Friday, May 29, 2015

Counter Terror & Homeland Security

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CYBERBIT LTD., an Elbit Systems subsidiary is acquiring Nice Systems' Cyber & Intelligence Division business. Recently established CYBERBIT was created to consolidate Elbit Systems’ cyber activities. Elbit Systems will pay up to $157.9 Million - in cash and as earn-out through 2015.

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Unconfirmed media reports from Poland are indicating the Polish MOD has selected the US company Raytheon to provide the Polish future medium-range missile defense system, the Polish paper Gazeta Wyborcza reported Earlier today.

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A number of new technologies spotted By Defense-Update covering breaking news at the Counter Terror Expo that opened today in London.

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Iran unveiled yesterday the Bavar-373, an indigenous long-range air defense missile defense system employing Sayyad-3 (Hunter III) interceptor during the Army National Day parade. Iran launched the indigenous development program after the delivery of Russian S300 systems was suspended under the sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN in 2010. Immediately after the cancellation of the Russian sale Iran displayed a mockup of a similar weapon during a military march in Tehran, claiming it is developing its own version of the system.

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Israel's David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS) air- and missile-defense system has completed a major test series this week, demonstrating a successful intercept of a target representing a ballistic missile threat.

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The US Army has allocated its Continental-US (CONUS) Based THAAD to deploy to South Korea on emergency situations, a South Korean military source confirmed Sunday.

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Airbus Defense & Space was awarded a contract worth several million euros to supply the german Army with 36 VPJ-R6 'smart' C-IED jammers for its armored vehicles. The new devices use ultra-fast 'SMART' Responsive Jamming Technology selectively jamming threats frequencies while maintaining the rest of the radio band open for friendly communications

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South Korea defense ministry reaffirmed today its long-held stance of not purchasing an advanced missile-defense battery from the United States amid growing calls from its ruling party lawmakers to introduce it to better guard against North Korea's missiles.

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A 30-kilowatt electric fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a pickup truck during a recent field test, demonstrating how such weapon grade lasers could be used to protect military forces and critical infrastructure.

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A video recently aired on YouTube shows an alarming situation happening in Iraq, where heavy equipment delivered by the U.S. To the Iraqi Army...

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Seven of 11 teams competing in the Darpa Robotic Challenge (DRC) in June 2015 will use the new, more powerful, and wirelessly controlled Atlas humanoid robot. The competition that evaluates the use of robots in disaster zone offers $3.5 million in prizes awarded to the best performing teams

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In recent years IWI US has introduced the combat proven Tavor SAR in the US market, in 2015 the company is introducing more compact weapons, including the Galil ACE pistol and two variants of the Uzi Pro Pistol.

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The US Missile defense Agency is seeking future missile defense measures that will be able to defeat hypersonic glide vehicles, similar to those being developed by the China, Russia and India.

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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $100 million contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to procure six new AT-802F firefighting aircraft and operate the firefighting squadron, which will consist of a total of 14 aircraft.

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