• Lockheed Martin to progress USAF's 'system-of-systems' effort

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a USD36.4 million contract for Phase 2 of the US Air Force's (USAF's) System of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation (SoSITE) programme, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 24 August. The company will develop system-of-systems (SoS)

  • Japan plans to upgrade SAM system to defend disputed East China Sea islands

    Japan intends to upgrade its Type 03 medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to bolster the air defence capabilities of its remote islands, including those near the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported on 22 August. The system, which

  • JPO ramps-up F-35 weapons testing ahead of Block 3F rollout

    The Joint Program Office (JPO) for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is ramping-up weapons tests ahead of the release of the Block 3F (full combat capability) software package. In a series of tests announced on 22 August, the F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) at

  • LMT to unveil retractable weapon station

    Land Mobility Technologies (LMT), a subsidiary of Denel Land Systems, has developed a system that retracts a weapon station so it sits partially inside the vehicle, with the rest of it concealed under an armoured clamshell cover on the vehicle's roof. The Meerkat uses an all-electric mechanism to

  • Lockheed Martin awarded USD10 billion for future C-130J production

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded USD10 billion to support all remaining C-130J Hercules production through to 18 August 2026. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, which was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 19 August, covers both domestic and Foreign

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  • US Army to assess C-UAS capability for AN/TPQ-53

    The US Army has issued a Sources Sought notice to assess the potential to add a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability to the service's AN/TPQ-53 radar. The radar is employed in a counter-fire role, where it is used to automatically detect, track, classify, and locate the point of
  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,


  • 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