• Indian MoD launches first locally led network-warfare programmes

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has, for the first time, launched two major programmes led by Indian consortia to indigenously develop network-centric systems for the Indian Army. Under the 'Make in India' initiative launched by India's new government that stresses indigenous materiel

  • IDEX 2015: New team pursues RSAF C5I package

    Boeing has officially joined the ThalesRaytheonSystems bid to upgrade the Royal Saudi Air Force's (RSAF's) elderly Peace Shield integrated command-and-control system, the companies announced at IDEX. The bid is centred on elements of Raytheon's Command View suite tailored to RSAF-specific

  • NATO, Poland up BMD information exchanges

    NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI) and Poland's defence ministry are stepping up their data-exchange activities to test the latter's three radar sites designated for the alliance's future ballistic missile defence (BMD) capability. The goal is to ensure the sites' ability to

  • Singapore launches new cyber-security agency

    Singapore has established an agency under the Prime Minister's Office to provide centralised oversight of national cyber-security activities. A statement by the Prime Minister's Office on 27 January said the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) will become operational from 1 April 2015 and will

  • Brazilian satellite design review concludes ahead of schedule

    A Brazilian dual-use satellite programme has passed a key review and manufacturing is to now proceed without modifications after the early conclusion of its design phase. The critical design review for the Geostationary Defence and Strategic Communications Satellite (Satélite


  • Efforts made to improve global cyber-security

    Multilateral meetings are set to explore how to tackle cyber-security, but international co-operation is far from straightforward. Tim Maurer looks at the potential challenges in finding common ground amid an increase in cyber-attacks in 2014
  • Hackers target global geonavigation networks

    Global navigation satellite systems are vulnerable to attack from states, insurgents, and criminals using disruption devices to jam signals or fool them with false transmissions. Milosz Reterski assesses the growing risk to air traffic, defence systems, and shipping.
  • The As-Pac cyber challenge

    As cyber threats and related vulnerabilities continue to intensify in the Asia-Pacific region, its countries are making unprecedented moves to tackle the problem effectively. Jon Grevatt reports
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  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could
  • IDEX 2015: ALAS-C ready for Emirati trials

    Yugoimport SDPR expects its Advanced Light Attack System - Coastal Defence (ALAS-C) to begin its evaluation trials with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navy later this year, the Serbian company's Dragi Dimitrijevic told IHS Jane's at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi. "We are finished with all


  • MILTECHâ„¢ 5042 military ruggedised communication system

    Type Fibre optic communications equipment, transmission Description The MILTECH™ 5042 rugged, military grade communication is a system for transferring video, serial (RS-422) data, discrete signals and Gigabit Ethernet traffic over single strand tactical fibre. The 5042's mechanical

  • Remote Secure Receiver (RSR)

    Type GPS device, anti-jamming/spoofing Development According to the contractor the Remote Secure Receiver (RSR) has been developed to protect against GPS jamming and spoofing for soldiers using combinations of commercial smartphones, tablets and military off-the-shelf devices. Rockwell says that

  • IRTS Lightweight Airborne Console

    Type Airborne C2 console Development First noted by IHS Jane's at the 2010 Eurosatory Exhibition and subsequently at the 2012 event. Description A single screen console constructed out of lightweight materials and specially designed for airborne use. Operator interfaces can include touchscreen,

  • BEACON Mk III full duplex crypto device

    Type Encryption equipment, data Description BEACON Mk III is a full-duplex crypto device designed to provide high grade of security for data communications running over different media, including normal telephone lines (with the use of a V.92 modem), RS-232 networks and Local Area Networks