New Optical Tags to Improve Combat Identification of Friendly Forces

    Brimrose Technology Corporation is introducing a new generation of optical taggants which will enable enhanced, covert marking and identification using unique narrow-band source ad Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) imaging systems. Optical taggants are target identifiers located on friendly or enemy personnel or material that enable the Warfighter to make critical decisions in target identification in a tactical environment, day and...

Applications Using OLED Microdisplays

Start < Page 2 of 4 > Among the applications already utilizing OLED include the full-color ProView SO-35 monocular viewer from Kaiser Electro-Optics, providing thermal sighting and situational awareness. Proview SO-35 developed for the US Army Land Warrior Program. Another helmet mounted display was introduced in 2004 by Liteye. The LE-450 monocular rugged pod-mounted viewer fits comfortably on the helmet's NVG attachment, providing day/night viewing...

Heron TP (Eitan)

Weighing over four tons, Heron TP - also dubbed Heron 2 or “Eitan”, by its Israeli Air Force (IAF) designation - is designed to fly at high altitude on missions spanning over several days. Israel was seeking a MALE UAV capability for many years, in fact, the first application of an armed MALE UAV was considered in the mid...

Lockheed Martin hopes ‘NAREW’ could offer MEADS a second chance in Poland

The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program returns to the Polish air defense arena, positioned as a candidate for the Polish for Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) requirement. MEADS is now positioned to fulfill three European programs, in Germany, Italy and Poland.

Thales Reco NG Reconnaissance Pod Enters Flight Testing

The French Air Force has initiated flight testing with the Reco NG aerial reconnaissance (AREOS) pod developed by Thales. Flight testing on board the Rafale is expected to continue for about six months. Currently, the French Air Force's tactical recce operations are limited to the obsolete Mirage F1 CR, using its internal sensors and the Presto pod. The new pod...

Israel Awards Contracts for Combat Systems for Magen Class Corvettes

With the expected delivery of the first of Magen Class corvette next year the IMOD awards orders for the combat systems to be integrated with those vessels as they arrive in Israel. Elbit Systems announced today the receipt of an order worth US$85 for electronic warfare systems destined for those ships.

GMLRS, HIMARS to Get New Rocket Pods

Lockheed Martin is working on a new, modular pod for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets, enabling loading of individual rocket tubes as they are expended, whereas the original GMLRS pods are discarded after use. The new pods will replace the depleting inventory of M26 rocket pods that were designed for salvo firing, and support the increased production...

Organic Air Vehicle (OAV)

Start < Page 3 of 7 > The Future Combat System (FCS) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) plan consists of a family of several types of airborne vehicles, including the Organic Air Vehicle (OAV). The OAV will be designed to operate from the battlefield, by the field troops, and provide small combat teams and individual soldiers with the capability to detect the...

Opening the Night For Danish F-16 Pilots

Night Attack The Royal Danish Air Force has validated the use of Night Vision Cueing and Display/ Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System (NVCD/ ANVIS) on its F-16s, offering a night vision enhancement for the daylight functionality provided by standard Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS). The system was flown for more than 300 hours as part of Operation Unified Protector during the summer of 2011.

Liquid Robotics Offers Wave Glider Robots to the Military

Liquid Robotics, developer of the Wave Glider autonomous robotic surface platform for ocean surveying is broadening its activity to offer government and military solutions by establishing the new Federal Business unit. The new unit is expected to double the number of employees over the next months, in anticipation to the growing potential and interest from Government agencies.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was established in 1964 as a merger between 'Hindustan Aircraft Limited', 'Aeronautics India Limited' and 'Aircraft Manufacturing Depot', Kanpur. Today, HAL has 19 Production Units and nine Research and Design Centers in seven locations in India. The company has produced 12 types of aircraft, and produced 14 types under license. In total, HAL has manufactured...

Automatic Soldier Tracking System

The Automatic Soldier Tracking System (ASTS) maintains real-time status of all unit elements in the tactical combat zone. The GPS based end-unit is carried by troops and connected via tactical radio to other network sharing units. Implementation of the ASTS can be realized as part of the Rafael soldier monitoring and alarm system (MAS) to provide automatic tracking, monitoring...

U.S. Department of Defense Fears the Budget Axe

The Department of Defense (DOD) budget is facing mounting pressure from both sides of the aisle as lawmakers struggle to rein in trillion-dollar deficits. Read the news analysis on Defense-Update “The Pentagon has lowered its expectations and is adopting a planning construct that assumes minimal budget growth,” says Shaun McDougall, Forecast International's North America Military Markets Analyst and author of the...

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...