• Retia and Elta team up to meet Czech radar requirement

    The Czech radar company Retia and Israeli Aerospace Industries subsidiary Elta Systems on 25 November signed a co-operation agreement related to Elta's ELM-2288 AD-STAR radar. The system will be offered to the Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD), which plans to open a tender for at least five modern

  • Slovakia to launch surveillance radar tender

    The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 21 November announced plans to issue an international tender for a 3-D mobile air defence radar (MADR) system to replace Soviet-era legacy P-37 (1RL139) 'Bar Lock' 2-D systems in service since the 1980s. "We are seeking a radar [system] that is currently

  • Atlas buys Marine Sonic Technology business

    The US subsidiary of Germany's Atlas Elektronik announced on 24 November that it has reached a deal to acquire the business of Marine Sonic Technology Limited (MSTL). The companies did not release the terms of the deal. Yorktown, Virginia-based MSTL specialises in high-resolution side scan sonar

  • Indra wins RAAF air traffic management systems contract

    Indra Australia is to supply three deployable air traffic management and control systems worth more than AUD50 million (USD44 million) to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Defence Minister David Johnston announced on 17 November. Johnston said in a statement that the two rapidly deployable and

  • Brazilian Army launches border monitoring system

    The Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro: EB) on 13 November officially launched the country's integrated border monitoring system, known as SISFRON (Sistema de Integrado de Monitoramento de Fronteiras). This follows the conclusion of a pilot project implemented to control over 650 km of border

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  • UPDATE: Egypt reveals air defence upgrades

    Egypt has acquired new or upgraded versions of its Russian-made Buk medium-range and Tor short-range surface-to-air missiles systems, a video of a recent air defence exercise that the Ministry of Defence released on 2 November has revealed. The video shows what looks like a Buk-M2 transporter
  • Indian MoD signs up for ACTAS towed array

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an INR3.06 billion (USD51million) deal with Germany's Atlas Elektronik for six low frequency Active Towed Array Sonar (ACTAS) systems to be fitted to Indian Navy (IN) warships. The urgency of the requirement to safeguard its assets, continually
  • Poland orders more Radmor F@stnet radios

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract for Radmor VHF PR4G family F@stnet tactical communication systems worth PLN66 million (USD20 million). In total, Poland has ordered 380 Radmor RRC 9211 tactical very high frequency (VHF) manportable radios and 41 Radmor RRC 9311 AP vehicle


  • 360° Acoustic Hailing Device AD-9-360

    Type Acoustic Hailing Device (AHD) Description The AD-9-360 is a mass notification system for voice and music transmissions covering a 360° broadcast area over a radius of 50 to 250 m. Typical operational uses include: maintenance of public order, large scale natural disaster relief, search

  • Avenger laser rangefinder

    Type Laser rangefinder Development Raytheon has produced a laser rangefinder for Boeing's AN/TQW-1 Avenger Pedestal-Mounted Stinger (PMS) air defence weapon system since the mid-1980s, becoming operational in US Army service in 1989. Description The Avenger laser rangefinder uses a carbon

  • Fast InfraRed Search-and-Track (FIRST) system

    Type Air defence sensor Development A collaboration between Rheinmetall Defence Electronics (now the Air Defence and Naval Systems business unit of Rheinmetall Electronic Solutions since 2014) and Diehl BGT Defence since 2005, the Fast InfraRed Search-and-Track (FIRST) system is a land-based IRST

  • Gun King laser sight

    Type Air defence gun sight Development The Gun King computerised multi-divergence laser sighting system was originally developed as a private venture by Oerlikon Contraves (acquired by Rheinmetall in 2009 and, since 2014, part of the Air Defence and Naval Systems business unit of Rheinmetall