• Cobham makes final non-core divestment

    Cobham announced on 17 April that it has divested its operations in Mineral Wells, Texas, to management. The divestment included the S-Tec and Chelton Flight Systems companies, which had joined to become the Cobham Integrated Systems business. The company manufactures a range of displays and

  • DSA 2014: Russia's KNIRTI unveils new stand-off jammer

    Russia's Kaluga Scientific Research Institute for Radio Technology (KNIRTI) presented the new L187AE electronic warfare (EW) system at the DSA exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The L187AE is a stand-off jammer that can fit inside Mil Mi-8/17 helicopters to provide protection against radar-guided

  • UK looking to re-bid in India's MMRCA contest

    UK officials attending the Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur say they are looking for the opportunity to re-bid the Eurofighter Typhoon in India in what might be a replay of the final round of the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) procurement. If so, the Typhoon,

  • DSA 2014: MH370 may show region's need for enhanced monitoring, surveillance

    The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 may highlight a requirement in the southern hemisphere for enhanced monitoring and surveillance capabilities, according to Philip Dunne, UK Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology. Speaking to journalists at the Defence Services

  • JASDF forms new AEW squadron in Okinawa

    The Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced it will establish a new Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) squadron at Naha Air Base on Okinawa on 20 April. The move is designed to bolster the nation's defensive posture in the southwest, in

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  • AN/ZSD-1(V) Low-Altitude Electro-Optical sensor

    Type Reconnaissance sensor Development The BAE Systems AN/ZSD-1(V) Low-Altitude Electro-Optical (LAEO) sensor (company designation SU-173) provides high-resolution visible spectrum imagery for high-speed, low-altitude (200 to 3,000 ft) area coverage on tactical reconnaissance missions. It has

  • AN/ZSD-1(V) Medium-Altitude Electro-Optical sensor

    Type Reconnaissance sensor Development The BAE Systems AN/ZSD-1(V) Medium-Altitude Electro-Optical (MAEO) sensor (company designation SU-172) is designed for daylight medium-altitude (2,000 to 25,000 ft) tactical airborne reconnaissance penetration and stand-off missions. Together with its sister

  • Aircraft Mission Data Management System/Multi-mission Open Architecture Tactical System

    Type Mission Planning/Management System Description The Aircraft Mission Data Management System (DMS) is a flexible mission data-handling system designed to support maritime and littoral operations by providing integrated airspace, surface, and subsurface surveillance. The DMS provides tactical

  • Cobalt 275/UltraForce 275

    Type Sensor turret Development Originally from PolyTech of Sweden, the Cobolt 275 is a multi-mission, dual-sensor gimbal suitable for airborne surveillance, search-and-rescue and law enforcement applications on small fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and UAVs, displayed at the Helitech exhibition