HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • IDF to trial Elbit's IronVision in Merkava MBT

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are soon to conduct trials with Elbit Systems' IronVision helmet-mounted armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) situational awareness system integrated onto a Merkava main battle tank (MBT). Speaking to Jane's at Elbit's facility in Yokneam on 23 March, Boaz Cohen, the

  • IAI unveils foliage-penetrating ground surveillance radar

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled a new version of its ELM-2112 ground surveillance radar that is designed to detect threats moving through foliage, saying it has been "operationally deployed for several years". Using frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) technology, the

  • Romania upgrades combat training centre

    The Romanian Army is embarking on a major improvement programme for the Land Forces Combat Training Centre (CTC) 'Getica' in Cincu. Speaking at the SMi Land Forces Simulation and Training Conference in London, Brigadier General Gheorghita Vlad, the CTC commander, described the centre as the

  • DRS Technologies eyes Middle East EW market

    DRS Technologies hopes to build on its recent contract award from Jordan for equipment for a second electronic warfare (EW) battalion to expand its footprint as an EW equipment provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Speaking to Jane's at the International Defence Exhibition and

  • IDEX 2017: Microflown AVISA showcases acoustic shot detection sound solution

    Key Points The AMMS is a passive multi-threat ground sensor that can be used as a standalone or as a networked solution The latest version includes dual satellite navigation antennas, which negate the need for initial orientation before use Microflown AVISA revealed the latest version of its

  • IDF adopts Green Rock C-RAM radar to support ground offensives

    The ELM-2138M Green Rock mobile counter rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) radar is fully operational with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Ground Forces, a military source confirmed to Jane's on 14 February. Major Yair Prayev, who heads the Weapons Department in the IDF Artillery Corps, said

  • SideArm undergoes successful testing

    Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully tested a full-scale technology demonstrator of the SideArm unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) retrieval system. Video of the tests released by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) shows several instances of the SideArm system capturing a 400 lb

  • DGA awards live training programme contract

    The French defence procurement agency, the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), has announced the award of a contract to Thales and RUAG Defence France for the French Army's CERBERE (Centres d'entraînement représentatifs des espaces de bataille et de restitution des

  • Bodytrak soldier-monitoring system readies for trials

    UK-based Inova Design Solutions' Bodytrak system is set to undergo trials with the British Army and be used in support of a military charity expedition to Antarctica. Bodytrak uses an in-ear device - akin to an audio earphone - to monitor vital signs from the human body, ultimately to include core

  • Bolivian Army receives tactical vehicles, communications equipment

    The Bolivian Army has received 50 modified 2016 Toyota Hilux pickup trucks adapted for tactical transport and border control duties. The vehicles are armed with 7.62x51 mm SIG 710-3 light machine guns fitted on a reinforced 1.2-ton capacity chassis, and other additions include removable fuel

  • 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

  • Russian T-72 MBT gets enhanced protection

    Two enhanced T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs) were shown for the first time during RAE 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The MBTs have been upgraded to enhance their survivability and developments have been made to meet the potential requirements of the export market, as the T-72 MBT has been built in

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