EADS Unveils Advanced UAV at the Paris Airshow

EADS is unveiling at the Paris Air Show the latest version of the Advanced UAV System. The new UAV is positioned by EADS to fulfill European requirements for High Altitude Intelligence collecting platform, fitted with a wing span 27.9 meters, the UAV will be capable of flying at a maximum altitude of 50,000 ft, on a 24 hour mission....

Warfighters to Gain Access to Strategic Intelligence

Warfighter Gain Access to Strategic Intelligence via Tactical Networks A team developing the led Distributed Common Ground System - Army (DCGS-A) has developed and demonstrated technology for users of the U.S. Army's battlefield networks that allows access to actionable intelligence from virtually anywhere in the field. Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and teammates General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), and Science...

Hovermast – a bird’s eye view over the hill

Hovermast 100, a tethered, hovering multi-rotor platform developed by Israel's tethered platform pioneer Sky Sapience is making its international debut displaying its unique surveillance platform at the Eurosatory defense expo in Paris this week

Israeli C4I, ISR solutions meet Brazilian requirements

LAAD 2015 Report: Israel offers C4I solutions to Brazil

Saab Gets a Second Customer for Saab 2000 Erieye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) System

The Saab group has been awarded a contract to deliver an Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system comprising the Saab 2000 aircraft platform equipped with the ERIEYE airborne early warning radar system. The contract comprises a Saab 2000 aircraft equipped with the advanced ERIEYE radar system, ground equipment, logistics and support services, to be delivered over a period...

Super Tucano Selected for the U.S. Air Force Light Air Support Mission

The U.S. Air Force announced that it has selected the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano for the Light Air Support (LAS) program and awarded prime contractor SNC a $355 million for the initial 20 aircraft.

Israel’s Intelligence Chief: “Syrian Regime is Preparing to Use Chemical Weapons”

“Assad continues to assert his control Syria’s chemical weapons, air force, and military hardware. Assad is making advance preparations to use chemical weapons. He did not give the order yet, but preparing for it.”

Global Hawk RQ-4N UAV to Perform Maritime Surveillance for the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) an 89-month, $1.16 billion contract for System Development and Demonstration (SDD) of the service's new Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) program. The BAMS UAS will provide the U.S. Navy with a persistent maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) system to protect the fleet and provide a capability to...

Vigilant Stare Launch Airborne Wide Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) Service

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and ITT Exelis are nearing completion and testing of Vigilant Stare, a manned aircraft-based Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) concept demonstrator.

KZO Tactical UAV System

The KZO battlefield reconnaissance system was developed to respond to NATO and specifically German Army requirements for a rapid reaction short range UAV, able to provide high precision targeting and damage assessment for theater operations. The system is designed to operate in day or night and under limited weather conditions. To enable the drone to fly through icing conditions...

Gearing for the Long War – Defense Technology Trends Reflected at the AUSA Exhibition

A major shift in acquisition strategy, shrinking resources and ambiguous military posture in Afghanistan and Iraq are only some of the trends contributing to the uncertainty reflected this year at the exposition of defense industries gathered for the annual Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), held in Washington DC last week. The obvious preference nowadays is doing more with less...

Israeli UAS at the Paris Air Show 2015

Addressing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market demands with new systems and capabilities Israel is displaying a wide range of UAS at the Paris Air Show 2015

Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2011

Defense Update is proud to add WBR's Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2011 to the list of defense professional events sponsored by us. DGI 2011 is Europe's largest and most international annual gathering dedicated to the high-level discussion of the importance and the major challenges of the use of geospatial intelligence in both defence and national security operations. DGI brings together...

Schiebel’s Camcopter Sharpens its Eyes and Ears

Schiebel continues to expand the sensor suits carried on its Camcopter S-100 unmanned small rotorcraft. In a recent demonstration the company has flown EO, SAR and ESM sensors on a single platform, addressing a requirement from the Australian Navy. In the next months it will also test a new HF-COMINT sensor expanding naval surveillance capabilities of naval forces.