• IFAD delivers integrated JTAC trainer to Danish forces

    A newly developed combined F-16 aircraft simulator and Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) trainer was delivered to the Danish Fighter Wing Skrydstrup (FW SKP) by prime contractor IFAD in late December 2018. The complete training system consists of two F-16 simulators in the current Royal

  • Curtiss-Wright’s DTS1 NAS certified for use in national security systems

    Curtiss-Wright has received Common Criteria (CC) certification for the hardware and software disk encryption layers integrated in its Data Transport System (DTS1) Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. “Common Criteria certification provides assurance that the process of specification,

  • Thales seeks to expand Cyberlab beyond Belgium

    Thales has secured a range of military customers for its ‘Cyberlab’ in Tubize, Belgium, and now plans to roll the concept out to its subsidiaries in other countries, the company has told Jane’s . The Belgian Cyberlab was established in 2017, with three major functions in mind,

  • Curtiss-Wright and Elma Electronic partner to speed up development of computer boards

    Curtiss-Wright and Elma Electronic have enhanced a 3U OpenVPX Convergence Development Platform designed to support the activities begun under the C4ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) initiative. The system serves as a complete test environment to enable the integrated development of

  • Bagira wins Netherlands CBRN contract

    Bagira Systems and Van Halteren Defence have jointly been awarded a contract by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence for the simulator for its national chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) training centre at Bredero barracks in Vught. The contract, the value of which was not

  • NATO digital agency aims for cloud-based training and simulation

    NATO’s cyber communications agency plans to roll out in the next three years cloud-based training and simulation (T&S) capabilities with the power to digitally reconstitute entire live exercises, according to NATO officials. Part of a EUR3 billion (USD3.45 billion) upgrade to

  • Elbit Systems UK completes delivery of Joint Fires Mobile Trainer simulator to the British Army

    Elbit Systems UK has delivered a mobile close air support (CAS) and joint fires simulator to the British Army, the company announced on 24 January. The simulator was developed by Elbit Systems and QuantaDyn Corporation in response to a requirement to provide the 1st Artillery Brigade with a bespoke

  • Persistent Systems launches Wave Relay ecosystem

    Persistent Systems has teamed with a group of unmanned systems and sensor companies to develop capabilities to enable warfighters to pick and choose robotic solutions for specific missions. The Persistent Systems ecosystem is meant to support efforts such as the US Army’s Robotic and

  • Singapore acquires AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire target acquisition radars

    The US government has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD63 million firm, fixed-price contract in support of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procurement effort of six AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire target acquisition radars destined for Singapore, according to federal contracting documents reviewed by Jane's on 21

  • UPDATE: USN's Next Generation Jammer transitions into development

    Key Points The Next Generation Jammer is being developed by Raytheon to replace the EA-18G's legacy ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod NGJ Increment 1 addresses mid-band capabilities, with Increments 2 (low- band) and 3 (high-band) to follow The Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment 1 (Inc 1)

  • Aegis testing on Australia's first air warfare destroyer initiated

    Integration and testing of the Aegis combat system aboard Australia's first-of-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), Hobart , has begun, Lockheed Martin announced on 30 March. Lockheed Martin said the AWD test team, responsible for testing the combat system to ensure the equipment is properly

  • Russia reveals 3M-14T cruise missile range

    Key Points Russia has conducted its first operational deployment of the domestic 3M-14T system The apparent precision of Kalibr-NK/3M-14T missiles suggests the possibility of an alternative terminal guidance solution The launch of a salvo of some 26 cruise missiles from Russian Federation Navy's

  • Ukrainian requests for EW equipment go unanswered

    Ukrainian requests for more sophisticated electronic warfare (EW) equipment have gone unanswered despite its air losses rising, with the downing of two more Sukhoi Su-25s on 23 July, to 11 fixed-wing aircraft and eight helicopters since April, when these shootdowns began. "It is clear that

  • Update: Japan delays C-2 service entry after door issue in testing

    Japan is delaying the introduction into service of the Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft to investigate why a door broke during pressurisation testing in January. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 4 July that it had decided to postpone the introduction of the Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft

  • US Navy completes initial cockpit upgrades for C-130T Hercules

    The US Navy (USN) has received back into service its final Lockheed Martin C-130T Hercules transport aircraft to go through an initial cockpit upgrade programme, the service announced in September. The last of the 19 C-130Ts to be modernised with a 'glass' cockpit by BAE Systems was handed back to

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