Israel's Elbit Systems To Provide Helmet Display And Tracker System For US...

April 3, 2017 @ 03:34 PM

Israeli defense electronics' Elbit Systems' US subsidiary has won a $50 million contract from the US Navy to provide the Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) for the MH-60S fleet of helicopters. "Elbit Systems of America LLC

Lockheed, Northrop Test US Army's Modular Active Protection System On M1 Abrams...

March 29, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) recently completed initial integration for the US Army's Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) soft-kill demonstrator. Using Lockheed Martin's Open Architecture Processor and Northrop Grumman's sensor and countermeasure systems, the team completed initial integration in preparation...

Leonardo, Hensoldt Sign MoU For Identification Friend or Foe Solutions

March 21, 2017 @ 01:10 PM

Leonardo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hensoldt to jointly develop Mode-5 IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) solutions. The two companies, working together as “Team Skytale”, have already been selected as preferred bidder by the UK Ministry of Defence to upgrade IFF systems on more than 400 land, sea and...

Airbus, ENGIE Ineo To Deliver Communications Network For France's Air Operations

February 7, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

The French ministry of defense has selected Engie Ineo and Airbus to deliver a high-availability communications network to control French Air Force's air operations. This eight-year contract signed with the French defence procurement agency (DGA) is part of the DESCARTES programme, the Airbus Defence And Space announced Monday

Finnish Army Demos High Data Rate Waveform For Joint Operations In Battlefield...

December 22, 2016 @ 12:52 PM

Finnish Defence Forces have demonstrated the High Data Rate Waveform (HDRWF) developed in the European ESSOR programme (European Secure Software defined Radio) in battlefield conditions and with a 15 radio node configuration. The activity was carried out using three different radio platforms from the three participating ESSOR Companies – Bittium, Leonardo...

DARPA Explores Underwater Radio Communication

December 17, 2016 @ 11:05 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is exploring a new fundamental approach, ‘A Mechanically Based Antenna (AMEBA) program, to make underwater wireless communication and data transfer a possibility. With this newly announced AMEBA effort, program manager Troy Olsson of DARPAs Microsystems Technology Office is betting on a little-exploited aspect of electromagnetic physics that could expand wireless communication and data transfer into undersea, underground, and other settings where such capabilities essentially have been absent, DARPA stated in a press release

US Navy Awards Signals Intelligence Sensor Contract To Software Firm

December 17, 2016 @ 08:26 AM

The US Navy awards a $48 million worth contract to Virginia-based software firm Azure Summit Technology for the Common Chassis Signals Intelligence. This contract is to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to a broad spectrum of forward deployed Navy platforms, the US Department of Defense said in a press release Friday

Raytheon Wins $459M US Navy Contract To Modernize Voice Encryption Systems

December 16, 2016 @ 12:34 PM

Raytheon has been awarded a worth nearly $459 million to modernize the US Navy's aging voice encryption systems to meet the National Security Agency's encryption standards. "The Raytheon Company has been awarded a $458,999,839 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for VINSON/Advanced Narrowband Digital Voice Terminal (ANDVT) Cryptographic Modernization (VACM) program full-rate production," the Pentagon press release stated on Thursday

Northrop Grumman To Develop Laser Beam Control System By 2019

November 2, 2016 @ 09:38 AM

Northrop Grumman will develop a laser beam control system for the Air Force Research Laboratory by 2019. Northrop Grumman Corporation will help the US Air Force mature its plans to use directed energy systems for self-protection on current and future aircraft under a contract awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Aug

Inmarsat, Honeywell Collaborate To Provide High Speed Communication Capabilities For Military Purpose

October 31, 2016 @ 06:28 PM

Inmarsat's Global Xpress "SATCOM as a Service" in-flight broadband service and Honeywell's JetWave satellite communications hardware will work together to provide a consistent, high-speed, high-bandwidth connectivity experience for military users worldwide The communication capabilities improve overall situational awareness and safety while allowing troops to communicate more effectively,the company announced today. Honeywell recently achieved type approval from Inmarsat for JetWave aeronautical terminals, which enable access to the Global Xpress network and provide a more connected flying experience while over land or sea

IAF Personnel To Get Smartphones For Protection Against Hacking, Interception

October 25, 2016 @ 10:25 AM

Indian air force is arming all its defense personnel with smart phone sets to protect their classified information from hacking and interception. The IAF invested more than Rs 300 crore (US$44

Leonardo-Finmeccanica Exhibits 'Naval Cockpit' For Integrated Ship Managment At Euronaval 2016

October 17, 2016 @ 03:56 PM

Leonardo-Finmeccanica is exhibiting a “naval cockpit” that enables the integrated management of ship-board operations with a vessels combat system at the ongoing Euronaval 2016. The new Combat Management System features a modular and reconfigurable open architecture that can be customized depending on the demands of a given mission