• Brazilian frigate Defensora receives new surveillance system

    Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa, a Brazilian privately owned operation of Elbit Systems, is in the process of installing the Atena electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance system to Niterói-class frigate Defensora (F41) of the Brazilian Navy, replacing the EOS 400/10B sight. The system will be

  • Canadian frigate delayed again

    A long-awaited decision on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) frigate replacement programme has been delayed once more, although it is unclear for how long. In the official Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) update document released on 27 September, PSPC indicated no CSC design would

  • L3-Harris merger attempts to create ‘6th Prime’

    Two of the Unites States’ largest defence electronics and communications companies announced on 14 October that they had agreed to pursue a merger. L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation revealed details of an all-stock transaction, which would create a company with a market capitalisation of

  • Safran agrees tech transfer partnerships in Australia

    French defence electronics and aerospace group Safran announced an expansion of its defence industrial partnerships in Australia on 12 October. The company detailed two technology transfer partnerships made to develop domestic capabilities in support of a bid for involvement in the country’s

  • US NAVSEA assumes maintenance functions for Western Pacific ship maintenance and repairs

    US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has formally assumed responsibility for ship maintenance availabilities at the US Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) from Commander, US Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT). NAVSEA’s responsibilities include the oversight of

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  • Ukraine reveals new combat UGV

    Ukranian firm Global Dynamics showcased a prototype 4×4 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) called Ironclad at the Arms and Security exhibition held in Kiev from 9–12 October. The company first produced a prototype for the Ukranian armed forces in 2014 and has built two additional vehicles
  • Ukraine reveals new combat UGV

    Ukranian firm Global Dynamics showcased a prototype 4×4 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) called Ironclad at the Arms and Security exhibition held in Kiev from 9–12 October. The company first produced a prototype for the Ukranian armed forces in 2014 and has built two additional vehicles
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