Lockheed Martin has revealed plans for an ultra-lightweight electro-optical sensor system that can provide space-telescope capabilities in a package that can be mounted on UAVs and drones. Weighing 90 percent less than a typical telescope, the Segmented Planar Imaging Detector for Electro-Optical Reconnaissance (SPIDER) opens a path for extremely lightweight optical instruments, allowing its use in smaller spacecraft, a Lockheed Martin statement said today
The US Army expects to field two new systems to dismounted Soldiers that will allow for more rapid acquisition of targets, even those hidden by darkness, smoke or fog in the next 18 months. First out of the gate will be the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) III, expected to be fielded sometime between April and June of 2018
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) Ltd has signed a five-year contract with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to apply research expertise in hyperspectral imaging and data analysis. This initiative will help develop and validate airborne and ground-based hyperspectral imaging capabilities in ultraviolet, visible near-infrared and low-wave infrared spectral ranges
The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has selected BAE Systems to provide new electronic warfare (EW) systems for its fleet of AC/MC-130J aircraft. BAE Systems will upgrade the aircrafts survivability equipment with the capability to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt, and defeat various threats that aircrews encounter in hostile and challenging environments, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Austria's Schiebel will deliver 700 units of the AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Set under a contract with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). AN-19/2 mine detectors are used for both humanitarian and military purposes, the company announced Wednesday
Leonardo has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) worth in excess of 290 million Euros to fit jet fighters, helicopters, warships and missile systems with advanced identification systems. The contract will see Leonardo and HENSOLDT, working together as ‘Team Skytale, upgrade the IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) technology on more than 350 of the UKs operational aircraft, naval vessels and ground-based air defence systems to the latest ‘Mode-5 standard, the company announced Thursday
Raytheon has unveiled a new bridge system for safe ship navigation with a new Synapsis ECDIS with a completely redesigned user interface. ECDIS NX has various display functions that product manager Björn Schröder said makes this a “uniquely powerful tool” for seafarers
US Missile Defense Agency has test Fired 2 SM-6 Interceptors at once, using a new seeker technology as part of its efforts to improve the probability of target kill. Using the "active seeker" technology, two SM-6 missiles were able to simultaneously track and destroy a single target
Kelvin Hughes will be launching a new drone detection system at the Home Office Security & Policing exhibition. The SMS-D is the first integrated, medium-range, radar-based surveillance system designed for the detection and tracking of small aerial targets
BAE Systems has developed a concept which it believes will help battlefield commanders enhance their ability to observe adversaries activities over much greater distances than existing sensors. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept, developed by technologists at the Companys military aircraft facility in Warton, Lancashire, has been evaluated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and specialist optical sensors company LumOptica and is based on known science, the company said in a statement Sunday
US has approved the proposed sale of $25 million worth AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars to Philippines. The sale also includes installation, training, testing, and support services, The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday
Indian DRDOs Research and Innovation Centre has developed micro-devices and micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) using high-end Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for eavesdropping and surveillance along border areas and internal security. “The devices in turn depends on Integrated Circuit Fabrication (ICF) technology
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