• 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

  • AFRL looks to extend aircraft ISR range through TOBS effort

    The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is developing a tube-launched unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can be deployed from an AC-130 gunship, or similar aircraft, and provide video that will rival that provided by its own sensors. In situations where weather affects the effectiveness of

  • L3 WESCAM develops MatriX ISR package

    L3 WESCAM has developed a removable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) kit that can convert rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft into missionised platforms. Using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems, the company's MatriX ISR systems solution enables the conversion without having to

  • IDF setting up new Cyber Command

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is in the process of creating a new Cyber Command that will be integrated with the existing C4i Directorate and be responsible for all defensive cyber operations and intelligence gathering, a senior IDF cyber official stated on 14 May. In a departure from plans

  • IMDEX 2017: ST Marine positions integrated mast solution for retrofit markets

    Building on its success with the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), ST Marine is marketing the integrated modular mast (IMM) system found on the Al-Ofouq class patrol vessel for retrofit markets. A model to showcase the mast, which has been designed with inputs from several original equipment manufacturers

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  • 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