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  • Dynetics to build 100 kW laser for US Army

    The US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command has selected a Dynetics-led team to develop an experimental 100 kW laser weapon system for its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). On 15 May, the company announced that it had beat out Raytheon to receive a USD130 million contract for the

  • SwRI develops GPS cyber security testing technique

    Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed a US federal regulation-compliant tool to test for cyber vulnerabilities in automated vehicles and other systems that rely on GPS receivers for positioning, navigation, and timing. “Before we started this project we had the ability to create

  • IDEF 2019: Pulat APS displayed on M60 main battle tank

    To meet a Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) urgent operational requirement, Aselsan has developed the Pulat hard-kill active protection system (APS) that leverages technology from the Zaslon – Light (Zaslon-L) APS developed in Ukraine. Pulat APS is to be installed on TLFC M60TM main battle

  • IDEF 2019: UltraLYNX aims to provide power, data management to dismounts

    UK-based Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems (PCS) presented its UltraLYNX smart hub, designed to manage advanced mission systems for dismounted infantry, at the IDEF 2019 exhibition held in Istanbul. UltraLYNX is meant to provide a dismounted soldier with a smart hub that can be used to

  • US Army receives first production-representative IBCS engagement ops centre

    Northrop Grumman has delivered the first production-representative engagement operations centre (EOC) for the Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) to the US Army, the company announced on 1 May. IBCS is an integrated air- and missile-defence command-and-control

  • Persistent Systems updates Rugged Display

    Persistent Systems took the opportunity during the 2019 Xponential exhibition held in Chicago from 30 April to 2 May to highlight the enhancements made to its Rugged Display handheld control unit, which can be used for various applications including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and unmanned

  • IDEF 2019: Menatek reveals new Sur armouring solution

    Turkey’s Menatek has developed a new Sur armour designed to provide advanced ballistic protection to armoured vehicles, and it unveiled the system at the International Defence Industry Fair 2019 (IDEF 2019) exhibition. At the event, Menatek presented three armour samples, which it said had

  • Argentina’s INVAP develops new radars

    Argentine company INVAP is developing two new families of radars for which it expects to have prototypes tested before the end of 2020. The first of these is the RVT series of three portable radars for land and coastal surveillance, which have been designed for use mainly by infantry units but also

  • India restarts work on coastal radars in Maldives

    India has resumed the installation of coastal surveillance radar stations across the Maldives to enhance the Indian Navy’s (IN’s) maritime domain awareness (MDA) in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Official sources in New Delhi said India had restarted work on Phase II of the INR6 billion

  • Russia to develop CTAS for combat vehicles

    The Russian defence industry has begun working on a cased telescoped armament system (CTAS) for light- and medium-armoured combat vehicles, a domestic defence industry source has told Jane’s . “Rostec design bureau, TsNIITochMash, has already launched a programme to develop a CTAS. The

  • Belarus unveils Groza-P2 mobile counter UAV system

    Belarus-based defence industrial group KB Radar has announced the development of the Groza-P2 mobile counter unmanned aerial vehicles (C-UAVs) jammer. The system, which will be showcased at the defence technology expo MILEX 2019 in Minsk in May, is a portable rifle-style jammer designed to prevent

  • US Army solicits industry help with APS tracking and fire control sensor

    As the US Army moves forward with its multipronged approach for fielding active protection systems (APSs) on its fleet of ground combat vehicles, it is now seeking industry proposals for a tracking and fire control sensor that can operate with a hard-kill countermeasure system. In a recent

  • Ukraine develops new command vehicle

    Ukrainian state-owned defence industrial holding group Ukroboronprom announced on 15 April that its Kiev Armoured Plant subsidiary has completed the development of new command vehicle BTR-3KS. The vehicle features an automated battle management system that provides operators with automated

  • Iceni Labs offering militaries a handheld radar to detect breathing rates

    At a time when military forces are preparing for an era of urban combat, Iceni Labs is touting a new handheld radar designed to help troops detect the movement, position, and breathing rates of people behind walls and doors. The company announced earlier this month that it had secured a GBP248,400

  • RoKAF begins deploying locally developed precision approach radar

    The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) has deployed a new, locally developed phased-array radar designed to help aircraft land safely in adverse conditions, including bad weather or when dealing with faulty instrumentation. The Precision Approach Radar (PAR), which was successfully developed in

  • Jamaica orders Thales’s coastal surveillance system

    The Jamaican Government has ordered several Thales’s Coast Watcher 100 coastal surveillance systems to strengthen its capabilities. Under the USD30 million contract, the company will supply the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) with a turnkey system built around several Coast Watcher 100 radars,

  • US Army awards CACI sensor systems acquisition services task contract

    US information services group CACI has secured a five-year USD71 million task order to provide support to the US Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO). Under the contract, CACI will provide sensor systems acquisition services, such as engineering, quality assurance, logistics, testing, and

  • Airbus aims to boost SOF readiness with virtual sandbox

    Airbus Defence and Space used the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) exhibition in Camp de Souge on 2–4 April to launch the Holographic Tactical Sandbox (HTS). The HTS employs augmented reality (AR) headsets and geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) mapping data to

  • As China claims terahertz radar advances, experts see potential, pitfalls

    In March, China renewed claims regarding its development of powerful new ‘terahertz’ radar technology for ground-based air defence. Although the claims could not be substantiated, some experts believe the technology is feasible, albeit more so for smaller force protection applications.

  • NVLS launches QuadEye panoramic NVGs

    Night Vision Lasers Spain (NVLS)used the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) to launch its QuadEye panoramic night-vision goggles (NVGs), designed to enhance the situational awareness of special operations forces (SOF) during low- and zero-light operations. Comprising a series of four separate

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