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  • Brazil launches effort to modernise Cascavel ARVs

    The Brazilian Army on 1 December approved guidelines for a project to modernise its EE-9 Cascavel 6x6 armored reconnaissance vehicle (ARV), which is armed with a turreted 90 mm Cockerill Mk2 low-pressure gun. Several cavalry units field 409 Cascavels (comprising 157 Mk IIs, 37 Mk VIs, and 215 Mk

  • Common by design: Norway and Germany partner to evolve next-generation Type 212CD submarine

    The Norwegian government’s desire to reap the benefits of a common submarine design has provided the catalyst to a long-term strategic partnership with Germany. Richard Scott reports On 2 February this year the Norwegian government decided to pursue a strategic co-operation with Germany

  • Draper Labs targets natural forces for satellite control

    The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory is using natural forces in space to control spacecraft, satellites, and potentially nanosatellites. Smaller satellites are more difficult to manoeuvre due to the impact that drag, solar radiation pressure, and magnetic field forces have on them. The result on

  • USN continues with integration of Magic Carpet carrier landing system

    The US Navy (USN) is continuing the development and deployment of the Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies, known in the USN by its acronym Magic Carpet, a system meant to make easier and safer to land F/A-18 aircraft

  • DARPA launches effort to shorten analysis cycle for security situations

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing technology to enable analysts to rapidly develop models that can address national security situations. The predictive type models will enable different scenarios to be analysed as well as analysis of various intervention

  • Israeli Navy completes first Saar 4.5 upgrade

    Key Points The first Saar 4.5 has now been fitted with the ALPHA radar. The new radar is the most significant part of an upgrade that is being rolled out across the class. The Israeli Navy has completed the installation of a new radar on the first of its Saar 4.5 missile ships and has begun work

  • China test-fires new laser-based C-UAS

    China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) released images on 28 November showing the test-firing in Beijing of what appears to be a new counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS). The shelter (ISO container)-based, truck-mounted C-UAS, which the MND refers to as a short-range air defence

  • Intelsat General, General Atomics demonstrate beam switching on high throughput satellite

    Intelsat General (IGC) and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) on 30 August successfully demonstrated the beam switching capabilities of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with one of IGC’s high throughput satellites. The tests validated the compatibility of the Intelsat EpicNG

  • MCWL to downsize HEIT prototype, procure further units

    The US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) will reduce the size of its prototype Hybrid Electric Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV) Trailer (HEIT) power system so that it can be towed by a Polaris MRZR off-road vehicle. Additionally, MCWL is also seeking to buy several more systems in

  • First Spanish Navy frigate updated with broadband satcom

    The Spanish Navy has installed a first broadband planet-wide satellite communications (satcom) link on board one of its ships, according to contractor Satlink. The initial recipient is the F-100-class frigate Cristóbal Colón , but a further system has already been ordered for a second

  • Kelvin Hughes to deliver second SharpEye submarine radar set for Pakistan’s Khalid class in 2019

    A follow-on order for the SharpEye Doppler submarine radar system from Kelvin Hughes has been placed by Pakistan, and the system will be delivered to the country in 2019, the company announced on 21 November. Kelvin Hughes first announced in February 2017 that it has secured a first order for the

  • AFRL pursues 3D printing technology

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is examining whether three-dimensional (3D) printing can be used in a safe, reliable manner, for aircraft parts. Doing that will require that the part be based on the design process, understanding how much strength is needed, as well as the criticality of

  • KAI selects Harris payload carriage and release systems for KFX

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Harris Corporation to supply bomb rack units (BRUs) for South Korea’s next-generation Korea Fighter Experimental (KFX) development programme, the Melbourne, Florida-based company announced on 14 November. Harris said in a statement that it will

  • Latest IL-76 set to feature DAS

    Recently released imagery and reports in the Russian media suggest that the new Ilyushin IL-76MD-90A transport aircraft will be equipped with a defensive aids suite (DAS). Data have previously pointed to an optional electronic countermeasure (ECM) fit for the IL-76 family being available since the

  • IAF leverages VR for maintenance training

    The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and 3D models to provide maintenance training for technicians and engineers. The training systems have been developed by the IAF’s Educational Research and Development Section, located at the IAF’s Technological Air

  • Northrop Grumman takes aim at GPS countermeasures with ASAF

    Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a software capability that fuses data from multiple sensors, enabling aircraft to operate safely in a GPS-denied environment. The tests, conducted earlier in 2017 for the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL),

  • Indian Navy signs deal with Tata for portable diver detection sonars

    On 15 November, India’s Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) was awarded a contract for the supply of portable diver detection sonars (PDDSs) to the Indian Navy (IN), intended to enhance the service’s underwater surveillance capabilities and its ability to counter asymmetric

  • Chile set to order new observation satellite

    The Chilean government is set to order a new space device for its Earth Observation Satellite System, which is known locally as SSOT, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . The new satellite, which will be named FASAT-Delta, will replace the current FASAT-Charlie, which was ordered

  • CERDEC seeks new methods for powering army’s C4ISR systems

    The proliferation of radios, hand-held smart devices, global positioning systems (GPS), and other personal electronic devices is prompting the US Army to examine ways to meet the demand for power and energy at the soldier level. The mission duration for any soldier or squad is directly dependent on

  • Elbit Systems grows Hermes family with new tactical system

    Elbit Systems has developed a small tactical-level unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that is designed to offer extended endurance. The Hermes 45 draws on technology from the wider Hermes family of UAS, and Jane’s understands that it has a maximum operating endurance of in excess of 24 hours

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