Netherlands Launches Project to Develop Aircraft Laser Communication Terminal with Airbus

April 9, 2021 @ 08:11 AM

Airbus and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have launched a programme to develop a laser communication terminal demonstrator for aircraft, known as UltraAir. The project, which is co-financed by Airbus, TNO and the Netherlands Space Office (NSO), is part of the European Space Agencys (ESA) ScyLight (Secure and...

Polish Navy Minehunters Get Hensoldt’s Navigation Radars

April 9, 2021 @ 07:51 AM

HENSOLDT UK said it is delivering Kelvin Hughes Mk11 X Band SharpEye navigation radars to be equipped on two Polish Navy Kormoran II-class minehunters. ORP Albatros and ORP Mewa were built by PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland

BAE Systems to Support British Common Missile Warning Systems

April 1, 2021 @ 07:54 AM

BAE Systems has received a $21 million contract from the United Kingdoms Ministry of Defence to support the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) over the next four-and-a-half years. This contract ensures the continued support and sustainment of CMWS systems on various UK aircraft platforms

Israel, Slovakia Sign Agreement on Supply of Radar Systems

March 25, 2021 @ 10:17 AM

Slovakia is acquiring 17 Israel-made radar systems under a new agreement inked today. “In a celebratory ceremony held today in Bratislava, the Israeli and Slovak Ministries of Defense signed a first-of-its-kind agreement between the two countries for the procurement of 17 radar systems produced by Israel Aerospace Industries,” the Israel Ministry...

Polish Military Selects Frequentis to Upgrade Air Defence Centre Voice Communications

March 11, 2021 @ 02:56 PM

The Polish Armed Forces selected Frequentis to upgrade communication for the Polish air defence centre in order to support the operational activities of air search and rescue groups. Frequentis will upgrade and expand the existing air defence voice communication system (VCS) and include preparing a red/black extension, among other enhanced functionalities...

Israel Establishes Center to Develop Non-GPS Navigation Tech

March 11, 2021 @ 08:30 AM

The Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD)s Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) inaugurated a new center established to develop non-GPS accurate navigation technology. The new navigation technology center has been set up at TAMAM, IAIs electro-optics and navigation house in IAIs Systems Missiles & Space Group

Elbit Systems Introduces Next-Gen Advanced Multi-Sensor Payload System

March 11, 2021 @ 08:17 AM

Elbit Systems has unveiled the next generation of its Advanced Multi-Sensor Payload System (AMPS NG), adding Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) technology to the existing day CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) TV sensors, and a dual FLIR sensor design. In recent flight tests that were conducted in Israel, the new system was able to produce high resolution imagery of a football game in Midwave Infrared (MWIR) channel from a distance of 25km and aerial target tracking of the Hermes 900 in SWIR channel from dozens of kilometres

Airbus, Fujitsu, Thales UK to Jointly Pitch for British Army's Future Communications...

March 9, 2021 @ 01:04 PM

Airbus, Fujitsu and Thales UK today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work on the upcoming Systems Integrator (SI) for the British Armys Land Environment Tactical Communications and Information Systems programme – known as LE TacCIS. Following the signature of the MOU, the partners have formed team ICELUS led by Airbus that will bring together a trusted collective of MOD strategic partners who have a unique breadth of expertise of defence communications networks

U.K. Royal Navy Orders Saab Digital Towers

February 24, 2021 @ 01:02 PM

Saab has signed a contract with the U.K

L3Harris Technologies Launches Next Generation Power Amplifier at IDEX-2021

February 22, 2021 @ 06:46 AM

L3Harris Technologies today introduced a next generation, software-defined power amplifier at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) 2021 in Abu Dhabi February 21-25. The L3Harris RF-410 Next Generation Power Amplifier (NGPA) maximizes mission flexibility and enhances tactical agility by eliminating the need for multiple power amplifiers

Israel’s Camero-Tech Launches Xaver System to Detect Live Objects Behind Walls

February 19, 2021 @ 05:30 AM

Israeli company Camero-Tech has launched Xaver LR80 (XLR80) system, which enables detection of live objects behind walls, at distances of over 100 meters. “For the first time, military forces, law enforcement agencies and first responders are able to detect live objects beyond the wall from a long range of over 100 meters,” the company said in a release Thursday