• Surface Navy 2019: USN employs Sea Hunter during surface-warfare training drills

    The US Navy (USN) has employed the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) prototype Sea Hunter in recent Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercises conducted by the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), Captain Christopher Barnes, SMWDC deputy

  • Latvian regulators put brakes on 4×4 contract

    The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been ordered to halt the EUR200 million (USD228 million) procurement of the Finnish-built Sisu Auto GTP for its long-running 4×4 tactical vehicle requirement following formal protests by two contractors in December 2018. Latvia’s Procurement

  • MINUSMA using RADA radars to protect bases

    Al Venter , Washington, DC The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is using radars made by Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries to provide its bases with early warning of incoming projectiles, according to an industry source. The source told

  • Surface Navy 2019: Combining gear bearing fails on LCS Detroit

    Combining gear equipment in another Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) propulsion plant needs to be repaired, according to US Navy (USN) and LCS programme officials familiar with the damage. “USS Detroit [LCS 7] experienced a bearing failure on its starboard combining gear,” USN

  • Indonesia designates sixth LPD as hospital ship

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy will soon have a second hospital ship The vessel will improve the service’s afloat HADR capabilities The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL’s) sixth landing platform dock (LPD) vessel has been configured as

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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