• Philippines broadens Tarlac class’ operational capabilities with deck landing trials

    Key Points The Philippine Navy has carried deck landing trials for several helicopter types on its Tarlac-class strategic sealift vessel The trials aim to broaden the types of mission sets that can be conducted from the ships In a bid to expand on the range of operations that can be conducted

  • Czech SHORAD procurement delayed

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has delayed the Army of the Czech Republic’s (ACR’s) CZK10 billion (USD427 million) short-range air defence (SHORAD) system procurement. Deputy Defence Minister Filip Ríha told Jane’s recently that the contract would be concluded at the

  • AFA 2019: Remote vision system issues impede Boeing KC-46A progress

    Key Points Two key issues are holding back Boeing’s progress in addressing KC-46A tanker remote vision system (RVS) problems A key US Air Force (USAF) officer said these two issues, acuity and depth plane compression, are very complex Boeing is making progress on resolving problems with its

  • DSEI 2019: L3Harris TRL Technology adds CEMA capability to CORVUS

    UK-based L3Harris TRL Technology has further developed its CORVUS open standards platform for cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) and revealed the latest improvements at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London from 10 to 13 September. CORVUS is a

  • Royal Netherlands Army selects Iron Fist APS for CV90

    The Royal Netherlands Army has awarded BAE Systems Hägglunds a long-anticipated contract to integrate the Elbit Systems Iron Fist hard kill active protection system (APS) with its fleet of CV9035NL tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs). The decision follows a two-phase series of studies,

  • DSEI 2019: Rohde & Schwarz showcases NAVICS, reveals T26 involvement

    Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) announced at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London inform 10 to 13 September that it had been awarded a contract by prime contractor BAE Systems to supply integrated communications systems (ICS) for the UK Royal

  • DSEI 2019: Rohde & Schwarz showcases WPU2000 ELINT processor

    Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has developed a more capable version of its multi-channel electronic intelligence (ELINT) processor and launched it at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London from 10 to 13 September. The new wideband processing unit (WPU)

  • Hensoldt’s PrecISR radar to be integrated on PC-12 aircraft

    Sensor house Hensoldt has been contracted to deliver a PrecISR 1000 airborne surveillance radar to QinetiQ GmbH for installation on a Pilatus PC-12 special operations aircraft. Offering an instrumented range out to 200 n miles, PrecISR is a software-defined X-band airborne radar that builds on

  • AFA 2019: First Advanced Battle Management System demo set for December

    Key Points The US Air Force expects to perform its first Advanced Battle Management System demonstration in December ABMS is the USAF’s new approach to warfare that revolves around seamlessly and ubiquitously sharing information in a robust and reliable fashion The US Air Force (USAF) will

  • DSEI 2019: L3Harris Technologies reveals Falcon IV radios

    L3Harris Technologies showcased new capabilities in its tactical communications product line at DSEI 2019 in London in September, including a new generation of its Falcon range of radios: Falcon IV. Brian Wenink, L3Harris Technologies director of product management, told Jane’s that the

  • DSEI 2019: Rheinmetall reveals total ship training concept

    Rheinmetall is developing a total ship training concept using networked simulators, and showcased the idea at DSEI 2019 in London in September. Florian Zimmer, Rheinmetall international sales manager for maritime and process solutions, told Jane’s that while much naval individual and team

  • Joint DARPA and BAE Systems programme targets space situational awareness

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and industry partner BAE Systems have entered the final phase of testing and development on a new space-based situational awareness programme, with plans to transition the associated tools and applications into the operational realm. The

  • DSEI 2019: Chess Dynamics reveals container-based C-UAV system

    Chess Dynamics, a member of the Cohort Group, unveilled at the DSEI 2019 exhibition in London an intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) system with counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities based on an ISO container. The technology is built around the

  • DSEI 2019: OSG showcases new-gen ScreeneX technology

    Israel-based transparent armour supplier OSG showcased an upgraded variant of its digital ScreeneX display technology at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019), held in London from 10 to 13 September. ScreeneX comprises an LCD digital screen that can be

  • USMC ‘proves’ it can integrate Iron Dome with G/ATOR

    The US Marine Crops (USMC) has “proved” it can “integrate” components of Rafael’s Iron Dome air- and missile-defense system into its existing radar and command and control infrastructure, according to the service. During a live-fire demonstration in August, the USMC

  • AFA 2019: US Air Force eyes F-35 and future simulation centre for better operational testing

    Key Points The US Air Force will use its new Joint Simulation Environment facilities with the F-35 as it looks simulation to enhance operational testing Physical training environments are too limited to fully test advanced fifth generation aircraft and other advanced platforms The US Air Force

  • DSEI 2019: MAIR makes first flight

    Leonardo’s Multiple Aperture InfraRed (MAIR) missile warning system has made its first test flight, company officials revealed at the DSEI 2019 trade show in London. The system underwent two hours of flight testing in July off the Ligurian coast between La Spezia and Genoa on a testbed

  • DSEI 2019: Systematic previews improvements to dismounted, maritime SitaWare software

    Systematic is developing a new version of SitaWare Edge, the dismounted version of its SitaWare command-and-control software suite, and it provided an early sight of some of these at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London in September. Systematic

  • AFA 2019: General Electric qualifies F110-129 engine for F-15EX

    General Electric (GE) Aviation’s F110-129 engine is fully qualified for the Boeing F-15EX fighter that the US Air Force (USAF) intends to buy, according to a company statement. GE Aviation spokesman David Wilson said on 12 September ahead of the Air Force Association’s (AFA’s)

  • DSEI 2019: Inzpire develops GECO beyond-line-of-sight capability

    Inzpire has developed a beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications capability for its GECO mission support system and showcased it at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London in September. GECO is a walk-on tablet-hosted situational awareness system

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