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US Army to Enhance Cerberus Security Sensor Towers

ICx New Heights, a business unit of ICx Technologies, has been awarded a contract by the United States Army to develop short-, mid- and long-range security sensor platforms based on the Army's Cerberus unmanned mobile security towers. These towers will be equipped with additional sensor and surveillance systems, including a security operating system to monitor and control sensors, imagers and...

M5 Modular Crowd Control Munition

The M5 MCCM is a non lethal rubber ball device housed in a casing similar to the Claymore mine. It will stop, confuse, disorient and/or temporarily incapacitate area targets or personnel at close range. This weapon is intended to be direct-fire, low-hazard device that will produce an anti-personnel non lethal effect on impact. It serves as a force multiplier,...

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.

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

US ballistic missile defense interceptor scores a direct hit in space

The US Missile Defense Agency has validated today the newest generation of ground based interceptor (GBI) interceptor designed to defend the United States from a possible intercontinental ballistic missile attack from North Korea.

ShockRounds Electrical Shock Ammunition

ShockRounds will pack a miniature electric shock mechanism into standard 37mm, 9mm and 12 gauge ammunition, including rubber or frangible bullet, offering non lethal capability at an effective range of 100 meters. The electrical shock is generated by the impact energy, which excites a piezoelectric crystal to deliver a shock of up to 175 joules (x6 more than conventional...

Misguided Restraint Against Somali Pirates Will Only Escalate Attacks

The misguided policy of restraint against the ever growing threat from pirates, roaming the high seas off the Somali coastline is becoming dangerously close to total surrender. There is little doubt left, that Islamic terror leaders will sooner or later exploit this signal of weakness and start substantial maritime terror all over the Globe, eventually bringing strategic shipping lanes...

Boeing Phantom Eye Rolled Out at St. Louis

The Boeing Company today unveiled the hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system, a demonstrator that will stay aloft at 65,000 feet for up to four days. Later this summer, Phantom Eye will be shipped to NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to begin a series of ground and taxi tests in preparation for its first...

Autonomous Tracked ATVs Roam the UAE Desert

Sand-X Motors has launched an unmanned version of its Tracked All-Terrain Vehicle (T-ATV 1200).

Jammers combat insurgents’ wireless and mobile phone triggering ‘dial a bomb’ IEDs

Cellphones and other wireless communications devices are providing terrorists an effective means of control. By separating the device preparation and placement from the actual activation, IEDs can be planted in different locations and be activated by remote command, in response to the target's behavior – such as speed of movement, specific target vulnerability, local situation (vis-à-vis nearby civilians) or...

Israeli ATVs for the British Army

Enhanced Protection Systems Ltd. (EPS) from the U.K. has been awarded a £7m contract (about $10.3 million) to fit, deliver and support 75 Springer type all-terrain light load carriers (also known as MULEs). These vehicles are based on the Israeli designed, U.S. built Tomcar all-terrain vehicle (ATV) platform. All vehicles are expected to be delivered by mid-summer and be...

IAI Unveils a UHF Radar that Tracks Stealth Aircraft from Hundreds of Kilometers Away

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is unveiling an advanced, UHF, Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar at the Paris Air Show. It is designed to search, detect and track ‘air breathing targets,’ including low-observable (stealth) aircraft, missiles, UAVs and ballistic missile targets at very long range, providing operating early warning. The new radar, which has already become operational with an unspecified customer, is part of the new ULTRA family of UHF radars developed by IAI's ELTA Systems Group and subsidiary.

A Living Sensor Inspects Explosives, Narcotics

Next time, whoever tries to conceal on his body explosives or other contraband material, it will be detected by a sensor, but this time it may not be an artificial one, but rather, a living sensor - no other than a well trained lab mouse. I-HLS reports. Bio Explorers, a member of TAMAR Group has developed an innovative method of...

Urban/MOUT Advanced Sensor Systems

Start < Page 4 of 5 > Urban UGS systems will include networks of leave-behind sensors that provide localized surveillance supporting Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT). They can be hand-employed by Soldiers or robotic vehicles either inside or outside buildings and structures. The Urban UGS include various Sense Through The Wall (STTW) systems, developed to address current urban warfare requirements. (STTW)...