Indian Navy Demonstrates ‘MRSAM ‘Cooperative Engagement’ Capability

The Indian Navy conducted the first firing test of an MRSAM naval air defense missile employed in the full Joint Taskforce Coordination (JTC)  mode. JTC implements the MRSAM 'Cooperative Engagement' operating mode.

Robotized T-72s in Russia?

The Russian Ministry of Defense plans an evaluation of an innovative robotic tank formation concept that will enhance the operational capabilities of mechanized formations in urban areas. The ‘Storm’ concept will employ a robotized T-72B3 tank in at least five configurations, to create a semi-autonomous ‘robotic vanguard’, coordinated and controlled by human operators from few kilometers away.

Mission Planing Tool Helps Commanders Assess Cyber Threats

A group of U.K. companies has embarked on a development to provide tools that enable military commanders to better assess the risks and potential of cyber and electronic attacks. The JUMP – Joint User Mission Planning for Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Activity (CEMA) project is a concept demonstrator of a toolkit that integrates cyber and physical mission planning. The BMT-led...

Rheinmetall to supply additional Argus soldier systems to the Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces have exercised options under the Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP) to procure an additional 1,256 Rheinmetall Argus soldier systems, which will be delivered next year. This order is worth CAD22 million (€14.3 million)

Bird Expands Special Mission Aircraft Capabilities

BIRD Aerosystems will enhance the performance of ASIO SMA already operated by the customer, by upgrading their Mission Management System (MSIS), adding sensor enhancements, and improving connectivity and data sharing within the task force.

This IronVision Helmet Can See Through Armor

IronVision, Elbit Systems' new Helmet Mounted Display (HMS) provides crew members of combat vehicles with 360-degree panoramic situational awareness , as they can ‘see-through’ their vehicle's armor in real-time, creating a complete and clear visualization of the battlefield, under close hatches.

DARPA Teaches Drones to Collaborate (Under Human Supervision)

The US Defense Department's Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) selected Lockheed Martin and Raytheon as the prime contractors for the agency's Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) demonstration. The program seeks to help conduct dynamic Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) operations over long distances, against short lived, moving targets in denied or contested electromagnetic airspace.

US Army Missile Test Demonstrates ‘Any Sensor, Best Shooter’ Capability

By 2018 the US Army expects to field a new command-and-control (C2) system developed to deliver a single, unambiguous view of the battlespace. The Integrated (air and missile defense) Battle Command System (IBCS) developed and built by Northrop Grumman will significantly enhance aircraft and missile tracking, and improve the ability of combatant commanders and air defenders to make critical decisions within seconds.

DARPA Seeks New Technologies for the Future Dismounted Squad

To succeed in their missions, military units must have a robust, multi-faceted picture of their operational environments, including the location, nature and activity of both threats and allied forces around them. Technology is making this kind of rich, real-time situational awareness increasingly available to airborne and other vehicle-assigned forces, along with a capacity to deploy precision armaments more safely,...

France to invest €330 million upgrading 218 Leclerc Main Battle Tanks

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) notified Nexter Systems of the Leclerc tank renovation contract. This order constitutes the third operation launched by the French Ministry of Defence under the SCORPION programme intended to modernise the French Army's contact forces.

Squad X Core Technology – the Warfighter’s information superiority

DARPA plans to introduce lightweight, integrated systems that will provide dismounted infantry squads unprecedented awareness, adaptability and flexibility in complex environments. The SXCT projevct will demonstrate how Soldiers and Marines can intuitively understand and control their complex mission environments

Elbit Systems Unveils Light, Compact Combat Suit for the Warfighter

Reducing the size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements of wearable electronics means a lot for the dismounted warfighter – both leaders and riflemen. Elbit Systems, the prime contractor for the Israel Defense Forces ‘digital army program’ (DAP) also known as Zayad has developed and deployed such systems called ‘Dominator’, in support of the dismounted commanders. Similar systems have also...

ISDEF 2013: From Birds’ Eyeview to Point Blank

the versatile RONI, turning an ordinary pistol in few seconds, into an effective, versatile weapon system.
The ISDEF 2013 exhibition opened yesterday in Tel Aviv is the largest, most impressive defense expo taking place in Israel in recent years. Over 100 exhibitors gathered here, with thousands of visitors attracted by many professional seminars and demonstrations of assault means, weapon systems and CBRNE protective measures. In this brief coverage we highlight C4I and small arms. Two additional...

Streamlined Blue Force Tracking System Integrates Combat & Logistics Support

The US Army is finally integrating a blue-force tracking system common to manoeuvre and logistics elements. For the first time on the battlefield, maneuver and logistics forces will share situational awareness and messaging, forming a complete and seamless operational picture.