• PacStar develops secure deployed WiFi system

    PacStar has developed a Secure Wireless Command Post that enables military personnel to use smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers to conduct activities that had previously required wired solutions. Although WiFi is widely available in public spaces, the US Department of Defense has security

  • SPAWAR demos shipboard AR gunnery capability

    The US Navy (USN) is testing an augmented reality (AR) capability to improve gunfire commands between shipboard gunners and gunfire liaison officers. The service's Space Warfare Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center-Pacific (SSC-P) in San Diego, California, has demonstrated the Gunner Augmented Reality

  • NATO shifts to agile approach for software acquisition

    NATO's Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) is embarking on an effort to improve the way it acquires software for its deployed forces that agency officials believe will reduce the risk associated with software development. NATO has a history of problems in delivering software-intensive

  • MBDA unveils new GBADS C2 system

    MBDA has developed a new ground-based air defence (GBAD) command and control (C2) system called Network-Centric Engagement Solutions (NCES), which the firm revealed at the 2017 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. The system, which has been developed in response to an unspecified customer's particular

  • US Air Force's Space Fence enters hardware installation phase

    Key Points The US Air Force entered hardware installation, a key phase, in its Space Fence programme The programme will allow the USAF to eventually track space objects the size of a marble The US Air Force (USAF) expects to complete hardware installation for its Space Fence space situational


  • Russia encounters hurdles in satellite development and expansion

    Russia is working to increase the number of intelligence satellites it operates, but its fleet remains small and increasingly outdated. Bart Hendrickx examines the status of Russia's satellite intelligence capabilities and considers the outlook for future programmes
  • Desert watchers: MINUSMA's intelligence capabilities

    The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is currently the only UN peacekeeping operation with an organic military intelligence-gathering and processing capability. Erwan de Cherisey reports
  • Evolving expeditionary capabilities

    In a period generally characterised by lean defence budgets and more complex and demanding military requirements, Jim Dorschner reports on how some armed forces around the world are developing and fielding multirole expeditionary capabilities
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  • Lightweight Gabbiano radar pitched at UAVs

    Leonardo has unveiled its lightest airborne multimode radar to date. The Gabbiano TS Ultra-Light weighs less than 24 kg and is designed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The radar was debuted at the Paris Air Show and comprises a 12 inch nose-mounted antenna and a receiver transmitter
  • SEA enhances DECKsim functionality

    Cohort subsidiary SEA has introduced a series of enhancements and extensions to its DECKsim flight deck simulation suite. As well as integrating virtual reality and augmented reality goggles into the DECKsim product, the company has also developed a new Ship/Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL)