Northrop Grumman Displays BAMS Modelled Global-Hawk

The Global Hawk model displayed at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday was reconfigured overnight to represent the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance RQ-8N platform, selected by the U.S. Navy to be integrated with P-8 Poseidon manner maritime surveillance aircraft to replace current P-3 Orion aircraft. The RQ-4N is scheduled to go through Functional Review this month, to be followed by Preliminary Design Review in December. First flight...

Wearable and Portable Micro DVR Systems

Start < Page 5 of 6 > As digital recorders get smaller they become suitable for more applications, such as integration into the soldier's combat suit or weapon system. One such device is the Guncam gun camera recorder, developed by Macroswiss. This unit has been developed for use by Police Forces and Armies that need to record firefights from the user’s perspective, for...

Guided Missile Attack in Syria Delivers a Clear Message

Syria claimed yesterday that two surface-to-surface missiles launched from Israel struck the military airbase of Al Mezzeh, in a suburb of the capital Damascus, about 56 km from the Golan border. While Israel did not respond to this allegation, the Syrian claim may indicate Israel is maintaining a new precision strike capability, by tactical surface launched rockets, extending its deterrence capability throughout the region – both against adversaries in the close range, as well as the long range.

BAE Systems Demonstrates HMMWV ‘Integrated Smart V’ to Army, Marine Corps

BAE Systems demonstrated the improved HMMWV known as ‘Integrated SMART V’ (ISV) to U.S. Army and Marine Corps officials at the Nevada Automotive Test Center’s (NATC) annual Vehicle Systems Demonstration held February 9 in Carson City, Nevada. Additional blast-protection is expected to become part of the recapitalization program for an estimated 60,000 U.S. Military HMMWVs, expected to be identified for...

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Plasan Sasa Unveils Blast and Mine Protection System

Plasan Sasa, an Israeli expert in armor protection, is introducing at the AUSA Winter symposium at Ft. Lauderdale this week its blast and mine protection system designed to reduce damage and injury from land mines and ground charges. The MaxxPro design positions the v-shaped crew compartment on top of International’s proven heavy-duty truck chassis. The v-shaped hull is designed to...

Turkey Selects Italian A-129 for Future Attack Helicopter

AgustaWestland, a member of the Finmeccanica group won a major Turkish program worth $2.7 billion to supply Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopters for the Turkish Land Forces Command. AgustaWestland estimates its share of the program to be in excess of Euro 1.2 billion, based on the requirement for 51 A129 helicopters. AgustaWestland proposed significant industrial benefits for Turkey, involving...

SpyRobot & Micro SpyRobot UGVs from Macroswiss

UGVs at DSEi 07: The Swiss based company MarcoSwiss unveiled at DSEi 07 the latest and smallest member of the SpyRobot 4WD family of unmanned Ground Vehicles. Like its bigger brothers, the new Micro Spyrobot 4WDcan be operated by a single person, be thrown through a window, up to or from a second floor, and provide real-time imagery from interiors...

NSM Extends LCS Firepower Over The Horizon

Tthe U.S. Navy selected the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile (NSM) developed by Kongsberg Defense to provide the fleet of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) of the U.S. Navy with an Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) capability engaging hostile ships and land targets at ranges of 200 and beyond. Adding an offensive over-the-horizon capability is essential for the LCS to address the US Navy’s Distributed Lethality (DT) strategy. The Navy defines DT as the capability to strike from any ship and at any place in the world. The Navy considers that deploying offensive weapons on as many U.S. ships as possible would complicate an enemy’s ability to attack.

IAI’s Growth Engines Revving Up with Indian Partners

As Israel’s largest aerospace and defense enterprise, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is positioned as a leading player in the global defense, security, and commercial aerospace market. “The fusion between our military and commercial activities is one of the things that sets us apart from the competition, and I believe that the balance between these two fields will become more...

Tactical Image and Intelligence Exploitation Systems

Miniature Video Recorders and cameras PhotoTelesis from Symetrics Industries group developed lightweight video recce system (LVRS) which is currently in service with special forces. The image acquisition and transmission device integrates image processing, storage, display, annotation and management functions. The whole system can be packed in low weight, compact system called the Military MicroRIT (MMR) or operate in a ruggedized...

DRS to deliver Infrared Sights for U.S. Army Combat Vehicles

DRS Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: DRS) was awarded a $124 million contract to provide Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (HTI SGF) sighting systems to the U.S. Army. These systems are used on the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank System Enhancement Package (SEP) and M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles. The contract was awarded to DRS by the Network Centric Systems business of Raytheon...

Small, Tactical UAS (Tier II) Pursued by US Navy and Marines

The U.S. Navy UAS program office PMA-263 is planning to expand the family of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operated by the Navy and Marine Corps. Currently the services use the Pioneer Tactical UAV (known as Tier III) which will be sustained in service until 2009, when the new Vertical Takeoff UAV (VTUAV) is expected to mature. The USMC also...

The Year of the Scorpion (Jet)

The Scorpion reconnaissance and attack aircraft displayed at the Paris Air Show this week is currently on its second European tour, visiting mainland Europe and the UK. Seeking international customers Textron offers the Scorpion at a cost of business aircraft - 'below $20 million per aircraft', and at a flight-hour cost of $3,000 – about 10 – 20 percent of the acquisition and operating costs of modern combat aircraft or advanced trainers.