Grand Challenge UK – 2008

The final stage of the British Grand Challenge competition began Saturday 16 August 2008, on Salisbury Plain. During the three day contest, teams from across the UK science and technology industry will demonstrate how effectively unmanned vehicles can be used to locate hostile military threats. By Tuesday, seven teams competed for the final phase. At the end of the...

SLD500 Sniper Locator

CILAS introduced at Eurosatory 2006 the SLD-500, a new electro-optical sensor system, designed for area surveillance and sniper detection. The new system is a follow-on to the operationally successful SLD 400 Laser Sniper Detector, enhancing the sniper location capability with surveillance functions, the system can detect and locate any kind of optical sight systems: optical scopes, cameras, binoculars etc....

EA-18G Cleared for Full Rate Production

Boeing is moving the EA-18G Growler into Full Rate Production (FRP) following approval by the U.S. Navy after the aircraft achieved initial operational capability (IOC) on September 22 this year, operating with U.S. Navy electronic attack squadron VAQ-132, based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. The first potential deployment of the Growler is slated for 2010, while the...

ARTHUR Weapons Location Radar

The Artillery Hunting Radar (ARTHUR) Weapon Location System (WLS) was developed by Erricson Microwave Systems, which has been acquired in 2006 by the Swedish Saab group. The system provides ground units with early warning and accurate location of hostile artillery fires. The radar is effective at ranges up to 40 km, where it can detect small size targets. Within a...

Kill Assist Adverse Weather Targeting System (KAATS)

Another SAR aided guidance system developed by Boeing for the US Navy, uses target cueing based on Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indication (SAR/GMTI) imaging, which automatically extracts information for JDAM targeting. The information received from the airborne surveillance sensor, to continuously track mobile targets and send targeting cues via data-link, in real-time, to JDAM weapons after release, on their way...

Dual-Occupant Husky Debut at Eurosatory 2012

NIITEK, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC has teamed with Critical Solutions International (CSI) to display a dual-occupant Husky 2G Mounted Detection System (HMDS) at Eurosatory 2012. The two-man derivative of the legacy MK III Husky offers increased protection and survivability over the previous MkIII. The additional operator can manage more sensors, or operate remote weapons stations, radios etc, while the driver...

ESC BAZ Introduces Ambush Kits for Hand-Held EO Binoculars

Israel's surveillance specialist ESC Baz is displaying its range of perimeter surveillance, mast-mounted, mobile and man portable surveillance systems at Combat 2011. At the exhibition the company provides a peek into the new lines of products, including man portable surveillance systems utilizing standard multi-sensor binoculars already available with the user (ESC currently support a wide range of binoculars from...

DALSA

DALSA provides imaging technology for UV, visible, and near IR spectra. The company produces area, linescan and TDI sensors employing CMOS or CCD technologies in monolythic multispectral and hyperspectral devices. Among those sensors are ultra-high resolution linear devices, providing over 16000 pixels wide for high resolution, panchromatic imaging for the visible and near infrared spectral bands.

Brazilian Army Selects a Local Supplier for 16,000 km Border Monitoring Program

The Brazilian Army has selected the Tepro consortium as a single provider for Sisfron, the Integrated Border Monitoring System (Sistema Integrado de Monitoramento de Fronteiras - Sisfron).

ARL: Bringing nano robots to reality

A team of scientists in academia, research groups and industry are working with the US Army Research Lab to create nano-robots that promis to shape the battlefield for future warfighting

New LIDAR for the TALON

QinetiQ North America is unveiling at AUSA a new version of its TALON counter IED robot. The TALON V is designed to be stronger, more versatile and interoperable with third party components that gives the soldier more flexibility and options to carry out the mission at hand.

Reliance Forms JV with Rafael, to Focus on Missiles & Aerostats

Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the Indian Reliance Defence company have signed today at Defexpo 2016 a joint venture (JV) that will provide the local content of major defense programs Rafael is involved with, estimated to be worth billions of dollars.

Maritime Surveillance Radars from Elta

Coastal defense radars introduce different type of systems, which are uniquely capable of detecting small boats and floating objects even at rough sea. These systems include the EL/M-2226 ACSR which is deployed along the Israeli coastline. The system has recently been connected into a coastal defense network where additional radars are planned for installation on the top of the...