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‘Skyshield’ – Counter MANPADS Laser Countermeasure Completes Testing
The Israeli C-MUSIC laser-based Directional InfraRed CounterMeasure (DIRCM) system has recently passed a major milestone, following the completion of a qualification test series, an...
Thales Develops a New Generation Laser Designation Pod for Rafale, Mirage...
The French defence procurement agency DGA has awarded Thales with a contract for the development of a New Generation Laser Designation Pod (PDL NG)....
Israeli Ground Target Acquisition System Delivered to NATO service
Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) has recently delivered its Ground Target Acquisition System (GTAS) to a NATO country's Artillery Forward Observer (FO) units. GTAS, developed...
F-35s of the 7th Production Lot will Receive Improved Helmet Displays
The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) today informed Lockheed Martin that it has decided to halt the development of the alternate F-35 helmet and...
Sky Sapience Delivers the First Pre-Production Hovermast to the IDF
Israel's Sky Sapience company has delivered today to the Israel Defense Forces' Land Forces Command the first pre-production example of the HoverMast 100 - an...
New pilot helmet for Israeli Atalef helicopters
Paris Le Bourget: A new pilot Helmet Mounted Systems (HMS) will be installed in the Israeli airforce (IAF) Eurocopter AS 565 SA (Atalef) helicopters...
BEL, ElOp to Develop a Naval Derivative of Elbit Systems’ CoMPASS
Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop Ltd. from Israel and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) of India will jointly develop a navalized, stabilised, multi-sensor electro-optical observation system based on ElOp's 'Compact Multi Purpose Advance Stabilisation System' (CoMPASS).
OneShot Helps Snipers Reach Out to Maximum Range
Military snipers may only get one chance to hit their target. The One Shot program seeks to enable snipers to accurately hit targets with the first round, under crosswind conditions, day or night, at the maximum effective range of the weapon. A commercial system providing similar capabilities (tough not as advanced in down-range measurement as the DARPA system) was unveiled by TrackingPoint at the Shot Show 2013
1,600 Indian T-72s Slated for Night Vision Upgrades
The Indian Army, having long suffered from deficiencies in night fighting electro-optical equipment, is set to make up critical deficiencies. Thousands of thermal imagers for T-72 tanks and night sights for hundreds of thousands of assault rifles and carbines are on the horizon
Meprolight Unveils a new Thermal Weapon Sight at the Shot Show
Meprolight is launching a new weapon sight at the Shot Show taking place at Las Vegas next week. The company will unveil the NYX 3X, a compact, uncooled Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) offering X2.7 magnification.
USMC Shop for Hand-Held Target Acquisition Devices
the US Marine Corps has awarded development contracts worth $12 million to four companies to come up with hand-held integrated laser rangefinders for the Common Laser Range Finder Integrated Capability (CLRF IC) system. Some have an off-the shelf solution, others have to develop it from scratch
50kW High Energy Laser Successfully Demonstrated in Switzerland
Rheinmetall has successfully tested a new 50kW high-energy weapon technology demonstrator.The test was conducted at the end of November, at the company’s Ochsenboden Proving Ground (EZO) in Switzerland. The test comprised three types of targets representing hardened targets, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and ballistic threats. and successful A steel ball representing a mortar round target, travelling at approximately 50 m/sec was also intercepted.
India to Induct Loitering Weapon, Upgrade Israeli Searcher Mk II, Heron...
The Indian Air Force is planning to embark on a tri-service wide upgrade of its Israeli-supplied unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as part of an unprecedented program that could cost up to one billion US$. Indian military services are already operating more than 150 UAVs, mostly Searcher Mk II and Heron I procured from Israel Aerospace Industries since the early 2000s.
Teledyne to Develop Space-Based Digital Imaging Capability
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a Cooperative Agreement by the National...