• US Army to modernise existing CONUS land mobile radio system

    Key Points The five-year effort will link all US Army bases The army wants to move from proprietary systems to open standards Harris and Motorola Solutions will each upgrade and modernise the existing US Army land mobile radio system infrastructure, as well as replace systems with the latest

  • Saab, Lockheed Martin partner for new US Army laser training system

    Saab and Lockheed Martin will deliver a next-generation Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) system as part of the US Army’s live training modernisation programme. The Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS)

  • USN broadens MIDS JTRS acquisition

    The US Navy is increasing its acquisition of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS JTRS), which will provide improvements over the existing airborne radios, including the ability of a Link 16 to receive multiple messages. Data Link Solutions (DLS), a

  • Estonia to host first ever cyber attack exercise for EU defence ministers

    Estonia plans to hold a cyber training exercise for Europe defence ministers to test how they would deal with the fallout from a major cyber attack. Estonia currently holds the EU rotating six-month presidency until end of 2017. The strategic table-top exercise, dubbed ‘EU CYBRID 2017’,

  • KC-46A tanker completes EMP testing

    Boeing has completed electromagnetic testing of its KC-46A Pegasus tanker to test and evaluate the aircraft’s electromagnetic pulse (EMP) protection while in flight. The test, which was announced by Boeing on 27 July, took place at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in Maryland and

  • India seeks new SIGINT and COMJAM aircraft

    India has issued a request for information (RFI) for signals intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming (COMJAM) aircraft, with deliveries to begin two years after a contract signature. The RFI for seven aircraft, which was issued by the Indian government in late July, is for five SIGINT and

  • Leonardo DRS to upgrade BMS for Australian armour

    Leonardo DRS will provide the Australian Army with its next-generation battle management system (BMS) hardware, known as the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS), for the service’s M1A1SA main battle tanks (MBTs) and associated combat vehicles. The company announced in a 26 July

  • Harris to provide real-time advanced global ship tracking capability

    Harris Corporation is on track to have a constellation of more than 60 satellites on orbit by the end of 2018 that will carry the company’s payload of a more advanced Automatic Identification System (AIS) capability to deliver real-time data on ship locations. The system is currently

  • US Air Force analysing future of multi-domain C2

    Key Points The USAF is performing a year-long analysis of multi-domain C2 The goal is to increase the speed of C2 to overwhelm an enemy The US Air Force (USAF) is performing a year-long analysis of the future of multi-domain command and control (C2), according to the service’s top officer.

  • Guardion enters C-UAS fray

    Kostas Tigkos Capitalising on its successful first steps into the counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, Rohde & Schwarz has teamed up with ESG and Diehl to expand and enhance the Ardronis suite into a new product line under the Guardion designation. The new system includes a wide range

  • US Army opens collaborative cyber research space

    Key Points The ACAL will give scientists access to highly sensitive live cyber security data A core focus will be rapidly developing cyber defence solutions The US Army’s research laboratory has opened a collaborative research space to bring together academia, industry, and the military

  • Logos tests ultra-lightweight WAMI pod on Group 3 UAV

    Logos Technologies has flown a podded version of its Redkite wide area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor aboard a US Navy RQ-23 TigerShark unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The demonstration represents the first-time the Redkite pod has been operated on a UAV. The NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation

  • IAI, Honeywell partner to counter GPS jamming

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Honeywell Aerospace have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the joint development of a GPS anti-jamming navigation system for military applications. In a joint statement the companies said that they would “engineer, manufacture, and market a

  • IAI, Honeywell sign anti-jam technology MOU

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Honeywell covering the development of anti-jamming GPS navigation, the company announced on 17 July. The agreement covers integrating products from the two companies, the ADA GPS Anti-Jamming system from IAI and

  • US Army expects to soon trial Kestrel Eye electro-optical micro satellites

    US Army officials expect to soon demonstrate the Kestrel Eye, an electro-optical micro satellite meant to improve situational awareness for brigade combat teams. “The Kestrel Eye is due to launch from Cape Canaveral very soon as part of the International Space Station cargo resupply

  • Brazilian marines to introduce new C4ISR kit for vehicles, dismounts

    The Brazilian Navy Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais: CFN) plans to implement a new C4ISR suite purchased from Israel’s Elbit Systems, and expects to receive the system in second half on 2018, the navy told Jane’s . It will be deployed at command sites; by dismounted troops;

  • Marduk Technologies readies Shark C-UAV system for initial trials

    Marduk Technologies expects to demonstrate a prototype of its Shark counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system in the August/September timeframe with the Estonian military. Indrek Sepp, Marduk Technologies’ CEO, told Jane’s that the testing of limited aspects of the system will

  • Raytheon again selected to provide cyber security technologies for DHS

    The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Raytheon a one year contract with four option years to provide cyber security capabilities to enhance the resiliency of United States' federal government computer networks. The Development and Operational and Maintenance Contract (known as

  • Wargame highlights complexity of cyber defence

    A recent cyber exercise featuring senior EU defence officials underlined the sheer complexity of responding to a major cyber attack, one of the event's organisers has told Jane's , with a need for further high-level discussions across the continent on how to address such a scenario. The EU28 Cyber

  • Rafael adds laser hard-kill intercept capability to Drone Dome

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has introduced a directed-energy, hard-kill intercept capability to its Drone Dome micro- and mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) detection and neutralisation system. The standard Drone Dome system comprises a RADA RPS-42 S-band multi-mission hemispheric radar, a

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