• India launches latest military comms satellite

    India launched a multi-media communication satellite on 27 August that is intended to augment its military's network-centric warfare (NCW) capabilities. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the GSAT-6 aboard the three-stage, indigenously developed Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch

  • NATO ACT commander seeks information systems 'resiliency'

    NATO must invest more in 'resiliency' to ensure it can still operate if information systems are degraded or attacked, French General Jean-Paul Palomeros, NATO's Supreme Allied commander for Transformation, told reporters during a 27 August roundtable in Washington, DC. "We need to reinvest in

  • FAC receives AN/TPS-78 air surveillance radars

    The Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Colombiana: FAC) has taken delivery of four new Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-78 3D long-range radars, FAC commander Major General Carlos Bueno Vargas announced on 20 August during a visit to the No 2 Air Combat Command in Apiay. The FAC ordered the mobile radars

  • Rockwell Collins delivers first Gen 3 helmet for F-35

    The first Generation 3 (Gen 3 / III) helmet-mounted display system (HMDS) for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has been delivered to the Joint Program Office (JPO), manufacturer Rockwell Collins announced on 11 August. The HMDS, which was handed over during a

  • Senior DHS official asks hackers to give agency, US government a chance

    A senior official with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opened the 2015 DEF CON gathering in Las Vegas on 7 August by describing 'a deficit of trust' and the need for the federal government to work more closely with computer hackers. "It's a divide of mistrust," Deputy

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  • MAKS 2015: Russian Mi-28Ns to receive N025 radars in 2016

    Russia's Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopters will receive the N025 mast-mounted radar from 2016, an industry source told IHS Jane's at MAKS 2015. "The military is completing the tests of the N025 radar on three helicopters. Starting next year, it will be produced serially for mounting on
  • UK orders more Saab Giraffe AMB radars

    The British Armed Forces have ordered additional Giraffe AMB (Agile Multi-Beam) 3-D air-defence radars from Saab, the company announced on 24 August. Worth SEK610 million (USD74.6 million) the contract also includes the upgrade of the United Kingdom's existing Giraffe radars to the latest


  • 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