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Next-Gen. Rafale F4 to Fly in 2023

March 23, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: D'Assault, France, Syndicated Industry News 

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DARPA’s Selects Two Teams for Air-Launched UAS Development

March 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, Syndicated Industry News 
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
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
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
Filed under: Editorial, IAI, Syndicated Industry News 
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
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Dominating the New High Ground

March 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: ELTA Systems, IAI, Syndicated Industry News 
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
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
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
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 

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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
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
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
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 

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Home Grown Syrian Soft Kill System Successfully Defeated TOW Missiles

March 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
The Syrian Army has reportedly introduced a locally developed infrared countermeasure system that effectively defeated the TOW guided missiles used by the US supported rebels. Three versions of the SARAB active protection (soft kill) systems were introduced since late 2015, which, according to Syrian sources, resulted in significant reduction in the loss rate of its armor to guided missiles attacks.
              

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Roboteam Demonstrates the Rooster Drone-Robot

February 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Military robotics expert Roboteam is developing a hybrid air/ground drone robot system called ROOSTER, that mimics the flying of a male chicken. Its capability to fly over a short distance enables the Rooster to get around obstacles and reach vantage positions, like moving from a street to a rooftop in a short time.
              

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IDEX 2017 – Military Expo at the Combat Edge

February 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Entry of International Players Could Change India’s Aerospace Landscape Forever

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, IAI, India, Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
The Aero India 2017 airshow opening today (February 14) at Indian Air Force (IAF) Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru marks the 11th Aero India airshow. Unlike past events dominated by competitors seeking to sell aircraft to India, this time the world’s largest aerospace industries are offering to deliver complete production lines that will roll out today’s fighter […]
              

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North Korea Tests a New Ground Mobile Ballistic Missile

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
North Korea appears to have employed technologies used in submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to develop a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile tested Saturday. The SLBM launched in August carried the name Pukguksong-1, ("North Star"); the official announcement about the missile test called the new missile Pukguksong-2.
              

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Larsen & Toubro and MBDA establish Joint Venture for missile systems development in India

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: France, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and European weapon system specialist MBDA have announced the formation of an Indian based Joint Venture to pursue opportunities for the development and supply of missiles systems to meet the growing potential requirements of the Indian armed forces. To begin with, the JV will look to develop and supply fifth generation anti-tank guided missiles, anti-ship missiles for coastal defense and high-speed target drones.
              

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IAI Introduces an Export Version of Heron TP

February 8, 2017 by · Comment
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US-Japanese Missile – SM-3 Block IIA Scores a Bullseye on 1st Intercept Test

February 4, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Japan, missile defense, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
The first live intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA interceptor missile was completed successfully on Friday dawn, off the west coast of Hawaii, proving the design maturity of the most advanced interceptor in the sea-based AEGIS Missile Defense system. The intercept was conducted by the US Navy AEGIS test ship - from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) as part of a US-Japanese cooperative development.
              

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US Navy Deploys another Destroyer to Bab el-Mandeb, Over Yemeni Sea-Mine Alert

February 4, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The U.S. is bolstering its naval force operating off the Yemen coast and in the Bab El Mandeb straits connecting the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. The main concern is that the Houthis will try to block the narrow maritime lane with mines. "We’ve seen evidence that the Houthis are laying mines in the waters outside at least one of their ports. We officially have great concern for the freedom of navigation there" Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told Stars & Stripes.
              

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US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs

February 2, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Weapons specialists at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. have recently tested the capability of guided missile to defeat an unmanned aerial vehicle in flight. Two Spike 'forward-firing miniature missiles' were used to defeat two Outlaw UAVs, employing both proximity and contact activation (in separate tests)
              

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David’s Sling Completes 5th Test Series

January 25, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel's Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) within the Israel Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully completed a series of intercept tests of Rafael/Raytheon David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS). The new system is being deployed with Israel's multi-tiered antimissile array.
              

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Sig Sauer’s P320 Selected for the Army’s Next Service Pistol

January 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: FN, Syndicated Industry News 
The US Army selected the Sig Sauer P320 pistol for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), replacing the the service's Beretta M9 pistol that has been in service in the past 30 years. The $580 million contract announced yesterday covers procurement of some 280,000 handguns over 10 years.
              

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Russian, Turkish Forces Conduct Coordinated Air Strikes in Syria

January 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News, Turkey 

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