• I/ITSEC 2019: Doron Precision Systems reveals JLTV trainer

    Doron Precision Systems has developed a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) driver training simulator and revealed it at the 2019 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in December. Michael Stricek, Doron senior vice-president, told Jane’s

  • DSEI Japan 2019: Excelitas Technologies showcases Merlin-LR 2 weapon-mounted night sight

    Excelitas Technologies showcased the newest addition to its Merlin family of weapon-mounted night sights at the 18-20 November DSEI Japan 2019 defence exhibition in Chiba. Called Merlin-LR 2, the new sight is described by the company as an image-intensifying weapon sight designed to be compatible

  • DSEI Japan 2019: Mitsubishi Electric‘s JTPS-P80 coastal surveillance radar enters service with JGSDF

    The Mitsubishi Electric JTPS-P80 coastal surveillance radar has entered service with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). A JGSDF official told Jane’s at 18-20 November DSEI Japan 2019 exhibition in Chiba that the radar, which can also be mounted on a truck, was commissioned by the

  • DSEI Japan 2019: Rafael unveils new mobile fire detection and location system

    Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveiled a new vehicle-mounted passive electro-optical hostile fire detection and location system at the 18-20 November DSEI Japan 2019 exhibition held in Chiba. Called Land Spotter, the system, which can be installed on any tracked or wheeled vehicle,

  • Australia orders vehicle-mounted, active phased-array radars for NASAMS air-defence system

    Australia’s Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded an AUD137 million (USD93 million) contract to local company CEA Technologies for the supply of vehicle-mounted, active phased-array tactical radars for the country’s future short-range, ground-based air-defence (GBAD) system. Defence

  • Slon wind tunnel test model revealed

    Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) announced on 5 November that it had completed the manufacture of an aerodynamic model of its proposed heavy-lift transport aircraft known as “Slon” (Elephant). The model, made of aluminium alloys and steel, will be used in wind

  • US Army to trial TITAN in 2020 to counter A2/AD

    The US Army is to trial elements of its Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) during the ‘Defender-Europe 20’ exercise in April–May 2020 to provide actionable intelligence for its long-range fires in anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) environments, according to a news

  • 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

  • Rafael’s Trophy APS delivered to US Army for Abrams integration

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has delivered its first Trophy Active Protection Systems (APSs) to the US Army for integration on the M1 Abrams main battle tank. In mid-October the company announced that its first Trophy APSs had been delivered to the service as part of plans to outfit four

  • Collins Aerospace showcases US Army’s new MAPS Gen II solution

    Collins Aerospace revealed details of its system selected by the US Army for the service’s next-generation Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) System (MAPS) for manned ground vehicles. The system was showcased at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual

  • AUSA 2019: Raytheon wins US Army’s LTAMDS prototyping contract

    There was a question looming in the air during this year’s Association of the US Army 2019 (AUSA 2019) annual conference: which company would win the coveted contract to replace the Patriot air and missile defence radar? Just hours after the show ended, Raytheon announced that it had beat two

  • 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: CAE reveals MBT engine maintenance trainer availability

    CAE announced at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting in Washington, DC, in October that it was ready to deliver the first Abrams M1A2 main battle tank (MBT) engine maintenance trainer to the Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence at the US Army’s Armor School at Fort

  • AUSA 2019: NIWC finishes JLTV communications integration a year ahead of schedule

    The US Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) has completed its communications equipment integration work on the US Marine Corps (USMC) Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) nearly a year ahead of schedule, US Navy (USN) officials confirmed on 15 October. To make it possible for the early Initial

  • AUSA 2019: US Army awards infrared weapon sights to Leonardo DRS

    The US Army awarded Leonardo DRS a USD89 million contract to produce advanced infrared weapon sights, the company confirmed on 15 October. The follow-on delivery order is part of an existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to supply soldiers with the Family of Weapon

  • AUSA 2019: US Army looks to ‘componentise’ Israel’s Iron Dome for on-the-move defence

    The US Army is purchasing two Iron Dome air-defence batteries from Israel and will evaluate the systems to see if it can ‘componetise’ any of the elements for a more permanent programme, according to Brigadier General Brian Gibson, head of the army’s Air and Missile Defense Cross

  • 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

  • Ricardo delivers drives to keep CVR(T) in UK service

    The British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) has received the first four replacement final drives for the United Kingdom’s Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CVR[T]) family from Ricardo Performance Products, the company announced in a press release on 8 October. The contract, issued

  • 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: Collins Aerospace on track for 400 Abrams M1A2 electric generator deliveries by 2021

    Key Points Collins Aerospace expects to deliver more than 400 electric generators for the Abrams M1A2 by 2021 This electric generator delivers 50% more onboard power than the vehicle’s legacy system Collins Aerospace expects to deliver more than 400 Abrams M1A2 battle tank electric

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