• AFA 2015: Lockheed Martin unveils Legion IRST pod

    Lockheed Martin unveiled a new long-range infrared search and track (IRST) pod for fourth-generation aircraft at the Air Force Association's annual Air Warfare Symposium on 12 February. The Legion Pod combines Lockheed Martin's IRST21 infrared sensor with networking and data processing technology

  • ATK completes spinoff, merges with Orbital

    After a delay pushed the completion of a series of moves by ATK into 2015, the company completed the spinoff of its sporting business and merged the remaining units with Orbital Sciences on 9 February. Starting on 10 February the new defence- and space-focused company, Orbital ATK, began trading

  • India to fast-track Chinook, Apache purchases to beat price change deadline

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to fast-track its long-delayed procurement of Boeing attack and heavy-lift helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in anticipation of a possible increase in their negotiated price of USD2.5 billion after 31 March, official sources said. They said the

  • USN receives first deployable electronic avionics support system

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has delivered the first of a possible 341 electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) units to the US Navy (USN), military and company officials told reporters on 21 January. The eCASS is used to diagnose and repair electronic components on naval aircraft

  • US Marine rapid reaction unit deployed in five Middle East countries

    Key Points The CENTCOM crisis response force is now deployed in five Middle Eastern countries Provided entirely by the US Marine Corps, the force has a broad spectrum of capabilities, including strike, transport, and electronic warfare aircraft US marines from a newly formed rapid reaction force


  • Efforts made to improve global cyber-security

    Multilateral meetings are set to explore how to tackle cyber-security, but international co-operation is far from straightforward. Tim Maurer looks at the potential challenges in finding common ground amid an increase in cyber-attacks in 2014
  • Hackers target global geonavigation networks

    Global navigation satellite systems are vulnerable to attack from states, insurgents, and criminals using disruption devices to jam signals or fool them with false transmissions. Milosz Reterski assesses the growing risk to air traffic, defence systems, and shipping.
  • The As-Pac cyber challenge

    As cyber threats and related vulnerabilities continue to intensify in the Asia-Pacific region, its countries are making unprecedented moves to tackle the problem effectively. Jon Grevatt reports
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  • IDEX 2015: ALAS-C ready for Emirati trials

    Yugoimport SDPR expects its Advanced Light Attack System - Coastal Defence (ALAS-C) to begin its evaluation trials with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navy later this year, the Serbian company's Dragi Dimitrijevic told IHS Jane's at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi. "We are finished with all


  • 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