• MDA issues RfI for THAAD ‘Advanced Capability Development’

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has issued a request for information (RfI) for continued development of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) globally transportable, rapidly deployable ballistic missile defence weapon system. According to a Sources Sought notification released on 11

  • US Air Force seeks information on sUAS supply chain investment roadmap

    Key Points The US Air Force seeks information on creating financial incentives to shore up the US small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) supply chain The US sUAS industrial base has not been able to successfully compete with dominant foreign competition The US Air Force (USAF) seeks information

  • USMC to demo G/ATOR with Iron Dome

    US Marine Corps (USMC) leaders are in a race to field a capability to intercept mid-range rockets and artillery, and they are set to host a demonstration integrating Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) with components of Rafael’s Iron Dome system. In a

  • Collins Aerospace rolls out new airborne networking radio

    American military communications firm Collins Aerospace is looking to leverage the US armed forces’ growing appetite for multi-channel, software-driven combat communications with its latest airborne networking radio offering. The TruNet AR-2000 is the two-channel version of the single-channel

  • Update: US Air Force seeks information on T-38A virtual reality flight simulator

    Key Points The US Air Force is asking industry about a possible virtual reality flight simulator with full cockpit integration for the T-38A This is likely a lower cost bridge solution as the T-38A debuted in the 1960s The US Air Force (USAF) seeks information from industry on the possibility of

  • IDF Home Front Command fields Shual C2 emergency database

    The Israel Defense Force’s (IDF’s) Home Front Command (HFC) has begun using a new command-and-control (C2) system designed to create a nationwide geographic real-time database of emergency incidents, first responder locations, status of local authorities, and other critical updates. The

  • Philippine Navy revives ASW capabilities with commissioning of ex-South Korean corvette

    Key Points The Philippine Navy is reviving a long-absent ability to hunt submarines with the commissioning of an ex-South Korean corvette The vessel will build up anti-submarine competencies and transition the service over to its new José Rizal-class frigates The Philippine Navy has revived

  • Indra planning to update cyber range, improve ‘virtualisation’

    Spain’s Indra plans to upgrade its military cyber range in the coming years, with a focus on virtualisation capabilities, the company has told Jane’s . Indra’s cyber range was designed to train users in military environments. The company recently completed a programme with

  • ONR outlines vision for autonomous, distributed airborne EW

    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is planning to develop advanced algorithms and software to enable autonomous, distributed airborne electronic warfare (EW) operations. ONR’s Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Resource Allocation Management (EMW RAM), under the Future Naval Capabilities

  • Russia’s D-14 parachute to enter trials

    Russia is to begin trials of its D-14 Shelest (Rustle) parachute designed to provide airborne forces with the ability to fire personal weapons during a parachute landing, Vladimir Kachalov, chief designer from Russia’s Research Institute of Parachute Making (RIPM), told the state-owned TASS on

  • Raytheon delivers first NGJ-MB pod to US Navy for testing

    Raytheon has delivered the first Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) pod to the US Navy (USN) for ground and aircraft integration testing, the company announced on 5 August. The pod, which is the first of 15 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) and 14 flight-certification trial

  • SERO 400 periscopes selected for Preveze-class submarine upgrade

    The Turkish Naval Forces Command’s four Type 209/1400 Preveze-class diesel-electric submarines are to receive dual Hensoldt SERO 400 series periscopes as part of their mid-life upgrade. Under contract to Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret (STM), which has overall responsibility

  • UK begins search for future EW countermeasures

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is canvassing industry for electronic warfare countermeasures (EWCM) systems and technologies that could address the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) needs for future soft-kill anti-ship missile defence. Forming the second component of the overarching Maritime

  • Aitech introduces C875 single-board computer to counter cyber threats

    US-based defence electronics company Aitech has introduced its C875 single-board computer (SBC) that is designed to provide a ruggedised and secure main mission computer for various military platforms. Doug Patterson, the company’s vice-president of global marketing, told Jane’s ,

  • Turkey’s Aselsan develops communication system for indigenous submarine

    Turkish systems and sensors house Aselsan has completed the development of an integrated communication system for the country’s New Type Submarine Project (NTSP). This is the first time the company has produced a submarine communication system, Turkey’s state-owned Anatolia news agency

  • Update: UK MoD contracts Elbit Systems UK for new Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract for the Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer (JFST) to Ferranti Technologies Ltd, trading as Elbit Systems UK (ES UK). The contract, announced on the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Defence Contracts Online website, and amended on 6 August, is

  • US Army hunting for new technologies for an innovation day

    The US Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) is on the hunt for an array of emerging technologies, including surveillance drones and systems that can down them, and is calling on industry to pitch their ideas for an upcoming innovation day. In a late-July notice

  • US Navy seeks quick combat systems upgrades to counter new threats

    The US Navy (USN) is looking to tap technological advancements like the Lockheed Martin Aegis combat system – supported Common Source Library (CSL) to develop quicker responses to emerging surface sea threats like unmanned systems, Christian Minster, company programme director for Surface Navy

  • Australia’s OneSKY integrated civil-military air traffic system running 10 years late

    The OneSKY programme to modernise and integrate Australia’s civil and defence air traffic management systems is running 10 years late and will cost more than double the original estimate to acquire, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has reported. Australian airspace covers 11% of

  • Serbia presents BRDM-2Ms gifted by Russia

    Serbia presented 10 BRDM-2M armoured reconnaissance vehicles gifted by Russia at ‘Mija Stanimirovic’ barracks in Niš on 29 July, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website. The presentation was attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic

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