• Joint venture develops digital sandbox, geospatial database training tool

    Nexter Systems and Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) showcased one of the first fruits of their joint venture - KMW + Nexter Defense Systems (KNDS) - at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in December. The Nexter FINDMP Digital Sand

  • JTAC training tech advances emerge

    A number of new and updated training systems for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) were in evidence at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in December. ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH showcased its Joint Fires

  • Capability boost: trials demonstrate enhanced ViDAR/ScanEagle package

    Key Points Sentient's ViDAR system is designed to meet a growing maritime surveillance requirement Recent trials, including 'Unmanned Warrior 2016', have demonstrated the system's ability to support a range of tasks Sentient Vision Systems' ViDAR (Visual Detection and Ranging) maritime

  • Rheinmetall announces simulation, training contracts

    Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a contract to modernise Polish Leopard 2 gunnery and driver training simulators, which was revealed at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) held in Orlando in December. This was the most recent of a number of

  • MASA evolves SWORD system

    MASA has developed a new version of its SWORD constructive command and staff training system, which was unveiled at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) held in Orlando. The levels of command have been expanded and the system now has a modular

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  • SSAT target achieves Milestone C approval for production

    The US Navy's (USN's) BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target (SSAT) programme has achieved Milestone C approval, paving the way for award of a first low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. What is now the Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEi) subsidiary of
  • US reportedly deployed Sea-based X-band Radar off North Korea

    The US Sea-Based X-band Radar (SBX), one of the world's largest and most sophisticated phased-array X-band radar units, was deployed to the waters off North Korea in late September, Yonhap news agency quoted a South Korean military official as saying on 1 November. "The [SBX] Radar was sent to
  • SEA to upgrade data highway on Chilean Type 23 frigates

    SEA, a Cohort plc company, is to upgrade the Combat System Highway (CSH) infrastructure onboard the Chilean Navy's three former UK Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigates Almirante Cochrane (ex-HMS Norfolk ), Almirante Condell (ex-HMS Marlborough ), and Almirante Lynch (ex-HMS Grafton ). The work,
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