November 22, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: FN, Syndicated Industry News 

Meprolight’s Multispectral Sight Spans Day & Night Operations

November 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Meprolight is unveiling a new, multi-spectral EO weapon sight that combines an uncooled thermal channel with a sensitive, high-resolution digital day/night camera to provide the user effective situational awareness under all visibility conditions, including total darkness encountered in operations underground.

Sandcat + SCAT = Combating Terror and Urban Violence

November 16, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Plasan, Syndicated Industry News 
Plasan showcases a new variant of its Sandcat Stormer armored vehicle designed as an SUV for police, anti-terror/anti-riot rapid response, and security forces. The vehicle is equipped with remotely controlled overhead sensor and weapon system dubbed ‘SCAT’, designed specifically to address violent crowds using non-lethal means.

MQ-9 Demonstrates Anti-Submarine Mission Capabilities in U.S. Naval Exercise

November 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The remote detection and tracking of submerged contacts, such as submarines, was demonstrated using an MQ-9 Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) during a U.S. Naval exercise on October 12th. The flight test was conducted over the Southern California Offshore Range (SCORE) west of San Clemente Island. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) participated in […]

Heavy Laden Troops Max Performance with Motion Assist Systems

November 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan Human Neuromechanics Laboratory suggests that motion assisting exoskeleton utilizing the Knee-Stress Relief Device (K-SRD) can help battle-equipped soldiers to better perform in inclined terrain. K-SRD is part of the FORTIS system, the latest exoskeleton developed by on inclined terrain.

Teal Predicts $100 Billion Military Spending on Drones, UCAVs over 10 years

November 10, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
A new market study predicts $100 billion in military spending on UAS research, development, procurement and payloads. With classified programs making about a third of the volume, unmanned system operations are becoming more substantial than ever before.

Future Drones: Teams, Squadrons and Swarms of Bots

October 31, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, Syndicated Industry News 
As robotic machines become intelligent and autonomous, human-machine and machine-machine teaming (MUMT and Swarms) will become the norm in military operations - a trend that military planners already address in their forecast, research and development roadmaps.

Future Drones: Operational Challenges

October 30, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
This post continues our discussion on Future Drones The freedom of action that characterized drone operations in the past decades is diminishing quickly, with the introduction of advanced electronic warfare techniques, communications jamming, and counter-UAV capabilities. The air forces that pioneered the use of UAVs in the 1990s and early 2000s have already experienced adversary […]

Soldier Borne Sensors

October 27, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: AeroVironment, Syndicated Industry News 
By the next year, the U.S. Army plans to equip the individual warfighter with an autonomous Soldier Based Sensors (SBS) based on a miniature drone. The Army is evaluating different off the shelf solutions for this applications.

Future Drones: Smarter and Deadlier

October 26, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Today military forces use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in many roles, primarily for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) supporting all echelons, from the strategic to the tactical level.  Drones are also used for strike missions, particularly against time-sensitive targets (TST), where these persistent platforms, that carry the surveillance and communications equipment, also operate the strike […]

DSEI 2017 – Defense Update

October 26, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The biennial Defense Security Equipment International Exhibition (DSEI) held in London in September 2017 provided insight into British defense programs. The event attracted strong international participation, both visitors and exhibitors from 42 countries, many of which addressed UK and European defense and security requirements. This review highlights some of the main themes at the show.

New Breath of Life for the Old Patton

October 26, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Egypt, L-3, Raytheon, Saudi Arabia, Syndicated Industry News 
The largest fleets of M-60 are in Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, where the M-60 is used alongside the M-1A1. In the recent years, these tanks are heavily engaged in combat operations, in Yemen, Syria, and Sinai where they have suffered significant losses to anti-tank weapons. To survive and continue to be effective in service these tanks must be modernized.

Britain Wants a ‘Sovereign’ APS Architecture

October 25, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
Active protection is a new area of interest for the British Army. During DSEI The Leonardo group announced it was selected by the MOD, to demonstrate APS technologies to counter evolving threats. The British MIPS seems to align well with the Modular APS architecture developed in the U.S., as deliverables from both programs will provide common controllers and other key subsystems that will enable the integration and fielding of affordable soft and hard kill APS solutions.

Future Drones: Essential Changes Lead to Higher Autonomy

October 25, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Three significant changes are required to make such autonomy a reality. Trusted navigation Inherent to their unmanned operation UAVs are dependent on external input for navigation and positioning. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is the most common, but not the only navigational aid. Unfortunately, such services are vulnerable to interference and exploitation, rendering military operation […]

Defense Exhibitions: Q2 2018

October 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Subscribe to see past eventsFor Events taking place before April 2018 – Click Here Traveling abroad? Try our Travel Partner Agoda – attractive deals – recommended hotels FIDAE 3-8 April 2018 Santiago, Chile. SECUTEC – 5-7 April 2018 – Mumbai, India. Sea Air Space Expo (Navy League) – 9-11 April 2018 – Gaylord National Convention Center, MD […]

Mysterious New Jet Takes to the Air

October 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: northrop grumman, Syndicated Industry News 
Scaled Composites announced the first flight of its newly developed, experimental aircraft Model 401. The company produced two such aircraft for an undisclosed customer, to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and research flight services for the United States government. This successful first flight is the beginning of the flight test phase for vehicle number 1. The Scaled team plans to continue envelope expansion on the first aircraft as they move toward first flight of the second Model 401 vehicle.

Unmanned Rovers Run on Hydrogen Power

October 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: logistics, Syndicated Industry News 
GM's proposes a versatile, electrically powered platform that uses hydrogen fuel-cell technology to support energy-dependent applications such as sensor platforms, high energy lasers, command posts, communications sites, field medical facilities, and emergency power and water generation facilities.

U.S. Army Releases the Key for Future Vehicle Protection Systems

The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) has just released the MAPS Framework (MAF) - the key element in TARDEC's roadmap to standardize the development and upgradability of Active Protection Systems (APS) and subsystem technologies utilized to protect ground vehicle platforms. The newly released document outlines the different standards that guide system providers in government and industry to develop products that are modular, upgradable, safe, and secure.

U.S. Army to Equip Its European-Based Armored Brigade with TROPHY APS

October 10, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News, U.S. Army 
After years of evaluations and experimentation with active protection systems (APS) technologies, the US Army finally moves fast to equip its M-1A2 SEPv2 main battle tanks with lifesaving APS – Israel’s TROPHY was selected, realizing it is the only system of its kind that has proved its worth in real combat.

SeaGull Demonstrates Autonomous ASW Capabilities

September 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Israel, L-3, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems has developed an unmanned anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and mine countermeasure (MCM) vessels that enable navies to detect and defeat enemy submarines and neutralize sea mines in a safer, more efficient and affordable way. At the DSEI exhibition this week the company has demonstrated how the unmanned Seagull boats can autonomously perform anti-submarine operations over a distance of 1,890 nautical miles, with the mission controlled over a satellite link from the company's exhibit at DSEI in London.

Lockheed Martin UK Developed a Submarine-Launched UAV

September 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
OUTRIDER, a miniature, expendable drone launched from submarines while underwater at periscope depth was unveiled today by Lockheed Martin. The drone was developed in the UK and is being evaluated by potential customers.

Royal Navy Set to Test the DragonFire Laser Weapon by 2019

September 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: QinetiQ, Syndicated Industry News 
A new laser weapon demonstrator being built for the UK Ministry of Defence has been unveiled today by the UK Dragonfire consortium at DSEI 2017 in London. Known as the Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) the weapon offers a range of different engagement solutions depending on the tactical scenario, these include tracking, deterring, dazzling the sensors of a potential threat, up to damaging or destroying it.

Command Vehicles get a Haircut

Cobham introduced today an Integrated Communications Environment (ICE) that allows for an optimised integration of multiple radios on command vehicles, improving communication effectiveness and reducing antennae count on such vehicles.

Thales Introduces the F90MBR Modular Assault Rifle

September 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
Thales' F90MBR is a Modular Bullpup Rifle, based on the proven F90, designed to support the modern integrated solider. Photo: Thales

Watchkeeper UAVs Grow COMINT Ears

September 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: QinetiQ, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
Britain’s electronics expert QinetiQ has developed a variant of its AS3 communications intelligence (COMINT) system designed specifically for unmanned aerial vehicles. Following an integration, with Thales’s Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the AS3 is now ready for initial test flights. Fitted to Watchkeeper, AS3 is designed to increase the UAV’s sensor footprint and enable it […]

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