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  • Fusion for fire control: Thales steps up sensor integration for new Above Water Warfare System

    Key Points The AWWS will bring together a dual-band radar suite and advanced software in an integrated fire-control cluster A technology demonstrator system – consisting of one X-band face and one S-band face – will be installed at a shore-based test site near Den Helder in 2023 The

  • Kongsberg Maritime readies HUGIN Superior AUV

    Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime is expecting to complete development of its HUGIN Superior multirole autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) by the end of 2019, company officials told Jane’s . The HUGIN Superior will be the newest and largest member of the company’s HUGIN family of

  • UK begins integrating next-gen weapons for F-35

    BAE Systems has begun integrating the next tranche of UK-specific weapons onto the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning combat aircraft. The company announced on 18 March that it had been subcontracted by Lockheed Martin to begin integrating the MBDA Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM)

  • Arexis escort jamming pod begins testing ahead of flight trials

    Saab has commenced ground qualification of a prototype low-band escort jamming pod being developed as part of its Arexis family of fast jet electronic warfare (EW) systems and plans to begin flight testing the prototype before the end of this year. Announced in 2017, the Arexis family of electronic

  • France to integrate FELIN soldier system into overall Scorpion update

    The French Army will integrate its existing Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés (FELIN) dismounted soldier system into its Scorpion modernisation programme and is investigating capabilities to add even more, including an augmented reality (AR) visor. The overall


  • Rocket man: SOF teams demo wearable flight systems

    SOF personnel may soon be able to turn 'jetpacks' from science fiction into reality, as wearable jet propulsion technologies appear to be advancing. A variety of jetpacks are being considered by SOF components around the world, including USSOCOM and French COS. Andrew White reports
  • Intermediate response: Capability options for a post-INF world

    The stated US desire to withdraw from the 1987 INF Treaty has raised concerns about a nuclear arms race. However, while new technology options will be explored, existing capabilities may help maintain the strategic balance. Dr Lee Willett reports
  • Rising sons: Japanese ground forces transformation continues apace

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is in the advanced stages of a service-wide restructuring and modernisation programme that seeks to transform it into a leaner and more flexible organisation, better positioned to address a wider spectrum of domestic and international challenges. Kelvin Wong investigates the service’s latest capabilities and future plans
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  • New Zealand’s future hydrography ship begins sea trials

    Key Points A hydrographic and diving support vessel meant for the Royal New Zealand Navy has begun trials to validate its naval equipment The service is on track to operate the ship by November The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future hydrographic and diving support vessel, which
  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was