US Army Prepares a New Version for Artillery C2 System (AFATDS)

In two years the U.S. Army is planning to introduce a a new version of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS). Version 6.8X of the system will focus on improving and simplifying the user interface while enhancing speed and capabilities.

Enhanced Tomahawk cruise missile engages moving targets

The US Navy has tested a ‘synthetically guided’ Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile last month, demonstrating the capability of existing Tomahawk missiles as netted weapons. “This capability extends the Tomahawk’s reach beyond fixed and re-locatable points, to moving targets.” Tomahawk Weapons System (PMA-280) program manager Capt. Joe Mauser explained.

OneWay Transparent Armor / Labock Industries

This transparent armor enables the occupants inside the vehicle to shoot out freely, while stopping projectiles coming from outside, from penetrating the shield. OneWay armor glass can be designed to provide Level II and III protection. This material weighs less than comparable armor glass, and offers additional advantages, such as blast protection and high transparency (90%). Another advantage of...

Amphibious Ships Transformed Into Aircraft Carriers Debut in Asia-Pacific

The planned arrival of amphibious support ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) in the Pacific Ocean introduces a new capability for amphibious support ships carrying the F-35B fifth-generation stealth fighters without relying on large aircraft carriers. Apart from the American LHD, both Japan and South Korea are interested in the new potential mating STOVL fighters with flat-deck helicopter carriers. Both countries already acquired the conventional take-off variant (F-35A), and consider operating the Short Take-Off / Vertical Landing (STOVL) B version from ships.

UAE Orders 750 M-ATV Vehicles from Oshkosh Corporation

The UAE is buying 750 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs). Deliveries will commence between January and August 2013, pending standard regulatory requirements. The contract grants the UAE options for more vehicles in the future.

JIEDDO challenges industry to seek IEDs under roads

A challenge-based acquisition project was aimed at denying enemy access to implant improvised explosive devices in road culverts.

Canada to buy Australia’s used Hornets

Canada plans to buy 18 used F/A-18 Hornet fighter planes from Australia to fill the air forces’ fighters shortage. The purchase is regarded as a stopgap measure as Ottawa moves forward with a more permanent selection of a future replacement for the CF-18.

DualHead2Go Multi-Display Device

DualHead2Go, a multi-display device developed and produced by Matrox, connects to the monitor connector of a computer and adds support for an extra monitor. The operating system treats DualHead2Go device like a monitor, thus supporting resolutions twice as wide as standard resolutions. This multi-display solution uses a computer's existing graphics hardware and software for 2D, 3D, and video acceleration. By...

Apache Block III Remains the Finalist in India’s Attack Helicopter Selection

With Night Hunter's Dropped, Apache Block III Remains the Finalist in India's Attack Helicopter Selection. Selecting the AH-64D will also pave the way for India to receive the AGM-114L-3 Hellfire Longbow anti-tank guided missile for the first time.

Canada Completes Hornets Upgrade

Boeing delivered the last (79th) upgraded CF-18 Hornet aircraft to the Canadian Department of National Defence, bringing the nine-year, two-phased CF-18 Modernization Project to a close. The program was conducted by an industry team including Boeing and L-3 Communications MAS. Phase 1 was valued at US$436 million and Phase 2 at $150 million. "Nearly 30 years after the delivery of...

AUSA 2015: Combat Vehicles Integrate Advanced Automotive, Protection Technologies

Oshkosh Introduces an M-ATV Squad Carrier Oshkosh unveiled the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) 6x6 Technology Demonstrator today, at AUSA 2015. The vehicle introduces an extended platform, based on the proven M-ATV, providing more interior volume for a full infantry squad – up to 15 soldiers, as well as greater payload capacity. Retaining the M-ATV superior off-road mobility and maneuverability, the...

USMC Funds Production of 15 New Radars

G/ATOR - Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar The Humvee-mounted lightweight Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) is a U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command program, designed to provide a multi-mission ground-based radar that consolidates four different radar mission areas into one system. In 2005 Northrop Grumman was selected by the USMC to develop and produce the system. The G/ATOR team also includes Sensis...

Active Radar / Milimeter Wave

 Precision Targeting System Radar (active) guidance technology prevailed in anti-ship and surface attack weapons during the 1980s. This guidance technique was recently adapted to land attack missiles. After the missile flies to a pre-designated location where line of sight to the target is expected, it activates its radar in a scan mode, and will home in on the signal expected...

SM-6 Naval Air Defense Missile

Raytheon has conducted the fourth guided vehicle test flight of the Standard Missile-6, clearing the way for the missile's at-sea testing this year. The new missile will enhance naval platforms operating the Standard family of missile with enhanced over-the-horizon engagement capability. Introducing state-of-the-art signal and guidance control capabilities derived from the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), Raytheon's SM-6 is remains...