• Thales UK invests in directed energy potential

    Thales UK is investigating the potential uses of directed energy to destroy sensors on various platforms, the company has told Jane’s . Speaking to Jane’s at the division’s headquarters in Belfast, Thales air operations and weapon systems UK general manager Philip McBride said the

  • Greece receives EU funding for surveillance equipment

    The Greek Ministry of Defence has announced two programmes for the acquisition of surveillance equipment, to be co-funded by the European Union (EU). The first programme, managed by the Hellenic Navy, concerns the acquisition of up to six electro-optical sensor systems for the service’s eight

  • Raytheon laser technology makes US patent history

    Raytheon has received a US patent for technology to obtain real-time readings on speed and distance from the data stream created by laser radars. The patent marks the 10 millionth US patent issued. The technology, invented by Joe Marron, an optical engineer for Raytheon, improves the ability of

  • DIUx approaches data rights with focus on prototype outcomes

    Key Points DIUx is focusing on having appropriate data rights as opposed to owning technical baselines The unit is more flexible with data rights than its US military service brethren, who want more data rights The Pentagon’s commercial innovation outpost is focused on the outcomes of

  • DARPA seeks to model conflicts for military planners

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking to develop algorithms and new technologies to model the operational environment, enabling military planners to make more informed and quicker decisions. Today, the techniques for understanding the issues behind a conflict are labour

  • Systematic to supply Danish artillery system fire-support capability

    Danish software house Systematic has been awarded a contract by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver a new fire-support capability for the Danish Army’s latest artillery systems. The contract value was not released. The new function builds on the Fire

  • Russia reveals two new 1L122E-series air-defence radars

    Russia’s NNIIRT facility, part of the Almaz-Antey group, has detailed its latest 1L122E-series air-defence radar systems that it is now offering on the export market. The systems include the 1L122-1E tripod-mounted radar and the larger 1L122-2E that is typically mounted on the roof of a

  • Lockheed Martin demonstrates UCP TDU system at RIMPAC 2018

    Lockheed Martin is to support the special operations element of Rim of the Pacific (‘RIMPAC’) 2018 with a communications suite designed to enhance interoperability between participating partner nation forces (PNFs). Speaking to Jane’s at the inaugural ‘RIMPAC’

  • Netherlands details FOXTROT tactical communications update

    The Netherlands Armed Forces has revealed details of its next-generation ‘FOXTROT’ tactical communications programme. The programme aims to meet the needs of an “agile land force in terms of mobility, interoperability and security through the design of high quality and robust

  • Qorvo offers new compact FEMs for future radars

    Qorvo has introduced ultra-compact, gallium nitride (GaN) X-Band front end modules (FEMs) for next-generation radar applications. The export-compliant FEMs are designed for use in active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems and enable Qorvo to provide four functions – low noise

  • HMS Defender receives new Type 45 CMS software in upkeep work

    Key Points A CMS software upgrade is among several new fits for the UK Type 45 destroyers, with HMS Defender first to receive these modifications Defender is also the first Type 45 to go through the latest full upkeep maintenance and modification process The UK Royal Navy (RN) Type 45 air-defence

  • Cyber domain growth on show at Eurosatory

    The cyber domain had a significant presence at the 2018 Eurosatory exhibition in Paris, highlighting its rapid growth as an industry focus over the past few years. There were 75 exhibitors at the event with activities in the sector, according to the show’s organisers, while 15% of official

  • Harris boosts security, interoperability for USSOCOM’s future radios

    The US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM’s) next-generation software-defined radios (SDRs) will feature Suite B encryption services to enhance interoperability with partner countries, senior company officials at Harris Corporation have revealed. Christopher Aebli, vice-president of

  • Russia receives second Tu-214PU-SBUS airborne command-and-control post

    On 20 June, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) received the second Tu-214PU-SBUS airborne command-and-control (C2) post from JSC Tupolev, a subsidiary of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). The aircraft was built by the company’s Kazan Aviation Plant under contract to the

  • Hensoldt launches new TRML-4D radar

    Germany’s Hensoldt has launched a new land-based version of its TRS-4D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. The radar, designated the TRML-4D, uses a gallium nitride (GaN) solid-state transmitter and software-defined AESA system operating in the C-band (NATO G-band). “The

  • Germany shortlists R&S for VJTF communications

    Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has been selected as the preferred partner to supply its SDxR and SVFuA communications systems to the German Army when it supports NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) in 2023, industry sources have revealed. Jane’s understands that the company

  • Elbit Systems unveils May gunshot detection system

    Elbit Systems’ Elisra subsidiary has developed a new wide-area acoustic sensing device called May. The system works with an autonomous network of static sensors that provides detection, classification, and geo-location of acoustic events such as gunshots, artillery fire, or explosions. It

  • USN conducts first 3D printing test aboard MPF ship

    The US Navy (USN) is aiming to expand at-sea demonstrations of three-dimensional (3D) printing of spare parts in 2019 to determine if it should install such systems on its vessels. The USN will identify which ships will be appropriate candidates for testing this technology, Nathan Desloover, Naval

  • Harris updates hC2 BMS

    Harris Corporation has introduced new command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) modules for its hC2 battlefield management system (BMS). The new capability will bring increased communications and situational awareness to commanders on the battlefield, Harris said in a

  • USMC rolls out BNVG II

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun fielding a new helmet-mounted sight that will help marines identify potential buried explosive devices, find hidden objects within foliated areas, and safely conduct tasks that require depth perception. The Corps began fielding the initial capability of the

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