The World’s Largest Unmanned Naval Exercise was Launched Today in the Middle East

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Today, the Middle East's International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2022 began. It is the region’s largest maritime exercise and the world's largest unmanned exercise with more than 80 unmanned systems from ten nations participating.

Raytheon to Build a New 360 Radar for the US Army Patriot Air Defense Systems

The Raytheon Company announced it has been selected to provide the US Army with its next-generation, 360-degree capable radar – known as the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS). Deployment of sensors like LTAMDS is expected to close the vulnerability of sectorial air defenses that was clearly demonstrated in the failure of Saudi Arabian air defenses to detect and warn of the Iranian cruise missile attack.

US Navy to test powerful, mobile laser weapon against drones

A compact yet powerful laser weapon developed by Raytheon will soon be integrated on a HMMWV, to demonstrate its ability to defeat enemy drones, as part of the enhancement of current US Marine Corps ground-based air-defense capabilities.

US Army Upgrades Gray Eagle to Support Multi-Domain Operations

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) began the first installation of factory upgrades to a Gray Eagle-Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System to enhance its capabilities to support Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). Under the current program, the U.S. Army-funded program includes two aircraft. Flight tests and qualifications will start later this year. 

Second B-21 Under Construction

The first B-21 Raider bomber is expected to roll out early next year and fly in the middle of 2022. The production of the second B-21 stealth bomber is already underway at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Palmdale, Calif.,

Wasp III (BATMAV) Micro UAV

Weighing only one pound (430 gr.), Wasp III has a wing span of 2.375 ft (72 cm). Wasp III Micro unmanned aircraft sytems from Aerovironment is a small, electrically powered unmmanned aerial vehicle developed under a DARPA Micro-UAV program. Wasp III is Equipped with forward and side looking color video cameras, as well as a modular forward or side...

Saab, Raytheon to Demonstrate a Guided Munition for Carl Gustaf M4 Recoilless Rifle

The Raytheon Company and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab are developing a guided munition for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable, shoulder-launched weapon system under a U.S. Army contract. The munition answers a U.S. Special Operations Command requirement to increase the capability of the multirole Carl-Gustaf weapon system. It is intended to enable ground troops to engage multiple targets precisely at distances up to 2,000 meters, including moving targets.

AN/PSC-5 – Portable SATCOM terminal

AN/PSC-5 Enhanced Manpack UHF Terminal (EMUT) (also known as SPITFIRE ) is a man portable Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA), line-of-sight and tactical satellite communications terminal. The system has embedded security systems. The system supports VHF-UHF bands (30 – 400 MHz) to communicate with SINCGARS and HAVEQUICK II in Line of Sight modes, and support UHF and DAMA services at the...

Semi-Stealth ‘Advanced Super Hornet’ Completes First Phase of Test Flights

The Boeing Company and its F/A-18E/F program partner Northrop Grumman have recently completed the first series of flight-testing an advanced version of the Super Hornet multirole strike fighter. According to Boeing, the tests demonstrated that the fighter could outperform threats for decades to come, with improvements that make the jet much harder for radar to detect and give it...

U.S. Army to Test 120mm Semi-Automatic Mortars from Finland

Patria and the U.S. Army have entered into an agreement for a feasibility study of incorporating a turreted, breech-loaded 120 mm mortar weapon system in U.S. mortar carriers. The evaluation will assess the integration of carrier weapon platforms and fire control systems and the use of current U.S. 120 mm mortar ammunition in a breech-loaded system.

Griffin III ‘Concept Tank’ is GDLS’ Fresh View of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle

GDLS introduces Griffin III at AUSA 2018. The modular design and open architecture enable the user to configure the vehicle different squad carrying and crew seating configurations. Implementing scalable protection, chassis and turret configuration with different weapons and mission systems, the Griffin III is optimized to perform in multi-domain operations.

DB110 Aerial Reconnaissance Pod

The Goodrich's DB-110 reconnaissance pod is a digital, real-time, tactical reconnaissance system designed to capture images in day or night, using electro-optical sensor technology. The pod can transmit Images via datalink to the ground in real time. The system is produced Goodrich's Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems (SRS) team based in Chelmsford, Mass. The data link ground stations are designed...

120mm Tank Gun HE Ammunition

M830 HEAT (General Dynamics) M830 High Explosive Anti-Tank Tracer (HEAT-T) is the service round for the smoothbore 120mm tank gun, used by the US Army M-1A2. This round serves as a companion to the kinetic energy M829 series anti-tank munition. 120mm HE Projectile (Rheinmetall) A new High Explosive service round, currently under development at Rheinmetall will be a successor to the DM12A2...

GAO: U.S. Military Camouflage Duplication Has Waisted Billions

Four different branches of the U.S. military are spending millions of dollars to equip troops with combat uniforms in seven different but similar camouflage patterns, wasting money and potentially exposing some troops to increased risk on the battlefield - the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.