• Harris Corporation announces restructure following Exelis acquisition

    US communications equipment manufacturer Harris Corporation announced on 1 July that it would be restructuring following the recent acquisition of Exelis. From 4 July, the company will comprise four business segments: - Communication Systems, led by Chris Young, which will work on tactical and

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    The KRET concern has developed the ANS-2009 stellar navigation system for the Russia's Air Force Long-Rang Aviation's (LRA) strategic bombers, the company has revealed. "ANS-2009 allows the high-precise calculation of the plane's co-ordinates, basing on stars' position" the source told

  • Paris Air Show 2015: Jordan orders more I-Master airborne radars

    Thales will provide the Royal Jordanian Air Force with additional I-Master airborne surveillance radars, the company announced at the Paris Air Show. Jordan already uses the I-Master on board its Airbus/ATK AC-235 gunships, while one of its two C295s is also being fitted with the radar as part of

  • Two prime contractors announce JSTARS teams

    Key Points Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have announced industry teams for the JSTARS competition Up to three pre-engineering contracts could be awarded to refine requirements Two contenders for a US Air Force (USAF) programme replacing its E-8C Joint Surveillance Targeting and Attack

  • Paris Air Show 2015: Latest Rafael airborne pods feature high-definition imaging

    Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems launched the latest versions of its airborne pods - the Litening 5 targeting pod and the RecceLite XR reconnaissance pod - at Le Bourget. Both models feature common high-definition (HD) mid-wave infrared (MWIR) detectors and colour Full HD CMOS daylight

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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)

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