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ARTEMIS to Detect, Identify and Localise Drones

Experts at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency have built an experimental prototype system to detect, identify and localise small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUASs) using low-cost commercial devices and machine learning. The ‘Advanced Recognition Tool using Electromagnetic (EM) waves for Identifying unmanned aerial Systems’ (ARTEMIS) uses advanced techniques to detect and classify Radio Frequency (RF) […]

New Rohde & Schwarz ELINT Processor

Rohde & Schwarz has launched a high-performance Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) receiver that incorporates cutting-edge radar detection technology in the form of the R&S WPU2000 wide-band processing unit. Following the success of the R&S WPU500, the newly introduced device increases its real-time bandwidth to 2 GHz, a new processing unit that will be the new core of radar signal collection and […]

Northrup Grumman Developing TITAN Ground Station Prototypes

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the Defense Innovation Unit and the U.S. Army Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP) office to develop two prototype ground stations for the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) system. This will be a scalable and expeditionary intelligence ground station that will leverage space, high altitude, aerial and […]

STM Expands its Exports to NATO with THINKTECH

STM ThinkTech, Turkey’s first technology-based think tank, is scheduled to export its products to NATO for the third time this coming December. The contract for this third project covers the new version of the NATO Resilience Decision Support Model developed by the company to assist NATO’s decision-making processes when faced with strategic shocks, such as […]

NSL Merges With GMV’s UK Arm

GMV Innovating Solutions Limited, the UK aerospace company belonging to Spanish technology multinational GMV, has signed a merger agreement with Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL). GMV trades in the aerospace, defence, ICT and intelligent-transportation-systems markets while NSL is UK leader in satellite navigation and critical applications. Following the agreement, GMV will become sole shareholder of NSL […]

Framework Contract for Encrypted Communication

Gerhard Heiming  The EU has created the conditions for the procurement and installation of an approved mobile system for encrypted communications for members of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European External Action Service. Under the new framework agreement, Swedish company Sectra AB will supply the Sectra Tiger system, approved […]

Technion and IAI Co-develop Satellite Technology

Jack Richardson A close technological and research collaboration between Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has yielded an advanced electronic receiver that constitutes a unique development in the nano-satellite category. The collaboration was part of Technion’s ” ADELIS-SAMSON” project, in which three nano-satellites will be launched into space in December. […]

C4 EDGE Commences

Jack Richardson Barrett Communications is one of sixteen Australian companies who have joined Team C4 EDGE (Evolutionary Digital Ground Environment). This is to scope the development of a sovereign land battlegroup and below communications environment for the Australian Army. The programme will leverage internationally agreed open standards to grow and demonstrate Australian Command, Control, Communications and […]

GeoSpectrum Unveils C-BASS Family

Arie Egozi GeoSpectrum Technologies, an Elbit subsidiary, has unveiled the C-BASS family of compact Very Low Frequency (VLF) long-range acoustic underwater transducers. According to the company, the system generates high power at very low frequencies from a small source which the firm claims is a technological challenge, with current high power underwater VLF sources available on […]

Domo Tactical Communications Launches D340-OEM

Jack Richardson Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) has launched the D340-OEM, a feature-rich digital diversity video receiver and hardware-based streaming IP video decoder. Incorporating DTC’s renowned Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) diversity reception, the D340-OEM provides unrivalled performance in demanding urban multipath environments.  With two on-board wide range UHF tuners, the D340-OEM is optionally expandable to four inputs […]


Gerhard Heiming  In a flight lasting almost 22 hours, the fourth GLOBAL HAWK RQ-4D was transferred from Edwards Air Force Base (California) to Sigonella (Sicily), where it arrived on 26th July 2020. After the transfer flight, the aircraft was taken over by the NATO AGS Management Agency (NAGSMA) and once Italian authorities have approved the […]

HENSOLDT Radar for Bundeswehr Counter UAV System

Jack Richardson As part of the German Army’s “qualified air defence” counter drone programme, sensor specialist HENSOLDT is supplying the latest version of its “Spexer 2000 3D” radar to system integrator Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. Spexer will be part of the C-UAS system (Counter-Unmanned Aerial System), which is based on Kongsberg’s remote-controlled “PROTECTOR” weapon station […]

Scytalys to Supply New Indonesian Systems

Gerhard Heiming Greek software specialist Scytalys has been contracted by the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to deliver an interoperable Command, Control and Communications (C3) system to the Indonesian Armed Forces. The €39m contract provides for the development of a national Datalink system as well as a centralised C3 system and the integration of the command […]

Major Indonesian Contract for Scytalys

Scytalys has been awarded a major contract for the design and development of the Indonesian Armed Forces’ Interoperability, Command & Control System. The company will continue the dynamic expansion of its advanced technologies in the international marketplace, announing today that it has received a US$49m contract from the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, through an open […]

1,000 Additional E-LynXTM SDRs for Sweden

Jack Richardson Elbit Systems will supply more than 1,000 additional E-LynXTM Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems to the Swedish Army, expanding the company’s involvement in Sweden’s tactical radio upgrade programme. Elbit Systems is the supplier of the SDR network solution to the Swedish Army, for which serial deliveries commenced in 2018. The new delivery, which […]

Latest OFEK Satellite Launched

Arie Egozi Israel launched an advanced satellite today to improve the country’s capability to gain advanced warning of Iran’s preparations to launch ballistic missiles. The OFEK 16 high resolution spy satellite was launched from an Air Force base in central Israel using a SHAVIT launcher, to allow Israel to continue monitoring “Areas of interest” such as […]

IAI’s Mission Operational and Intelligence Centre to Coordinate UAV Use

Arie Egozi Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has recently demonstrated the Mission Operational and Intelligence Centre (MOIC), a system that allows the use of a great number of UAV in different missions simultaneously. According to Avi Bleser, VP marketing & sales of IAI’s military aircraft group, the MOIC allows efficient command and control of advanced and complicated UAV […]

General Atomics Partners with Space Development Agency to Demonstrate Optical Inter-satellite Link

Jack Richardson General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has partnered with the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) to demonstrate and conduct a series of experiments for an Optical Inter-satellite Link (OISL) utilising GA-EMS’s internally developed 1550nm (nanometer) wavelength laser communication terminals (LCTs). This will be one of the first Department of Defence […]

Rafael Seeking to Sell BNET More Widely

ARIE EGOZI European armies and air forces are evaluating the use of the Rafael BNET, with the Israeli company now in negotiations with some European companies to adapt the system to clients in the region. The BNET system replaces existing radio systems installed in aircraft and while half in size and weight, reportedly offers a […]

Bittium Starts Deliveries of Tactical Bittium Tough SDR Handheld Radios to the Finnish Defence Forces

Jack Richardson Finnish defence firm Bittium has started volume deliveries of its Tough SDR Handheld radios to the Finnish Defence Forces. The deal also includes the supply of accessories. Volume deliveries of vehicular radios are expected to begin in the second half of this year. The purchase agreement, which was signed in December 2018, has […]

Agency develops software to estimate areas of degraded GNSS service

Experts at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) agency have developed a software-based tool that can estimate the area where an interfering signal would degrade or deny Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs). GNSSs, such as the US’s Global Positioning System (GPS) or the European Galileo, provide positioning and timing services. These are vital for NATO […]

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