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...

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...

Germany Orders Long-Range Radars from Hensoldt and IAI

July 27, 2021 @ 03:05 PM

Germanys Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has purchased new long-range radars manufactured by Hensoldt and Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The contract calls for the delivery and installation of four long-range radars as part of the "Hughes Air Defence Radar Nachfolgesystem"...

DRDO Working on Coastal and Harbor Surveillance System for the Indian Coast...

July 22, 2021 @ 07:56 AM

Indias State run Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is developing a new Coastal and Harbor Surveillance System for the Indian Coast Guard. Instruments Research and Development Establishment, Dehradun, is developing the system

Northrop Adopts Lean-Agile for Development of F-16 AESA Radar Software

July 15, 2021 @ 04:22 AM

Northrop Grumman said it adopted Lean-Agile methodologies in the development and integration of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar software for the F-16 Viper fighter aircraft. The AN/APG-83 features high-resolution synthetic aperture radar mapping to present the pilot with a large surface image for more precise...

DARPA Deploys Satellites to Demo Laser Communications

July 8, 2021 @ 06:11 AM

DARPA successfully deployed two satellites on June 30 as part of the SpaceX Transporter 2 launch prove out advanced laser communications technologies for several U.S

HENSOLDT, THEON Sensors to Supply Binocular Night Vision Goggles to Belgium, Germany

July 1, 2021 @ 03:51 PM

The European defense procurement organization, OCCAR has contracted a consortium of HENSOLDT and THEON Sensors for the production of Binocular Night Vision Goggles (BNVG) under the Night Vision Capability Programme. The contract includes 4,550 BNVGs for Belgium and 5,000 for the German Bundeswehr, as well as an option for another 20,000 BNVG for Germany

French, Netherlands Warships Carry out Cooperative Naval Watch Experiment

July 1, 2021 @ 04:26 AM

France and the Netherlands successfully carried out a joint experimentation at sea of ​​the cooperative naval watch (French acronym- VCN), a new capacity for establishing a tactical situation based on the exchange and fusion of raw information from radars of an air-sea force. Each VCN-equipped vessel can benefit from radar data from other vessels within milliseconds, expanding its tactical situational awareness

Airbus to Monitor Vessels within U.K. Exclusive Economic Zone

June 28, 2021 @ 10:37 AM

The UK Royal Navy has awarded a 12 month contract extension to Airbus covering the continued provision of satellite-based maritime surveillance services for the Joint Maritime Security Centre (JMSC). The contract follows the successful completion of a proof of concept phase, and will ensure the continued monitoring of areas of interest in UK waters to protect UK sovereign borders from suspicious vessel activity

Northrop Grumman Flight Tests Digital Wideband AESA Sensor

June 22, 2021 @ 05:55 PM

Northrop Grumman has successfully flight demonstrated its new ‘Terracotta sensor – a digital open mission systems (OMS)-compliant wideband active electronically scanned array (AESA). Terracottas nearly 200 wideband digital channels can be molded cooperatively or segmented for unique purposes, including electronic warfare, airborne early warning radar, active and passive sensing, and communications