HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Mercury Systems' new server fills a gap for securing forward deployed systems

    Mercury Systems has introduced the first rackmount secure server for the defence applications, designed to drive the most powerful mission processing, sensor processing and cybersecurity applications, addressing the need for affordable and trusted solutions to protecting mission-critical functions.

  • Gripen E/F to feature Targo HMD

    The Swedish and Brazilian air forces are to use the Elbit Systems Targo helmet-mounted display (HMD) for their Saab Gripen E/F fighter aircraft, it was announced on 7 November. The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) awarded the airframer a SEK119 million (USD13 million) contract for an

  • USN must prepare for on-board power demands

    In the next 10 years, the US Navy (USN) will see its ships and systems become ever more power hungry, and the service must be ready to meet the challenge, according to Vice Admiral Thomas Moore, commander of the USN Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). However, the navy may already be there in terms

  • Airshow China 2016: AVIC showcases YINGS III airborne targeting pod family

    Chinese defence prime Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is showcasing its latest YINGS III range of day and night capable airborne targeting pods at the Airshow China 2016 exhibition, which is being held in the southern city of Zhuhai from 1-6 November. The YINGS III - which stands for

  • USN outlines ship cyber defence plan

    The US Navy is taking a number of steps to protect ship systems from cyber-attacks, including the possibility of disconnecting vessels from the navy's network. To find those potential vulnerabilities, the navy has been methodically going through each of the major combat and control systems that are

  • Airshow China 2016: Russia unveils new AESA radar for MiG-35 fighter

    Russia's Fazotron-NIIR Corporation (a subsidiary of the KRET Concern) has developed a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the Mikoyan MiG-29/35 ('Fulcrum') multirole fighter. The radar, the Zhuk-AMEh, was unveiled at the Airshow China 2016 aerospace exhibition, held in Zhunhai

  • Indo Defence 2016: Thales offers greater involvement of local industry in TACTICOS development

    Thales is offering greater participation of local industry in the development of a TACTICOS variant should the combat management system (CMS) be selected for future Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) frigates. Speaking to IHS Jane's at the Indo Defence 2016

  • Indo Defence 2016: SAGE ESM enters service on Indonesian CN-235

    Leonardo's Airborne & Space Systems business has confirmed that its SAGE digital electronic support measures (ESM) system has entered service with the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU). Under contract to US-based prime contractor Integrated Surveillance

  • US reportedly deployed Sea-based X-band Radar off North Korea

    The US Sea-Based X-band Radar (SBX), one of the world's largest and most sophisticated phased-array X-band radar units, was deployed to the waters off North Korea in late September, Yonhap news agency quoted a South Korean military official as saying on 1 November. "The [SBX] Radar was sent to

  • Indo Defence 2016: Indonesian Air Force evaluates options for passive radar system on Natuna Islands

    The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) is currently evaluating proposals from radar systems manufacturers and suppliers regarding a passive early warning radar system to be installed at Ranai airbase. Five presentations, from companies based in China,

  • Situational awareness, force protection hallmarks of future US Army UAS

    Future US Army missions will "place a premium on all types of unmanned systems" and such systems will largely be used to protect soldiers, a senior service official said on 26 October. "First, these systems must increase our situational awareness, going where manned systems cannot,

  • New Commission space strategy points to secure satellite communications

    The European Commission outlined on 26 October its plan for a future EU space strategy, the objectives of which include a future secure communications platform for security and defence authorities and an improved space surveillance and tracking capability to guard against cyber threats to Europe's

  • New periscope, optronic mast for Pakistan Agosta 90B submarines

    Key Points Pakistan Navy Agosta 90B submarines will be modernised with the SERO 250 periscope and OMS 200 optronic mast STM is prime contractor for the Agosta 90B upgrade Airbus DS Optronics - shortly to be rebranded under the Hensoldt imprint - is to replace the existing search and attack

  • USN buys additional GAJT antennas from NovAtel

    NovAtel will provide additional GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT) systems to the US Naval Observatory (USNO) to satisfy a requirement for a Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA) capability at sites throughout the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN). The order brings the number of

  • BIRD sees strong demand for its aircraft protection system upgrade

    The Israeli company BIRD Aerosystems is upgrading the Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) it has already sold to several customers by installing a radar sensor that will significantly improve its performance against man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS), a company representative told IHS

  • SES develops low-cost persistent SATCOM and ISR capability

    Global satellite communications (SATCOM) provider SES is using small aerostats to provide an affordable way to establish and maintain SATCOM and a persistent surveillance capability. Tactical Persistent Surveillance (TPS) not only provides cost-effective enhanced situational awareness but it can be

  • UPDATE: USN's Next Generation Jammer transitions into development

    Key Points The Next Generation Jammer is being developed by Raytheon to replace the EA-18G's legacy ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod NGJ Increment 1 addresses mid-band capabilities, with Increments 2 (low- band) and 3 (high-band) to follow The Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment 1 (Inc 1)

  • Aegis testing on Australia's first air warfare destroyer initiated

    Integration and testing of the Aegis combat system aboard Australia's first-of-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), Hobart , has begun, Lockheed Martin announced on 30 March. Lockheed Martin said the AWD test team, responsible for testing the combat system to ensure the equipment is properly

  • Motor Sich proposes Ukrainian Mi-8 MSB-V upgrades, new variants

    Ukraine's Motor Sich is offering a number of indigenously developed enhancements for the Ukrainian army's Mi-8 MSB-V medium multirole helicopters, which are aimed at addressing threats posed by anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by pro-Russian separatist militants in the contested eastern region

  • South Korea names seventh KSS-2 submarine, targets launch for April

    Key Points South Korea is preparing to launch its seventh KSS-2 submarine Vessel will bolster the country's ability to conduct extended underwater operations The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has named its seventh Type 214 KSS 2-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) with air-independent

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