• Polish think-take advocates offensive cyber stance for NATO

    NATO should opt for developing offensive cyber capabilities as opposed to only defensive ones, says one of Poland's leading security think-tanks. The mixed nature of hybrid warfare requires the shift, it argues in a new paper. A "bold and decisive discussion" should be launched among the

  • RADA readies RPS-42 portable radar system for Asian customer

    Israel's RADA Electronic Industries will supply its S-band RPS-42 tactical air surveillance radar system to an unspecified Asian customer for countering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company announced on 23 August. RADA stated that it expects a contract, which is of "a significant size

  • US Army begins competition for new airborne radio

    The US Army has published the draft request for proposals (RfP) for a new Small Airborne Networking Radio (SANR) that will replace ARC-201D Harris radio. The army will award a single indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract for 7,000 radios. The decision to award a sole-source

  • Belarus receives first 59N6E early warning radar

    Belarus has begun operating a 59N6E Protivnik-GE early warning surveillance radar, the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 16 August. "[The new radar] will significantly increase the combat capabilities of the radio engineering troops," said the MoD in a statement. "It

  • DARPA is shrinking LIDAR to fit on a chip

    Key Points The project could significantly increase the use of LIDAR MIT has demonstrated a transmit-and-receive capability on a chip The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is leading an effort to take what are now bulky expensive Light Imaging, Detection, And Ranging (LIDAR)

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  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Russia's war of words advances military goals

    Moscow's apparent belief that it is in a constant state of conflict with the West has led it to employ information warfare (IW) and deception operations as part of military plans. Stephen Blank analyses Russia's sophisticated IW strategy and the multiple state agencies that support it.
  • Expanding horizons: the EU's growing military footprint

    Over the past two years the EU's military operations have increased considerably, with the latest counter-migrant mission in the Mediterranean illustrating its growing ambitions to protect the continent's security. Tim Ripley reports on the expanding mission set that is putting the organisation to the test at all levels, politically, operationally, and tactically
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  • US Army to assess C-UAS capability for AN/TPQ-53

    The US Army has issued a Sources Sought notice to assess the potential to add a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability to the service's AN/TPQ-53 radar. The radar is employed in a counter-fire role, where it is used to automatically detect, track, classify, and locate the point of
  • URC Systems readies RCIED jammers for Bangladesh Army

    Czech electronic warfare system producer URC Systems has teamed with local firm Radiant Corporation to supply the Bangladesh Army with its STAR Light 3E jammers. The jammers - designed to counter threats such as radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs) - will be installed onto the
  • Mexican Navy begins operations with new UAV

    The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) has deployed Arcturus T-20 JUMP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to the coast of Sonora for maritime surveillance operations, SEMAR announced on 29 July. The surveillance system and its aircraft were officially handed over at the headquarters of the Naval
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