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    • DSEI 2017 Reflects the Latest Trends Oct 1, 2017 The biennial Defense Security Equipment International Exhibition (DSEI) held in London in September 2017 provided insight into British defense programs. The event attracted strong international participation, both visitors and exhibitors from 42 countries, many of which addressed UK and European defense and security requirements. The exhibition considered the second largest of its kind in the west, covered aviation, maritime and land warfare, as well as defense electronics, training simulation, security and cyber. DSEI reflected the growing concern of the Russian threat among countries within NATO. At the backdrop of DSEI was ZAPAD-2017, the large-scale military exercise held along the Russian Army with Belarus, along with its border with Europe. Another concern reflected here was the terror threat, both to military and the homeland. Several exhibitors displayed here innovative solutions that address evolving threats, including land, marine and airborne IEDs and mines. Main Highlights: Naval Modernization Equipping the Strike Brigades New Interest in Active Protection Wheeled Armored Vehicles Pocket Artillery for the Warfighter Fast Wheels for Special Forces Unmanned Systems Assume New Roles Naval Modernization Of a particular interest was the Royal Navy frigate modernization program, particularly the replacement of aging combatants with new Type 26 and Type 31e, and modernization of air defense systems on the remaining Type 23 frigates, that includes the replacement of Sea Wolf anti-missile system and Rapier Ground Based Air Defense missiles with the Common Anti-Air Modular Missile (CAMM). The Navy also plans to modernize its electronic warfare capabilities, for which Elbit Systems and Lockheed Martin announced a teaming agreement. Anti-submarine warfare, electronic warfare, and mine countermeasures were also featured, addressing acquisition programs with several NATO navies. Babcock unveiled at DSEI its Arrowhead class light frigate, developed to meet the Royal Navy requirement for eight Type 31e vessels. The new 120m vessel has a displacement of 4000 tons and an operating autonomy of 6,000 nautical miles. It is armed with ...
    • Global Hawk’s New Optical Sensor to Use AlBeMet Metal Matrix Composites Jan 4, 2018 Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) has been awarded a contract by UTC Aerospace Systems for AlBeMet metal matrix composite parts for its MS-177 long-range, multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor, to be used by RQ-4B Global Hawk. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr
    • Finland Arms Stealth Boats with New Swedish Torpedoes Jan 4, 2018 Finland is upgrading the Hamina-class fast attack missile crafts to assume the mission of Rauma class Fast Attack Crafts that will retire in 2020. The Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade programme will extend the service life of Hamina-class vessels until 2035. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr
    • Three Philippine’s Assault Crafts to Receive Israeli Missiles Soon Jan 3, 2018 Three newly commissioned Multi-Purpose Assault Crafts (MPAC MKIII) of the Philippines Navy will soon be equipped with Spike ER multi-purpose missiles, the local Department of National Defense (DND) said. The missiles are expected to arrive in country during the first quarter of 2018. Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems company is providing three Mini Typhoon weapon systems for the new boats, that were commissioned into service in May 2017. Each will receive the remotely controlled weapon mount also fitted with missile launchers. will receive three locally built Multi-purpose Attack Crafts (MPAC MKIII) constructed by the new boats are constructed by a joint venture between Philippine shipbuilder Propmech Corporation and Taiwanese builder Lung Teh Shipbuilding Corporation. The boats will be equipped with Mini Typhoon remote weapon stations mounting 12.7mm heavy machine guns and Spike-ER missile launchers. The missiles enable the boat to extend effective engagement to eight kilometers. The operators will be able to use the weapon either against targets that are in sight by the electro-optical system on board or against targets that are ‘beyond line-of-sight’, employing the missile’s camera for target engagement. The Philippine Navy already operates six MPACs of earlier models that are not receiving the missiles. Three are the 15-meter MPAC MKI and three 17-meter MKII, both types were built by Propmech. The MPAC MKIII is longer than the previous models and is the first to carry missiles. The Philippine Navy also considers buying a fourth version of the MPAC. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr
    • UK Army Cadet Force Get New Manpack Radios Jan 3, 2018 The U.K. Army completed the induction of a new, tactical radio system known as the Mercury Radio System, that recently achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC). The new radio is now in service with the UK Army Cadet Force (ACF). The Mercury Radio is based on Elbit Systems’ PRC-710 and -720 sets. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr
    • New OPV Joins the Cypriot Navy Jan 3, 2018 The new Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Capriot Navy arrived in Larnaca, Naval Analysis reported. Cyprus ordered the OPV from Israel in December 2015, the vessel was built by Israel Shipyards Ltd. in Haifa. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr
    • Britain to Transfer its Last Helicopter Carrier to Brazil Jan 2, 2018 Brazil has purchased Royal Navy ship HMS Ocean, the helicopter carrier recently retired from the Royal Navy service. The UK Ministry of Defense is selling the Ocean for £84 million. The vessel will remain in the UK until the autumn of 2018. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr
    • Russia to Introduce Prometheus, a Successor to S-400 in 2020 Jan 1, 2018 Amid growing demand for its current S-400 system, Almaz Antey continues development of a successor to the ‘Triumf’. Known as ‘Prometheus’, the S-500 is a more advanced air and missile defense system originally scheduled for deployment by the Russian air defense forces in 2020. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr
    • Amphibious Ships Transformed Into Aircraft Carriers Debut in Asia-Pacific Dec 31, 2017 The planned arrival of amphibious support ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) in the Pacific Ocean introduces a new capability for amphibious support ships carrying the F-35B fifth-generation stealth fighters without relying on large aircraft carriers. Apart from the American LHD, both Japan and South Korea are interested in the new potential mating STOVL fighters with flat-deck helicopter carriers. Both countries already acquired the conventional take-off variant (F-35A), and consider operating the Short Take-Off / Vertical Landing (STOVL) B version from ships. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr
    • RSM-56 Bulava Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile Dec 31, 2017 On June 2017 the missile submarine Yuri Dolgoruky, successfully test-fired an RSM-56 Bulava Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from a submerged position in the Barents Sea, off the northern coast of Russia. The warhead impacted the designated target at the Kura practice range in Kamchatka, 3,600 miles away. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr
    • Toward an All-New Russian ICBM Force Dec 31, 2017 As Russia continues the modernization of its strategic missile force, twenty additional RS-24s Yars ICBMs will be delivered in 2018. By 2020 these new missiles are expected to replace all the remaining 30 silo-based UR-100 (NATO Reporting name: SS-19 Stiletto) liquid-fueled ICBM. Share this:PrintEmailRedditPocketLinkedInPinterestTwitterFacebookGoogleWhatsAppMoreTumblr