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  • CIS offers open-source cyber security standards

    A set of common cyber security standards is gaining ground in the defence sector, as organisations seek to shield themselves from potential threats across their supply chains. The Center for Internet Security (CIS), a US non-profit organisation that promotes cyber security awareness, has developed

  • Lockheed Martin adopts a new approach with ARES radar

    Lockheed Martin is showcasing a new air and missile defence radar designed to enable rapid and affordable upgrades. With its active electronically scanned array (AESA) Radar for Engagement and Surveillance (ARES) system, Lockheed Martin is developing a modular open-architecture capability

  • US Army orders additional HMS Manpacks for next phase of testing

    Key Points Harris and Rockwell Collins will supply radios for testing in 2018 and 2019 General Dynamics withdraws from Manpack competition Harris and Rockwell Collins will each deliver 101 Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form Factor (HMS) Manpack radios to the US Army for continued testing of the

  • US military develops power optimisation app for dismounted troops

    The US Army is testing a new app-based mission planning tool that enables soldiers to optimise their energy supplies for deployments, taking into account the configuration of the equipment that they are carrying as well as the expected environmental conditions. The US Army’s

  • KB Kuntsevo develops new mobile air surveillance radar

    Russia’s KB Kuntsevo design bureau is developing a new mobile 3D active phased array air surveillance radar system designated the Uzola, Jane’s has learnt. The solid-state Uzola radar is designed to detect, track, and measure airborne target azimuth and elevation, ground speed, as well

  • USN explores additive manufacturing capability for expeditionary missions

    The US Navy (USN) and Marine Corps (USMC) have demonstrated a mobile, containerised, 3D printing facility capable of manufacturing replacement parts at forward deployed positions. The Expeditionary Manufacturing Mobile Test Bed (EXMAN) is an effort to evaluate and integrate additive manufacturing

  • Russia receives first BMR-3MA heavy mine-clearing vehicles

    The Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) research and manufacturing corporation, a subsidiary of Rostec, has delivered a batch of the new BMR-3MA heavy mine-clearing vehicle (MCV) to Russia`s Ministry of Defence (MoD), a company representative told Jane's. "This is the first BMR-3MA delivery to Russia`s

  • EID awarded contract to supply communications for new Portuguese ships

    Portuguese electronic and communications company EID has been awarded a contract to equip the Portuguese Navy’s four Tejo-class coastal patrol vessels with its integrated communication systems (ICS). Under the terms of the contract, worth EUR4.6 million (USD5.4 million) and announced on 31

  • South Korea unveils test-firing footage of tactical ballistic missile system

    South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has reacted to Pyongyang’s latest test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by releasing video footage of a tactical ballistic missile system that is stated to be under development by the country’s Agency for

  • US Army integrating night vision, thermal optics for weapons targeting

    The US Army in the next two years is scheduled to begin delivering new soldier- and weapons-borne optics to ease target acquisition for riflemen. Family of Weapon Sights – Individual (FWS-I) is a weapon-mounted long-wave infrared sensor that provides imagery, including a reticle boresighted,

  • 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

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