US Air Force Moves Forward with High-Power Microwave Weapon

the Air Force has now selected the stealthy, long-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER) as the optimal air vehicle to carry the CHAMP weapon.

Australian SilverShield to Protect Afghan Security Vehicles from IEDs

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will soon equip their vehicles with a newly developed Australian made counter-IED device called ‘SilverShield’. According to a contract awarded by the Australian defense ministry to L-3 Micreo, the company will deliver 13,000 communications jammer units to the Afghan forces, bringing the total sales of Australian C-IED jammers to Afghanistan to A$85 million.

MUSIC Demonstrates Laser DIRCM Capability

The MUSIC family of Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems was demonstrated recently at the annual, multinational EMBOW exercise. Elbit Systems is currently under contract to supply more than 110 DIRCM systems to over ten customers, for installation on 20 different fixed and rotary-wing platform types.

New Laser Countermesure System to Protect Aircraft and Helicopters from Missile Attack

Unveiled yesterday at Eurosatory 2016 by Israel based Bird Aerosystems, SPREOS combines a radar based verification sensor and an active laser effector to form a directional, infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system. Mounted on the same optical path, the laser 'fires׳ right through the center of the radar panel, enabling significant cost saving in maintaining separate aiming devices.

Fielding of Russian Special-Mission Aircraft Delayed Until 2013-2014

The Russian Air Force has contracted the Tupolev design bureau to develop and produce two prototypes of special-mission versions of its Tu-214 commercial transport aircraft, designated Tu-214R, developed under the codename ‘Project 141’.

Raytheon Acquires Applied Signal Technology for $490 Million in Cash

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced its plans to acquire Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: APSG) for about $490 million. Applied Signal technology is a specialist in signals intelligence (SIGINT) communications intelligence and electronic warfare (EW) systems. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies. Pending the successful completion of the tender offer, the transaction...

F-3 LRF Deceptor (Laser Rangefinder Countermeasure)

F-3, a new "Soft Countermeasure" system from the Ukraine Company Magnit Ltd, was displayed at Defexpo 06 for the first time. This passive system is activated by laser rangefinder pulses received when the protected target is illuminated by an enemy laser, prior to firing. When a pulse is detected, F-3 emits a false echo, disrupting the range measurement, and...

Boeing EA-18G Growlers Deployed by US Navy

The Boeing EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft has entered operational servcie with the U.S. Navy. The EA-18G is the only air combat platform currenlty in servcie that delivers full-spectrum Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) capabilities along with the targeting and self-defense capabilities derived from the F/A-18E/F Block II Super Hornet.

Next Gen Jammer Increment 1 on track

The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B program office (PMA-234) of the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed a critical design review (CDR) for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment (Inc) 1 Mid-band program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in late April. The system is now in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase with Raytheon Space...

EJAB Family of Electronic Jammers

EJAB family of electronic jammers was unveiled by Elisra at the LIC-2005 exhibition in Tel Aviv. This jammer is designed to disrupt and deny remote activation of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). EJAB jammers comprise various modules, covering a wide frequency band, from VHF to UHF and high cellular bandwidths, dealing with all types of remote-controlled applications, from simple RC...

US Army Upgrades Gray Eagle to Support Multi-Domain Operations

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) began the first installation of factory upgrades to a Gray Eagle-Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System to enhance its capabilities to support Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). Under the current program, the U.S. Army-funded program includes two aircraft. Flight tests and qualifications will start later this year. 

Elisra Unveils Portable COMINT-DF System

Elisra is introducing a man-portable Communications Intelligence Direction Finding (COMINT-DF) system designed to support tactical, dismounted combat units. The compact, lightweight is carried and operated by a single person. The system designated ‘NEWS Portable' detects, locates and monitors signals of interest from specific locations. With this on-the-move capability, soldiers can locate emitters and adjust their route according to the signal's source.

Boeing Conducts First Flight Test of the CHAMP Cyber Missile

A recent weapons flight test in the Utah desert may change future warfare after the missile successfully defeated electronic targets with little to no collateral damage.

Counter Drone System Repels Drone Attack on a Portuguese Port at REP(MUS)19 NATO Exercise

Dozens of unmanned underwater, surface and air vehicles from NATO countries have gathered in Portugal for two weeks in September, testing new technological advances in unmanned maritime systems networks. To beef up its Port defense capability the Portuguese Navy invited IAI to bring its Drone-Guard C-UAS system that provided unprecedented situational awareness and drone defeat capability during the exercise.