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  • NATO urged to rapidly absorb AI into its command and control

    NATO advisers and industry are urging the allies to rapidly absorb artificial intelligence software into their militaries’ observe, orient, decide, act (OODA) loop or risk seeing the latter collapse in the face of adversaries’ increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence

  • Virideon unveils air-transportable Li-ion power cell

    Virideon has developed the Virideon Intelligent Power/Energy Router (VIP/ER) to overcome restrictions imposed in 2016, which discourage transport of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries by air. The new regulations classify Li-ion batteries as Class 9 hazardous cargo, restricting their carriage as air

  • Beeper upgrades cellular bonder

    Israel's Beeper has developed a system for combining different cellular networks to provide greater capacity and data throughput, and showcased its latest version at Association of the US Army 2017 in Washington, DC. The IE-5000 provides a secure software-defined wide area network bonding router

  • General Dynamics launches new Fortress gateway

    General Dynamic Mission Systems (GDMS) has developed a new wireless gateway as part of its Fortress wireless product line. The Fortress wireless gateway provides internet protocol (IP) connectivity and roaming between Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and wireless mesh networks. It includes an Intel-based

  • USN selects Harris’s newest WBHF radio for SATCOM backup

    Harris Corporation has developed a new high-frequency (HF) radio that is partially intended to mitigate against a loss in satellite communications (SATCOM). According to Harris, “The AN/PRC-160 is the only standalone solution beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications in absence of SATCOM,

  • General Dynamics enhances WIN-T with Next Gen PoP

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has completed work to incorporate its Next Generation Point of Presence (Next Gen PoP) enhancement to the Warfighter Information Net-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2). The Next Gen PoP effort was first announced in 2016 and significantly reduces the size,

  • Rockwell Collins to provide eight new DTCS simulators for ADF

    Rockwell Collins Australia has been awarded an AUD40 million (USD31.3 million) contract to provide eight new Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS) simulators to improve the battlefield training of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. Australian Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

  • ADEX 2017: Rafael offers South Korea laser from Drone Dome counter-UAV system

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is offering to integrate the laser ‘kill’ system it has developed for its Drone Dome counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system onto South Korea’s own domestically built solution. Speaking to Jane’s at the Seoul International Aerospace and

  • AFRL researches ultra-compact antenna technology

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has disclosed details of research into a new generation of ultra-compact antennas that could mark a breakthrough in the miniaturisation of military and commercial communication systems. AFRL researchers have exploited new material technologies to reduce

  • AUSA 2017: US Army to get mobile Patriot C2 system by end of 2017

    Raytheon will deliver the first of five mobile Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) battalion command-and-control (C2) units to the US Army by 1 December, with the remaining systems to be provided by the end of 2017. The Dismounted Patriot C2 system is packed into seven transit cases

  • AUSA 2017: Harris showcases latest night vision weapon sight

    Harris introduced its latest F7030 Generation (Gen) 3 Clip-on Weapon Sight at the annual Association of the US Army symposium in Washington, DC. The F7030 sight includes a new gallium arsenide photocathode component that provides a much higher sensitivity than a Gen 2 sight, Steve Perez, director

  • BIRD details African ASIO project

    BIRD Aerosystems has delivered its Airborne Surveillance, Information, and Observation (ASIO) solution to an African state, the Israeli defence company has told Jane’s . It did not identify the client. Worth about USD20 million, the contract included delivering a maritime patrol aircraft

  • AUSA 2017: ARL showcases advanced 3D mapping tool

    The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has developed a new three-dimensional (3D) visualisation tool aimed at optimising pre-mission route selection for ground forces. By using a 3D television (TV) or 3D projector, a 3D mouse, and 3D glasses similar to what moviegoers use, ARL has been able to

  • AUSA 2017: Leidos readies software enhancements for US Army AFATDS

    Leidos is set to roll out software updates for the US Army’s Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) software in 2020, a company spokesperson confirmed to Jane's . These will comprise work to increase the system's usability, and add embedded training and help functions. The first steps,

  • NATO explores internet of things’ situational awareness

    The cyber policy of either NATO or the EU remains officially defensive, but both are pushing the limits of what constitutes defence by not only boosting their cyber situational awareness and reaction time, but exploiting the potential of the internet of things (IoT) to confront and contain security

  • AUSA 2017: Revision Military moves into tactical headset market

    Integrated soldier systems specialist Revision Military has unveiled a tactical communications headset at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC as it seeks to further extend capabilities associated with its range of combat helmets. Revision Military’s SenSys ComCentr2 Tactical Headset System has been

  • AUSA 2017: 3M unveils stronger armoured helmet

    Minnesota-based conglomerate 3M has unveiled its new Combat II Ballistic Helmet L110 – designed to protect personnel from blast fragmentations, certain rifle projectiles, handgun bullets, and blunt impacts – and has booked orders from international customers, Cheryl Ingstad, business

  • Lockheed Martin develops flexible solar array for next-generation satellite bus

    Lockheed Martin has developed a new flexible solar array that delivers 50% more power than legacy arrays at 30% less mass, according to a company statement. Lockheed Martin recently completed the first flight build of its new Multi-Mission Modular Solar Array, which advances the company’s

  • Bittium targets combat radio market with new SDRs

    Finland’s ministry of defence (MoD) has issued a letter of intent (LoI) to Bittium to supply a new family of tactical software-defined radios (SDRs). Following the implementation of its Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) backbone, the company is now expanding into the combat net radio

  • Pacific 2017: Ultra Electronics introduces sonobuoy mission pod concept to Asia-Pacific region

    Key Points Ultra Electronics is showcasing a mission pod concept that allows fixed- and rotary-winged UAVs to deploy sonobuoys Concept is expected to gain traction given the rapid proliferation of unmanned aerial systems, said the company Ultra Electronics is showcasing the company’s

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