• Saab captures USN's next-generation shipboard ATC radar

    Saab Defense and Security USA has won the race to provide US Navy (USN) aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships with a new shipboard air traffic control (SATC) radar. The company was on 21 September announced as the recipient of a USD38 million Engineering and Manufacturing Development

  • AFA 2016: Lockheed Martin IRST pod completes F-15C flight testing

    Lockheed Martin's Legion Pod, a modular infrared search-and-track (IRST) sensor package, completed its first flight test on the Boeing F-15C Eagle, a company official said during a 19 September press briefing. First flight took place on 27 June, Don Bolling, director of business development in the

  • AAD 2016: Saab and Denel partner on air-defence system

    Sweden's Saab and South Africa's Denel Dynamics have partnered to match the Saab Giraffe AMB radar with the Denel Dynamics Umkhonto infrared-guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. The system uses the Giraffe AMB for the surveillance, alerting, target-acquisition and target-tracking role,

  • F-35B links with US Navy Aegis Weapon System in testing

    The US Navy (USN) linked a US Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) with the latest Aegis Weapon System (AWS), demonstrating the ability to conduct a Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) operation. NIFC-CA is designed to integrate navy ships and airborne sensors

  • KB Radar develops UAV-based SATCOM, navigation jammers

    Belarus' KB Radar Design Bureau has developed satellite communications and navigation jamming systems that can be mounted on tactical-level unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Touman-2 has been designed to jam the downlink and transmission signals for equipment that uses Inmarsat, Thuraya, and

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  • Proposed solutions delivered for major JORN upgrade

    The two companies competing to undertake major upgrade of Australia's Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) long-range radar network have delivered their proposed solutions to the Department of Defence (DoD), informed sources confirmed to IHS Jane's on 5 September. BAE Systems Australia and