• BAE Systems, Terma to collaborate on helmet audio

    BAE Systems has begun working with Danish defence electronics company Terma to develop improved audio systems for BAE's pilot helmets, it announced on 15 April. The teaming, which aims to produce a demonstration model in three years, will focus on noise reduction and 3-D audio to reduce pilot

  • Mikoyan, ATSC team for Malaysian MiG-29 upgrades

    Malaysian company Aerospace Technology Systems Corporation (ATSC) has teamed with the Russian aircraft group Mikoyan to bid to upgrade the Royal Malaysian Air Force's (RMAF's) fleet of MiG-29N 'Fulcrum' fighter aircraft, ATSC's chief executive officer confirmed to IHS Jane's . Fadzar Suhada said on

  • UPDATE: Northrop Grumman selected to provide SEWIP Block 3 for USN ships

    Key Points SEWIP Block 3 extends the EW suite to include EA capability improvements Source selection took nearly 24 months due to the complexity of the programme Northrop Grumman announced on 5 March that it has been awarded a USD267 million contract from the US Navy (USN) for the Surface

  • USAF backs Pentagon EW working group

    Key Points The USAF wants to correct deficiencies in its EW portfolio The Pentagon's new EW working group will influence the POM, which will provide guidance on purchasing new systems The US Air Force (USAF) is eager to participate in a US Department of Defense (DoD) working group on electronic

  • Saab to provide Malaysia with ESP system

    Swedish defence and security group Saab was awarded on 19 March a letter of award from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) to supply an electronic surveillance payload (ESP) system. Saab said in a statement that the ESP system will be operated for training purposes at the RMAF's Electronic Warfare


  • Briefing: Lighter than air

    With the development of new technologies and materials aerostats are enjoying a resurgence, proving to be an inexpensive surveillance solution for military and homeland security applications. Martin Streetly reports
  • Industry briefing: Spanish succession

    Despite suffering from austere defence budgets in recent years, Spain still maintains a highly developed defence industry that continues to produce a wide range of major platforms. Andrew MacDonald reviews the country's current defence-industrial status
  • HUDs for the grunts: head-mounted display systems for dismounted soldiers

    Following the development of a digitised, helmet-mounted display system for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, such technology is being applied for dismounted soldiers, spearheaded by the US Army, reports Andrew White
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  • Sagem enhances French Army FELIN kit

    Sagem, a division of French group Safran, announced on 3 April it had won a contract from the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) procurement organisation to add several improvements to the French Army's FELIN V1 (Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés)
  • SANG upgrades airfield technology

    Thales is set to install navaids and tower equipment for two new airfields being built near Riyadh for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). One airfield is under construction at Khashm Al An, which abuts the eastern outskirts of the capital, Riyadh. This base will have a 2,000 m-long paved


  • 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