DARPA Hands Over Novel AESA Radar System to US Air Force Research...

September 2, 2021 @ 09:43 AM

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has transitioned to the US Air Force Research Laboratory its ACT-IV novel multifunction AESA system that can simultaneously perform radar, electronic warfare (EW), and communications functions. The first-of-its-kind sensor system developed under the Arrays at Commercial Timescales – Integration and Validation (ACT-IV)...

Northrop Delivers AESA-based Multifunction Array to DARPA and AFRL

August 31, 2021 @ 02:07 PM

Northrop Grumman delivered the Arrays at Commercial Timescales Integration and Validation (ACT-IV) system to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The system is based on an advanced digital active electronically scanned array (AESA) that completed multiple successful demonstrations and acceptance testing at Northrop Grumman...

BAE Systems Develops World’s Smallest M-Code Military GPS Receiver

August 27, 2021 @ 11:55 AM

BAE Systems recently unveiled its ultra-small MicroGRAM-M GPS receiver compatible with M-Code signals that are resistant to jamming and spoofing. About the size of a postage stamp, MicroGRAM-M is the worlds smallest, lightest, and most power-efficient M-Code embedded GPS receiver – delivering assured positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) for size-constrained and...

Russian 'Container' Radar Can Track Stealth Fighters From Takeoff to Touchdown

August 26, 2021 @ 03:58 PM

The battlefield advantage of F-35 stealth aircraft might be under threat as Russian specialists claim to have developed a “Container" radar complex capable of tracking the fighters movements. "Accordingly, knowing from open sources where the F-35s are based, and knowing that they flew, we can confidently say that we saw and...

Multi-domain Battlespace Connectivity Demonstrated on U.S.A.F. KC-135 Tankers

August 24, 2021 @ 10:39 AM

The Utah Air National Guard and Collins Aerospace recently demonstrated advanced communication, mission computing and sensor technologies to support Joint All Domain Command and Control and Advanced Battle Management System initiatives on a KC-135 Stratotanker. The demonstration took place on August 7 at the Roland R

USAF Conducts First Ever Missile Firing from F-15C Using IRST System, Eliminating...

August 10, 2021 @ 05:39 PM

The USAFs 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron conducted the first-ever live fire of an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) from an F-15C Jet using an Infrared Search-and-Track system(IRST), successfully shooting a QF-16 aerial target on August 5. “This successful live missile test is significant because an F-15 equipped with an IRST-cued AIM-120 allows us to achieve detection, tracking, targeting, weapons employment, and verification of an intercept without being dependent upon RADAR energy,” explained Maj

Northrop Grumman Shortlisted to Develop Australia’s Air Battle Management System

August 6, 2021 @ 04:19 PM

Northrop Grumman has been shortlisted as one of two potential strategic partners for the design, development and delivery of the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) Joint Air Battle Management System under the AIR6500 Phase 1 project. Through AIR6500 Phase 1, Australia is seeking a strategic partner to steward the architecture of a highly complex Joint Air Battle Management System (JABMS) while supporting ADF multi-domain operations in an increasingly complex future air and joint battlefield environment

Indra, Thales Develop Battle Management System for Spanish Army

August 2, 2021 @ 05:44 PM

Indra and Thales have developed a new release of a Battlefield Management System (BMS) for the Spanish Army. This new version provides unique capabilities to operate in demanding bandwidths such as those usually available for tactical communications

Saab Gets $535M to Upgrade Radars, Battle Management System on German Warships

August 2, 2021 @ 05:12 AM

The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has asked Saab to integrate new naval radars and fire control directors for and in the German Navys Frigates of the Brandenburg-Class (F123). The contract includes a new combat management system in order to completely overhaul the system currently in use on the F123, allowing a low risk integration of the new naval radars and fire control capabilities

Elbit Deploys TORCH-X Battle Management System in NATO’s Interoperability Exercise

July 28, 2021 @ 01:28 PM

Elbit Systems UK deployed TORCH-X based Battle Management Application system (BMA) to support UK Higher Headquarters preparedness activities for Five Eyes and NATO operations in NATOs Coalition Warrior Interoperability Exercise 2021 (CWIX 2021). Held during June 2021 at the Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland, the purpose of CWIX 2021 was to test and develop interoperability between deployed national and NATO communication and information systems in a coalition environment