C4ISR news

Hensoldt and Theon to deliver 20,000 night-vision goggles to Germany

By Olivia Savage & Kasthurica Panigrahy 06 July 2022
A Hensoldt and Theon consortium has received a follow-on contract for 20,000 Mikron night-vision goggles from the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), Hensoldt announced on 5 July.  The contract amendment, signed by OCCAR on behalf...

Singapore Armed Forces to bolster ‘digital intelligence' workforce

By Oishee Majumdar 05 July 2022
The Singapore Armed Forces is building infrastructure and developing workforce to support its new fourth service, the Digital and Intelligence Service, which is expected to be set up by late 2022. (Singapore Armed Forces)  Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced updates regarding its efforts to develop infrastructure and a skilled workforce for the new Digital and Intelligence Service (DIS) of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).  In a media release, MINDEF said it will establish a Digital Ops-Tech Centre (DOTC) and a Centre of Ex...

US Army merges data analytics, combat management programmes

By Carlo Munoz 04 July 2022
The US Army command post during Joint Warfighting Assessment (JWA) 21 at Fort Carson, Colorado, which was the culmination of testing for CPCE Increment 1. (Amy Walker/US Army PEO C3T public affairs)  US Army officials within the service's primary information systems and networking technology directorates are working to merge two major programmes – data analytics and combat management – into a cohesive capability, with the goal of leveraging the new, joint programme into the army's burgeoning data fabric development effort.  Programme official...

New reform of NATO's partner-oriented Trust Funds hikes pressure on deliverables

By Brooks Tigner 01 July 2022
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told journalists on 29 June that Ukraine could count on NATO members to continue to provide it with military and financial aid. (NATO)  With allied leaders agreeing, during the June 29–30 Madrid summit, to massively ramp-up the defence of NATO's home territory against external aggression, attention will now turn to how effectively the alliance can deliver assistance to its partner countries, particularly Ukraine, to shore up their security via NATO's newly reformed multination Trust Funds (TFs).  The ti...

Lockheed Martin, US Navy seek to develop operational concepts for ship-board laser

By Michael Fabey 30 June 2022
HELIOS is being installed on the guided-missile destroyer USS   Preble  .  (Lockheed Martin)  As the US Navy (USN) and Lockheed Martin work through the installation of the company's High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) on guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), the service and the company are also working on integration and developing concepts of operations (CONOPS) for the new weapon system.  “What does integration mean,” Tyler Griffin, director of Lockheed Martin adva...

Sweden signs for GlobalEyes

By Gareth Jennings 30 June 2022
Sweden is to field two GlobalEye AEW&C aircraft, with the option for a further two. (Saab)  The Swedish government has contracted Saab to deliver two GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft for the country's armed forces.  The manufacturer announced the order on 30 June, saying the SEK7.3 billion (USD716 million) order will see the two aircraft delivered in 2027. The contract includes options for a further two GlobalEyes, for a total fleet of four aircraft.  Coming about nine months after the Swedish Armed Forces submitt...

India tests Abhyas HEAT system at low altitudes

By Jon Grevatt 30 June 2022
India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited won a contract in late 2021 to start building the Abhyas High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (pictured above) for the Indian military. The system was tested at low altitudes on 29 June. (Janes/Patrick Allen)  India has tested its locally developed Abhyas High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) off the country's east coast.  The Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi said that the test – on 29 June – demonstrated the Abhyas system's performance at low altitude including capability at “sustained levels”...

US Army pushes cloud expansion to regional commands

By Carlo Munoz 29 June 2022
US Army document detailing the service's three-tier strategy to integrate the hybrid cloud capability into army operations. (US Army )  US Army officials are preparing to move out on a plan to expand the ground service's burgeoning cloud computing capabilities beyond the continental United States (CONUS), with service leaders anticipating integration of those capabilities into the regional commands, beginning with the Asia-Pacific region.  The plan is part of the army's plan to rapidly transition from legacy combat networking strategies to a...

Indian Army orders mountain variant of WLR

By Akhil Kadidal 29 June 2022
BEL has developed a lighter, compact variant of its Swathi Mark I weapon location radar (pictured here). The new system is intended for operations on mountains and at high altitudes. (BEL)  The Indian Army has ordered six units of a new “mountain variant” of a weapon location radar (WLR) system developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).  Speaking to Janes at a recent event, Anandi Ramalingam, BEL's chairman and managing director, said that six Swathi Mark II units were ordered.  “The six units ordered are the mountain version of the WLR,...

Spanish F-110 frigate passes critical design review milestone

By Kate Tringham 28 June 2022
An artist's rendering of the F-110 frigate design. (Navantia)  Navantia has successfully completed the critical design review (CDR) for the Spanish Navy's new F-110 frigate programme.  Announcing the milestone on 24 June, Navantia said this signified that the F-110 design met all the capability requirements requested by the Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) and paved the way for the shipbuilder to ramp up production activities at its yard in Ferrol.  Navantia will build five multi-purpose F-110 frigates for the Spanish Navy under a EUR4.31 bi...

Future Naval Training System: Royal Canadian Navy expands its training enterprise

By Julie Tilson 27 June 2022
The RCN is assessing new training requirements for a slate of forthcoming platforms, including its AOPS, JSS, and CSC. (Royal Canadian Navy )  The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Strategic Plan 2017–2022 referenced the modernisation and recapitalisation...

US Army acquisition head eyes tenure priorities, lessons learned from time on Capitol Hill

By Ashley Roque 24 June 2022
Douglas Bush (left), then the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, and Timothy Goddette (right), at a ceremony at the Detroit Arsenal in Michigan in May 2021. (Ted Beupre)    Douglas Bush's tenure helping guide and craft defence policy from the legislative side of the government is a driving force behind several key priorities guiding his time as the Assistant Secretary of the US Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, he recently told   Janes  .   After a handful of ye...

USAF migrates air tasking software into cloud

By Carlo Munoz 24 June 2022
A US Air Force KC-46A Pegasus tanker conducts air-to-air refuelling with a US Air Force F-16 over the Canadian Arctic in March 2021. Service leaders migrated the MAFPS system for air mobility operations into the cloud. (North American Aerospace Defense)  The US Air Force (USAF) and BAE Systems have successfully migrated the air service's premier planning and tasking software for mobility operations into a cloud computing environment, marking one of the first mission-critical air force programmes to be transitioned into the cloud.    The...

Meprolight details Tigon hybrid weapon sight features

By Amael Kotlarski 23 June 2022
Meprolight Tigon, which was unveiled at Eurosatory 2022. (Meprolight)  Meprolight, part of the SK Group, provided further details of its recently unveiled Tigon hybrid sight at Eurosatory 2022 in Paris.  The Tigon combines a standard red-dot-type sight with a thermal sight in a single unit, with the ability to seamlessly transition from the red dot to the thermal channel.  The day sight is similar to the company's existing Mepro M5, offering a wide field-of-view (FOV) window used to display the sight's reticle. The model shown at Eurosatory...

Construction for guided-missile frigate Constellation set to begin

By Michael Fabey 23 June 2022
The US Navy recently exercised an option to acquire the guided-missile frigate   Chesapeake   (FFG 64).  (US Navy)  Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) is set to start building the first Constellation-class guided-missile frigate (FFG 62) close to the scheduled construction-start time, programme sources confirmed.  FMM and US Navy (USN) sources say Constellation work will begin during the US summer – that started 21 June and ends 22 September – but a source familiar with the programme told Janes the shipbuilder wil...

ILA 2022: Luftwaffe's electronic attack commitment to NATO slips, as industry showcases solutions for Eurofighter EK

By Gareth Jennings 23 June 2022
A full-scale mock-up of the Eurofighter EK (formerly ECR) was displayed at ILA 2022, complete with an electronic attack pod in the foreground. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)  The Luftwaffe's commitment to field an airborne electronic attack (AEA) capability for NATO has slipped by at least three years, with an overdue formal requirement expected to be launched by the Bundeswehr in the coming months.    Industry officials told   Janes  at the ILA Berlin Air Show on 22 June that the previously stated timeline of 2025 for fielding the L...

IAI to provide airborne EW jammer pods to an Asian air force

By Oishee Majumdar 22 June 2022
IAI has developed Scorpius-SP based on the configuration of its ELL-8222 pod (pictured above). (Janes/Patrick Allen)  Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has secured a contract to provide their Scorpius-SP airborne electronic warfare (EW) self-protection jammer pods to an undisclosed country in Asia.  The “multimillion-dollar deal” has been finalised to enhance the capabilities of the concerned country's air force, IAI said in a media release on 21 May.    IAI had not responded to  Janes  request for more information regarding...

Eurosatory 2022: R&S unveils new radio monitoring software

By Olivia Savage 20 June 2022
Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates a new prototype task-orientated software for radio monitoring at Eurosatory 2022. (Olivia Savage)  Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has unveiled a new radio monitoring software at Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition in Paris.    The software ‘Ceptor' controls radio monitoring systems, and has an intuitive structured user-interface that guides the user through typical work procedures, Luc Dondainas, domain expert in communications Intelligence (COMINT) and manportable communications electronic support measures (C-ESM) at...

Eurosatory 2022: Lockheed Martin outlines the road ahead for Javelin

By Amael Kotlarski 20 June 2022
FGM-148F launch tube assemblies on the production line. (Javelin Joint Venture)  Lockheed Martin representatives outlined the road map for the Javelin anti-armour weapon system at Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition in Paris.    Speaking to   Janes  , company representatives confirmed that missile production had completely switched over to the FGM-148F model, which was developed under the Spiral 2 missile improvement programme. Any new customers, or follow-on orders from existing customers, would now be receiving this missile m...

Eurosatory 2022: EODH and KMW sign framework agreement

By Sonny Butterworth 17 June 2022
Vice chairman of the board and procurement manager of KMW Heinz Oestervoss (left) and president of EODH Andreas Mitsis signed an expanded framework agreement at Eurosatory 2022. (EODH)  Krauss-Maffei Wegman (KMW) and EODH signed an expanded framework agreement covering co-operative development and joint marketing of protection upgrades for main battle tanks (MBTs) at Eurosatory 2022 on 16 June. The agreement also contains provisions for guaranteeing the supply chain of strategic materials and joint marketing of the EODH Hoplite 4×4 armoured v...
Request Consultation

Request a free consultation to discover how Janes can provide you with assured, interconnected open-source intelligence.

C4ISR News List