• US Navy to test ONR submarine app on cruiser for mission planning improvement

    Key Points US Navy Office of Naval Research's Mission Planning Application is part of the Advanced Processing Build programme for submarines ONR hopes to demonstrate the software during a one-year demonstration on board the DDG 51 cruiser USS Mobile Bay, beginning in 2015 The US Navy (USN) Office

  • IDEX 2015: New team pursues RSAF C5I package

    Boeing has officially joined the ThalesRaytheonSystems bid to upgrade the Royal Saudi Air Force's (RSAF's) elderly Peace Shield integrated command-and-control system, the companies announced at IDEX. The bid is centred on elements of Raytheon's Command View suite tailored to RSAF-specific

  • India inaugurates indigenous sonar simulator

    A sonar simulator developed by the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO's) naval physical and oceanographic laboratory (NPOL) has been set up at INS Satavahana, the Indian Navy's submarine training establishment, situated in Visakhapatnam on India's east coast. A statement

  • Lockheed Martin and Indonesia seek to progress radar programme

    Lockheed Martin and senior Indonesian defence officials met on 17 February with a view to progress the Indonesian Air Force's (TNI-AU's) requirement to procure ground-based air-surveillance radar systems. The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said representatives of Lockheed Martin met with

  • AFA 2015: Lockheed Martin unveils Legion IRST pod

    Lockheed Martin unveiled a new long-range infrared search and track (IRST) pod for fourth-generation aircraft at the Air Force Association's annual Air Warfare Symposium on 12 February. The Legion Pod combines Lockheed Martin's IRST21 infrared sensor with networking and data processing technology


  • Efforts made to improve global cyber-security

    Multilateral meetings are set to explore how to tackle cyber-security, but international co-operation is far from straightforward. Tim Maurer looks at the potential challenges in finding common ground amid an increase in cyber-attacks in 2014
  • Hackers target global geonavigation networks

    Global navigation satellite systems are vulnerable to attack from states, insurgents, and criminals using disruption devices to jam signals or fool them with false transmissions. Milosz Reterski assesses the growing risk to air traffic, defence systems, and shipping.
  • Projecting power ... and politics? Carriers in the Indian Ocean

    Strike-capable aircraft carriers are growing in strategic significance in the force structures of a number of navies, some of which have a strong presence in the Indian Ocean region. The region itself also is growing in geostrategic importance. Shishir Upadhyaya discusses the combined impact of these two developments
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  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could
  • IDEX 2015: ALAS-C ready for Emirati trials

    Yugoimport SDPR expects its Advanced Light Attack System - Coastal Defence (ALAS-C) to begin its evaluation trials with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navy later this year, the Serbian company's Dragi Dimitrijevic told IHS Jane's at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi. "We are finished with all
  • Lockheed Martin rolls out Crowsnest solution

    Key Points IAI Elta confirmed as radar supplier for Lockheed Martin's Crowsnest bid A downselect decision is due in Q2 2015 Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems (UKIS) has revealed details of its bid for the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) Crowsnest airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) programme,


  • 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,

  • MILTECHâ„¢ 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