• AFA 2019: General Atomics demonstrates multi-mission control and Metis capabilities

    Key Points GA-ASI demonstrated its multi-mission control and Metis data request webpage on its MQ-9 Block 1 and Block 5 UAVs Multi-mission control enables a single pilot to control multiple UAVs for routine operations while Metis can provide ISR data in real time General Atomics Aeronautical

  • AFA 2019: Textron offers Synturian control technology to US Air Force for MUM-T

    Key Points Textron Aviation Defense and Textron Systems are offering its Synturian C2 point-and-click software interface to the US Air Force Synturian can be used to control UAVs as part of the manned-unmanned teaming, which the USAF is experimenting with Textron Aviation Defense is offering its Synturian control and

  • Elbit confirmed as large-area display cockpit supplier for Boeing-Saab T-X trainer

    Elbit Systems of America has confirmed that it is providing the large-area display (LAD) cockpit and other items for the Boeing-Saab T-X trainer. The announcement on 16 September notes that the US-based subsidiary of Israel’s Elbit Systems will provide the LAD to be fitted in the front and

  • Indonesia selects surveillance gimbal from Trakka Systems for two Panther helicopters

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has selected the TC-300 multi-sensor surveillance gimbal from Trakka Systems for two of its AS565 MBe Panther helicopters. The stabilised gimbals have been incorporated onto the airframes’ port side, with each

  • DSEI 2019: Barrett PRC-4090 HF software-defined radio breaks cover

    Australia’s Barrett Communications launched its new PRC-4090 tactical high frequency (HF) software-defined radio (SDR) at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) held in London from 10 to 13 September. Leveraging technology developed for Barrett’s

  • DSEI 2019: Further details emerge of Plasan’s vehicle armour solutions

    Plasan presented an array of statistical and passive armour at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London from 10–13 September. Dani Ziv, Plasan’s CEO, told Jane’s that Plasan’s approach is to provide multiple armour types and

  • DSEI 2019: Raytheon reveals GPS anti-jamming antennas

    Raytheon UK has developed new GPS antennas designed to mitigate GPS jamming and spoofing, and it showcased them at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London in September. Rowland Wright, Raytheon UK business development manager for assured position,

  • DSEI 2019: British Army showcases Dismounted Situational Awareness gear

    The British Army’s Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA) programme has now moved from an experimentation to optimisation phase. The system, as it currently stands, was displayed at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition. The DSA system is controlled through a

  • New Zealand issues RFI for army’s future networking capabilities

    Government approval for Tranche 2 of New Zealand’s Network Enabled Army (NEA) programme has been swiftly followed by a request for information (RFI) on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and electronic warfare (EW) capabilities to provide the army and special forces with

  • DSEI 2019: Elbit expands Dominator soldier suite

    Elbit Systems displayed four new wearable command-and-control (C2) devices at the DSEI 2019 defence show, which is being held in London from 10–13 September. The devices are designed for special forces and infantry units in the field. “As warfare becomes increasingly networked, Elbit

  • DSEI 2019: Drone Evolution launches Skywire rotary UAV tethering solution

    UK-based Drone Evolution displayed Skywire, a universal tethering solution for rotary unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), at the DSEI 2019 defence exhibition in London. Launched on 10 September, the Skywire ground station connects to a mobile power supply unit and distributes power from the ground to

  • DSEI 2019: Hensoldt unveils Mk5 SharpEye radar

    Hensoldt (formerly Kelvin Hughes) showcased a new variant of its SharpEye solid state X band Doppler navigation radar designed for integration on small vessels at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London. According to the company, the Mk5 open array 80W

  • DSEI 2019: UK Land ISTAR cloud to go live

    A cloud-based computer system to fuse British Army intelligence and surveillance data will go live by the end of the year, the officer leading the project said on 11 September. Brigadier Ben Kite, head of C4ISTAR for the British Army, said at DSEI 2019, which is being held in London from

  • DSEI: IAI unveils POPSTAR electro-optical threat-detection system

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled a new electro-optical system called POPSTAR, which is capable of detecting small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), at the DSEI 2019 defence show held in London from 10–13 September. A member of IAI’s Plug-in Optronic Payload (POP) family,

  • DSEI 2019: Collins Aerospace launches new wideband HF radio set

    Collins Aerospace at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) has launched its new URG-IV high-frequency (HF) ground station, designed to deliver high capacity communications. The system achieves data speeds of up to 100 Kbits per second, according to company

  • US Army seeks new AESA antenna for rotary-wing aircraft

    US Army officials are seeking industry proposals for a new, scalable Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) antenna for its fleet of helicopters, according to a 6 September solicitation. The request for information (RFI) notice posted by the army’s Intelligence and Information Warfare

  • Indian Air Force receives second indigenous AEW&C system

    India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over the second of three indigenously designed Netra airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) systems to the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 11 September to augment the service’s network centric capabilities.

  • DSEI 2019: UK orders Leonardo/Thales protection system for RAF Shadow fleet

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted Leonardo and Thales, under a single source procurement, to deliver an integrated defensive aids system (DAS) for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) fleet of eight Raytheon Shadow R1 special mission aircraft. The contract, announced on 11

  • Raytheon, Hanwha Systems partner to supply IFF Mode 5 systems to South Korean military

    Raytheon has signed a technical co-operation agreement with South Korean company Hanwha Systems for the production of IFF Mode 5 systems for the Republic of Korea military. The US-based company, which did not disclose the value of the contract or the amount of systems set to be delivered under the

  • DSEI 2019: RAF selects Leonardo for counter-UAV research effort

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has contracted Leonardo to support its understanding of the requirements for a potential future core counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capability. The three-year contract, announced on 11 September at the DSEI defence exhibition in London, will start in early 2020

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