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  • GD and Intelligent RF Solutions offering signal classification software

    General Dynamics (GD) and Intelligent RF Solutions (iRF) have teamed to offer the latter’s SignalEye software solution for improved radio frequency (RF) spectrum situational awareness. SignalEye uses machine learning technology to automate the classification of spectrum signals to provide

  • MASA’s SWORD 6.12 training system integrates new CBRN module

    MASA Group launched the latest version of its SWORD (surveillance and warning, obstacle ranging, and display) constructive simulation for command and staff training at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. The latest release,

  • Tactical engagement simulation technology proliferates as demand grows

    Numerous developments in tactical engagement simulation (TES) systems, and growing demand for TES solutions, were showcased at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. Saab apps Saab has added a new application to its

  • Report: SOF should focus on commercial, OSINT for big data analytics

    US Special Operations Forces (SOF) must enhance its exploitation of big data by capitalising on commercial technologies and open source intelligence (OSINT), a report published by the US Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) has warned. JSOU’s ‘Exploitation of Big Data for

  • Russia’s Penicillin artillery reconnaissance system completes state trials

    State trials of the 1B75 Penicillin artillery reconnaissance system have been completed and delivery of the first two units is scheduled for 2020, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported on 2 December. Penicillin is designed to detect enemy artillery by using acoustic signals and thermal

  • US Air Force studying North Warning System improvements

    Key Points The USAF is studying potential improvements to the North Warning System of radars The region is changing environmentally and the service is studying how it can adapt The US Air Force (USAF) is studying potential improvements for the North Warning System (NWS) of 47 radars, jointly

  • Meggitt Training Systems reveals ‘tetherless’ system for indoor weapon training

    Meggitt Training Systems has developed a new tetherless system for indoor weapon training simulators that enables the use of existing personal weapons, it was revealed at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, in November. The

  • Belgium goes Dutch for Squire radars

    Belgian Defence Minister Sander Loones signed an agreement with his Dutch counterpart, Ank Bijleveld, on 28 November for the Netherlands to transfer nine Squire battlefield surveillance radars for the Bataljon Jagers te Paard ISTAR battalion in Heverlee, east of Brussels, the two countries'

  • US Army seeks technical support services for OSRVT

    The US Army has issued a request for information (RFI) for a two-year follow-on requirement for the One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) system to the existing fiscal year 2018 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) requirement. OSRVT, which the army began fielding in October 2014, is a remote

  • Logos Technologies conducts first Redkite sensor test for European officials

    Logos Technologies, in partnership with AEC Air Support BV, demonstrated its Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor during test flights at Bosschenhoofd airfield in the Netherlands. The demonstrations were the first time any European government officials had seen the lightweight WAMI system

  • Elbit announces new front-line target acquisition system

    Israel’s Elbit Systems has unveiled a new man-portable fire-support system designed to enable targets to be passively acquired by front-line soldiers. The Israeli company announced on 29 November that the HattoriX system is already operational with an undisclosed client and

  • Quantadyn unveils new head-mounted display JTAC trainer

    Quantadyn showcased its new QFires mixed reality joint fires trainer (MRJ) at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. Leveraging Quantadyn’s existing accredited software and technology in the Joint Terminal Control

  • Lockheed Martin leverages 3D printing, manufacturing processes to reduce F-35 simulator price

    Key Points Lockheed Martin used additive manufacturing and manufacturing process advances to reduce its F-35 simulator price The unit price was lowered by USD3 million, a 25% reduction since the company started producing simulators seven years ago Lockheed Martin has leveraged additive

  • Remote GeoSystems adds capability to LineVision Desktop software

    Remote GeoSystems has upgraded its LineVision Desktop software suite to support map-based playback of Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) – Full Motion Video (FMV)-compliant videos. The upgraded software suite is designed to enable display of the current video frame’s location outline

  • South Korea to procure additional ‘Green Pine’ radars

    South Korea will procure additional Elta Systems EL/M-2080 ‘Green Pine’ early-warning radar systems to enhance surveillance capability, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 27 November. DAPA said in a statement that the acquisition –

  • DARPA to apply machine learning to improve knowledge of RF spectrum

    BAE Systems has been awarded a USD9.2 million contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to develop new, data-driven machine-learning algorithms that will be used to provide situational awareness of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. The goal of DARPA’s Radio

  • General Dynamics expands its family of TACLANE encryptors

    General Dynamics has added a new mobile encryptor capability to its family of TACLANE Type 1 encryptors, to meet the size, weight, and power (SWaP) needs of dismounted forces and unmanned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations. The TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) measures 3 cm high

  • Rockwell Collins grows its SecureOne family of network security systems

    Rockwell Collins has developed a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution that enables secure data transfer and helps to meet cybersecurity requirements in military training environments. The SecureOne User-defined Cross Domain Guard supports live, virtual, constructive training and other scenarios

  • UTC develops new SWIR camera for ONR

    United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has delivered four high-resolution shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras to the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). These will be part of a unique payload for the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial system (UAS). UTC’s indium gallium arsenide

  • Kontron offering VX305C-40 Gb computers with 40 Gb Ethernet data plane

    Kontron will begin first customer shipments of a new 3U (rack unit) VPX single-board computer by the end of November. The VX305C-40 Gb integrates the 12-core version of the Intel Xeon®-D processor architecture and represents a significant jump in performance as Kontron transitions from a PCIe

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