• Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar satellite stops working

    The Venezuelan government has announced that its Simón Bolívar (VeneSat-1) satellite is no longer operational, without citing specific causes. The platform was an important component of the country’s defence and telecommunications sector. In 2018, then-head of Venezuela's National

  • Update: Pentagon evaluating extending F-35 OLED helmet-mounted display life expectancy

    Key Points The Pentagon wants to extend the life expectancy of its F-35 OLED helmet-mounted display to reduce sustainment costs A former programme official believes that Lockheed Martin paid at least a share for the HMD redesign so it could meet the SDD requirement The Pentagon is investigating

  • Raytheon, Quantum Imaging sign deal on SWIR capability for ISR

    Quantum Imaging, a subsidiary of Israel-based infrared sensing and imaging company Semi Conductor Devices (SCD), has finalised a deal to supply Raytheon with short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras and optical sensor packages for use on the company’s product line of intelligence, surveillance, and

  • US Air Force awards Edgybees contract for Argus augmented reality software

    Key Points The USAF has awarded Edgybees a contract to provide its Argus augmented reality software Argus will be used with the MQ-9 Reaper and ScanEagle UAVs The US Air Force on 17 March awarded Edgybees a contract for the company’s Argus augmented reality (AR) software solution, according

  • Nigerian Air Force upgrades Alpha Jet avionics

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) revealed the installation of new avionics in an Alpha Jet it has reactivated when the aircraft (NAF 455) was recommissioned by the 407 Air Combat Training Group at Kainji Air Base on 21 March. “The avionics upgrade, which is the first of its kind on the Alpha Jet,

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