HEADLINES

  • South Korea deploys indigenously developed coastal radar

    South Korea has operationalised the first example of an indigenously developed coastal surveillance radar, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 30 October. The system, which has been referred to by DAPA as the Maritime Surveillance Radar-II, was

  • US Navy, Northrop Grumman system consolidates multi-antenna missions into single antenna

    US Navy (USN) researchers, in conjunction with engineers at Northrop Grumman, have cleared a milestone in performing multi-antenna radio operations from a single antenna system, company officials said Monday. Officials from the US Naval Research Laboratory’s Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare

  • US approves upgrade for Japanese Eagles

    The United States has authorised an upgrade to Japan’s fleet of Mitsubishi-Boeing F-15J Eagle fighter aircraft, with the State Department announcing its decision on 29 October. As noted by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the approval covers upgrades to 98 of the Japan Air

  • Bangladesh Air Force orders Leonardo’s Kronos Land radar

    Italian company Leonardo announced on 29 October that it has signed a contract for the supply of an undisclosed number of Kronos Land 3D radar systems to the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) to provide air surveillance. Leonardo, which announced the contract during the 28–30 October Bahrain

  • Leonardo DRS begins MFoCS II deliveries to US Army

    Leonardo DRS has completed deliveries of its Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) version I to the US Army and started shipping MFoCS II in September 2019, Bill Guyan, DRS Land Electronics senior vice-president and general manager, told Jane’s . MFoCS provides the vehicle computing and

  • US Army’s CPCE meets with command approval

    The US Army has partially fielded its Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE), and senior commanders have so far reported favourably on the new system. CPCE is one of the elements of the US Army’s common operating environment (COE). Its aim is to reduce numerous command-and-control (C2)

  • Collins Aerospace completes US Navy Tactical Combat Training Systems Increment II CDR

    Key Points Collins Aerospace recently completed its critical design review (CDR) for the Tactical Combat Training Systems Increment II programme CDR ensures a system can proceed into fabrication and test and can meet stated performance requirements within cost, schedule, and risk Collins

  • Thales launches ‘Javelin’ software-defined radio

    Thales Defense & Security, Inc (DSI) has launched the latest member in its family of software-defined radios (SDRs) to support requirements such as the US Army’s Network Cross Functional Team’s Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) and its Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS).

  • US Army details CPI2 programme, Elbit Systems of America reveals Rhino

    As part of its network modernisation programme, the US Army is addressing the physical configuration of its command posts (CP) with the joint government/commercial command post integrated infrastructure (CPI2) programme. At the Association of the United States Army 2019 (AUSA 2019) annual

  • Raytheon reveals new Cyber Anomaly Detection System

    Raytheon has developed a Cyber Anomaly Detection System (CADS) that can detect the presence of a cyber threat to a platform and warn the user.. The system, which was showcased at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting in Washington in October, sits on the MIL-STD-1533 or

  • Russia’s Ka-52M combat helicopter to receive AESA radar

    Russia’s new Ka-52M combat helicopter will receive new targeting sensors instead of upgraded versions of present systems. The new V006 Rezets (Cutter) active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar is being developed by the St Petersburg-based Zaslon company for the modernised helicopter.

  • 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

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