• Lockheed Martin readies its latest L-band radar for production

    Lockheed Martin has completed the final full-scale prototype of its TPY-X multimission ground-based radar system and is now preparing to begin production. TPY-X was developed as part of Lockheed Martin’s long-term vision of continuous support and service for its existing long-range

  • USMC begins the search for updated MADIS weapon systems

    In response to the US military’s increasing concern with adversary unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the US Marine Corps (USMC) is moving forward with its Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) initiative and soliciting industry’s help to rush near-term, counter-UAS into the field.

  • Curtiss-Wright introduces system to protect data on unmanned platforms

    Curtiss-Wright has developed a new network attached storage (NAS) system that incorporates Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information encryption to protect critical data-at-rest (DAR) on unmanned deployed platforms. “As the number of sensors on unmanned intelligence, surveillance, and

  • US Army seeking APS technology for Bradley vehicles

    Once again the US army is looking for new active protection systems (APSs) to equip on its family of M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. Whether this is a positive or negative for IMI Systems’ Iron Fist remains unclear. On 11 December, the service issued a draft request for proposal in the

  • Indra, Atlas Elektronik selected to provide ESM capability for German K130 corvette

    Indra has teamed with Atlas Elektronik to provide electronic systems for the German navy’s Braunschweig-class K130 corvettes. Indra has been contracted by the navy to provide the second series of the corvette with five of its latest generation Rigel radar electronic support measures/radar

  • UK eyes new digital radios as Morpheus advances

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published a new request for information (RFI) seeking industry input on next-generation software-defined radios, kick-starting efforts to eventually replace legacy multi-mode radios (MMRs) as part of a wide-ranging Morpheus communications upgrade. The RFI was

  • US Army’s Synthetic Training Environment accelerates fielding schedule

    The US Army’s forthcoming Synthetic Training Environment (STE) is on the way to becoming a reality and some elements could begin initial operation by fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020), according to the army’s top STE official. In an update briefing at I/ITSEC 2018, Major General Maria Gervais,

  • India selects IAI/Elta Systems radar and EW suite for Tejas LCA Mk 1A

    India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a deal with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)/Elta Systems for 83 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars and an equal number of electronic warfare (EW) suites to be fitted onto the Mk 1A variant of the indigenously

  • Lockheed Martin shows off different realities at I/ITSEC

    Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions revealed some of its new research on integrating different forms of reality at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. The tactical ultra-wide augmented reality (TULWAR)

  • BAE Systems continues support for USN communications systems

    The US Navy (USN) has awarded BAE Systems two indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts for rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems for the US Naval Air Warfare

  • GD and Intelligent RF Solutions offering signal classification software

    General Dynamics (GD) and Intelligent RF Solutions (iRF) have teamed to offer the latter’s SignalEye software solution for improved radio frequency (RF) spectrum situational awareness. SignalEye uses machine learning technology to automate the classification of spectrum signals to provide

  • MASA’s SWORD 6.12 training system integrates new CBRN module

    MASA Group launched the latest version of its SWORD (surveillance and warning, obstacle ranging, and display) constructive simulation for command and staff training at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. The latest release,

  • Bidders emerge for US Army’s recompeted Common Driver Trainer programme

    A number of bidders for the US Army’s recompeted Common Driver Trainer (CDT) programme emerged at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. The CDT is a full-motion driver trainer with a slide-in, slide-out cab

  • Tactical engagement simulation technology proliferates as demand grows

    Numerous developments in tactical engagement simulation (TES) systems, and growing demand for TES solutions, were showcased at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. Saab apps Saab has added a new application to its

  • Report: SOF should focus on commercial, OSINT for big data analytics

    US Special Operations Forces (SOF) must enhance its exploitation of big data by capitalising on commercial technologies and open source intelligence (OSINT), a report published by the US Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) has warned. JSOU’s ‘Exploitation of Big Data for

  • Russia’s Penicillin artillery reconnaissance system completes state trials

    State trials of the 1B75 Penicillin artillery reconnaissance system have been completed and delivery of the first two units is scheduled for 2020, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported on 2 December. Penicillin is designed to detect enemy artillery by using acoustic signals and thermal

  • US Air Force studying North Warning System improvements

    Key Points The USAF is studying potential improvements to the North Warning System of radars The region is changing environmentally and the service is studying how it can adapt The US Air Force (USAF) is studying potential improvements for the North Warning System (NWS) of 47 radars, jointly

  • US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security launch Polar Scout CubeSats

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on 3 December launched two 6U CubeSats as part of the Polar Scout project. Polar Scout is to evaluate the effectiveness of space-based sensors in support of Arctic search-and-rescue missions. Knowledge gained from this

  • US Navy takes delivery of LCS anti-submarine DART system

    The US Navy (USN) has taken delivery of the Raytheon-developed Dual-mode Array Transmitter (DART) Mission System for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) anti-submarine (ASW) mission package. The USN took delivery of DART, the final component of the LCS ASW mission package on 30 November, after the

  • Thales contracted for RN V/UHF communications upgrade

    Thales UK has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence to replace very-high frequency/ultra-high frequency (V/UHF) communications systems fitted to Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ships. The contract, valued at GBP23 million (USD29 million), covers the design, manufacture,

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