• 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

  • US Air Force's 3DELRR decision challenged

    Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) following the US Air Force's (USAF) awarding of its next-generation long-range radar contract to Raytheon. The contract award for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR)

  • New Zealand awards helicopter simulator contract to CAE

    Canadian group CAE has secured a contract to supply synthetic training systems to support the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF's) Kaman SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite maritime helicopters, the company announced on 21 October. Under the terms of the contract, the value of which was not disclosed, CAE will

  • Australian Tigers to receive tactical datalink

    Approval for an interim tactical datalink for 21 of the Australian Army's 22 Airbus Helicopters Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARHs) was announced on 20 October by Defence Minister David Johnston. The minister said in a statement that the interim datalink, costing less than AUD20 million

  • Japan, US put space, cyber at heart of revised defence guidelines

    Military co-operation in space and cyber were the key new elements in a report on revising the guidelines for the US-Japan security relationship. The interim report, which was published in early October, also describes "a more expansive partnership [that] would require enhanced capabilities

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  • US Army chooses teams for DVE mitigation ground testing

    Key Points The army has selected nine participants for ground testing of DVE mitigation sensors DVEs are a leading contributor to rotorcraft accidents and reduced operational effectiveness The US Army has selected nine participants for early 2015 ground testing of sensors designed to help
  • 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

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  • Airborne Digital Audio Management System

    Type Intercommunications equipment, airborne Description The Airborne Digital Audio Management System (ADAMS) was designed to meet the specific needs of large crew aircraft such as transportation, tanker and special mission platforms. The ADAMS is a fully digital (audio and control), secure,

  • Airborne reconnaissance system

    Type Reconnaissance pod Development The Airborne Reconnaissance System (ARS) is a refinement of the Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems (now BAE Systems Electronic Systems) F-9120 Advanced Airborne Reconnaissance System (AARS) is based on the company's F-9120 electro-optical, dual-band (EO/IR)

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    Type Family of electronic support (ES) and radar warning (RW) systems. Description Over time, the designation AN/ALR-66(V) has been used to describe a large family of ES and/or RW systems. Known details of some of the various iterations are as follows: Airborne Digital Automatic Collection

  • Blackrock

    Type 3 MHz to 3GHz band airborne signals intelligence (SIGINT) system. Description Designed to be integrated into intelligence collection platforms, L-3 Integrated Systems Group's Mission Integration Division's Blackrock SIGINT system can automatically and manually receive, distribute, record and

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