• 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

  • Elbit Systems unveils new MCTR-7200 radios

    Elbit Systems will unveil multiple new radio configurations to its E-Lynx family of tactical communications systems at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris, France on 11 June, company officials have disclosed to Jane’s . According to Oren Sabag, Vice President Communication Systems at Elbit Systems' Land

  • Raytheon and Australia DST agree to pursue advanced EW systems

    The Australian Department of Defence and Raytheon have signed an interactive project agreement (IPA) to create advanced electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. The intent is to create an incubator for advanced systems that will enable Raytheon and the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group to

  • GNSS to receive Orolia atomic clocks

    Orolia has been awarded contracts totalling USD30.6 million to provide atomic clocks for the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Under these contracts, Orolia will supply its Spectratime Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standard and its passive hydrogen maser physics package for an

  • Portugal finalises advanced air-defence C2 system

    The Portuguese Army recently completed building its SICCA3 (Sistema Integrado de Comando e Controlo para a ArtilhariaAntiaérea) air-defence integrated command-and-control (C2) system that is intended to improve Portugal’s National Air Defense System. The modular, transportable, and

  • DARPA pursues smart RF radios

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking ways to exploit autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve spectrum management and address the growing appetite for radio frequency (RF) communication in the military and civil domains. Paul Tilghman, microsystems

  • Lincad to supply batteries for Japanese HALO systems

    UK-based company Lincad has been awarded a contract by the Japanese Sojitz Aerospace Corporation for the supply of batteries for the Hostile Artillery Locator (HALO) systems operated by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). The company said it will provide 24 V, 80 Ah batteries based on its

  • Raytheon to provide digital radar warning receivers to Japan

    Raytheon has been awarded a USD90 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to supply an undisclosed number of AN/ALR-69A digital radar warning receiver systems to Japan, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 29 May. The Foreign Military

  • DARPA’s cyber situational awareness tool to play a key role in army’s DCO

    In mid-2018 the US Army is expected to approve a Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Mission Planning requirement to provide new tools to defend army networks, systems, and data. The DCO Mission Planning requirement provides capabilities for DCO mission command and planning at all levels, an army

  • Israel’s Epsilor to supply battery chargers for Canada’s Integrated Soldier System

    Epsilor, an Israeli battery and charger manufacturer, has been chosen by the Canadian Armed Forces to supply a battery charging solution for Canada’s Integrated Soldier System (ISS) programme. The USD3 million contract will see Epsilor develop and deliver 400 multi-channel chargers, spares,

  • Chinese missiles to be fitted with jamming-resistant antenna

    China has developed an antenna for receiving Beidou navigation signals that is resistant to jamming and will be fitted to some of its missiles later this year, according to a report published in the state-owned Global Times newspaper. The 24 May report is based on remarks made by Jin Zhongshu, the

  • Czech Army showcases MKEB II mobile EW system

    The Czech Army took the opportunity at the IDEB 2018 exhibition in Bratislava to showcase the latest iteration of its MKEB (Mobilni komplet elektronického boje) mobile electronic warfare (EW) suite. The second-generation MKEB, known as MKEB II, was demonstrated by personnel from the 532

  • US warfighters begin receiving upgraded JTAGS system

    The US Army and Northrop Grumman have deployed the first improved Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) that modifies its in-theatre missile warning capability. Northrop Grumman announced on 22 May it had modified the JTAGS shelter and is providing more displays to improve battlespace awareness for

  • RAF assumes control for UK’s military space activities

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has been given responsibility for the country’s military space activities as part of a wider Defence Space Strategy to be revealed in the coming weeks. The RAF’s Air Command has taken on responsibility for command and control (C2) of all UK military space

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