HEADLINES

  • Poland begins negotiations to buy navy navigation radars

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate on 27 April began negotiations to buy 33 VisionMaster FT radars from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. The radars will be delivered by Else Technical and Research Service, a local representative for the systems, joining the 17 sets already on Polish warships. The

  • US Army issues Ultra-Lightweight Camouflage Net System (ULCANS) contracts

    The US Army on 30 March awarded three contracts as part of its Ultra-Lightweight Camouflage Net System (ULCANS) increment 1 programme. HDT Expeditionary Systems, Saab Barracuda, and Fibrotex USA were awarded indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) firm-fixed price (FFP) contracts

  • Lockheed Martin begins combat system upgrade of RNZN frigate

    Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F 77) has been transferred to Lockheed Martin Canada and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards for a combat system upgrade under the Anzac Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. Lockheed Martin Canada announced on 26 April that it is responsible for

  • Locked Shields 2018 practises for large-scale cyber incident

    The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence’s (CCDCOE’s) Locked Shields 2018 cyber defence exercise, which took place in late April, was the largest such event on numerous levels, the event’s organisers have told Jane’s . A spokesperson

  • DRS wins AN/SPQ-9B radar contract

    Key Points DRS Laurel Technologies has secured a deal for FY 2018-2022 production of the AN/SPQ-9B radar The contract covers the production of up to 59 radars and associated equipment DRS Laurel Technologies, part of Leonardo DRS, has secured a deal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2022 production of

  • AAAA 2018: US Army selects BAE Systems to develop aircraft missile warning system

    Key Points BAE Systems is developing a two-colour advanced warning system for aircraft 2C-AWS uses two-colour IR sensor technology to positively identify and track inbound missiles The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth as much as USD98 million to develop a quick reaction capability

  • Portugal upgrading SIC-T tactical communications system

    The Portuguese Army plans to integrate a new configuration of its Sistema de Informação e Comunicações Tático (SIC-T) tactical communication and data system through 2023. The EUR64.18 million (USD78.27 million) effort is to enhance its capability to rapidly deploy

  • US Navy sets out twin-track plan for FFG(X) combat system

    Key Points Lockheed Martin is to be sole-sourced for FFG(X) combat management system development and combat system integration A separate competition has been established for combat system ship integration and test The US Navy (USN) has set out its twin-track strategy for the installation,

  • US controls drive Chile toward Israeli F-16 upgrade

    The Chilean Air Force is looking again at putting some of its 46 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters through a service life extension programme (SLEP), local military sources have told Jane’s . The SLEP, which would incorporate upgrades to avionics and weapons sourced from Israel, would free the

  • ILA 2018: Rohde & Schwarz showcases SDAR

    Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has taken the opportunity at the ILA Airshow in Berlin to unveil its software defined radio (SDR) portfolio with the new R&S SDAR (Software Defined Airborne Radio). Markus Dolfen, director of sales avionics, told Jane’s that the service component architecture

  • Persistent Systems scales its MPU5 smart radio

    Persistent Systems has scaled its MPU5 smart radio to a 320-node mobile ad hoc network (MANET) during a demonstration for the US Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina During the demonstration 320 MPU5 radios, spread across 37 multistorey buildings including basement levels, communicated successfully

  • DARPA’s CHASE programme aims to automate enterprise network cyber

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking to improve how enterprise networks can rapidly detect and defend against cyber attacks. The goal is to be able to build adaptive technologies that can recognise, detect, and defend enterprise networks with the same kind of speed

  • FarSounder to provide sonar for RNZN’s future fleet replenishment tanker

    US-based company FarSounder has signed a contract to provide its FarSounder-1000 forward-looking sonar for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future fleet replenishment vessel, Aotearoa . The company announced in a 17 April statement that the sonar “will provide real-time 3D

  • Indra developing updated A400M full flight simulators

    Indra has announced a fresh order in partnership with Thales and Airbus for new full flight simulators (FFS) for the Airbus Defence and Space A400M transport aircraft for the German and French air forces. The Spanish systems group said these would double the training capacity for the aircraft at

  • L3 TRL updates Broadshield C-RCIED system

    L3 TRL Technology has revealed a new version of its Broadshield counter-radio controlled improvised explosive device (C-RCIED) system at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The new Broadshield High-Power Compact System (HCS) combines the manpack capability of the

  • Saab to provide Situational Awareness System for RAN’s new OPVs

    Saab has received a contract to supply its Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) set to be constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Awarded by German shipbuilder Lürssen, the contract is expected to run over the 12- year-long shipbuilding programme,

  • Indra to equip Mexican Navy’s new long-range OPV with electronic defence system

    Indra has won the contract to install its Rigel electronics defence system aboard the new Sigma 10514 series ocean-going patrol boat being prepared by Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) for the Mexican Navy (Armada de Mexico). Announcing the order on 16 April, the part

  • US developing Unified Platform for simplified cyber operations

    Lockheed Martin is finalising its prototype for the US military’s planned Unified Platform programme, which would enable users to execute all offensive and defensive cyber operations through a single user interface. Unified Platform is being led by the US Air Force (USAF) as the executive

  • DSA 2018: JSC NPO Angstrem showcases Ratnik combat radio

    Russian communications firm Joint Stock Company (JSC) NPO Angstrem showcased its new R-187-P1E Azart handheld combat radio at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The radio is a multimode voice and data dual band V/UHF radio operating in the 27-520 MHz frequency band with a frequency hopping speed of a claimed

  • GA-ASI demonstrates MQ-25 flight deck taxi capability

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently successfully demonstrated aircraft carrier deck handling, including taxi capability and transition to the launch and recovery phases using a Predator C Avenger jet aircraft as a surrogate, according to a company statement. As part of the

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