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Aerial Surveillance to Boost Security, Fight Drug Lords in Mexico

April 24, 2017 by · Comment
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The Mexican military and security forces are fielding an integrated network of intelligence gathering, surveillance and response capabilities designed to bolster homeland security and combat narco-trafficking.
              

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British F-35B to Carry Meteor Missiles from 2024

April 21, 2017 by · Comment
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The United Kingdom is preparing its F-35 Lightning II to carry and operate the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) as its principal long-range air/air weapon.
              

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Metro Skyways’s Autonomous Flying Car Could Fly in Five Years

April 18, 2017 by · Comment
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MOAB Strike in Nangarhar Kills at Least 36 ISIS Operatives

April 14, 2017 by · Comment
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The U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted yesterday a strike on a tunnel complex built by the Islamic State's Khorasan (ISIS-K) terrorist organization. The strike used a 21,500 pound GBU-43 bomb dropped from an Air-Force Special-Operations Command (AFSOC) MC-130 aircraft. Media reports said 36 ISIS operatives reportedly killed in the attack.
              

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US Air Force F-35A Deploy to Europe

April 14, 2017 by · Comment
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The Air Force will deploy a small number of F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft this weekend on a long-planned training deployment to Europe, Pentagon officials announced today.
              

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Long Live the Fighting Falcon!

April 12, 2017 by · Comment
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The U.S. Air Force authorized extending BY 50 percent the service life of the Lockheed Martin F-16 enabling operators of the Fighting Falcon to safely fly Block 40-52 aircraft to 2048 and beyond
              

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Global Hawk to Provide Target Fix, Track & Assessment Using a New Broad Area Sensor

April 12, 2017 by · Comment
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US-Norwegian Air and Missile Defense to Protect Australian Forces Abroad

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Implementing Combat Lessons with C-UAV Capabilities

April 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
Determined to meet the challenge of hostile Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the US Army acquired a number of countermeasures able to defeat such threats using electronic warfare.
              

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The Reaper Kits-up for Operation in Contested Airspace

April 11, 2017 by · Comment
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Autonomous Strike – a New Milestone in Manned-Unmanned Teaming

April 10, 2017 by · Comment
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South Korea Extends Hyunmoo-2 Ballistic Missile Range

April 6, 2017 by · Comment
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New Indian Order Brings Barak-8 Order Book to US$ 5 Billion

April 6, 2017 by · Comment
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Next-Gen. Rafale F4 to Fly in 2023

March 23, 2017 by · Comment
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DARPA’s Selects Two Teams for Air-Launched UAS Development

March 17, 2017 by · Comment
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DARPA has recently moved to phase 2 of the Gremlins program which envisions volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems (UASs) that could be launched and later retrieved in mid-air. DARPA selected two teams - one led by Dynetics, the other by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), to complete preliminary designs full-scale technology demonstration systems, as well as develop and perform risk-reduction tests of individual system components.
              

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U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System

March 14, 2017 by · Comment
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Aware of the growing threat of bomb-laden mini drones that recently emerged in Iraq and Syria, the US Army is rushing to field countermeasures and kinetic effects designed specifically to defeat drones. DRS and Moog are cooperating with RADA to demonstrate such 'hard kill' system for testing in October.
              

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Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor

March 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
Research chemists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor to reduce weight, inherent in the most bullet-resistant glass while maintaining superior ballistic properties. The thermoplastic transparent will also be repairable using a process similar to iron pressing to remove scratches.
              

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New Eyes Seeking Targets in Forests

March 14, 2017 by · Comment
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has added a foliage penetrating (FOPEN) radar to its ELM-2112 family of persistent ground surveillance radars. Unlike other sensors in the ELM-2112 family, the ELM-2112FP operates in the L-band, to enable better penetration of dense foliage. With this capability the new radar can penetrate ‘few tens of meters’ into dense vegetation, to detect moving targets hidden in dense shrubs, forests, and jungles, from a distance of several kilometers away.
              

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The CIA’s Leaking Cyber Vault

March 7, 2017 by · Comment
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Dominating the New High Ground

March 6, 2017 by · Comment
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The growing use of improvised, weaponized drones triggered a new interest in counter-UAV capabilities. Such countermeasures are required to warn the unit on the presence of drones in their area and have the ability to disrupt and defeat those drones when required. Until now, such unavailable were not available in the region. Although US forces have deployed some off-the-shelf C-UAV capabilities in the Middle-East since 2016, most of these technologies were not exportable to allied nations.
              

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Hacked Drones Become the Ultimate IEDs

March 6, 2017 by · Comment
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As traditional IEDs, the weaponized and suicide drones have a significant propaganda value, exacerbating their lethal effect. Due to their stunning visual products, drone-monitored and drone-carried attacks have generated huge interest, spreading havoc and fear among opposing forces - far beyond their lethal effect.
              

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US Army Deploys Experimental Counter-Drone Vehicles in Europe

March 6, 2017 by · Comment
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Scrambler 300 Drone Rifle

The Scrambler 300 Drone Rifle operates in the L, S and C bands and is capable of jamming common telecommunication protocols between a drone and its remote operator. It detects targets at a distance of 500 meters and can jam such targets from 300 meters. GNSS jamming is enabled at 150 meters.
              

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DroneGun

March 1, 2017 by · Comment
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The Australian company DroneShield announced the first sale of its DroneGun tactical drone jammer to a government in the middle east. As a point-and-shoot weapon, the DroneGun is designed to be effective against a wide variety of drones. By neutralizing drones from a safe distance, DroneGun offers advantages over alternative kinetic solutions such as nets or bullets, as it allows for safe handling of situations such as drones carrying explosives or biological payloads.
              

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Drone Defender

March 1, 2017 by · Comment
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