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  • US Army’s Kestrel Eye micro satellite deploys in space

    The US Army’s Kestrel Eye electro-optical (EO) micro satellite, which the service hopes can improve situational awareness for brigade combat teams, was deployed into space and activated on 24 October, Army Space and Missile Command announced on 25 October. Kestrel Eye is, for now, a

  • US Army begins the hunt to replace its Patriot radar system

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has begun the initial effort towards finding a surveillance radar for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense (LTAMD) sensor capability. A key objective of the LTAMDS acquisition programme is to upgrade or replace the current Phased Array Tracking Radar to

  • BAE Systems develops cyber threat detection for military aircraft

    BAE Systems is expanding its aircraft threat detection capabilities to go beyond kinetic threats into the cyber realm, developing new capabilities including systems analysis, reverse engineering, and intrusion detection, in order to defend aircraft from cyber attacks. In particular, the company is

  • Hyundai selects SharpEye navigation radar system for Philippine Navy frigates

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has contracted Kelvin Hughes to supply its I-band and E/F-band SharpEye navigation radars, along with associated bridge displays, for two new frigates that will be delivered to the Philippine Navy (PN). HHI signed a PHP15,744,571,584 (USD307

  • Greece upgrades F-16s

    The US State Department has approved Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of equipment for the upgrade of 123 Greek F-16s to the Block V configuration, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 17 October. The USD2.4 billion upgrade includes APG-83 active electronically scanned array (AESA)

  • Denel details AAM developments

    South Africa’s state-owned Denel Group, in its “Twenty 16/17 Integrated Report” has detailed a number of development milestones in the air-launched guided weapons segment managed by the Group’s Denel Dynamics division. Released in late September, the report noted that the

  • Kongsberg ASW sonar selected for Swedish corvette upgrade

    Key Points Kongsberg Maritime’s ST2400 compact active variable depth sonar is to be retrofitted to the RSwN Göteborg-class corvettes HMS Gävle and HMS Sundsvall Gävle and Sundsvall will be redelivered to the RSwN in 2020 Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted by Saab to

  • NATO urged to rapidly absorb AI into its command and control

    NATO advisers and industry are urging the allies to rapidly absorb artificial intelligence software into their militaries’ observe, orient, decide, act (OODA) loop or risk seeing the latter collapse in the face of adversaries’ increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence

  • RAF Typhoon jets to receive collision awareness system

    UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft are to receive a collision awareness system to help reduce the possibility of mid-air collisions involving both civilian and military aircraft. UK procurement officials are in the process of finalising a contract with an unnamed supplier

  • Virideon unveils air-transportable Li-ion power cell

    Virideon has developed the Virideon Intelligent Power/Energy Router (VIP/ER) to overcome restrictions imposed in 2016, which discourage transport of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries by air. The new regulations classify Li-ion batteries as Class 9 hazardous cargo, restricting their carriage as air

  • Beeper upgrades cellular bonder

    Israel's Beeper has developed a system for combining different cellular networks to provide greater capacity and data throughput, and showcased its latest version at Association of the US Army 2017 in Washington, DC. The IE-5000 provides a secure software-defined wide area network bonding router

  • General Dynamics launches new Fortress gateway

    General Dynamic Mission Systems (GDMS) has developed a new wireless gateway as part of its Fortress wireless product line. The Fortress wireless gateway provides internet protocol (IP) connectivity and roaming between Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and wireless mesh networks. It includes an Intel-based

  • L3 Linkabit expands MPM2000 family

    L3 Linkabit has developed a version of its Multi Purpose Modem 2000 (MPM-2000) for use on airborne platforms, showing the system for the first time at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC. The Network-Centric Waveform (NCW) Internet Protocol (IP) MPM-2000 is a development of the widely-used MPM1000, which

  • USN selects Harris’s newest WBHF radio for SATCOM backup

    Harris Corporation has developed a new high-frequency (HF) radio that is partially intended to mitigate against a loss in satellite communications (SATCOM). According to Harris, “The AN/PRC-160 is the only standalone solution beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications in absence of SATCOM,

  • General Dynamics enhances WIN-T with Next Gen PoP

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has completed work to incorporate its Next Generation Point of Presence (Next Gen PoP) enhancement to the Warfighter Information Net-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2). The Next Gen PoP effort was first announced in 2016 and significantly reduces the size,

  • AFRL sets out plan for scaled Mini-AgilePod

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is leveraging on its AgilePod multi-sensor payload pod prototype in order to develop a new ‘mini’ variant that will form the basis of a family of scaled sensor pods to suit various airborne platforms. AgilePod is a platform-agnostic,

  • Rockwell Collins to provide eight new DTCS simulators for ADF

    Rockwell Collins Australia has been awarded an AUD40 million (USD31.3 million) contract to provide eight new Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS) simulators to improve the battlefield training of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. Australian Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

  • ADEX 2017: Rafael offers South Korea laser from Drone Dome counter-UAV system

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is offering to integrate the laser ‘kill’ system it has developed for its Drone Dome counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system onto South Korea’s own domestically built solution. Speaking to Jane’s at the Seoul International Aerospace and

  • Harris to provide electronic jammers for USN and RAAF F/A-18 aircraft

    Communications and defence electronics company Harris Corporation has been awarded a USD133 million contract to supply electronic jammers to the US Navy (USN) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for use on F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft, the US-based firm said in a 16 October statement.

  • Thales flight-tests radar offered for India’s Tejas Mk1A LCA

    French defence company Thales has flight-tested an ‘active array radar’ specifically developed to equip India’s indigenously designed Tejas Mk1A light combat aircraft (LCA) variant. In a 16 October statement Thales said that it is offering the radar to Bangalore-based Hindustan

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