• AUSA 2018: Instant Eye Robotics displays UAV

    Instant Eye Robotics, based in Massachusetts, presented its Mk-3 GEN4-D1/D2 small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exhibition held from 8 to 10 October in Washington, DC. A company press release issued on 2 June mentioned that the US Navy and Marine

  • Continuing improvement: NATO SNMGs evolve to meet emerging threats

    The return of high-end naval activity in the European theatre has increased NATO’s focus on improving the outputs of its standing naval groups. Dr Lee Willett talks to NATO commanders to assess the operational impact of this sharpening focus Since 2014, naval activity has been increasing

  • Elta Systems awarded contract for ELM-2032 fire-control radars

    Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), announced on 16 October that it has been awarded a USD55 million contract to supply multimode airborne ELM-2032 fire-control radars to be installed on “newly produced advanced combat aircraft” for an undisclosed client.

  • India aims to expand presence at military base in Tajikistan

    India is seeking to expand its presence and activities at a military base in Tajikistan where some 150 Indian Air Force (IAF) and quasi-military Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel have been stationed since 2005. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind visited the Ayni Air Base, which is located

  • Japan developing vehicle-mounted IED detection system

    Japan is developing a vehicle-mounted system designed to remotely detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along roads in urban and suburban areas. The Ground Systems Research Center (GSRC) of the Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency (ATLA)


  • Building NATO’s new eastern front: The eFP in Europe

    In 2016 NATO leaders agreed to despatch multinational battlegroups to the Baltic states and Poland under the enhanced Forward Presence initiative. Since then NATO deployments to Eastern Europe have accelerated. Tim Ripley charts the progress of efforts to build up allied defences in the region
  • Russia develops co-orbital anti-satellite capability

    Russia appears to be developing a co-orbital anti-satellite system. Bart Hendrickx examines the evidence in open sources about Russia’s satellite development programmes that points to the existence of the project
  • Silencing the airwaves: Chinese SEAD capabilities

    China’s territorial ambitions around its coast have long been among the driving forces of its military modernisation. Tiago Falcao Machado reports on how, to support the expanding missions of its air forces, the PLA is developing an increasingly effective SEAD capability
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  • Pilots warned of jamming threat in Eastern Med

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the possibility that Russian electronic warfare systems in Syria could disrupt commercial flights. The FAA posted a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on 9 October warning them to “be aware of possible loss of GNSS [global navigation satellite


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47