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  • US plans upgrade for Royal Thai Navy Do 228 maritime surveillance aircraft

    Plans are being developed by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for the upgrade of seven Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Dornier 228 maritime surveillance aircraft under the US government-funded Building Partner Capacity programme. Used for maritime patrol and exclusive economic zone surveillance, the

  • Persistent Systems scales its MPU5 smart radio

    Persistent Systems has scaled its MPU5 smart radio to a 320-node mobile ad hoc network (MANET) during a demonstration for the US Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina During the demonstration 320 MPU5 radios, spread across 37 multistorey buildings including basement levels, communicated successfully

  • DARPA’s CHASE programme aims to automate enterprise network cyber

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking to improve how enterprise networks can rapidly detect and defend against cyber attacks. The goal is to be able to build adaptive technologies that can recognise, detect, and defend enterprise networks with the same kind of speed

  • FarSounder to provide sonar for RNZN’s future fleet replenishment tanker

    US-based company FarSounder has signed a contract to provide its FarSounder-1000 forward-looking sonar for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future fleet replenishment vessel, Aotearoa . The company announced in a 17 April statement that the sonar “will provide real-time 3D

  • Indra developing updated A400M full flight simulators

    Indra has announced a fresh order in partnership with Thales and Airbus for new full flight simulators (FFS) for the Airbus Defence and Space A400M transport aircraft for the German and French air forces. The Spanish systems group said these would double the training capacity for the aircraft at

  • L3 TRL updates Broadshield C-RCIED system

    L3 TRL Technology has revealed a new version of its Broadshield counter-radio controlled improvised explosive device (C-RCIED) system at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The new Broadshield High-Power Compact System (HCS) combines the manpack capability of the

  • Saab to provide Situational Awareness System for RAN’s new OPVs

    Saab has received a contract to supply its Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) set to be constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Awarded by German shipbuilder Lürssen, the contract is expected to run over the 12- year-long shipbuilding programme,

  • Indra to equip Mexican Navy’s new long-range OPV with electronic defence system

    Indra has won the contract to install its Rigel electronics defence system aboard the new Sigma 10514 series ocean-going patrol boat being prepared by Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) for the Mexican Navy (Armada de Mexico). Announcing the order on 16 April, the part

  • US developing Unified Platform for simplified cyber operations

    Lockheed Martin is finalising its prototype for the US military’s planned Unified Platform programme, which would enable users to execute all offensive and defensive cyber operations through a single user interface. Unified Platform is being led by the US Air Force (USAF) as the executive

  • DSA 2018: JSC NPO Angstrem showcases Ratnik combat radio

    Russian communications firm Joint Stock Company (JSC) NPO Angstrem showcased its new R-187-P1E Azart handheld combat radio at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The radio is a multimode voice and data dual band V/UHF radio operating in the 27-520 MHz frequency band with a frequency hopping speed of a claimed

  • GA-ASI demonstrates MQ-25 flight deck taxi capability

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently successfully demonstrated aircraft carrier deck handling, including taxi capability and transition to the launch and recovery phases using a Predator C Avenger jet aircraft as a surrogate, according to a company statement. As part of the

  • Raytheon offers FoXTEN for US Army’s DCGS-A CD 1

    The US Army is expected to begin testing, in mid-2018, both variants of a mobile version of its Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS). In March the army awarded Raytheon and Palantir Technologies contracts to provide tactical units across the active, reserve, and National Guard components with

  • US Air Force performs first B-21 Raider software drop

    The US Air Force (USAF) has performed its first software drop for its Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider long-range strike bomber programme, according to a key official. Lieutenant General Arnold Bunch, military deputy, office of the assistant secretary of the USAF for acquisition, told a Senate panel on

  • Systel adds Falcon to mission computer portfolio

    Systel has introduced the Falcon, a new high-performance embedded mission computer combining multiple legacy systems into a single box. The company aims to develop the Falcon mission computer into a true line replaceable unit (LRU) mission box, Aneesh Kothari, Systel’s vice-president of

  • Sentient’s ViDAR shows success during USCG ScanEagle demonstrations

    Sentient Vision Systems has developed a wide-area persistent surveillance capability for manned and unmanned aircraft to see over long distances of open ocean. The Visual Detection and Ranging (ViDAR) system is being demonstrated aboard the Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle by the US

  • USN tests AMDR as Aegis upgrades continue

    The US Navy (USN) is ramping up testing of its Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) – or SPY-6 – as the service invests in improving its current Aegis combat system with new antennas designed to increase sensor sensitivity. Integrating AMDR with Aegis has presented the USN with

  • DSA 2018: Kent Periscopes showcases EIP system

    Kent Periscopes has completed development of its latest Embedded Image Periscopes (EIP) system and is ready to commence production when it secures a launch customer, the company announced ahead of the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Lockheed Martin, Cobham team to compete for next-generation jammer

    Lockheed Martin and Cobham have teamed to compete for the US Navy’s (USN's) Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NGJ-LB) requirement, the two companies announced on 10 April. The NGJ-LB is part of the AN/ALQ-249 NGJ system designed to replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system carried by USN

  • NATO JEWCS leverages SDR technology for GNSS service denial

    NATO’s Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS) has introduced low-cost Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology to provide a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) denial capability in support of electronic warfare (EW) exercises. Based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset, United Kingdom,

  • DARPA’s SSITH hopes to use hardware to defend software attacks

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has begun work on a new programme that aims to bolster the hardware side of electronic system security. The System Security Integrated through Hardware and Firmware (SSITH) programme aims to protect systems against broad classes of hardware

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