• Ship-shape [DSEI19D4]

    Kongsberg Digital (Stand S6-145) and SeaCross Marine (Stand S9-262) have announced a new partnership at DSEI.

  • Better detection and tracking [DSEI19D4]

    Elta (Stand S7-330) has developed new algorithms for its ELM-2270 over-the-horizon (OTH) radar that improve the detection and tracking capability of the system when operating in 200nm exclusive economic zones.

  • Effective Guardians [DSEI19D4]

    Responding to the continued proliferation and evolution of remotely controlled bombs, Leonardo (Stand S5-100) has introduced two additions to its Guardian family of counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) products.

  • Mobile Fires Platform: clarification [DSEI19D4]

    The Royal Artillery has a future requirement for a Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) to replace the currently deployed tracked 155mm/39 calibre AS90 self-propelled artillery system. It will be issued to four Close Support Regiments, with a total of 135 units required. The MFP includes a training solution for the operators, including the driver, and a support solution.

  • GCS build gains pace [DSEI19D4]

    BAE Systems Naval Ships is moving forward with the manufacture phase of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme, with production now under way on the second of the planned eight-ship City-class vessels.

  • Block 2 IRST flies on Super Hornet

    The US Navy (USN) and Boeing have flown the new Block 2 infrared search and track (IRST) long-range passive targeting pod on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet combat aircraft. The flight, which was announced by Boeing on 15 January, took place in late 2019. The IRST is currently in its risk-reduction
  • Boeing flies Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade for first time

    Boeing has flown a Block 2-standard CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the first time with the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade (ACRB), the company announced on 16 January. The flight came some 10 months after the first Block 2 helicopter made its maiden flight with standard rotor blades. No
  • Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed

    Key Points GDLS-UK has missed the target to deliver the first squadron set of Ajax vehicles by the end of 2019 This will delay training on the new vehicle by the Household Cavalry Regiment Deliveries of production standard Ajax armoured vehicles to the British Army have been delayed, missing a
  • RMN’s first Littoral Mission Ship arrives in Malaysia

    The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) first warship made in China has arrived in Malaysia. KD Keris (with pennant number 111), the service’s first of four Littoral Mission Ships (LMSs), was officially welcomed at the Sepanggar naval base at Kota Kinabalu – located in the state
  • US AROC approves Spike NLOS acquisition

    The US Army Requirements Oversight Council (AROC) has approved the acquisition of an undisclosed number of Rafael Advanced Defence System Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) air-to-surface missiles (ASMs) to equip the service’s AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters with a stand-off ASM
  • Serbia unveils upgraded M-80 IFV

    The Serbian Ministry of Defence (MoD) published photos of the prototype of the upgraded M80AB1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at a demonstration at the Nikinci testing centre on 30 December, nearly two years after the Serbian Armed Forces (VS) announced plans to modernise the M-80A. The upgraded
  • Indonesia commissions shore-based 76 mm naval gun

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has commissioned a shore-based 76 mm naval gun It is the first of several weapon types that will be featured at the newly constructed range at Paiton The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has commissioned a shore-based 76 mm
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