Industry Team Finalizes AGS Negotiation, Anticipates Order Award in July 2011

Global Hawk RQ-4B Block 40 | NATO AGS Configuration
Northrop Grumman Corporation submitted its final proposal for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) core capability. NATO AGS system will employ an air segment consisting of six Northrop Grumman Block 40 Global Hawks specially missionized to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to ground, maritime and air commanders, anytime and anywhere in the world. These Global hawks will be equipped...


Founded in early 2003, Camero is run by an experienced management team with decades of experience providing solutions to major government and commercial customers. Camero benefits from the strong financial backing of leading Venture Capital investors and from its strategic shareholder, Motorola. Also supporting Camero is an Advisory Board comprised of prominent industry experts with experience at the...

Vigilant Stare Launch Airborne Wide Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) Service

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and ITT Exelis are nearing completion and testing of Vigilant Stare, a manned aircraft-based Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) concept demonstrator.

Amid International Market Decline, Israel Defense Exports Reach a Record High in 2012

Brig. general (Ret) Shmaya Avieli, the head of Defense Exports Directorate (SIBAT) at Israel’s Ministry reported today that Israel’s defense exports in 2012 reached an all time record, totaled at US$7.473 billion. This peak came after a much lower year in 2011, as SIBAT’s reported $5.823 billion in export sales. According to Avieli, the results for 2012 were surprising, particularly due to the economical...

Compact INMARSAT SATCOM Extends Tactical UAVs Range, Performance

Cobham SATCOM has developed what is claimed to be the smallest and lightest Inmarsat UAV satcom solution. Mounted within the airframe and measuring 24cm x 16cm x 6cm, the AVIATOR UAV 200 delivers up to 200 kbps data and full, real-time control of data channels.

MICA-VL Demonstrates its Capability Intercepting Stand-Off Weapons

MBDA has recently tested the MICA VL land-based short range air defense system intercepting a target representing a guided weapon. The recent test was the 17th test of the MICA VL system. It took place on the 13th April 2011, at the French DGA-Essais Missiles test centre in Biscarosse, South West France. The developer funded test followed on the...

Elbit Systems Acquires Nice Systems’ Cyber & Intel Division

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.

Philippines Orders South Korean TA-50 Jets

With new territorial challenges facing the Philippines and an antiquated military force riddled with inefficiencies, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has decided to acquire twelve South Korean TA-50 trainer/fighter jets.

L3-Com Linkabit Standardizes WIN-T IP SATCOM Waveform

L-3 Linkabit provides turnkey SATCOM On-The-Move solutions that enable mobile and halted forces to collaborate, access Global Information Grid (GIG) resources, and exchange voice, data and video in a tactical environment. The MPM-1000 modem product family, which, when combined with an antenna and tracking system, provides an off-the-shelf SATCOM On-The-Move solution for both military and commercial applications.

Pentagon Halts the F-136 Alternate Engine for JSF

The Department of Defense (DoD) today issued a stop work order in connection with the Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine program, halting development of the F-136, which was designed to offer competing engine option for F-35 customers. The program is under development by a consortium of General Electric and Rolls Royce. While the announcement does not terminate the alternate...

European Defense Spending Shrink

While the global defense market continues to expand, Europe stands as an exception, with defense spending a declining priority throughout most of the continent's capitals. A prolonged period of peace and the lack of a direct territorial threat have created the mindset in European government that whatever security is needed can be provided through finite budgetary allocations. Very little...

Indo-Russian Aviation Limited (IRAL)

Established in 1994 the joint Indo-Russian enterprise is tasked with supply and supporting all Russian (and former Soviet Union) In a changing and volatile world, it is the versatile and the visionary who succeed. IRAL's activities include engine maintenance, accessories, aggregates and avionics, maintenance and modernization and re-equipping. Beyond serving the local market, IRAL also assists other air forces...

KMW, Nexter Merger Completed

Nexter Systems and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann have completed their merger today. Going forward, the merged Franco-German conglomerate is positioned to be one of the largest European defense manufacturer of military land systems.

Updated: C-MUSIC to Protect Israeli Airlines from Missile Attacks

Offers Part of the development of active protection systems for platforms, Elbit systems is offering effective protection for military and commercial aircraft and helicopters, employing an affordable, highly effective fiber-laser based Directional Infra-Red Counter Measures (DIRCM). While DIRCM systems for large aircraft have been available on the market for several years, Elbit Systems’ Multi-Spectral Infrared Countermeasure (MUSIC) system is...