• Navy League 2017: Mercury Systems adds rugged server to family

    Mercury Systems introduced its new Ensemble HDS9624 Secure Rack Server that is ruggedised and built using a fully certified design and manufacturing chain to ensure that the hardware and software have not been tampered with. Additionally, because the HDS9624 is designed to be fielded in an

  • Defence scientists develop eye-safe laser device

    Defence scientists in Australia have developed an eye-safe laser-based device to warn people that they are approaching a restricted location, according to a press statement issued by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) on 3 April. "Checkpoint operators want to get a person's attention

  • Pakistan Air Force selects Rockwell Collins for C-130 Hercules avionics upgrade

    Rockwell Collins has been selected to supply its Flight2 avionics system for the upgrade of up to 11 Lockheed Martin C-130E and 5 C-130B aircraft operated by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). The US-based company announced in a 31 March press statement that it will provide the integrated avionics suite

  • Colombian Air Force receives first locally developed air defence radar

    The Colombian Air Force on 29 March received the first Tactical Air Defence Radar (TADER) system, developed by the Colombian High Technology Corporation (CODALTEC), at the Gomez Niño Apiay Air Base, in Villavicencio. The TADER was developed in co-operation with the Spanish Ministry of Defence

  • Raytheon looks to cyber intrusion detection system for pilots

    Raytheon is funding a research and development effort to produce an Avionics Intrusion Detection System that could provide commercial and military pilots with a cyber-attack warning capability within the next year. "What it does is look for anomalous traffic in [a] real-time operating system

  • Raytheon launches Overseer multi-sensor mission system

    Raytheon has launched the Overseer multi-sensor mission system at its new intelligence, surveillance, target, acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) integration centre in Broughton, north Wales. The company aims to offer the Overseer product to future and existing operators of its ISTAR airborne

  • US Army begins the hunt for a spectrum of new robotic systems

    The US Army is expected to issue a request for proposals (RFP) in April or May for the Common Robotic Systems (CRS) - Individual (I). "The CRS-I will provide the dismounted warfighter with the capability to conduct lower level reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition; remotely

  • USAF progresses SABR AESA radar integration onto F-16

    The US Air Force (USAF) is continuing with developmental testing of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) aboard the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, the service announced on 24 March. The work, which is being carried out by

  • Indian Navy receives locally developed submarine sonar suite, inertial navigation system

    Indian defence minister Arun Jaitley handed over three indigenously developed systems to the Indian Navy (IN) on 24 March, India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) said. Developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the naval systems presented to IN Chief of Staff Admiral

  • Leidos, USAF developing non-lethal EM technology to shut down electronics

    The US Air Force (USAF) is developing the ability to disrupt or neutralise electronic systems and technologies with little to no collateral damage using high power electromagnetics (HPEM). HPEM technology produces beams of electromagnetic energy over a broad spectrum of radio and microwave frequencies

  • IDF to trial Elbit's IronVision in Merkava MBT

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are soon to conduct trials with Elbit Systems' IronVision helmet-mounted armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) situational awareness system integrated onto a Merkava main battle tank (MBT). Speaking to Jane's at Elbit's facility in Yokneam on 23 March, Boaz Cohen, the

  • USAF to advance research in open architecture standards

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is seeking to advance open systems architecture standards for weapon systems that should reduce lifecycle costs, enable rapid fielding of advanced warfighting capabilities, avoid vendor lock, and ensure cyber resiliency. Under the Mission Systems Open

  • LIMA 2017: Aselsan debuts 'anti-drone jammer' system, targets Asia-Pacific countries

    Key Points Aselsan has developed a man-portable system designed to incapacitate hostile unmanned aerial vehicles System has been developed against the backdrop of a proliferation in small commercial off-the-shelf UAV systems Turkish defence company Aselsan has unveiled a man-portable 'anti-drone

  • LIMA 2017: Thales makes inroad into Malaysian market with Air Force helicopter flight simulator delivery

    The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has received and operationalised a helicopter flight simulator from Thales, the company announced on 22 March at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition. The simulator, which is currently being used to train RMAF pilots for the H120

  • Rafael steps into the international cyber security market

    Having secured the prime contractorship to build Israel's National Cyber HQ in Beer-Sheva at the end of 2015, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is now turning its attention to exporting more than 20 years of domestic experience in the cyber domain beyond Israel. Encompassing this effort is the

  • US Navy's minehunting Knifefish UUV swims through new test round

    The General Dynamics Mission Systems Knifefish team completed "a comprehensive evaluation" of Knifefish, an autonomous surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) the company is developing for the US Navy. Knifefish, which is designed to detect buried and bottom mines, is

  • ULA, Boeing launch ninth WGS satellite

    Key Points WGS 9 was funded by Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States WGS 10 is tentatively scheduled for launch in 2018 The ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system was launched aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket on 18 March,

  • IAI unveils foliage-penetrating ground surveillance radar

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled a new version of its ELM-2112 ground surveillance radar that is designed to detect threats moving through foliage, saying it has been "operationally deployed for several years". Using frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) technology, the

  • Intelsat, Kymeta partner on small antennas for DoD coms

    Intelsat is introducing two small, flat-panel antennas that automatically lock onto satellites to support US Department of Defense (DoD) communications. The mTenna developed by Kymeta is a metamaterial, electrically scanned, satellite antenna intended for government maritime applications that

  • 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)

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