• Defeating the missile threat [DSEI17D4]

    Thales and Leonardo are being funded by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to demonstrate the combined end-to-end performance of their respective Elix-IR infrared threat warning system (IRTWS) and Miysis Directed Infra-Red Counter Measures (DIRCM) system (pictured).

  • Ajax training solutions [DSEI17D4]

    Lockheed Martin UK is showcasing innovative training solutions for the British Army’s Ajax armoured vehicle programme at this year’s DSEI. The company recently passed its critical design review for the new systems, locking down the design with prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems-UK.

  • Extended teaming [DSEI17D4]

    Kongsberg and Thales have extended their teaming agreement that sees the latter manufacture the remote weapon stations for British Army vehicles under licence in the UK.

  • Radar test success [DSEI17D4]

    Hensoldt’s (Stand S6-315) new passive radar has proven its ability to operate in a clustered environment during a series of real scenario tests. It demonstrated an ability to detect a range of targets in mission scenarios in mountainous terrain that reflects the radar shadow. In parallel, the system quickly generated an up-to-date air picture at ranges of up to 200km.

  • Support to UK air defence team [DSEI17D4]

    BMT Asset Performance has secured a four-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to support the Air Defence & Electronic Warfare Systems (ADEWS) Delivery Team.

  • KC-46A Pegasus fuel system leaks excessively

    Key Points The KC-46A’s fuel system leaks unreasonably in 16 platforms This could put pressure on the US Air Force’s desire to divest legacy tankers The US Air Force (USAF) has upgraded an existing deficiency of the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker to the most serious
  • Japan rejects foreign plans for next-generation fighter

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense's (MoD's) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) has confirmed to Jane’s that it plans to pursue a Japan-led development project of a next-generation fighter aircraft, rejecting proposals by foreign manufacturers, including the one by Lockheed
  • Australia begins construction of third Arafura-class OPV

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 27 March that construction work had begun on the third of 12 Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) on order for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Unlike the first two ships of the class, which are being built at the Osborne Naval
  • NAVAIR to award AARGM-ER LRIP 1 contract

    The US Navy (USN) issued a sole-source contract notification for the commencement of low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the Northrop Grumman AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) on 31 March. The notification, posted by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on
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