• NATO ACT commander seeks information systems 'resiliency'

    NATO must invest more in 'resiliency' to ensure it can still operate if information systems are degraded or attacked, French General Jean-Paul Palomeros, NATO's Supreme Allied commander for Transformation, told reporters during a 27 August roundtable in Washington, DC. "We need to reinvest in

  • Senior DHS official asks hackers to give agency, US government a chance

    A senior official with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opened the 2015 DEF CON gathering in Las Vegas on 7 August by describing 'a deficit of trust' and the need for the federal government to work more closely with computer hackers. "It's a divide of mistrust," Deputy

  • Pentagon seeks recruits at Black Hat 2015 hacker conference

    The world's largest gathering of self-described hackers, the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, opened to the media on 5 August, with major defence contractors, security researchers, government officials mingling with hacking enthusiasts as the Pentagon - and US government - struggle to recruit

  • Norwegian firm signs Bangladesh cyber defence deal

    Cyber-security specialist Norway Registers Development (NRD) has signed a contract with the Bangladesh government to develop a national cyber defence strategy to tackle growing network-related attacks in the country. The deal is worth nearly USD1 million and calls upon NRD to collaborate with the

  • Russian PDAs for Ratnik future soldier project ready for serial production

    Two personal digital assistants (PDAs) for the Russian Ratnik equipment modernisation programme are ready for serial production, according to Ruslan Bistrikh, director of the Svyaz scientific-technical centre (a subsidiary of the Sozvezdie concern, which is a part of United Instrument Manufacturing


  • Packing a punch

    Despite its small size, the New Zealand Defence Force takes pride in its ability to deliver a credible contribution to multinational operations and continues to grow a full spectrum of capabilities able to meet the challenges of an increasingly uncertain strategic environment both at home and abroad. Kate Tringham reports
  • Catching up: China's space programme marches on

    China's space programme is acquiring and fielding impressive technologies and capabilities, but must address innovation-related challenges to ensure long-term competitiveness in space. Tate Nurkin reports
  • Cyber-mercenary industry grows worldwide

    As attention focuses on inter-state cyber-warfare, private non-governmental actors have rapidly proliferated. Tim Maurer examines the rise of these often powerful proxy groups.
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  • MAKS 2015: Russian Mi-28Ns to receive N025 radars in 2016

    Russia's Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopters will receive the N025 mast-mounted radar from 2016, an industry source told IHS Jane's at MAKS 2015. "The military is completing the tests of the N025 radar on three helicopters. Starting next year, it will be produced serially for mounting on
  • UK orders more Saab Giraffe AMB radars

    The British Armed Forces have ordered additional Giraffe AMB (Agile Multi-Beam) 3-D air-defence radars from Saab, the company announced on 24 August. Worth SEK610 million (USD74.6 million) the contract also includes the upgrade of the United Kingdom's existing Giraffe radars to the latest


  • 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