How Vulnerable is the ‘Cloud’?

Modern 'Cloud Computing' operating methodology is rapidly adapted by the commercial sector but for many in the government, defense and intelligence sectors these concepts are becoming a nightmare, for the serious security risk they present to companies, and to national security, unless adequate security measures are taken. While the 'Cloud' provides for efficient utilization of human resources, knowledge and...

Unmanned Centaur Flies over NY State

The Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) has flown multiple unmanned flights over the State of New York, operating from Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York during the past month. The flights marked the first time any large-scale, fixed-wing aircraft has flown at either of six FAA-designated unmanned aircraft test sites in the U.S.

Personnel Radios for Soldier Modernization Programs – at Soldiertech 2007

Several companies introduced advanced personel radios at At Soldier Technology 2007. Among the systems on display were the RF-7800S-TR UHF set from Harris, the latest version of Spearnet from ITT. Rockwell Collins introduced its Flexnet waveform. Selex demonstrated its H4855 PRR system, which also included several add-ons, such as the command and control module. Another system discussed on the briefings was the Microlight from...

French Air/Land Operational Bubble – Net-Enabled Close-Combat System

bulle opérationnelle aéroterrestre (BOA) BOA introduces new concepts of net-centric warfighting with existing and future forces, as it ties together all the assets in the air-land theatre, including land vehicles, sensors, UAVs and infantry in mounted and dismounted formations. In the initial phase, the BOA will be examined in a technology demonstrator which will undergo operational testing in the Battlelab...

Robot Mounted GroundEye Sensor Set to Combat Hidden IEDs

Raytheon UK and Estonian UGV developer Milrem unveiled at Eurosatory an IED detection platform based in Raytheon UK GroundEye sensor system, integrated on the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed by Milrem.

Stuxnet Under the Microscope – Israeli Cyber Warfare Expert Analyzes the Malicious Code

Stuxnet uncovers the vulnerability of our infrastructure system – exposing the vulnerable interfaces between the logical and physical world, these elements are totally unprotected and open disastrous vulnerabilities to attack by cyber terrorism and cyber criminals. "We have analyzed the code, and compared it to other, similar known malware, this new code has definitely the parameters of a 'military code',...

A Miniature Radar Enables Smart Phones To See Through Walls

An Israeli company is developing a new 3D-imaging sensor that can see through objects and monitor the location, function and composition of multiple objects in a monitored space. The company announced yesterday the completion of a US$22 million funding round, in time for the planned introduction of its new sensor.

Saab Debut ‘2000 Special Mission Aircraft at Farnborough

The first Saab Erieye 2000 AEW aircraft is currently undergoing flight testing in Grenada, Spain and expected to continue throughout the fall of this year. This is the lead of five aircraft ordered by Pakistan. Two similar aircraft have also been offered to Thailand, the first has already been ordered together with the first six Gripens, while the second...

Da-Vinci tri-copter is built for urban warfare

Da-Vinci, a Compact, lightweight VTOL multi-rotor UAS Platform is launched today at the AUSA 2014 in Washington DC. The developer is Flying Productions, a young Israeli company that has developed the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone for military and law enforcement missions in urban areas.

U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin Deliver First-Of-Its-Kind Missile Warning Spacecraft

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin team has delivered the first geosynchronous (GEO-1) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for an early May liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. SBIRS GEO-1, with its highly sophisticated scanning and staring sensors, will provide the nation...

MRAP Could Assume New Missions in Future Conflicts

Quo Vadis MRAP? February, 2010: As U.S. military operations in Iraq are winding down, the services are considering what to do with those assets, specially developed for Operation Iraqi Freedom, that cannot be 'ported' to other theaters of operations- like Afghanistan. The High Mobility, Multi-Role Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles are two examples. Both are...

FBI Clamp Down an International Cyber Network

The FBI arrested 20 persons suspected to be members and operators in an international cyber crime network charged with bank fraud scheme. The network compromised dozens of individual and business accounts in the U.S. and transferred more than $3 million under false identities. The FBI is charging more than 60 people  from Russia, from Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, as well...

Benelux Invest $150 million in Infantry Smart Vests

Elbit Systems announced today that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems Land and C4I Ltd. was awarded a contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defense, to supply 'Smart Vests' to equip the infantry soldiers in the Benelux countries – Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. The contract, valued at approximately US$150 million, will be performed over a five-year period.

JY-26 – China’s new counter stealth radar

China’s Nanjing defense electronics technology group is unveiling a new phased array radar iterating in the VHF/UHF waveband, designed for long range air surveillance and target acquisition role. Operating in the long wave band - VHF/UHF  enables the JY-26 to detect targets presenting low radar cross section (stealth aircraft) at the decimetric, centimetre and millimetre wave bands. The use...