• ARL research addresses bandwidth challenges for battlefield cyber defence

    The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking to address bandwidth restrictions in its tactical networks, work that could have several cybersecurity advantages on the battlefield, the organisation told Jane’s. The work was initiated to solve problems that ARL and its Cyber Security Service

  • Developers look to ‘ubiquitous radar’ technologies for 360-degree vision

    Ubiquitous radar may be coming of age, and could offer enhancements to short-range battlefield air surveillance in the future. A conventional radar either rotates a single antenna mechanically to sweep a 360-degree field of view (FOV), or uses fixed flat-panel arrays to scan the horizon with the

  • DroneShield launches new counter-UAV jammer

    Australia-based company DroneShield announced on 14 July the launch of a new lightweight jammer to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Called the DroneGun MKIII, the device has been described by the company as a pistol-shaped UAV jammer that weighs less than 2 kg, has an effective range of 500

  • Indian Air Force to fit transports, helicopters with Israeli-made SAR systems

    The 3 June crash of an Indian Air Force (IAF) Antonov An-32 ‘Cline’ transport aircraft, in which 13 service personnel died, has accelerated New Delhi’s efforts to equip a large proportion of the IAF’s fleet of helicopters and transport aircraft with Israeli-made

  • UK fields upgraded Bowman

    New communications network applications and hardware have been successfully fielded to British Army and Royal Marines units on operations under the Bowman ComBAT Infrastructure P-BISA (BCIP) 5.6 project. UK troops deployed in Poland under Operation ‘Cabrit’ and Royal Marines very high

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  • 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