• Australia poised for GPS diver navigation system trials

    Key Points MUNS enables a navy divers to establish and maintain their position Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden are also interested in acquiring a MUNS capability Australia and the United States are leading a six-nation effort to investigate the possible joint procurement of a

  • North African country to get PicoSAR payload for Camcopters

    Leonardo announced on 28 February that Austrian company Schiebel has selected its PicoSAR surveillance radar for the Camcopter S-100 unmanned aircraft that it is selling to the armed forces of an unidentified North African country. The PicoSAR is an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar

  • RNLAF F-16s receive missile warning and flare upgrade

    Key Points PIDSU pylons fitted to RNLAF F-16 fighters are being upgraded to PIDS+ standard with the addition of a missile warning system and flare dispenser kit Dispensers introduced with the Flare Up modification are canted so that flares are fired diagonally downward Terma is upgrading the

  • DRS Technologies eyes Middle East EW market

    DRS Technologies hopes to build on its recent contract award from Jordan for equipment for a second electronic warfare (EW) battalion to expand its footprint as an EW equipment provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Speaking to Jane's at the International Defence Exhibition and

  • Nexter reveals FINDERS updates

    Nexter revealed a number of additional capabilities incorporating new technology for its FINDERS command-and-control (C2) software at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. The existing FINDERS Crewshare capability makes use of vehicle vetronics to ensure all members of the crew can share the same situational

  • Raytheon adds geo-location capability to ALR-69A(V)

    Raytheon is completing the final flight test verification of a single-ship geo-location capability for the ALR-69A(V), enabling aircrews to assist with targeting solutions while continuing to identify threats in dense signal environments. Geo-location capabilities offer aircrews more options,

  • UK plans ORCA project to upgrade MCM command information

    Key Points ORCA seeks to update the command system fitted to RN Hunt-class and Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessels The project has been assigned Category C status, indicating an estimated value of GBP20-100 million The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to launch a competition for the

  • Lockheed Martin awaiting USCG decision to provide C4ISR systems for OPC

    Key Points Lockheed Martin is participating in USCG C4ISR system development activities The NSC and OPC C4ISR systems are similar except for defence operations Lockheed Martin expects to learn this year how much of their C4ISR capabilities, already in use on the US Coast Guard's (USCG's) National

  • NISL, Terma to provide new surface surveillance radar to Indian Navy

    Key Points Terma's Scanter 6000 radar is being supplied to meet the SSR requirement Nova Integrated Systems Limited will manufacture the radars in-country under the 'Buy and Make (India)' policy initiative The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Nova Integrated Systems

  • IDEX 2017: Microflown AVISA showcases acoustic shot detection sound solution

    Key Points The AMMS is a passive multi-threat ground sensor that can be used as a standalone or as a networked solution The latest version includes dual satellite navigation antennas, which negate the need for initial orientation before use Microflown AVISA revealed the latest version of its

  • IDEX 2017: Radiozavod reveals new MANPAD C2 System

    Key Points The system provides C2 for up to 12 firing units of shoulder-launched air defence weapons Development of the system was completed in 2016 and has been ordered by the Russian Army Radiozavod showcased the latest version of its man-portable air defence (MANPAD) command-and-control (C2)

  • Rafael selected for UK Sky Sabre BMC4I solution

    Key Points Delivery of the Rafael MIC4AD solution scheduled to be finalised by 2020 Land Ceptor and Giraffe AMB will be integrated with the BMC4I functionality to deliver the Sky Sabre comprehensive air defence capability The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Joint Sensor and Engagement Networks Team

  • IDEX 2017: Hanwha Systems unveils battalion-and-below BMS

    Key Points Development of the Vista software was completed in 2014 and operational testing completed in early 2016 Three hardware variants have been developed to host the system Hanwha Systems showcased the new Vista battalion-and-below battle management system (BMS) it has developed for the

  • New wargaming tool assesses impact of using kinetic/non-kinetic weapons

    Raytheon has developed a wargaming tool to enable forces to assess the impact of employing kinetic and non-kinetic weapons as well as help commanders develop concept of operations (CONOPS) for merging the two together. The warfighters of today have a good understanding of how and when to use

  • IDEX 2017: Groza-R enters C-UAV fray

    KB Radar Design Bureau has developed a manportable counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system, unveiling the package at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Jane's, Zhybul Siarhei Victorovich, head of KB Radar's electronic warfare department, said that the Groza-R Counter-Multicopter Radio

  • Harris introduces RF-300H to its family of manpack radios

    The Harris Falcon III RF-300H wideband high-frequency (HF) manpack radio offers an improvement over the existing AN/PRC-150, providing the ability to send voice, maps, and other large data files up to 10 times faster. The new radio was developed in response to the requirement for additional

  • Rafael's Wisdom Stone offers a new way to collect and analyse data

    Rafael has developed a new system to collect, fuse, and analyse vast amounts of data from numerous unrelated sources, and provide meaningful and actionable intelligence. An additional feature of Wisdom Stone is the ability to take the data, store it in real time, and make it immediately available

  • IDEX 2017: Harris to lead UAE Armed Forces' BMS effort

    Harris Corporation has been awarded a two-year, USD189 million contract as the prime contractor and system integrator to provide an integrated battle management system (BMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces. The Harris system will provide the UAE with initial operational capabilities

  • Logos conducts first Redkite sensor flight aboard a tactical UAS

    Key Points The three-hour test showed that Redkite could operate from an Integrator UAS The Redkite payload operates on less than 300 W Logos Technologies' Redkite wide-area sensor flew aboard a Boeing Integrator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in early February. The test marked the first time the

  • Danish navy to introduce new CWI transmitters

    Thales has been contracted by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver 14 Continuous Wave Illumination (CWI) transmitters for integration in existing Saab CEROS 200 radar/electro-optical fire control systems fitted to the Royal Danish Navy's two Absalon-class

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