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NetFires to Deploy PAM on the Littoral Combat Ship

NetFires will develop Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System for the Navy Littoral Combat Ships under a US$54.8 million contract awarded by the U.S. Navy. The common vertical launcher will be initially designed to store and fire the Precision Attack Missile (PAM) and later, accept future missile variants. The Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System has been selected to be the premier engagement capability against surface threats such as small moving boats deployed with the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

Boeing Announce First International Delivery of Helmet Sights

Boeing received orders from 10 international customers, for the Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS). The company announced today the first delivery of the advanced helmet sights to equip Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18s. JHMCS is developed by Vision Systems International, a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and Elbit Systems.

Proxy Aviation Introduce Multi-UAV Control System

Proxy Aviation Systems, Inc unveiled at AUVSI today the SkyForce Distributed Management System (DMS), designed to control multiple unmanned air vehicles to achieve Group Tactical Goals. The system will be able to control Proxy's new 4,000 pound SkyRaider, a fully autonomous, Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) designed for low- and medium- altitude missions, carrying heavy-payloads and enabling the release of external stores.

 

US Army, Marines Pursue a New Tactical Vehicle Family

The Office of Naval Research has selected General Dynamics Land Systems to build Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) mock-up, and provide tradeoff analysis for the evaluation of future development of such vehicles. The future family of vehicles will comprise five armored versions, ranging from infantry combat vehicles, command vehicles, reconnaissance, and armored utility vehicles. Work is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2007. JLTV is expected to provide the U.S. Army and Marine Corps with a family of more survivable vehicles and greater payload than the HMWWV.

U.S. Army To Test Airborne Command of Joint UAV / Strike Teams

Lockheed Martin has completed flight demonstrations of a new Mobile Commanderís Associate (MCA) system that will enable U.S. Army command and control helicopters to form and manage teams of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and manned strike aircraft.

InSitu Unveil Enhanced Version for the Scan Eagle

The new version of the Scan Eagle will incorporate a redesigned camera turret, offering improved stabilization, enhanced infrared camera, and Mode C transponder.

 

 

 

 

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