Canadian Soldiers to Receive Modern, Integrated Soldier Systems

The Canadian government has awarded Rheinmetall Canada an initial contract worth CAD 7 million (€5) for the qualification of Integrated Soldier Systems (ISS) for Canadian military use.

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.

RAPIDFire – An Air Defense Application for the Cased Telescoped Cannon

Air defense guns have been a controversial weapon in the past, as the guns could not cope effectively with fast, highly maneuvering targets. Yet, with the introduction of slow but illusive UAVs, military forces are wiping the dust from their old cannons, in hope they will be effective against this new threat. Merging trends including new types ammunition, cannons...

Saudi Arabia to Augment its RE-3 Airborne SIGINT Planes with Tactical Special Mission Aircraft

Saudi Arabia has requested to buy eight Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350ER special mission aircraft, packed with airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).

PRC-710MB Radio

The PRC-710MB radio communications set is designed especially for Special Forces, air force and naval liaison teams, facilitating essential inter-communications between ground, airborne and naval forces. To ensure connectivity between multiple frequency bands and modulation techniques, the software controlled system uses wide-band radio-frequency modules covering 30-512 MHz, with adaptable antennae matching systems, built-in digital encryption (COMSEC) and navigation (GPS)...

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.

Liquid Robotics Offers Wave Glider Robots to the Military

Liquid Robotics, developer of the Wave Glider autonomous robotic surface platform for ocean surveying is broadening its activity to offer government and military solutions by establishing the new Federal Business unit. The new unit is expected to double the number of employees over the next months, in anticipation to the growing potential and interest from Government agencies.

Wireless Terrorism On the Rise

Terrorists have long exploited the Internet as a means to try and attract recruits to their cause. During the attack on Mumbai in November 2008 the terrorists made extensive use of mobile phones they picked up from those they had killed to look at how the events were being portrayed by the international media. It became a way of emboldening them to continue the fight over the sixty-two hours it lasted. Those involved knew through social media they were having a dramatic impact on the world stage.

ITT Expands Spearhead Family with a new Multiband HF/VHF Software Defined Radio

ITT is expanding the Spearhead family of tactical radios, the company is releasing today the Spearhead HF Radio at the DSEi 2011 exhibition in London.

Fifth Launch Completes Satellite Completes U.S. Navy’s Global Military Cellular Network

The US Navy's fifth and last Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite was launched June 24, 2016, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. The system will transform legacy telephone links into a globally connected IP-based ‘mobile phone’ network, that will support voice, text and data, enabling small units to switch from line-of-sight communications to beyond line-of-sight Satellite Communications. (SATCOM).

Brazilian Army Selects a Local Supplier for 16,000 km Border Monitoring Program

The Brazilian Army has selected the Tepro consortium as a single provider for Sisfron, the Integrated Border Monitoring System (Sistema Integrado de Monitoramento de Fronteiras - Sisfron).

Common Operation Picture (COP)

Start < Page 7 of 10 > Together, intelligence data and Blue Forces Tracking are fused to generate the digital map based Common Operational Picture (COP), which replaces traditional paper-based situational maps used for many generations. COP provides full and realistic presentation of all players - both hostile and friendly, refreshed in near-real-time updates. The situational picture presents all elements with...

Command Vehicles get a Haircut

Cobham introduced today an Integrated Communications Environment (ICE) that allows for an optimised integration of multiple radios on command vehicles, improving communication effectiveness and reducing antennae count on such vehicles.