• Farnborough 2018: FLIR Systems displays refreshed UltraForce series turrets

    FLIR Systems revealed a technology refresh for the UltraForce 275 and UltraForce 350 multi-sensor gimbal turrets at Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The low size weight and power (SWAP) systems developed for integration on small lightweight manned and unmanned airborne platforms now enable

  • Safran reveals Geonyx inertial navigation system for assured PNT

    Safran has developed a new family of inertial navigation and pointing systems for land vehicles, called Geonyx, which was launched at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris. Geonyx provides alternative assured position, navigation, and timing (APNT) if global navigational satellite systems (GNSS)

  • Russia develops PPNK thermal sight

    Russia’s Krasnogorsky Zavod Joint Stock Company (JSC) has completed development of its privately funded PPNK commander’s stabilised thermal panoramic surveillance sighting system for the export market. The PPNK sighting system can be installed on existing T-72 type main battle tanks

  • Russia completes delivery of first S-400 regimental set to China

    Russia has completed delivery of the first regimental set of the Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to China, according to a 10 May report by the TASS news agency. Following the announcement in early April of the arrival in China of two vessels carrying

  • Poland closes in on Rosomak BMS development

    The Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND) has disclosed details to Jane’s regarding the future of its Rosomak Battle Management System (BMS) programme, which is an effort aimed at enhancing the command and control (C2) capabilities of the Polish Land Forces’ 8x8 KTO Rosomak armoured

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  • China closing the satellite imagery capability gap

    A Chinese Earth-observation satellite launched on 31 July from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre may be capable of achieving ground-image resolution of 10 cm or less. If confirmed, this would give China a satellite-imaging capability second only to the United States and possibly comparable to the
  • USN awards cruiser USS Cowpens modernisation contract

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company a USD147.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to overhaul and upgrade the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) on 14 August. This long-term availability will include a
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