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  • DSEI 2017: Qioptiq introduces long-range clip-on thermal imaging sight for snipers

    Qioptiq displayed its developmental Phoenix-S long-range sniper sight at DSEI 2017 in London. The system enables snipers to identify targets at extended ranges, providing long-range target engagement capabilities. Phoenix-S is equipped with a high operating temperature (HOT) medium wave infrared

  • DSEI 2017: Leonardo signs up for ASDOT bid with Discovery Air, Inzpire

    Leonardo announced on 12 September that it was to join the team led by Discovery Air and Inzpire to pitch for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF's) aggressor training programme. A Leonardo spokesperson told Jane’s that the company would be looking to be involved in the contract delivery and

  • DSEI 2017: US Army eyes future autonomous capabilities for field commanders

    New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have prompted a new look at the tactics, techniques, and procedures for US ground forces, Dr Robert Sadowski, chief of robotics for the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center

  • Indonesia, Poland consider co-production

    Poland has offered Indonesia partnership status on programmes to develop and build radar systems and light armoured vehicles, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Jakarta has said. The collaboration programme was proposed by Polish government officials in Indonesia on 25 August, said the MoD. It

  • Singapore acquires AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire target acquisition radars

    The US government has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD63 million firm, fixed-price contract in support of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procurement effort of six AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire target acquisition radars destined for Singapore, according to federal contracting documents reviewed by Jane's on 21

  • Germany and the Netherlands go Dutch on ground based air defence

    The Luftwaffe's Flugabwehrraketengruppe (Surface-to-Air Missile Group or SAM-Group) 61 will be subordinated to the Dutch Ground Based Air Defence Command in Vredepeel, the Netherlands, at the end of August, the German Air Force announced on 14 August. The step is part of Project Apollo, under which

  • MIP sensor set for 2018 fielding

    A multisensor reconnaissance system (multisenzorska inteligentna platforma: MIP), under development by Serbia's Military Technical Institute (MTI) to meet the needs of the country's army, is undergoing testing and is expected to enter service in mid-2018. The MIP system is intended to provide

  • Belarusian firm develops Mirage electronic self-defence system

    The Minsk-based Defense Initiatives is developing a new electronic self-defence system for ground-based vehicles and fixed installations. The Mirage is specifically designed to jam airborne sensors operating in any surface surveillance modes including ground-mapping, side- and forward-looking, and

  • US Army integrating night vision, thermal optics for weapons targeting

    The US Army in the next two years is scheduled to begin delivering new soldier- and weapons-borne optics to ease target acquisition for riflemen. Family of Weapon Sights – Individual (FWS-I) is a weapon-mounted long-wave infrared sensor that provides imagery, including a reticle boresighted,

  • Saab, Lockheed Martin partner for new US Army laser training system

    Saab and Lockheed Martin will deliver a next-generation Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) system as part of the US Army’s live training modernisation programme. The Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS)

  • Guardion enters C-UAS fray

    Kostas Tigkos Capitalising on its successful first steps into the counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, Rohde & Schwarz has teamed up with ESG and Diehl to expand and enhance the Ardronis suite into a new product line under the Guardion designation. The new system includes a wide range

  • Brazilian marines to introduce new C4ISR kit for vehicles, dismounts

    The Brazilian Navy Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais: CFN) plans to implement a new C4ISR suite purchased from Israel’s Elbit Systems, and expects to receive the system in second half on 2018, the navy told Jane’s . It will be deployed at command sites; by dismounted troops;

  • Ukraine orders Polish night-vision devices for armoured vehicles

    Polish company PCO signed a EUR750,000 (USD840,000) deal on 26 June with Ukrinmash, part of Ukrainian state concern UkrOboronProm, for the delivery of passive night-vision devices for Ukrainian armoured vehicles. Contract negotiations began in 2015. The Polish devices had to be tested and qualified

  • Meggitt unveils new Stryker desktop trainer

    Meggitt Training Systems unveiled a new desktop training system for Stryker vehicle crew at the annual CANSEC conference in Ottawa. The new training system includes stations for driver, gunner, and commander, which can interface with each other for a fully integrated training mission. There is also

  • Egyptian S-300VM SAM delivery confirmed

    The delivery of the Almaz-Antey S-300VM mobile long-range air defence system from Russia to Egypt was confirmed on 6 June by a photograph posted on the vk.com Russian social media website. The image showed 9M82-series missile canisters being unloaded from a general cargo ship at a location that

  • LACS launches new TES system

    Italy's Laser Advanced Combat System (LACS) has developed an eponymous laser-based tactical engagement simulation (TES) for live force-on-force training. The system - which was launched at the 2017 International Training and Education Conference (ITEC) in Rotterdam - has the usual configuration of

  • NCSIST showcases new vehicle surveillance system

    The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) of Taiwan has unveiled its indigenously developed Panoramic Vehicular Sighting System (PaVIS). The system has been designed for installation on tracked and wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) to provide 360° coverage

  • ITEC 2017: Van Halteren Defence unveils howitzer turret trainer

    Van Halteren Defence has developed a new PzH 2000 self-propelled 155 mm howitzer advanced turret trainer (ATT) for Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) as part of the latter's development of an indirect fire support tactical training centre for Qatar, which was revealed at the 2017 International Training and

  • Philippines completes procurement pre-negotiations for Israeli radars

    The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has completed pre-negotiations with Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) to acquire three surveillance radars in a deal worth PHP2.6 billion (USD57 million). "Hopefully within May we can finish formal negotiations because we are really putting

  • Brazil to sign RBS 70 missile systems contract

    The Brazilian Army is scheduled to sign a contract soon with Sweden's Saab Dynamics to buy RBS 70 man-portable surface-to-air missile systems, a military source close to the programme told IHS Jane's on 11 February. The package, worth around BRL28 million (USD11.6 million), will be firmed through

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