• Indonesia announces offset programme

    Indonesia has launched a formal defence offset and countertrade programme to boost the country's economy and spur the development of its defence industrial base. The economic compensation policy was announced on 5 April by the Indonesian Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) Defence Industrial Policy

  • Italian Army stepped approach towards digitisation

    The Italian Army has awarded a EUR60 million USD83 (million) contract to Selex ES for software defined radios and night vision equipment for the country's 'Soldato Futuro' future soldier programme, it was announced on 25 March. The order includes 2,726 Selex SWave Software Defined Radios and 2,726

  • Mexican Army procures long-range surveillance aerostat

    The Mexican Ministry of National Defence has selected the SkyDoc aerostat system for its long-range land surveillance requirement, according to a procurement programme published by the Mexican Treasury in early March. The system is meant to provide the army with an all-weather day and night

  • Pentagon budget 2015: Development of soldier networks is critical for the US Army

    Key Points Affordability issue leads the US Army to delay WIN-T SATCOM on-the-move DCGS would get funding for software development and testing In its fiscal year 2015 (FY 2015) budget request, the US Army continues to support and fund efforts to develop, test, and procure communications

  • AUSA Winter 2014: Army hoping new technology can ease 'support' requirements

    US Army requirements officials are pushing for far-term technological changes that could potentially free soldiers for more combat roles by automating or streamlining other functions such as combat support. "We are one-third tooth and two-thirds tail," said Lieutenant General Keith

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  • Indonesia equips frigates, corvette with stealth radars

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) will equip a total of four Ahmad Yani (Van Speijk)-class guided missile frigates and one Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvette with low-probability-of-intercept (LPI) naval radars. The radars will be built by Indonesian


  • L9A1 SUSAT sight

    Type Weapon sight - (illuminating) Development The L9A1 Sight-Unit Small-Arms Trilux (SUSAT) was developed by the Royal Armaments Research and Development Establishment (RARDE) for the British Army to realise the full capabilities of their 5.56 mm L85A1 individual weapon. Although now partially

  • RF-5800V-MP Falcon II VHF tactical radio system

    Type Tactical radio equipment, manpack, VHF Description The RF-5800V-MP is a member of the Falcon II® family of multiband tactical radio systems designed with a common digital platform, human-machine interface and accessories. The transceiver provides continuous coverage in the 30 to 108 MHz

  • RUBIS radio network

    Type Integrated communication network Development The original contract for the system was placed in 1987 with Matra Communications and, over the course of its development and deployment, cost some USD408.4 million. Following the merger of France's Aerospatiale Matra and Germany's DaimlerChrysler

  • WiST WiMAX IP Local Loop system

    Type Microwave communications equipment Development WiST (also called Tactical IP Wireless Local Loop or BLR-IP) was developed as a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) Wireless Local Loop (WLL) system for use by the logistics units of the French Army. It is primarily designed