Tomahawk Test Demonstrates Time-Critical Use
The U.S. Navy test launched the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile during an operational test November 5, 2009 evaluating the missile's new anti-jam GPS system and successful use against time-critical targets. The enhanced capabilities of the ship and submarine launched Tomahawk Block IV increase fleet effectiveness, with network enabled communication, battle damage imaging. On this test mission the missile flew...
GPS Anti-Jam Protection Techniques
The US Department of Defense constellation of Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellites has become a global utility currently used to provide position, velocity and time information to a wide range of commercial and military applications. The GPS system's signal is extremely weak and is vulnerable to both intentional and unintentional interference. As dependence on GPS increases, the need to...
Combating Terrorism & Crime: Location Tracking via Cellphones
Beside monitoring content and call activity, cellular networks provide powerful location tracking of active subscribers, enabling intelligence and law enforcement agencies to track the locations of tens of thousands of subscribers per second. These capabilities are being implemented by the network providers, with authorities having mandated such capability. Tracking technologies have been developed by companies specializing in cellular services,...
Smart IED-Jammer Provides Electronic Surveillance
Cassidian has developed a new-generation multifunctional jamming system that combines the smart jamming functionality with signals intelligence, allowing detailed understanding of the threat, thus significantly improving mission planning and force protection.
Milipol 2015: Unmanned Vehicles for Homeland Security
A collection of photos taken at Milipol 2015 depicting new unmanned systems, payloads and robotics spotted by Defense Update team at the event.
Cyberworld’s Black Knights – Suter V Project Emerges from the Black
From its inception sometime in the late 1990s, Project Suter provides centralized facility to integrate Global Electronic Attack Effects as part of a global operations plan. The project became the first initiative delivered to meet the specific mission requirements of the new Air Force Cyber Command. Suter is designed to deny the adversary's freedom of action within their own...
Elisra to Become Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Elbit Systems
Elbit continues the consolidation of its domestic acquisitions. Following the successful completion of buyout of the remaining ITL Lasers shares held by the public, traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, Elbit Systems announed today the procurement of 30% of the remaining shares of Elisra Electronics Systems, held by IAI subsidiary Elta Systems. With this acquisition Elbit Systems will 100% holding of...
Elettronica and the art of Innovation
“In a highly competitive market niche you can’t afford to be runner up, but you must always get their first - explains the CEO Mr. Enzo Benigni - and to do so you must be at the forefront and invest in Research & Development. Neutralizing a threat implies knowing what’s happening, and transforming this know-how into a realistic undertaking.”
German army to equip combat vehicles with smart IED Jammers
Airbus Defense & Space was awarded a contract worth several million euros to supply the german Army with 36 VPJ-R6 'smart' C-IED jammers for its armored vehicles. The new devices use ultra-fast 'SMART' Responsive Jamming Technology selectively jamming threats frequencies while maintaining the rest of the radio band open for friendly communications