Alion’s HAWK to expedite SDR waveform development

Alion's Science and Technology was awarded a $4.5 million three year contract to develop an advanced framework for the development of  enabling rapid development of software-defined radio (SDR) waveforms.

Combating Terrorism & Crime: Stealth Probes Track Terrorists Online

Communications interception systems are designed to comply with Lawful Interception (LI) delivery standards. These include norms set by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as well as the American Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). However, some agencies are operating 'above the law' and are exempt of LI restrictions. Organizations such as the Intelligence and National Security agencies, rely on powerful...

BOWMAN Tactical Communications System

UK's Land Digitization Program is an central enabler for the British Army's Network Enabled Capability (NEC) initiative. The £1.9 billion Bowman program comprises a new family of radios, computers and C3 applications, which will establish the communications and computing infrastructure for existing and future forces. Bowman digital radios are replacing the aging Clansman range of analog radios, in service...

Russian group offers communications upgrades for Indian Su-30MKI

The Russian group United Instrument Manufacturing Concern (UIMC) is introducing advanced communications gear to enhance data communications on the Indian Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet. Systems presented at Aero India 2015 include the S-112 aviation data communication system, NKVS-27 multi-channel voice/data radio AT-E data exchange terminal, the Russian equivalent to Western JTIDS/Link 16.

SRR300/330 Short Range Radio

The SRR300 Personal Role Radio family provides short range, full duplex speech and data communication. The system supports conference group communications of up to 30 units, enabling all team members to talk freely with hands-free operation. Systems offered include the basic SRR300 and SRR330, designed for operation in high ambient noise conditions. The system can also provide directional hearing, when coupled...

Introducing New Technologies to the Warfighter

Fielding of advanced C4ISR technology with the lower echelons will introduce new opportunities but also pose new challenges to trainers and recruiters, as it will require recruitment of more technologically savvy personnel. Carefully balanced training and procedures should be implemented, to maintain combat warfighting skills, with physical and psychological endurance, while mastering technological prowess. These new capabilities should address...

Harris Unveils a New Wearable Tactical Radio

A new member of the Falcon III family, the RF-300S, is positioned by Harris as a lightweight, wearable tactical radio supporting the dismounted soldier. This UHF radio (225 MHz to 470 MHz) provides wideband data transfer for situational awareness applications, in addition to narrowband voice capabilities. It is designed to establish squad-level networking based on software-defined radios with built-in GPS.

IDF Fields New C4 Equipment Optimized for urban Combat

Start < Page 7 of 9 > The current trend in the IDF calls for the development of tactical units designed specifically for Urban-LIC. These units are scheduled to field much expanded C4ISR systems enabling autonomous control of multiple sensors and effectors. The units are expected to field advanced Battlefield Command Systems (BMS) and a new command and control network, known as TORC2H,...

Net Centric Data Recorder

The NCDR is a rugged network centric digital unit (NCDU) with a detachable solid-state memory cartridge. Originally developed for airborne applications, this tough 3.2 kg recorder-processor can monitor and record video and audio directly from their sources, while monitoring up to three data channels (via MuxBus). The system manages data transfer and mass storage functions to enable efficient playback...

Defense Electronics at AUSA Winter 2008

Since its first deployment in the early 2000s, the Army's FBCB2 command and control system was proven as one of the most valuable command and control combat assets. Incorporating the latest developments in digital information processing and networking, DRS Technologies, the hardware subcontractor for Northrop Grumman, began shipments of the new generation of the fully militarized FBCB2 JV-5 computer...

Clean Energy from Israel supports a German Command Vehicle Demonstrator at Eurosatory

Kissling Service is demonstrating at Eurosatory a complete command post configuration based on a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon 'Command Post Concept SUV' that comprises multiple VHF/UHF-radios, a Satellite-Telephone, a C-IED-Jammer, Reconnaissance systems, a smoke grenade launcher and an IP-based intercom system. A clean energy solution based on high power density Li-Ion battery from Epsilor supports many hours of extensive operations, without running the engine at high RPM.

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...

Com-MRAPs Facilitate SATCOM, IP Networking to Support Combat Units

DataPath to Integrate Satellite Communications Networking on new, armor protected mobile networking hubs The US Army is planning to deploy new communications hubs mounted on MRAP vehicles, to establish 'everything-over-IP' (EoIP) network in support of mobileoperations or temporary deployments. The vehicles, to employ DataPath satellite on the move link will establish robust line-of-sight (LOS) and beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) network to support...

Mobile Cellular Networks in Military Use

Start < Page 2 of 7 > For more than a decade, military Command, Control and Communications (C3) systems benefit from the rapid pace of development of consumer mobile wireless communications and computing products. In sharp contrast to the past time, when military communications were far more advanced than commercial systems, contemporary personal communicators (mobile phones, PCS, PDAs and other gadgets)...