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Thales secures order to equip French Serval vehicles with satcom stations

The French Defence Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement – DGA) has awarded Thales a contract to provide 30 dual-band (X/Ka) satellite communication (satcom) stations for the French Army, the company announced on 12 July 2024. The new satcom stations will equip the Serval light multi-role armoured vehicles being developed under the French Army’s Scorpion […]

BAE Systems to provide SATURN-capable software-defined radios for South Korean aircraft

BAE Systems has received multiple contracts totalling USD 111 million (EUR 102 million) to provide the Second-generation, Anti-jam, Tactical, Ultra-high Frequency Radio for NATO (SATURN) waveform to South Korea, the company announced on 10 July 2024. As part of the country’s national communications modernisation strategy, SATURN will facilitate secure and interoperable command-and-control capabilities for the […]

Lockheed Martin awarded contract to develop AI tools for DARPA

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a USD 4.6 million (EUR 4.25 million) contract by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop artificial intelligence (AI) tools for dynamic, airborne missions as part of its Artificial Intelligence Reinforcements (AIR) programme, the company announced on 8 July 2024. The project aims to provide advanced modelling and […]

Rohde & Schwarz to provide comms and ECM systems for Poland’s Miecznik frigates

Rohde & Schwarz announced the successful signing of a contract with PGZ Stocznia Wojenna in relation to Poland’s Miecznik frigate programme on 9 July 2024, marking the start of a long-term sustainable naval market partnership in Poland. Under the contract Rohde & Schwarz will deliver naval communications as well as radar and communications electronic support measures (RCESM) for the […]

Commtact selected to provide datalink solution for ‘top-tier’ missile project

Israeli advanced wireless communication solutions provider Commtact announced on 8 July 2024 that it has been selected for a multi-million-dollar missile project with “a top-tier defence customer”, marking a major milestone for the company. The landmark project involves rsearch and development for a tailor-made solution that integrates smart communication with advanced encryption, immunity capabilities across […]

Gilat subsidiary DataPath announces more than USD 9 million in US DoD orders

Israeli company Gilat Satellite Networks announced on 2 July that its wholly owned US-based subsidiary, DataPath Inc, has received over USD 9 million in orders in support of the US Department of Defense (DoD) and other agencies worldwide participating in field service and technical service programmes. DataPath is deploying technical and field services in Europe, […]

Rohde & Schwarz introduces software suite to ensure reliable satcoms

Communications provider Rohde & Schwarz announced on 29 May 2024 that it has introduced R&S®GSACSM, a comprehensive software suite designed to ensure efficient and reliable communications for military satellite communication (satcom) systems. With the increasing reliance on satcom for mission-critical communications and morale, welfare, recreation (MWR) services, R&S®GSACSM is designed to offer a powerful solution to maintain […]

MASS launches new CEMA database management system to secure EMS information dominance

Cohort subsidiary MASS has launched a new centralised cyber electromagnetic activity (CEMA) database management system that brings CEMA data together in one place to improve battlespace spectrum management. Called Thurbon CEMA, the system was launched at the AOC Europe 2024 exhibition, held in Oslo, Norway from 13-15 May, which focuses on electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. […]

Invisio claims ground-breaking level of hearing protection with X7 in-ear headset

The X7 in-ear headset launched in January 2024 by communication and hearing protection specialist Invisio has achieved a ground-breaking level of hearing protection, performing even better than initial results and providing higher safety levels for users than ever, the company announced on 2 May. Latest tests show that the Invisio X7 offers a signal-to-noise ratio […]

Rheinmetall secures framework Bundeswehr tactical communications contract

Rheinmetall has been commissioned by the Bundeswehr for a key tactical communications project across the German armed forces, the company announced on 24 April 2024. Under a seven-year framework contract with a potential order volume of up to EUR 400 million, Rheinmetall has been contracted to supply up to 191,000 sets of an ‘intercom with […]

PPM Systems claims five-times increase in antenna range with its RF-over-fibre technology

UK radio system specialist PPM Systems announced on 24 April 2024 that its radio frequency (RF)-over-fibre architecture solutions can achieve a five-times increase in observational antenna radius by solving signal distribution limitations. RF-over-fibre is a technology in which light is modulated by an RF signal and transmitted over an optical fibre link, which gives lower […]

Orbit unveils new AI-enabled ANR technology to improve cockpit comms

Israeli satellite communications (satcoms) specialist Orbit Communication Systems unveiled on 17 April 2024 what it describes as “groundbreaking” adaptive noise reduction (ANR) technology to facilitate clear cockpit communications. Called Microphone ANR, the technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) to negate the challenges of severe environmental noise encountered during flight, such as helicopter rotor and engine noises, […]

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, […]

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