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DSEI 2023: MARSS launches NiDAR X-JOC C2 centre and NiDAR X-SCOUT C-UAS

By Fitore Fazliu Tahiri 14 September 2023
NiDAR X-JOC Command and Control Centre (MARSS)  MARSS has developed a new command-and-control (C2) centre and counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS), and displayed them for the first time at the DSEI 2023 in London.  At the core of both products is the company's NiDAR software, a scalable C2 system that integrates legacy and new sensors into a common situational awareness platform.  NiDAR X-JOC is a static C2 centre with an integrated long-range UAS detection and countermeasures capability. It is staffed by four operators and is designed to...

TADTE 2023: Apex, IMSAR sign MOU to provide ISR services

By Oishee Majumdar 14 September 2023
A computer-generated image of the P2012 Sentinel SMP equipped with sensors such as an EO/IR pod and IMSAR's NSP-7 radar for ISR operations. (IMSAR)  Taiwan's Apex Aviation and Utah-based IMSAR have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition 2023 (TADTE 2023) to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services to the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) of Taiwan.  IMSAR will integrate its NSP-7 radar system into Tecnam's P2012 Sentinel Special Mission Platform (SMP) ai...

DSEI 2023: SEA launches KraitOptimise underwater situational awareness capability for sonar operations

By Kate Tringham 14 September 2023
The KraitOptimise underwater situational awareness tool is designed to optimise sonar positioning and performance. (SEA)  Systems engineering and sensors house SEA unveiled a new underwater situational awareness capability for sonar operations at the DSEI 2023 exhibition in London.  The new offering, named KraitOptimise, uses high-resolution environmental and ocean model data sources to provide underwater situational awareness intended to significantly improve sonar positioning and performance.  The ability of sonar to find and monitor submar...

DSEI 2023: Norway opts for new EW solutions from Rohde & Schwarz

By Olivia Savage 14 September 2023
The Norwegian Army will receive new COMINT and jamming solutions from R&S to enhance situational awareness. (Forsvaret)    The Norwegian Army will be equipped with new communications intelligence (COMINT) and jamming solutions from Rohde & Schwarz (R&S),   Janes   learnt at DSEI 2023, held from 12 to 15 September in London.   The new electronic warfare (EW) solutions are being delivered under the Heimdall project, which will enable the Norwegian Army to detect, locate, and analyse information faster and more efficiently whi...

DSEI 2023: Saab debuts deployable variant of Giraffe 1X radar

By Olivia Savage 13 September 2023
The deployable variant of Saab's Giraffe 1X radar displayed at DSEI 2023, which has been acquired by the UK military. (Janes/Olivia Savage)  Saab has launched a deployable variant of its Giraffe 1X 3D radar at DSEI 2023, held from 12 to 15 September in London.  Known as the Deployable Set, the new configuration is designed as a compact, robust, and highly deployable radar that can be easily transported and quickly set up.  A key difference with the deployable variant is its ability to operate on the move when deployed on naval vessels or land...

Hughes developing S-Band network to support proliferated LEO

By Carlo Munoz 12 September 2023
Hughes' Jupiter 3 commercial satellite spacecraft is pictured above. The LEO spacecraft being developed for the USSF will likely be similar in size, according to company officials. (Hughes )    Hughes Network Systems is developing a new S-Band satellite communications (satcom) network, to support proliferated-low Earth orbit (P-LEO) requirements outlined by the US Space Force (USSF), a company senior executive told   Janes  .   The P-LEO service will be provided by OneWeb Technologies and distributed by Hughes, which also d...

DSEI 2023: UK company launches new manportable kinetic C-UAS system

By Olivia Savage 12 September 2023
Displayed at DSEI 2023 is MARSS' Interceptor (left) and the new manportable variant – Interceptor Short Range (right). (Janes/Olivia Savage)  UK company MARSS has developed a manportable version of its vertically launched, reusable kinetic counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS).  Known as the Interceptor Short Range (SR), the solution still utilises kinetic force and four motors to defeat small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) but weighs less than half the size compared with the original solution, Stephen Scott, head of Countermeasures at MA...

Intelsat eyes expansion into Africa, Indo-Pacific markets

By Carlo Munoz 08 September 2023
Intelsat's New Dawn (Intelsat 28), designed to transmit across C-band and Ku-band at GEO orbit, to provide voice, wireless backhaul, internet, and media application services to African customers. (Intelsat)  Satellite communications (satcom) company Intelsat has created a new international business development unit, geared specifically towards expanding the company's government and defence portfolio in Europe, as well as emerging markets in Africa and the Indo-Pacific region, a senior executive told Janes.  Currently, the majority of the comp...

Saab to unveil new Future Operator Workspace concept at DSEI 2023

By Kate Tringham 08 September 2023
With three large, vertically placed displays, the Future Operator Workspace provides a clear and distinct presentation of the tactical and operational environment. The 27.6 inch central display shows the tactical situation, while the side 21.9 inch side displays are used for presenting information and data. (Saab)  Saab will display for the first time a prototype of its new ‘Future Operator Workspace' concept at the DSEI 2023 exhibition, to be held in London from 12 to 15 September.  The company describes the new operator combat console as a...

MSPO 2023: Poland to acquire new command posts for Pilica+ system

By Olivia Savage 07 September 2023
Poland's Pilica+ air-defence system will be equipped with new Zenit-MP+ Automated Command Posts. (Polish Armament Agency)  Poland will acquire 22 Zenit-MP+ Automated Command Posts (ZSD) for the Pilica+ air-defence system.  The PLN650 million (USD151 million) deal, signed between the Polish Armament Agency (AA), State Treasury, and PGZ-Pilica+ consortium, was announced at the MSPO 2023 defence exhibition held in Kielce from 5 to 8 September.  Deliveries are scheduled from 2025 to 2029, with training and service packages, as well as technical d...

Australia's EOS demonstrates C-UAS capabilities

By Kapil Kajal 07 September 2023
The Slinger, pictured above from the demonstrations, has a maximum ammunition load of 150 rounds. The Slinger's thermal imager has a detection range of more than 13,700 m, a recognition range of more than 5,100 m, and an identification range of more than 4,000 m. (EOS)  Canberra-based Electro Optic Systems (EOS) demonstrated its directed energy and kinetic counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UASs) capabilities in the presence of “potential export customers from Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Southeast Asia”, the company announce...

Spectra to provide SlingShot satcom systems to Indonesian Army

By Oishee Majumdar 07 September 2023
A soldier carrying the SlingShot manpack system. Spectra is supplying an undisclosed number of SlingShot manpack systems to the Indonesian Army. (Spectra Group)  The UK's Spectra Group will supply its SlingShot satellite communication (satcom) systems to the Indonesian Army.  Spectra announced on 7 September that it has partnered with Jakarta-based defence equipment provider, PT Mora Armamen Perkasa, to provide an undisclosed number of SlingShot manpack systems, SlingShot vehicle systems, and SlingShot Tactical Operations Centre Systems (STO...

Saab launches Barracuda ULCAS camouflage

By Nicholas Fiorenza 06 September 2023
Saab's ULCAS FSS technology gives armed forces the possibility of combining protection from the enemy with the possibility of communicating with friendly forces. (Saab Barracuda AB/Johan Lindqvist)  Saab announced in a press release on 5 September a new feature for its Barracuda Ultra-lightweight Camouflage Screen (ULCAS), giving operators the possibility of combining protection from the enemy with the possibility of communicating with friendly forces.  Previewing the announcement during an embargoed online press briefing on 4 September, Joha...

Eiva to supply ROTV for UK's MROS Seabed Warfare platform

By Richard Scott 04 September 2023
Topaz Tangaroa  is being converted into the first of two planned Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance ships for underwater surveillance and seabed warfare to be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.  (Royal Navy)  Danish offshore engineering and survey company Eiva has been contracted to supply a containerised Remotely Operated Towed Vehicle (ROTV) system for operation from the UK's new Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance (MROS) Seabed Warfare platform.  A contract between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) – through Navy Command Commercial – an...

Anzen Engineering targets US markets with new headquarters

By Carlo Munoz 01 September 2023
A European Space Agency rendering of the Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey deep-space telescope and spacecraft. (European Space Agency)  Anzen Engineering, a European aerospace engineering company, has officially launched a new Washington, DC-based headquarters with the goal of securing more US military and civilian contracting opportunities for the Spanish-based firm.  The creation of the new US-based headquarters adds to the company's current roster of international offices in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirate...

UK Peregrine UAS completes factory acceptance testing

By Kate Tringham 01 September 2023
The Peregrine UAS, which comprises a Schiebel S-100 Camcopter and a Thales I-Master radar, will be deployed onboard an RN Type 23 frigate in the Gulf from 2024. (Schiebel)  Thales and Schiebel have successfully completed factory acceptance testing (FAT) of the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) Peregrine Camcopter S-100 rotary-wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integrated with Thales l-Master radar.  Announcing the milestone on 30 August, the two companies said the FAT approval marked an important step towards final delivery of the Camcopter S-100 UAS P...

Indian Army to procure tethered UAVs, tank-driving simulators

By Oishee Majumdar 31 August 2023
The Indian Army is procuring 130 tethered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and 19 simulators for training tank drivers, industry sources have disclosed to Janes.  Bangalore-based NewSpace Research and Technologies Pvt Ltd (NRT) secured a contract wo...

Silentium Defence to provide passive radars for Australia's JABMS

By Oishee Majumdar 30 August 2023
A deployed Maverick M8 radar developed by Silentium Defence. Silentium will collaborate with Lockheed Martin to deliver undisclosed variants from its Maverick suite of radars for Australia's Joint Air Battle Management System. (Silentium Defence)  Adelaide-based Silentium Defence will supply its passive radar sensors for Australia's Joint Air Battle Management System (JABMS) being developed under Project Air 6500 Phase 1.  Silentium's chief technology officer Simon Palumbo told Janes on 30 August that the company will provide “multiple varia...

Northrop Grumman completes live demo of new deep-sensing capability

By Carlo Munoz 30 August 2023
A Bombadier CRJ700, similar to the aircraft used during the DSaT demonstration during the US Army's EDGE 2023 technology experiments. (Bombardier)  Programme engineers at Northrop Grumman have completed live demonstrations of its new Deep-Sensing and Targeting (DSaT) system for US Army officials as part of the service's annual Experimental Demonstration Gateway Event (EDGE) exercises.  The DSaT system was mounted aboard a civilian Bombardier CRJ700 and conducted data collection, fusion, and dissemination of beyond-the-line-of-sight battlefiel...

US, Australia to announce critical technology partnership this fall

By Meredith Roaten 30 August 2023
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system is a critical capability for US missile defence in Guam. Shyu said the US and Australia are working together to figure out how to integrate missile defence systems. (US Army)  The US is set to step up its technology partnerships with Australia in the coming months with an AUKUS-related announcement in the fall, the Department of Defense's (DoD's) chief technology officer announced on 29 August.  As part of the Australia, US, and United Kingdom subdevelopment agreement, US President J...
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