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  • Denel details AAM developments

    South Africa’s state-owned Denel Group, in its “Twenty 16/17 Integrated Report” has detailed a number of development milestones in the air-launched guided weapons segment managed by the Group’s Denel Dynamics division. Released in late September, the report noted that the

  • RAF Typhoon jets to receive collision awareness system

    UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft are to receive a collision awareness system to help reduce the possibility of mid-air collisions involving both civilian and military aircraft. UK procurement officials are in the process of finalising a contract with an unnamed supplier

  • L3 Linkabit expands MPM2000 family

    L3 Linkabit has developed a version of its Multi Purpose Modem 2000 (MPM-2000) for use on airborne platforms, showing the system for the first time at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC. The Network-Centric Waveform (NCW) Internet Protocol (IP) MPM-2000 is a development of the widely-used MPM1000, which

  • AFRL sets out plan for scaled Mini-AgilePod

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is leveraging on its AgilePod multi-sensor payload pod prototype in order to develop a new ‘mini’ variant that will form the basis of a family of scaled sensor pods to suit various airborne platforms. AgilePod is a platform-agnostic,

  • ADEX 2017: Rafael offers South Korea laser from Drone Dome counter-UAV system

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is offering to integrate the laser ‘kill’ system it has developed for its Drone Dome counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system onto South Korea’s own domestically built solution. Speaking to Jane’s at the Seoul International Aerospace and

  • Harris to provide electronic jammers for USN and RAAF F/A-18 aircraft

    Communications and defence electronics company Harris Corporation has been awarded a USD133 million contract to supply electronic jammers to the US Navy (USN) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for use on F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft, the US-based firm said in a 16 October statement.

  • Thales flight-tests radar offered for India’s Tejas Mk1A LCA

    French defence company Thales has flight-tested an ‘active array radar’ specifically developed to equip India’s indigenously designed Tejas Mk1A light combat aircraft (LCA) variant. In a 16 October statement Thales said that it is offering the radar to Bangalore-based Hindustan

  • Indra InShield passes NATO test

    Indra’s InShield system for protecting aircraft from infrared-guided missiles fired by manportable air defence systems has passed its NATO trials, the company announced on 5 October. The system was installed on a Spanish Army CH-47 helicopter for the trials at the WTD 91 test centre in Meppen,

  • US Navy targets cold valve in Super Hornet, Growler oxygen supply issues

    Key Points The US Navy hopes warming a valve will improve oxygen supply issues on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft The service has struggled with pilots in these aircraft suffering from physiological issues The US Navy (USN) is targeting a faulty valve as it continues to investigate oxygen supply

  • JCREW orders climb as demand for C-UAS capability increases

    Northrop Grumman has observed an increasing demand for its Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) system as ground forces seek options to defend themselves against the threat posed by small unmanned aerial systems (UASs). The company has

  • Indonesia acquires Inzpire MSS

    Inzpire has been awarded a contract to supply its GECO (Air) tablet-based mission system to Indonesia, and has recently redesigned the whole GECO system to provide a more open and modular architecture. The company announced that it was awarded a contract by the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara

  • Jordanian F-16s to get Link 16

    Jordan is procuring Link 16 datalink systems for its F-16 multirole fighters, according to a notice published on the US Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on 26 September. The notice said the US Air Force is looking for a company that can provide two ground support systems (GSS) “to

  • South Korea tests indigenous DIRCM system, says report

    South Korea has successfully tested a locally developed directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system for use by military aircraft carrying special forces deep into enemy territory, Yonhap news agency reported on 27 September. The trial of the indigenous system, which is designed to disrupt a

  • Leidos to mature new air platform warning, survivability technologies

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has contracted Leidos for a five-year research and development programme intended to mature technologies for airborne threat warning and survivability. Valued at USD23.5 million, the Threat Warning and Integrated Survivability Technology (TWIST) contract

  • DSEI 2017: Rheinmetall outlines approach to air defence against UAVs

    Rheinmetall Defence has outlined its approach to countering the oft-neglected threat from low-flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Speaking to Jane’s at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 defence exhibition, held in London from 11 to 15 September, Fabian Ochsner,

  • Lockheed Martin wins F-15C IRST competition

    Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod has been selected as the infrared search and track (IRST) system for the US Air Force’s (USAF's) Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15C fleet, according to a company statement. Lockheed Martin said on 19 September that it will produce more than 130 systems, which

  • BAE Systems to upgrade KF-16 radar warning receivers

    BAE Systems has been contracted to upgrade the radar warning receiver (RWR) units of South Korea’s fleet of Lockheed Martin KF-16 fighting Falcon combat aircraft. The USD49.6 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal, which was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 18 September,

  • USN explores power options for unmanned platforms

    The US Navy (USN) is looking at ways to ramp up the development of power systems that could provide additional endurance for unmanned surface and underwater vessels. One concept would enable unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to refuel on their own. The Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ship

  • Lockheed Martin completes preliminary review of heliborne EW system

    Lockheed Martin has announced that its Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system, which provides MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats, has passed the preliminary design review (PDR) stage.

  • DSEI 2017: AeroVironment extends Puma control range through new antenna

    AeroVironment has developed a Long Range Tracking Antenna (LRTA) system for operation with its Puma AE small unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Speaking to Jane’s at DSEI 2017 in London, Trace Stevenson, the company’s vice president and deputy general manager, said that the new

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