HEADLINES

  • Czech Army showcases MKEB II mobile EW system

    The Czech Army took the opportunity at the IDEB 2018 exhibition in Bratislava to showcase the latest iteration of its MKEB (Mobilni komplet elektronického boje) mobile electronic warfare (EW) suite. The second-generation MKEB, known as MKEB II, was demonstrated by personnel from the 532

  • MT30 selected for new JMSDF frigate programme

    Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 marine gas turbine to power the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force’s (JMSDF’s) new 30FFM frigate. Working with its local partner Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Rolls-Royce will supply an initial two engines for the first two 30FFM ships. The

  • KADEX 2018: Orlan-10E makes international debut

    The Orlan-10E (E for export) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian industry has made its international debut at the KADEX 2018 defence show in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Orlan-10 system comprises two to four UAVs and a catapult launcher. Each vehicle has a maximum take-off weight of 18

  • Saab secures FMS deal to supply Sea Giraffe AMB radar to Philippines

    Saab Defense and Security USA has been contracted by the US Naval Sea Systems Command to supply two Sea Giraffe AMB G-band shipborne radar systems for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case between the US government and the Philippines. Sea Giraffe AMB – designated as AN/SPS-77(V) by the US Navy

  • India's LCA Mk 1A programme faces delays as IAF insists on additional requirements

    Serial production of India’s indigenously developed Tejas Mk 1A Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) could face further delays as the Indian Air Force (IAF) demands the incorporation of new and upgraded systems. Sources from within manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) told Jane’s on

  • US warfighters begin receiving upgraded JTAGS system

    The US Army and Northrop Grumman have deployed the first improved Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) that modifies its in-theatre missile warning capability. Northrop Grumman announced on 22 May it had modified the JTAGS shelter and is providing more displays to improve battlespace awareness for

  • USN focuses on side-scan sonar for countermine operations

    The US Navy (USN) will depend on side-scan sonars and related synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) technology to conduct mine countermeasures (MCM) operations using Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission packages, said the service in a recent report to Congress. “Effective minehunting systems rely

  • BAE Systems to manage EW maintenance for F-35 JSF

    Lockheed Martin awarded the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) performance-based logistics (PBL) contract to BAE Systems to provide the advanced fighter aircraft with electronic warfare (EW) systems. Under the five-year contract, BAE Systems will support the entire global fleet of F-35s to

  • Philippine Navy to receive Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB radar

    Saab will supply its Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the United States and the Philippines. The radar system will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates – BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz

  • RAF assumes control for UK’s military space activities

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has been given responsibility for the country’s military space activities as part of a wider Defence Space Strategy to be revealed in the coming weeks. The RAF’s Air Command has taken on responsibility for command and control (C2) of all UK military space

  • Mercury Systems develops new SSDs for defence applications

    Mercury Systems has developed a new generation of ball grid array (BGA)-based solid state drives (SSDs) that have a 10-fold increase in performance as well as improved security over its earlier secure SSD products. The TRRUST-Stor secure SSD is optimised for embedded computing applications in

  • BAE Systems and Dell EMC develop a scalable and secure cloud solution

    BAE Systems and Dell EMC have partnered to create a federated secure cloud that is flexible enough to power agency-level IT modernisation or support smaller, forward-operating units. The BAE Systems, Dell EMC solution arrives mission-ready and pre-engineered embedded with customisable Dell EMC and

  • Philippine Navy’s Jacinto class on track to conclude combat systems restoration in 2018

    Key Points A third phase to extend service life of the Philippine Navy’s Jacinto-class corvettes is expected to complete by end-2018 Restorations are expected to cap a multiphase series of upgrade efforts that have been ongoing since the mid-2000s A project to restore combat systems of the

  • Singapore Navy opts for partial helicopter capability across Independence class

    Key Points Only four of the eight littoral mission vessels to be operated by the Republic of Singapore Navy are helicopter capable Service will likely validate the utility of helicopter operations on the vessel type before expanding on this capability across the class A series of observations and

  • USAF seeks DVE solution for Pave Hawk helos

    The US Air Force (USAF) is to equip its Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopters with equipment for flying in degraded visual environments using a DVE system (DVES). The USAF announced on 16 May that it is seeking from industry a DVES that specifically address the

  • Navantia to carry out systems upgrade on Spanish Segura minehunters

    Navantia has won a contract from the Spanish Navy to develop and install an upgraded version of its integrated platform control system (Sistema Integrado de Control de la Plataforma: SICP) for the Segura-class minehunters. The EUR8.1 million (USD9.6 million) contract will run until 2022 and include

  • South Korea selects mix of local, Israeli sensors for second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier

    Key Points The Republic of Korea Navy’s second Dokdo-class ship will feature a different set of weapons and sensors from its predecessor Improvements have been incorporated from the service’s 11-year operational experience with the first-of-class The Republic of Korea Navy’s

  • Elbit Systems completes delivery of thermal weapon sights to ADF

    Elbit Systems of Australia has completed the delivery of XACT th65 clip-on thermal weapon sights to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) under the Land 125 Phase 3C Soldier Enhancement Version 2 - Lethality project, the company announced on 14 May. Since delivery commenced in September 2016 nearly

  • Raytheon readies updated ARC-231 radios for US Army

    The US Army has awarded Raytheon a USD11.9 million contract for low-rate initial production of the modernised AN/ARC-231 multimode aviation radio suite (MARS) hardware components. The AN/ARC-231 MARS provides secure two-way voice and data communications over the 30–512 MHz frequency range for

  • Update: SNC embraces USAF light attack experiment’s new logistics evaluation

    Key Points Sierra Nevada is embracing the new logistics portion of the USAF’s light attack experiment The company believes its A-29 Super Tucano has many logistical advantages over its competitor Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) is looking forward to the new logistics evaluation of the US Air

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