• 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,

  • USMC seeks HMCS for Harrier II+ aircraft

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is to upgrade a number of its McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II+ combat aircraft with a helmet-mounted cueing system (HMCS) for the pilot. The planned upgrade, which was disclosed in late November, will cover 48 of the USMC’s 75 AV-8B Harrier II+ (improved radar)

  • Meggitt Training Systems reveals ‘tetherless’ system for indoor weapon training

    Meggitt Training Systems has developed a new tetherless system for indoor weapon training simulators that enables the use of existing personal weapons, it was revealed at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, in November. The

  • MyDefence to showcase vehicle-based C-UAS system for NATO

    Danish company MyDefence has disclosed that its newly integrated vehicle-based counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) solution will undergo evaluation at the NATO Non-Lethal Technology Exercise (NNTEX-18) in December. The news follows an announcement on 13 November that the company had completed

  • Belgium goes Dutch for Squire radars

    Belgian Defence Minister Sander Loones signed an agreement with his Dutch counterpart, Ank Bijleveld, on 28 November for the Netherlands to transfer nine Squire battlefield surveillance radars for the Bataljon Jagers te Paard ISTAR battalion in Heverlee, east of Brussels, the two countries'

  • USAF seeks GPS hardening for MC/EC-130J special mission aircraft

    The US Air Force (USAF) is looking to protect its special mission Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules aircraft against GPS jamming, with a request for information (RFI) issued to industry on 3 December. Issued by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Cycle, Special Operations Forces and Personnel Recovery

  • US Army seeks technical support services for OSRVT

    The US Army has issued a request for information (RFI) for a two-year follow-on requirement for the One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) system to the existing fiscal year 2018 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) requirement. OSRVT, which the army began fielding in October 2014, is a remote

  • Elbit opens new manufacturing facility in Romania

    Elbit Systems has opened a new facility in Romania that will serve as an engineering and manufacturing facility for land systems. Located near Bucharest, the 1,000 m 2 facility will be used to produce and integrate Elbit’s turrets and weapons systems that are being developed for customers in

  • Logos Technologies conducts first Redkite sensor test for European officials

    Logos Technologies, in partnership with AEC Air Support BV, demonstrated its Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor during test flights at Bosschenhoofd airfield in the Netherlands. The demonstrations were the first time any European government officials had seen the lightweight WAMI system

  • Russia trials second Container radar ahead of operations in 2019

    Russia has stood up its second ‘Container’ long-range ground-based radar system for operational trials ahead of its real-world activation next year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) disclosed on 3 December. The 29B6 Container air-defence (AD) and ballistic missile early warning (BMEW)

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