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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: […]

TALOS Commercial Protected Vehicle Certified

The Welp Group has reported what it claims is the world’s first full certification of the TALOS protected vehicle. TALOS is based on the Toyota LAND CRUISER 300. Supported by TDW, TALOS has achieved certification in the highest protection class VR9 in accordance with the VPAM-BRV and -ERV version 3 test standards after tests at […]

Hensoldt Awarded EUROFIGHTER Services Contract

Hensoldt has been awarded a contract worth a mid-three-digit million euro amount for the next phase of EUROFIGHTER maintenance. The contract covers service tasks for Hensoldt’s share of various EUROFIGHTER systems covering radar, self-protection and avionics, the company writes in a press release. Hensoldt’s service is to contribute to an increase in the number of […]

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 […]

ASCOD Industry Day in Bratislava

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) and Elbit Systems, with the support of the Spanish Government, hosted an industry day in Bratislava to engage local industry sources to collaborate on the ASCOD programme. The event, which was also attended by Austrian and Israeli officials, was part of GDELS’s and Elbit’s initiative to seek local companies […]

KALAETRON ATTACK to Neutralise Air Defences

By combining artificial intelligence, digitisation and Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) technologies, Hensoldt has developed a jamming system (“jammer”) called KALAETRON ATTACK, which jams even the latest Russian radars, protecting aircraft against enemy air defence, Hensoldt writes in a press release. According to the company, KALAETRON ATTACK has recently proven its effectiveness in current threat […]


Bell Textron has announced that it has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). As part of the collaboration, SNC has agreed to join Team INVICTUS as the mission systems integrator for FARA Increment 1. As the mission systems integrator for the Bell 360 Invictus, SNC is expected play a key role in […]


In the scope of the FLOTLOG programme, the first of four force replenishment vessels (BRF – Bâtiments Ravitailleurs de Force in French) for the French Navy was launched in Saint-Nazaire on 29 April 2022. The contract for BRF JACQUES CHEVALLIER was awarded in January 2019 to Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Naval Group. The four vessels […]

Tekever Launches New AR3 UAS

Tekever launched the new version of its swappable VTOL AR3 system with integrated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities, during AUVSI Xponential in Orlando. With the new upgrade, the AR3 becomes the most operationally flexible UAS in the market and the smallest UAS to boast a high performance, dual side looking SAR, the company writes in a press […]

Kimberly Aguillard Becomes Ingalls Shipbuilding Spokesperson

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has announced that Kimberly Aguillard has joined its corporate communications team as a manager of media relations. She will serve as HII’s spokesperson for Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of America’s largest shipbuilder, and report to HII’s corporate director of public affairs. As spokesperson for Ingalls Shipbuilding, Aguillard will: focus on facilitating […]

AeroVironment Demonstrates New Software at IMX/CE 22

AeroVironment has announced the successful maritime demonstration of Interoperability to Interchangeability (I2I) operations by the US Navy and Royal Navy using AeroVironment’s PUMA 3 AE small unmanned aircraft systems. The demonstration was part of a combined event – International Maritime Exercise 2022/Cutlass Express 2022 (IMX/CE 22), the company writes in a press release. IMX/CE 22 […]

Curtiss-Wright to Support US Torpedo Programmes

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions Division has received a contract from Progeny to provide MOSA computers and digital processing modules for use in the US Navy’s MK54 and MK48 torpedo upgrade programmes. The processor modules covered by this agreement are being shipped to Progeny in Manassas, Virginia and Charleroi, Pennsylvania. JH


Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has announced that VIRGINIA-class submarine NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) was recently launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in March, was submerged and moved by tugboats to the […]

Keel Laid for First Type 31 Frigate

Babcock has started construction of the first of five Royal Navy Type 31 frigates, HMS VENTURER, at its Rosyth facility, the company writes in a press release. After cutting the first steel on the programme in September 2021, the traditional keel laying event formally marked the start of the build. The ceremony took place in […]

Todd Corillo to be Newport News Shipbuilding Media Manager

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has announced that Todd Corillo will join its corporate communications team as a manager of media relations on 9 May. He will serve as HII’s spokesperson for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division and report to HII’s corporate director of public affairs. As spokesperson for Newport News Shipbuilding, Corillo will focus […]

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 […]

Kollmorgen Introduces New Generation of Servo Motors

Kollmorgen has announced the new TBM2G series of frameless servo motors, introducing features to simplify the design of collaborative, surgical, aerospace and defence and other robots while delivering optimal performance in a lighter, more compact package, the company writes in a press release. The new motors complement Kollmorgen’s existing TBM and KBM series of frameless […]

Netherlands to Modernise EW Equipment

The Undersecretary of State in the Dutch Ministry of Defence, Christophe van der Maat, has informed the Dutch Parliament about the Joint Electronic Attack project. According to this project, the severely outdated and no longer serviceable Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, which are currently integrated with FUCHS armoured transport vehicles, are to be replaced by technology. […]

Czech Defence Chief Signs Helicopter Beams

The Czech Republic’s Chief of Defence, Gen. Aleš Opata, visited Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Centre with delegates to observe the Czech Republic’s H-1 aircraft production line, Bell writes in a press release. During the visit, Gen. Opata signed the beams of the first AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft earmarked for delivery to the Czech Republic. According to […]

IRON BEAM Laser Successfully Tested

Rafael, alongside the Israeli Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Defence Research (DDR&D) and Development has successfully completed a series of tests with a high-power laser interception system against steep-track threats, the company writes in a press release. The demonstrator intercepted: UAVs mortars rockets anti-tank missiles IRON BEAM reportedly provides Israel with a high-power laser technology at […]

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 […]

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