• IDEX 2017: TACMS undergoes further testing

    Lockheed Martin has conducted a further test firing of a modernised Tactical Missile System (TACMS). The early February tests were undertaken at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and saw the missile fired from the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and strike its target at a

  • Rafael's Wisdom Stone offers a new way to collect and analyse data

    Rafael has developed a new system to collect, fuse, and analyse vast amounts of data from numerous unrelated sources, and provide meaningful and actionable intelligence. An additional feature of Wisdom Stone is the ability to take the data, store it in real time, and make it immediately available

  • IDEX 2017: EDePro targets Hornet at rotary-wing UAV market

    Serbia's EDePro is developing a lightweight rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the X-01 Strsljen (Hornet). Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the company's lead engineer, Dr Predrag Matejic, said that development of the aircraft commenced in 2012 and was driven by an analysis of

  • IDEX 2017: THeMIS fitted with SARP weapon system

    Estonia's MILREM has partnered with International Golden Group and Aselsan to integrate the latter's Stabilised Advanced Remote Weapon Station (SARP) on the Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, MILREM's

  • IDEX 2017: Hyundai Rotem details new CEV

    Hyundai Rotem has released details of the new combat engineer vehicle (CEV) under development to meet the operational requirements of the Republic of Korea Army. The company has already developed and manufactured armoured recovery vehicle (ARV) and armoured vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) to support

  • IDEX 2017: China develops SR7 rocket launcher

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has expanded its family of multiple-rocket launchers (MRLs) with the development of the SR7. The SR7 is a lightweight system that is based on a 6x6 cross-country chassis and is intended to have a high level of mobility; the vehicle features a protected

  • IDEX 2017: Rheinmetall develops multipurpose UGV

    Rheinmetall is developing a multipurpose unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) based on an 8x8 all-terrain platform. Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Marc Carrier, account director at Rheinmetall Canada, said that the vision for the multimission UGV is to have a common platform on which a

  • IDEX 2017: UAE signs up for the RAM Block 2

    Key Points The Direct Commercial Sale contract marks the first sale of the RAM Block 2 in the Middle East region The missiles will equip the UAE Naval Forces' six Baynunah-class corvettes, plus two new Project Arialah offshore patrol vessels due for delivery to CICPA Raytheon Missile Systems is

  • IDEX 2017: Harris to lead UAE Armed Forces' BMS effort

    Harris Corporation has been awarded a two-year, USD189 million contract as the prime contractor and system integrator to provide an integrated battle management system (BMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces. The Harris system will provide the UAE with initial operational capabilities

  • IDEX 2017: TL-2 to offer wider range of guidance systems

    Further details have emerged of the capabilities of the TL-2 (Thunder Lightning 2) missile. Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017, a representative of the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation said that the missile is now in service with the Chinese military, although he declined

  • Danish navy to introduce new CWI transmitters

    Thales has been contracted by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver 14 Continuous Wave Illumination (CWI) transmitters for integration in existing Saab CEROS 200 radar/electro-optical fire control systems fitted to the Royal Danish Navy's two Absalon-class

  • NATO begins study of AWACS replacement

    NATO has begun looking at options for the provision of early warning and control after it retires its fleet of Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft in about 20 years' time. Defence ministers from alliance member nations signed an agreement on 15 February to develop a

  • RE2 inflatable underwater manipulator arm heads to Phase II

    RE2 Robotics was awarded a Phase II small business innovation research award to develop an inflatable underwater dual manipulator system for the US Navy (USN) Office of Naval Research (ONR) on 7 February 2017. The robotic underwater manipulator arms are being developed to bring

  • Slovak Special Forces field Skylark I-LEX

    The Slovakian Army's 5th Special Forces Regiment (5. Pluk Specialneho Urcenia: 5.PSU) has taken into service Elbit Systems' Skylark I-LEX unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The Zilina-based unit received two Skylark I-LE systems in late 2008, and the new system will replace those in providing

  • Australia's Land 400 programme takes shape

    Further details of the Australian Army's plans to replace its fleet of armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) were given by Brigadier Chris Mills, Director General Modernisation - Army, at IQPC's International Armoured Vehicles 2017 conference held in London. The two 8x8 contenders for the Land 400

  • Aero India 2017: CSIR NAL debuts Suchan UAV

    CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) has showcased a new small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Aero India 2017 in Bangalore. The Suchan system is an indigenous development and is designed to be hand launched and belly landed. CSIR-NAL also claims that Suchan has a fully developed

  • BAE Systems looks to alter atmosphere to protect forces

    BAE Systems is working on a concept that could potentially defend aircraft against high-powered laser weapons or extend the reach of a radar well beyond current capabilities by heating up small areas of the atmosphere. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept works by simulating

  • Aero India 2017: Alpha Design Technologies and Elbit Systems bid for Indian Army's SDR

    Alpha Design Technologies has submitted a bid in response to the Indian Army's request for information for new software define radios (SDRs), which are intended to boost the service's network-centric warfare capabilities, Jane's has learned. The Bangalore-based company exhibited its SDR family -

  • Aero India 2017: CSIR-NAL furthers DHVANI tracking system

    CSIR-NAL has enhanced its Detection and Hit Visualization using the Acoustic N-wave Identification (DHVANI) bullet impact tracking system. Development of DHVANI commenced in 2014 and has evolved to take the form of a single unit rather than a modular configuration. At present the system is used to

  • Aero India 2017: CSIR-NAL unveils ABHIAS

    CSIR-NAL unveiled the Automated Bullet Hit Identification and Analysis System (ABHIAS) at Aero India 2017. Development of the system began in January 2016 in order to meet requirements laid out by the Indian military, which is currently using the Detection and Hit Visualization using Acoustic

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