IAI Unveils two new maritime surveillance radars at Euronaval 2014

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded its Maritime Surveillance Radar family. introducing two new models - the ELM-2022ML lightweight and compact radar, for helicopters and tactical unmanned systems, and the ELM-2022ES - employing mechanically rotating electronic scanned antenna array.

Voyeur – Expendable, Air Insertable Hovering Mini-UAV

Voyeur, developed by Lite Machines is designed as a canister launched, optionally expendable mini-UAV. Using folding, coaxial com counter-rotating rotors wit diameter of 30 inch (76.2 cm), the four pound (1.8 kg) flying sensor can be dropped over the target area, or launched by hand from the ground, to operate in 'hover and stare' as well as forward flight...

HQ-4 Xianglong UAV Ready for Flight

The Chinese Xianglong 'Soaring Dragon' UAV was recently seen at Chengdu seemingly prepared for the first test flight. The Soaring Dragon uses an innovative 'joined wing' design, employing a conventional swept wing joined with a forward swept wing. A model depicting this configurationwas shown at the Zuhai China Airshow 2006. Xianglong is powered by a single jet engine is mounted...

EL/M-2248 MF-STAR Naval Multi-Mission Radar

The MF-STAR is a multi-function S-band solid-state active conformal phased array radar system for the new generation of military ships. As the ship's primary sensor the radar provides 3D long-range air surveillance. At medium range it will automatically track and classify threat and simultaneously, search the horizon for potential missile threats. In parallel, it supports multiple engagements by offensive...

Innovative underwater camera could transform future submarines’ sensors

Researchers at Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology are developing a ‘virtual periscope’ that could enable submariners to look at objects floating of flying above the sea without using a periscope. Employing such submerged camera could deliver higher survivability and better stealth capabilities for submarines, avoiding exposure as their periscope pops above water. The new system employs an innovative image processing method...

Raytheon’s next generation naval radar passes milestone

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company have completed the critical design review (CDR) of the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). This radar will be installed on US Navy DDG-51 Flight III missile destroyers, improving their fighting and self-defense capabilities. The company said the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program continues and is now more than 40 percent complete.

Littoral Combat Ship – Independence Class

The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the future USS Independence (LCS 2) Dec. 18, 2009 at the Austal shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

Manned and unmanned helicopters demonstrate joint operations with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

The US Navy has demonstrated operations of manned and unmanned aircraft from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). On a test off the Pacific coast, the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout launched and controlled from the USS Freedom, transferred information to an airborne Sikorsky MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, both providing the LCS critical surveillance information

DCNS, Airbus Defense & Space to jointly develop a shipborne helicopter UAS

Airbus Defense & Space and DCNS will jointly develop a shipborne unmanned helicopter to be seamlessly integrated into the ship’s combat system, extending the vessel's 'eyes and ears' into the sky.

New Battelle Camera Gives Never-Before-Seen Views Undersea

A new camera developed by Battelle will greatly reduce the time, effort and expense needed to create complete 360-degree viewpoints in the depths of the ocean or in other hard to reach places. The HorizonVue M360 Deep, as the camera is known, combines Battelle's long history in maritime engineering technology with RemoteReality's specialized optic designs and software to create a...

BEL, ElOp to Develop a Naval Derivative of Elbit Systems’ CoMPASS

Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop Ltd. from Israel and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) of India will jointly develop a navalized, stabilised, multi-sensor electro-optical observation system based on ElOp's 'Compact Multi Purpose Advance Stabilisation System' (CoMPASS).

Sonardyne Maritime Security Delivers Largest Sentinel Order to Asian Customer

Sonardyne International has announced the delivery of its largest ever order of Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar systems to an undisclosed country in Asia. The sonars will be deployed to protect strategically important naval bases across the country and will be configured to provide long range, wide area detection, tracking and classification of underwater threats. The system uses Sonardyne’s latest...

Artemis – Passive Staring Infrared Search Track (IRST)

Thales at Euronaval 2006 two members of a new family of staring, passive infra-red search and track (IRST) sensors designed for the Anti-Air Warfare frigates of the new generation. The systems include Artemis Medium Wave Infrared (MWIR) and Gatekeeper, Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) staring sensor arrays, designed to improve situational awareness obtained by the surface combatants, in anti-air, missile defense...

MSSP-3 Payload

Developed by Controp, the MSSP-3 is an evolution of the MSSP-1 payload, designed for maritime patrol missions. The payload ball retains the same (400mm) diameter, but height was reduced to 570mm. Weight was cut from 48 to 42.5 kg. The 4 gimbals gyro-stabilized payload (<25microRad) which carries multiple sensors including high resolution 3rd generation FLIR with unique and powerful...

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