• Havelsan enters cyber security domain

    Havelsan has established a Cyber Security Operations Centre at its headquarters in Ankara, offering a continuous cyber security monitoring service. This can monitor client networks in real time to detect attempted cyber attacks, issue warnings and alarms, and provide defences. In addition to this

  • US Army recertifies updated AN/ARC-201 airborne radios

    The US Army has recertified Harris' AN/ARC-201D Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) that is deployed on board its helicopters, following the company's work to replace system components that have become obsolete. "There were close to a dozen parts that fell into that

  • IDEF 2017: Aselsan unveils anti-UAV systems

    Aselsan has developed two counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems and showcased them at the 2017 International Defence Industry Fair in Istanbul. The IHTAR is a mast-mounted integrated radar and electro-optic (EO) system with an RF jammer, designed to counter mini- and micro-UAVs in both

  • Xponential 2017: US Army to introduce OSRVT enhancements

    The US Army is eyeing a number of improvements to its One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT). Speaking at Xponential 2017 in Dallas, Texas, Edward Godzur, product director at the service's UAS Project Office, said that the Level III capability will enable control over aircraft when on the move,

  • Xponential 2017: Kitware leverages computer vision system for enhanced SA

    Kitware has developed a computer vision-based approach to providing situational awareness (SA) to squad level dismounted units. Speaking at Xponential 2017 in Dallas, Texas, Keith Fieldhouse, Kitware's assistant director of computer vision, explained that the company's THREAT-X concept utilises the

  • Xponential 2017: Curtiss-Wright expands Parvus DuraCOR family with XD1500

    Curtiss-Wright has added the new DuraCOR XD1500 mission computer to its Parvus DuraCOR family of small, lightweight, rugged mission computers, bringing server-class processing capabilities and multiterabyte data storage to a wide range of applications such as deployed C4ISR systems, server

  • Arianespace launches first Brazilian X-band satellite

    Brazil's military and civilian Geostationary Communications Satellite (Satélite Geoestacionário de Defesa e Comunicações: SGDC) was launched on 4 May. SGDC was sent towards orbit on a 780-ton Ariane 5 ECA rocket built by Airbus Safran Launchers for Arianespace, and launched from

  • Raytheon set to begin delivery of initial SPY-6(V) radars

    Key Points USN awards initial LRIP contract for nine systems Navy will compete follow-on LRIP and FRP awards The US Navy awarded Raytheon a USD327.14 million contract for the first low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), known as SPY-6(V), for the Flight

  • DARPA to leverage dispersed computing systems to boost network performance

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded seven companies contracts to bring cloud computing capabilities to dispersed forces without having to reach back to data centres. The Dispersed Computing (DCOMP) programme will examine whether it is possible to take advantage of

  • Naval research effort seeks Li-ion replacement

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a family of zinc-based batteries that could provide a safer and more affordable alternative to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries (LIBs). The US Navy (USN) has been seeking an alternative to fire-prone LIBs and concerns about LIBs have led the

  • Lockheed Martin targets Q-53 radar at US Army's SHORAD need

    Lockheed Martin is integrating a short-range air defence (SHORAD) into its AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire radar. Additionally, in March 2017, the US Army awarded the company a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) USD1.6 billion order-dependent contract to manufacture radar systems for

  • Lockheed Martin's LRDR on track for production in early 2018

    Lockheed Martin is on track to meet an upcoming series of design reviews scheduled for 2017 for its Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) programme, following completion of its preliminary design review (PDR) in March. The company will deliver its S-band discrimination radar, which is designed to

  • Airbus promotes Xebra satcoms for UK Strike brigade

    The Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE 2017) conducted by UK forces on Salisbury Plain in March with US Army participation provided an opportunity for Airbus Defence and Space (formerly Astrium) to demonstrate an uprated version of its Xebra manportable satellite reachback service. This is based on

  • DARPA launches CASE for inherent cyber defence

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is launching a programme aimed at building cyber resiliency into defence programmes at a systems level, following the successful demonstration of a project focused on the software side. The Cyber Assured Systems Engineering (CASE) project

  • British Army orders more Israeli radios

    The first field exercises with the British Army's new Mercury family of cadet training radios are expected to begin on 19 April. The radios, supplied under a GBP7.3 million (USD9 million) contract placed with UK company Drumgrange, have been manufactured at plants belonging to Elbit Systems in

  • US Army to field test soft-kill capability for MAPS by end of 2017

    Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the ability to integrate its Open Architecture Processor (OAP) with sensors designed to protect US Army armoured vehicles against anti-tank guided missiles. The laboratory integration effort is the first step towards conducting a field demonstration of the army's

  • DARPA to develop 'semantic engine' to mine open-source, multimedia data

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a programme to develop technologies capable of automatically aggregating and mapping pieces of information derived from multiple media sources into a common representation or storyline. From that storyline, the technology

  • Navy League 2017: USMC's Target Handoff System 2 enters IOC

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) anticipates fielding the Target Handoff System 2 in fiscal year 2018, Jane's has learnt. The system is designed to enable forward observers and joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) to digitally call for fires support with a lower risk of error. The service recently

  • Navy League 2017: Mercury Systems adds rugged server to family

    Mercury Systems introduced its new Ensemble HDS9624 Secure Rack Server that is ruggedised and built using a fully certified design and manufacturing chain to ensure that the hardware and software have not been tampered with. Additionally, because the HDS9624 is designed to be fielded in an

  • Raytheon launches Overseer multi-sensor mission system

    Raytheon has launched the Overseer multi-sensor mission system at its new intelligence, surveillance, target, acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) integration centre in Broughton, north Wales. The company aims to offer the Overseer product to future and existing operators of its ISTAR airborne

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