Data on Naval Platforms, Weapon Systems, Engines, Electro-Optics, and Radar

CARPENTER DATA PARTNERSHIP (CDP) is a group of specialist consultancies in Naval, Marine Propulsion, Electro-Optics, Weapons and Radar subjects with applications in the defence, security and transport industries.

Core assets of the group are based on knowledge resources including databases in each specialist area. In addition to training programmes, reports and newsletters are published.


The main activities of the Group are segmented into the following specialisations:
Electro-Optics (EO)
A primary activity of the consultancy addresses the need for protection of military and civilian aircraft against attacks using electro-optic and infra-red devices. The four areas of expertise within the EO grouping are:

* - Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM)

* - Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)

* - Sensors, Optical, Night Vision, and Infrared

* - Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)


Marine Propulsion A knowledge resource on the subject of marine propulsion. The information is stored in the group’s World Marine Engine Database (WMED) creating a single, source of accurate data, presented in a uniform format, searchable electronically.

* Extensive library: 15,000+ engines from 500+ manufacturers: up to 230 data fields per engine

* Uniform format (each engine type record has an identical format easily switchable between metric and imperial units)

* Searchable electronically (data supplied in Access or Excel files, other formats available on request.

* up to six power ratings per engine

* metric / imperial units

* designer and manufacturer names

The data stored in the World Marine Engine Database (WMED) is structured to allow comparison, evaluation and forecasting of propulsion programmes and is linked to the group’s Naval Platform Database (NPD).


Naval and Government Vessel Construction Details of warship and government-owned ships are stored in the group’s Naval Platform Database (NPD) and includes:

* profiles of shipbuilding companies and shipyard facilities,

* naval weapon and sensor systems providers

* procurement policies

* budgeting of ship projects and profile

* historical, present and future construction

Analysis of this information is used to predict future upgrade and new warship construction forecasts to year 2025 and beyond.


Naval Weapons Integration Using the Group’s extensive libraries and databases, this specialist section covers the following aspects of integration of weapons systems on board naval vessels:

* air warfare and missiles

* mines and MCM

* primary research and development

* sonar and ASW

* survivability, and vulnerability reduction

* ordnance and guns

* test and evaluation work

* torpedoes,

* upgrading and improvement of existing platforms

* weapon control systems


Radars and Satellites For those individuals or organizations devoted to the study of radar systems for whatever purpose, the group’s Global Radar Emitter Database (REDB) offers a comprehensive radar parametric database covering over 10,000 different types of emitters. The database includes:

* airborne, ship-borne and land-based jammers and active decoys.

* missile head radars and missile-borne altimeters

* emitters developed for use in Unmanned Military Vehicles (UMVs) and UAV / drones

* space-borne satellite and space related emitters

* radars and associated emitters manufactured specifically to monitor the effects of weather or atmospheric conditions

* obsolete emitters (for historic research)

The database includes a complete electronically searchable index of all the emitters, their manufacturers and aliases. There is also a Radar Cross Section Database (RCS) which is part of the Weapons Systems Database (see below)


Weapons Systems Several datasets are linked under the subject of the group’s Weapons Systems Database (WSD) and cover in detail the specialized areas of:

* Designator-Industry-Persons-Programmes and Systems

* Radar Cross Section

* Global terrorist groups

* UAV deployments and specifications

* International defence industrial baseline data by country

This leading information resource service provides Governments, Military Commands and Commerce with access to up-to-date intelligence data on world-wide defence systems and military organisations.




Marine Propulsion
marine engines and propulsion systems
Naval construction, naval forecast, naval upgrades
Naval construction, naval forecast, naval upgrades
Naval Weapons Integration
This specialist section covers the following aspects of integration of weapons systems on board naval vessels
Radar and Satellites
The group’s Global Radar Emitter Database (REDB) offers a comprehensive parametric database covering over 10,000 different types of radar and satellite emitters.
Weapons Systems
This leading information resource service provides access to up-to-date intelligence data on world-wide defence and weapons systems and military organisations.
Contact Form
Form to contact CDPG
Chinese Radars
A major dynamic report about Chinese radars and systems, available in .pdf format on CDROM. At 600+ pages it is the only work of its type and deals with all aspects of radar and their development.
Type 346
Type 346 Shipborne 3D Plate Array Radar, reportedly F/G-Band, shipborne 3D phased active phased array system similar in design to the USN’s AEGIS system.
Type 245
Type 245 Airborne Surveillance Radar is an I-Band 360º surveillance radar installed in H-6 series bombers in a chin radome.
Type AMR-1 Chinese Radar
The AMR-1 Active Missile Radar is an advanced next-generation, medium-range, terminal guidance, air-to-air, active radar missile seeker
Marine Inboard Engines
Marine Inboard Engines
Index of Radar Types in the REDB
Index of radar types records included in the Radar Emitter Database (REDB)
Naval Programmes
List of Naval Programmes monitored in our <b>Naval Progammes Database</b>