• 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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  • Patrol vessel receives RNLN's final I-Mast 400 fit

    The Royal Netherlands Navy's (RNLN's) last Holland-class ocean-going patrol ship HNLMS Friesland (P 842) is being fitted with its Thales Nederland I-Mast 400 integrated mast system. Friesland , commissioned in January 2013, is the last RNLN ship to receive the I-Mast 400 fit. Four masts were
  • 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


  • 1PN83 night sight

    Type Weapon sight - image-intensified Development The Kazan 1PN83 (1PН83) night sight differs from all other known Russian Federation night sights in that it incorporates a laser target marker for marking and/or designating targets in poor light conditions. The laser beam is an integral

  • 36D6-M1

    Type S-band (2 GHz to 4 GHz) air surveillance radar Description The 36D6-M1 air surveillance radar (NATO designation 'Tin Shield') is designed for use in 'modern automated' air defence system, surface-to-air missile system and civil/military Air Traffic Control (ATC) applications and can be

  • Amber-1800

    Type VHF-band mobile long-range air defence radar Development Lithuania's Litak-Tak first unveiled the Amber-1800 air defence radar at the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) 2014 in Kielce, Poland. The Amber-1800 is a mobile, automated early warning system, currently in an advanced

  • ARSR-4 (AN/FPS-130) air route surveillance radar

    Type L-band (1 GHz to 2 GHz) long-range 3-D air surveillance radar Description The ARSR-4 is a coherent, 3-D radar operating in D-band and is the only radar designed to meet the joint air traffic control and air defence sensor requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the US