• PTDI receives two Bell 412EPI helicopters for Indonesian Army

    Two of the nine Bell 412EPI helicopters ordered in January 2019 by the Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat or TNI-AD) have been handed over to PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for customisation work. Bell, a subsidiary of Textron, announced in a 4 December statement that the

  • Russia’s Kuznetsov carrier catches fire

    A fire broke out on the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov at a dock in Murmansk, northwestern Russia, state news agency TASS reported on 12 December, citing a source in the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies, and Elimination of Consequences of Natural

  • Denmark and Netherlands procure Leguan AVLBs

    Denmark has ordered Leguan armoured vehicle launched bridges (AVLBs) from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), the company announced in a press release on 12 December, two days after it reported that the Netherlands received its first two of the systems. The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics

  • No hand at the helm: US Navy pushes ahead with unmanned surface vessel development

    The USN is accelerating its bid to field a new fleet of unmanned surface vessels that could interact with the rest of the force in tactical situations. Christopher P Cavas reports A corvette-like vessel manoeuvres on a distant sea, periodically changing course and speeds to get into a firing

  • Thales under contract for F-110 ASW sonar suite

    Thales has been contracted to provide the integrated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonar suites for the Spanish Navy’s five new F-110 frigates. A contract valued at EUR165.5 million (USD184.3 million) was awarded by prime contractor Navantia on 11 December 2019. Navantia and the Ministry of

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  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47