• AUSA 2019: L3Harris delivers new handheld combat radio to USSOCOM

    L3Harris has begun low-rate initial production (LRIP) deliveries of the AN/PRC-163 two-channel handheld combat radio to US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), with company officials anticipating deliveries of full production models to begin within months. “We have delivered a number of

  • AUSA 2019: General Micro Systems unveils new, tactical-level AI servers

    General Micro Systems is focusing its efforts on pushing artificial intelligence (AI) processing capabilities down to the tactical level, developing a family of AI-enhanced servers that are configured to withstand the rigors of combat. Known as “edge processing”, the need for AI-capable

  • AUSA 2019: Lockheed Martin shipping LRDR equipment to Alaska

    Lockheed Martin shipped the first antenna for the US Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) to Clear, Alaska, in August, Paul Lemmo, Lockheed Martin’s vice-president and general manager for Integrated Warfare Systems & Sensors, told reporters at

  • AUSA 2019: US Army soldiers getting new hot-weather uniform, new protective equipment

    The US Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO Soldier) is fielding a new hot-weather uniform and new soldier protective equipment meant to scale for varying threat levels. The Improved Hot-Weather Combat Uniform, designed for hot and tropical environments, “provides soldiers a

  • AUSA 2019: Booz Allen Hamilton debuts new Digital Soldier platform

    Booz Allen Hamilton is marketing its new Digital Soldier platform as an underlying open-architecture backbone designed to amalgamate and analyse data and then present it to soldiers as actionable or informative information. The architecture is meant to be “a new approach to the

  • AUSA 2019: 3M’s F70 helmet out for demonstrations

    Minnesota-based conglomerate 3M has sent its new lightweight, mid-level protection helmet to law enforcement and special forces around the world for demonstrations and human-factors testing, a company official told Jane’s ahead of the Association of the United States Army’s annual

  • AUSA 2019: Meggitt demos LOMAH shot scoring technology

    Meggitt Training Systems is demonstrating its location of miss and hit (LOMAH) capability to add to US Army and US Marine Corps (USMC) training ranges. In May, Meggitt was awarded a follow-on USD15 million contract via the Army Targetry Systems (ATS) III programme, and the company expects that an

  • Dassault Aviation releases images of second Rafale aircraft for Indian Air Force

    France’s Dassault Aviation has released images of the second of 36 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft New Delhi ordered in September 2016 for the Indian Air Force (IAF) for EUR7.9 billion (USD8.73 billion). The publication of the images, which show the aircraft (tail number RB 002) in flight,

  • Air Force research labs, BAE Systems team up on new semiconductor programme

    US Air Force systems engineers, in conjunction with BAE Systems, are teaming to develop next-generation, short-gate gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology that could prove critical to the service’s growing arsenal of radar, communications, and electronic warfare applications.

  • Poland orders Flexnet reconnaissance sensor systems

    Poland’s Armament Inspectorate announced on its website on 30 September that it had ordered 116 Flexnet reconnaissance sensor system (RSS) sets for PLN67 million (USD17 million) from Swedish company Exensor Technology. The systems are to be delivered in 2019–20 under a 2015 tender.

  • Squadron 2020 order marks first for Saab’s SLIM integrated sensor mast

    Saab has confirmed that the four new Pohjanmaa-class corvettes being procured by Finland under the Squadron 2020 corvette programme will be the first ships to receive the company’s SLIM [Saab Lightweight Integrated Mast] integrated sensor mast. Finland’s Defence Forces Logistics Command

  • Pentagon considering ‘No Trust’ architecture in future cyber security efforts

    The US Department of Defence must resolve itself to the notion that all its classified and unclassified networks have been compromised in some form or fashion if the US armed forces are to develop any viable cyber security strategy in the foreseeable future, according to a top Pentagon official.

  • US Army selects Lockheed Martin for new Sentinel radar

    The US Army has selected Lockheed Martin to build the next generation of AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel air-defence radar systems over incumbent Raytheon. Under the terms of the deal, valued at USD281 million, Lockheed Martin will spearhead work on the A4 variant of the stand-alone 3D Sentinel radar system,

  • MAPLE C2 system expands unmanned exploitation possibilities

    The United Kingdom’s Maritime Autonomous Platform Exploitation (MAPLE) command-and-control (C2) system has been used at NATO’s ‘Recognised Environmental Picture Maritime Unmanned Systems’ (‘REPMUS’) exercise, which was held on the Troia Peninsular and in Sesimbra,

  • UK’s single synthetic environment could support C2, training, experimentation

    The UK is running a year-long experiment to develop a single synthetic environment (SSE) which, if successful, could speed up headquarters (HQ) command processes, support mission rehearsal, and provide a standard training environment. This is “a hugely ambitious programme, designed to test

  • US Army seeks new SIGINT solutions for high-altitude, low Earth orbit operations

    The US Army’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) is seeking next-generation high-altitude, low Earth orbiting sensor platforms for offensive and defensive operations. Specifically, army engineers want “advanced concepts and capabilities” for signals

  • Switzerland selects Thales SkyView to upgrade air surveillance system

    Armasuisse, the Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement, has selected the Thales SkyView system for the surveillance and protection of national airspace, the company and the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) have announced. Thales said in a 26 September press

  • Israel’s Camero networks sense-though-wall radars to mount on unmanned platforms

    Israel’s Camero is positioning its Xaver see-though-wall technology for networked use by unmanned systems, according to company officials. Ilan Abramovich, Camero (and sister company Meprolight) senior vice-president of sales and marketing for defence, said the company’s Xavernet, a

  • Netherlands acquires Ravenswood Solutions’ MARTE-O for experimentation

    Ravenswood Solutions has been awarded a contract by the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) for its modular augmented reality tracking equipment for observers (MARTE-O), the company announced in a press release on 21 August. Captain Ewout van Dort of the RNLA told Jane’s that the contract was part

  • Silvus Technologies demos future MANET capabilities

    Announcing the latest software-defined radio (SDR) in its family of Mobile Networked- Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MN-MIMO) solutions, Silvus Technologies demonstrated a range of emerging concepts of operations (CONOPS) to industry partners and end-users in September. Conducted from 6 to 7

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