• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • University of Delaware designs system that uses RF waves to find hidden objects

    A team of engineers at the University of Delaware has built and demonstrated a real-time mobile video camera that sees the environment through radio frequency (RF) waves as opposed to optical or infrared (IR) waves. In early demonstrations, the device has shown that using high-frequency waves

  • GPS III brings new capabilities to space-based navigation

    The US Air Force (USAF) plans to soon launch the first satellite of its next-generation Global Positioning System III (GPS III) position, navigation, and timing (PNT) constellation. The satellite was to be launched on 17 December from Florida’s Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, but

  • CESI completes development of OpSim decision support tool

    Cole Engineering Services Incorporated (CESI) has completed development of its course of action (CoA) analysis decision support tool called Operationally-Focused Simulation (OpSim) by integrating it with Systematic’s SitaWare Headquarters (HQ) command-and-control (C2) software. SitaWare HQ was

  • Raytheon completes FoXTEN testing, now awaits DCGS-A RFP

    The US Army is expected to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for its Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Capability Drop (CD)1 in early 2019, which is designed to upgrade the current DCGS-A system and make it easier to use. An RFP for CD2, which will focus on a server capability and

  • Raytheon demonstrates X-Net autonomous radio communications system

    Raytheon in August demonstrated its X-Net radio communications system, which autonomously and instantly selects the optimal radio frequency to provide continuous communications. Barbara Borgonovi, Raytheon vice president of integrated communications systems, told Jane’s on 10 December that

  • US Army seeks to protect medical devices from cyber threats

    The US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is growing its focus on cyber security, working to harden its increasingly networked devices against potential threats. The army recently noted how almost all new medical devices contain some type of computer technology and are often remotely or wirelessly

  • ESDC progresses on cyber training role

    The European Security and Defence College (ESDC) achieved initial operating capability (IOC) for its Cyber Education, Training, Exercise, and Evaluation (ETEE) platform, and has begun work on harmonising cyber training across European militaries. The ESDC was established under the European

  • Elbit Systems aims to advance DIRCM portfolio

    Israel’s Elbit Systems is seeing significant interest the Direct Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) market, as threats from man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS) proliferate, and is investing in research towards fibre laser, threat processing, lens, and other technologies. At the start of

  • Lockheed Martin readies its latest L-band radar for production

    Lockheed Martin has completed the final full-scale prototype of its TPY-X multimission ground-based radar system and is now preparing to begin production. TPY-X was developed as part of Lockheed Martin’s long-term vision of continuous support and service for its existing long-range

  • USMC begins the search for updated MADIS weapon systems

    In response to the US military’s increasing concern with adversary unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the US Marine Corps (USMC) is moving forward with its Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) initiative and soliciting industry’s help to rush near-term, counter-UAS into the field.

  • Curtiss-Wright introduces system to protect data on unmanned platforms

    Curtiss-Wright has developed a new network attached storage (NAS) system that incorporates Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information encryption to protect critical data-at-rest (DAR) on unmanned deployed platforms. “As the number of sensors on unmanned intelligence, surveillance, and

  • UK eyes new digital radios as Morpheus advances

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published a new request for information (RFI) seeking industry input on next-generation software-defined radios, kick-starting efforts to eventually replace legacy multi-mode radios (MMRs) as part of a wide-ranging Morpheus communications upgrade. The RFI was

  • US Army’s Synthetic Training Environment accelerates fielding schedule

    The US Army’s forthcoming Synthetic Training Environment (STE) is on the way to becoming a reality and some elements could begin initial operation by fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020), according to the army’s top STE official. In an update briefing at I/ITSEC 2018, Major General Maria Gervais,

  • India selects IAI/Elta Systems radar and EW suite for Tejas LCA Mk 1A

    India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a deal with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)/Elta Systems for 83 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars and an equal number of electronic warfare (EW) suites to be fitted onto the Mk 1A variant of the indigenously

  • Lockheed Martin shows off different realities at I/ITSEC

    Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions revealed some of its new research on integrating different forms of reality at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. The tactical ultra-wide augmented reality (TULWAR)

  • BAE Systems continues support for USN communications systems

    The US Navy (USN) has awarded BAE Systems two indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts for rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems for the US Naval Air Warfare

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