• Qatari SATCOM up and running

    A military satellite communications system that Thales is delivering to the Qatari military has reached the initial operating capability (IOC) stage, the French defence company announced on 24 November. It said the IOC had been achieved 10 months after the contract was awarded and described it as

  • Russia reveals 3M-14T cruise missile range

    Key Points Russia has conducted its first operational deployment of the domestic 3M-14T system The apparent precision of Kalibr-NK/3M-14T missiles suggests the possibility of an alternative terminal guidance solution The launch of a salvo of some 26 cruise missiles from Russian Federation Navy's

  • AUSA 2015: Lockheed Martin reveals new cyber-enabled counter-UAV system

    Lockheed Martin Corp has unveiled a new ground-based system to detect and counter unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) at the Association of the US Army (AUSA) annual symposium in Washington, DC. The system, called ICARUS, is designed to detect, identify, and then intercept UAVs via a range of sensors and

  • DSEI 2015: Thales debuts new wideband naval high frequency radio

    Thales showcased a new wideband-ready naval high frequency (HF) radio at DSEI 2015 in London. Called the MSN 8200, the new radio features a modular architecture designed to accommodate wideband plug-ins. Speaking to IHS Jane's at the show, Thales naval communications product line manager Donna

  • NATO mulls results of fast-track cyber capability development

    The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) is evaluating the results of its first seven "fast-track" cyber-security technology micro-projects for their procurement and capability-development implications. Turning around the alliance's cumbersome procurement procedures to


  • Mission ready: UAS crew training shapes up

    UAS mission sets have grown substantially in the last decade or so with a myriad of new payloads and capabilities being introduced. Huw Williams examines how UAS crew are training to operate these systems and adopt new concepts of operations
  • How Cyber Broke Espionage

    In the wake of burgeoning cyber capabilities longstanding unwritten rules that shaped a broad tolerance of espionage have unravelled as the US struggles to figure out how to contain the cyber domain. Zachary Fryer-Biggs reports
  • Briefing: Vertical reality

    The United States is pushing ahead with the next generation of vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Marina Malenic reports
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  • Embraer to integrate Rockwell Collins' CHADCS on KC-390s

    Embraer will outfit its Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft bound for the Brazilian Air Force with Rockwell Collins' Aerial Delivery Control System (CHADCS), the companies announced on 11 November. CHADCS is used "to hold, monitor, and execute precision air drops of cargo, vehicles, and troops


  • 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