Red Six show video from augmented reality refuelling and aerial manoeuvre for the first time at I/ITSEC
03 December 2021
by James Rands
Red Six unveiled footage of their augmented reality system at I/ITSEC this week. Red Six's Airborne Tactical Augmented Reality System (ATARS) enables pilots to see and interact with virtual airframes while flying actual aircraft. Virtual aircraft currently have a ghostlike appearance by design but still have a realistic feel to them.
Augmented reality has been around for years but getting a consistent 3D image to appear and maintain its position in relation to the observer at the speed of a jet fighter is a huge technical challenge. Red Six's CEO Daniel Robinson told Janes
US approves Egyptian request for air defence radars
26 January 2022
by Jeremy Binnie
A still from an Egyptian military video shows one of the EADC's SPS-48 fixed-site radars under a protective dome. (Egyptian Ministry of Defence )
The US State Department has approved the sale of three L3Harris SPS-48 land-based radars (LBRs) to Egypt for an estimated USD355 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 25 January.
Egypt already operates the LBR version of the radar, having bought six AN/SPS-48Es in the 2000s.
LEAPP at the G7 World Summit 2021 in Cornwall in 2021. (@Comd7ADGp)
The British Army's Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) capability, developed by Lockheed Martin UK, is to be upgraded and have its in-service date extended to 2029, the company announced on 26 January.
The value of the extended contract is GBP20 million (USD27 million). No timescale for the upgrade was revealed.
German NH90 helicopters to receive Rohde & Schwarz Soveron radios
26 January 2022
by Olivia Savage
Rhode & Schwarz Soveron AR Airborne Radio (Janes/Pritish Dhingra)
Rhode & Schwarz has been contracted to equip the German Navy's NHIndustries NH90 Multi-Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH) with its software-defined Soveron AR (airborne radios), the company announced on 25 January.
The company stated that it will deliver its Soveron radios onto 31 German Navy MRFH helicopters, each aircraft will be fitted with three VHF/UHF transceivers. The systems will be embedded with communication security.
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