• Global Hawk to undergo significant ground control modernisation effort

    Raytheon is leading a modernisation effort to incorporate a new system architecture into the US Air Force's (USAF's) Global Hawk ground control station (GCS) that will introduce a common ground controller, similar to the work the company has done for the US Navy. Raytheon will design a scalable and

  • RADA readies RPS-42 portable radar system for Asian customer

    Israel's RADA Electronic Industries will supply its S-band RPS-42 tactical air surveillance radar system to an unspecified Asian customer for countering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company announced on 23 August. RADA stated that it expects a contract, which is of "a significant size

  • DARPA seeks systems capable of detecting, neutralising small UAS

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is hoping to identify technologies and approaches that could provide force protection to counter the growing asymmetric threat from small unmanned air systems (SUAS). The request for information (RfI) is being managed by the agency's Tactical

  • US Army begins competition for new airborne radio

    The US Army has published the draft request for proposals (RfP) for a new Small Airborne Networking Radio (SANR) that will replace ARC-201D Harris radio. The army will award a single indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract for 7,000 radios. The decision to award a sole-source

  • Belarus receives first 59N6E early warning radar

    Belarus has begun operating a 59N6E Protivnik-GE early warning surveillance radar, the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 16 August. "[The new radar] will significantly increase the combat capabilities of the radio engineering troops," said the MoD in a statement. "It

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  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • High Flyers

    The USAF's high-altitude ISR assets are more in demand now than ever, yet budget constraints are threatening to limit their numbers even as their utility increases. Marina Malenic reports
  • Russia's war of words advances military goals

    Moscow's apparent belief that it is in a constant state of conflict with the West has led it to employ information warfare (IW) and deception operations as part of military plans. Stephen Blank analyses Russia's sophisticated IW strategy and the multiple state agencies that support it.
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  • URC Systems readies RCIED jammers for Bangladesh Army

    Czech electronic warfare system producer URC Systems has teamed with local firm Radiant Corporation to supply the Bangladesh Army with its STAR Light 3E jammers. The jammers - designed to counter threats such as radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs) - will be installed onto the
  • Mexican Navy begins operations with new UAV

    The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) has deployed Arcturus T-20 JUMP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to the coast of Sonora for maritime surveillance operations, SEMAR announced on 29 July. The surveillance system and its aircraft were officially handed over at the headquarters of the Naval
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