• AUSA 2019: BAE Systems demos Intelligence Knowledge Environment for DCGS-A

    BAE Systems has developed the Intelligence Knowledge Environment (IKE) as its offering for the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Capability Drop 2 (CD-2) and showcased it at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting in Washington, DC, in October 2019. DCGS-A CD-2

  • AUSA 2019: US Army selects chief for new Enterprise Cloud Management Office

    US Army leaders have selected a senior US government official to lead the service’s new Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO), which will spearhead efforts to migrate army data applications and networks onto a cloud-computing architecture. The new appointee for ECMO director, designated

  • AUSA 2019: Iridium eyes new satellite transceiver for US Army blue-force tracking

    Iridium Communications is months away from finalising development of a new, small form factor satellite transceiver that will likely be the company’s offering for the US Army’s ongoing blue-force tracking upgrade initiative. The Iridium Certus 9770 small form factor satellite

  • AUSA 19: L3Harris reveals HalcyonLink interference cancellation solution

    L3Harris has developed a device designed to mitigate the effect of co-site interference between communications devices and electronic warfare (EW) equipment, and revealed it at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting in Washington, DC, in October. HalcyonLink restores

  • AUSA 2019: Army looks to AI-enabled systems for network defence

    The US Army’s specialised task force for artificial intelligence (AI) is exploring technological solutions to help combat commanders identify and mitigate cyberattacks on the service’s enterprise networks and its Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) faster and with more fidelity.

  • AUSA 2019: US Army eyes sensor technology tailored to machine-based ISR analysis

    The US Army Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force is exploring alternatives for emerging intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor technologies, geared toward collecting data for machine-based analysis instead of human analysis. Task force officials are seeking sensor technology

  • Elbit payload selected for Canada’s NOMAD active offboard decoy

    Rheinmetall Canada has selected Israel’s Elbit Systems to supply an offboard electronic countermeasures (ECM) payload for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) Naval Offboard Anti-missile Active Decoy (NOMAD) programme. Designed to address the requirements of the Naval Electronic

  • AUSA 2019: Army eyes low-earth orbit satellites to solve satcom latency, capacity challenges

    US Army officials are looking towards technological advances in near-earth, low-orbit satellite constellations to address satellite communications (satcom) issues concerning capacity and latency and their possible effect on future, large-scale operations. “I would say it’s probably both

  • AUSA 2019: L3Harris delivers new handheld combat radio to USSOCOM

    L3Harris has begun low-rate initial production (LRIP) deliveries of the AN/PRC-163 two-channel handheld combat radio to US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), with company officials anticipating deliveries of full production models to begin within months. “We have delivered a number of

  • AUSA 2019: General Micro Systems unveils new, tactical-level AI servers

    General Micro Systems is focusing its efforts on pushing artificial intelligence (AI) processing capabilities down to the tactical level, developing a family of AI-enhanced servers that are configured to withstand the rigors of combat. Known as “edge processing”, the need for AI-capable

  • AUSA 2019: Lockheed Martin shipping LRDR equipment to Alaska

    Lockheed Martin shipped the first antenna for the US Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) to Clear, Alaska, in August, Paul Lemmo, Lockheed Martin’s vice-president and general manager for Integrated Warfare Systems & Sensors, told reporters at

  • AUSA 2019: US Army soldiers getting new hot-weather uniform, new protective equipment

    The US Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO Soldier) is fielding a new hot-weather uniform and new soldier protective equipment meant to scale for varying threat levels. The Improved Hot-Weather Combat Uniform, designed for hot and tropical environments, “provides soldiers a

  • AUSA 2019: Booz Allen Hamilton debuts new Digital Soldier platform

    Booz Allen Hamilton is marketing its new Digital Soldier platform as an underlying open-architecture backbone designed to amalgamate and analyse data and then present it to soldiers as actionable or informative information. The architecture is meant to be “a new approach to the

  • AUSA 2019: 3M’s F70 helmet out for demonstrations

    Minnesota-based conglomerate 3M has sent its new lightweight, mid-level protection helmet to law enforcement and special forces around the world for demonstrations and human-factors testing, a company official told Jane’s ahead of the Association of the United States Army’s annual

  • AUSA 2019: Meggitt demos LOMAH shot scoring technology

    Meggitt Training Systems is demonstrating its location of miss and hit (LOMAH) capability to add to US Army and US Marine Corps (USMC) training ranges. In May, Meggitt was awarded a follow-on USD15 million contract via the Army Targetry Systems (ATS) III programme, and the company expects that an

  • Dassault Aviation releases images of second Rafale aircraft for Indian Air Force

    France’s Dassault Aviation has released images of the second of 36 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft New Delhi ordered in September 2016 for the Indian Air Force (IAF) for EUR7.9 billion (USD8.73 billion). The publication of the images, which show the aircraft (tail number RB 002) in flight,

  • Air Force research labs, BAE Systems team up on new semiconductor programme

    US Air Force systems engineers, in conjunction with BAE Systems, are teaming to develop next-generation, short-gate gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology that could prove critical to the service’s growing arsenal of radar, communications, and electronic warfare applications.

  • Poland orders Flexnet reconnaissance sensor systems

    Poland’s Armament Inspectorate announced on its website on 30 September that it had ordered 116 Flexnet reconnaissance sensor system (RSS) sets for PLN67 million (USD17 million) from Swedish company Exensor Technology. The systems are to be delivered in 2019–20 under a 2015 tender.

  • Squadron 2020 order marks first for Saab’s SLIM integrated sensor mast

    Saab has confirmed that the four new Pohjanmaa-class corvettes being procured by Finland under the Squadron 2020 corvette programme will be the first ships to receive the company’s SLIM [Saab Lightweight Integrated Mast] integrated sensor mast. Finland’s Defence Forces Logistics Command

  • Pentagon considering ‘No Trust’ architecture in future cyber security efforts

    The US Department of Defence must resolve itself to the notion that all its classified and unclassified networks have been compromised in some form or fashion if the US armed forces are to develop any viable cyber security strategy in the foreseeable future, according to a top Pentagon official.

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