• 'Design issues' lead US Army to terminate GDC4S radar contract

    Key Points The terminated RRRP contract had a total possible value of USD385.6 million over 10 years US Army officials expect to re-compete the programme as they still require newer testing radars The US Army has terminated a contract with General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) for a programme to

  • KRET develops stellar navigation system for Russian strategic bombers

    The KRET concern has developed the ANS-2009 stellar navigation system for the Russia's Air Force Long-Rang Aviation's (LRA) strategic bombers, the company has revealed. "ANS-2009 allows the high-precise calculation of the plane's co-ordinates, basing on stars' position" the source told

  • Russian PDAs for Ratnik future soldier project ready for serial production

    Two personal digital assistants (PDAs) for the Russian Ratnik equipment modernisation programme are ready for serial production, according to Ruslan Bistrikh, director of the Svyaz scientific-technical centre (a subsidiary of the Sozvezdie concern, which is a part of United Instrument Manufacturing

  • Australia chooses Boeing-led team for AUD900 million battlespace comms deal

    A team comprising Boeing Defence Australia, Harris Communications Australia and local engineering company G H Varley has been named as preferred tenderer to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with enhanced battlespace telecommunications networking at a cost of about AUD900 million (USD702

  • Triton due-regard radar design shows progress

    Key Points The USN has resumed funding for Triton due-regard radar development Northrop Grumman has shown progress in miniaturising the technology for the UAV Northrop Grumman has received a USD39 million contract modification "for the correction of deficiencies" to the design of a

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  • Iran reveals existence of second Ghadir long-range radar

    Iran has built a second Ghadir long-range early-warning radar, the Fars News Agency reported on 4 July. Fars said Iranian air defence commander, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, had attended a ceremony in the city of Ahvaz (Ahwaz) in the western province of Khuzestan earlier in the day to unveil


  • 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