• Cyber scourge: Battling Advanced Persistent Threats

    Key Points APTs, considered one of the most serious cyber threats, are typically more targeted than other types of cyber attack The threats are considered highly relevant for armed forces, with militaries facing many of the same cyber vulnerabilities as other users There are varying definitions

  • DSME hands over Thailand’s first DW3000 frigate

    Key Points The Royal Thai Navy has received its first South Korean-built multipurpose frigate The vessel will bolster the country’s anti-submarine capabilities and is on track for commissioning in 2019 South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has delivered

  • Production of Australia’s Hawkei vehicle hit by reliability issues

    Reliability issues continue to delay the start of full-rate production of the Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle – Light for the Australian Army, Defence Secretary Greg Moriarty has disclosed. In a statement included in an 18 December report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) on

  • Bundeswehr releases report on July 2017 Tiger helicopter crash in Mali

    The Bundeswehr announced on its website on 12 December that it submitted a report to the German parliament's defence committee on the 26 July 2017 crash of a Tiger combat helicopter supporting the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which killed the two pilots.

  • NAVSEA funds Raytheon for development of SM-2 Block IIIC active upgrade

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a sole-source contract for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the new Block IIIC variant of the Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) anti-air warfare missile. Being developed under the SM-2 Improvement programme,

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  • NATO completes E-3A GATM upgrades

    The last of 14 Boeing E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to be upgraded for operations in commercial airspace has been delivered back to NATO, the company announced on 18 December. With the first aircraft having been fitted with Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) technology
  • 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
  • NATO completes E-3A GATM upgrades

    The last of 14 Boeing E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to be upgraded for operations in commercial airspace has been delivered back to NATO, the company announced on 18 December. With the first aircraft having been fitted with Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) technology

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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

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