• IAI denies cyber attack claims

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) released a statement on 29 July refuting a report claiming that the company lost sensitive information in a 2012 cyber attack. "The information reported regarding the leakage of sensitive information is incorrect," the company said in a statement.

  • Ukrainian requests for EW equipment go unanswered

    Ukrainian requests for more sophisticated electronic warfare (EW) equipment have gone unanswered despite its air losses rising, with the downing of two more Sukhoi Su-25s on 23 July, to 11 fixed-wing aircraft and eight helicopters since April, when these shootdowns began. "It is clear that

  • Paraguay seeking radars and light fighters

    The Paraguayan Air Force (FAP) requires four new radars and a fleet of 12 combat aircraft, FAP Commander General Luis Noceda Riveros said during a 21 July radio interview. Gen Noceda explained that the FAP currently operates two radars, which combined provide a 100 km coverage, but a further four

  • USAF to place two situational awareness satellites into orbit

    Key Points The Pentagon plans to place two GSSAP satellites into GEO on 23 July A top official said the satellites, which are to provide detailed imagery of other space vehicles, were developed in response to "myriad" new counter-space threats The United States is poised to launch two

  • Farnborough 2014: UK awards Typhoon/AESA risk-reduction contract, integration agreement expected by end of year

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded BAE Systems a GBP72 million (USD123.2 million) contract to de-risk the Euroradar Captor electronically scanned (E-Scan) radar ahead of its integration onto the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft. The E-Scan Extended Assessment Phase (EAP) contract,

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  • USAF space chief endorses new heavy-lift rocket engine effort

    Key Points The US should begin development of an alternate rocket engine to the Russian-built RD-180 for the Atlas V launch vehicle, the USAF's space chief said He cited the benefit of such an effort to the US industrial base, as well as the 'national security imperative' The United States should
  • Australia's JORN network completes upgrade

    The latest upgrade to Australia's Jindalee Over The Horizon Radar network (JORN) has achieved final operational capability (FOC), Defence Minister David Johnston announced on 28 May. Although the official range of the three-radar JORN system is 3,000 km, it is understood to be significantly greater


  • AN/TPX-56 Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) interrogator

    Type Lightweight IFF interrogator Description Originally developed for the US Army, the solid-state AN/TPX-56 IFF interrogator is described as being a lightweight equipment that is able to serve multiple land and sea platforms 'while maintaining logistic commonality' and as providing Modes 1,2,

  • INT-25D/INT-2000

    Type Family of Mode 5 and Mode S identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) interrogators Description The NATO Mk XIIA Identification System compatible INT-25D and INT-2000 IFF interrogators are based on a common architecture and incorporate the same processing core mated to differing radio frequency

  • Sentinel R1 Airborne Stand Off Radar

    Development The Airborne Stand Off Radar (ASTOR) is a ground surveillance system designed to provide information regarding the deployment and movement of enemy forces. It uses Moving Target Indicator (MTI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology to obtain high-resolution imagery of static

  • Strategic/Tactical Airborne Recorder (S/TARâ„¢) File Server System

    Type Airborne server suite Development In May 2006, the contractor announced that it had won a USD8.6 million order from the Boeing company to supply equipment for the B-52H COmbat NEtwork Communications Technology (CONECT) File Server System (FSS) Program. Included in that deal were airborne and