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  • Raytheon Anschütz upgrades Malaysian hydrography ship with Synapsis IBC

    A bridge modernisation effort by Raytheon Anschütz to install its Synapsis Intelligent Bridge Control (IBC) suite aboard the Royal Malaysian Navy's (RMN's) hydrographic survey ship KD Perantau is in progress. New bridge equipment supplied by Raytheon Anschütz also include a Standard 22

  • US SOCOM turns to virtual machines, software-defined apps to reduce tactical SWaP demands

    US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) elements are leveraging virtual machines and software-defined applications to reduce the footprint of their Tactical Local Area network (TACLAN) system, while enhancing utility and security against cyber and electronic warfare threats. In February 2016 VMware,

  • Finmeccanica adapts IFF technology to tackle friendly fire

    Finmeccanica has completed trials involving a Reverse-Identification Friend or Foe (Reverse-IFF) system with a Eurofighter Typhoon. In the tests, the transponder's software was altered to enable the interrogation of ground vehicles. Adapting a SIT423/5 transponder equipping an Italian Air Force

  • QinetiQ extends ASX family

    QinetiQ displayed the smallest variant of its ASX Airborne Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) system at the 2016 Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The ASX Communications Intelligence (COMINT) and direction-finding (DF) range of software-defined systems has a scalable and modular

  • South Africa trials BattleTek command training system

    The South African Army (SAA) has incorporated Saab Grintek's BattleTek IV command training system into its training and experimentation regime, including a proof-of-concept trial as part of the process of establishing a number of BattleLabs. It has also been used to support multinational command

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  • F-22s arrive for training in Lithuania

    Two Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors and one Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Èiauliai Air Base on 27 April after concluding a training mission in Romania, the US Air Force (USAF) announced. The F-22s and about 20 supporting airmen are from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base,
  • Algeria commissions first MEKO A-200 frigate

    Algeria's first MEKO A-200 frigate was commissioned in Algiers on 21 April in a ceremony attended by Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, who serves as both the chief-of-staff of the military and deputy defence minister. The Ministry of Defence said the arrival of Erradii (910) marked an important
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