Lockheed Martin Wins $337M New Gen Apache Sensor Systems Contract

October 9, 2017 @ 05:38 PM

Lockheed Martin received $337 million in orders to supply Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new M TADS/PNVS ID/IQ contract enables Lockheed Martin to respond rapidly to the emerging defense needs...

DARPA Demos New Cloud-Penetrating Radar Sensor

September 29, 2017 @ 09:15 AM

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) demonstrated a new sensor that can capture real-time video through clouds. The Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) program, which began in 2013, has been developing an Extremely High Frequency (EHF) targeting sensor to operate through clouds as effectively as current electro-optical and infrared...

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod Sensor System To Equip USAF F-15C Aircraft...

September 19, 2017 @ 02:27 PM

Lockheed Martin has been selected to provide Legion infrared search-and-track (IRST) pod to the U.S

BAE Systems Develops Laser proof Cockpit Solution

September 12, 2017 @ 04:12 PM

BAE Systems has developed a low cost, lightweight, flexible cockpit solution that can block dangerous laser light, protecting pilots and flight crew from hostile attacks. Using a novel approach, the technique is selective in the way it prevents laser transmission, meaning a high level of natural light can still pass through...

IAI’s Signal Intelligence Centre Achieves Operational Capability Success

September 5, 2017 @ 02:35 PM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) advanced, highly automated Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) centre has successfully achieved phase I operational capability with an undisclosed customer. The state-of-the-art center integrated and fuses all the nation's SIGINT sensors at a strategic level using big data and high-throughput real time data processing

Raytheon Wins $119M US Navy Contract For Tomahawk Sensor Integration Support

August 31, 2017 @ 01:07 PM

Raytheon has won a more than $119-million contract to advance the targeting and communications functions of the Tomahawk Block IV sea-launched cruise missile. "Raytheon Co

L3 awarded Contract for Ship-borne MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System

August 29, 2017 @ 04:14 AM

L3 Technologies (L3 KEO) is being awarded $7 million contract for MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS) and MK 46 Optical Sight System retrofit, refurbishment, and upgrade services and depot spares. This order includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $17,224,144, a US DoD release said

First Demo Of DARPA's Elevated Sensor Mast Aboard US Navy Vessel

August 16, 2017 @ 02:03 PM

The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently demonstrated its prototype of an elevated sensor mast aboard the USS Zephyr, a Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship over three days near Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) prototype has been developed by DARPA as a low-cost, elevated sensor mast improves ships communication range and ability to detect, track, and classify contacts of interest

Honeywell Introduces Self-diagnosing Sensors To Improve Aircraft Systems' Safety

August 8, 2017 @ 03:55 PM

Honeywell has introduced a new series of self-diagnosing sensors designed to improve the performance of aircraft systems and reduce maintenance costs associated with false readings. Honeywell is introducing Integral Health Monitoring (IHM) series proximity sensors that can detect when a sensor has been damaged or otherwise impacted

China Working On AI Tech, Big Data To Overtake West In Air...

July 3, 2017 @ 03:41 PM

China is working on artificial intelligence technology combined with big data to forge ahead of its rivals in air warfare. According to a Peoples' Daily report quoting Yang Wei, deputy director of the Scientific and Technological Commission at the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), “Speed and agility are no longer most important

Pentagon Awards $179M Contract To Northrop Grumman For Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures

June 30, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Northrop Grumman won nearly $179 million to provide large aircraft infrared counter measures to Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada and the United States, the Department of Defense said in a press release. "Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation [of] Rolling Meadows, Illinois has been awarded a $178,969,767 modification for large aircraft infrared counter measures (LAIRCM) calendar year 2017 base hardware buy and needed LAIRCM support," the release said on Thursday

Spanish MoD Selects AUDS System To Counter Drone Threats

June 21, 2017 @ 01:57 PM

The Spanish Defence Ministry (Ministerio de Defensa) has selected the AUDS counter-UAV system to protect critical assets and personnel from the growing threat posed by malicious unmanned aircraft systems or drones. The AUDS detect-track-identify-defeat counter-drone system was developed in 2015 by a consortium of UK defence companies including Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems