• GBSD RfP expected in weeks

    Key Points A GBSD RfP is expected by next month Industry is currently providing feedback on a draft version The US Air Force (USAF) is moving ahead with plans for replacing the Boeing LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), with a final request for proposals (RfP)

  • Xponential 2016: Global Hawk readies for OBC trials

    Northrop Grumman is set to commence flight tests of a Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) equipped with UTC Aerospace's Optical Bar Camera (OBC) system this August, IHS Jane's has learned. Speaking at AUVSI's Xponential 2016 conference and exhibition in New Orleans, Mike Lyons, the company's

  • KRET announces new ground-based EW system is being tested

    Russia's Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) corporation has begun testing an electronic warfare (EW) system designed to protect ground targets from airstrikes by jamming airborne targeting systems. Russia's TASS news agency reported on 25 April that a KRET spokesman had announced that the

  • USN has a busy few years of testing planned for its Next Generation Jammer

    Key Points NGJ will replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod on the USN's EA-18G NGJ will provide the USN with more power, capacity, and advanced modulation The US Navy (USN) and Raytheon anticipate entering critical design review (CDR) for the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) in 2017, following

  • Hanwha Thales selected to develop AESA radar for Korean fighter aircraft

    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has selected Hanwha Thales to develop an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the proposed Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft. DAPA said on 20 April that it had selected the company as preferred tenderer for the

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  • South Africa trials BattleTek command training system

    The South African Army (SAA) has incorporated Saab Grintek's BattleTek IV command training system into its training and experimentation regime, including a proof-of-concept trial as part of the process of establishing a number of BattleLabs. It has also been used to support multinational command
  • CONTROP confirms iSea EO/IR payloads for Colombia

    Israeli electro-optics house CONTROP Precision Technologies has revealed the supply of iSea maritime electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera payloads for integration on locally-manufactured remote weapon stations being introduced to service with the Colombian Navy. According to a statement released