• MINUSMA using RADA radars to protect bases

    Al Venter , Washington, DC The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is using radars made by Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries to provide its bases with early warning of incoming projectiles, according to an industry source. The source told

  • USMC upgrades AN/PRC-117G radios with MUOS

    Harris has been awarded a USD75 million US Marine Corps (USMC) contract to upgrade the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio fleet with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. The contract, announced on 14 January, follows a similar buy in late 2017 to upgrade about 1,000 USMC Harris

  • Surface Navy 2019: BAE Systems investing in software-defined SIGINT systems

    BAE Systems is investing in making its signals intelligence (SIGINT) systems software-defined and open architecture (OA) to enable customers to rapidly pursue new threat signals. Joshua Niedzwiecki, director of the company’s adaptive sensors business, told Jane’s on 14 January that

  • US Army Science Board studying AI applications on the battlefield

    At a time when rapid technology advancements are set to change how militaries operate, the US Army Science Board is exploring battlefield uses of artificial intelligence (AI) and asking for feedback. In a forthcoming study, the service is set to explore three key objectives: identify unique hurdles

  • Russian MoD procures YeSU TZ battlefield management system

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to procure the YeSU TZ (Yedinaya Sistema Upravleniya Takticheskogo Zvena) battlefield management system, Deputy Defence Minister Alexey Krivoruchko said on 22 December during a visit to the Voronezh-based Sozvezdiye Concern, which is a subsidiary of

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  • Raytheon to upgrade USMC Hornets with new AESA radar

    Raytheon has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. The company announced on 15 January that it will fit its AN/APG-79(V)4 AESA radar to equip the USMC’s F/A-18C/D
  • US Army seeking APS technology for Bradley vehicles

    Once again the US army is looking for new active protection systems (APSs) to equip on its family of M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. Whether this is a positive or negative for IMI Systems’ Iron Fist remains unclear. On 11 December, the service issued a draft request for proposal in the