• Retia and Elta team up to meet Czech radar requirement

    The Czech radar company Retia and Israeli Aerospace Industries subsidiary Elta Systems on 25 November signed a co-operation agreement related to Elta's ELM-2288 AD-STAR radar. The system will be offered to the Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD), which plans to open a tender for at least five modern

  • Sterling Computers buys cybersecurity specialist BlueSpace

    Sterling Computers Corporation announced on 4 November that it has completed the purchase of BlueSpace; a US-supplier of cyber security services to defence, intelligence and law enforcement customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BlueSpace is the company behind the CrossWatch

  • Euronaval 2014: Gabon contracts with Piriou for patrol vessels

    Key Points Gabon order marks a breakthrough for Piriou in the naval exports The package includes training provided by DCI/NAVFCO Gabon is to take delivery of two patrol vessels - one second-hand, one newbuild - from French shipbuilding and repair group Piriou under a contract signed at Euronaval

  • GD Canada improving blue force tracking ability in legacy CAF radios

    Key Points Modifications will extend the life of the CNRs another 10 years Tests show a significant improvement in positional refresh capability The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) awarded General Dynamics (GD) Canada a USD108.9 million contract to improve voice, data, and messaging capability as

  • Israeli government websites under attack by hacktivists

    Hacker group Anonymous is attacking Israeli government cyber infrastructure after the death of Orwah Hammad, a 14-year-old Palestinian with US citizenship, on 24 October. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Hammad was shot as he attempted to throw a petrol bomb at Israeli motorists near the West


  • Test your military knowledge - name the aircraft pictured here

    Each week we feature an unidentified platform on www.ihsjanes360.com. Test your identification capabilities by working out what is being depicted in the image and then checking to see if you're correct.
  • Boko Haram's control grows in run-up to election

    As Nigeria's general election approaches, Boko Haram's expansion in the northeast shows how ill-prepared the country's security forces remain. Atta Barkindo examines three security scenarios that could emerge and their potential impact on the 2015 poll.
  • Sky searchers

    Sometimes known as passive or optical radar, airborne infrared search-and-track capability has matured over the last 10 years. Michael J Gething reports on the systems in service and under development today
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  • UPDATE: Egypt reveals air defence upgrades

    Egypt has acquired new or upgraded versions of its Russian-made Buk medium-range and Tor short-range surface-to-air missiles systems, a video of a recent air defence exercise that the Ministry of Defence released on 2 November has revealed. The video shows what looks like a Buk-M2 transporter
  • Indian MoD signs up for ACTAS towed array

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an INR3.06 billion (USD51million) deal with Germany's Atlas Elektronik for six low frequency Active Towed Array Sonar (ACTAS) systems to be fitted to Indian Navy (IN) warships. The urgency of the requirement to safeguard its assets, continually


  • ARMOR tablet computers

    Type Ruggedised laptop/tablet computer Description The ARMOR range consists of ruggedised tablet and convertible notebook computers. X10 and C12 were first launched in early 2008 and have been continually refined since then. C12 convertible is no longer marketed. X10gx version was launched

  • Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER)

    Type Ruggedised manpack video terminal Description The terminals from the Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) family provide real-time Full Motion Video (FMV) and other data from airborne platforms for situations where an eyes-on-target capability is required. ROVER I ROVER I is

  • CommandVu 4170 and 4500 displays

    Type Ruggedised display Description The CommandVu 4170 and 4500 are lightweight active matrix liquid crystal displays which offer multiple sensor inputs and outputs and communication options. Specifications CommandVu 4500 CommandVu 4170 Active display area: 10.4 in diagonal 10.4 in diagonal

  • Barco rugged large format displays

    Type Ruggedised display Description Barco offers a complete series of rugged large format display solutions, ranging from 17 in to 28 in, with a variety of electronic, optical, environmental and video processing features and options. They are incorporated into a wide spectrum of C4I systems. The