• Finmeccanica adapts IFF technology to tackle friendly fire

    Finmeccanica has completed trials involving a Reverse-Identification Friend or Foe (Reverse-IFF) system with a Eurofighter Typhoon. In the tests, the transponder's software was altered to enable the interrogation of ground vehicles. Adapting a SIT423/5 transponder equipping an Italian Air Force

  • KRET announces new ground-based EW system is being tested

    Russia's Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) corporation has begun testing an electronic warfare (EW) system designed to protect ground targets from airstrikes by jamming airborne targeting systems. Russia's TASS news agency reported on 25 April that a KRET spokesman had announced that the

  • 3GEN FLIR takes the US Army a step closer to 'owning the night'

    The US Army has awarded Raytheon and DRS Technologies contracts for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Third Generation Forward Looking Infrared (3GEN FLIR) for vehicles. The effort is seeking to leverage applicable industry- and government-funded improvements in

  • Lockheed Martin begins tracking objects with its Space Fence test radar

    Key Points Space Fence will be used to monitor and prevent collisions with space junk A NOAA weather satellite is the first item to be tracked by the test radar Lockheed Martin has begun tracking objects in space with a scaled-down test version of its Space Fence radar under construction in

  • Israeli Commando Brigade hooks up to C2 system

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is linking up its recently established Commando Brigade to the latest versions of the Digital Ground Army (DGA) command-and-control (C2) systems, a military source said on 11 March. The DGA generates digital battlefield maps that allow commanders in the field and at


  • Social media growth threatens SF operations

    The reach of open-source intelligence is creating operational risks and opportunities for intelligence agencies and special forces. Jack Barclay examines how such trends may be exposing their activities to unprecedented scrutiny from potential adversaries.
  • French armour programmes move ahead

    The French armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) industry comprises two key players, Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense. Christopher F Foss looks at these contractors and the AFVs they are developing for domestic requirements and the export market.
  • Renaissance force: US Marine Corps seeks new solutions to new challenges

    After nearly 15 years supporting land operations in one primary theatre, the United States Marine Corps is resetting itself to focus on other challenges. Grace Jean explores how the service is preparing for new tasks while remaining ready for operations.
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  • AAAA 2016: India to get Longbow radars for Apaches

    India has awarded a contract to Longbow LLC, a Lockheed Martin-Northrop Grumman joint venture, for fire control radar (FCR) systems for its Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, Lockheed Martin announced in a 30 April press statement released at the Army Aviation Association of America's (AAAA's)
  • CONTROP confirms iSea EO/IR payloads for Colombia

    Israeli electro-optics house CONTROP Precision Technologies has revealed the supply of iSea maritime electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera payloads for integration on locally-manufactured remote weapon stations being introduced to service with the Colombian Navy. According to a statement released