HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Bodytrak set for SF trials

    An undisclosed US Special Forces unit is looking to purchase prototypes of the Bodytrak soldier monitoring system, with a range of other military users expressing interest in trialling the device in recent months, Jane’s has learned. Bodytrak is a small, in-ear system designed to measure

  • Digital Barriers showcases SmartVis Tripwire face recognition system

    Digital Barriers provided the first public display of its SmartVis Tripwire non-consensual face recognition system at DSEI 2017 in London. In use with European military customers as well as security agencies in the United States and Asia, SmartVis Tripwire provides a very narrowband live video

  • Australian Hawkeis to receive Vortex Opensplice data platform

    PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice data-sharing platform has been selected for use in the Australian Defence Force’s Hawkei vehicles. Vortex Opensplice is the company’s implementation of the Object Management Group’s Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS), a real-time data

  • Leidos to mature new air platform warning, survivability technologies

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has contracted Leidos for a five-year research and development programme intended to mature technologies for airborne threat warning and survivability. Valued at USD23.5 million, the Threat Warning and Integrated Survivability Technology (TWIST) contract

  • Systematic rolls out new Frontline BMS

    Danish software house Systematic launched the latest version of its SitaWare Frontline battle management system (BMS) at DSEI 2017 in London. Frontline is the vehicle-mounted element of Systematic’s SitaWare command and control (C2) software suite, which is in use in a number of countries and

  • CTS enhances Resolve COMINT system

    Chemring Technology Solutions (CTS) launched a major capability upgrade of its Resolve lightweight integrated communications intelligence (COMINT) and direction finding (DF) system at DSEI 2017. The legacy system, which is in use with 13 countries, could be used in the manpack, vehicle, and

  • DSEI 2017: Domo Tactical Communications showcases latest mesh networking capabilities

    Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) unveiled recent developments in its self-forming, self-healing wireless mesh networking (meshnet) technology at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London in September 2017. This included a robust mobile (RM) variant of the

  • Getac partners with Trivalent to improve data protection

    Getac has partnered with Trivalent, a US provider of data protection tools and services, to enhance the security of its tablet devices. Getac displayed its new MX50 tablet at DSEI 2017 in London, with the company highlighting the growing importance of data protection for military end users. The

  • AOEW transitions to EMD phase

    Key Points The AOEW AMP, designated AN/ALQ-248, is a self-contained EW pod hosting both high-sensitivity receiver and electronic attack subsystems for anti-ship missile defence NAVSEA has exercised a USD23.6 million option with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems for the EMD phase Lockheed

  • DSEI 2017: Rheinmetall outlines approach to air defence against UAVs

    Rheinmetall Defence has outlined its approach to countering the oft-neglected threat from low-flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Speaking to Jane’s at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 defence exhibition, held in London from 11 to 15 September, Fabian Ochsner,

  • Lockheed Martin wins F-15C IRST competition

    Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod has been selected as the infrared search and track (IRST) system for the US Air Force’s (USAF's) Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15C fleet, according to a company statement. Lockheed Martin said on 19 September that it will produce more than 130 systems, which

  • Spanish Army to start incorporating Lince BMS in its vehicles

    A new battle management system (BMS) upgrade developed by Indra and Thales is expected to start integration into Spanish Army units from early 2018 and be fully operational within two years. The latest BMS-Lince ET [Ejercito de Tierra or Army] will be fitted in “all the army’s

  • Lockheed Martin UK showcases Ajax turret trainer

    Lockheed Martin UK took the opportunity at the DSEI 2017 exhibition in London to display its crew turret trainer (CTT) developed for General Dynamics Land Systems-UK (GDLS-UK)’s Ajax reconnaissance vehicle development programme. The Ajax is destined for British Army service and will be a key

  • Safran secures first order for Paseo NS surveillance and fire-control system

    French defence company Safran has received a first ever order for its Paseo NS (naval system) shipborne multifunction EO surveillance and fire-control system. The system will be supplied for the new frigates of an undisclosed Asian navy, the company said in a media release issued on its website.

  • UK Tactical Hotspot readies for trials

    A flexible communication node under development by a consortium of defence primes to meet a UK requirement is expected to enter trials from November 2017. Known as Tactical Hotspot, the effort is intended to increase the “elasticity” of the strike brigades, allowing dispersed operations

  • BAE Systems to upgrade KF-16 radar warning receivers

    BAE Systems has been contracted to upgrade the radar warning receiver (RWR) units of South Korea’s fleet of Lockheed Martin KF-16 fighting Falcon combat aircraft. The USD49.6 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal, which was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 18 September,

  • USN explores power options for unmanned platforms

    The US Navy (USN) is looking at ways to ramp up the development of power systems that could provide additional endurance for unmanned surface and underwater vessels. One concept would enable unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to refuel on their own. The Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ship

  • DSEI 2017: Raytheon UK reveal position sensor for GPS-denied environments

    Raytheon UK unveiled a newly developed Dismounted Position and Navigation Sensor (DPNS) designed for dismounted operators at DSEI 2017 in London. Development of DPNS follows a requirement to continuously track soldiers operating in environments that have a complete absence of GPS signals, including

  • Lockheed Martin completes preliminary review of heliborne EW system

    Lockheed Martin has announced that its Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system, which provides MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats, has passed the preliminary design review (PDR) stage.

  • Raytheon secures Middle East export order for Warrior-X shot detection system

    An undisclosed customer in the Middle East will take delivery of more than 2,000 Raytheon Boomerang Warrior-X wearable shot detection systems over the next 12 months. The export order, valued at over USD10 million, is one of the largest to date for the company and the first for a Middle East

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