• 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

  • Second Lebanese Cessna 208B to get Hellfire capability

    Orbital ATK announced on 12 March that it had received a contract from the US Department of Defense to "modify existing Cessna C-208B Caravan Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft for the Lebanese Air Force". The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) currently has two 208B aircraft,

  • First airborne MCM helicopter delivered to JMSDF

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has taken delivery of the first MCH-101 helicopter airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) variant from Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and AgustaWestland. Formally handed over at Kawasaki's Gifu factory on 27 February, the aircraft was subsequently

  • NSWC surveys C-130J gunship-compatible sensor turrets

    The United States' Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) has asked industry to provide details of long-range multi-sensor electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) turret systems that could potentially be integrated into Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider gunship aircraft. Officials at the NSWC's Crane Division

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  • US general: LCMR radars working well for Ukraine

    AN/TPQ-49 Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radars (LCMRs) have been highly effective for the Ukrainian military, according to the top US Army general in Europe. Ukrainian use of the LCMR "has turned out better than expected", and Ukrainian military units have found "new ways" of using
  • 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