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  • AUSA 2018: CONTROP unveils SWIR-enabled MEOS-LRS surveillance system

    CONTROP USA Inc unveiled the shortwave infrared (SWIR)-enabled MEOS-LRS electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance system at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exhibition held on 8–10 October in Washington, DC. The MROS-LR is part of a family of day/night-capable multisensor

  • AUSA 2018: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon advance in US Army’s LTAMDS effort

    The US Army has selected Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to continue efforts to develop the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) system. Both companies will enter the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) phase of the programme. During TMRR, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon will

  • Jane's wins at Defence Media Awards

    Jane’s writers picked up three trophies at the inaugural Defence Media Awards held at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, on 7 October. Peter Felstead, editor of Jane’s Defence Weekly , won the John Morrocco Award for Best In-Depth Defence Reporting with ‘Silver Bullet

  • AUSA 2018: US Army seeks to address Assured PNT for mounted platforms

    The US Army has nearly finalised a plan to develop Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) for vehicles, and is also drafting a plan for dismounted APNT. Willie Nelson, director of the US Army’s Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Cross-Functional Team, noted that the service

  • AUSA 2018: US Army working to field new Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicles

    The US Army is testing a new Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle (EWTV) platform to provide brigade combat teams with the ability to detect threats on the electromagnetic spectrum. The vehicles are based on a MaxxPro Dash mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) truck, and they integrate a variant of

  • AUSA 2018: UTC develops new lightweight ballistic protection for COOLS CH-47 cargo system

    UTC Aerospace Systems has developed a new Lightweight Ballistic Protection System (LBPS) for its Cargo On/Off Loading System (COOLS) on Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Terry Schulz, UTC Aerospace Systems military cargo systems manager, told Jane’s ahead of the annual Association

  • SOMO IR highlights ‘fusion’ camera systems, eyes international armoured vehicle programmes

    South Korea’s SOMO IR, the thermal camera and precision optical glass moulding business unit of Seoul-based energy, logistics, and manufacturing company SOMO Group, has developed a family of indigenous “fusion” camera systems aimed at existing armoured combat vehicles as well as

  • AUSA 2018: 3M introduces new, lightweight protective helmet

    Minnesota-based conglomerate 3M has launched a new lightweight, mid-level protection helmet designed with a night-vision goggle mount and mandible visor at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference, held from 8 to 10 October in Washington, DC. Named the F70, the helmet

  • AUSA 2018: DoD, DoE partner up to develop hydrogen technologies

    The US Army and the Department of Energy (DoE) are teaming up to develop cell and hydrogen infrastructure-related technologies. On 8 October the Army’s Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the DoE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable

  • AUSA 2018: Lockheed Martin looks to expand Prepar3D simulation software

    Having introduced its Prepar3D simulation software packages associated with company aircraft for the US Air Force, US Navy, and US Marine Corps (USMC), Lockheed Martin is looking to broaden the technology use for ground systems as well, said Adam Breed, company engineering programme manager.

  • GMS using cloud service to improve FMV transmission

    General Micro Systems (GMS) has partnered with a major cloud services provider to develop a product allowing military users to greatly improve the transmission of full-motion video (FMV) over a constrained network. The unnamed US company’s S1202-HS device would be used in combination with

  • Jain Technology unveils acoustic shot detection system

    South Korea’s Jain Technology, a Seoul-based company specialising in ultrasonic liquid and gas flowmeters for commercial and scientific applications, has leveraged its research and development (R&D) experience in high-precision acoustic measurement devices to produce an indigenous acoustic

  • AUSA 2018: Meggitt marketing FATS 300 for weapons training

    Meggitt has booked its first orders with law enforcement clients for the company’s new FATS 300 multi-screen trainer, and is marketing it as an upgrade or new system for military users, Jay Ayala, a representative for Meggitt’s virtual training systems, told Jane’s ahead of the

  • Indonesian Navy to send aviators for anti-submarine warfare training in India

    Key Points Indonesia will dispatch an initial cohort of three naval aviators for anti-submarine warfare training in India The raining is being conducted as part of efforts to bolster the country’s embarked rotary-wing anti-submarine capabilities The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional

  • Canada gives green light to Halifax-class frigate ASW upgrade

    A team led by General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada has been contracted to deliver a major anti-submarine warfare (ASW) upgrade for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) 12 Halifax-class frigates. The Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) is designed to provide the Halifax-class

  • Italian CAMM-ER programme at risk

    On 1 October, the Italian government’s ministerial act on the financing of the multiyear programme for the development and acquisition of the Common Anti-Air Modular Missile-Extended Range (CAMM-ER) and related air defence systems (command and control and sensors) was withdrawn, delaying or

  • Philippine Air Force receives airborne ISR boost with C-130 SABIR kit

    The 300th Air Intelligence and Security Wing (AISW) of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), based at Benito Ebuen Air Force Base on Mactan Island, has received an Airdyne Special Airborne Mission Installation and Response (SABIR) kit for use on board one of the service’s C-130 transport aircraft

  • Thales reveals SONOFLASH dual-mode sonobuoy

    Thales’ Underwater Systems business has disclosed the development of a new combined active/passive sonobuoy intended to meet the French Navy’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) needs. Known as SONOFLASH, the development and follow-on production of the new A-size buoy is intended to

  • USAF and BAE Systems seek to improve semiconductor production

    BAE Systems has entered into a partnership with the US Air Force to transition and enhance semiconductor technology to make it more affordable and accessible for the US Department of Defense (DoD). The co-operative agreement between BAE Systems and the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) will transfer

  • USN preparing to acquire nuclear components for Columbia class

    The US Navy (USN) will soon be purchasing equipment for its Columbia-class submarines, which will replace the service’s Ohio-class strategic nuclear missile fleet, said Admiral James Caldwell Jr, director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. “We’ll start buying reactor plant

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