Brazilian Marine Corps details new modernisation plan
10 September 2021
by Victor Barreira
The Brazilian Navy Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais) is implementing an ambitious effort to replace some of its older equipment, acquire new capabilities, improve infrastructure, and re-organise its Air Combat Battalion and CBRN Defence Battalion, while also contributing to the local defence industrial base.
The Marine Corps Combat Power Strategic Program 2020–2040, or PROADSUMUS, which is part of the navy's strategic programme Construction of the Naval Power Core, replaces its previous PROBANF, PRORIB, and PROGPTFN modernisation efforts, the General-Command of the Marines Corps (CGCFN) told
DESIE 2021: Elbit details ARCAS future soldier system
17 September 2021
by Amael Kotlarski & Samuel Cranny-Evans
The Elbit ARCAS system mounted to an M4 carbine (Elbit Systems)
Elbit Systems UK unveiled its Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS) at the DSEI exhibition, which was held in London from 14-17 September.
ARCAS is designed to provide dismounted soldiers with relevant information from a force's battle management system, an Elbit spokesperson told
. It builds on experience gained through similar systems that have been used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the spiral development of the Elbit Dominator soldier system presented in 2007, the spokesperson added.
DSEI 2021: Ireland adopts SitaWare C2 software for ISTAR aircraft
15 September 2021
by Giles Ebbutt
SitaWare IDF PC-12. Systematic's SitaWare C2 software has been installed on all of the Irish Air Corps' PC-12NG aircraft. (Defence Forces Ireland)
Command-and-control (C2) software house Systematic has announced Defence Forces Ireland has installed its SitaWare C2 software on its fleet of four Plilatus PC-12NG aircraft, operated by 104 Squadron of the Irish Air Corps.
The complete SitaWare suite consists of three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in command posts (CPs) and HQs; SitaWare Frontline, a tactical-level battle management system; and SitaWare Edge for the dismounted user.
The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)
Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.
Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.
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