• AESA technology could migrate to electronic warfare equipment

    Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology, typically associated with radar systems, is being explored to aid electronic warfare (EW) equipment. AESAs use multitudes of transmit/receive (TR) modules on their surface. In the radar domain, each of these modules acts as its own miniature

  • IAI Elta announces multi-sensor air defence system

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta Systems unveiled on 12 June a new version of its EL/M-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) that has been developed to counter emerging threats. Called the Multi-Sensor MMR (MS-MMR), the new system includes an additional radar and passive sensors to enable

  • NATO eyes energy-efficient camps via data collection, monitoring

    After six years of trial-and-error experimentation, NATO logistics experts say they are close to a breakthrough in achieving more efficient interoperable energy production and consumption for multination camp operations. Combining new at-source kits for energy monitoring and data collection with

  • Cubic Mission Solutions awarded contract to develop SFF radio prototype for USAF

    Cubic Mission Solutions has been awarded a delivery order from the US Air Force (USAF) to develop and demonstrate a Small Form Factor (SFF) Radio prototype for the Data Link Enterprise (DLE), the company announced on 10 June in a press release. The system comprises one air and one ground component

  • Northrop Grumman wins contract to provide USMC full-rate production G/ATOR radar systems

    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a USD958 million contract by the US Marines Corps (USMC) for full-rate production of the gallium nitride-based (GaN) AN/TPS-80 ground/air task-oriented radar (G/ATOR) systems, the company announced on 10 June. According to Northrop Grumman, the system is intended

  • Elbit Systems wins contract to supply E-LynX radios to the German Army

    The German Federal Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a subsidiary of Elbit Systems a contract to supply E-LynX PNR 1000 soldier personal radios in handheld and vehicular configurations to the German Army, the company announced in a press release on 4 June. The system, which was developed for

  • Russia to launch two upgraded Meridian-M military communications satellites in 2019

    Russia plans to launch two upgraded Meridian-M military communications satellites this year, Russian Defence minister Sergei Shoigu announced on 31 May at a Ministry of Defence (MoD) board meeting. The satellite is expected to be taken into orbit on a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket from the Plesetsk

  • Brazilian marines close to fully implementing new C4ISR system

    The Brazilian Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais) is implementing its ambitious C4ISR system, the SIC2CFN (Sistema Integrado de Comando e Controle para o CFN), which was purchased from Elbit Systems via a USD40 million contract on 31 March 2017. The Marines Material Command is responsible for

  • Controp and RT help IDF protecting Israel border

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has been using an observation balloon manufactured by RT combined with Controp Precision Technologies’s aerial gyro-stabilized electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera payloads for high-resolution image-based intelligence gathering and automated tracking of

  • FireEye aims ATOMICITY model at cyber intelligence analysis

    FireEye is using algorithms to group together and analyse intelligence relating to cyber attackers, including states and state-backed groups attempting espionage against armed forces and defence companies. The company said its ATOMICITY model uses a document-clustering approach, grouping together

  • Thales, Atos join forces to develop advanced Link 22 functionalities for TopLink tactical datalink processor

    Thales has reached an agreement with Atos to develop advanced Link 22 functionalities for the TopLink tactical datalink processor, the company announced on 24 May. The new partnership will see the two companies further the development of advanced Link 22 functionalities for Thales’s TopLink

  • Get SAT wins a contract to supply broadband battlefield Manpack

    Get SAT in August 2018 secured a contract from an undisclosed armed force to supply mil-standard micronised tactical high-bandwidth broadband communications battlefield Manpacks, the company announced in a press release on 3 June. The project, which is based on Get SAT’s Nano SAT-H Ka-band

  • UK MoD seeks more information on communications for Project MORPHEUS

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a new request for information (RFI) as it develops its policy for procuring the communications element of Project MORPHEUS, which is the part of the UK’s Land Environment Tactical Communications and Information System (LE TacCIS) Programme aimed at

  • Thales’ Gecko system to combat pirates in the Caribbean

    The Jamaica Defence Force is to acquire a Thales Gecko electro-optical tracking sensor system as part of a wider national programme to counter sea pirates, the company announced on 30 May. The system will be used in conjunction with the Coast Watcher 100 radar, which is also being supplied by

  • Leonardo DRS wins contract to provide Global SATCOM for USSOCOM

    Leonardo DRS has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement contract to provide worldwide satellite communications and support to the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The contract, awarded by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, has a potential value of up to USD977

  • Belarus reveals enhanced ‘Backfire’ EO package

    Minsk-based Peleng has developed a new electro-optical (EO) sensor package as part of a wider upgrade programme for the Russian Air Force’s Tu-22M3 ‘Backfire’ strategic bombers. The new system, designated ST-22-1, can be used as a bombardment sight over land and sea, automatically

  • GDMS and Cubic Mission Solutions integrate products to deliver encrypted communications

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has outlined its plans to integrate its TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) encryptor with Cubic Mission Solutions’ DTECH M3X network module stack, the company announced on 22 May in a press release. The TACLANE-Nano will enable the DTECH M3X network module to have

  • Israel's Elbit Systems to supply tactical radio systems to Indian Army

    The Indian Army (IA) has awarded a USD127 million contract to Israel’s Elbit Systems to supply about 5,000 tactical radio systems for a number of the service’s main battle tanks (MBTs) and infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) at the battalion and company levels. “These multiband combat

  • MASA SWORD simulation software gains new capabilities

    MASA Group showcased new functions for its surveillance and warning, obstacle ranging, and display (SWORD) command and staff training constructive simulation at the 2019 International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), which was held in Stockholm from 14 to 16 May. Brigadier General (retd)

  • QuantaDyn updates QFires PT-100 JTAC system

    QuantaDyn has upgraded its QFires PT-100 portable Joint Target Attack Controller (JTAC) system and showcased it at the 2019 International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), which was held in Stockholm from 14 to 16 May. Originally launched in 2016 as the Z-Box and subsequently rebranded as

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