HEADLINES

  • Bittium to supply digital terminals to Finnish Defence Forces

    The Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) Logistics Command will receive new digital terminals and related accessories from local company Bittium as part of a framework agreement worth up to EUR8.3 million (USD9.5 million). Bittium announced on 5 November that it will provide its Tough Comnode solution over

  • Thales introduces Altesse-H CESM/COMINT suite

    Thales has revealed details of the new Altesse-H communications ESM/communications intelligence (CESM/COMINT) suite to be supplied for the French Navy’s five new FTI (Frégates de taille intermédiaire) intermediate frigates. Based on the company’s own TRC 6460 V/UHF receiver,

  • US Army gears up for Laser Warning Receiver competition

    The US Army is laying the groundwork to test and equip its fleet of ground combat vehicles with a capability to detect incoming laser-guided threats. In a 1 November notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service said that later this month it would solicit white papers for

  • USAF to upgrade A-10Cs with 3D-audio for pilot situational awareness

    The US Air Force (USAF) is moving ahead with plans to equip its Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II combat aircraft with 3D-audio to enhance the situational awareness of its pilots. Following a request for information (RFI) issued in December 2017, a notification was issued by the service on 5

  • Bundeswehr to seek BMS for upcoming NATO deployment

    Germany’s Bundeswehr is preparing to launch an urgent procurement programme to equip its Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) in 2023 with a new battle management system (BMS), industry sources told Jane’s . Designed to support deployments to hot spots that could include Eastern

  • Persistent Systems’ MPU5 radio to be integrated into ScanEagle

    Insitu will incorporate Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology into its line of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including the ScanEagle, ScanEagle2, ScanEagle3, Integrator, and RQ-21A Blackjack. Persistent Systems has entered into several five-year agreements

  • Australian company Codan wins Bangladesh radio deal

    Australian company Codan Radio Communications, a division of Codan Limited, has won a deal from the Bangladesh Army to supply portable communications devices. Under the contract, which was announced by the company on 31 October, Codan said the Bangladesh Army has purchased 200 of its Patrol 2110M

  • UAVOS advances ApusDuo HAPS development

    UAVOS has successfully completed the first flight of a 10 m wingspan prototype of its ApusDuo solar-powered high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) for the first time, the Mountain View, California-based company announced in mid-October. The ApusDuo HAPS prototype has a maximum take-off weight (MTOW)

  • Lockheed Martin to provide Aegis Baseline K2 for three RoKN destroyers

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a USD365.7 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract by the US Navy (USN) to provide three Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) guided-missile destroyers with the Baseline K2 version of the Aegis Combat System, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 30 October.

  • Egypt to upgrade F-16C/D Block 40 powerplants

    Egypt is to upgrade the engines of an unspecified number of its Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft under a USD273.5 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 31 October. Under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract General Electric (GE) will upgrade

  • DroneShield unveils ruggedised UAS jammer

    DroneShield has announced the release of its latest counter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) jamming device called DroneNode. DroneNode is designed to defeat UAS operating in the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies out to a range of 1 km, with an option to jam systems using global satellite navigation

  • US Army moves out with Modular Active Protection Systems testing

    While the US Army continues onward with plans to equip land vehicles with currently available Active Protection Systems (APS), it is also pressing forward with the development of a longer-term Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS) to shoot down incoming threats. On 29 October, the army’s

  • USAF chooses Northrop Grumman to lead Unified Platform effort

    Northrop Grumman has been selected by the US Air Force (USAF) to integrate existing, but disparate, service-specific cyber capabilities enabling the Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) to collaborate as a joint force. Under the USD54.6 million USAF Unified Platform (UP) contract, Northrop Grumman will

  • HGH Infrared secures SPYNEL sale for African warship order

    French electro-optics house HGH Infrared Systems has won a multimillion Euro contract from an undisclosed shipyard to supply its SPYNEL-X panoramic infrared search-and-track system for three new warships on order for an African navy. Designed to provide wide area passive surveillance, SPYNEL-X can

  • L3, Northrop Grumman receive NGJ low-band technology contracts

    L3 Technologies and Northrop Grumman have each received contracts to explore technology options for the low band increment of the US Navy’s (USN’s) AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) programme. The 20-month Demonstration of Existing Technologies (DET) contract awards, announced on

  • With protest settled, USN moves forward on NGJ-LB contracts

    L3 Technologies Communications Systems West and Northrop Grumman Mission Systems have each been awarded a USD35.75 million US Navy (USN) contract to provide for the demonstration of existing technologies (DET) in support of the Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NGJ-LB) programme. NGJ-LB is an

  • Euronaval 2018: TKMS pushes ahead lithium-ion submarine battery

    ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is nearing completion of its effort to adapt a commercially available lithium-ion battery cell for submarine use, the company told Jane’s at the Euronaval 2018 naval exhibition in Paris. A propagation test carried out by partner SAFT verified the inherent

  • Euronaval 2018: Saab develops radar mode for hypersonic missile detection, tracking

    Saab has revealed the development of a new software-enabled operating mode designed to provide the fixed face variant of its Sea Giraffe 4A S-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) multifunction radar with a capability to detect and track targets travelling at hypersonic speeds. The

  • Paramount Group’s SAINTS offers an affordable, modular network

    Paramount Group has launched a new surveillance and intelligence network that can discover and assess potential security threats in any environment. The Surveillance and Intelligence Network (SAINTS) is an affordable, modular, and scalable solution that focuses on the intelligence and surveillance

  • BAE Systems to deliver geospatial data under NGA’s Janus programme

    BAE Systems is one of two companies selected by the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to produce and deliver geospatial data to support the NGA, combatant commanders, and other government organisations. The 10-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) Janus contracts, worth

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