• IDF mulls unifying cyber units

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) could soon take a decision to unify its offensive and defensive cyber units into a single command that would operate more effectively on the cyber battlefield. The IDF's C4I Corps' Cyber Defense Division currently overseas a range of military cyber defence tasks,

  • NATO and Ukraine sign C4I modernisation agreement

    Ukraine and the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) signed a memorandum of agreement on 24 April to implement one of the NATO trust funds that various allies are funding on Kiev's behalf. Once enacted, the agreement will help modernise the Ukrainian military forces' C4I networks and

  • Pentagon pitches innovation, cyber deterrence

    The secretary of defence traveled nearly 3,000 miles to deliver a pair of messages to Silicon Valley on 24 April: we need your help developing the innovations that will maintain a US military advantage, and the backbone of that capability will be undone if cyber experts do not help the Pentagon

  • Saab Grintek announces export order for Impi tracker system

    Saab Grintek Defence has received its first export order for its Impi 'blue force tracker' system from an undisclosed sub-Saharan African country, the company has announced. Many South African observers believe the customer is likely to be Angola, which recently also acquired Saab Grintek's Chaka

  • LAAD 2015: IWI launches eLog digital weapon management system

    Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) chose LAAD 2015 to launch eLog: the company's new solution for digitising the performance of small arms inventories. The eLog system consists of three components: weapon-embedded sensor modules that record each time a round is discharged; rugged PDA-based terminal

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  • Sagem enhances French Army FELIN kit

    Sagem, a division of French group Safran, announced on 3 April it had won a contract from the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) procurement organisation to add several improvements to the French Army's FELIN V1 (Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés)
  • SANG upgrades airfield technology

    Thales is set to install navaids and tower equipment for two new airfields being built near Riyadh for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). One airfield is under construction at Khashm Al An, which abuts the eastern outskirts of the capital, Riyadh. This base will have a 2,000 m-long paved


  • Battlefield METeorological System (BMETS)

    Type Passive, independent, and mobile meteorological system Description The BAE Systems Integrated Systems Technologies BMETS is a replacement for the British Army's radar-based Artillery METeorological System (AMETS) and as such, is claimed to offer 'significant advantages' over its predecessor,

  • MILTECH™ 5042 military ruggedised communication system

    Type Fibre optic communications equipment, transmission Description The MILTECH™ 5042 rugged, military grade communication is a system for transferring video, serial (RS-422) data, discrete signals and Gigabit Ethernet traffic over single strand tactical fibre. The 5042's mechanical

  • Remote Secure Receiver (RSR)

    Type GPS device, anti-jamming/spoofing Development According to the contractor the Remote Secure Receiver (RSR) has been developed to protect against GPS jamming and spoofing for soldiers using combinations of commercial smartphones, tablets and military off-the-shelf devices. Rockwell says that

  • SB 14 identification friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogator

    Type Ground-based IFF interrogator. Description The SB 14 IFF interrogator is designed for use with stand-alone MAN Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) and vehicle-mounted/fixed-site multilauncher systems. As such, SB 14 is battery powered and comprises a sum/Delta antenna and an electronics