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NATO selects SitaWare Headquarters for its Future Land C2 capability

The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) has contracted Denmark-based command-and-control (C2) specialist Systematic to provide its SitaWare Headquarters software to fulfil the alliance’s Future Land Command and Control capability (FLC2) requirement, the company announced on 11 April 2024. The estimated value of the contact is EUR 28.21 million, according to NATO’s request for […]

Airbus to strengthen cyber security portfolio with acquisition of Infodas

Airbus Defence and Space announced on 25 March 22024 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire German company Infodas, which provides cyber security and IT solutions in the public sector, including for defence and critical infrastructures. The transaction is subject to the customary regulatory approvals and is expected to be finalised before the end of 2024. […]

ELT Group to assist Qatari armed forces with electromagnetic spectrum operations

ELT Group and the Qatari armed forces have signed a letter of intention (LOI) to co-operate on strategic projects in the field of electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO), the company announced on 14 March 2024. The LoI was signed during the last Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX), held from 4 to 6 March […]



Orbit to unveil range of multi-purpose satcom terminals for armoured vehicles

Israel’s Orbit Communications Systems is to unveil its range of line-of-sight multi-purpose terminals for satellite communications (satcoms) for armoured vehicles at the upcoming Satellite 2024 exhibition, to be held in Washington, DC, from 19 to 21 March. Orbit’s line of multi-purpose terminals, including the MPT-30 and MPT-46, “redefine mobile communication with unparalleled reliability and speed”, […]

US State Department approves FMS to Germany covering HF/VHF/UHF radios

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Germany of high-frequency (HF), very-high-frequency (VHF), and ultra-high-frequency (UHF) radios, the US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced on 27 February 2024. The sale, which is estimated to be worth USD 281 million (EUR 260 million), has been passed to the US […]

ECS grants Depicon rights to offer its tactical datalink portfolio across Benelux region

UK-based Enterprise Control Systems (ECS), part of the SPX Communication Technologies platform, announced an extended partnership with Belgium-based business development company Depicon on 20 February to provide the Benelux region with advanced radio frequency (RF) technology and tactical datalink solutions. Under the partnership ECS has granted Depicon exclusive rights in the Benelux region to offer […]



Smith Myers’ Artemis capabilities added to Hensoldt EuroNav 7 mission system

Sensor solutions provider Hensoldt announced on 26 February 2024 that its EuroNav 7 mission system for critical airborne applications is now enhanced with the integration of Smith Myers’ Artemis mobile phone detection, location, and communication system. The combined systems not only enable effective help for people in distress, but also facilitate support in disaster response, […]

Northrop Grumman demos new combat edge software on low SWaP devices

Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated new software that can receive, display and share critical situational awareness data using handheld devices without a connection to a cloud server, the company announced on 21 February 2024. “Current systems require data to be relayed to and from a cloud server outside of the battlespace, which leaves units in […]

The US State Department approves secure datalink upgrades for Taiwan

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States of what it referred to as “Taiwan Advanced Tactical Data Link System Upgrade Planning and related equipment”, the US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced on 21 February 2024. The sale, […]



Lockheed Martin’s Pony Express 2 satellite-based CJADC2 demo is ready for launch

Lockheed Martin’s Pony Express 2 mission, which is intended to showcase how space can enhance combined joint all-domain command and control (CJADC2), is ready for launch, the company announced on 15 February 2024. Pony Express 2 is a self-funded technology demonstration that integrates four Lockheed Martin payloads on two 12U Terran Orbital Renegade-class satellites. The […]

Italian Army deploys Systematic’s Sitaware Headquarters

The Italian Army has deployed Systematic’s Sitaware Headquarters C4ISR system, the company announced on 20 February 2024. The system, which is known internally in the army as Imperio and used from the regimental to army corps level, was selected in January following a competitive tender and will be delivered in conjunction with Systematic’s Italian partner […]

Orbit strengthens position in defence market with slew of recent contracts

Israel’s Orbit Communication Systems has recently secured significant contracts totalling USD 36.7 million, solidifying its position in the defence market, the company announced on 15 January 2024. The company finalised an agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defense for supplying advanced communication systems, valued at approximately USD 16.6 million (EUR 15.17 million), and also secured […]



Canada announces EUR 1.15 Bn investment in C4ISR technology for Canadian Army

The Canadian government announced a CAD 1.68 Bn (EUR 1.15 Bn) technology investment in the Canadian Army on 20 December 2023. The investment comes in the form of four contracts awarded to General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada that will provide support for the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF’s) Land Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance […]

Babcock partners with Arqit to demo secure vehicle control technology

UK defence firm Babcock announced on 7 December 2023 that it has developed a technology with the capability of securely controlling single or entire fleets of vehicles in a defence environment. “We demonstrated our SwarmCore technology, an advanced software system made up of multiple networks, at the UK Ministry of Defence’s BattleLab site last week […]

Rohde & Schwarz spearheads comms upgrade for German armed forces

Rohde & Schwarz lauded its continuous delivery of German armed forces (Bundeswehr) combat net radio (CNR) programme on 7 December 2023, following a recent final confirmation of the procurement. The company originally received the CNR contract in December 2022. The radios delivered under the CNR programme will equip a multitude of the Bundeswehr’s operational platforms […]



I/ITSEC 2023: BAE Systems unveils ADAPT virtual environment testbed

BAE Systems has unveiled an advanced digital analysis and prototyping testbed known as ADAPT. Unveiled at the annual I/ITSEC simulation and training exhibition in Orlando, Florida, which ran for five days from 27 November 2023, ADAPT is an integrated virtual environment designed to provide comprehensive analysis across multiple warfighting domains, improving the ability of decision […]

a4ESSOR consortium lauds NATO adoption of HDRWF under STANAG 5651

NATO has adopted the European Secure SOftware defined Radio (ESSOR) High Data Rate Waveform (HDRWF) developed by the a4ESSOR consortium as the STANAG 5651 interoperability standard for tactical communications with radio platforms. The consortium, which comprises Bittium (Finland), Indra (Spain), Leonardo (Italy), Radmor (Poland), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and Thales (France), stated in a 23 […]

US Department of the Navy publishes its inaugural Cyber Strategy

US Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro released the inaugural Department of the Navy (DON) Cyber Strategy on 21 November 2023. “This inaugural strategy builds on years of lessons learned from cyber domain operations across the globe,” Del Toro was quoted as saying by the US Navy. “We are focused on aggressively enhancing our […]



Airbus and Northrop Grumman Join Forces to Bid for UK Skynet Satcoms Requirement

Europe’s Airbus Defence and Space and US-headquartered defence contractor Northrop Grumman announced on 23 October 2023 the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and foster a strategic partnership in military satellite communications for the UK’s future wideband Skynet military satellite communications (satcoms) programme. The agreement between the two companies will bring together […]

First Pan-European Cyber Analysis Centre Now Operational

The first pan-European virtual centre for real-time dynamic cyber risk management has reached full operational capability, its co-developer, Italy’s Leonardo, announced on 3 October 2023. The virtual centre has been developed by an industrial consortium comprising Leonardo and Indra for the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technologies (DG Connect). Its opening, […]

DSEI 2023: BAE Systems Says First Azalea Satellite Cluster to be Launched in Early 2025 

BAE Systems announced at DSEI 2023 on 14 September that it is set to launch its first Azalea multi-satellite cluster into low Earth orbit at the beginning of 2025. The group of satellites will use a range of sensors to collect visual, radar and radio frequency (RF) data to deliver high-quality information and intelligence from […]




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