Iran Claims it Shot Down a U.S. Stealth Drone

Iran’s semi-official news agencies released today some details about a possible intercept and downing of a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel jet-powered stealth unmanned aerial vehicle.

Ozone Driven Apps Transform C2 Systems Into Flexible Information Services

The US Army has demonstrated a new software framework called Ozone, that supports rapid prototyping and rapid integration of real-time intelligence and operational data, providing commanders with enhanced situational understanding.

Organic Air Vehicle (OAV)

Start < Page 3 of 7 > The Future Combat System (FCS) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) plan consists of a family of several types of airborne vehicles, including the Organic Air Vehicle (OAV). The OAV will be designed to operate from the battlefield, by the field troops, and provide small combat teams and individual soldiers with the capability to detect the...

Northrop Grumman Unveils the FireBird Optionally Piloted Aircraft

Northrop Grumman is positioning its optionally piloted / unmanned FireBird as an operationally flexibly platform. The system has already demonstrated simultaneous operation of four EO sensors supporting multiple users.

Police Arrests Three Frenchmen for Plotting an Attack on a Commando Base

The French police interrupted plans of four Frenchmen who plotted to attack Fort Béar a French naval commando base near Port-Vendres. The perpetrators planned to capture and behead a military officer at the base. The team planned their attack after viewing Islamic State (IS) videos on the web and contacting an ISIS fighter in Syria.

Pentagon Cuts to Fund New Unmanned Aircraft Developments for the Air Force, Navy and Army

As part of the Pentagon's wide scale budget cuts reducing military spending by over $100 billion over five years, the Air Force expects to share $34 billion of the total amount, mostly by improving operating efficiencies. Consolidation of two air operations centers in the U.S. and two in Europe, reducing fuel consumption within the Air Mobility Command, improving supply...

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.”

India Deploys an All-Weather Earth Surveillance Satellite

India has launched two satellites into orbit this week, RISAT-2 and ANUSAT. Both were delivered by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This launch designated PSLV-C12, was the 14th consecutive successive flight by this launch vehicle class from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), 90 km North of Chennai. ‘RISAT-2’ is a 300kg Israeli TECSAR type Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite developed...

Dassault, BAE Systems to Cooperate Developing MALE UAVs

BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate exclusively on the preparation and submission of a joint proposal to the UK and French Ministries of Defence for the design, development, production and support of a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS.

Boeing P-8A Poseidon Special Missions Aircraft

Boeing is modifying its single-isle flagship - Boeing-737-800 airframe into a fighting machine. The first fuselage was completed by Spirit Aerospace and moved by rail from Wichita, Kansas to Renton, Washington, where the first B-737-800 is transformed into the P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft (MMA), a future successor of the venerable P-3 Orion. As it enters service in 2013...

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...

Boeing 737-700 Based Early Warning & Control Aircraft

An Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) derivative of the Boeing 737 other special-mission aircraft family is based on a modified B-737-700. The first B-737 based AEW&C was developed for the Australian Air Force and was later adapted by the Turkish and Korean air forces. The aircraft is heavily modified with a dorsal superstructure 'blade' called 'top hat', carrying...

U.S. Army Extends Intelligence Fusion with Palantir Technology

The U.S. Army is establishing an integrated intelligence fusion and analysis capability in Afghanistan, based on Palantir Technologies, Inc. information analysis systems. The work will be completed in 16 months. Palantier provides powerful tools for analysts to fuse unstructured and structured data items from different sources, into enhanced knowledge bases. Among the tools that are likely to be implemented...

German Air Force Deploys an Israeli MultiInt System Fusing Manned, Unmanned Aircraft ISR

The German Air Force became the first international customer for Rafael's new ImiLite multi-intelligence Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance processing system. The Luftwaffe will be using the system to process and fuse real-time video and imagery obtained from Rafael's Reccelite pods, flown on Tornado recce planes and Infra-red/video provided by the new IAI Heron UAVs recently deployed to Afghanistan. Until the introduction of ImiLite,...