US Air Force Moves Forward with High-Power Microwave Weapon

the Air Force has now selected the stealthy, long-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER) as the optimal air vehicle to carry the CHAMP weapon.

Operational limitations of Fire-and-forget Missiles

Start < Page 5 of 5 > The millimeter-wave guidance of the Hellfire Longbow version (as well as the British Brimstone) is inadequate for missions where are not clearly defined...

F-35 Thermal Scan Highlights New Stealth Features

FLIR Systems published today a short video depicting the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation fighter during its flight display at the recent Farnborough Airshow...

New pilot helmet for Israeli Atalef helicopters

Paris Le Bourget: A new pilot Helmet Mounted Systems (HMS) will be installed in the Israeli airforce (IAF)  Eurocopter AS 565 SA (Atalef) helicopters...

V-22 Tilt Rotor Demonstrates Aerial refueling potential

The Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has successfully completed an initial test performing as an aerial refueling tanker. Adding this capability to the tiltrotor...

IAI Unveils Hovering Aerial and Ground Observation Vehicles at LAAD 2011

IAI will unveil the new Stark IRV, a reconnaissance vehicle developed by IAI's subsidiary Elta Systems, based on a Brazilian platform produced by TAC Motors. We plan to expand our activities in Brazil through cooperation with local companies.” IAI President Yitzhak Nissan comments.
VisionMap Mist

Visionmap Unveils a Wide-Area Surveillance & Mapping Payload at AUVSI-Israel

MIST, an advanced EO payload designed for mapping and wide area aerial surveillance was displayed for the first time today at the AUVSI Israel event in Tel Aviv. A military version of the camera was designed for unmanned aerial systems and has entered operational service in 2006, just in time for the Second Lebanon War. It has since proved itself in continuous operation over thousands of hours on a number of UAV systems.

COTS Terminal Transfer Secure Video, Voice and Data Over Military WGS Satcom

A recent technology demonstration conducted by the U.S. Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) validated the use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) aero-mobile low-profile Ka-band terminal over DOD Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system. Test criteria included an airborne bi-directional video teleconferencing session while simultaneously running IP file transfer applications.

EL/M-2055 SAR/MTI – UAV Recce Payload

Packed in an autonomous, compact package, EL/M-2055 tactical airborne recce system, provides Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) or Moving Target Indication (MTI) functions, effectively and...

SM-3B performs first launch from land-based unit

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 from the Aegis Ashore weapon system. Aegis Ashore will...

NASA Selects Six Partners for Aerospace Composites R&D

NASA has selected six US aerospace primes to participate in a government-and-industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification. In a statement announcing...
USS Ohio SSGN 726

US Navy Revisiting Feasibility Of A Sub-Launched Global Strike Weapon

With proposed defense budget reductions creating a need to reshape American military forces, the US Department of Defense is once again looking into the possibility of developing a sub-launched “Prompt Global Strike” (PGS) weapon as a means of reinforcing America’s power projection capability.

Supersonic cruise missile launched from mobile launchers extends the reach of Chinese coastal defenses

The CX-1 cruise missile is designed for launch from land-based mobile launchers. Designed for supersonic cruise at medium and low level, CX-1 endgame flexibility...

F-135 – High Performance Jet Engine for Lightning II

Pratt & Whitney announced today the certification of its F135 engine to power the Lightning II's first flight later this year after successfully completing...

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