COMBATSS-21

COMBATSS-21, developed by Lockheed Martin is a new core combat management system developed for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1). The system integrates the sensors, weapon systems, communications, processing and display systems including the radar, gun weapon system, missile launchers, decoy launchers, and electronic warfare systems. The system were integrated for the first time on board USS Freedom in June 2008,...

Ruggedized Personal Digital Assistant (RPDA)

Tadiran and its US subsidiary Talla-tech offer three PDA military grade hand held computers, running an Intel XScale 400 processors running the PocketPC 2002 operating system. These PDAs are based on COTS (HP IPAQ 3970, 5550 series using the Intel XScale 400 processor) technology. Packed in a ruggedized unit the system is complying with MIL-STD 810F and 461D environmental...

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)...

MALE UAV Systems – Persistent UAS Platforms

Start < Page 3 of 5 > Persistent assets are employed to assist ground units and provide real-time, high resolution imagery. Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) platforms, such as the General Atomics Predator, Northrop Grumman/ IAI Hunter and EADS/IAI Eagle operating at medium altitudes, from 15-25,000' are designed to use multiple sensors on a single mission. Usually these assets will support operations in a...

IDF to Spend $100 Million Modernizing its Secure Smartphones

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Israel’s Ministry of Defense and US based Motorola Solutions have signed an agreement for the procurement of 4G handsets for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). These new smartphones will replace about 10,000 TETRA based ‘Mountain Rose’ handsets operating over the military-owned cellular system since 2004. ‘Mountain Rose’ was developed by Motorola Solutions in 1999 and was first deployed in...

French Air/Land Operational Bubble – Net-Enabled Close-Combat System

bulle opérationnelle aéroterrestre (BOA) BOA introduces new concepts of net-centric warfighting with existing and future forces, as it ties together all the assets in the air-land theatre, including land vehicles, sensors, UAVs and infantry in mounted and dismounted formations. In the initial phase, the BOA will be examined in a technology demonstrator which will undergo operational testing in the Battlelab...

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,...

ISR Adapting to Support Time Critical Targeting

Networked information systems are becoming critical elements for any military operation. At AUSA 2006, such systems covered different applications, ranging from integration and control of multiple sensors, fusion of disparate information sources, to collaboration systems, bridging distance and time gaps, enabling commanders and staff to operate cooperatively to plan, support, control and debrief complex combat operations in real time. Earlier...

Microlight – Miniature Modular Software Defined Radio (SDR)

Microlight is a hands-free Software Defined Radio (SDR) designed as a miniature set, fitting a small form factor typically required for dismounted infantry operations, unmanned systems, remote sensing platforms and expendable weapon datalinks. When networked in a given area, Microlights establish ad-hoc, self healing network for high reliability and availability networking. This lightweight radio (weighing only 250-500gr.) is available as...

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.

Harris Introduces Ultra High Capacity Data Radio

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) is introducing a new high-speed broadband, line-of-sight network radio supporting transfer throughput rate in excess of 70 Mbps. The new system dubbed RF- 300W is designed to transfer internet protocol communications from point to point, over distances of up to 50 kilometers, under clear line-of-sight conditions. A lightweight and compact system, the radio provides ireless data...

Skynet Constellation Expands to Cover the Asia-Pacific

Airbus Defence and Space announced this week that it is moving the SkyNet 5A military satellite to the Asia Pacific region to extend its coverage in this area. The move will provide worldwide coverage for the first time.

Benelux Invest $150 million in Infantry Smart Vests

Elbit Systems announced today that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems Land and C4I Ltd. was awarded a contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defense, to supply 'Smart Vests' to equip the infantry soldiers in the Benelux countries – Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. The contract, valued at approximately US$150 million, will be performed over a five-year period.

Brigade Level Tactical Operations Center

Start < Page 6 of 10 > Brigade and regimental level have become the principal maneuver level of the modern air/land combat. These formations require special C4 systems to enable flexible connectivity, information flow and data processing. Brigades are employed as independent formations (particularly in rapid projection and expeditionary forces) or as tactical elements pursuing joint operations. When employed by higher...