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  • Raytheon secures Middle East export order for Warrior-X shot detection system

    An undisclosed customer in the Middle East will take delivery of more than 2,000 Raytheon Boomerang Warrior-X wearable shot detection systems over the next 12 months. The export order, valued at over USD10 million, is one of the largest to date for the company and the first for a Middle East

  • ViaSat’s KOR-24A STT first small radio to pass testing for Canada’s ASCCM

    ViaSat has announced that its two-channel KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT) is the first small form factor, software-defined Link 16 radio to successfully pass live radio frequency (RF) range testing for the Canadian Army's Air Space Coordination Centre Modernization (ASCCM) project. The STT

  • DSEI 2017: Barrett Communications details new 4075 SDR

    Barrett Communications showcased its new high-frequency (HF) radio transmitter at DSEI 2017 in London. The Barrett 4075 high-power software defined radio (SDR) couples 500W and 1kW liquid-cooled linear amplifiers with Barrett’s existing 4050 SDR HF transmitter, which has a transmit frequency

  • DSEI 2017: HGH Infrared Systems introduces Spynel V-LRF

    At Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 in London, HGH Infrared Systems revealed Spynel V-LRF – a visible channel and laser rangefinder upgrade package for the company’s Spynel-S panoramic detection system, and the Spynel-X InfraRed Search and Track (IRST) system.

  • DSEI 2017: Senop launches new optical devices

    Finland’s Senop has launched two new optical devices at DSEI 2017 in London – the Lilly hand-held multipurpose observation and surveillance system (MPOSS), and the Husky fire control thermal sight (FCTS). Lilly leverages technology developed by the company for its Lisa hand-held target

  • DSEI 2017: Thermoteknix Systems Limited launch Ti-CAM 1000B

    Thermoteknix Systems unveiled its Ti-CAM 1000B bi-ocular multifunction targeting system at DSEI 2017 in London. The TiCAM 1000B provides dismounts with day/night surveillance and observation capabilities and builds on the company’s earlier TiCAM 1000. “Development of the TiCAM 1000B

  • DSEI 2017: BAE Systems launches NAUTIS 5 mine warfare combat system

    BAE Systems launched a fifth-generation version of its NAUTIS mine countermeasures (MCM) command-and-control system at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 conference in London. Dubbed NAUTIS 5, the system incorporates a number of new features, including new and improved

  • DSEI 2017: BAE Systems displays augmented reality, wearable technology for armoured fighting vehicles

    At the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 conference in London, BAE Systems has discussed its plans to integrate wearable technology that provides the crew with augmented reality into the CV90. The technology has reportedly gained attention in the Netherlands and Norway, as

  • DSEI 2017: Dragonfire laser turret makes its public debut

    A full-scale turreted version of the Dragonfire laser weapon demonstrator being built for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) was unveiled for the first time at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 exhibition in London. The system is being developed under the GBP30 million

  • MSPO 2017: WB Group presents SWARM reconnaissance-strike system

    The largest private defence company in Poland, the Ozarow Mazowiecki-based WB Group, presented the SWARM mobile reconnaissance-strike system at the MSPO international defence industry exhibition held in Kielce, Poland, on 5-8 September. The system integrates the company's existing FlyEye mini

  • US Air Force pursuing Algorithm Warfare Initiative to increase ISR data consumption

    Key Points The US Air Force is pursuing an algorithm effort to increase ISR data consumption The service receives too much data for solely human processing to be feasible The US Air Force (USAF) is pursuing an effort designated the Algorithm Warfare Initiative (AWI) to improve the service’s

  • TrellisWare receives SOCOM MANET contract

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded TrellisWare Technologies a USD40 million contract to supply force components with Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) communications solutions, in what could be the first signs of the mass proliferation of the technology across the defence market.

  • IAI develops tactical HF COMINT system

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on 5 September that it has developed a compact version of a ground and naval high frequency (HF) communications intelligence (COMINT) and direction finding system. The system, known as ELK-7065, is described by IAI as a "small-sized mobile

  • Second Lockheed Martin GPS III satellite completes acoustic testing

    Key Points The third GPS III satellite recently completed acoustic testing The test, composed of vibrating the satellite with deafening sound, is a critical test Lockheed Martin’s second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite for the US Air Force (USAF) recently completed

  • ViaSat to provide MDD software to protect devices at tactical edge

    ViaSat has been awarded a production contract for its Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) cyber-security software to protect and secure Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) Field Computing Device – Wearable (FCD-W) platforms. MDD will protect platforms from intrusion, even if disconnected from a

  • Elbit Systems announces F-5 upgrade for Asia Pacific customer

    Israel’s Elbit System announced on 29 August that it was awarded a contract worth approximately USD93 million from an undisclosed Asia-Pacific country to upgrade its F-5 light fighter fleet, with work expected to be completed by 2020. According to the company’s statement, it will supply

  • Hyundai selects Servowatch ship management system for Philippine Navy frigates

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has selected the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) from UK-based company Servowatch Systems for two new frigates that the former will deliver to the Philippine Navy (PN). HHI signed a PHP15,744,571,584 (USD307 million) contract with the Philippine

  • Graflight V-8 engine ground tested under AFRL contract

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Advanced Power Technology Office, working with Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) and the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, has completed ground-based testing of an advanced compact diesel engine that could be used for both manned and unmanned

  • Russian UAV weapon makes its debut at Army 2017

    Russian firms showed armaments for their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the first time at the Army-2017 exhibition near Moscow on 22-27 August. OKB Aviaavtomatika of Kursk displayed three types of guided ordnance, one with a 25 kg and two with a 50 kg launch weight. Formally, the bombs were

  • Leidos shows autonomy's potential during ANTX 2017

    Leidos demonstrated the role autonomy could play in augmenting the US Navy's (USN) fleet, during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017. Using its R/V Pathfinder unmanned surface vessel (USV) – which served as surrogate to develop the autonomous capability for the Anti-Submarine

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