• South Africa's Badger to get BAE Land Systems sights

    The Dynamics division of BAE Land Systems South Africa has been awarded the contract to develop and manufacture the commander's and gunner's sights for the Badger infantry combat vehicle for the South African Army. The contract is for 171 commander's panoramic sights and 198 gunner's sights, which

  • Russian troops to receive second-gen combat gear this year

    Deliveries of an improved second-generation personal combat system to Russian troops will start in late 2014, according to Dmitry Semizorov, director general of the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TsNIITochMash), Russia's leading producer of personal combat equipment. The gear,

  • Selex launches new cyber security centre

    In a bid to keep pace with increasingly pervasive and structured cyber threats facing both the military and civilian sector, Selex ES has invested in a new dedicated centre that provides advanced capabilities for gathering critical intelligence from the 'dark web', parts of the internet outside the

  • Poland seeks 104 battle surveillance radars

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has begun a technical dialogue for 104 man-portable ground surveillance radar systems for delivery between 2016 and 2023. The procurement is set to be worth around PLN190 million (USD62.4 million). The radars are intended to provide automatic surveillance and

  • IDF's C4I Corps completes comms networks along Egyptian border

    The Israel Defence Forces' (IDF's) C4I Corps (Teleprocessing Corps) has completed a four-year project to create multiple military communications networks along Israel's mountainous desert border region with Egypt. The enhanced communications infrastructure, made possible by the rapid construction

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  • USAF space chief endorses new heavy-lift rocket engine effort

    Key Points The US should begin development of an alternate rocket engine to the Russian-built RD-180 for the Atlas V launch vehicle, the USAF's space chief said He cited the benefit of such an effort to the US industrial base, as well as the 'national security imperative' The United States should


  • AN/TPX-56 Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) interrogator

    Type Lightweight IFF interrogator Description Originally developed for the US Army, the solid-state AN/TPX-56 IFF interrogator is described as being a lightweight equipment that is able to serve multiple land and sea platforms 'while maintaining logistic commonality' and as providing Modes 1,2,

  • INT-25D/INT-2000

    Type Family of Mode 5 and Mode S identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) interrogators Description The NATO Mk XIIA Identification System compatible INT-25D and INT-2000 IFF interrogators are based on a common architecture and incorporate the same processing core mated to differing radio frequency

  • BOR-A 550/BOR-A 560

    Type X-band (8 to 10 GHz sub-band) wide area ground, air and coastal surveillance radar Description BOR-A 550 is a solid-state, pulse Doppler radar that is designed for border/battlefield/coastline surveillance, intruder detection and helicopter navigation aid tasks. It comprises a Radio

  • TiCAM 750 thermal imaging binocular

    Type Thermal binocular - hand-held Development The TiCAM 750 thermal binocular from Thermoteknix Systems is a lightweight, military specification hand-held device for reconnaissance, border security, target acquisition, counter drug operations and general situational awareness in the field. It