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USAF U-2 "Dragon lady" Planes Field Updated EO Sensors

February 19, 2020 @ 08:22 AM

The latest variant of Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System (SYERS) sensor, the SYERS-2C, has been fitted on US Air Force's fleet of U-2 ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. "The US Air Force, Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies, and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works recently completed flight testing and deployment of...

LONGBOW awarded US Army's Apache Fire Control Radar Support Contract

February 19, 2020 @ 07:56 AM

The US Army recently awarded LONGBOW, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract to provide post production support services for the AH-64 Apache helicopter AN/APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) to international customers. The five-year sustainment indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract valued up to $235...

Germany to Modernize Army’s NH90 Flight Simulators

February 17, 2020 @ 11:38 AM

Helicopter Flight Training Systems (HFTS) has entered into an agreement to modernize flight simulators for the German Army Aviation Corps NH90 helicopters. HFTS is a consortium in which Airbus Helicopter, CAE, Rheinmetall and Thales each hold an equal share

S Korea, UK to Launch Research Project on Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier

February 12, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

South Korea and Britain are set to launch a research project on traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) for defense application following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Seouls the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and Britain's Defense and Security Organisation (DSO). Signed yesterday in Seoul, the MoU seeks joint research and...

USAF Awards Honeywell $3.52B GPS Inertial Navigation Contract

February 8, 2020 @ 01:44 PM

The US Air Force has awarded Honeywell $3.52 billion for Embedded GPS Inertial Navigation System Modernization (EGI/EGI-M) follow-on production and sustainment

Israel’s Elbit Unveils New Airborne EW Training and Simulation System

February 8, 2020 @ 07:46 AM

Elbit Systems has launched its new Aircrew Mobile Simulation and Training Field (AMSTF), an Electronic Warfare (EW) system enabling Training and Simulation (T&S) for pilots against EW threats. Housed in a standard mobile container, the

BAE Systems Wins US Navy's Radio Communication & C5ISR Contracts

February 5, 2020 @ 07:58 AM

The US Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has contracted BAE Systems to provide radio systems for naval ships and a seperate contract to provide logistics and engineering solutions for C5ISR systems on all present surface ships and related shore sites. Under the first contract worth $212 million, the company will integrate and sustain the naval ships' critical communication systems

German Bundeswehr to get Puma IFV Laser Duel Simulators

February 5, 2020 @ 06:49 AM

Rheinmetall has won an order potentially worth €142 million to supply the German Bundeswehr with AGDUS duel simulators for their Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs). At the end of 2019, Rheinmetall received orders to this effect from the consortium responsible for the Puma for the AGDUS duel simulator, which had in turn been awarded the contract by the Bundeswehr on 20 December

Pakistan Army Gets New EW, Ground Surveillance Radar Facility

January 25, 2020 @ 07:01 AM

The Pakistan Army has set up new laboratories to test indigenously developed electronic warfare equipment and ground surveillance radars (GSRs) at National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), Haripur. On Friday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the facility established to evaluate the military hardware designed for the Armed Forces of Pakistan

Indonesia to buy Leonardo’s RAT 31 Air Defence Radar

January 21, 2020 @ 11:31 AM

Leonardo has signed a contract with Indonesian company PT Len Industri (Persero) to provide a RAT 31 DL/M radar system for the Indonesian Air Force (IAF). The IAF will operate the radar to strengthen the air defence system of the Republic of Indonesia

Air National Guard F-16s Get Northrop’s Fifth-Gen AESA Radars

January 10, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

The F-16 fighters of Air National Guards are the first to receive Northrop Grummans AN/APG-83 SABR fifth-generation Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars. “The US Air Force has completed installation of Northrop Grumman Corporations AN/APG-83 SABR radars on Air National Guard F-16s at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, to meet a US Northern Command Joint Emergent Operational Need (JEON) for homeland defense,” Northrop said in a

Raytheon Wins $250M for Additional SPY-6 Radars for US Navy Destroyers

December 23, 2019 @ 03:53 PM

Raytheon will build two additional shipsets of SPY-6 next generation, integrated air and missile defense radars for the US Navy's DDG-51 Flight III destroyers under a $250 million contract. "The company is now contracted to deliver a total of nine radar shipsets to DDG-51 Flight III destroyers," Raytheon said in a statement Friday

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