• 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

  • UK's Hebrides range set for radar upgrade

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and QinetiQ are to jointly invest GBP16.8 million (USD21.7 million) to upgrade the range instrumentation radar systems on the MoD's Hebrides range off northwest Scotland. Being introduced as part of QinetiQ's strategy to modernise UK test and evaluation facilities,

  • Brazil achieves first X-band SATCOM transmission with SGDC

    Brazil achieved its first X-band secured satellite communication transmission using its new dual-use geostationary communications satellite, the SGDC (Satélite Geoestacionário de Defesa e Comunicações) on 5 July 2017. The SGDC is based on the Thales Alenia Space Spacebus 4000C4

  • Harris to provide USSOCOM with improved manpack radios

    Harris will begin deliveries of a new manpack radio for the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) beginning in 2018. The new radio will deliver new capabilities to Special Operations Forces (SOF) including the ability to transmit and receive on two separate channels and a common intelligence,

  • USN explores thin film material to enhance GaN-based electronics

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is experimenting with a new thin film crystalline material that could eventually augment existing gallium nitride (GaN)-based electronics in use by the navy and US Department of Defense (DoD). The new thin film material, known as niobium nitride (Nb 2 N),

  • Thales optimises airborne data communications

    Thales has taken the opportunity at the 2017 Paris Air Show to showcase the latest developments in its airborne communications product line. Smart Connectivity is intended to overcome the problem of increasing saturation of communications networks with high volumes of data, particularly full motion

  • SSC Pacific demos shipboard AR gunnery capability

    The US Navy (USN) is testing an augmented reality (AR) capability to improve gunfire commands between shipboard gunners and gunfire liaison officers. The service's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) in San Diego, California, has demonstrated the

  • Thales demonstrates System 21 compatibility with GX satellite constellation

    Thales and Inmarsat announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show that they have conducted a successful series of trials to demonstrate that the former's System 21 satellite communications (SATCOM) ground segment can be employed with the latter's Global Xpress (GX) satellite constellation. System 21

  • NATO, EU to step up co-ordination of cyber data, doctrines, exercises, and R&D

    Nearly a year after their July 2016 joint pledge in Warsaw to co-operate in 42 areas, NATO and the European Union are finally starting to deepen their cyber defence collaboration in concrete ways, said officials from both organisations. Serious hiccups still afflict each side, however, with the

  • ESG takes aim at German forward air controller requirement

    Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) revealed its EAGLE 2 Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) ground equipment system which is being developed in response to a Bundleswehr requirement for a dismounted digital Forward Air Controller/Joint Terminal Attack Controller (FAC/JTAC) assembly. The

  • PacStar develops secure deployed WiFi system

    PacStar has developed a Secure Wireless Command Post that enables military personnel to use smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers to conduct activities that had previously required wired solutions. Although WiFi is widely available in public spaces, the US Department of Defense has security

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