Royal Navy sets sights on new C-UAS solution

by Richard Scott

The UK Royal Navy (RN) has outlined plans to equip deployed ships with a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) solution that is able to detect, track, identify, and defeat nano, micro, and mini UAS threats.

In an Invitation To Tender (ITT) released on 13 September, Navy Command Headquarters has called for a first system to be delivered by mid-January 2022 to support a Fleet Minor Trial activity. Up to five follow-on systems could be procured.


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AFA 2021: USAF, Lockheed Martin select Collins Aerospace for new C-130J wheel, brakes

by Pat Host

The Collins Aerospace Goodrich C-130 Carbon Brake and Lock Ring Wheel. The company is providing the system to the USAF for 60 C-130Js. (Collins Aerospace)

The US Air Force (USAF) and Lockheed Martin have picked Collins Aerospace to provide boltless wheels and carbon brakes for 60 Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, according to a Collins Aerospace statement.


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UK to explore alternative PNT methods

by Richard Scott

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a cluster of contracts under which industry will explore novel means of timing and navigation in the event of disruption to global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs).

The Alternative Navigation research initiative will investigate alternative techniques to provide a position, navigation, and timing (PNT) solution in order to improve resilience to GNSS denial.


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UK to deploy more intelligence personnel to monitor Russia and China

by Tim Ripley

Additional UK military intelligence personnel are being deployed to overseas locations as part of growing strategic competition with Russia and China, according to the head of the UK's Defence Intelligence organisation.

During a rare public appearance at DSEI 2021 in London on 16 September, the organisation's chief, Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull, said this was part of a wider revamp of how Defence Intelligence gives early warning of crises to political decision makers and monitors the build-up of Chinese and Russian military capabilities.


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