• Cameroonian Z9 helicopter crashes

    A Cameroonian Air Force (CAF) HAIG Z9WE attack helicopter crashed on 13 May, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed. The helicopter, which belonged to the 51st Air Squadron, took off from Air Base 501 at Bamenda to transport three government officials and a police officer and was preparing to land

  • Pentagon detailing C-UAS options to combatant commanders

    US combatant commanders continue to grapple with evolving drone threats, and senior Pentagon leaders are now working to provide them with a comprehensive list of available technologies to meet the challenge. Earlier this year, the US Department of Defense’s undersecretary of defence for

  • Persistent Systems updates Rugged Display

    Persistent Systems took the opportunity during the 2019 Xponential exhibition held in Chicago from 30 April to 2 May to highlight the enhancements made to its Rugged Display handheld control unit, which can be used for various applications including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and unmanned

  • Harris Corporation wins contract modification for supply of F/A-18 electronic jammers

    Harris Corporation has been awarded a USD212 million contract modification to supply the next production lot of electronic jammers to protect US Navy (USN) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet combat aircraft against electronic threats. The order, which was received

  • IDEF 2019: Aselsan’s iHTAR counter-UAV system breaks cover

    Aselsan unveiled a modular iHTAR counter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system at the International Defence Industry Fair 2019 (IDEF 2019) exhibition held in Istanbul from 30 April to 3 May. iHTAR is a modular system designed to detect and classify UAVs in urban and rural settings. It can be

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  • Dynetics to build 100 kW laser for US Army

    The US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command has selected a Dynetics-led team to develop an experimental 100 kW laser weapon system for its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). On 15 May, the company announced that it had beat out Raytheon to receive a USD130 million contract for the