UAE Military To Set Up Cyber Command

September 30, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

The United Arab Emirates is gearing up to launch a cyber command within the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces. Sources with knowledge on the matter told Defenseworld

Thales Wins Study Contract For Next-Gen Active Array Radars To Be Eventually...

September 30, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales a technology study contract for the next generation of active phased array radars, including modular processors and multifunction panel technologies. These new technologies will ultimately equip the Rafale combat aircraft and will be suitable for future unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs)

Pakistani F-16s To Get Exelis Electronic Warfare Pods

September 30, 2014 @ 09:25 AM

The Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft will soon have Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS), according to a press statement by Exelis. Exelis announced that it has received official certification for its AN/ALQ-211(V)9 AIDEWS to fly on board Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft

Northrop Grumman Developing Advanced Unmanned Systems For Maritime Missions

September 30, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

Northrop Grumman is developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense's capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program is one example of several in progress focused on addressing...

Elbit Delivers New Lavi GBTS To Israel Air Force

September 29, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

The Israel Air Force (IAF) inaugurated the new Flight Training Center for the "Lavi" – M346 Trainer at Hatzerim Air Force Base. Elbit Systems, the prime contractor, developed and delivered the new "Lavi" Ground Based Training System (GBTS) center together with Alenia Aermacchi (Finmeccanica Group), CAE and Sellex ES (Finmeccanica Group),...

Tata Power Sed to Produce Honeywell's TALIN Navigation System in India

September 29, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

Honeywell Aerospace has signed a licensing agreement with Tata Powers Strategic Engineering Division (SED), enabling it to produce Honeywells Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator, or TALIN in India. This Honeywell-patented technology enables vehicles and artillery to navigate very precisely, even where GPS satellite guidance is not available, to increase troop safety and maximize mission success

Northrop Grumman Concludes Design Reviews For AN/APG-83 SABR

September 25, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Demonstrating the maturity of its active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar technologies, Northrop Grumman has successfully concluded all engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) design reviews for the AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) in just 12 months. Northrop Grumman's AN/APG-83 SABR is a direct replacement for legacy F-16 radars and includes fifth-generation radar capabilities, the largest synthetic aperture radar map available for the F-16 and robust electronic protection

Lockheed Martin To Modernize, Maintain USMC's Theatre Battle Management Core System

September 23, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to modernise and maintain its virtualised theatre battle management core system (TBMCS). The TBMCS synchronises air mission planning for all arms of the military when integrated with joint services and coalition systems

GD Wins USN Contract To Produce Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers For Super...

September 19, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $16.2 million contract by the U

US, China In War of Words Over Alleged Cyber Attacks On American...

September 18, 2014 @ 01:17 PM

The US and China have launched a war of words over allegations made by a US congressional panel that Chinese government-linked hackers had launched dozens of cyberattacks on American defence contractors. Beijing has flat-out denied the charges, saying they were "fabricated out of thin air

V-22 Flight Tests Validate Rolls-Royce AE 1107C Engines

September 18, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Flight tests have validated a new engine upgrade for Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines powering V-22 aircraft, maximizing "hot and high" capability up to 6,000 feet of altitude and 95°F. The enhanced capability is part of a series of upgrades that will boost engine power 17 percent for the aircraft, as Rolls-Royce continues to add innovations to the proven AE 1107C engine

US Laser Weapons Inch Closer To Deployment

September 17, 2014 @ 02:39 PM

The US Navy will outfit the USS Ponce, an amphibious vessel with a Laser Weapon System (LaWS) and will begin sea testing in the Persian Gulf later this year heralding an era of practical laser weapons which may ultimately replace short range cannons and missiles. After it completes testing it should be capable of shooting down drones or disabling small attack boats at an energy cost of just $1 per shot