• IDEX 2017: Radiozavod reveals new MANPAD C2 System

    Key Points The system provides C2 for up to 12 firing units of shoulder-launched air defence weapons Development of the system was completed in 2016 and has been ordered by the Russian Army Radiozavod showcased the latest version of its man-portable air defence (MANPAD) command-and-control (C2)

  • Rafael selected for UK Sky Sabre BMC4I solution

    Key Points Delivery of the Rafael MIC4AD solution scheduled to be finalised by 2020 Land Ceptor and Giraffe AMB will be integrated with the BMC4I functionality to deliver the Sky Sabre comprehensive air defence capability The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Joint Sensor and Engagement Networks Team

  • IDEX 2017: Hanwha Systems unveils battalion-and-below BMS

    Key Points Development of the Vista software was completed in 2014 and operational testing completed in early 2016 Three hardware variants have been developed to host the system Hanwha Systems showcased the new Vista battalion-and-below battle management system (BMS) it has developed for the

  • New wargaming tool assesses impact of using kinetic/non-kinetic weapons

    Raytheon has developed a wargaming tool to enable forces to assess the impact of employing kinetic and non-kinetic weapons as well as help commanders develop concept of operations (CONOPS) for merging the two together. The warfighters of today have a good understanding of how and when to use

  • IDEX 2017: Groza-R enters C-UAV fray

    KB Radar Design Bureau has developed a manportable counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system, unveiling the package at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Jane's, Zhybul Siarhei Victorovich, head of KB Radar's electronic warfare department, said that the Groza-R Counter-Multicopter Radio

  • Harris introduces RF-300H to its family of manpack radios

    The Harris Falcon III RF-300H wideband high-frequency (HF) manpack radio offers an improvement over the existing AN/PRC-150, providing the ability to send voice, maps, and other large data files up to 10 times faster. The new radio was developed in response to the requirement for additional

  • IDEX 2017: Harris to lead UAE Armed Forces' BMS effort

    Harris Corporation has been awarded a two-year, USD189 million contract as the prime contractor and system integrator to provide an integrated battle management system (BMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces. The Harris system will provide the UAE with initial operational capabilities

  • Logos conducts first Redkite sensor flight aboard a tactical UAS

    Key Points The three-hour test showed that Redkite could operate from an Integrator UAS The Redkite payload operates on less than 300 W Logos Technologies' Redkite wide-area sensor flew aboard a Boeing Integrator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in early February. The test marked the first time the

  • Aero India 2017: CSIR-NAL furthers DHVANI tracking system

    CSIR-NAL has enhanced its Detection and Hit Visualization using the Acoustic N-wave Identification (DHVANI) bullet impact tracking system. Development of DHVANI commenced in 2014 and has evolved to take the form of a single unit rather than a modular configuration. At present the system is used to

  • India to set satellite launch record with nanosats

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to set a world record by launching 104 satellites and placing them into orbit on 15 February 2017. The ISRO will use a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C37 (PSLV-C37) launcher from the Satish Dhavan Space Centre at Sriharikota, India. The Russian Dnepr

  • Top White House national security official resigns

    Key Points National Security Advisor retired US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn resigned on 13 February Flynn's chief of staff, US Army Lieutenant General Joseph Keith Kellogg (ret'd), was named the acting National Security Advisor The resignation ends weeks of controversy surrounding the

  • USMC improves the ability to monitor and track force structure data

    Key Points TFSMS is making the USMC be more efficient and effective in tracking force structure billets and equipment TFSMS combines the TMR and the LMIS The Total Force Structure Management System (TFSMS), the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) data source to assess manpower and equipment requirements,

  • USAF has 'urgent' need to increase size of BACN fleet

    The US Air Force (USAF) has an "urgent" need to increase its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) capability with an additional Northrop Grumman EQ-4B Global Hawk high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the service disclosed on 8 February. The BACN

  • CECOM eyes fixes for US Army's software challenges

    The exponential growth in software-defined military systems is leading the US Army to examine ways to handle the challenges of maintaining its weapon systems and ensuring they are secure from potential cyber threats. In the past, software was primarily used for enterprise services, but now

  • SideArm undergoes successful testing

    Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully tested a full-scale technology demonstrator of the SideArm unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) retrieval system. Video of the tests released by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) shows several instances of the SideArm system capturing a 400 lb

  • DGA awards live training programme contract

    The French defence procurement agency, the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), has announced the award of a contract to Thales and RUAG Defence France for the French Army's CERBERE (Centres d'entraînement représentatifs des espaces de bataille et de restitution des

  • IAI unveils ADA counter-GPS jamming system

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled its ADA anti-GPS jamming system on 31 January, saying it recently won an Israeli Ministry of Defense contract to integrate into one of the "main platforms" of the Israeli Air Force (IAF). It added that the ADA system has already been integrated

  • Kazakhstan JV announces first exports

    Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering (KAE) announced on 30 January that it had begun its first export deliveries of thermal weapon sights to Turkey. The deliveries result from a contract valued at USD5.8 million that was signed in November 2016 with KAE, a joint venture between Kazakhstan Engineering and

  • Raytheon to demonstrate anti-jam SATCOM system

    The US Air Force (USAF) has tasked Raytheon with demonstrating a new communications technology that will continuously link tactical users with higher levels of command when operating in contested environments. The objective of the USD37 million Protected Tactical Services Field Demonstration

  • Lockheed Martin to develop and integrate new soft-kill pod into USN helicopters

    Business units within Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems have been awarded parallel contracts to develop and integrate a new persistent anti-ship missile decoy payload on US Navy (USN) MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters. A USD5.5 million contract covering the preliminary design of the Advanced

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