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  • Harris updates hC2 BMS

    Harris Corporation has introduced new command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) modules for its hC2 battlefield management system (BMS). The new capability will bring increased communications and situational awareness to commanders on the battlefield, Harris said in a

  • USMC rolls out BNVG II

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun fielding a new helmet-mounted sight that will help marines identify potential buried explosive devices, find hidden objects within foliated areas, and safely conduct tasks that require depth perception. The Corps began fielding the initial capability of the

  • MBDA unveils evolved Licorne VSHORAD C2 system

    MBDA has unveiled a new version of its Licorne lightweight very short range air defence (VSHORAD) command and control (C2) system, which includes an integrated anti-drone capability. First launched at Eurosatory 2016, the Licorne pocket C2 system is designed for use with systems such as

  • Slovakia to procure new 3D radar

    The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 15 June plans to procure 17 3D air defence radar systems for EUR155 million (USD179 million) on a government-to-government basis to accelerate the acquisition of the new systems and ensure maximum transparency. The announcement was made following

  • Indra unveils new Cyber Range for ‘personalised’ cyber defence training

    Spanish IT and systems group Indra has begun working on an adaptation of its cyber attack training platform that it claims will be the first to match up with the capability levels and concrete needs of an individual end user. Indra’s Minsait Cyber Range is claimed to be capable of generating

  • Indra announces new man-portable EW, signals intelligence system

    Indra has developed a new one-man portable electronic warfare (EW) system capable of tracking an adversary’s radar signals, and using the signals to detect its defence systems. The Spanish group said the device could be useful in rugged terrain, where it would be difficult for a normal

  • China’s CETC showcases acoustic gunfire detection device

    The Beijing-based CETC International has developed a tripod-mounted acoustic detection device, which it claims to be in production and in service. The device comprises a set of three acoustic sensors mounted horizontally that cover a 360° arc, with an additional detector mounted on top to

  • Mercury Systems expands embedded server system memory

    Mercury Systems has expanded its secure command, control and intelligence (C2I), and artificial intelligence (AI) processing solutions, providing more system memory than previous generations, the company said. Mercury’s pre-engineered processing building blocks are available as OpenVPX and

  • Rockwell Collins’ PRC-162(V)1 meets security needs for MUOS

    Rockwell Collins announced that its TruNet AN/PRC-162(V)1 manpack radio is the first tactical ground radio to meet the security requirements set by the US Navy (USN) for the final version of its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The PRC-162(V)1 a software defined, two-channel networked

  • UK shut out as EU pushes ahead with Galileo

    The United Kingdom has effectively been frozen out of the Galileo satellite navigation project after the European Union (EU) opted to proceed with the next stage of the effort ahead of any agreement that might allow British firms to compete for contracts. A vote on 13 June by the council of the

  • DARPA pursues VLF exploitation for PNT

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to conduct demonstrations that centre on the possibility of performing position, navigation, and timing (PNT) in GPS-denied or degraded environments using very low frequency (VLF) signals . Under the Spatial, Temporal, and

  • Eurosatory 2018: ThirdEye displays Meduza drone detector

    Israel’s ThirdEye Systems displayed its Meduza passive drone detection system for the first time at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition. Developed as a follow-on from the company’s Chimera optical detection system, the main focus of which is detecting human targets, the Meduza

  • BAE Systems pursues next-generation modelling software

    BAE Systems has been awarded a USD4.2 million Phase 1 contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop software that will enable military planners to investigate the causes of a conflict and assess potential approaches. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is

  • Japan launches another intelligence-gathering satellite

    Japan launched on 12 June an H-2A rocket carrying an intelligence-gathering satellite from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) launch site at the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, increasing the number to eight of such satellites the country has placed into

  • Eurosatory 2018: Skylock offers all-in-one anti-drone solution

    Skylock, part of Israel’s Avnon Group, was among the numerous companies offering anti-drone systems at this year’s Eurosatory exhibition. Skylock anti-drone systems have already been delivered to a number of clients, including in Israel, but Skylock’s presentation at Eurosatory

  • Eurosatory 2018: SMASH small arms fire control system makes its international debut

    The SMASH family of smalls arms fire control systems from Israel’s Smart Shooter Ltd made its international debut at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition in Paris. Conforming to MIL-STD 810 in a hardware package that can fit any standard weapon, the baseline SMASH 2000 system ensures a

  • Eurosatory 2018: Patria NEMO Container testing continues

    Finland’s Patria is continuing the testing of its NEMO Container solution, with sea trials expected to take place in September. A company official confirmed that the test firings of the NEMO Container system from a ship are expected to take place in Sweden in September, as part of a testing

  • India’s Il-38 MPA to receive newly developed COMINT system

    India’s Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) is seeking a vendor to perform “platform modification and installation” of the Sarvadhari communications intelligence (COMINT) system aboard the Indian navy’s IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). A document for the

  • Elettronica, Indra unveil work on EuroDIRQM

    Elettronica and Indra unveiled a collaborative development of a next-generation Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL)-based direct infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) system during AOC EW Europe 2018 in Lausanne. Indra and Elettronica co-developed and are now marketing the system, called EuroDIRQM (the

  • Systematic updates SitaWare C2 software suite

    Danish software house Systematic has introduced several new features and evolutionary improvements for the latest iterations of its SitaWare of command and control (C2) software suite. SitaWare comprises three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in

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