Cobham plc

Cobham has four divisions employing more than 11,000 people on five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenue of some £1.9bn / US$3 billion. Aviation pioneer Sir Alan Cobham founded the Company in 1934 as an air-to-air refuelling specialist and Cobham is still the world leader in this field. Through a combination of organic growth...

Defense Exhibitions: 2015

Subscribe to see past eventsFor events taking place in 2014 - Click Here NCT CBRNe Middle East 9-11 December, 2014 - the Hilton, Abu Dhabi CBRN First Response 2015 20-21 January, 2015 - Bristol, UK DGI Europe 19-21 January, 2015 - QE II Conference centre, Westminster, London, UK The DGI Conference & Exhibition brings together heads of defence geospatial intelligence, remote sensing, GIS data & mapping, satellite...

France to Deploy Broadband Tactical Wireless Access to Defense Intranet

The French Army is planning to employ commercial-based WiMAX system to support high capacity wireless data communications (broadband connectivity) in support of deployed forces. The system will support the transfer of classified information up to the 'restricted' level, thus allowing direct access from the field level to INTRADEF, the Intranet of the French Ministry of Defence. The first implementation of...

MATRIX Laser Successfully Downs Small UAVs

Boeing has recently announced successful, intercepts of multiple small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by high power mobile laser weapon system. The tests, conducted back in May 2009 demonstrated the ability of mobile laser weapon systems to locate, track and destroy small aerial targets in flight. The test was sponsored by the U.S. Air Force and conducted at the Naval Air...

The Inevitable Fate of Post US Iraq – Potential Concequences of Obama’s Exit Strategy

During his whirlwind stopover in Baghdad, last Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama has declared that Iraqis "must take responsibility for their country". He predicted the next 18 months would be trying, as American troops start to leave a country still facing security threats and political problems. "They (the Iraqis) have got to make political accommodations" Mr Obama said. "They're...

India Relaxes Offset Guidelines, Sets 20% penalty on Failure to Fulfill Obligations

Amid growing criticism of its unrealistic demands for buyback, India has relaxed its offset guidelines to enable foreign vendors to fulfill their obligations in timely manner by including Technology Transfer and R&D as offsets. New Delhi also imposed a 20% penalty on vendors failing to fulfill their offset obligations within the prescribed timeframe, as set by the Defense Department procurement procedure.

Boeing, ADASI sign UAS teaming agreement

Boeing and Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company (ADASI) have signed a teaming agreement pursuing opportunities for marketing unmanned systems in the Middle East. The teaming agreement expands on a previous agreement between ADASI and Insitu, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary that makes the ScanEagle and Integrator. That collaboration allowed for support and sustainment of Insitu's unmanned ISR products and services.

Speculations over Israeli Preemptive Iran Strike are Unfounded

The eight-week gap before the new United States presidential staff enters the White House in Washington, is already causing jitters among defense analysts, speculating if Israel, itself suffering from an acute leaderless pre-election crisis, will take action on it's own against the Shi'ite Mullah's in Tehran, before it will be too late. Last week has already become deluged with highly...

300 Strykers on the way to Afghanistan

Facing continued pressure on supply routes to Afghanistan, the U.S. Army is vehicles  relying on aerial delivery of more than 300 Stryker destined for the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team deploying this summer from its home base in Ft. Lewis Washington state. The vehicles and equipment are being taken by ship for the majority of the trip around the...

Japan and U.S. Agree to Broaden Military Alliance

Against the backdrop of pressing regional tensions, the United States and Japan agreed Thursday to broaden their military alliance, including by adding a new missile defense radar system in Japan and cooperating to combat cyberthreats. The New York Times reports today. Most significantly, the United States will deploy a new X-band radar system in Kyogamisaki over the next year to...