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Vuzix Develops Wearable Avionics for a Major Aviation Company

September 13, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 

Vuzix' smart glasses like this M100 are widely used in technical support, providing expert advice, video support, supervision and auditing for technicians. The new applications will likely utilize these technologies with cutting-edge augmented reality, introducing wearable avionic devices used by the flight crew into the cockpit

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Australia Establishes a Cyber Training Center

September 4, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News, training 

Elbit Systems of Australia has been chosen to deliver a cyber training range for the Australian Department of Defence, under a three-year contract to boost the country's cyber security capability.

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Boeing Selected to Develop Refueling Drones for the US Navy

August 31, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Syndicated Industry News 

The Boeing Company was selected to develop and build the Stingray MQ-25A, the first unmanned refueling aircraft to be operated by the fleet. The U.S. Navy awarded a US$805.3 million contract to Boeing, for the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery, and support of four MQ-25A unmanned air vehicle prototypes, including integration into the carrier air […]

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Australia Gears to Replace M-113s with 467 Modern Armored Vehicles

August 24, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, BAE Systems, Syndicated Industry News 

The Australian government continues its modernization program with the acquisition of new armored personnel carriers to replace 431 M113AS4s currently in service. The current APC has inadequate mobility and protection. The new vehicle selected for this tender should markedly improve those capabilities, but, to fulfill its missions, firepower and mission systems could be less sophisticated than those selected for the Boxer CRV.

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Super Hornets to Gain Counter-Stealth Capability with New IRST Sensor

August 19, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 

The IRST will enable the Navy fighters to target adversaries beyond visual and radar range, and enhance survivability in radar denied environment, operate against existing and emerging air threats.

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Israel Awards Contracts for Combat Systems for Magen Class Corvettes

With the expected delivery of the first of Magen Class corvette next year the IMOD awards orders for the combat systems to be integrated with those vessels as they arrive in Israel. Elbit Systems announced today the receipt of an order worth US$85 for electronic warfare systems destined for those ships.

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France Develops a Successor for the MICA Missile

August 6, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News, Thales 

The French armament directorate (DGA) has launched a development program that will modernize the MICA air/air and surface/air missile, introducing a new generation of the weapon (MICA NG).

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US Military Buy $3.9 Billion of Electronic Hardware from GD

General Dynamics Missions Systems was awarded a US$3.9 billion sole-source contract by the U.S. Army, for the supply of Common Hardware Systems-5 (CHS-5) over the next five years. Products included in the CHS program include servers, storage, clients, networking devices, ruggedized platforms, hand-held end devices, Operational Transit Cases (OTC) and peripherals devices, all tested and proved to meet the program's requirements.

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IAI Develops a Drone-Based SIGINT for Rescue Missions

ELTA Systems (a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing a drone-based version of its RES-Q-CELL system. The development is done in cooperation with TLC Solutions of the USA. This search and rescue system detects the location of cellular devices of victims trapped under rubbles and in disaster areas.

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Bird Expands Special Mission Aircraft Capabilities

August 1, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Companies, Syndicated Industry News 
BIRD Aerosystems will enhance the performance of ASIO SMA already operated by the customer, by upgrading their Mission Management System (MSIS), adding sensor enhancements, and improving connectivity and data sharing within the task force.

A new Asian Customer for the Israeli MALE Drone

July 30, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Companies, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel's Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) producer Aeronautics announced today the award of a contract worth $27 million from an Asian government to supply Dominator XP Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAS.

Croatia and Israel to Develop Robotic Vehicle for Operations in CBRNE Environment

July 26, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Companies, IAI, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a collaboration agreement with robotics vehicle manufacturer DOK-ING D.O.O from Croatia, on the manufacturing, marketing and sales of robotic systems designed for high-risk operations in conditions affected by chemical, biological, radioactive explosive (CBRNE) materials.

Australia Extends Military Trucks Order

July 25, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Companies, Syndicated Industry News 
The Australian Defense Forces (ADF) is extending the current LAND 121 Phase 3B Project to run through 2024. Under the new program - Land 121 Phase 5B - the Australian subsidiary of German-based Rheinmetall Man Military Vehicles (RMMV) will supply more than a thousand logistical vehicles, and 800 payload modules and trailers, to the Australian Defense Forces (ADF) between 2019 and 2024 under a contract worth a total of A$1.4 billion.

London Set to Develop a New Fighter for the 2030s

UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled today a concept model of a brand new next-generation combat aircraft being developed exclusively in the UK. The Tempest, as the futuristic fighter plane is called, could be ready for operations with the Royal Air Force in less than two decades, as the first Typhoons begin to be phased out of service.

UK E-3D Replacement Opens Opportunities for BizJet-Based AEW

The UK considers replacing the seven Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.Mk 1 airborne warning and control (AWACS) aircraft currently in service. The E-7 aircraft, based on the Boeing 737 platform, is the forerunner for this replacement. Although the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) called for Sentry to remain in service until 2035, London plans […]

Heavy Drones set to Roam the European Skies

Two leading manufacturers of remotely piloted aircraft systems are nearing the goal of certifying unmanned aerial systems (UAV) for operation in the same airspace with manned aircraft, thus removing a major barrier to entry for drones that restricted the operation of large drones over the populated areas in Europe, Canada, and the USA. Elbit Systems of Israel and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. are the two forerunners in this field, followed by IAI and Northrop Grumman.

Elbit Systems Hermes 900 StarLiner

July 12, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems introduced today the Hermes 900 StarLiner - the largest and heaviest version of Hermes 900 family, designed to be fully compliant with NATO STANAG 4671, enabling the ‘StarLiner’ to be safely integrated into civilian airspace and fly in the same environment with manned aircraft.

Raytheon is Building a 100kW Tactical Laser

Raytheon Company is developing a 100 kW class laser weapon system under a $10 million U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstration (HEL TVD) program contract. The preliminary design will be integrated for demonstration onboard a military Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) truck. The science and technology demonstration program is part of the […]

US Army To Get Mobile Air Defense Strykers by 2020

June 29, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
Facing a growing aerial threat from unmanned systems, rockets, artillery, and mortars, the U.S. Army is accelerating the fielding of an Interim, Mobile Short Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) system to complement the tactical formations of its Stryker brigades. Leonardo DRS, Inc. was selected to provide such IM-SHORAD Mission Equipment Package (MEP) for installation Stryker A1 vehicles. The package includes onboard radar system, a turreted weapon system mounting missiles, guns, and non-kinetic (jammers and Electronic attack) capabilities. This system will provide the “detect-identify-track-defeat” capability required to defeat UAS, rotary-wing and fixed-wing threats.

Australia Selects British Type 26 Design for $35 Billion Frigate Modernization

June 29, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, BAE Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
The Australian Government selected BAE Systems to build nine new frigates for the Australian Navy under the Australian Navy SEA 5000 Phase 1 Future Frigate project. The new Hunter Class frigates will replace the current ANZAC class frigates and will be optimized for anti-submarine warfare (ASW). The new vessels. The new warships are based on the Global Combat Ship design pioneered by BAE Systems, which was also selected for the Royal Navy Type 26 frigate.

NASA Again Delays Launch of Troubled Webb Telescope; Cost Estimate Rises to $9.7 Billion

The successor to the Hubble has had a series of mishaps during testing. An independent review board pushed back the launch for three years.

Hellfire Successor Approved for Production

June 27, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board review and achieved milestone C. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP). JAGM flight tests, including ten Limited User Test flights, were completed across the performance envelope and target requirements over a […]

General Dynamics Upgrades More Strykers to A1 Variants

June 26, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Companies, Syndicated Industry News, U.S. Army 
General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded $258 million contract modification to upgrade 116 Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the Stryker A1 configuration. The upgrade includes the installation of Double-V Hull, improving the vehicle's survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the DVH survivability, the Stryker A1 provides a 450-horsepower engine, 60,000-pound suspension, 910-amp alternator and in-vehicle network. All vehicles will be delivered by March 31, 2020.

RAFAEL: “The Majority of TROPHY Components are Manufactured by the American Defense Industry”

June 26, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Companies, Israel, Syndicated Industry News, U.S. Army 
The foundation established by DRS Leonardo to support the US Army induction of RAFAEL's TROPHY APS can also support future Israeli procurement of the system

UAC Delivers Communications Relay Aircraft to the Russian Government

The Russian aerospace company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) delivered the second of two Tupolev Tu-214 PU-SBUS communications support special mission aircraft (ПУ-СБУС) ordered by the Russian Ministry of Defense. The aircraft was delivered on June 18, 2018. The first aircraft was delivered on March 26 this year. The two aircraft provide a communications support platform, carrying the SBUS-214 carried the communication node payload, housed in a large ventral fairing and SATCOM dome.

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