• Pentagon budget 2017: MDA funding request seeks to begin EPAA Phase 3

    Key Points The agency is planning one GBI interceptor test in 2016 and THAAD tests in 2017, 2018 MDA is planning two SM-3 Block IIA intercept tests in 2016 and one in 2017 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) continues four main priorities in its fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) budget: increasing

  • Reliance applies for more defence industry licences

    India's Reliance Infrastructure has reportedly applied for an additional 16 defence industry licences to reaffirm its position as the country's most ambitious private-sector defence company. The new licences are being sought just two weeks after Reliance and its 12 defence companies - all of which

  • 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

  • UK orders more Saab Giraffe AMB radars

    The British Armed Forces have ordered additional Giraffe AMB (Agile Multi-Beam) 3-D air-defence radars from Saab, the company announced on 24 August. Worth SEK610 million (USD74.6 million) the contract also includes the upgrade of the United Kingdom's existing Giraffe radars to the latest

  • 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

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  • Turkey's Anka UAV makes operational debut

    The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made its operational debut in early February, the Foundation to Strengthen the Turkish Armed Forces (TSKGV) announced. The mission, which took place on 5 February, saw a modified version of the Anka A medium-altitude


  • 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