Indian Air Force orders counter-UAV systems from Zen Technologies

by Rahul Bedi & Mark Cazalet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has placed a INR1.55 billion (USD21.2 million) order with local private company Zen Technologies for the supply of an undisclosed number of systems to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The Hyderabad-based firm provided no details about exact type or number of counter-UAV systems contracted by the IAF, but noted in a 3 September statement that deliveries are to be completed within 12 months, adding that the order is also “a significant step towards making India a drone and counter-drone technology export hub”.


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Saab reveals MBDA link as Arexis air-launched decoy breaks cover

by Richard Scott

Saab showed the Arexis air-launched decoy for the first time at AOC Europe 2021 (Richard Scott/NAVYPIX)

Saab and MBDA have disclosed that they are working together on the development of a miniaturised powered decoy that will form part of Saab's Arexis airborne electronic warfare (EW) product portfolio.

Revealed at the AOC Europe 2021 conference and exhibition in Liverpool on 12 October, the proposed Arexis air-launched decoy would integrate a Saab electronic attack (EA) payload into the air vehicle and wider weapons system architecture already in development by MBDA for the SPEAR-EW stand-in jammer.


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AUSA 2021: Australian multi-mission reconnaissance watercraft unveiled at AUSA

by Julian Kerr

Australian maritime design and manufacturing company The Whiskey Project unveiled a new 9.5 m multi-mission reconnaissance craft (MMRC) to US government and military attendees at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual convention in Washington DC, which started 11 October. The Whiskey Project has also scheduled a series of capability demonstrations and trials with the US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) along the US eastern seaboard, company co-founder Ryan Carmichael told Janes on 4 October.


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AUSA 2021: US Army test pilots fly Defiant tech demonstrator during FLRAA source selection

by Pat Host

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant technology demonstrator as seen on 20 February 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. US Army test pilots have flown the platform during FLRAA source selection to help the team better refine its end product for the service if Sikorsky-Boeing wins the FLRAA procurement. (Janes/Pat Host)

US Army test pilots recently flew the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant technology demonstrator during source selection for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition to help the team have a better end product for the service if it wins the procurement.


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