• US Army picks Harris and Thales to provide Rifleman Radios

    Key Points The contract requires both companies to submit radios for laboratory testing Companies can be dropped if they fail to meet the army's qualifications The US Army announced on 29 April it had awarded Thales Defense & Security Inc and Harris Corp a contract that could be worth up to

  • Saab Grintek announces export order for Impi tracker system

    Saab Grintek Defence has received its first export order for its Impi 'blue force tracker' system from an undisclosed sub-Saharan African country, the company has announced. Many South African observers believe the customer is likely to be Angola, which recently also acquired Saab Grintek's Chaka

  • MDA chief: sequestration would halt new interceptor, radar plans

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) expects that, if sequestration continues in fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016), it will have to stop major development projects for a newly designed exoatmospheric kill vehicle and for a new midcourse tracking radar for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system.

  • Lockheed Martin and Indonesia seek to progress radar programme

    Lockheed Martin and senior Indonesian defence officials met on 17 February with a view to progress the Indonesian Air Force's (TNI-AU's) requirement to procure ground-based air-surveillance radar systems. The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said representatives of Lockheed Martin met with

  • NATO, Poland up BMD information exchanges

    NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI) and Poland's defence ministry are stepping up their data-exchange activities to test the latter's three radar sites designated for the alliance's future ballistic missile defence (BMD) capability. The goal is to ensure the sites' ability to

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  • Thales selected to provide Crowsnest mission fit

    Thales UK has won out against Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems in the race to supply the radar and mission system for the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) Crowsnest airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) capability. Announcing the downselection on 22 May, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said Thales


  • 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