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  • AFA 2018: Northrop Grumman rolls out new open, modular ISR system

    Northrop Grumman’s newest air-to-ground surveillance radar, known as Vanguard, is designed around a single small panel that makes the system modular, scalable, and repairable on the flight line. The approach has enabled Northrop Grumman to have wide-band capability on a tile, Curtis Pearson,

  • France launches Scorpion studies

    The Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, announced on 11 September that it had launched studies to prepare three new capabilities of the Scorpion programme. The studies are on the integration of unmanned ground and aerial vehicles into the

  • Poland’s PGZ unveils Rosomak Battle Management System

    A Polish state-run company has unveiled a technology demonstrator (TD) designed to satisfy the Polish Land Forces’ Rosomak Battle Management System (BMS) requirement for the Rosomak armoured personnel carrier (APC). The system was unveiled at the MSPO exhibition in Kielce, Poland. Unveiled by

  • First Poprad air defence systems delivered

    On 31 August, the first seven SPZR Poprad self-propelled very short-range air defence systems were handed over to the 8th Air Defence Regiment in Koszalin. Manufactured by PIT-Radwar, the system consists of a turret with a stabilised electro-optical (EO) target acquisition system with

  • Russia’s new Spectrum EW system enters service

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 28 August that a new electronic warfare (EW) system, designated Spectrum, has entered service with an inaugural exercise in the Urals. The complex is based on an AMN-233114 Tigr-M 4×4 vehicle, which has fitted to its roof an array of mission

  • Army 2018: Russia unveils Sosna SHORAD system production version

    Russia for the first time publicly unveiled a serial production example of the Sosna short-range air-defence (SHORAD) system mounted on the MTLB chassis at the Army 2018 exhibition being held in Kubinka, near Moscow, on 21-26 August. The Sosna is a point defence turret developed by Nudelmann Design

  • Army 2018: TsNIITochMash details exoskeleton development

    The TsNIITochMash design bureau, a Rostec subsidiary, unveiled its new exoskeleton during the Army 2018 show held near Moscow on 21–26 August, saying it has been tested in a combat environment. The exoskeleton is made of lightweight carbon fibre and has a weight varying between 4 and 8 kg,

  • Lithuania acquires Sitaware Frontline for Boxer IFVs

    Systematic’s Sitaware Frontline command-and-control (C2) software is to be integrated onto the Lithuanian Land Force’s future armoured combat vehicles, the company announced on 8 August. Sitaware Frontline will be installed aboard the Land Force’s 8x8 Boxer infantry fighting

  • KMW expands Dingo protected vehicle family

    Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has updated its Dingo family of protected vehicles with the 6x6 Dingo 2 Heavy Duty (HD) platform. The original Dingo is a 4x4 vehicle based on the Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG chassis. More than 1,000 vehicles have been manufactured for the home and export markets with customers

  • 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

  • Systematic to supply Danish artillery system fire-support capability

    Danish software house Systematic has been awarded a contract by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver a new fire-support capability for the Danish Army’s latest artillery systems. The contract value was not released. The new function builds on the Fire

  • Navantia unveils VVT land surveillance vehicle

    Navantia is developing a new version of its land-based multi-sensor surveillance system called the Vehículo de Vigilancia Terrestre (VVT-Land Surveillance Vehicle) for the intelligence units of the Spanish Army and showcased a prototype at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris. The company

  • 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

  • UTC Aerospace readies AN/VVR-4 laser warning system

    UTC Aerospace has provided Jane's with details of its AN/VVR-4 laser warning receiver which has been designed as a common laser warning system for all US armoured vehicles. The new system is a follow-on to the AN/VVR-3 and designed to detect and classify laser threats, including range

  • IDF developing C2I smartwatch for field officers

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are set to introduce a new portable command, control, and information (C2I) system for its ground forces, which for the first time will serve all field officer ranks, from platoon to brigade commanders. Called Shaked (Hebrew for ‘almond’), the new system

  • US Army pursues greater synergies in vehicle systems

    The US Army’s effort to consolidate multiple vehicle C4ISR systems onto computer cards that could be easily swapped out and tailored to meet specific mission requirements is expected to be ready for implementation in early 2018. Referred to as the C4ISR/Electronic Warfare (EW) Modular Open

  • BAE Systems wins Limited Interim Missile Warning Systems QRC contract

    The US Army has selected BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems to deliver an ‘interim’ mid-wave infrared missile warning system to equip UH-60M helicopters. Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command on 15 December, the USD24.4 million contract for the Limited Interim Missile

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