Defexpo 2006 – Command, Control & Communications

India has become a big consumer of defense electronics, which, like some of their major military systems, are based on foreign systems but developed indigenously and locally produced. The largest defense electronics exhibitor at Defexpo 06 was Bharat Electronics (BEL), which displayed a wide range of electronic equipment including battlefield surveillance radars; SIGINT; electro-optical systems for upgrading tanks and...

New Datalink Quadruples Raven’s Operability

New production Raven (RQ-11B) Small UAVs to be delivered to the US Army will be equipped with Digital DataLinks (DDL) for the first time. In January 2009 the Army placed an order valued $16 million for the production of 50 Raven systems, equipped with the new DDL. All of AV’s small UAS originally employed a four-channel analog data link, limiting...

DSEi-2005 Exhibition Review – Electronics & C4I

Following the trend demonstrated in the past few years, exhibitors' emphasis is shifted from weapon systems to command, control, communications and sensors (C4I), focusing on current European systems, such as the General Dynamics UK BOWMAN, EADS's Blue Force Tracking, and SIT from GIAT. Elbit Systems, with assistance from the Israel defense Forces Ground forces Command, provided a first glance into the operational TORC2H...

PR 4G Combat Net Radio & IP Networking Capability

The CIP program, part of the British MOD BOWMAN program, encompass three interrelated projects - the development of common ComBAT software tools designed to enhance situational awareness at all levels and aid the planning and control of operations. The £330M tri-year development program be supplied to approximately 13,000 computers. CIP Infrastructure will further interface with over 2,000 terminals integrated into armored...