• Lockheed Martin rolls out Symphony Block 40 IED countermeasure system

    Key Points The Block 40 is designed to provide greater ease of upgrading to counter new threats The system will be primarily sold to coalition and partner nations via the FMS programme Lockheed Martin has upgraded its Symphony Block 20 improvised explosive device (IED) countermeasure system,

  • Farnborough 2016: QinetiQ and Thales select Textron AirLand Scorpion jet for ASDOT bid

    Key Points Textron's Scorpion light jet will be exclusive to the QinetiQ/Thales ASDOT bid The ASDOT service is due to commence in 2020 QinetiQ, Thales, and Textron AirLand have teamed to bid for the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) forthcoming Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT)

  • Logos Technologies demos mast-mounted hostile fire sensor

    Key Points The company has integrated its electro-optical cameras with a third-party acoustic sensor Logos says the resulting integration has reduced false alarm rates Logos Technologies has taken the Serenity hostile fire detection system, originally designed for aerostats, and built a

  • HDT confirms FCS developments, Kongsberg updates ODIN

    Hirtenberger Defence Technology (HDT) revealed developments in its indirect fire control system (FCS) at the Eurosatory 2016 exhibition in Paris. HDT, a New Zealand-based company previously known as Hornet Defence Technology, sold a 49% share in 2015 to Swiss mortar manufacturer Hirtenberger with

  • Rohde & Schwarz showcases vehicular SVFuA radio

    After seven years of lab development, Rohde & Schwarz demonstrated a dual-channel, vehicle-mounted version of the German armed forces' SVFuA (Streitkraftegemeinsame Verbundfahige Funkgerate-Ausstattung) future joint radio system at Eurosatory 2016. A multi-million collaborative effort involving

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  • US debates cruise missile procurement

    The US is facing Russian modernisation of nuclear-capable cruise missiles and the threat of hybrid warfare. Heather Williams examines the US debate around the purchase of new missiles and whether Washington will accept a future 'cruise missile gap' with Moscow.
  • Steady as she goes: Germany country briefing

    Given Germany's history in the 20th century, the Bundeswehr has experienced a remarkable makeover in the past two decades to become a 21st century operational force, making it the dependable cornerstone in Europe's defence architecture, writes Sebastian Schulte
  • On the rise: Japan industry briefing

    Japan's defence industry is reshaping itself to meet international opportunities and respond to the country's new security environment. Jon Grevatt reports
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