• Qatari SATCOM up and running

    A military satellite communications system that Thales is delivering to the Qatari military has reached the initial operating capability (IOC) stage, the French defence company announced on 24 November. It said the IOC had been achieved 10 months after the contract was awarded and described it as

  • India expands defence collaboration with Malaysia and Singapore

    India has agreed to expand defence industrial co-operation with Malaysia and Singapore. The accords were announced during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four-day visit to Southeast Asia, which concluded on 24 November. During Modi's visit to Malaysia he pledged to enhance defence ties across

  • Army conducts second successful IBCS test integrating different sensors, weapons

    Key Points The 12 November test linked a Sentinel radar with a PAC-3 missile The US Army will conduct two more tests in 2016 before IBCS goes to Milestone C The US Army and Northrop Grumman on 12 November demonstrated for the first time the ability to shoot down a cruise missile surrogate using a

  • South Korea's Hybrid Bi Ho air defence system shoots for exports

    South Korea's Doosan DST is marketing its latest Hybrid Bi Ho (Flying Tiger) self-propelled (SP) air defence system to the Asia-Pacific region and is one of two mobile air defence systems recently shortlisted by the Indian government. The original full-tracked Bi Ho SP air defence system, also

  • Dubai Airshow 2015: UAE signs with Saab for two surveillance aircraft and upgrades

    The UAE Air Force and Air Defence (UAE AF & AD) signed a USD1.27 billion contract for the procurement of two new Saab surveillance aircraft and the upgrade of two others, the company said on 9 November. The contract, which was announced at the Dubai Airshow 2015, will see the UAE receive two of


  • Back to the future

    As Russia flexes its military muscle, Sweden's air and naval forces find themselves adapting to a changed Baltic security environment with echoes of the Cold War. Gareth Jennings and Richard Scott report
  • Commercial UAVs pose rising security challenge

    Greater accessibility of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has opened up new security threats. Andrew White surveys the insurgent and criminal groups showing the most interest in this new technology, and assesses the defence industry's response.
  • Keep calm and carry on: Sweden's navy seeks sustainable strategic presence

    Balancing international commitments with a growing requirement to focus on regional security is raising difficult questions for the Royal Swedish Navy. Dr Lee Willett considers how the navy is readying for today while building for tomorrow
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  • Embraer to integrate Rockwell Collins' CHADCS on KC-390s

    Embraer will outfit its Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft bound for the Brazilian Air Force with Rockwell Collins' Aerial Delivery Control System (CHADCS), the companies announced on 11 November. CHADCS is used "to hold, monitor, and execute precision air drops of cargo, vehicles, and troops


  • 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