HEADLINES

  • Malaysia allocates MYR50 million towards acquisition of coastal radars in 2018 budget

    The Malaysian government will set aside MYR250 million (USD59 million) from its 2018 national budget to enhance security within the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZONE), the country’s Prime Minister Najib Razak announced via a parliamentary speech on 27 October. The funds will include MYR50

  • BAE Systems looks to harness electromagnetic spectrum for enhanced sensing

    BAE Systems is ‘borrowing from nature’ to develop advanced concepts in the electromagnetic spectrum, according to Professor Nick Colosimo, the company’s Principal Technologist in Disruptive Technologies. Speaking at the IQPC Disruptive Technologies in Defence Conference on 25

  • Digitech launches C-UAV systems

    The Qingdao-based Digitech Info Technology (Digitech) unveiled its JAM family of indigenously developed counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems at the latest Ocean Sciences and Technology Exhibition. The range comprises the vehicle-mounted JAM-1000, the manportable JAM-2000, and the static

  • US Army’s Kestrel Eye micro satellite deploys in space

    The US Army’s Kestrel Eye electro-optical (EO) micro satellite, which the service hopes can improve situational awareness for brigade combat teams, was deployed into space and activated on 24 October, Army Space and Missile Command announced on 25 October. Kestrel Eye is, for now, a

  • US Army begins the hunt to replace its Patriot radar system

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has begun the initial effort towards finding a surveillance radar for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense (LTAMD) sensor capability. A key objective of the LTAMDS acquisition programme is to upgrade or replace the current Phased Array Tracking Radar to

  • BAE Systems develops cyber threat detection for military aircraft

    BAE Systems is expanding its aircraft threat detection capabilities to go beyond kinetic threats into the cyber realm, developing new capabilities including systems analysis, reverse engineering, and intrusion detection, in order to defend aircraft from cyber attacks. In particular, the company is

  • Hyundai selects SharpEye navigation radar system for Philippine Navy frigates

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has contracted Kelvin Hughes to supply its I-band and E/F-band SharpEye navigation radars, along with associated bridge displays, for two new frigates that will be delivered to the Philippine Navy (PN). HHI signed a PHP15,744,571,584 (USD307

  • Greece upgrades F-16s

    The US State Department has approved Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of equipment for the upgrade of 123 Greek F-16s to the Block V configuration, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 17 October. The USD2.4 billion upgrade includes APG-83 active electronically scanned array (AESA)

  • Kongsberg ASW sonar selected for Swedish corvette upgrade

    Key Points Kongsberg Maritime’s ST2400 compact active variable depth sonar is to be retrofitted to the RSwN Göteborg-class corvettes HMS Gävle and HMS Sundsvall Gävle and Sundsvall will be redelivered to the RSwN in 2020 Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted by Saab to

  • NATO urged to rapidly absorb AI into its command and control

    NATO advisers and industry are urging the allies to rapidly absorb artificial intelligence software into their militaries’ observe, orient, decide, act (OODA) loop or risk seeing the latter collapse in the face of adversaries’ increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence

  • Singapore acquires AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire target acquisition radars

    The US government has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD63 million firm, fixed-price contract in support of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procurement effort of six AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire target acquisition radars destined for Singapore, according to federal contracting documents reviewed by Jane's on 21

  • UPDATE: USN's Next Generation Jammer transitions into development

    Key Points The Next Generation Jammer is being developed by Raytheon to replace the EA-18G's legacy ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod NGJ Increment 1 addresses mid-band capabilities, with Increments 2 (low- band) and 3 (high-band) to follow The Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment 1 (Inc 1)

  • Aegis testing on Australia's first air warfare destroyer initiated

    Integration and testing of the Aegis combat system aboard Australia's first-of-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), Hobart , has begun, Lockheed Martin announced on 30 March. Lockheed Martin said the AWD test team, responsible for testing the combat system to ensure the equipment is properly

  • Motor Sich proposes Ukrainian Mi-8 MSB-V upgrades, new variants

    Ukraine's Motor Sich is offering a number of indigenously developed enhancements for the Ukrainian army's Mi-8 MSB-V medium multirole helicopters, which are aimed at addressing threats posed by anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by pro-Russian separatist militants in the contested eastern region

  • South Korea names seventh KSS-2 submarine, targets launch for April

    Key Points South Korea is preparing to launch its seventh KSS-2 submarine Vessel will bolster the country's ability to conduct extended underwater operations The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has named its seventh Type 214 KSS 2-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) with air-independent

  • NATO allies to review possible naval mission in Eastern Mediterranean

    NATO is to review an appeal from its members Turkey and Germany for allied naval intervention to monitor the flow of migrants across the Aegean Sea, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. "The ministers will address this issue because the migration crisis is of great concern to

  • Surface Navy 2016: L-3 KEO redesigns its MK 20 with new modular EOSS

    US sensor and weapon systems manufacturer L-3 KEO has developed a new ship-based electro-optical sensor system (EOSS) that has reduced the size, weight, and power requirements over the current MK 20 Mod 0 in use on US Navy surface combatants, US Coast Guard National Security Cutters, and a number of

  • India expands defence collaboration with Malaysia and Singapore

    India has agreed to expand defence industrial co-operation with Malaysia and Singapore. The accords were announced during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four-day visit to Southeast Asia, which concluded on 24 November. During Modi's visit to Malaysia he pledged to enhance defence ties across

  • Russia reveals 3M-14T cruise missile range

    Key Points Russia has conducted its first operational deployment of the domestic 3M-14T system The apparent precision of Kalibr-NK/3M-14T missiles suggests the possibility of an alternative terminal guidance solution The launch of a salvo of some 26 cruise missiles from Russian Federation Navy's

  • L-3 buys ISR apps provider ForceX

    L-3 Communications announced on 13 October that it had acquired intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems provider ForceX. ForceX specialises in ISR mission systems software and geospatial application technology programs, as well as training courseware, for the US Department of

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