaz ICMS hardware configuration for the FONET network at Eurosatory 2022. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)    Poland has proven the interoperability of its army's    Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS)    with US artillery command-and-control systems. During trials at Poland's War Studies University in Rembertów from 7 to 21 July, Topaz was successfully plugged into the Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities (ASCA) interface.   To join ASCA, Poland must prove the interoper...

Israeli company launches satellite for Singapore government

By Olivia Savage 01 August 2023
The DS-SAR satellite launched onboard the ISRO's PSLV-C56 rocket in India on 30 July. (Indian Space Research Organisation )  Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) successfully launched its Earth observation satellite – DS-SAR – into space onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C56) from Sriharikota, India, the company announced on 30 July.  According to the announcement, the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite will be utilised by Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and ST Electronics.  DS-SAR features a SAR pay...

DCM Shriram manufactures Skylock's CUAS for Indian market

By Akshara Parakala 01 August 2023
DCM Shriram CUAS at Drone International Expo 2023. Pictured are the RF detector and jammer. (Janes/Akshara Parakala)  Israeli Avnon Group's Skylock has partnered with India's DCM Shriram Industries Ltd to manufacture the former's VIP Dome Pro under the name DCM portable counter-unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) system.    The venture is aimed at the Indian market, a DCM Shriram official told   Janes   at the 4th Drone International Expo 2023 held in New Delhi from 26 to 27 July.   Manufacturing work started in 2022, and DCM S...

Naviris, Eurosam awarded contract for Horizon-class MLU programme

By Kate Tringham & Richard Scott 01 August 2023
The four Horizon-class anti-air warfare frigates in service with the navies of France and Italy. (Thales)  Naviris and Eurosam have been awarded a EUR1.5 billion (USD1.7 billion) contract from the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) for the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of four Franco-Italian Horizon-class anti-air warfare (AAW) frigates.  The contract follows a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by representatives from Italy and France at the Paris Air Show on 20 June.  Built under a joint programme between Fincantieri and Nav...

NNS awarded aircraft carrier maintenance contract as USN faces hurdles in public yard improvement programme

By Michael Fabey 01 August 2023
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS   Theodore Roosevelt  underwent maintenance in San Diego in 2016. The navy awarded a contract to NNS for maintenance work on Nimitz-class and Ford-class carriers in the region.  (Tony Roper)  The US Navy (USN) awarded Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), cost-plus incentive and award contract with a potential total value of USD528.4 million over five years, if all options are exercised, for aircraft carrier maintenance in San Diego,...

Denmark replacing radars in coastal regions

By Olivia Savage 31 July 2023
Denmark will replace the RAT-31 DL radar situated in Bornholm, at the very east of Denmark in the Baltic Sea. (Selex ES)  Denmark is to replace two of its coastal air-defence radars to enhance the surveillance of its airspace, Janes has learnt.  A Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) spokesperson informed Janes on 26 July that the authority plans to replace the Alenia Marconi Systems S-723 Martello 3D radar on the island of Bornholm and the Leonardo RAT-31 DL (previously Selex) radar in Skagen.  The spokesp...

Raytheon UK eyes US opportunities and APNT role for Landshield, receives further UK orders

By Giles Ebbutt 31 July 2023
Raytheon UK's Landshield (left) and Landshield Plus (right) GPS defensive antennas displayed at the DSEI 2019 exhibition. (Janes/Giles Ebbutt)  RTX business unit Raytheon UK is “seeking ways to get involved in the US Army Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing System (MAPS) and Dismounted APS (DAPS) programmes”, Toby Marshall, the company's head of business development and strategy for sensors told Janes, adding that they would position the Landshield Global Positioning System (GPS) defence device as part of a potential solution....

Pentagon, Joint Staff drafting CJADC2 campaign plan

By Carlo Munoz 31 July 2023
USAF Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) specialists conduct reconnaissance training in August 2021 in preparation for JADC2 and precision deep strike (RaPDS) capabilities. (US Air Force)  US Department of Defense (DoD) officials are conducting a series of analyses, geared towards developing a new campaign plan for the Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) capability, which when complete will update the department's current CJADC2 implementation plan.  “When you look at the [CJADC2] implementation plan ... it is saying the enti...

IDEF 2023: Meteksan unveils Retinar AESA multimission radar

By Nicholas Fiorenza 28 July 2023
Meteksan unveiled the Retinar AESA radar at IDEF 2023. (Janes/Nicholas Fiorenza)  Meteksan unveiled the Retinar active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar at the 16th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) held from 25 to 28 July in Istanbul. The software-defined multimission radar is designed for counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UASs), point air-defence systems, and surveillance systems.  Ödül Öden, Meteksan's international sales manager, told Janes on 27 July that the radar has 90° azimuth and elevation and operates in the S-b...

IDEF 2023: Armelsan develops Turkey's first locally designed helicopter dipping sonar

By Prathamesh Karle 28 July 2023
Armelsan's Orkun 2053 helicopter dipping sonar on display at IDEF 2023. (Janes/Prathamesh Karle)  Turkey's Armelsan Defence Technologies displayed for the first time a scale model of its locally designed and developed Orkun-2053 helicopter dipping sonar at the 16th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF), held from 25 to 28 July in Istanbul.  The sonar is designed for operating in both deep and shallow waters. The overall weight of the system – including the winch and the cable – is around 270 kg. It has an operating depth of 350 m and is...

UK sets out future space domain awareness requirements

By Olivia Savage 28 July 2023
RAF Flylingdales in North Yorkshire supports the UK Space Operations Centre and is capable of tracking objects in space, including satellites and debris, up to 3,000 mile away. (DVIDS/Robert Lingley)  The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the UK Space Agency have published a joint space domain awareness (SDA) report that outlines their potential future requirements.  The requirements, as detailed in the Cross Government SDA Requirements Publication on 21 July, will be delivered within a dual-use military and civil SDA system of systems.  SDA i...

Australia downselects Systematic's SitaWare software for battlefield command project

By Oishee Majumdar 28 July 2023
Australian Army soldiers use Systematic's SitaWare suite at Exercise ‘Talisman Sabre' in July 2021. On 27 July 2023 Systematic announced that its SitaWare Headquarters and SitaWare Frontline have been downselected for Tranche 1 of the Australian Army's LAND 200 Phase 3 project. (Commonwealth of Australia)  The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has downselected elements of the SitaWare suite of battle management software (BMS) developed by Danish company Systematic for Tranche 1 of the Australian Army's LAND 200 Phase 3 project.  The Sita...

Update: Poland signs for Saab 340 AEW&C aircraft

By Gareth Jennings 26 July 2023
Poland is set to acquire two Saab 340 AEW&C aircraft from Sweden, with a contract now signed. (Saab)  Poland has signed a contract for Saab 340 Erieye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to protect its national airspace.  The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence of Poland, Mariusz Błaszczak, made the disclosure on 25 July, two months after announcing on 22 May that his country's government was in the advanced stages of negotiations with Sweden to acquire such a capability.  “Today, the [Polish] Armaments Agen...

IDEF 2023: Meteksan unveils shallow-water retractable sonar

By Prathamesh Karle 26 July 2023
Meteksan unveiled its new Yakamos-RT sonar at the IDEF 2023 exhibition in Istanbul. (Janes/Prathamesh Karle)  Turkey's Meteksan Defence unveiled a new retractable sonar, named Yakamos-RT, at the 16th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) held from 25 to 28 July in Istanbul.    The sonar is an improved version of the Yakamos 2020 developed by Meteksan and is designed for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations in shallow waters. It was developed with the need to equip smaller surface combatants, such as patrol boats and unmanned surf...

US naval leaders plan to stress live and virtual global forces with the ‘Large Scale Exercise 2023'

By Michael Fabey 26 July 2023
During ‘Large Scale Exercise 2021', Marine KC-130J loadmaster deployed a Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System launcher. The US Navy and the US Marine Corps forces expect to conduct similar and expanded operations for ‘Large Scale Exercise 2023'. (US Marine Corps)  Leaders from the US Navy (USN) and the US Marine Corps (USMC) said they expect this year's ‘Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2023', which takes place from 9 to 18 August, to push the US naval forces and command to the limit around the globe.  “We've not done anything like th...

Australia releases image of Chinese intelligence ship amid major exercise

By Ridzwan Rahmat 25 July 2023
The image of a Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon aircraft overflying a Chinese Dongdiao-class intelligence ship, released by the Australian Department of Defence amid Exercise ‘Talisman Sabre' 2023. (Commonwealth of Australia)  The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has released images of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessel that is said to be on passage near the country while Canberra hosts a large-scale military exercise.  These images, which were released by the DoD on 24 July, depict a Royal Australian Air Force (RAA...

Poland signs for Saab 340 AEW&C aircraft

By Gareth Jennings 25 July 2023
Poland is set to acquire two Saab 340 AEW&C aircraft from Sweden, with a contract now signed. (Saab)  Poland has signed a contract for Saab 340 Erieye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to protect its national airspace.  The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence of Poland, Mariusz Błaszczak, made the disclosure on 25 July, two months after announcing on 22 May that his country's government was in the advanced stages of negotiations with Sweden to acquire such a capability.  “Today, the [Polish] Armaments Agen...

DroneShield shifts C-UAS development focus to software, AI

By Gerrard Cowan 24 July 2023
DroneOptID utilises AI and is updated on a quarterly basis. It focuses on sensors such as thermal and electro-optical cameras. (DroneShield)  The US government has awarded DroneShield a USD33 million order, the largest to date for the counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) and electronic warfare (EW) company.    DroneShield CEO Oleg Vornik told   Janes  that the company could not disclose the details of the new contract, although he said it is tied to drone detection and defeat technology. It followed a USD9.9 million order...

China deploys remotely operated vehicles for mine countermeasures

By Oishee Majumdar & Prathamesh Karle 20 July 2023
The PLAN has been deploying remotely operated vehicles alongside its Wozang-class vessels (pictured) to enhance mine countermeasure operations. (Chinese Ministry of National Defense)  The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has been experimenting with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) that can support mine countermeasure (MCM) operations.    The PLAN's Northern Theater Command explored “new patterns of unmanned integrated minesweeping procedures” using two ROVs in a recent exercise conducted in the Yellow Sea (West Sea), state-owned new...
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