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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 […]

Royal Navy Complete first firing Test of a New Air Defence System

September 4, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The Sea Ceptor weapon system recently completed its first successfully firings from HMS Argyll, the first Type 23 to undergo the life-extension program.

Modernizing the Submarine Fleet

August 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
As work on the seventh, and last Astute Class attack submarines begins, design work is already underway on the Dreadnought - the future class of submarine that will become Britains' strategic nuclear-powered missile submarine in the 2030s.

Leonardo Adds an M346 Variant Dedicated to Air and Ground Attack

June 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Italy, Syndicated Industry News 

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Maiden Flight for Gripen E

June 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Defense and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next-generation smart fighter, Gripen E. The flight launched from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden and lasted 40 minutes, flown by Marcus Wandt, the company's experimental test pilot.
              

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German Court Clears Israel’s Drone Sale to the Bundeswehr

German court dismisses General Atomics suit over Heron drone orderA German court dismissed a legal challenge from U.S. weapons maker General Atomics to Germany's plans to lease armed drones from Israel Aerospace Industries, clearing the way for the drone program to go ahead, Reuters reported. Judge Heinz-Peter Dicks said the ruling was effective immediately and meant that Germany can now procure drones as it had planned.
              

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German Lynx AFVs Proposed to Replace Czech BMPs

May 31, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Czech Republic, Syndicated Industry News 
Rheinmetall is showcasing its new family of LYNX combat vehicles at the IDET 2017 in the Czech Republic city of Brno. Based on mature technologies and components the LYNX is positioned as an advanced, mid-weight armored vehicle designed to replace AFVs that are gradually being phased out, such as the BMP-1 and BMP-2 used by many of the Eastern European countries, including the Czech Republic.
              

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British F-35B to Carry Meteor Missiles from 2024

April 21, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
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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US Air Force F-35A Deploy to Europe

April 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
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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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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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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Royal Navy to Induct the Crowsnet New AEW Helicopter by 2020

January 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
The British Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced a £269M (US$327 million) deal for the procurement of 10 aerial surveillance systems to operate on the Royal Navy new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. Initial deliveries are expected in 2018 with initial operational capability in 2020.
              

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Caracal Helicopter Practice Aerial Refueling with C295W

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters have recently demonstrated a refueling of H225M Caracal helicopter from C295W. The new capability will be applicable to existing and prospective C295 operators requiring support for special operations and extending the range of search and rescue missions.
              

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First Order for BrightNite Helicopter Piloting System

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems received a first order for the BrightNite vision system from one of NATO air forces in, (name of the country has not been released). BrightNite is designed to enhance helicopter pilot visibility and situational awareness in Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) conditions. The company is expected to deliver the systems under a $17 million contract, within 30 months.
              

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An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Austria, Germany, Syndicated Industry News 
The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 - a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr's STM556. Rheinmetall positions the weapon as a proposed replacement for the current German military assault rifle - G36 made by Heckler & Koch.
              

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Spy’Ranger – a New Mini-Drone for the French Army

January 5, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Airbus, France, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 

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Russians Used Cyber Bots to Target Ukrainian Artillery

December 22, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 

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Acquisition of Israeli Radars – First Phase of Czech Air Defense Modernization

December 20, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Czech Republic, IAI, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta Systems division was selected to deliver eight MultiMission Radar (MMR) systems to upgrade the air defense systems of the Czech Republic.
              

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New Wings for the Italian Air Force

December 19, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, Israel, Italy, Syndicated Industry News 

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