• DARPA seeks to model conflicts for military planners

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking to develop algorithms and new technologies to model the operational environment, enabling military planners to make more informed and quicker decisions. Today, the techniques for understanding the issues behind a conflict are labour

  • Indian Navy destroyer INS Delhi receives extensive combat systems makeover during MLU

    The Indian Navy’s Project 15 destroyer INS Delhi is receiving a major combat system upgrade as part of its ongoing mid-life upgrade (MLU). Imagery analysis suggests Delhi had entered its MLU cycle at Naval Dockyard Mumbai by May 2017 and work is currently ongoing. Under the destroyer’s

  • Systematic to supply Danish artillery system fire-support capability

    Danish software house Systematic has been awarded a contract by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver a new fire-support capability for the Danish Army’s latest artillery systems. The contract value was not released. The new function builds on the Fire

  • Russia reveals two new 1L122E-series air-defence radars

    Russia’s NNIIRT facility, part of the Almaz-Antey group, has detailed its latest 1L122E-series air-defence radar systems that it is now offering on the export market. The systems include the 1L122-1E tripod-mounted radar and the larger 1L122-2E that is typically mounted on the roof of a

  • Lockheed Martin demonstrates UCP TDU system at RIMPAC 2018

    Lockheed Martin is to support the special operations element of Rim of the Pacific (‘RIMPAC’) 2018 with a communications suite designed to enhance interoperability between participating partner nation forces (PNFs). Speaking to Jane’s at the inaugural ‘RIMPAC’

  • Indian Navy to trial new ESM system on Kamov Ka-31 helicopters

    The Indian Navy will trial a newly developed airborne electronic warfare (EW) system aboard its Kamov Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopter. A June 2018 tender document for the programme disclosed that the country’s Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) is seeking a vendor to

  • Netherlands details FOXTROT tactical communications update

    The Netherlands Armed Forces has revealed details of its next-generation ‘FOXTROT’ tactical communications programme. The programme aims to meet the needs of an “agile land force in terms of mobility, interoperability and security through the design of high quality and robust

  • Qorvo offers new compact FEMs for future radars

    Qorvo has introduced ultra-compact, gallium nitride (GaN) X-Band front end modules (FEMs) for next-generation radar applications. The export-compliant FEMs are designed for use in active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems and enable Qorvo to provide four functions – low noise

  • Singapore develops trainer for Type 218SG submarines, first boat to launch in 2019

    Key Points The Republic of Singapore Navy is developing a trainer suite to prepare its crew for the Type 218SG submarines First-of-class on track for launch in 2019, with delivery scheduled for 2021 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) is developing a submarine trainer suite (STS) that will be

  • HMS Defender receives new Type 45 CMS software in upkeep work

    Key Points A CMS software upgrade is among several new fits for the UK Type 45 destroyers, with HMS Defender first to receive these modifications Defender is also the first Type 45 to go through the latest full upkeep maintenance and modification process The UK Royal Navy (RN) Type 45 air-defence

  • Cyber domain growth on show at Eurosatory

    The cyber domain had a significant presence at the 2018 Eurosatory exhibition in Paris, highlighting its rapid growth as an industry focus over the past few years. There were 75 exhibitors at the event with activities in the sector, according to the show’s organisers, while 15% of official

  • Lockheed Martin soon implementing Auto-GCAS on F-35

    Key Points Lockheed Martin in 2019 will implement an Auto-GCAS system on the F-35 This can assume temporary control and pull out of a crash if a pilot is unresponsive Lockheed Martin will soon implement on its F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) an Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance

  • NATO researchers investigating new JISR, communications for maritime gliders

    NATO researchers are working on new add-ons and communications capabilities to shift undersea gliders to a bigger role in joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (JISR) for the allies. The goals include hiking the accuracy of the gliders’ acoustic detection, and refining their

  • 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

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