• SEWIP Block 3 enters EMD phase

    Key Points SEWIP Block 3 integrates an advanced electronic attack system with the AN/SLQ-32(V)6 electronic support system being delivered by Lockheed Martin under SEWIP Block 2 The EMD award funds Northrop Grumman for continued design and technology maturation, and the build of two engineering

  • South Korea sets up KFX technology task force

    South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) has tasked its military procurement agency, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), with establishing a project team to oversee the development of the Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft. MND spokesman Kim Min-seok told IHS

  • Israeli companies hope advanced satellites will attract new clients

    ANALYSIS Israeli defence companies are investing in developing a range of advanced military satellite systems that they hope will attract foreign customers. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is currently in talks with the South Korean government on a possible joint development programme for

  • F-35 helmet's weight to be reduced to improve safety

    Key Points F-35 helmets will have to be redesigned to lower their weight The weight reduction would diminish the risk of neck injuries during ejection for lightweight pilots The helmet for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has to be redesigned because its weight increases

  • ADEX 2015: Saab unveils new AESA for fighter aircraft

    Key Points Saab has unveiled a new AESA radar at ADEX 2015 in Seoul in its first foray into the market for such radars for fighter aircraft Officials said it had been in the works for some time and denied it was intended to take advantage of the recent announcement that the United States was


  • Commercial UAVs pose rising security challenge

    Greater accessibility of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has opened up new security threats. Andrew White surveys the insurgent and criminal groups showing the most interest in this new technology, and assesses the defence industry's response.
  • Mission ready: UAS crew training shapes up

    UAS mission sets have grown substantially in the last decade or so with a myriad of new payloads and capabilities being introduced. Huw Williams examines how UAS crew are training to operate these systems and adopt new concepts of operations
  • How Cyber Broke Espionage

    In the wake of burgeoning cyber capabilities longstanding unwritten rules that shaped a broad tolerance of espionage have unravelled as the US struggles to figure out how to contain the cyber domain. Zachary Fryer-Biggs reports
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  • Bombardier Global 5000 EL/I-3360 maritime patrol variant

    Type Maritime patrol aircraft Description Designed for a range of applications that include ISR; broad area persistent threat monitoring; communications, command and control (C3), anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare; search and rescue (SAR); law enforcement; homeland security and disaster

  • Panchromatic camera for Cartosat 2A/B satellites

    Type Space-based sensor Development The Panchromatic Imaging Camera (known as the PAN Camera) developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the primary sensor aboard the ISRO's Cartosat-1 and Cartosat-2 civilian satellites, and Cartosat-2A and -2B military satellites, of which the

  • Tactical reconnaissance pod

    Type Reconnaissance pod Development In 1994, what was the Military Aircraft Division of Daimler-Benz Aerospace (DASA) started development of a new-generation Tactical reconnaissance (Tac recce) pod for the German Air Force. In 1997, an additional reconnaissance pod solution was contracted by the

  • YY-series EO turrets

    Type Sensor turrets Development The first in the YY-series of EO observation and tracking turrets from China's Luoyang Optoelectro Technology Development Center (LOEC) - the YY-1 system - was first noted by IHS Jane's in February 2006, where it was being promoted at the Asian Aerospace exhibition