• US DoD gaining ground on UAV sense and avoid systems

    Key Points Currently deployed ground-based sense and avoid systems are performing well The DoD is seeking scalable airborne sense and avoid capability for a range of UAVs Advances are being made in unmanned aerial system ground-based sense and avoid (SAA) capabilities and the US Army is expected

  • Kazakh firm looks to expand into AFV production

    Kazakh firm Semey Engineering is planning to expand into the armoured vehicle manufacturing market by 2021, it was revealed on 3 November. According to Nikolai Pospelov, the managing director of Semey Engineering's parent company Kazakhstan Engineering, the firm has created a design bureau to begin

  • USMC buys four LRIP AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR radars

    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a USD207.29 million contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) for four low-rate initial production (LRIP) Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) systems. The company will deliver the systems in 2016-17, including operating spares, contractor engineering services

  • Omnisys to continue support of Brazilian radars

    The Brazilian subsidiary of France's Thales group, Omnisys Engenharia, was recently awarded an extension contract by the Rio de Janeiro Aeronautical Electronics Park (PAME-RJ) to provide training, maintenance, and logistic support services Brazilian ground-based surveillance radar systems. The

  • Swiss IMESS soldier system ready for serial production

    Airbus Defence and Space has completed the development of the Swiss Army's planned new future soldier system and is now ready to enter serial production, the company announced on 30 July. Known as the Integrated Modular Engagement System for the Swiss Soldier (IMESS), it builds on the company's

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  • Indian MoD signs up for ACTAS towed array

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an INR3.06 billion (USD51million) deal with Germany's Atlas Elektronik for six low frequency Active Towed Array Sonar (ACTAS) systems to be fitted to Indian Navy (IN) warships. The urgency of the requirement to safeguard its assets, continually
  • Poland orders more Radmor F@stnet radios

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract for Radmor VHF PR4G family F@stnet tactical communication systems worth PLN66 million (USD20 million). In total, Poland has ordered 380 Radmor RRC 9211 tactical very high frequency (VHF) manportable radios and 41 Radmor RRC 9311 AP vehicle


  • AN/PEQ-17 Portable Lightweight Designator/Rangefinder (PLDR)

    Type Laser rangefinder/designator Development Launched in 2006, the Elop (now Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd) Portable Lightweight Designator/Rangefinder (PLDR) is a combined laser designator and rangefinder, intended for use by ground-based forward air controllers (designating and ranging


    Type Thermal imager Development The ARTIM is a ruggedised dual field-of-view remotely controlled thermal imaging camera from what is now Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd., based on the company's Thermal Imaging Modules (TIM) for night observation and target acquisition applications. It is


    Type Thermal imager Development The ARTIM-LR thermal imaging camera/night sight is an extended-range version of the ARTIM (see separate entry), developed by what is now Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd. It is intended for fixed-based or portable observation and target acquisition missions

  • Commander's Panoramic Sight (CPS)

    Type AFV commander's sight Development The Elbit Systems Electro-Optics (formerly Elop) range of Commander's Panoramic Sights (CPS) is optimised for use on MBTs and AFVs. Known to IHS Jane's since 2003, it provides the MBT/AFV commander with high quality viewing capability for target acquisition