HEADLINES

  • Australia selects Aegis combat management system for its Future Frigates

    The nine Future Frigates to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will be equipped with Lockheed Martin’s Aegis combat management system (CMS), Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on 3 October. Opening the Pacific 2017 maritime exposition and conference in Sydney, Turnbull said

  • JCREW orders climb as demand for C-UAS capability increases

    Northrop Grumman has observed an increasing demand for its Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) system as ground forces seek options to defend themselves against the threat posed by small unmanned aerial systems (UASs). The company has

  • Harris readies SATCOM upgrade for USMC manpack radios

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has acquired its first block of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform software upgrades for about 1,000 Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios under a four-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Harris announced in late September.

  • Saab to provide communication system for RNZN’s future fleet tanker

    Defence and security company Saab has a signed a contract to provide its TactiCall integrated communication system for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future fleet replenishment vessel, Aotearoa , according to a 2 October statement by the company. In-service support for the

  • Indonesia acquires Inzpire MSS

    Inzpire has been awarded a contract to supply its GECO (Air) tablet-based mission system to Indonesia, and has recently redesigned the whole GECO system to provide a more open and modular architecture. The company announced that it was awarded a contract by the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara

  • Jordanian F-16s to get Link 16

    Jordan is procuring Link 16 datalink systems for its F-16 multirole fighters, according to a notice published on the US Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on 26 September. The notice said the US Air Force is looking for a company that can provide two ground support systems (GSS) “to

  • South Korea tests indigenous DIRCM system, says report

    South Korea has successfully tested a locally developed directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system for use by military aircraft carrying special forces deep into enemy territory, Yonhap news agency reported on 27 September. The trial of the indigenous system, which is designed to disrupt a

  • Israeli cyber defence directorate declared operational

    The Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF’s) C4i and Cyber Defense Directorate declared initial operational capacity in early September, the commander in charge of designing the military's cyber defences has told Jane's . The move is part of a wider restructuring of the IDF’s cyber operations

  • Rheinmetall Defence unveils Gladius 2.0 soldier ensemble

    Rheinmetall Defence has developed a new version of its Gladius soldier system, known as Gladius 2.0, and launched it at DSEI 2017 in London. Gladius 2.0 is modular and has an open architecture, allowing sensors, communications, and other devices to be easily integrated according to a

  • Bodytrak set for SF trials

    An undisclosed US Special Forces unit is looking to purchase prototypes of the Bodytrak soldier monitoring system, with a range of other military users expressing interest in trialling the device in recent months, Jane’s has learned. Bodytrak is a small, in-ear system designed to measure

  • Digital Barriers showcases SmartVis Tripwire face recognition system

    Digital Barriers provided the first public display of its SmartVis Tripwire non-consensual face recognition system at DSEI 2017 in London. In use with European military customers as well as security agencies in the United States and Asia, SmartVis Tripwire provides a very narrowband live video

  • Australian Hawkeis to receive Vortex Opensplice data platform

    PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice data-sharing platform has been selected for use in the Australian Defence Force’s Hawkei vehicles. Vortex Opensplice is the company’s implementation of the Object Management Group’s Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS), a real-time data

  • Leidos to mature new air platform warning, survivability technologies

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has contracted Leidos for a five-year research and development programme intended to mature technologies for airborne threat warning and survivability. Valued at USD23.5 million, the Threat Warning and Integrated Survivability Technology (TWIST) contract

  • Systematic rolls out new Frontline BMS

    Danish software house Systematic launched the latest version of its SitaWare Frontline battle management system (BMS) at DSEI 2017 in London. Frontline is the vehicle-mounted element of Systematic’s SitaWare command and control (C2) software suite, which is in use in a number of countries and

  • CTS enhances Resolve COMINT system

    Chemring Technology Solutions (CTS) launched a major capability upgrade of its Resolve lightweight integrated communications intelligence (COMINT) and direction finding (DF) system at DSEI 2017. The legacy system, which is in use with 13 countries, could be used in the manpack, vehicle, and

  • DSEI 2017: Domo Tactical Communications showcases latest mesh networking capabilities

    Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) unveiled recent developments in its self-forming, self-healing wireless mesh networking (meshnet) technology at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London in September 2017. This included a robust mobile (RM) variant of the

  • Getac partners with Trivalent to improve data protection

    Getac has partnered with Trivalent, a US provider of data protection tools and services, to enhance the security of its tablet devices. Getac displayed its new MX50 tablet at DSEI 2017 in London, with the company highlighting the growing importance of data protection for military end users. The

  • AOEW transitions to EMD phase

    Key Points The AOEW AMP, designated AN/ALQ-248, is a self-contained EW pod hosting both high-sensitivity receiver and electronic attack subsystems for anti-ship missile defence NAVSEA has exercised a USD23.6 million option with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems for the EMD phase Lockheed

  • DSEI 2017: Rheinmetall outlines approach to air defence against UAVs

    Rheinmetall Defence has outlined its approach to countering the oft-neglected threat from low-flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Speaking to Jane’s at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 defence exhibition, held in London from 11 to 15 September, Fabian Ochsner,

  • Lockheed Martin wins F-15C IRST competition

    Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod has been selected as the infrared search and track (IRST) system for the US Air Force’s (USAF's) Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15C fleet, according to a company statement. Lockheed Martin said on 19 September that it will produce more than 130 systems, which

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