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L3, Harris Merge to Become a $16 Billion Defense Tech Giant
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) and L3 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:LLL) have agreed to combine in an all-stock merger of equals to create a global defense technology leader, focused on developing differentiated and mission-critical solutions for customers around the world. The merger is expected to close in the mid-calendar year 2019,
New Breath of Life for the Old Patton
The largest fleets of M-60 are in Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, where the M-60 is used alongside the M-1A1. In the recent years, these tanks are heavily engaged in combat operations, in Yemen, Syria, and Sinai where they have suffered significant losses to anti-tank weapons. To survive and continue to be effective in service these tanks must be modernized.
SeaGull Demonstrates Autonomous ASW Capabilities
Elbit Systems has developed an unmanned anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and mine countermeasure (MCM) vessels that enable navies to detect and defeat enemy submarines and neutralize sea mines in a safer, more efficient and affordable way. At the DSEI exhibition this week the company has demonstrated how the unmanned Seagull boats can autonomously perform anti-submarine operations over a distance of 1,890 nautical miles, with the mission controlled over a satellite link from the company's exhibit at DSEI in London.
L-3 Converts a Special Mission Aircraft for the US Army
L-3 Mission Integration has conducted the maiden flights of the first Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft to be converted into a special mission platform under the US Army's Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) program.
Schiebel’s Camcopter Sharpens its Eyes and Ears
Schiebel continues to expand the sensor suits carried on its Camcopter S-100 unmanned small rotorcraft. In a recent demonstration the company has flown EO, SAR and ESM sensors on a single platform, addressing a requirement from the Australian Navy. In the next months it will also test a new HF-COMINT sensor expanding naval surveillance capabilities of naval forces.
India is Shopping for Nine Bizjets for Special-Missions
The Indian Air Force has floated a brand new requirement to support the acquisition of nine special mission aircraft for airborne Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Communications Jamming (COMJAM), ground survey and target towing.
Wescam Provides a New EO/IR Payload for the Camcopter
Schiebel and L3 have tested the S-100 Camcopter Vertical take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) equipped with L3's Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payload. The first flight was performed in Austria.
U.S. Air Force Deploys the Last MC-12 to Afghanistan
The 30th MC-12 Liberty was recently deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility completing the initial deployment plan, an Air Force official...
Prophet Enhanced – a New Tactical SIGINT for the U.S. Army
The industry team led by General Dynamics C4 Systems has been working since May 2009 integrating the Prophet Enhanced Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) into the...
L-3 Claim Performance Breakthrough with Uncooled Thermal Imagers
L-3 Infrared Products is developing a new line of uncooled thermal imaging products called Thermal-Eye 'Series 17'. According to Mike Studer, VP Marketing, L-3...
VideoScout MC portable video exploitation and management system
L-3 Communications' Advanced Products & Design (L2AP&D) released today a new version of the portable video exploitation and management system known as VideoScout-MC. The...
SST Step-Stare EO Payload
A lightweight EO payload, WESCAM 11SST (Step-Stare Turret) offers a unique capability to rapidly cover a large area with is its "step-stare" function. The...