• DSEI 2015: UK rapid reaction brigades to get new helmets

    The first deliveries of new lightweight Cobra Plus combat helmets to UK troops have begun this month as part of the Virtus programme to replace the British Army and Royal Marines' personal load-carrying and protective equipment, a spokesman for Canadian company Revision told IHS Jane's at DSEI 2015

  • Rheinmetall, ELTA Systems win Canadian Army medium-range radar tender

    The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has issued a joint tender to Rheinmetall-Canada and Israel's ELTA Systems for production of a medium-range radar (MRR). The radar, ELTA's ELM-2084 MMR, which will be integrated into Canadian Army systems, is also used by Iron Dome rocket defence

  • Thales UK receives Scout SV sights subcontract

    Thales UK has been awarded a GBP125 million (USD195 million) subcontract for sighting and situational awareness systems for the British Army's new Scout SV tracked reconnaissance vehicles. Announced on 30 July, the subcontract from prime contractor General Dynamics UK includes 245 Orion commander

  • Saab Grintek to begin deliveries of new LEDS 50 defensive aids suites

    Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) will begin deliveries of Land Electronic Defence Systems (LEDS) to export customers in October, the South African company has announced. The orders cover production of more than 170 LEDS 50 Mk 2 'intelligent, automated self-defence systems' in addition to spares. Designed

  • Iran reveals existence of second Ghadir long-range radar

    Iran has built a second Ghadir long-range early-warning radar, the Fars News Agency reported on 4 July. Fars said Iranian air defence commander, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, had attended a ceremony in the city of Ahvaz (Ahwaz) in the western province of Khuzestan earlier in the day to unveil

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  • Embraer to integrate Rockwell Collins' CHADCS on KC-390s

    Embraer will outfit its Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft bound for the Brazilian Air Force with Rockwell Collins' Aerial Delivery Control System (CHADCS), the companies announced on 11 November. CHADCS is used "to hold, monitor, and execute precision air drops of cargo, vehicles, and troops


  • Battlefield METeorological System (BMETS)

    Type Passive, independent, and mobile meteorological system Description The BAE Systems Integrated Systems Technologies BMETS is a replacement for the British Army's radar-based Artillery METeorological System (AMETS) and as such, is claimed to offer 'significant advantages' over its predecessor,

  • SB 14 identification friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogator

    Type Ground-based IFF interrogator. Description The SB 14 IFF interrogator is designed for use with stand-alone MAN Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) and vehicle-mounted/fixed-site multilauncher systems. As such, SB 14 is battery powered and comprises a sum/Delta antenna and an electronics

  • SB 16 identification friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogator

    Type D-band (1 GHz to 2 GHz) IFF interrogator. Description SB 16 is a Mk XII/Secure IFF interrogator that has been designed for radar-controlled SHOrt Range Air Defence Systems (SHORADS) with ranges of up to 100 km. The equipment comprises interrogator and processor units, with the former

  • Series 320 air defence radars

    Type S-band (2-4 GHz) 3-D air defence surveillance radar Description Series 320 3-D air defence radars are configured to meet varied surveillance coverage and siting requirements and make use of a planar-array antenna that scans electronically (frequency steered multiple pencil beam groups) in