• Elettronica demonstrates DIRCM technology for ship self-defence

    Italy’s Elettronica has disclosed details of the company-funded development and demonstration of a shipborne electro-optical countermeasures (EOCM) system derived from airborne directed infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) technology. Leveraging technology from the EuroDIRQM DIRCM system being

  • Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker costs rise

    The Canadian government has acknowledged that the cost of three medium icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has increased by CAD217 million (USD165 million). Budgetary documents released in the House of Commons show that the government now plans to spend CAD827 million on the three

  • CASC expands Tian Lei precision missile family with TL-4 ATGM

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has expanded its Tian Lei (Sky Thunder) family of precision guided missiles with the ground-based short-range Tian Lei-4 (TL-4) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Developed by the 41st Institute of CASC’s 4th Academy – also known

  • Turn a different corner: Sylena soft-kill system seeks to put chaff in the past

    Key Points Lacroix Defense advocates corner reflector decoy technology because it is omni-directional, produces a high radar cross section, and presents characteristics similar to those of a ship The company has to date secured orders for more than 25 examples of its Sylena decoy launch system

  • UK plans trial of rescue UAS system from RN ship

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is funding the at-sea demonstration of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed to find and aid personnel who have fallen overboard. The demonstration will be staged from a Royal Navy (RN) vessel. Developed by Roke Manor Research under the Defence Science and

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  • FNSS to show Marine Assault Vehicle in 2019

    The first examples of the Turkish Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) – called the Zaha project – are to be unveiled at the IDEF Defence Exhibition to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2019, Jane’s has learnt. FNSS Savunma Sistemleri and the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM)
  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was
  • US Air Force announces B-21 support bases

    Key Points The US Air Force has selected Tinker and Edwards AFBs as main B-21 support bases Tinker AFB has a long history in aircraft maintenance, while Edwards AFB has previously hosted experimental aircraft The US Air Force (USAF) has selected Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, and Edwards


  • 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