Lockheed Martin today announced the acquisition of Chandler/May, Inc., a developer and producer of specialized unmanned aerial vehicle systems. The acquisition will expand Lockheed martin’s unmanned systems portfolio beyond the families of products developed by the Skunk Works.
Archive for November, 2012
Since the creation of cyberspace and the internet Israeli security experts and scientists have positioned the country at the forefront of cyber defense, developing everything from the basic building blocks of network security, data encryption and information protection to integrated system providing monitoring, simulation and rapid response in the event of cyber attacks. This article is highlighting several new cyber-security measures introduced at the Israel Homeland Security exhibition and conference, taking place in Tel Aviv this week.
Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) and its latest incremental upgrade known as Increment 2 (WIN-T Inc 2) are a central part of CS-13. It will also provide all Army units a common networking baseline layer, enabling full connectivity between units utilizing new generation systems (JTRS, AWN2, etc) and those that still rely on legacy systems (SINCGARS etc), allowing each unit to use its equipment with utmost efficiency and capacity.
The latest upgrade of the M-109 calls for an improved chassis introducing a more powerful powertrain, transmission and steering system, and wider tracks, improving ground pressure for better mobility. The hydraulic turret drive will be replaced with a new electrical drive and a new electrical raming system installed.
In September 2012 GDLS was awarded a contract worth $395 million to support the first phase of Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) for the M-1A2 SEPv2 Abrams tank upgrade, the initial phase includes research, development and testing. The work includes miniaturization of electronics, through line replaceable module (LRM)- based electronics architecture and increasing electrical generation capacity, distribution and management.
The Defense Research and Development Division of the Ministry of Defense successfully completed trials testing the upgraded operational capability of the ‘Iron Dome’ system. In the past few days, the Israel’s Missile Defense Organization (IMDO)has been carrying out a series of previously scheduled trials.
Fires in combat vehicles can be caused by combat damage (hit by enemy fire, IEDs or a fire bomb thrown at it) or accidentally, by the crew or by malfunction. A combination of different fire suppression systems and agents provides a safe, efficient and combat ready solution enabling warfighters to stay in the fight, under fire