Australia Requests Buying 24 Super Hornets

Anticipating potential delays and uncertainty about the future of the F-35A, the Australian Defence has requested to buy up to 24 Boeing Super Hornet fighters - 12 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and 12 EA-18G Growler Electronic Attack aircraft from the USA, at an estimated cost of $3.7 billion

Upgrading or New Production?

"Vehicle Armoring – MRAP and Beyond" < Page 8 of 8 > The need for better protection for troops facing threat in the combat zone is obvious. They must be equipped with the best means available providing them the best protection suitable for their mission. However, protection is not the goal but one of the means to achieve the mission. It...

Stark Aerospace introduces a new, lightweight armor

Stark Aerospace is introducing a new, lightweight armor called 'ProtectLite' at the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition. Comprising a matrix of ceramic cylinders, ProtectLite armor offers a cost effective lightweight, highly resilient, survivability solution for vehicle armor.

Two More Global Hawks to Receive BACN Coms Gateways

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded $47.2 million by the U.S. air Force for the acquisition of two additional Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payloads to be integrated on existing Block 20 Global Hawk aircraft.

Brimstones for Reapers?

The US Air Force is looking at equipping its General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft with British-developed Brimstone missiles, to reduce collateral damage. The Reapers flown by the US Air Force are currently employed with AGM-114R Hellfire 'Romeo' missiles and laser guided bombs. I-HLS reports ALthough the AGM-114R has been optimised for operation from UAVs, provided with a laser seeker...

Airborne, Maritime and Fixed Stations (AMF) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)

The Airborne, Maritime and Fixed Stations (AMF) JTRS program will deliver a suite of software defined, multi-function radios for use throughout the Department of Defense, as well as potential use in the Department of Homeland Security. A single radio will be capable of operating on highly secure, high performance military tactical networks in net-centric operations. AMF JTRS radios will interoperate with...

Northrop Grumman, Bell Helicopters Debut the Fire-X, an Unmanned System Based on the Bell-407

Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter have teamed to demonstrate a new medium-range vertical unmanned system called 'Fire-X'. This new UAV will be larger than the Fire-Scout currently produced by Northrop Grumman, utilizing the four-blade FAA-approved Bell-407 helicopter platform. The Fire-X will be capable of carrying payloads weighing up to 1.5 tons on missions extending over 14 hours. First flight...

Sharing Data Between Top Secret and Unclassified Security Domains

Lockheed Martin has developed a cyber security solution that allows intelligence to be securely shared among personnel working at all security levels - from highly classified intelligence sites to unclassified users in the field. This high assurance information solution, called Trusted Sentinel, allows data to be manually and/or automatically transferred between two or more differing security domains by using...

Precision Guidance Concepts

Start < Page 7 of 9 > The employment of different types of seekers enables planners to take advantage of environmental or man-made effects, such as the use of electronic deception, various obscurants or difficult weather conditions. This capability was proven during OIF, when a heavy dust storm erupted over Iraq. It was spotted by weather satellites well before it reached...

ULCV: In Search of the 21st Century Jeep

The US Army intends to develop and field a new family of specialized vehicles to support 'joint forcible entry' missions. The Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) general-purpose troop carrier is the highest priority in this plan. Fast, agile and safe to drive on and off road, ULCV will provide troops the survivability and protection by avoiding the roads vulnerable to IEDs and ambushes, gaining freedom of movement by traversing more concealed and unpredictable routes.

C-IED Jammer Spotted

This photo, released today by the Pentagon, shows a member of a security force securing the Dahla Dam in the Kandahar province. Spc. Marshall carries what seems to be a backpack carried IED jammer, one we haven't spotted before...  

Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR)

The Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) is a modular assault rifle family, designed by FN Herstal (FNH) responding to US special Operations Command requirement. FN won US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) development contract in November 2004. The SCAR family of weapons include the SCAR Heavy 7.62mm rifle, SCAR L (Light) 5.56 mm version and Enhanced Grenade Launcher (EGLM)...

Plasan to Introduce an Ultra-Light and Protected Vehicle for Special Ops

Plasan's new ultra-light, armored vehicle - Yagu is designed to behave like an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) but offers its crew of three persons the all-around protection against high-velocity threats that troops are accustomed to with much heavier protected vehicles.

Oshkosh Truck will deliver 100 armored vehicles for the USMC (MRAP) Program

Oshkosh Truck Corporation received a $30.6 million contract award from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, to deliver 100 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program within four months. The vehicles are categorized as "Category I" intended for urban operations and referred to as the Mine Resistant Utility Vehicle (MRUV). // // The vehicle proposed by Oshkosh Truck is the Alpha,...