• Airbus Helicopters reveals 2017 orders

    Airbus Helicopters received gross orders for 350 rotorcraft in 2017, down year-on-year from the 388 ordered in 2016. After cancellations, net orders amounted to 335 helicopters, the company said, adding that the overall backlog stands at 692 helicopters for the year, and that there was a strong

  • D13’s MESMER applies RF manipulation for C-UAS

    Department 13 (D13) is teaming with Raytheon to support its MESMER system, a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability that can detect and stop or redirect a UAS. MESMER uses radio frequency (RF) protocol manipulation to take advantage of the weaknesses in a system's digital radio signal

  • IARPA eyes defence applications for AI efforts

    The US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is working on several projects in video analysis and other areas of artificial intelligence (AI) that could have military applications, according to an organisation official. IARPA, which sits within the Office of the Director of

  • Orao to overhaul Klimov helicopter engines

    The Or?o JSC engine production and overhaul company in Republika Srpska (RS), one of the two constitutional and legal entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will soon become an authorised heavy maintenance facility for Klimov helicopter engines. “Possession of capability to overhaul

  • ADS achieves ‘world-first’ functionally safe APS

    ADS – the distributed hard-kill active protection system (APS) developed by Germany’s ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme mbH, a subsidiary of Rheinmetall – has been developed to IEC61508 Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3), the highest safety critical standard currently

  • AFRL plans C-UAS directed energy weapon demonstration

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL’s) Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Group (SDPE) is planning to demonstrate the application of directed energy technologies – lasers and high-power microwave devices – to defeat unmanned aircraft systems (UASs).

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  • Slovakia begins user trials of 8x8 BOV

    The Slovak Republic Armed Forces has commenced user trials of a prototype 8x8 Bojove Opancierovane Vozidlo (BOV) armoured combat vehicle on 15 January, following a series of demonstrations at the VTSU Zahorie (Vojensky technicky skusobny ustav Zahorie) Military-Technical Testing Institute that

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  • AUSA 2017: Roboteam launches TIGR UGV

    Roboteam unveiled its Transportable Interoperable Ground Robot (TIGR) at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC. The medium-sized, tracked platform has been designed to detect, identify, and dispose of hazardous objects and has a modular design, Shahar Abuhazria, Roboteam’s CEO told Jane’s ,

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  • North Korea releases launch images of Hwaseong-15 ICBM

    North Korea has released images of its 29 November test-launch of a Hwaseong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which Pyongyang claims is capable of striking anywhere in the United States. The land-based ICBM, which was launched on a high trajectory from the vicinity of Pyongsong in

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  • Dassault reveals orders, deliveries for 2017

    France’s Dassault Aviation Group announced its orders and deliveries for 2017 on 8 January, ahead of the company’s annual financial report in March. According to Dassault, nine Rafale aircraft were delivered during the year, with one aircraft for France, and a further eight to Egypt, in
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