• Spanish Army to start incorporating Lince BMS in its vehicles

    A new battle management system (BMS) upgrade developed by Indra and Thales is expected to start integration into Spanish Army units from early 2018 and be fully operational within two years. The latest BMS-Lince ET [Ejercito de Tierra or Army] will be fitted in “all the army’s

  • Lockheed Martin UK showcases Ajax turret trainer

    Lockheed Martin UK took the opportunity at the DSEI 2017 exhibition in London to display its crew turret trainer (CTT) developed for General Dynamics Land Systems-UK (GDLS-UK)’s Ajax reconnaissance vehicle development programme. The Ajax is destined for British Army service and will be a key

  • Safran secures first order for Paseo NS surveillance and fire-control system

    French defence company Safran has received a first ever order for its Paseo NS (naval system) shipborne multifunction EO surveillance and fire-control system. The system will be supplied for the new frigates of an undisclosed Asian navy, the company said in a media release issued on its website.

  • UK Tactical Hotspot readies for trials

    A flexible communication node under development by a consortium of defence primes to meet a UK requirement is expected to enter trials from November 2017. Known as Tactical Hotspot, the effort is intended to increase the “elasticity” of the strike brigades, allowing dispersed operations

  • BAE Systems to upgrade KF-16 radar warning receivers

    BAE Systems has been contracted to upgrade the radar warning receiver (RWR) units of South Korea’s fleet of Lockheed Martin KF-16 fighting Falcon combat aircraft. The USD49.6 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal, which was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 18 September,

  • USN explores power options for unmanned platforms

    The US Navy (USN) is looking at ways to ramp up the development of power systems that could provide additional endurance for unmanned surface and underwater vessels. One concept would enable unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to refuel on their own. The Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ship

  • DSEI 2017: Raytheon UK reveal position sensor for GPS-denied environments

    Raytheon UK unveiled a newly developed Dismounted Position and Navigation Sensor (DPNS) designed for dismounted operators at DSEI 2017 in London. Development of DPNS follows a requirement to continuously track soldiers operating in environments that have a complete absence of GPS signals, including

  • Lockheed Martin completes preliminary review of heliborne EW system

    Lockheed Martin has announced that its Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system, which provides MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats, has passed the preliminary design review (PDR) stage.

  • Raytheon secures Middle East export order for Warrior-X shot detection system

    An undisclosed customer in the Middle East will take delivery of more than 2,000 Raytheon Boomerang Warrior-X wearable shot detection systems over the next 12 months. The export order, valued at over USD10 million, is one of the largest to date for the company and the first for a Middle East

  • RCN begins Halifax frigate communications upgrade

    ViaSat has delivered a Link 16 communications system to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for installation aboard approximately 12 Halifax-class frigates. The upgrade will enable the RCN to communicate with United States, NATO, and other allied forces through Link 16 interoperability. To maintain pace

  • ViaSat’s KOR-24A STT first small radio to pass testing for Canada’s ASCCM

    ViaSat has announced that its two-channel KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT) is the first small form factor, software-defined Link 16 radio to successfully pass live radio frequency (RF) range testing for the Canadian Army's Air Space Coordination Centre Modernization (ASCCM) project. The STT

  • DSEI 2017: Barrett Communications details new 4075 SDR

    Barrett Communications showcased its new high-frequency (HF) radio transmitter at DSEI 2017 in London. The Barrett 4075 high-power software defined radio (SDR) couples 500W and 1kW liquid-cooled linear amplifiers with Barrett’s existing 4050 SDR HF transmitter, which has a transmit frequency

  • DSEI 2017: HGH Infrared Systems introduces Spynel V-LRF

    At Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 in London, HGH Infrared Systems revealed Spynel V-LRF – a visible channel and laser rangefinder upgrade package for the company’s Spynel-S panoramic detection system, and the Spynel-X InfraRed Search and Track (IRST) system.

  • DSEI 2017: Instro Precision shows new Driver Vision System

    Instro Precision displayed its new Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) system at DSEI 2017 in London. The DVE is a passive solution that provides armoured vehicle drivers with day and night vision capabilities using low-light capable CMOS cameras. Instro Precision introduced the system in response to

  • DSEI 2017: Chess Dynamics details Hawkeye enhancements

    Chess Dynamics detailed enhancements to its Hawkeye electro-optical surveillance system at DSEI 2017 in London. Hawkeye is designed to be a rapidly installed system that provides light reconnaissance vehicles with a persistent surveillance and observation capability. Hawkeye comprises a stabilised

  • DSEI 2017: Qioptiq develops JaguIR family of thermal cameras

    Qioptiq Limited displayed its JaguIR family of new thermal cameras at DSEI 2017 in London. The JaguIR range is designed for land and maritime applications, including surveillance and integration in weapon stations It comprises three systems: the JaguIR-L long range variant, JaguIR-C compact system,

  • DSEI 2017: AeroVironment extends Puma control range through new antenna

    AeroVironment has developed a Long Range Tracking Antenna (LRTA) system for operation with its Puma AE small unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Speaking to Jane’s at DSEI 2017 in London, Trace Stevenson, the company’s vice president and deputy general manager, said that the new

  • DSEI 2017: Qioptiq introduces long-range clip-on thermal imaging sight for snipers

    Qioptiq displayed its developmental Phoenix-S long-range sniper sight at DSEI 2017 in London. The system enables snipers to identify targets at extended ranges, providing long-range target engagement capabilities. Phoenix-S is equipped with a high operating temperature (HOT) medium wave infrared

  • Hyundai selects Kelvin Hughes bridge system for New Zealand Navy’s fleet tanker

    Key Points The Royal New Zealand Navy’s new fleet tanker will feature a navigation bridge system from Kelvin Hughes System also eliminates the need for helicopter transponders, and allows for better awareness against potentially hostile small targets in the air, and on the surface British

  • DSEI 2017: Senop launches new optical devices

    Finland’s Senop has launched two new optical devices at DSEI 2017 in London – the Lilly hand-held multipurpose observation and surveillance system (MPOSS), and the Husky fire control thermal sight (FCTS). Lilly leverages technology developed by the company for its Lisa hand-held target

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