• Cobham makes final non-core divestment

    Cobham announced on 17 April that it has divested its operations in Mineral Wells, Texas, to management. The divestment included the S-Tec and Chelton Flight Systems companies, which had joined to become the Cobham Integrated Systems business. The company manufactures a range of displays and

  • DSA 2014: Russia's KNIRTI unveils new stand-off jammer

    Russia's Kaluga Scientific Research Institute for Radio Technology (KNIRTI) presented the new L187AE electronic warfare (EW) system at the DSA exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The L187AE is a stand-off jammer that can fit inside Mil Mi-8/17 helicopters to provide protection against radar-guided

  • UK looking to re-bid in India's MMRCA contest

    UK officials attending the Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur say they are looking for the opportunity to re-bid the Eurofighter Typhoon in India in what might be a replay of the final round of the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) procurement. If so, the Typhoon,

  • DSA 2014: MH370 may show region's need for enhanced monitoring, surveillance

    The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 may highlight a requirement in the southern hemisphere for enhanced monitoring and surveillance capabilities, according to Philip Dunne, UK Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology. Speaking to journalists at the Defence Services

  • JASDF forms new AEW squadron in Okinawa

    The Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced it will establish a new Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) squadron at Naha Air Base on Okinawa on 20 April. The move is designed to bolster the nation's defensive posture in the southwest, in

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  • AA-3-38 HAROLD reconnaissance pod

    Type Reconnaissance pod. Development The AA-3-38 HAROLD reconnaissance pod built by Dassault Aviation in collaboration with OMERA, has been known to IHS Jane's since 2007. It was developed as a long-range, oblique-view, strategic reconnaissance pod for high performance combat aircraft,

  • Airborne Search And Rescue System

    Type SAR equipment Description The Airborne Search-and-Rescue System (ASARS) consists of the ARS-700 Airborne Interrogator and Guidance Suite (AIGS), and the hand-held PRC-434 Personal Survivor Radio (PRS). The ARS-700 is comprised of an Avionics Unit (AU), Control and Display Unit (CDU),

  • AN/AAD-5 infrared linescanner

    Type Reconnaissance sensor Development Developed in the mid-1970s by Honeywell (later Lockheed Martin and now BAE Systems Electronic Solutions) the AN/AAD-5 infrared linescanner reconnaissance system entered service in 1977 on the dedicated RF-4 reconnaissance variants used by the US and overseas

  • AN/ASD-10(V) Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System

    Type Reconnaissance system Development The AN/ASD-10(V) Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System (ATARS) was developed by Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems (now part of BAE Systems Electronic Solutions). It is a high-performance reconnaissance system, originally intended for use by US Air