• 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

  • DSEI 2017: BAE Systems marks LiteHUD first-flight milestones

    BAE Systems has flown its Lite Head-Up Display (HUD) for the first time on a number of different aircraft types, the company announced at the DSEI exhibition in London on 13 September. The LiteHUD, which is billed as being 60% smaller and 50% lighter than other comparable systems, has so far this

  • Bahrain F-16V procurement and upgrade approved

    Bahrain has been approved to procure 22 new Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons and to upgrade its existing fleet of 20 aircraft, in two separate deals valued at a combined USD3.86 billion. The approvals, announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 8 September, comprise

  • Inzpire to provide GECO mission system for Indonesian Air Force

    UK-based company Inzpire announced on 13 September that it will provide its GECO Air tablet-based mission system to the Indonesian Air Force (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) in conjunction with its in-country partner PT Kadomas Aviasindo. “Once in service, GECO [Air] will

  • US Air Force awards L3 Technologies Compass Call replacement UCA

    Key Points US Air Force awards UCA to L3 Technologies for Compass Call replacement programme The service has previously faced numerous hurdles to awarding a contract action The US Air Force (USAF) announced on 8 September that it had awarded L3 Technologies an undefinitised contract action (UCA)

  • DSEI 2017: Leonardo’s BriteCloud passes trials

    Leonardo has announced that its BriteCloud system has successfully undergone trials with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the United States in March this year. The trials saw more than 80 BC55 BriteCloud countermeasures in the round 55 mm diameter configuration dispensed by the Panavia Tornado GR4

  • Leonardo to supply AESA radars for Bangladesh Navy’s new Dornier 228 multirole aircraft

    The Bangladesh Navy’s (BN’s) two recently ordered RUAG (Dornier) 228 NG maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) will be equipped with Leonardo’s Seaspray 5000E active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. The Italy-based company announced in an 11 September statement that it had

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