HEADLINES

  • Russia receives second Tu-214PU-SBUS airborne command-and-control post

    On 20 June, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) received the second Tu-214PU-SBUS airborne command-and-control (C2) post from JSC Tupolev, a subsidiary of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). The aircraft was built by the company’s Kazan Aviation Plant under contract to the

  • Hensoldt launches new TRML-4D radar

    Germany’s Hensoldt has launched a new land-based version of its TRS-4D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. The radar, designated the TRML-4D, uses a gallium nitride (GaN) solid-state transmitter and software-defined AESA system operating in the C-band (NATO G-band). “The

  • Germany shortlists R&S for VJTF communications

    Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has been selected as the preferred partner to supply its SDxR and SVFuA communications systems to the German Army when it supports NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) in 2023, industry sources have revealed. Jane’s understands that the company

  • Elbit Systems unveils May gunshot detection system

    Elbit Systems’ Elisra subsidiary has developed a new wide-area acoustic sensing device called May. The system works with an autonomous network of static sensors that provides detection, classification, and geo-location of acoustic events such as gunshots, artillery fire, or explosions. It

  • USN conducts first 3D printing test aboard MPF ship

    The US Navy (USN) is aiming to expand at-sea demonstrations of three-dimensional (3D) printing of spare parts in 2019 to determine if it should install such systems on its vessels. The USN will identify which ships will be appropriate candidates for testing this technology, Nathan Desloover, Naval

  • Harris updates hC2 BMS

    Harris Corporation has introduced new command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) modules for its hC2 battlefield management system (BMS). The new capability will bring increased communications and situational awareness to commanders on the battlefield, Harris said in a

  • Navantia unveils VVT land surveillance vehicle

    Navantia is developing a new version of its land-based multi-sensor surveillance system called the Vehículo de Vigilancia Terrestre (VVT-Land Surveillance Vehicle) for the intelligence units of the Spanish Army and showcased a prototype at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris. The company

  • USMC rolls out BNVG II

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun fielding a new helmet-mounted sight that will help marines identify potential buried explosive devices, find hidden objects within foliated areas, and safely conduct tasks that require depth perception. The Corps began fielding the initial capability of the

  • Kuwait to get Super Hornet simulators

    Kuwait is set to receive two tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs) for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornet multirole fighters that it has ordered, according to a notice released on the US Federal Business Opportunities website on 18 June. The notice said Boeing will supply one legacy

  • MBDA unveils evolved Licorne VSHORAD C2 system

    MBDA has unveiled a new version of its Licorne lightweight very short range air defence (VSHORAD) command and control (C2) system, which includes an integrated anti-drone capability. First launched at Eurosatory 2016, the Licorne pocket C2 system is designed for use with systems such as

  • UK undecided on F-35 DAS upgrade

    The United Kingdom has yet to decide if it will upgrade its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JAF) combat aircraft with the new Distributed Aperture System (DAS) announced earlier in the month. Answering questions in the House of Commons, Guto Bebb, Minister for Defence

  • Safran reveals Geonyx inertial navigation system for assured PNT

    Safran has developed a new family of inertial navigation and pointing systems for land vehicles, called Geonyx, which was launched at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris. Geonyx provides alternative assured position, navigation, and timing (APNT) if global navigational satellite systems (GNSS)

  • Slovakia to procure new 3D radar

    The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 15 June plans to procure 17 3D air defence radar systems for EUR155 million (USD179 million) on a government-to-government basis to accelerate the acquisition of the new systems and ensure maximum transparency. The announcement was made following

  • Indra unveils new Cyber Range for ‘personalised’ cyber defence training

    Spanish IT and systems group Indra has begun working on an adaptation of its cyber attack training platform that it claims will be the first to match up with the capability levels and concrete needs of an individual end user. Indra’s Minsait Cyber Range is claimed to be capable of generating

  • Indra announces new man-portable EW, signals intelligence system

    Indra has developed a new one-man portable electronic warfare (EW) system capable of tracking an adversary’s radar signals, and using the signals to detect its defence systems. The Spanish group said the device could be useful in rugged terrain, where it would be difficult for a normal

  • China’s CETC showcases acoustic gunfire detection device

    The Beijing-based CETC International has developed a tripod-mounted acoustic detection device, which it claims to be in production and in service. The device comprises a set of three acoustic sensors mounted horizontally that cover a 360° arc, with an additional detector mounted on top to

  • Mercury Systems expands embedded server system memory

    Mercury Systems has expanded its secure command, control and intelligence (C2I), and artificial intelligence (AI) processing solutions, providing more system memory than previous generations, the company said. Mercury’s pre-engineered processing building blocks are available as OpenVPX and

  • Rockwell Collins’ PRC-162(V)1 meets security needs for MUOS

    Rockwell Collins announced that its TruNet AN/PRC-162(V)1 manpack radio is the first tactical ground radio to meet the security requirements set by the US Navy (USN) for the final version of its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The PRC-162(V)1 a software defined, two-channel networked

  • UK shut out as EU pushes ahead with Galileo

    The United Kingdom has effectively been frozen out of the Galileo satellite navigation project after the European Union (EU) opted to proceed with the next stage of the effort ahead of any agreement that might allow British firms to compete for contracts. A vote on 13 June by the council of the

  • DARPA pursues VLF exploitation for PNT

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to conduct demonstrations that centre on the possibility of performing position, navigation, and timing (PNT) in GPS-denied or degraded environments using very low frequency (VLF) signals . Under the Spatial, Temporal, and

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