HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • DSEI 2017: Leonardo’s BriteCloud passes trials

    Leonardo has announced that its BriteCloud system has successfully undergone trials with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the United States in March this year. The trials saw more than 80 BC55 BriteCloud countermeasures in the round 55 mm diameter configuration dispensed by the Panavia Tornado GR4

  • Leonardo to supply AESA radars for Bangladesh Navy’s new Dornier 228 multirole aircraft

    The Bangladesh Navy’s (BN’s) two recently ordered RUAG (Dornier) 228 NG maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) will be equipped with Leonardo’s Seaspray 5000E active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. The Italy-based company announced in an 11 September statement that it had

  • DSEI 2017: BAE Systems displays augmented reality, wearable technology for armoured fighting vehicles

    At the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 conference in London, BAE Systems has discussed its plans to integrate wearable technology that provides the crew with augmented reality into the CV90. The technology has reportedly gained attention in the Netherlands and Norway, as

  • DSEI 2017: SEA unveils second-generation thin-line towed KraitArray sonar

    Systems engineering and sensors house SEA launched a new, enhanced version of its KraitArray thin-line passive towed array sonar at DSEI 2017 in London that the company claims offers 10 times the performance of the original system. Speaking to Jane’s on 12 September, KraitArray product

  • DSEI 2017: Dragonfire laser turret makes its public debut

    A full-scale turreted version of the Dragonfire laser weapon demonstrator being built for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) was unveiled for the first time at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 exhibition in London. The system is being developed under the GBP30 million

  • DSEI 2017: Leonardo signs up for ASDOT bid with Discovery Air, Inzpire

    Leonardo announced on 12 September that it was to join the team led by Discovery Air and Inzpire to pitch for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF's) aggressor training programme. A Leonardo spokesperson told Jane’s that the company would be looking to be involved in the contract delivery and

  • DSEI 2017: US Army eyes future autonomous capabilities for field commanders

    New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have prompted a new look at the tactics, techniques, and procedures for US ground forces, Dr Robert Sadowski, chief of robotics for the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center

  • MSPO 2017: WB Group presents SWARM reconnaissance-strike system

    The largest private defence company in Poland, the Ozarow Mazowiecki-based WB Group, presented the SWARM mobile reconnaissance-strike system at the MSPO international defence industry exhibition held in Kielce, Poland, on 5-8 September. The system integrates the company's existing FlyEye mini

  • US Air Force pursuing Algorithm Warfare Initiative to increase ISR data consumption

    Key Points The US Air Force is pursuing an algorithm effort to increase ISR data consumption The service receives too much data for solely human processing to be feasible The US Air Force (USAF) is pursuing an effort designated the Algorithm Warfare Initiative (AWI) to improve the service’s

  • TrellisWare receives SOCOM MANET contract

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded TrellisWare Technologies a USD40 million contract to supply force components with Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) communications solutions, in what could be the first signs of the mass proliferation of the technology across the defence market.

  • IAI develops tactical HF COMINT system

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on 5 September that it has developed a compact version of a ground and naval high frequency (HF) communications intelligence (COMINT) and direction finding system. The system, known as ELK-7065, is described by IAI as a "small-sized mobile

  • Second Lockheed Martin GPS III satellite completes acoustic testing

    Key Points The third GPS III satellite recently completed acoustic testing The test, composed of vibrating the satellite with deafening sound, is a critical test Lockheed Martin’s second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite for the US Air Force (USAF) recently completed

  • US Air Force anticipates F-35 OBOGS testing through end of 2017

    Key Points The US Air Force anticipates F-35 oxygen system testing to last through the end of 2017 The service, earlier this year, restricted the aircraft’s flight envelope after physiological issues The US Air Force (USAF) anticipates testing for the on-board oxygen generation system

  • ViaSat to provide MDD software to protect devices at tactical edge

    ViaSat has been awarded a production contract for its Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) cyber-security software to protect and secure Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) Field Computing Device – Wearable (FCD-W) platforms. MDD will protect platforms from intrusion, even if disconnected from a

  • Northrop Grumman, USAF develop plan to keep E-8C JSTARS flying through 2030

    Key Points Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force have developed a strategy to fly E-8Cs through 2030 JSTARS recapitalisation is one of the service's top priorities, but the programme has been repeatedly delayed Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force (USAF) are developing a roadmap to keep the

  • Elbit Systems announces F-5 upgrade for Asia Pacific customer

    Israel’s Elbit System announced on 29 August that it was awarded a contract worth approximately USD93 million from an undisclosed Asia-Pacific country to upgrade its F-5 light fighter fleet, with work expected to be completed by 2020. According to the company’s statement, it will supply

  • Hyundai selects Servowatch ship management system for Philippine Navy frigates

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has selected the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) from UK-based company Servowatch Systems for two new frigates that the former will deliver to the Philippine Navy (PN). HHI signed a PHP15,744,571,584 (USD307 million) contract with the Philippine

  • US to provide AMISOM with enhanced ISR capability

    The US Department of State is to provide an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveillance system to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), a spokesperson for the US military's Djibouti-based Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) has told Jane's . The spokesman said that a

  • Graflight V-8 engine ground tested under AFRL contract

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Advanced Power Technology Office, working with Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) and the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, has completed ground-based testing of an advanced compact diesel engine that could be used for both manned and unmanned

  • Indonesia, Poland consider co-production

    Poland has offered Indonesia partnership status on programmes to develop and build radar systems and light armoured vehicles, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Jakarta has said. The collaboration programme was proposed by Polish government officials in Indonesia on 25 August, said the MoD. It

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