IRIS Netted Video Surveillance

IRIS Video from EADS can observe, detect and identify vehicles and individuals operating in restricted or sensitive zones. IRIS can be linked by multiple VHF video links to the optronic sensor units positioned at distances of up to 500 meters, and record four simultaneous channels. Each sensor unit links to a pyrometer detector, daylight camera and a night vision...

New Policy to Mandate Domestic Production of Warships

A new procurement policy that will implement ‘drastic steps’ to decrease India's dependence on imported  defense platforms, all naval vessels procurement for the Indian Navy in the future will mandate shipbuilders to build the vessels in India. Part of these contracts will be open to private shipbuilders, allowing the private sector to compete with public sector shipyards for defense contracts....

Land Warrior & Stryker Warrior Programs

Start < Page 1 of 6 > The goal of Land Warrior is to enhance a soldier's mobility, situational awareness (command and control and communications), lethality, sustainability and survivability. According to its original schedule the US Army planned to field the Land Warrior Initial Capability (IC) systems in 2004. According to the revised schedule, only test items will be deployed...

3D audio for Warrior Programs

An advanced 3D audio communication systems is developed by a team led by Sennheiser Canada under the Canadian Soldier Integrated Headgear System (SIHS) program. The team also includes AuSIM Inc. from the US and Britain's Davies Communications from the Selenia Communications group. The soldier-worn systems will provide three-dimensional reception of electronic communications and 3D audio cues to enhance situational awareness....

EXELIS GNOMAD – Taking SATCOM On The Move

ITT Exelis is introducing GNOMAD, a mobile, on-the-move satellite communications (SATCOM) system, providing over the horizon, satellite communications for data and voice while on the move using a low profile broadband antenna and baseband solution which is modem and radio agnostic. The system was recently evaluated by the US Army under the Network Integration Exercise (NIE) 12.1 at White...

Singapore’s Type-218SG – Forerunner of a new Submarine Class?

Singapore is likely to expand the missions and operational capabilities of its submarine force in the next decade, fielding large ocean going submarines with mission endurance of weeks, even months in the next decade. Sofar the island state operated much smaller subs, designed for operations in shallow waters and littorals closer to home. The Defense ministry of Singapore announced...

Elbit Systems’ DIRCM to be Integrated on Boeing Military Aircraft & Helicopters

The Boeing Company and Elbit Systems have entered a cooperation agreement to jointly develop self-defense solutions for Boeing military aircraft in international markets.

Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS)

The Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) gives flight crew members the ability to rapidly acquire and designate a target simply by looking at it. By placing an aiming cross, projected on the helmet visor, over the desired target and pressing a button, pilots can quickly and easily aim weapons and sensors to designate and attack airborne or ground targets....

SST Step-Stare EO Payload

A lightweight EO payload, WESCAM 11SST (Step-Stare Turret) offers a unique capability to rapidly cover a large area with is its "step-stare" function. The payload is equipped with gimbaled, tri-sensor stabilized bench designed for high speed step-stare functioning (>120deg./sec slew rate). The sensor captures seven video frames per second, images are compressed and streamed to the control station, where...

Israeli Spyders to Replace the Czech Air Force SA-6 Missiles

The Czech government approved the launch of procurement negotiations for four Israeli “SPYDER” batteries, within the framework of a G2G agreement between the two countries. Israel was selected as the sole supplier for the project and the expected agreement between the countries' defense ministries is estimated at over $400 million.

SATCOM Assists ESA-EDA Demonstration of UAV Airspace Integration

A European project designed to prove the feasibility of operating unmanned aerial systems in non-segregated airspace completed six missions flown form the Spanish Air Force base San Javier air base on 24 April. Defense-Update reports. The test was conducted by an international consortium led by Spain's Indra, in cooperation with AT-One, CIRA, SES ASTRA and Thales Alenia Space. The project demonstrated...

IAI, Thales Offer Sea Serpent Missiles to Replace the Harpoon on the Royal Navy Frigates

Thales UK and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have joined forces to offer IAI’s Sea Serpent anti-ship missile to replace the Harpoon Block1C anti-ship missile currently in service on board the Royal Navy Type 23 frigates.

PackBot Tactical Robot

PackBot was first used by US ground troops in Afghanistan in 2002 to help clear caves and bunkers, search buildings and cross live anti-personnel minefields. They were used again in 2003 in Iraq in urban warfare scenarios, as well as in vehicle searches. By 2007, more than 800 PackBot robots were delivered to users worldwide and are in operation...

Germany Joins France to Establish a Joint European Intervention Force

Germany and France are jointly launching the development of a new main battle tank and self-propelled gun, what seems to be the most strategic project in the European European land defense for the next 30 years, a program package that will shape the future of European armies’ main combat capabilities