Narda-MITEQ makes first acquisition

by Marc Selinger

US defence electronics supplier Narda-MITEQ has completed its first acquisition as a stand-alone company.

The New York-based business announced on 13 January that it has purchased Intelligent RF Solutions (iRF), expanding its portfolio of microwave and radio-frequency systems used in electronic warfare (EW) and signals intelligence (SIGINT). Narda-MITEQ sees EW and SIGINT as a key growth area.

“Our partnership with iRF will further strengthen and broaden both organisations' market presence and penetration, customer relationships, and technology and product development capabilities,” Narda-MITEQ CEO Bob Tavares said.


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Snakehead LDUUV prototype completes ‘milestone' IPOE demonstration

by Richard Scott

The single Snakehead prototype was built under LDUUV Phase 1 (US Navy)

The US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport has revealed an end-to-end demonstration of a so-called intelligence preparation of the operational environment (IPOE) mission involving the Snakehead Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) prototype.

Undertaken at the Narragansett Bay Test Facility in Newport, Rhode Island, in July, the test scenario was designed to build confidence in the vehicle software and hardware systems ahead of more complex extended endurance operations and additional system capability, according to the NUWC.


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US Army approves new top-attack, anti-tank landmine production

by Ashley Roque

In 2018 the US Army released the illustration of its vision for a networked landmine concept. The service has awarded Textron Systems with a low-rate initial production contract to produce its new XM204 top-attack munition. (US Army)

The US Army awarded Textron Systems with a five-year, low-rate initial production contract to produce its new XM204 top-attack munition, a landmine designed to destroy combat vehicles.

Henry Finneral, the company's senior vice-president for weapon systems, told Janes


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India reports growth in offsets value but says firms are missing deadlines

by Jon Grevatt

The total value of discharged defence offsets in India has grown strongly since 2020, according to Indian MoD statistics. (Indian MoD)

Foreign companies have implemented defence offsets in India worth USD6.83 billion in the past 15 years, India's Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt has said in parliament. This total, he added, represents 82% of foreign firms' total offset obligations in the period up until 1 August.


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