• 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

  • Yemen to get L-3 modified ISR aircraft

    L-3 Communications' Platform Integration Division has been awarded a USD41.5 million contract to procure and modify four intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft for Yemen, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 2 June. The DoD said the work will be completed by 30

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  • USAF space chief endorses new heavy-lift rocket engine effort

    Key Points The US should begin development of an alternate rocket engine to the Russian-built RD-180 for the Atlas V launch vehicle, the USAF's space chief said He cited the benefit of such an effort to the US industrial base, as well as the 'national security imperative' The United States should
  • Australia's JORN network completes upgrade

    The latest upgrade to Australia's Jindalee Over The Horizon Radar network (JORN) has achieved final operational capability (FOC), Defence Minister David Johnston announced on 28 May. Although the official range of the three-radar JORN system is 3,000 km, it is understood to be significantly greater


  • NBCWaRN Software

    Description The Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warning and Reporting Network (NBCWaRN) software enables staff to gather, correlate and assess CBRN reports and to generate real-time hazard predictions and warnings. According to OptiMetrics, NBCWaRN replaces what had been a complex, time-consuming

  • MicroCAM 2 thermal imaging core

    Type Thermal imaging camera Development The MicroCAM 2 thermal imaging cores from Thermoteknix Systems are the latest variants of the first series of MicroCAMs introduced at the DSEi exhibition in 2009. It is suitable for portable and power critical/battery-powered applications for more compact

  • AR5001D/AR 6000 professional communications monitoring receivers

    Type Surveillance and monitoring receiver Description AR5001D The AR5001D is a professional DSP-based communications monitoring receiver covering the 40 kHz to 3.15 GHz frequency range (40 kHz to 25 MHz direct conversion; 25 to 200 MHz double super-heterodyne; 200 to 420 MHz triple

  • DSP4200/2K HF radio modem

    Type Data communications equipment, modem, HF Description The DSP4200/2K is an HF data modem that provides the CLOVER adaptive waveform specifically designed for HF radio data communications. CLOVER measures real-time HF signal conditions and sets the most efficient modulation mode for these