• India re-issues tender for fleet support ships

    The Indian Navy’s fleet support ship (FSS) project is now up for tender once again after talks between Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) fell through. In pursuit of the tender, HSL issued a request for proposal (RFP) in early October 2018

  • Leonardo confirms first sales for Osprey 50 AESA radar

    The UK-based airborne radar and advanced targeting business of Leonardo Airborne and Space Systems has confirmed the first sales of a larger aperture variant of its Osprey X-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) multi-mode surveillance radar. While declining to identify its customers,

  • US to evaluate Saab GaN-based active aperture radar under FCT

    Saab is to supply a prototype gallium nitride (GaN)-based X-band Active Aperture radar unit to the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) for evaluation under the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Foreign Comparative Test (FCT) programme. US Naval Air Systems Command’s Naval Air Warfare

  • USMC touts F-35B readiness as flights are suspended

    A day after the US Marine Corps (USMC) commandant said the service’s first operational Lockheed Martin short-takeoff, vertical-landing F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) were exceeding readiness expectations, the JSF programme office has suspended all F-35 flights due to fuel-tube

  • US, international partners temporarily suspend some F-35 flight operations

    Key Points The US and its international F-35 partners temporarily suspended some flight operations on 11 October Inspectors searched for faulty fuel tubes The United States and its international Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) partners on 11 October temporarily

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  • Pilots warned of jamming threat in Eastern Med

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the possibility that Russian electronic warfare systems in Syria could disrupt commercial flights. The FAA posted a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on 9 October warning them to “be aware of possible loss of GNSS [global navigation satellite


  • 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