Demand Assigned Multiple Access

One of the widely used satellite channel access protocols is Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA). This technique matches user demands to available satellite capacity. Satellite channels are grouped together as a bulk asset, and DAMA assigns users variable time slots matching user information transmission requirements. While user notices no change in channel quality, the result is a dramatic increase...

C4I Merge with Tactical Internet at the 2006 Eurosatory Exhibition

With the progressive fielding of tactical radios capable of voice and data transfer, as well as dedicated data radios, the next step in the evolution of tactical command and control is the creation of a  "tactical internet", enabling combatants at all levels to exchange and access information from any connected source. [email protected], a mobile tactical internet developed by Thales, is...

New US ITAR Regulations Formulate Favored Defense Partners

The Treaties between the United States, the UK and Australia allows these countries to gain a commercial advantage in the global defense market, streamlining the regulatory process that often poses a significant barrier to all but only the biggest or well financed companies.

ALS Technologies

ALS Technologies specializes in less than lethal munitions, offering 12 gauge rounds, 37/40mm rounds and launchers, chemical and diversionary devices, OC delivery systems, stun munitions and a range of related products.

Elisra to Become Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Elbit Systems

Elbit continues the consolidation of its domestic acquisitions. Following the successful completion of buyout of the remaining ITL Lasers shares held by the public, traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, Elbit Systems announed today the procurement of  30% of the remaining shares of Elisra Electronics Systems, held by IAI subsidiary Elta Systems. With this acquisition Elbit Systems will 100% holding of...

F-22 Enters the Network – Linking IFDL, TTNT, Link 16

The U.S. Air Force says it has successfully tested a classified information transmission technology from two F-22 Raptor 5th generation fighter aircraft to ground stations at the recent Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX 08) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and Langley Air Force Base in Virginia with new tactical targeting network technology under development by Rockwell Collins. Due to...

Pentagon Expected to Announce Today the Winner of $35 Billion KC-X Program

The U.S. Defense Department is expected to announce today (Feb. 24, 2011) the winner of a $35 billion Air Force aerial refueling tanker contract fought over by Boeing and European rival EADS for nearly a decade. The announcement is expected this afternoon, after financial markets close. The Defense Department is seeking to replace 179 tankers in an aging U.S....

How OLED Works?

Start < Page 4 of 4 > OLED technology is based on layers organic (carbon-based) chemical compounds that emit light when an electric current flows through the device. OLEDs are emissive devices, which mean they create their own light, as opposed to liquid crystal displays, which require a separate light source (backlight). As a result, OLED devices use less power and...

Vibrotactile Feedback Belt (VFB)

The vibrotactile Feedback belt, (VFB) developed at AnthroTronix provides an interface that can be used by the dismounted warfighter to provide feedback from a remote, indicating directional or situational information by silent, non visual sensory stimulus. The belt uses multiple waterproof vibrating motors spaced evenly around the inside of the VFB, providing an alternative haptic form of feedback to...

Updated: Boeing Wins the U.S. Air Force KC-X Program

The Pentagon announced Boeing has been awarded over US$3.5 Billion in fixed price, incentive firm contract for engineering and manufacturing development of the KC-46A (formerly KC-X) aerial refuieling tanker. The awarded amount will buy 18 NewGen 767 based tankers to be delivered by 2017 as part of a $35 Billion, 179 tanker buy.

Kill Assist Adverse Weather Targeting System (KAATS)

Another SAR aided guidance system developed by Boeing for the US Navy, uses target cueing based on Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indication (SAR/GMTI) imaging, which automatically extracts information for JDAM targeting. The information received from the airborne surveillance sensor, to continuously track mobile targets and send targeting cues via data-link, in real-time, to JDAM weapons after release, on their way...

Spain Gets its Share of Australian AWD

Facing growing delays in the parallel construction of three Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) and two Landing Helicopter Dock Ships (LHD), the Australian Ministry of defense and program manager AWD Alliance decided to redistribute the construction work among three Australian shipyards currently involved in the program, and transfer part of the work to the Navantia shipyard in Spain.

First Quarter Financial Reports Testify on Defense Market Fluidity

While the three U.S. aerospace majors reiterated their forecasts for 2011, the recent quarterly reports highlight the intensive activities ensuring their financial stability, to cross the troubled water expected in the coming months.

Sikorsky Teams with Rheinmetall to Offer CH-53K to Germany

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky has signed a strategic agreement with and German defense firm Rheinmetall teaming for competing in the German Air Force planned replacement of Sikorsky's CH-53G heavy transport helicopter program (Schwerer Transporthubschrauber - STH). The Germans evaluate two options - the CH-47F Chinook from Boeing and CH-53K from Lockheed Martin Sikorsky. The team plans to introduce more German teammates in the weeks to come.