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  • Meggitt introduces FATS 300 training system

    Meggitt Training Systems has expanded its range of small arms training systems, launching its FATS 300 multi-screen immersive trainer at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando. The system consists of five flat 150x84 inch, 16:9

  • US Army seeks air defence and C-UAV system for Stryker vehicles

    The US Army is looking for an interim close-in air defence and counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system to field on its Stryker wheeled infantry carrier and reconnaissance vehicles. A request for information (RFI) for 72 Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) systems was issued

  • Lockheed Martin highlights synthetic training capabilities for F-35

    Lockheed Martin is promoting its F-35 Ground Based Training System (GBTS), covering the full continuum of learning from the schoolhouse through advanced tactics and mission rehearsal, as an affordable but high-fidelity alternative for pilots and aircraft maintainers to gain proficiency in their

  • Israel declares F-35 to be operational

    The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has declared its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft to be operational, the service announced on 6 December. This milestone for the IAF’s F-35, which is designated F-35I Adir (‘Mighty One’) in national

  • Draper Labs targets natural forces for satellite control

    The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory is using natural forces in space to control spacecraft, satellites, and potentially nanosatellites. Smaller satellites are more difficult to manoeuvre due to the impact that drag, solar radiation pressure, and magnetic field forces have on them. The result on

  • DARPA launches effort to shorten analysis cycle for security situations

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing technology to enable analysts to rapidly develop models that can address national security situations. The predictive type models will enable different scenarios to be analysed as well as analysis of various intervention

  • China test-fires new laser-based C-UAS

    China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) released images on 28 November showing the test-firing in Beijing of what appears to be a new counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS). The shelter (ISO container)-based, truck-mounted C-UAS, which the MND refers to as a short-range air defence

  • Intelsat General, General Atomics demonstrate beam switching on high throughput satellite

    Intelsat General (IGC) and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) on 30 August successfully demonstrated the beam switching capabilities of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with one of IGC’s high throughput satellites. The tests validated the compatibility of the Intelsat EpicNG

  • AFRL pursues 3D printing technology

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is examining whether three-dimensional (3D) printing can be used in a safe, reliable manner, for aircraft parts. Doing that will require that the part be based on the design process, understanding how much strength is needed, as well as the criticality of

  • IAF leverages VR for maintenance training

    The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and 3D models to provide maintenance training for technicians and engineers. The training systems have been developed by the IAF’s Educational Research and Development Section, located at the IAF’s Technological Air

  • Northrop Grumman takes aim at GPS countermeasures with ASAF

    Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a software capability that fuses data from multiple sensors, enabling aircraft to operate safely in a GPS-denied environment. The tests, conducted earlier in 2017 for the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL),

  • Chile set to order new observation satellite

    The Chilean government is set to order a new space device for its Earth Observation Satellite System, which is known locally as SSOT, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . The new satellite, which will be named FASAT-Delta, will replace the current FASAT-Charlie, which was ordered

  • CERDEC seeks new methods for powering army’s C4ISR systems

    The proliferation of radios, hand-held smart devices, global positioning systems (GPS), and other personal electronic devices is prompting the US Army to examine ways to meet the demand for power and energy at the soldier level. The mission duration for any soldier or squad is directly dependent on

  • DARPA targets AIDA at inconsistent and deceptive data

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is pursuing technologies capable of assessing information gathered from multiple media sources in order to provide alternative interpretations of events to help analysts sort through conflicting and sometimes misleading data. Instead of

  • USMC eyes enhanced comms for the Arctic

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is identifying means to optimise its satellite communications (SATCOM) capacity in the Arctic, as it seeks to extend the capabilities of force components in the High North. Speaking at the SMi Global MilSatCom conference in London on 8 November, a senior service official

  • Indonesia’s military satellite project uncertain after missed payment

    Key Points Indonesia’s plans to expand satellite communications coverage of its naval fleet face disruption Wider ambitions to operate a military satellite are also uncertain, as Indonesia is at risk of losing its designated orbital slot Indonesia is at risk of losing an orbital slot

  • Morocco observation satellite launched

    Morocco’s first Earth observation satellite was successfully launched from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana by a Vega rocket on 7 November, Arianspace announced. Weighing 1,110 kg, the Mohammed IV satellite and supporting systems was made by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space. It is

  • CAE sees cyber security as simulation, training opportunity

    Key Points A CAE executive sees governments and organisations increasing investment in cyber training The company is relatively satisfied with its current established markets CAE Inc sees simulation and training opportunity in cyber security, according to an executive. Joe Armstrong,

  • China’s CETC readies long-range air defence radars for export

    State-owned electronics and radar systems developer China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) is taking aim at Asia-Pacific and Middle East countries, which have traditionally relied on Western and Russian radars, with its latest long-range air surveillance and early warning systems,

  • China’s CETC details latest SLC-2E weapon locating radar

    State-owned electronics and radar systems developer China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has completed development of an updated variant of its S-band phased array SLC-2 weapon locating radar (WLR) system and is in advanced discussions with a number of potential export customers in

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