• NATO completes E-3A GATM upgrades

    The last of 14 Boeing E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to be upgraded for operations in commercial airspace has been delivered back to NATO, the company announced on 18 December. With the first aircraft having been fitted with Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) technology

  • CESI completes development of OpSim decision support tool

    Cole Engineering Services Incorporated (CESI) has completed development of its course of action (CoA) analysis decision support tool called Operationally-Focused Simulation (OpSim) by integrating it with Systematic’s SitaWare Headquarters (HQ) command-and-control (C2) software. SitaWare HQ was

  • Brazil upgrading Bahia LPD’s navigation, electronic warfare systems

    The Brazilian Navy is to upgrade its NDM Bahia (G 40) multi-purpose landing dock platform (LPD) with new surface navigation and electronic warfare systems, Jane’s has learned. A Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT250 navigation radar will replace the existing DRBN34A navigation

  • Danish Navy to deploy with SitaWare HQ command-and-control software for MCM role

    The Royal Danish Navy (RDN) will deploy with Systematic’s SitaWare Headquarters (HQ) command-and-control (C2) software in early 2019, as the service takes command of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1), which is one of four groups that comprise the core of the maritime

  • Raytheon completes FoXTEN testing, now awaits DCGS-A RFP

    The US Army is expected to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for its Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Capability Drop (CD)1 in early 2019, which is designed to upgrade the current DCGS-A system and make it easier to use. An RFP for CD2, which will focus on a server capability and

  • Canada details antenna upgrade for Halifax-class ship radars

    The Canadian government has signed a CAD21.7 million (USD16.2 million) contract on 7 December with Saab Microwave Canada for a new antenna for the Sea Giraffe 180 (SG-180) radar installed on the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Halifax-class frigates. Saab Microwave Canada will install a new

  • Raytheon demonstrates X-Net autonomous radio communications system

    Raytheon in August demonstrated its X-Net radio communications system, which autonomously and instantly selects the optimal radio frequency to provide continuous communications. Barbara Borgonovi, Raytheon vice president of integrated communications systems, told Jane’s on 10 December that

  • US Army moves IMI Systems’ Iron Fist into next testing phase, prepares for fielding

    The US Army confirmed on 12 December that testing of IMI Systems’ Iron Fist active protection system (APS) on M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles will move forward to the next phase following an assessment of the technology by the service’s Requirements Oversight Council (AROC) in late

  • US Army seeks to protect medical devices from cyber threats

    The US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is growing its focus on cyber security, working to harden its increasingly networked devices against potential threats. The army recently noted how almost all new medical devices contain some type of computer technology and are often remotely or wirelessly

  • ESDC progresses on cyber training role

    The European Security and Defence College (ESDC) achieved initial operating capability (IOC) for its Cyber Education, Training, Exercise, and Evaluation (ETEE) platform, and has begun work on harmonising cyber training across European militaries. The ESDC was established under the European

  • Elbit Systems aims to advance DIRCM portfolio

    Israel’s Elbit Systems is seeing significant interest the Direct Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) market, as threats from man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS) proliferate, and is investing in research towards fibre laser, threat processing, lens, and other technologies. At the start of

  • Lockheed Martin readies its latest L-band radar for production

    Lockheed Martin has completed the final full-scale prototype of its TPY-X multimission ground-based radar system and is now preparing to begin production. TPY-X was developed as part of Lockheed Martin’s long-term vision of continuous support and service for its existing long-range

  • USMC begins the search for updated MADIS weapon systems

    In response to the US military’s increasing concern with adversary unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the US Marine Corps (USMC) is moving forward with its Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) initiative and soliciting industry’s help to rush near-term, counter-UAS into the field.

  • Curtiss-Wright introduces system to protect data on unmanned platforms

    Curtiss-Wright has developed a new network attached storage (NAS) system that incorporates Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information encryption to protect critical data-at-rest (DAR) on unmanned deployed platforms. “As the number of sensors on unmanned intelligence, surveillance, and

  • US Army seeking APS technology for Bradley vehicles

    Once again the US army is looking for new active protection systems (APSs) to equip on its family of M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. Whether this is a positive or negative for IMI Systems’ Iron Fist remains unclear. On 11 December, the service issued a draft request for proposal in the

  • Indra, Atlas Elektronik selected to provide ESM capability for German K130 corvette

    Indra has teamed with Atlas Elektronik to provide electronic systems for the German navy’s Braunschweig-class K130 corvettes. Indra has been contracted by the navy to provide the second series of the corvette with five of its latest generation Rigel radar electronic support measures/radar

  • UK eyes new digital radios as Morpheus advances

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published a new request for information (RFI) seeking industry input on next-generation software-defined radios, kick-starting efforts to eventually replace legacy multi-mode radios (MMRs) as part of a wide-ranging Morpheus communications upgrade. The RFI was

  • US Army’s Synthetic Training Environment accelerates fielding schedule

    The US Army’s forthcoming Synthetic Training Environment (STE) is on the way to becoming a reality and some elements could begin initial operation by fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020), according to the army’s top STE official. In an update briefing at I/ITSEC 2018, Major General Maria Gervais,

  • India selects IAI/Elta Systems radar and EW suite for Tejas LCA Mk 1A

    India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a deal with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)/Elta Systems for 83 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars and an equal number of electronic warfare (EW) suites to be fitted onto the Mk 1A variant of the indigenously

  • Lockheed Martin shows off different realities at I/ITSEC

    Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions revealed some of its new research on integrating different forms of reality at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. The tactical ultra-wide augmented reality (TULWAR)

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