• US AFRL develops sensor pod to navigate in GPS-denied environments

    Key Points US AFRL develops navigation technology for times without GPS GPS can be easily denied in certain environments The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) developed a sensor pod allowing warfighters to navigate when global positioning system (GPS) signals aren't available. The sensor

  • Sudan MIC fleshes out Sarsar APC family

    Sudan's Military Industrial Corporation (MIC) has released further details of its expanded Sarsar family of 4x4 armoured personnel carriers (APCs). MIC has not released details of the Sarsar's chassis, but this could be based on a commercial model that has been fitted with an all welded steel body,

  • Pakistan looks at COIN role for Super Mushshak aircraft

    The state-owned Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), in Kamra, northern Pakistan, is looking at counter-insurgency (COIN) roles for its Super Mushshak training aircraft. The move comes after the company successfully integrated a new glass cockpit into the aircraft and sold units of the basic

  • Boeing prepares for Chinook Block 2 flight trials, notes notional Block 3

    Boeing expects to begin flying prototype Block 2-configured CH-47 Chinook helicopters the next couple of years, with production for the US Army set to follow after, a senior company official told reporters on 18 May. Speaking at the Philadelphia production facility, Boeing's vice-president and

  • IMDEX 2017: GRSE lays keel for eighth Rajshee-class patrol boat

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has recently laid down the keel for a Rajshree-class inshore patrol vessel (IPV) on order for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), company officials told Jane's at the IMDEX 2017 maritime and defence exhibition in Singapore. The vessel was laid down on 15 May

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  • ECA examines unmanned teaming, RC mine clearance

    France's ECA Group is working on teaming concepts of operation (CONOPS) for its IT180 series of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Iguana E unmanned ground vehicle (UGV); the company is also developing a remote-control (RC) system to enable stand-off mine clearance. One teaming concept aims to


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47