• Australia trials new corrosion-resistant coating on helicopter carrier

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is trialling a new corrosion-resistant coating on the hydraulic components of its first-of-class helicopter carrier HMAS Canberra (L 02), with the aim of reducing biofouling on the ship. The trials are being conducted in collaboration with the Swinburne University of

  • AUSA 2018: Double Shoot makes its debut

    Israeli startup Double Shoot was at this month’s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) symposium to present a new smartphone-based app of the same name that can significantly cut down the time and ammunition costs associated with zeroing in weapons. The app uses an advanced image

  • AUSA 2018: US Army seeks to develop ‘combat cloud’

    The US Army wants to develop a ‘combat cloud’ to store situational data for easy retrieval for more complete mission command, said US Army Lieutenant General Eric Wesley, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center. Such a combat cloud would be the outgrowth of artificial

  • Leonardo-Thales aircraft protection system successfully tested against multiple MANPADS missiles

    Leonardo's Miysis directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system has been successfully tested against different types of man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS) missiles detected by a Thales Elix-IR multi-function threat warning system (TWS), the companies announced in a 9 October press release.

  • Lockheed Martin to modernise US Army’s Close Combat Tactical Trainer

    The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (LMRMS) a contract worth up to USD356 million to upgrade nearly 500 tactical vehicle simulators for the Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) Manned Module Modernization (M3) programme. This is an indefinite delivery/indefinite

  • AUSA 2018: BAE Systems develops next-generation Smart D2 countermeasures dispenser

    Key Points BAE Systems has developed a new programmable countermeasures dispenser Smart D is designed to counter advanced threats BAE Systems has developed a next-generation programmable aircraft countermeasures dispenser that is able to deploy smart, expendable countermeasures. The Smart D 2

  • DroneShield releases new counter-UAV system

    Australia-based company DroneShield announced on 10 October the launch of a new system to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) called the DroneCannon Remote Weapon (RW). Described as a lightweight soft kill UAV-jammer that can be used with any hard kill remote weapon station, the DroneCannon RW

  • IDF to test Iron Fist APS

    Israel Military Industries’ (IMI) Iron Fist Light Configuration (IF-LC) active protection system (APS) is taking part in tests for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) ground vehicles, including the Eitan wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC), bulldozers, and trucks, Jane’s has learned.

  • AUSA 2018: CONTROP unveils SWIR-enabled MEOS-LRS surveillance system

    CONTROP USA Inc unveiled the shortwave infrared (SWIR)-enabled MEOS-LRS electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance system at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exhibition held on 8–10 October in Washington, DC. The MROS-LR is part of a family of day/night-capable multisensor

  • AUSA 2018: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon advance in US Army’s LTAMDS effort

    The US Army has selected Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to continue efforts to develop the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) system. Both companies will enter the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) phase of the programme. During TMRR, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon will

  • Jane's wins at Defence Media Awards

    Jane’s writers picked up three trophies at the inaugural Defence Media Awards held at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, on 7 October. Peter Felstead, editor of Jane’s Defence Weekly , won the John Morrocco Award for Best In-Depth Defence Reporting with ‘Silver Bullet

  • AUSA 2018: US Army seeks to address Assured PNT for mounted platforms

    The US Army has nearly finalised a plan to develop Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) for vehicles, and is also drafting a plan for dismounted APNT. Willie Nelson, director of the US Army’s Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Cross-Functional Team, noted that the service

  • AUSA 2018: US Army working to field new Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicles

    The US Army is testing a new Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle (EWTV) platform to provide brigade combat teams with the ability to detect threats on the electromagnetic spectrum. The vehicles are based on a MaxxPro Dash mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) truck, and they integrate a variant of

  • AUSA 2018: UTC develops new lightweight ballistic protection for COOLS CH-47 cargo system

    UTC Aerospace Systems has developed a new Lightweight Ballistic Protection System (LBPS) for its Cargo On/Off Loading System (COOLS) on Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Terry Schulz, UTC Aerospace Systems military cargo systems manager, told Jane’s ahead of the annual Association

  • SOMO IR highlights ‘fusion’ camera systems, eyes international armoured vehicle programmes

    South Korea’s SOMO IR, the thermal camera and precision optical glass moulding business unit of Seoul-based energy, logistics, and manufacturing company SOMO Group, has developed a family of indigenous “fusion” camera systems aimed at existing armoured combat vehicles as well as

  • AUSA 2018: 3M introduces new, lightweight protective helmet

    Minnesota-based conglomerate 3M has launched a new lightweight, mid-level protection helmet designed with a night-vision goggle mount and mandible visor at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference, held from 8 to 10 October in Washington, DC. Named the F70, the helmet

  • AUSA 2018: DoD, DoE partner up to develop hydrogen technologies

    The US Army and the Department of Energy (DoE) are teaming up to develop cell and hydrogen infrastructure-related technologies. On 8 October the Army’s Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the DoE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable

  • AUSA 2018: Lockheed Martin looks to expand Prepar3D simulation software

    Having introduced its Prepar3D simulation software packages associated with company aircraft for the US Air Force, US Navy, and US Marine Corps (USMC), Lockheed Martin is looking to broaden the technology use for ground systems as well, said Adam Breed, company engineering programme manager.

  • GMS using cloud service to improve FMV transmission

    General Micro Systems (GMS) has partnered with a major cloud services provider to develop a product allowing military users to greatly improve the transmission of full-motion video (FMV) over a constrained network. The unnamed US company’s S1202-HS device would be used in combination with

  • Jain Technology unveils acoustic shot detection system

    South Korea’s Jain Technology, a Seoul-based company specialising in ultrasonic liquid and gas flowmeters for commercial and scientific applications, has leveraged its research and development (R&D) experience in high-precision acoustic measurement devices to produce an indigenous acoustic

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