• 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

  • Norway examines augmented reality for enhanced SA

    Key Points AR goggles were successfully used by crew to drive an armoured vehicle and provide 360° coverage BMS information was integrated into the AR goggle view The Norwegian Army is examining the potential of using augmented reality (AR) technology to improve situational awareness (SA)

  • 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

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  • New Elta aerostat payload unveiled

    Israeli aerostat manufacturer RT has announced it has integrated a new payload that combines both electro-optical (EO) and radar sensors with its latest model, the Skystar 330. Called the ELI-3332, the new payload is made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta and can only be carried
  • DARPA's SHARK completes at-sea testing

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is wrapping up an effort to develop a loitering autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to detect and track submarines in the deepest regions of the ocean. The 23 ft (7 m) long UUV is designed to dwell at depths of up to 6,000 m until
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