HEADLINES

  • KLJ-7A AESA radar being considered for China’s J-20 fighter aircraft

    The Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology’s (NRIET’s) KLJ-7A active electronically scanned-array (AESA) radar is being considered for use with China’s J-20 multirole ‘fifth-generation’ fighter aircraft, a Chinese industry source has told Jane’s .

  • DDG 1000 to start navigation certification, crew qualifications

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is getting ready to conduct navigational certifications and crew qualifications, the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) told Jane’s . The ship is getting ready to get under way for the certifications and qualifications after having

  • Patriot games: Raytheon's air-defence system continues to proliferate

    With Poland, Sweden, and Romania signing contracts in 2018, the Patriot user community has increased to 16 countries, making it one of the most widely operated systems of its type. Despite entering service over 30 years ago, the system is still being actively developed and equipped to address future

  • USN sets sights on 2024 for NGJ-LB operational prototype

    The US Navy (USN) is targeting 2024 to field an operational prototype of its Next Generation Jammer – Low Band (NGJ-LB) system on the EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft. Disclosure of the service’s aggressive schedule comes less than a month after the Naval Air

  • Saudi-led coalition announces end of US aerial refuelling

    The Saudi-led coalition announced on 10 November that its aircraft would no longer be refuelled by US Air Force (USAF) tankers, according to a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency. The statement attributed the move to a recent increase in the coalition’s “capability to

  • Update: US Air Force to miss FAA deadline for C-17 traffic tracking upgrades

    Key Points The USAF expects to miss a 1 January 2020 deadline for upgrading C-17 aircraft with traffic tracking upgrades All US aircraft – including commercial, military, and corporate – are required to have ADS-B Out capabilities by the start of 2020 The US Air Force (USAF) expects

  • USAF demonstrates AERONET international datalink for light attack aircraft

    The US Air Force (USAF) has demonstrated the AERONET international datalink system in the most recent phase of its light attack experiment (LAE) conducted earlier this year, an official said on 13 November. Speaking under the Chatham House Rule, the official noted that the tactical datalink was

  • Turgis and Gaillard Industrie group reveals new electric ammunition loader

    Turgis and Gaillard Industrie group presented its SEFIAM 1602e, a new electric and optionally manned ammunition loader being marketing for export to users of the Dassault Rafale multirole fighter, at the ADS Show in Bordeaux. The SEFIAM 1602e features an electric powertrain and the option of being

  • NRL explores improved over-the-horizon detection and tracking with NG-HFSWR

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has disclosed the build, installation, and test of an experimental high frequency surface wave radar (HFSWR) embodying a series of features designed to improve detection and tracking performance over legacy HFSWR radar technology. Known as the NexGen HFSWR

  • SODA-v counter sniper detection system to enter production

    South Korea’s Jain Technology has completed development of its SODA-v counter sniper detection system (CSDS), and it is scheduled to enter production in 2019 for an undisclosed customer. For ground-based applications, the CSDS sensor array is installed on a tripod with adjustable legs,

  • US Air Force awards Rockwell Collins contract for anti-jam GPS receiver

    The US Air Force recently awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to provide its latest Digital Global Positioning System (GPS) Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR), according to a company statement. DIGARs will provide navigation for US Air National Guard (ANG) and US Air Force Reserve Lockheed Martin F-16

  • USMC eyes improved Arctic communications systems, procedures

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is exploring alternative concepts of operation (CONOPs) to overcome communications constraints in the Arctic, according to Captain Dez Hill, the USMC’s G6 projects officer for Europe and Africa. Coming directly from NATO’s Exercise ‘Trident

  • US Air Force seeks information on DCGS multi-intelligence fusion

    The US Air Force (USAF) is seeking information from industry regarding Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) multi-intelligence (multi-INT) fusion and analytics. The USAF is moving into a new exploitation paradigm called sense, identify, attribute, share (SIAS), which mandates new approaches,

  • South Korea navy increases BMD with upgraded Aegis system

    South Korean navy destroyers will have greater ability to perform ballistic missile defence (BMD) missions with the recent contract to upgrade the Lockheed Martin Aegis combat system installed on the ships. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems was awarded a USD365.7 million

  • Airbus showcases new secure Proteus satcom modem

    Airbus Defence and Space has unveiled a satellite communications (satcom) modem system designed to support military requirements for resilient and secure connectivity. Disclosed for the first time at the Global MilSatCom event in London on 7 November, the dual-purpose ‘Proteus’ modem

  • BAE Systems updates naval combat systems offer

    BAE Systems has debuted a new naval combat systems portfolio designed to improve the company’s competitive position in UK and international markets. Building on a GBP20 million (USD23 million) corporate investment in combat system technologies, the company has announced the brand name INTeGEN

  • Elta Systems integrating AI with radars, seeking better image recognition

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta Systems has developed new artificial intelligence (AI) systems and is integrating them with radars to upgrade image recognition and classification, a company representative told Jane’s . Isaac Finkelshtein, imagery intelligence manager at Elta

  • Fibrotex selected to produce US Army’s Next-Generation Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System

    The US Army has selected Fibrotex USA Inc to manufacture the services Next-Generation Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS) to protect soldiers from electromagnetic threats. In a 7 November announcement, the company said it had secured a 10-year contract valued at USD480 million and would

  • Shipbuilder sees big potential in 3D-printed carrier part

    US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) recently approved the first metal part created by additive manufacturing (AM, also known as 3D printing) for shipboard installation, and Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) sees long-term potential for ship construction,

  • Indo Defence 2018: PT Len unveils locally developed air surveillance radar

    Key Points Indonesia is showcasing a locally developed air surveillance radar for the first time The system is undergoing further validations on an island near the country’s maritime boundary Indonesia’s state-owned defence electronics company PT Len has unveiled a locally developed

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