• Synapsis to equip OFSVs [CANSEC2016D2]

    Raytheon Anschütz has been selected by Thales Canada to supply the Integrated Navigation System (INS) for the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG’s) new Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSVs), currently being built at Vancouver Shipyards.

  • Adversary experience [CANSEC2016D2]

    Discovery Air Defence Services (Booth 408) has recently passed a number of important milestones.

  • Rebuilding Canada’s navy [CANSEC2016D2]

    Under the umbrella of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), Canada has embarked on a multibillion-dollar recapitalisation programme that will see the Royal Canadian Navy’s surface fleet replaced wholesale over the next 25 years.

  • Comms lab comes to Ottawa [CANSEC2016D2]

    L-3 Communications plans to open a design, engineering and support facility in Ottawa under the name L-3 Communication Systems – Canada. The new facility will include a communications system laboratory that will provide an integration test bed and demonstration environment for future marine communications architectures for both the surface and submarine fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy.

  • Munition flies in a pocket in water [CANSEC2016D2]

    Nammo (Booth 1001) is showing a revolutionary 30mm munition designed to engage fast inshore attack craft (FIAC)-type surface threats out to more than 4,000m.

  • UK Poseidon makes maiden flight

    The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA) for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) made its maiden flight on 13 July. The first of nine Poseidon MMAs for the UK, serial number ZP801, made its inaugural flight out of Boeing’s Renton facility near Seattle, Washington, ahead of
  • Nigerian Army commissions new locally produced vehicles

    The Nigerian Army formally commissioned into service a range of new indigenously designed and manufactured vehicles during its annual celebration day at the Ikeja Military Cantonment in Lagos state on 6 July. Several types produced by the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) were
  • Japan launches second Maya-class destroyer

    Shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation launched the second of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class destroyers on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 17 July. Named Haguro (pennant number 180), the 170 m-long vessel entered the water in a ceremony held at
  • IDF rapidly developing non-lethal systems for Gaza border

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have in recent months deployed a number of new non-lethal weapons and crowd-control measures on the border with the Gaza Strip as part of an effort to give its Gaza Division new tools to deal with weekly disturbances organised by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
  • Brazilian Navy test-fires final MANSUP prototype

    The Brazilian Navy test-fired the third and final prototype of the locally developed MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile on 10 July. The missile was fired from one of the two ITL-10 twin missile launchers on board the Niterói-class
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