• Kratos receives LRIP1 contract for BQM-177A aerial target

    Key Points BQM-177A is a high-fidelity target designed to replicate subsonic anti-ship cruise missile threats The LRIP1 contract covers the delivery of 45 BQM-177A target vehicles Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the next-generation

  • PacStar develops secure deployed WiFi system

    PacStar has developed a Secure Wireless Command Post that enables military personnel to use smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers to conduct activities that had previously required wired solutions. Although WiFi is widely available in public spaces, the US Department of Defense has security

  • SPAWAR demos shipboard AR gunnery capability

    The US Navy (USN) is testing an augmented reality (AR) capability to improve gunfire commands between shipboard gunners and gunfire liaison officers. The service's Space Warfare Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center-Pacific (SSC-P) in San Diego, California, has demonstrated the Gunner Augmented Reality

  • NATO shifts to agile approach for software acquisition

    NATO's Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) is embarking on an effort to improve the way it acquires software for its deployed forces that agency officials believe will reduce the risk associated with software development. NATO has a history of problems in delivering software-intensive

  • MBDA unveils new GBADS C2 system

    MBDA has developed a new ground-based air defence (GBAD) command and control (C2) system called Network-Centric Engagement Solutions (NCES), which the firm revealed at the 2017 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. The system, which has been developed in response to an unspecified customer's particular

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  • Lightweight Gabbiano radar pitched at UAVs

    Leonardo has unveiled its lightest airborne multimode radar to date. The Gabbiano TS Ultra-Light weighs less than 24 kg and is designed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The radar was debuted at the Paris Air Show and comprises a 12 inch nose-mounted antenna and a receiver transmitter
  • SEA enhances DECKsim functionality

    Cohort subsidiary SEA has introduced a series of enhancements and extensions to its DECKsim flight deck simulation suite. As well as integrating virtual reality and augmented reality goggles into the DECKsim product, the company has also developed a new Ship/Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL)


  • 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