HEADLINES

  • NATO NCI to team with Leonardo for cyber-guarding alliance summit in London

    A team composed of 200 digital security experts from the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency and Leonardo are to provide cyber defence support to NATO’s London summit in December. The NCI Agency on 13 February renewed a cyber defence contract with Leonardo to protect the NATO

  • Robotic and AI technologies sought for US Army demo

    The US Army is moving out with plans to develop and evaluate robotic and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that will help soldiers make decisions 10 times faster than they can today. In an early March solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service laid out a

  • US Marine Corps releases RFI for optical communication transmission system

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is seeking industry input to expand its line-of-sight (LOS) replacement communication system with an optical communication transmission system (OCTS). In a recent request for information (RFI) posed on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service said it has a

  • DARPA’s CAML seeks machines that can explain themselves

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is pursuing technologies that would enable autonomous systems to communicate their capabilities and experiences, with the aim of improving human trust in the systems. DARPA published a broad agency announcement (BAA) for the Competency-Aware

  • IAI unveils new anti-jammer for ground GNSS systems

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on 4 March unveiled a new version of its ADA system that prevents GNSS signals being jammed. ADA-O is designed for armoured vehicles and other larger land and sea platforms, a company representative said, adding that it can be integrated with ease to protect

  • US Army and Lockheed Martin partner to develop rapid prototyping methods

    The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Lockheed Martin have signed a five-year co-operative agreement to develop new prototyping methods using bioproduction and self-assembly to create the building blocks of novel materials that have applications for defence optical technology and protective

  • US Army National Guard buying FlexTrain instrumented live training system

    The US Army National Guard is buying two additional sets of Ravenswood Solutions’ FlexTrain instrumented live training system under a USD39.9 million contract that includes a five-year licence to use the Ravenswood ORION exercise control (EXCON) software. FlexTrain is a rapidly deployable,

  • Avalon 2019: Australia’s JORN enhancement proceeds on track

    A major 10-year upgrade to Australia’s Jindalee Over the Horizon Radar Network (JORN) is proceeding on schedule, and the first of the network’s three far-flung radar sites is due to be taken offline in 2022. The AUD1.2 billion (US806 million) upgrade under Project Air 2025 Phase 6,

  • DARPA seeks to equip small ground units with up-to-date counter-A2/AD capabilities

    In preparation for US ground troops operating in austere environments against larger forces equipped with the latest technologies, the Pentagon’s research and development organisation is moving on with a programme to equip small units with the capacity to combat foe’s Anti-Access/Area

  • Avalon 2019: Next Generation Jammer on track for US Navy IOC in 2022

    The US Navy (USN) will receive the initial Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Mid-Band pods in May for chamber testing, Captain Michael Orr, Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Programmes Office (PMA-234) programme manager in the US Naval Air Systems command, has disclosed. Speaking on 28

  • AFA Winter 2019: Collins Elbit Vision Systems plans new capabilities for F-35 helmet

    Key Points CEVS is looking to bring additional colour capabilities to its F-35 HMDS The company is targeting 2026 for this new configuration Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS) is planning to use microdisplay technology to bring additional colour capabilities to its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning

  • Denmark orders containerised military offices from Marshall

    The Danish armed forces have awarded Marshall Aerospace and Defence a contract to provide containerised office and storage systems, the latest in a series of such orders for the company. The contract was announced in late February and will see the Danish forces receiving standardised units fitted

  • EDA aims for Cyber Situation Awareness Package prototype in a year

    The European Defence Agency (EDA)’s Cyber Situation Awareness Package (CySAP) is expected to produce a functional prototype within the next year, the agency has told Jane’s . CySAP aims to develop a software-based solution integrated onto a platform with different interfaces, with the

  • USMC trials Lockheed Martin’s deployable internet protocol router

    An upgraded variant of Lockheed Martin’s Universal Communications Platform (UCP) Tactical Deployable Unit (TDU) has been evaluated by the US Marine Corps (USMC) in Norway’s Arctic Circle. In January, Marine Forces Europe and Africa (MARFOREUR/AF) became the first US Department of

  • Indian Air Forces seeks locally developed hyperspectral imaging system

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has commissioned the indigenous development of a hyperspectral imaging system for an estimated INR130 million (USD1.83 million) to monitor ‘suspicious movement’ under dense foliage domestically and along the country’s borders. Official sources told

  • OAS’s Inter-American Defense Board pushes for better regional cyber collaboration

    Cyber defence is a growing issue in Latin American and the Caribbean, and the Inter-American Defense Board is hosting a cyber defence conference in Bogota in May that officials believe can help drive better regional collaboration and education for the domain. The board currently works as an

  • Raytheon to compete in the US Army’s LTAMDS ‘sense-off’

    Raytheon announced that later this year it will be competing in the US Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) programme’s ‘sense-off’. It was the first to step forward for the event. Bob Kelly, Raytheon’s director for integrated air and missile

  • IDEX 2019: Harris launches Falcon Net Ecosystem communications network

    Harris Corporation launched its Falcon Net Ecosystem communications network solution at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2019 (IDEX 2019) in Abu Dhabi in February. Development of the Falcon Net Ecosystem began in early 2017 and builds on Harris’s experience providing

  • IDEX 2019: Systematic showcases C2 software for Fire Support

    Danish software company Systematic has developed a fire-support module for its Sitaware command-and-control (C2) software called Sitaware Fire Support, and showcased it at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE. SitaWare consists of three interoperable and scalable segments: Sitaware

  • Saudi Arabian company reveals GBDF shot-detection system

    Saudi Arabia’s Warning and Defence for Electronics Industries Co (WDEI) has developed a new shot-detection system – the Gun Blast Direction Finder (GBDF) – and displayed it at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu Dhabi in February. The GBDF is an acoustic system for detecting and

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