• USAF backs Pentagon EW working group

    Key Points The USAF wants to correct deficiencies in its EW portfolio The Pentagon's new EW working group will influence the POM, which will provide guidance on purchasing new systems The US Air Force (USAF) is eager to participate in a US Department of Defense (DoD) working group on electronic

  • EU's plans for integrated maritime picture falter

    Key Points EU plans for an integrated maritime surveillance picture across all 28 member states are losing momentum With so many agencies having a stake in European maritime surveillance, it is proving difficult to move them all in the same direction The EU's ambitious plans for an integrated

  • New Zealand launches maritime sustainment and communications programmes

    The New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued procurement documents supporting programmes to enhance maritime sustainment and communications capabilities, it announced on 25 March. The tenders support the procurement of a new replenishment tanker for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and a

  • Saab to provide Malaysia with ESP system

    Swedish defence and security group Saab was awarded on 19 March a letter of award from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) to supply an electronic surveillance payload (ESP) system. Saab said in a statement that the ESP system will be operated for training purposes at the RMAF's Electronic Warfare

  • EDA organises feasibility study of military/government SATCOM capability

    The European Defence Agency (EDA) will launch a feasibility study in June to identify the way ahead on a future collaborative programme among its member nations for the acquisition of a governmental satellite communication (GOVSATCOM) capability. This would serve the needs of the military and civil

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  • OneSKY points the way for civil-military harmonisation

    Thales is working with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on the development of the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) under the OneSKY programme. The three principal delivery partners argue that CMATS, which costs around AUD600 million (USD468.9
  • US general: LCMR radars working well for Ukraine

    AN/TPQ-49 Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radars (LCMRs) have been highly effective for the Ukrainian military, according to the top US Army general in Europe. Ukrainian use of the LCMR "has turned out better than expected", and Ukrainian military units have found "new ways" of using
  • SANG upgrades airfield technology

    Thales is set to install navaids and tower equipment for two new airfields being built near Riyadh for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). One airfield is under construction at Khashm Al An, which abuts the eastern outskirts of the capital, Riyadh. This base will have a 2,000 m-long paved


  • 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