Broad Area Persistent Surveillance System

The Broad Area Persistent Surveillance System, an advanced ISR application covering a wide area with imaging sensors is being developed by ITT for area surveillance and force protection applications. According to the manufacturer, the unmanned paraglider is providing an ideal platform for this application. The system collects individual, high resolution still images at a rate of two frames per...

Asia Pacific Defense Update September 26, 2011

Boeing Offers Super Hornet F/A-18E Block II or Japan's FX | Moscow, Beijing and Tehran Discussing Missile Defense Alliance | 16 Dead in Rebel Attack in the Philippines |

Advanced Technology Countering Terror Threats

A number of new technologies spotted By Defense-Update covering breaking news at the Counter Terror Expo that opened today in London.

IAI, Synergy Group Embark on Expansion Plan in Brazil

Yair Shamir, IAI Chairman: “We are determined to invest what is necessary to establish our position, introduce our capabilities and, along with our local partners, introduce the solutions we feel as mature and suitable for our Brazilian customers. We believe this market leadership strategy will win in the long run, as this market being in the advanced development phase, is searching for solutions we can offer.”

AUS&R Autonomous Unmanned Systems & Robotics

  AUS&R Autonomous Unmanned Systems & Robotics Conference, Israel November 26-28, 2013 Organizer: I-HLS. As one of the world's leading technological drivers of unmanned systems and robotics, Israel provides a hub for technological innovation, technical knowhow and practical, operational experience. The upcoming  Autonomous Unmanned Systems & Robotics conference will provide an opportunity for local and international experts in the field, for networking...

ST Kinetics Unveils the TEREX RSTA Technology Demonstrator

ST Kinetics is displaying the Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) variant of the Terrex at the land systems pavilion of the Singapore Airshow 2012. The vehicle is based on the operational Terrex, fitted with a number of new systems supporting intelligence gathering and target acquisition missions. Most notable is the MINI-T, a stabilised electro-optical payload provided by STELOP. The...

Saber 203 Laser Dazzler

Saber 203 laser illuminator temporarily impairs an adversary's ability to fire a weapon. The laser has an effective range of 300 meters. The operational system uses a semiconductor laser which loads into a modified M-203 40mm grenade launcher. The laser is loaded into the launcher like an actual grenade and is operated by a switch installed below the launcher....

Through the Wall Radar Sensors at ISDEF 2010

Two companies are demonstrating Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) radar systems providing through the wall sensing. Israel-based Camero is showing the Xaver 800 and 400 products and is unveiling a prototype design of the miniature hand-held Xaver 100, that fits into a soldier's pouch. These systems can effectively detect the presence of people behind a wall, indicating their movements, relative positions...

Cybercom Chief Details U.S. Cyber Threats

cyber threats are real, hurting the nation and its allies and partners, costing hundreds of billions, and potentially leading to a catastrophic failure if not addressed. Adm. Michael S. Rogers told the Senate intelligence committee

Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) Begins to Take Shape

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Raytheon have completed the first Program Planning Review on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) concept, a key step toward defining critical aspects of its design. This milestone ensures that the development plan is aligned with the MDA's expectations, and on track for an upcoming Concept Review in December.


SureFire  Providers of the SureFire hand-held lights powerful and bright enough to qualify as “force-option” tools that could temporarily blind, unbalance, and disorient a threat. The company also offers other illumination tools for tactical applications, including the WeaponLight weapon-mounted lights and laser sights, shield lights and baton lights,

High Noon Sunday!

By Riki Ellison Sunday at high noon out of Vandenberg AFB, California provides a window of opportunity to test and demonstrate the reliability of the CE-II Ground Based Interceptor's (GBI) capabilities to defend the United States of America from a single North Korean long-range ballistic missile. The CE-II interceptor makes up a small portion of the overall fleet of 30...

Plasan Introduces Security Solutions Unit, Showcasing New Vehicles at Milipol 2013

Plasan Security Solutions, a member of the Plasan Group, a global expert and world leader in the development of customized solutions protecting land, air, naval platforms and personnel. Plasan’s solutions are in use by armed forces around the globe in the most demanding environments and battlefield scenarios, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a preferred supplier to ministries of...

Typhoon Expanding into Multi-Role Weapon Stations

RAFAEL is unveiling at IMDEX 2013 a new missile-carrying variants of the Typhoon marine stabilized weapon system. Defense-Update reports from IMDEX Asia 2013. Two systems - MLS-ER and MLS-NLOS represent two modular evolutions of the combat proven Typhoon, enhancing the operational capabilities of small and medium naval crafts, responding to evolving requirements of navies facing new asymmetric threats. The...