Following a U.S. Navy award in March, to build a tactical laser system for naval applications, BAE Systems and Boeing have teamed to develop a system demonstrator utilizing Mk 38 Mod 2 remotely controlled weapon station, originally developed and produced by Rafael Advanced Defense Sytems of Israel. In a recentRead More
Archive for August, 2011
In the past two weeks France has been deploying its medium altitude, long endurance ‘Harfang’ drones over Libya, operating from Sigonella air base in Sicily. Harfang was transferred from Afghanistan to support the Libyan theater of operation.
Pakistani sources claimed an unidentified, bird shaped UAV suspected to be an American surveillance drone, crashed in southwestern Pakistan on 25 August at the town of Chaman near the Afghan border.
The Australian Government has approved spending A$550 million on four major Defense programs. When complete, these projects are estimated to involve expenditure of around $3 billion.
AeroVironment, Inc. introduced today a miniature ‘quadcopter’, a lightweight flying sensor called ‘Shrike VTOL’, designed as a man-portable, vertical take off and landing Stealthy, Persistent Perch and Stare (SP2S) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) developed in the past four years under a DRAPA funded program.
This year’s DSEi will host 35 national pavilions, up from 27 national pavilions in 2009. Among the nations joining the show are Poland, Brazil and India, and the UAE. Other national pavilions include countries such as Israel, Germany, Italy, Spain. Naval display has always been one of the strengths’Read More
U.S. Army Buys Switchblade Small Loitering Weapons | DRS To Deliver 27 Observation Towers to the U.S. Navy | Raytheon Missile Systems Awarded over $700 for AMRAAM, CIWS Orders | GDC4S Wins $3.7 Billion to to Deliver CHS-4 Electronics Hardware