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HADRON 640R Dual Thermal Imaging/Optical Camera for Unmanned Systems

At AUVSI Xponential in Orlando, Florida, Teledyne FLIR has unveiled the HADRON 640R, a camera that combines a 640×512 pixel resolution radiometric boson thermal imager and a 64 MP optical camera in a Size, Weight and Power Consumption optimised design. As Teledyne writes, the design of this camera system has been optimised for integration with: […]

Assac Networks Awarded Three African Government Contracts

Assac Networks – an Israeli company specialising in cyber solutions for the complete protection of mobile devices and secure communications for government agencies, defence and commercial organisations – has announced that it has been awarded contracts for the supply and installation of its ShieldiT system in three African countries, the company writes in a press […]

EDA to Build European Terrain Database

In a field test in the presence of experts from the participating nations, EDA presented the interim status and the working principles for the European Terrain Database. According to the European Defence Agency (EDA), a large number of images are taken for the database with several cameras in different spectral ranges (visible, long-wave infrared, short-wave […]



Successful Interoperability Tests with ESSOR Radios

Software Defined Radios (SDR) have been used to demonstrate the interoperability of military tactical communications based on the High Data Waveform (HDR WF) at Radmor Laboratories in Poland. The OCCAR-led European Secure Software Defined Radio (ESSOR) project aims to break the old paradigm whereby radios from different manufacturers cannot exchange voice or data communications, according […]

Teledyn FLIR Introduces Long-Range Infrared Camera

Teledyne FLIR has announced the FLIR RS6780 long-range radiometric infrared camera system, designed for range tracking, target signature, outdoor testing, and science applications in all conditions, the company writes in a press release. Featuring continuous zoom, the camera includes an integrated motorised three-position filter wheel and optional factory calibrations to support thermography applications up to […]

Tesat-Spacecom Expands US Operations

Tesat-Spacecom, a provider of optical communications technologies for space, is expanding its manufacturing facility in the US to support its US Government and commercial customers, the company has announced. Tesat’s Optical Communication Terminals (OCT) have achieved more than 500,000 hours of operation in space, the company said. OCT are miniaturised systems for high data rate […]



GALILEO Satellites No 27. and 28 in Orbit

A SOYUS VS-6 from Arianespace launched the No. 27 and 28 satellites for the European navigation system GALILEO into space on 5 December 2021 from the European spaceport in French Guiana. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the two satellites have been parked in an intermediate orbit where, in the so-called launch and early […]

Rheinmetall Takes Stake in 4iG

As part of its digitisation strategy, Rheinmetall to take up a 25.1 per cent stake in 4iG, a Hungarian digitisation service provider and IT specialist. An agreement to this effect has now been signed by Rheinmetall and the majority shareholder, Rheinmetall writes in a press release. According to the company, the cooperation is designed to […]

NCI Agency to Sign Agreements with Cyber Security Suppliers

The NATO Communications and Information Agency is seeking to establish a framework agreement in support of the implementation of cyber security capabilities across NATO locations, the agency writes in a press release. The NATO Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is run be the agency, aims to establish an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity framework with up […]



Multi-Channel & Full Duplex Capabilities for E-LynX Radios

Elbit has announced that new radios in the company’s E-LynX family feature multi-channel and full-duplex capabilities and that Sweden, Israel and a NATO country have placed delivery orders for more than 10,000 of these software-defined radios. The capacity of radio networks is always limited. In order to be able to transport the necessary amounts of […]

Palm-Sized BNET NANO to Debut

Israeli manufacturer Rafael has announced the addition of the ultra-small BNET Nano handheld radio to the BNET family. The new palm-sized radio has the technological features of the wider family, including scalability, multi-channel reception and spectrum superiority, Rafael writes. The BNET family features include multi-channel reception technology, high network capacity in terms of data rates […]

Calian Acquires SimFront

Calian Group Ltd. has announced the acquisition of Canadian-based SimFront, effective immediately, in an agreement valued at up to CDN$15M. Calian and SimFront have a 15-year collaborative relationship with the Canadian Department of National Defence. During this period, the SimFront Virtual Command and Control Interface (VCCI) tool suite has served in support of simulation-to-Command, Control, […]



NCI Agency to Procure Education & Training Services

According to a press release, the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) plans to release a formal Invitation for Bids (IFB) to procure commercially available education and training services for NATO. The NCI Agency may award multiple contracts, based on nine training lots specifically set up in the IFB, which will be released in […]

Rohde & Schwarz Radios for Canada

The Canadian Department of National Defence has contracted German technology company Rhode & Schwarz to supply HF radios over the next five years. According to the company, existing radios at strategic locations of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force will be replaced with modern radios from the SOVERON […]

Hensoldt and L3Harris Sign Cooperation Agreement

German sensor specialist Hensoldt and L3Harris Technologies from the USA want to jointly develop new capabilities for NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) programme. To this end, the two companies have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to pool their expertise in the field of platform-independent mission solutions, Hensoldt writes in a statement. Under the […]



InVeris Acquires Survivr

InVeris Training Solutions has announced that it has acquired Survivr, a privately held, Dallas-based public benefit corporation devoted to public safety. With the addition of Survivr to readiness training solutions portfolio, InVeris intends to continue to build on its commitment to deliver effective, reliable, and innovative products and services for when split-second decisions matter, according […]

Inmarsat Unveils ELERA

Inmarsat has announced the unveiling of ELERA, a global narrowband network that is to respond to the evolving world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and for global mobility customers. This includes aviation, maritime, government work and select enterprises. ELERA is built on Inmarsat’s L-band network supporting global maritime and aviation safety services and humanitarian […]

GA-ATS Orders DO-228 Flight Simulator

General Atomics AeroTec Systems GmbH (GA-ATS) has placed an order with EURAMEC N.V. of Hamme, Belgium, for a fully-immersive flight simulator for the Dornier 228NG aircraft family. According to the company, this simulator allows for a complete “immersion” in the virtual situation due to the greatest possible closeness to reality. The simulator will be built […]



Germany to Receive MPE-M

The German Armed Forces will receive their first MPE-M GPS receivers this year for testing and evaluation purposes. BAE Systems is supplying the miniaturised Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR) in the scope of an FMS programme. According to the manufacturer, the MPE-M receiver is the smallest and most powerful M-code GPS receiver for ground applications […]

E-Lynx SDR Radios for Sweden

The Swedish Armed Forces are to receive further software defined radios of the E-LynX series from Elbit Systems for approximately €20M. The Swedish procurement authority Försvarets materielverk has contracted Elbit Systems Germany to supply the radios over a period of 30 months. This is a continuation of Elbit’s ongoing delivery of E-LynX radios to Sweden […]

Rohde & Schwarz Equipment for Slovak F-16s

Based on the collaboration between Rohde & Schwarz and Lockheed Martin, the Slovak Air Force has become another customer to receive F-16 aircraft equipped with Rohde & Schwarz communication equipment, according to a press release from the company. The Slovak Air Force will receive 14 F-16 Block 70 VIPER aircraft in the mid-2020s. To increase local support and service […]




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