• Indra wins RAAF air traffic management systems contract

    Indra Australia is to supply three deployable air traffic management and control systems worth more than AUD50 million (USD44 million) to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Defence Minister David Johnston announced on 17 November. Johnston said in a statement that the two rapidly deployable and

  • Exelis, Airbus sign deal for F-16 missile warning upgrades

    US contractor Exelis announced yesterday (10 November) that it had signed a teaming agreement with Airbus to make the AAR-60(V)2 Missile Launch Detection System for Fighters (MILDS F) available to US and US foreign military sales (FMS) customers of the F-16 aircraft. Exelis will be the lead

  • Opinion: Satellite proliferation creates complications

    Around 80 navigation satellites are now in orbit, increasing to around 110 by 2020 - but the existence of four separate global systems is not ideal Despite a problem on 22 August 2014, which failed to place two satellites destined for Europe's Galileo navigation constellation into their correct

  • New Zealand looks to restore underwater ISR capabilities to P-3 fleet

    The New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued an invitation to register (ITR) interest in support of a programme to restore an underwater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (UWISR) capability to its fleet of six Lockheed Martin P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft. In an ITR

  • Indra selected for Ecuadorian radar requirement

    Ecuador has selected Indra Sistemas, over Thales and Selex ES, to provide the Ecuadorian Air Force (FAE) with a new air surveillance system, according to an 18 October announcement by President Rafael Correa. Indra will provide four long-range 3-D radars under a USD80 million agreement, which is


  • International Chinook: giving the fleet a lift

    The CH-47 Chinook has been the stalwart of global military heavy-lift operations for decades. Jamie Hunter analyses the helicopter's service life and future upgrade programmes
  • Boko Haram's control grows in run-up to election

    As Nigeria's general election approaches, Boko Haram's expansion in the northeast shows how ill-prepared the country's security forces remain. Atta Barkindo examines three security scenarios that could emerge and their potential impact on the 2015 poll.
  • Sky searchers

    Sometimes known as passive or optical radar, airborne infrared search-and-track capability has matured over the last 10 years. Michael J Gething reports on the systems in service and under development today
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  • UPDATE: Egypt reveals air defence upgrades

    Egypt has acquired new or upgraded versions of its Russian-made Buk medium-range and Tor short-range surface-to-air missiles systems, a video of a recent air defence exercise that the Ministry of Defence released on 2 November has revealed. The video shows what looks like a Buk-M2 transporter
  • Patrol vessel receives RNLN's final I-Mast 400 fit

    The Royal Netherlands Navy's (RNLN's) last Holland-class ocean-going patrol ship HNLMS Friesland (P 842) is being fitted with its Thales Nederland I-Mast 400 integrated mast system. Friesland , commissioned in January 2013, is the last RNLN ship to receive the I-Mast 400 fit. Four masts were
  • Poland orders more Radmor F@stnet radios

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract for Radmor VHF PR4G family F@stnet tactical communication systems worth PLN66 million (USD20 million). In total, Poland has ordered 380 Radmor RRC 9211 tactical very high frequency (VHF) manportable radios and 41 Radmor RRC 9311 AP vehicle


  • APX M334 series

    Type Roof-mounted sighting system Development The APX M334 family of roof-mounted day sights for helicopters was originally developed by SFIM Industries, now part of Sagem Défense Sécurité. They have been known to IHS Jane's since 1998. Description The APX M334 sights have

  • Conformal Airborne Early Warning and Control radars and mission suites

    Type Family of airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) radars and mission systems Description The generic Elta Systems Conformal Airborne Early Warning and Control (CAEW) (formerly Phalcon) AEW&C suite is described as being a long-range, multi-sensor architecture that incorporates

  • ERIEYE Airborne Early Warning and Control radar

    Type S-band (3.1 GHz to 3.3 GHz sub-band) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) radar Description The Saab, Business Area Electronic Defence Systems ERIEYE AEW&C radar is an active, phased-array, pulse-Doppler sensor that can feed an onboard operator architecture or downlink data

  • KLJ-7/10

    Type Airborne fire control radar (FCR) Description The KLJ-7 Fire Control Radar (FCR), also referred to as Type 1478, employs a mechanically-scanned, phased-array antenna and is the main radar set for the Chengdu Aircraft Industries/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex FC-1/JF-17 fighter aircraft. A