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...

Network Offers Real-Time Link to Imagery Resources Worldwide

The U.S. Air Force has deployed a new intelligence sharing capability offering commanders and analysts at different locations an immediate access to each other's intelligence imagery and services, utilizing the recently fielded Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB) provided by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT). By connecting three independent and autonomous intelligence databases, located at Langley Air Force Base...

Litening Targeting Pod

RAFALE Missile Division LITENING incorporates in a single pod all the targeting features required by a modern strike fighter. The LITENING program, launched by Israel’s Research and Development authority RAFAEL in 1992, combines multiple sensors for maximum flexibility in a single pod at low cost. The original pod included a 1st Generation FLIR, a TV camera, a flash-lamp powered laser...

L-3 Converts a Special Mission Aircraft for the US Army

L-3 Mission Integration has conducted the maiden flights of the first Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft to be converted into a special mission platform under the US Army's Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) program.

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...

Raytheon Expands Cybersecurity Portfolio with the Acquisition of ‘Technology Associates’

The Raytheon Company has acquired Technology Associates Inc., a privately held supplier to the U.S. intelligence community, providing system engineering support for mission-critical programs. Technology Associates' capabilities include data extraction and analysis; digital media intercept and exploitation; embedded system programming; and information assurance services. Based in Reston, Va., Technology Associates was established in 1990 and has 110 employees. // Technology...

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.

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...

IAI’s WASP – Introducing Wide Area Persistent Surveillance for Small & Medium Drones

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled a new persistent surveillance system that provides a high-resolution situational awareness picture of moving targets, covering a wide area of interest in day and night. Utilizing state of the art EO and IR sensors, AI algorithms, and adaptive rule engines, the system captures large areas at a high revisit rate, enabling tracking, identification, and alerts of multiple moving targets over large areas.

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.

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.”

Israeli LIC Operations in Samaria

Start < Page 2 of 9 > The population centers of the West Bank are large, yet separated from each other. Starting out with major conventional military operations, IDF efforts have developed into more selective, yet intensive campaigns, often led by Special Operations forces. The IDF prefers to "envelop" specific objectives by making use of extensive intelligence and surveillance coordinated with small...

Airbus Military and Elta Systems Introduce C295 AEW&C

Today, Airbus Military and IAI/Elta Systems introduced their joint development of an Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system based on the Airbus Military/Casa C295 medium transport. The companies announced the cooperation during a signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2011 Paris Air Show. Each party is investing tens of millions Euros in the program, expected...

Ground Sensor Equipment (BSA)

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall Defense / Germany The Ground Sensor Equipment BSA uses an imaging infrared sensor system to detect, classify and identify personnel, tracked and wheeled and tracked vehicles. The passive, autonomous, covert sensor can be placed (or buried) near roads or tracks. The seismic geophone), magnetic and acoustic (microphone) sensors are detached from the main units and positioned directly by...