IHS Jane's International Defence Review

  • Japan begins process of E-767 AWACS upgrade

    Boeing is to begin the upgrade of Japan's fleet of E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with a USD25.6 million design and production contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 28 October. The four aircraft, which have been in service with the Japan Air

  • AUSA 2014: Army outlines upcoming combat vehicle choices

    US Army planners will use the next several years to consider its next major vehicle investment - perhaps for infantry or Stryker units - and whether to proceed with a future combat vehicle. With the cancellation of the ground combat vehicle (GCV) for budget reasons, the army had to choose whether

  • AUSA 2014: IDF deploys Amstaf UGV to Gaza border

    Israel's Automotive Robotic Industry has delivered an Amstaf unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to the Israel Defense Forces for deployment in Gaza in a border-protection and security role. Development of the vehicle was completed only six months ago. The UGV has been fully developed by the company

  • AUSA 2014: Ultra Electronics TCS unveils HCLOS radio

    Montreal-based Ultra Electronics TCS launched a new variant of its ORION High Capacity Line of Sight (HCLOS) radio at the Association of the US Army (AUSA) annual meeting in Washington, DC, In October. The original ORION X500-G, which was launched at AUSA 2013, is a three-channel radio with an

  • AUSA 2014: Army ITEP solicitation expected in early 2015

    The US Army is expected to release a request for proposals (RfP) for its Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) in the first quarter of 2015 while competitors continue work on a science and technology precursor phase, sources told IHS Jane's on 13 October at the Association of the United States


  • Skimming the surface: Unmanned maritime systems target new roles

    The development of the USV market has stuttered in comparison with its airborne counterpart, with only target drones keeping many industry players involved. However, initial efforts in the MCM and force protection domains seem to be providing impetus to the market, with some commentators identifying significant potential for USVs in the future. Andrew White reports
  • Fuelling up: global tanker programmes increase in range

    Aerial tankers have enjoyed a renaissance over recent years, as their importance to today's combat operations has been shown over recent campaigns. Gareth Jennings explores the role and value of tanking, analyses the primary platforms being offered to the market today, and explores the global opportunities for these platforms
  • Picture this: 3-D shipborne radars scan for new targets

    Radar houses are exploiting new techniques and technologies as they strive to improve the performance of their maritime surveillance radar lines. Richard Scott reports
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