HEADLINES

  • US Army outlines APS roadmap

    The US Army is slated to receive first deliveries of Modular Active Protection System (MAPS)-compliant brigade sets in 2021, following virtual and physical demonstrations in 2018. Speaking at the SMi Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference in London, Major Mia Bruner, Deputy AD

  • Ukraine confirms intention to regenerate MCM capability

    Key Points Ukraine hopes to acquire new MCM systems to replace capability lost to Russia The new capabilities will be part of a ‘Mosquito Fleet’ as an interim to re-establishing a true naval force Ukraine’s navy has confirmed aspirations to develop a mine countermeasure (MCM)

  • MQ-9 UAS supports ASW demonstration

    Key Points The MQ-9 air vehicle was fitted with a sonobuoy receiver and a data processor for the purposes of the demonstration Testing saw the MQ-9 receive and process sonobuoy data and then relay track data via a satellite communications link A General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 unmanned

  • DARPA targets AIDA at inconsistent and deceptive data

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is pursuing technologies capable of assessing information gathered from multiple media sources in order to provide alternative interpretations of events to help analysts sort through conflicting and sometimes misleading data. Instead of

  • UK looks to procure Australian naval radar system

    The United Kingdom is to look at the feasibility of procuring a radar system developed by Australian company CEA Technologies, Australian Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said on 10 November. In a press release published by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD), Pyne said the

  • Dubai Airshow 2017: Esterline highlights integrated helicopter solutions

    Esterline is highlighting its integrated helicopter solution with a cockpit demonstrator at the Dubai Airshow as part of its strategy to build up its presence in the region, Jane’s has been told. “The UAE is an important market segment for us as a region, we do have some helicopter

  • Lockheed Martin develops new training system for Combat Rescue Helicopter

    Key Points Lockheed Martin developed a new training system for the USAF’s future search-and-rescue helicopter It is based on capabilities from predecessor aircraft UH-60M, HH-60G, and other platforms Lockheed Martin developed a new training system for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s)

  • USMC eyes enhanced comms for the Arctic

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is identifying means to optimise its satellite communications (SATCOM) capacity in the Arctic, as it seeks to extend the capabilities of force components in the High North. Speaking at the SMi Global MilSatCom conference in London on 8 November, a senior service official

  • Raytheon Ktech to deliver telemetry suite for G550 range support aircraft

    Key Points The G550 Telemetry Range Support Aircraft will be outfitted with an advanced airborne telemetry instrumentation system Raytheon Ktech will develop and integrate a tri-band airborne telemetry system and command destruct/flight termination system Raytheon’s Ktech business has been

  • Qatar opens helicopter simulator facility

    An AW139 helicopter simulation facility was officially opened at Qatar’s Al-Udeid Air Base during a visit by Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli on 5 November. Havelsan, the Turkish company that built the facility, has previously announced that the project was launched in May 2013 and

  • Indonesia’s military satellite project uncertain after missed payment

    Key Points Indonesia’s plans to expand satellite communications coverage of its naval fleet face disruption Wider ambitions to operate a military satellite are also uncertain, as Indonesia is at risk of losing its designated orbital slot Indonesia is at risk of losing an orbital slot

  • CAE develops miniaturised magnetic anomaly detector

    CAE Inc is ready to introduce a miniaturised version of its Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) system that can hunt submarines from small aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to an executive. Joe Armstrong, vice-president and general manager of defence and security at CAE

  • Morocco observation satellite launched

    Morocco’s first Earth observation satellite was successfully launched from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana by a Vega rocket on 7 November, Arianspace announced. Weighing 1,110 kg, the Mohammed IV satellite and supporting systems was made by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space. It is

  • CAE sees cyber security as simulation, training opportunity

    Key Points A CAE executive sees governments and organisations increasing investment in cyber training The company is relatively satisfied with its current established markets CAE Inc sees simulation and training opportunity in cyber security, according to an executive. Joe Armstrong,

  • China’s CETC readies long-range air defence radars for export

    State-owned electronics and radar systems developer China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) is taking aim at Asia-Pacific and Middle East countries, which have traditionally relied on Western and Russian radars, with its latest long-range air surveillance and early warning systems,

  • Australia to upgrade Nulka missile decoy system used by RAN

    The Australian government announced on 3 November that it will invest AUD207 million (USD 159 million) into upgrading the Nulka missile decoy system used by Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels. In a joint statement Minister for Defence Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

  • Chile eyes F-16 upgrades, new AESA radars

    The Chilean Air Force is studying options for upgrading its fleet of 46 F-16 fighters to keep the aircraft up-to-date through the 2030s, and any resulting programme would become the service's top priority, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . The plan, set to be launched between

  • Australia, US sign MOU for development of Next Generation Jammer

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and US Navy (USN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer-Medium Band (NGJ-MB) capability. The Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra said in a 2 November statement that the MOU, which was signed

  • China’s CETC details latest SLC-2E weapon locating radar

    State-owned electronics and radar systems developer China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has completed development of an updated variant of its S-band phased array SLC-2 weapon locating radar (WLR) system and is in advanced discussions with a number of potential export customers in

  • Controp to supply Vietnamese Navy with EO/IR sensors

    Israeli electro-optics supplier Controp Precision Technologies has secured a contract to provide an electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor system known as the iSea-40HD to the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy. The contract is a follow-on order for a similar system made by the service

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