• AUSA 2014: XM25 counter-defilade weapon to finish development in 2016

    The US Army is further developing its 25 mm XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) system as the service considers possible procurement in 2016. Prime contractor ATK was awarded a USD33.4 million contract in September to complete the weapon's engineering and manufacturing development (EMD)

  • Russia renewing its space-based early warning system

    Russia is developing a new unified space system to detect ballistic missile launches, with creating the new system being a "key direction" of Russia's strategic nuclear deterrent, Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu stated on 9 October. The new system will replace Soviet legacy

  • China's CSSC and CASIC sign naval C4ISR agreement

    The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) - two of China's largest defence industrial enterprises - have signed an agreement to enhance the co-development of naval mission systems. The agreement - announced on 23 September - is

  • Ukrainian requests for EW equipment go unanswered

    Ukrainian requests for more sophisticated electronic warfare (EW) equipment have gone unanswered despite its air losses rising, with the downing of two more Sukhoi Su-25s on 23 July, to 11 fixed-wing aircraft and eight helicopters since April, when these shootdowns began. "It is clear that

  • Farnborough 2014: Raytheon to test Next-Gen Jammer in September

    Raytheon will flight test a prototype version of its Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) on a Gulfstream 550 in September, company officials disclosed on 14 July. Travis Slocumb, vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, said during a briefing at the Farnborough

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  • US Army chooses teams for DVE mitigation ground testing

    Key Points The army has selected nine participants for ground testing of DVE mitigation sensors DVEs are a leading contributor to rotorcraft accidents and reduced operational effectiveness The US Army has selected nine participants for early 2015 ground testing of sensors designed to help
  • Patrol vessel receives RNLN's final I-Mast 400 fit

    The Royal Netherlands Navy's (RNLN's) last Holland-class ocean-going patrol ship HNLMS Friesland (P 842) is being fitted with its Thales Nederland I-Mast 400 integrated mast system. Friesland , commissioned in January 2013, is the last RNLN ship to receive the I-Mast 400 fit. Four masts were


  • Crypto Message and File Encryption HA-6650 Application

    Type Encryption and security software Description The Message and File Encryption HA-6650 Application is designed to securely encrypt data files, allowing the transmission of encrypted data via any public or private communications network, or the storage of encrypted files on any media such as

  • CYCOM® KU-891GA Secure Combat Data Terminal - Arabic Variant

    Type Data communications equipment, secure Description The KU-891GA is a full Arabic version of the proven KU-89x series of hand-held combat data terminals (CDTs). It is designed to provide error free and secure transmission of text-based messages by radio, landline (field cable or phone

  • Radiant Mercury Cross Domain Solution (CDS)

    Type Security system, cross domain Development Developed by Lockheed Martin in 1992, Radiant Mercury is a system that allows sharing of sensitive data between differing security domains. It incorporates a suite of high-assurance, trusted technologies that "guard" classified and

  • RT-1988 Iridium Data Link Terminal Unit (DLTU)

    Type Datalink equipment Development The RT-1988 Data Link Transceiver Unit (DLTU) was developed as a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative for the US Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), CA. Description The RT-1988 DLTU is designed to provide global transmission access via