March 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to design and manufacture next-generation infrared seekers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system, providing critical targeting technology that helps protect the U.S. and its allies from ballistic missiles. The sensor design work will improve the missile defense system's ability to neutralize more threats and improve its manufacturability.

The Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate of project 1155 will be armed with 100mm A-190-01 artillery stealth gun during an upgrade. Artillery turrets are most visible by radars. The stealth gun will decrease the frigate signature. Its angled turret properly dilutes radar emission. Experts said the new gun have other advantages to increase combat capabilities of the warship, the Izvestia daily writes.

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