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  • Malaysia selects NiDAR surveillance system for Littoral Combat Ship

    Key Points Malaysia has selected the NiDAR maritime surveillance system for its Maharaja Lela class System will enhance the platform’s ability to detect perimeter threats such as divers and small boats Malaysia has selected the NiDAR long range maritime surveillance and anti-intruder system

  • AUSA 2017: ARL showcases advanced 3D mapping tool

    The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has developed a new three-dimensional (3D) visualisation tool aimed at optimising pre-mission route selection for ground forces. By using a 3D television (TV) or 3D projector, a 3D mouse, and 3D glasses similar to what moviegoers use, ARL has been able to

  • AUSA 2017: Leidos readies software enhancements for US Army AFATDS

    Leidos is set to roll out software updates for the US Army’s Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) software in 2020, a company spokesperson confirmed to Jane's . These will comprise work to increase the system's usability, and add embedded training and help functions. The first steps,

  • NATO explores internet of things’ situational awareness

    The cyber policy of either NATO or the EU remains officially defensive, but both are pushing the limits of what constitutes defence by not only boosting their cyber situational awareness and reaction time, but exploiting the potential of the internet of things (IoT) to confront and contain security

  • AUSA 2017: Revision Military moves into tactical headset market

    Integrated soldier systems specialist Revision Military has unveiled a tactical communications headset at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC as it seeks to further extend capabilities associated with its range of combat helmets. Revision Military’s SenSys ComCentr2 Tactical Headset System has been

  • AUSA 2017: 3M unveils stronger armoured helmet

    Minnesota-based conglomerate 3M has unveiled its new Combat II Ballistic Helmet L110 – designed to protect personnel from blast fragmentations, certain rifle projectiles, handgun bullets, and blunt impacts – and has booked orders from international customers, Cheryl Ingstad, business

  • AUSA 2017: Army returns to camouflage netting as it revisits traditional fieldcraft

    The US Army hopes to regain some of its basic ‘fieldcraft’ – particularly for concealing static formations – and is seeking new camouflage net systems. In July the army kicked off an effort to buy a new generation of camouflage netting, meant to help hide formations from a

  • AUSA 2017: Saab delivers new ‘Breakaway’ camouflage netting system for SOCOM

    In late September US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) received nine 'Breakaway' camouflage systems and has already deployed them into operations, Brian Keller, president and general manager of Saab Barracuda, told Jane’s ahead of the annual Association of the US Army (AUSA) conference.

  • Lockheed Martin develops flexible solar array for next-generation satellite bus

    Lockheed Martin has developed a new flexible solar array that delivers 50% more power than legacy arrays at 30% less mass, according to a company statement. Lockheed Martin recently completed the first flight build of its new Multi-Mission Modular Solar Array, which advances the company’s

  • Indra InShield passes NATO test

    Indra’s InShield system for protecting aircraft from infrared-guided missiles fired by manportable air defence systems has passed its NATO trials, the company announced on 5 October. The system was installed on a Spanish Army CH-47 helicopter for the trials at the WTD 91 test centre in Meppen,

  • Pacific 2017: Ultra Electronics positions new torpedo countermeasures for SEA 1000

    Ultra Electronics is showcasing the latest models of its Defender and Deceptor series of torpedo countermeasures, with an eye on Australia’s SEA 1000 programme. The new series, which are due for commercial production in 2018, feature programmable motion and acoustic plans that can better

  • Bittium targets combat radio market with new SDRs

    Finland’s ministry of defence (MoD) has issued a letter of intent (LoI) to Bittium to supply a new family of tactical software-defined radios (SDRs). Following the implementation of its Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) backbone, the company is now expanding into the combat net radio

  • US Navy targets cold valve in Super Hornet, Growler oxygen supply issues

    Key Points The US Navy hopes warming a valve will improve oxygen supply issues on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft The service has struggled with pilots in these aircraft suffering from physiological issues The US Navy (USN) is targeting a faulty valve as it continues to investigate oxygen supply

  • CEA Technologies to upgrade radar system for RAN’s Anzac-class frigates

    Australian company CEA Technologies has been awarded an AUD148 million (USD116.2 million) contract to provide a new air search radar, known as the CEAFAR2-L, for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) fleet of Anzac-class frigates. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said in a 4

  • Saab to supply Multi-Mode Radar for USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter

    Key Points Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB radar has been selected for the USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter Multi-Mode Radar requirement An initial two Sea Giraffe AMB radars will be provided by Saab Defense and Security USA Defence and security company Saab has strengthened its position in the US

  • Pacific 2017: Ultra Electronics introduces sonobuoy mission pod concept to Asia-Pacific region

    Key Points Ultra Electronics is showcasing a mission pod concept that allows fixed- and rotary-winged UAVs to deploy sonobuoys Concept is expected to gain traction given the rapid proliferation of unmanned aerial systems, said the company Ultra Electronics is showcasing the company’s

  • Australia selects Aegis combat management system for its Future Frigates

    The nine Future Frigates to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will be equipped with Lockheed Martin’s Aegis combat management system (CMS), Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on 3 October. Opening the Pacific 2017 maritime exposition and conference in Sydney, Turnbull said

  • JCREW orders climb as demand for C-UAS capability increases

    Northrop Grumman has observed an increasing demand for its Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) system as ground forces seek options to defend themselves against the threat posed by small unmanned aerial systems (UASs). The company has

  • Harris readies SATCOM upgrade for USMC manpack radios

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has acquired its first block of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform software upgrades for about 1,000 Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios under a four-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Harris announced in late September.

  • Saab to provide communication system for RNZN’s future fleet tanker

    Defence and security company Saab has a signed a contract to provide its TactiCall integrated communication system for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future fleet replenishment vessel, Aotearoa , according to a 2 October statement by the company. In-service support for the

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