• Brazil to receive first modernised Super Lynx helicopters

    The Brazilian Navy will receive the first two upgraded AgustaWestland Super Lynx AH-11B naval helicopters in February, the service told Jane’s on 16 January. Leonardo Helicopters is modernising eight Super Lynx AH-11As under a June 2014 contract issued by the Brazilian Navy Aeronautical

  • Thales details POLA role

    Thales has revealed the full scope of the mission suite it is supplying for the Mexican Navy’s new Patrullera Oceánica de Largo Alcance (POLA) vessel ARM Reformador . Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) was awarded a contract for the POLA programme in early 2017. The ship is a

  • Philippine commissions third, fourth Boracay-class patrol vessels

    Key Points The Philippine Coast Guard has inducted the final Boracay-class vessels ordered in a 2012 contract Vessels will be jointly operated by customs and coastguard officials to bolster the country’s anti-smuggling efforts The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned its third and

  • Initial source selection in progress for US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft and new UAS

    The US Army is on track to move out with contract awards for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competitive prototype (FARA CP), as well as the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS). Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Cross Functional Team Director Brigadier General Walter Rugen laid out

  • Norway orders M2A2N machine guns and more HK416N rifles

    US Ordnance has been selected to supply 1,300 M2A2N heavy machine guns (HMGs) with quick change barrels, Forsvarsmateriell, the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, announced on 10 January. The seven-year framework agreement includes spare parts, tools, and other materiel to replace Norway’s

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  • Raytheon to upgrade USMC Hornets with new AESA radar

    Raytheon has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. The company announced on 15 January that it will fit its AN/APG-79(V)4 AESA radar to equip the USMC’s F/A-18C/D
  • 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


  • 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