• Aliter introduces B2R tactical broadband radio system

    Slovak company Aliter Technologies has introduced its new B2R tactical broadband system, which is designed to create a secure and resilient network for simultaneous transmission of data, video, and voice communications via mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) techniques. The B2R is intended for use in

  • Bagira updates Magnet small-arms training system

    Israeli firm Bagira showcased the latest version of its Magnet small-arms blank fire substitute at the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC) in London in May. Magnet was developed in response to a requirement from the Israel Defence Force (IDF) for a solution that would replace

  • Lockheed Martin and Indra demonstrates new radar for Spanish F 110 frigate development

    Key Points The two companies are developing a radar for the future Spanish Navy F 110 An open architecture approach enabled Indra to interface components into Lockheed Martin's antenna Lockheed Martin and Indra have demonstrated a proof-of-concept for a solid state S-band radar for the future

  • US special forces procurement, S&T agencies lay out future plans

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics (SOF AT&L) office outlined its future intentions at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, with specific emphasis on shortening the time it takes

  • USMC studies fleet-wide weaponisation of C-130Js and MV-22Bs

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is looking to expand its fleet of weaponised Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules turboprop aircraft that are capable of extended endurance multi-sensor imagery reconnaissance and close air support (CAS) in low-threat scenarios. 10 of the USMC's planned fleet of 79 KC-130Js

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  • New Elta aerostat payload unveiled

    Israeli aerostat manufacturer RT has announced it has integrated a new payload that combines both electro-optical (EO) and radar sensors with its latest model, the Skystar 330. Called the ELI-3332, the new payload is made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta and can only be carried
  • KADDB readies sighting system upgrade for Al Hussein MBT

    Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has built and tested an upgraded thermal imaging system for the Al Hussein main battle tank (MBT) in service with the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). The Al Hussein is the locally named version of the British Army Challenger 1 MBT. More
  • DARPA's SHARK completes at-sea testing

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is wrapping up an effort to develop a loitering autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to detect and track submarines in the deepest regions of the ocean. The 23 ft (7 m) long UUV is designed to dwell at depths of up to 6,000 m until
  • CAE moves to enhance MSHATF fidelity

    CAE continues to migrate its next-generation Medallion-6000 visual system onto the Common Database (CDB) architecture of its Dynamic Mission Simulators (DMSs) at its Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) located at Royal Air Force (RAF) Benson, UK, in order to provide more


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47