• French Army set to launch new 4x4 programme

    The French Ministry of Defence's procurement agency, the DGA, is to launch a competition for the acquisition of 358 new 4x4 light multirole protected vehicles for the French Army. The acquisition, known as the Véhicule Blindé Multi-Rôle Léger (VBMR-L), forms part of the French

  • Germany outlines plan to create Bundeswehr cyber command

    German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen outlined on 26 April a plan to establish a dedicated cyber and information command by merging the Bundeswehr's current cyber and IT units. The Kommando Cyber- und Informationsraum (Cyber and Information Space Command) will be responsible for cyber, IT,

  • DSA 2016: Kronstadt expands military training offerings

    At the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2016 exhibition, St Petersburg-based simulation and training firm Kronstadt Group (KTG) was offering a full-spectrum tactical training package that is an expansion of its product line of system simulators. In addition to being able to offer training to individual

  • UPDATE: USN's Next Generation Jammer transitions into development

    Key Points The Next Generation Jammer is being developed by Raytheon to replace the EA-18G's legacy ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod NGJ Increment 1 addresses mid-band capabilities, with Increments 2 (low- band) and 3 (high-band) to follow The Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment 1 (Inc 1)

  • US DoD prioritises cyber hardening

    US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) will be "Shifting from a focus on building the command to an emphasis on operationalising, sustaining, and expanding its capabilities" according to US Navy Admiral Michael Rogers, commander of the US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), director of the National Security

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  • AAAA 2016: India to get Longbow radars for Apaches

    India has awarded a contract to Longbow LLC, a Lockheed Martin-Northrop Grumman joint venture, for fire control radar (FCR) systems for its Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, Lockheed Martin announced in a 30 April press statement released at the Army Aviation Association of America's (AAAA's)
  • South Africa trials BattleTek command training system

    The South African Army (SAA) has incorporated Saab Grintek's BattleTek IV command training system into its training and experimentation regime, including a proof-of-concept trial as part of the process of establishing a number of BattleLabs. It has also been used to support multinational command
  • CONTROP confirms iSea EO/IR payloads for Colombia

    Israeli electro-optics house CONTROP Precision Technologies has revealed the supply of iSea maritime electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera payloads for integration on locally-manufactured remote weapon stations being introduced to service with the Colombian Navy. According to a statement released