• China targets export market with latest submarine designs

    Key Points Buoyed by recent successes with the Pakistan and Thai navies, Chinese naval shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has recently unveiled a slew of new submarine concepts targeted at the export market New export concepts include 200-, 600-, and 1,100-tonne diesel-electric

  • Houston company developing UUV to manipulate at extreme depth without umbilical

    A Houston, Texas-based company is working with the US Navy (USN) on a minimally supervised, autonomous unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) that will be capable of operating deeper than 3,000 m without a surface vessel or an umbilical. Nicolaus Radford, Houston Mechatronics senior vice-president for

  • Singapore Army enhances rocket artillery capabilities

    Singapore Army artillery forces operating the Lockheed Martin M142 227 mm High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) have been given a boost with the fielding of a new and more capable mobile battery command post (CP) as well as the introduction of the company’s Universal Fire Control

  • US Army reserve components boost driver training

    Two driver training systems developed for the US Army National Guard (ANG) and Army Reserve (USAR) have been showcased at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando. Wegmann USA presented its Stryker Driver Trainer (SDT), which is a

  • NATO centre draws up social media exploitation goals

    The NATO Centre of Excellence-Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) is set to publish a ‘hit list’ of suggestions to further exploit the use of social media in the contemporary operating environment, service officials have disclosed. The findings, which stem from a workshop held in

  • Saab details live training developments

    Saab has developed additions and improvements to its live tactical engagement simulation system (TESS) and displayed these at I/ITSEC 2017 in Orlando. The BT 46 Mk III is the latest version of Saab’s vehicular laser simulator system, which is now completely wireless and supports simultaneous

  • MASA enhances SWORD training system

    MASA revealed a number of developments in its SWORD constructive simulation command and staff training system at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando. The latest iteration of SWORD, version 6.10, has integrated a new, dynamic chat tool

  • US Army enhances laser training systems, P&M develops infantry target

    New developments in targetry were unveiled by Theissen Training Systems and Pratt & Miller at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando. In response to a requirement to refresh targetry at the US Army National Training Centre (NTC) at

  • Rheinmetall reveals OSIRIS command trainer

    Rheinmetall Electronics revealed its new OSIRIS constructive simulation command and staff training system at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in November. This is a comprehensive upgrade of the existing system based on

  • US Army seeks radical ideas for PNT systems

    The US Army is seeking proposals to conduct research and development (R&D) that will improve and enhance current and future positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) capabilities. The goal of the effort is to provide technical capabilities that will enable soldiers to continue operations in

  • CAE pursues LVC technologies with Rockwell Collins

    CAE has partnered with Rockwell Collins to advance Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) capabilities for distributed training exercises, with flight training as one of the developmental efforts currently under way. In the quest to develop LVC integrated training, the addition of the live flying aircraft

  • EDA contracts Aertec Solutions for DIRCM effort

    The European Defence Agency (EDA) has awarded Spanish company Aertec Solutions a contract to develop a prototype laser countermeasure system for integration on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The agency is studying critical components for military lasers and their use as wide-area sensor

  • European Defence Agency steps up its cyber focus

    Key Points The agency has broadened its cyber activities in recent years Collaboration with industry will assist in developing capabilities For the first time the focus of the European Defence Agency’s (EDA's) annual conference was exclusively on one topic: cyber, reflecting the importance

  • Meggitt introduces FATS 300 training system

    Meggitt Training Systems has expanded its range of small arms training systems, launching its FATS 300 multi-screen immersive trainer at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando. The system consists of five flat 150x84 inch, 16:9

  • NATO details preliminary APS standards

    NATO’s Standardisation Agency has released initial details of the Standardisation Agreement (STANAG) covering active protection systems (APS). While still a working draft, STANAG 4686, in addition to the accompanying Allied Engineering Publication (AEP)-62 has already defined methodologies for

  • US Army moves to rapidly improve EMC capability

    Three months after taking delivery of the Enroute Mission Command (EMC) system, the US Army is exploring how to make it more agile, increase performance and security, and potentially drive down maintenance and sustainment costs. Over the next two years, the army will work to enhance EMC with

  • Lockheed Martin highlights synthetic training capabilities for F-35

    Lockheed Martin is promoting its F-35 Ground Based Training System (GBTS), covering the full continuum of learning from the schoolhouse through advanced tactics and mission rehearsal, as an affordable but high-fidelity alternative for pilots and aircraft maintainers to gain proficiency in their

  • Colombian Army to receive new fire simulators

    A new artillery fire control simulator for the Colombian Army was revealed at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in November. Development of the Mobile Artillery Simulator (MAS) by a partnership of Florida-based ETech

  • IDF exercise stresses cloud capability, certifies latest Tzayad system

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) successfully certified the latest version of its Tzayad command-and-control (C2) system during its largest training exercise of the past 19 years, service officials have confirmed. The 10-day Exercise ‘HaDagan’ was conducted across the IDF’s

  • Persistent Systems MPU5 radio chosen for MTRS Inc II UGV

    Endeavor Robotics has selected Persistent Systems to provide Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) radios for the US Army’s newest unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Under terms of the contract, Persistent Systems will provide 2,400 of its Wave Relay MANET MPU5 radios to equip 1,200 Man-Transportable

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