• 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

  • DDG 1000 to start navigation certification, crew qualifications

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is getting ready to conduct navigational certifications and crew qualifications, the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) told Jane’s . The ship is getting ready to get under way for the certifications and qualifications after having

  • Ecuadorian Navy receives two modernised Corvettes

    The Ecuadorian Navy received corvettes Manabi (CM 12) and Loja (CM 16) from the state-run shipyard Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (ASTINAVE) on 15 November, following extensive modernisation of the ships. ASTINAVE’s Project Jupiter included upgrades to three Esmeralda-class corvettes. The

  • USN sets sights on 2024 for NGJ-LB operational prototype

    The US Navy (USN) is targeting 2024 to field an operational prototype of its Next Generation Jammer – Low Band (NGJ-LB) system on the EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft. Disclosure of the service’s aggressive schedule comes less than a month after the Naval Air

  • India fast-tracks purchase of MH-60R helicopters

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a letter of request (LOR) to the US government on 15 November regarding the intended purchase of 24 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multirole naval helicopters for the Indian Navy (IN). IN officials told Jane’s that the long-delayed request to

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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

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    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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