• Boeing sells new ISR collector internationally

    Key Points Boeing says it has at least one customer for its Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS) The company developed RAMIS without using government funds Boeing has made sales of a tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform, the Reconfigurable

  • General Dynamics reports greater first-quarter earnings

    General Dynamics increased its profits by 4.2% to USD595 million in the first quarter of the year but saw a slight reduction in revenues of 1.1% to USD7.3 billion in the same period, according to the company's first-quarter 2014 financial report, issued on 23 April. Sales growth was strong in the

  • Taiwan announces first drills to feature new US kit

    Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on 22 April that it will stage the first part of its annual 'Han Kuang' military exercise from 19-23 May. According to defence officials, this year's five-day live fire exercise will focus on joint-force combat readiness and see the armed forces

  • PT Len equips Indonesian Navy MPA with surveillance system

    State-owned defence electronics company PT Len has equipped an Indonesian Navy (Tantara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) with its Retimax 2000 surveillance and reconnaissance system. The system, consisting of a mission console, a cockpit display console and

  • US looks to helicopter-borne active payload for AOEW

    The US Navy (USN) has revealed plans for the development of a new soft-kill anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) payload for deployment from MH-60 helicopters. Known as Advanced Offboard Electronic Warfare (AOEW), the programme is intended to deliver a long-endurance offboard countermeasures capability

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  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike


  • AA-3-38 HAROLD reconnaissance pod

    Type Reconnaissance pod. Development The AA-3-38 HAROLD reconnaissance pod built by Dassault Aviation in collaboration with OMERA, has been known to IHS Jane's since 2007. It was developed as a long-range, oblique-view, strategic reconnaissance pod for high performance combat aircraft,

  • Airborne Search And Rescue System

    Type SAR equipment Description The Airborne Search-and-Rescue System (ASARS) consists of the ARS-700 Airborne Interrogator and Guidance Suite (AIGS), and the hand-held PRC-434 Personal Survivor Radio (PRS). The ARS-700 is comprised of an Avionics Unit (AU), Control and Display Unit (CDU),

  • AN/AAD-5 infrared linescanner

    Type Reconnaissance sensor Development Developed in the mid-1970s by Honeywell (later Lockheed Martin and now BAE Systems Electronic Solutions) the AN/AAD-5 infrared linescanner reconnaissance system entered service in 1977 on the dedicated RF-4 reconnaissance variants used by the US and overseas

  • AN/ASD-10(V) Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System

    Type Reconnaissance system Development The AN/ASD-10(V) Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System (ATARS) was developed by Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems (now part of BAE Systems Electronic Solutions). It is a high-performance reconnaissance system, originally intended for use by US Air