• Ukrainian requests for EW equipment go unanswered

    Ukrainian requests for more sophisticated electronic warfare (EW) equipment have gone unanswered despite its air losses rising, with the downing of two more Sukhoi Su-25s on 23 July, to 11 fixed-wing aircraft and eight helicopters since April, when these shootdowns began. "It is clear that

  • Farnborough 2014: Raytheon to test Next-Gen Jammer in September

    Raytheon will flight test a prototype version of its Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) on a Gulfstream 550 in September, company officials disclosed on 14 July. Travis Slocumb, vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, said during a briefing at the Farnborough

  • Update: RIMPAC 2014: Exercise's HADR phase experiments with green energy use

    The US Navy (USN)-hosted Rim of the Pacific ('RIMPAC') 2014 maritime exercise has been using energy generated from sustainable sources for the first time, during its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) phase. The HADR activity, which is running from 3-12 July, is seeing relief tents,

  • Update: Japan delays C-2 service entry after door issue in testing

    Japan is delaying the introduction into service of the Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft to investigate why a door broke during pressurisation testing in January. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 4 July that it had decided to postpone the introduction of the Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft

  • USN expects to complete move to NGEN earlier than expected

    Key Points NGEN will give the USN ownership of its shored-based IT network The USN will be able to compete for upgrades and address cyber threats The US Navy (USN) and a team led by computer giant Hewlett Packard (HP) are on track to transition to a government-owned and contractor-operated

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  • More long-range Iranian early-warning radars revealed

    Key Points Iran is making significant progress in building a network of long-range early-warning radars. IHS Jane's has identified what appears to be the 3,000 km range Sepehr radar in the northwest of the country, as well as a prototype facility for the Ghadir radar that was unveiled in June.
  • Saudi Arabia inaugurates northern border security project

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud inaugurated the first phase of a border security barrier along the kingdom's northern borders on 5 September. The Saudi Press Agency reported that the multi-layered barrier runs along 900 km of the northern border and consists of 78 monitoring
  • Patrol vessel receives RNLN's final I-Mast 400 fit

    The Royal Netherlands Navy's (RNLN's) last Holland-class ocean-going patrol ship HNLMS Friesland (P 842) is being fitted with its Thales Nederland I-Mast 400 integrated mast system. Friesland , commissioned in January 2013, is the last RNLN ship to receive the I-Mast 400 fit. Four masts were


  • Mobile Satcom COTM System

    Type SATCOM terminal, COTM Description ViaSat's Mobile Satcom system uses ArcLight® technology to provide, over regulatory-compliant commercial Ku-band systems, two-way broadband access via satellite to ground, airborne and maritime platforms while on the move. This

  • Tactical Command Management System (TCOMS)

    Type Data communications equipment Description The Tactical COmmand Management System (TCOMS) is a multi-operator, data link buffer, translation, and command management system. TCOMS can be part of the information grid for network-centric warfare. TCOMS functionality is similar to that provided

  • C4OPS hearing protection/hearing enhancement headset system

    Type Headset, hearing protection Description The C4OPS is a 20 m immersible, software defined, tactical hearing protection/hearing enhancement headset system. Features and capabilities of the C4OPS include: Dual Wireless PTT (DWPTT™) with Picatinny rail attachment Remote control channel

  • Defense Information System Network (DISN)

    Type Integrated communication network Description The DISN is the backbone worldwide communications network for the US DoD for voice, data and imagery. The DISN infrastructure consists of a CONtinental United States (CONUS) segment including sustaining bases, European and Pacific theatre