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TECHNOLOGY PROFILE: Quality Switches Mean Quality Aerospace Performance

Source: Variohm EuroSensor Variohm EuroSensor is part of the USA-based World Magnetics family of products (e.g. the trusted Dietz and Design Flex brands) and represent the company  exclusively in the UK and Europe. Offering quality aerospace pressure switches,  Variohm EuroSensor Value Engineered Products (VEP) designs and manufactures aerospace-class pressure, vacuum and differential pressure switches. These […]

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Drone Navigation – Keep It Simple…and Trust What You Can See

by Sigal Gafni, spokeswoman, ISBU – Israel Security Business Union (for HLS & Cyber CEOs) – images from contributor. The ubiquity of drones is becoming hard to ignore, and as the technology improves and cost to entry into the market inevitably comes down, the number of drones in the sky is guaranteed to increase. Sales […]

Magics of STP Type Tests – Addressing Ship Water Fouling

Almost all marine sewage treatment plants (STPs) have been type tested on land, but the majority of which do not meet the performance standard on ships – and not even able to conform to the STP testing guidelines, according to the team. Below is a peer reviewed Whitepaper from experts on waste water and sewage […]



Japan Defence Whitepaper Available Here

a note from Curtis Hand, Online Editor, MSD magazine Japan’s MoD released its Whitepaper on defence, addressing threats, reasons for concern, opportunities and goals present in its region. The summary is available in English here (see below) and is rather easy to follow as it expains Japan’s coming agenda.  Click  below in order to download […]

TECHNOLOGY PROFILE: Ships’ 360° Passive Self-Protection with SPYNEL InfraRed Search & Track Solution

Content & images by Aymeric De Cagny, Naval Business Developer at HGH Infrared Systems Asymmetric threats are multiplying and take various forms (missiles, loitering munitions, drones’ swarms, USV swarms, RHIBs, …). More than ever, situational awareness is a key factor to fleet protection. The InfraRed Search and Track Solution from HGH Infrared is a novel, […]

Naval Group Belgium Chosen to Perform “MIRICLE”

edited by Curtis Hand from release The European Commission selected a Naval Group Belgium-led consortium for the Mine Risk Clearance for Europe (MIRICLE) project. Within the  European Defence Industrial Development Programme framework and in line with PESCO’s project Maritime (semi-)Autonomous Mine Counter Measures (MAS MCM). Naval Group Belgium is a 100% subsidiary of Naval Group, […]



Naval Group Named Technical Coordinator for ETME-Led USSPS Project

edited by Curtis Hand At the end of a highly-contested competition, the European Commission selected a European consortium led by ETME (Greece) with two of the largest EU defence maritime manufacturers Naval Group (France) and Navantia (Spain) to fulfil the USSPS Project. Through the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) the highest level of naval […]

tkMS Receives Largest Order in Its History

edited by Curtis Hand from release thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS) has officially been commissioned to build six identical Type 212CD submarines. The procurement organizations of Norway and Germany signed the corresponding contracts today. Due to the pandemic situation, the ceremony took place on a small scale and virtually; the customers were connected via video conference […]

CONTROP Buys ESC BAZ to Multiply DHLS Forces Efficacy

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a company specialising in the field of electro-optics and IR defence and homeland security solutions – announces the acquisition of Israeli company, ESC BAZ, which specialises in smart video and observation technology. The acquisition of the company will expand CONTROP’s portfolio, enabling it to provide end-to-end solutions for the HLS […]



New Fuel Suppliers Under Contract

edited by Curtis Hand from release The Friedrich Lürssen shipyard in Bremen was commissioned to build the two new fuel transporters for the German Navy. The new units, class designation 707, are to replace the aging “Rhön” and “Spessart” from 2024. Lürssen claims to be working with Meyer Werft on the construction. The Rostock Neptun […]

The (Naval) Show Must Go On

Report and Photos by Yuri Laskin, Russia Country Manager and Correspondant The 10th International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS) was held in St.-Petersburg from 23 to 27 June this year as scheduled. Despite COVID-19, IMDS was run in a live format but the anti-COVID measures had strongly modified its profile. The show premises shifted this year […]

Turkish Companies Pool Strengths to Develop Unique Unmanned Naval Solution

Article and photos by Korhan Özkilinc The ASELSAN and the SEFINE Shipyard among others the companies ROKETSAN and ARMELSAN joined forces for maritime security and develop with innovative solutions unmanned naval vehicles and this ceremonial at SEFINE Shipyard jointly given the start for construction. The unmanned naval vehicles are used for tasks such as reconnaissance, […]



Babcock Builds Greek Supply Chain for Hellenic Frigate Programme

edited by Curtis Hand from release; image: Babcock International Aerospace, defence and security company Babcock is gearing up to showcase its comprehensive frigate design, build and support credentials during Defence Exhibition Athens (DEFEA) being held 13-15 July as it continues its engagement in Greece around its bid to deliver the Hellenic Navy’s new frigate modernisation […]

UVision showcases advanced anti-armor capabilities of its Hero-120 and Hero-400EC Loitering Munition Systems

edited by Curtis Hand, all images from UVision Ideal for marime expeditionary forces, the anti-tank capability from UVision provides a comprehensive solution against Main Battle Tanks. (MBTs), for ground, air and naval platforms. UVision will present this and other offerings at DEFEA next week, Hall 3 booth G13. UVision is one of the few developers […]

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Launches Sea Breaker – 5th Gen’ Sea-Land Long-Range Attack Weapon System

edited by Curtis Hand; all images: RAFAEL Rafael’s Sea Breaker™ utilises Rafael’s technological innovations such as electro-optics, computer vision, AI and advanced decision-making algorithms for full operational capability in GNSS-denied environments for maritime superiority missions. The missile’s datalink supports real-time, man-in-the-loop decision-making and tactical updates, meaning it has mid-flight abort capability. The photos below demonstrate […]



Israel Shipyards to Supply Four Bespoke SHALDAG MK V Vessels to the Israeli Navy

release material edited by Curtis Hand with contribution from Stephen Elliott Israel Shipyards Limited signed an agreement to supply four of its SHALDAG MK V vessels to the Israeli Navy each with unique configuration requirements. Like other naval customers, the Israeli Navy bought a variety of Israel Shipyards’ vessels for ongoing security missions – i.e. […]

Rohde & Schwarz Acquires Zurich Instruments AG

Public Notice – posted by Curits Hand The Rohde & Schwarz technology group, will now also be active in the field of quantum computing. The July 1, 2021 acquisition of Zurich Instruments AG, a technological leader in test and measurement, will help Rohde & Schwarz further expand its Test & Measurement Division. The Swiss company […]

MBDA’s CAMM Selected for Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyers

edited and filed by Jürgen Hensel MBDA has announced a number of contracts to upgrade the air and missile defence capabilities of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 DARING class destroyers. The work will see CAMM (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile) paired with an upgraded Sea Viper command and control system for the first time. CAMM […]



Diehl Delivers Re-Certification and Repair Equipment for Anti-Ship Missiles

edited by Curtis Hand from press release Diehl Defence received an order form the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for the delivery of recertification and repair equipment for the heavy anti-ship missile RBS15 Mk3 to the Ammunition Supply Centre North in Laboe on 1 July 2021. This enables the […]

MSD The Coffee Klatsch: Security is Beyond Seeing

Interview by Curtis Hand While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview Nir-Or‘s CEO, BGen (Ret.) Roy Riftin.  BTW – the General will be presenting at DEFEA –  Defence Exhibition Athens, taking place from 13-15 […]

BIRD Lands in Africa – Complete ASIO Maritime Surveillance Task Force Solution Delivered

edited by Curtis Hand from release. Note: It is normally our policy to refuse press releases whereby a company does not reveal the government client. This is because many salesforces push erroneous press releases to increase interest for their products in a tarket market region.  However, we make exceptions when there is indepedent knowledge that […]





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