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[l] at 7/9/20 7:37am

Elbit Systems has added an Unmanned Aerial System capability to the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), broadening surveillance and intelligence gathering capabilities of the unmanned boat. Trials conducted in recent weeks were dedicated to the integration of Elbit Systems' Skylark C mini-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), onboard the Seagull USV, further enhancing its intelligence-gathering capabilities.

The post SeaGull USV Broadens Surveillance Capability with an ‘Eye in the Sky’ appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Israel, Latest News, Reconnaissance, Technology News, Trending, UAVs, USV/UUV, Elbit Systems, Mini UAV, Skylark-C, UAS, USV]

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[l] at 7/8/20 6:30am

ECA has added an Unmanned Rotorcraft to the Belgian-Dutch MCM Program. The drone will join other unmanned systems organized in a 'Toolbox', that represents the ECA Group integrated MCM capability of the Belgian-Dutch navies. The Toolbox consists of the integrated operation of remotely controlled and autonomous aerial, surface, and underwater systems.

The post ECA Adds an Unmanned Rotorcraft to the Belgian-Dutch MCM Program appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Defense Business, Europe, Featured, Latest News, Naval Systems, Topics, UAVs, ECA Group, MCM, Naval Group, Skeldar V-200, USM Skeldar]

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[l] at 7/5/20 9:55pm

The Space Administration in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD), and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have successfully launched the “Ofek 16” reconnaissance satellite into space, today (6.07.2020), at 4:00 AM. The launch was performed from the Palmachim Airbase in Israel, a launch site based south of Tel Aviv in central Israel, using a “Shavit” launcher.

The post Israel Deploys OFEK 16 Spy Satellite in Orbit appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Israel, Latest News, Reconnaissance, space, Trending, IAI, Ofek, Ofek-11, OFEQ, Ofeq-11, spy satellite]

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[l] at 7/5/20 9:55pm

The Space Administration in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD), and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have successfully launched the “Ofek 16” reconnaissance satellite into space, today (6.07.2020), at 4:00 AM. The launch was performed from the Palmachim Airbase in Israel, a launch site based south of Tel Aviv in central Israel, using a “Shavit” launcher.

The post Israel Launches OFEK 16 Spy Satellite appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Israel, Latest News, Reconnaissance, space, Trending, IAI, Ofek, Ofek-11, OFEQ, Ofeq-11, spy satellite]

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[l] at 6/30/20 2:33am

The Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS and Finland's Patria Oyj have formed a teaming agreement to provide turreted mortar solutions for future U.S. Army mortar programs. Under this agreement the team will promote the turreted mortar and produce the 120mm Patria Nemo, turreted, remote-controlled mortar system in the US.

The post Kongsberg, Patria team to produce turreted mortars in the USA appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Defense Business, Europe, Fire Support, Latest News, North America, Topics, AMPV, Kongsberg, MCT, Mortars, Nemo, Patria, remote weapon station, Stryker, US Army]

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[l] at 6/29/20 6:05am

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Iron Drone today announced that they have entered a collaboration agreement for the integration of Iron Drone's interception capabilities into IAI’s advanced anti-drone system, Drone Guard. The system can deploy several intercepting drones simultaneously, thus addressing multiple threats or swarms. The Iron Drone interceptor uses sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based computer vision to home and locks on the target and homes-in up to the physical contact.

The post Drone Guard adds Iron Drone’s Interceptor Drone to Defeat Drones, Swarms appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Counter Terror & Homeland Security, Drones & Robotics, Featured, Israel, Latest News, Tech, C-UAS, Drone Guard, IAI, Iron Drone]

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[l] at 6/24/20 10:51am

Test

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[Category: Latest News]

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[l] at 6/2/20 8:02am

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has completed a dual operational firing trial with LORA (Long-Range Artillery Weapon System), a precise ballistic strike missile. Performed as part of IAI's work plan, the test demonstrated the capabilities of the advanced system to customers. The complex trial included two scenarios to test and demonstrate LORA’s advanced capabilities. The first scenario involved a short-range launch to 90 km and the second to a long range of 400 km. Under both scenarios, the missile was launched to its trajectory, navigated its course to the target, and hit it with utmost precision. Both the weapon system and the missile successfully met all of the trial’s objectives.

The post IAI’s LORA Missile Conducts Double Test at Sea appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Israel, Latest News, Missiles, Naval Systems, Topics, Azerbaijan, IAI, LORA, Missile]

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[l] at 5/25/20 4:38pm

Germany and France began to harmonize requirements and concepts, with the intention to formalize joint system architecture for their future main battle tank, currently known as the 'Main Ground Combat System' (MGCS). This future combat system is expected to succeed the Bundeswehr’s Leopard 2 and the French Army’s Leclerc beginning in 2035.

The post Franco-German Alliance – First Step on a 20-Year MGCS Development appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Europe, Eurosatory News, Exhibitions & Conferences, Latest News, France, Germany, KNDS, MBT, MGCS, Rheinmetall]

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[l] at 5/25/20 4:55am

Milrem Robotics company from Estonia has developed a Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) known as Type-X, introducing new and exciting manned-unmanned capabilities to modern combat. "Milrem Robotics plans to complete the vehicle prototype by the end of the 3rd quarter of 2020 and begin mobility testing in October." Kuldar Väärsi, Milrem CEO said.

The post Milrem Robotics Introduces a 12-ton Robotic Vehicle for Mechanized, Armored Warfare appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Europe, Eurosatory News, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Land Systems, Latest News, UGV, Eurosatory, Milrem, Milrem Robotics, RCV, TheMIS, Type-X]

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[l] at 5/22/20 6:14am

Suffering in silence under the crisis triggered by COVID 19 is not the way to respond to the dramatic market changes unfolding. Guest author Joel Alon outlines some of the positive prospects hiding in this dire situation, presenting new opportunities for Israel's struggling defense industries.

The post Hidden Gems in US-Israeli Defense Industrial Cooperation appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Defense Business, Featured, Israel, Latest News, News Analysis, North America, Trending, defense industry, Elbit Systems of America, Elta USA, FMF, IAI, IMOD, Joel Alon, Military assistance, Plasan, Rafael]

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[l] at 5/20/20 3:44am

The Spanish electronics consortium Indra announced it will lead the CROWN research and development project to develop and equip European fighters and other aircraft with a combined, software-defined radar, communications, and electronic defense enabling future aircraft to dominate the radioelectronic space.

The post A European Team Integrates Aircraft Radar, Radio & ECM Into One Unit appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Avionics, Cyber/C4ISR, Electronic Hardware, Electronic Warfare, Europe, Featured, Tech, UAVs, 6GEN, BPTI, CROWN, Elettronica, FCAS, FOI, Fraunhofer, Hensholdt, Indra, Leonardo, NGWS, ONERA, Saab, Tempest, Thales, TNO]

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[l] at 5/19/20 3:00pm

NGJ-MB testingThe U.S. Navy recently completed a portion of developmental testing of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) electronic warfare (EW) pod. Moving to flight testing with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 by late June or early July 2020, the program is scheduled to reach Milestone C by the end of this fiscal year and expected to become operational in 2023.

The post Next Gen Jammer Nears Flight Testing appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Airborne C4ISR, Electronic Warfare, Featured, Latest News, North America, Topics, ALQ-99, F/A-18G, Growler, NGJ, NGJ-MB, US Navy]

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[l] at 5/19/20 3:00pm

NGJ-MB testingThe U.S. Navy recently completed a portion of developmental testing of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) electronic warfare (EW) pod. Moving to flight testing with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 by late June or early July 2020, the program is scheduled to reach Milestone C by the end of this fiscal year and expected to become operational in 2023.

The post Next Generation Jammer Nears Flight Testing appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Airborne C4ISR, Electronic Warfare, Featured, Latest News, North America, Topics, ALQ-99, F/A-18G, Growler, NGJ, NGJ-MB, US Navy]

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[l] at 5/19/20 5:35am

Patria and the U.S. Army have entered into an agreement for a feasibility study of incorporating a turreted, breech-loaded 120 mm mortar weapon system in U.S. mortar carriers. The evaluation will assess the integration of carrier weapon platforms and fire control systems and the use of current U.S. 120 mm mortar ammunition in a breech-loaded system.

The post U.S. Army to Test 120mm Semi-Automatic Mortars from Finland appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Europe, Fire Support, North America, Trending, AMOS, Brigade Combat Team, CARDOM, Mortars, Nemo]

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[l] at 5/7/20 10:42am

Elbit Systems has recently delivered Unmanned Aerial Systems equipped for maritime search and rescue to an undisclosed customer in South-East Asia. In this configuration, the Hermes 900 is equipped with detection and identification systems, precision dispatch capability, and up to four inflatable life rafts, each can rescue six survivors. This configuration enables the drone to perform long-range maritime Search and Rescue (SaR) missions, and deliver life-saving assistance quickly upon detection of survivors.

The post Hermes 900 to Assume SaR Missions in the South China Sea appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Asia Pacific, Israel, Latest News, Naval Systems, Tech, UAVs, Elbit Systems, Hermes 900, maritime surveillance, search, Search and rescue]

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[l] at 5/7/20 6:13am

IAI acquires the manufacturing operations of the Zibar offroad tactical vehicle, designed and built by Israeli offroad entrepreneur Ido Cohen. The Z family activities being acquired include the Zibar, Zmag – a light version of the platform, and ZED – the armored off-road vehicle. IAI ELTA will design and produce the vehicles in its manufacturing site in Beer Sheva, where RAM vehicles are currently built. The company plans to adapt and configure the vehicles for military and homeland defense applications, and now, acting as the vehicle design authority will be well-positioned to address specific customer requirements.

The post IAI To Produce, Market Zibar Offroad Vehicles appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Defense Business, Israel, Land Systems, Latest News, Special Operations, Trending, ELta, IAI, Ido offroad center, offroad mobility, RAM MK III, Zibar]

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[l] at 5/6/20 12:12pm

Greece is leasing Heron I unmanned aerial systems (UAS) from Israel for a three-year service. the drones will be configured for maritime surveillance missions and will operate from the island of Crete. The Herons will be tasked primarily with maritime surveillance and border security. The Heron regularly operates in the region, since the drone was cleared to operate in civil airspace by Israel's Civil Aviation Authority in 2007.

The post Greece Leases Heron Drones from Israel appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Defense Business, Europe, Israel, Latest News, Topics, UAVs, Drone, Greece, Heron I, IAI, maritime surveillance]

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[l] at 5/5/20 6:23am

The unmanned Loyal Wingman aircraft was unveiled in Australia yesterday. The aircraft is the first of three prototypes built under the Australian Loyal Wingman program. The Loyal Wingman prototype now moves into ground testing, followed by taxi and a first flight later this year.

The post Loyal Wingman Prototype Rolls Out in Australia appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aerospace, Aircraft, APAC, Featured, Latest News, North America, Tech, Technology News, UAVs, Loyal Wingman, MUMT, NYSE: BA, unmanned aircraft]

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[l] at 5/1/20 8:55am

Lockheed Martin has received a $6.07 billion contract from the U.S. Army for the production of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors. PAC-3 MSE leverages an advanced multi-mission interceptor that expands the Patriot weapon system's capability against advanced tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and aircraft.

The post US Army, Foreign Customers to Invest $6 Billion in Patriot PAC-3 Enhancement appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Latest News, Missiles, North America, Topics, Lockheed Martin, MIM-104, NYSE: LMT, PAC-3 CRI, Patriot, Patriot MSE]

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[l] at 4/30/20 8:42pm

Fincantieri selected to design and build FFG(X) frigates for the US NavyThe US Navy awarded Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) a contract to design and produce the next generation small surface combatant, the Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)). The FFG(X) will be based on the successful ‘European multi-purpose frigate’ designed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and the French Naval Group. Ships of this design are already operated by the French, Italian, Egyptian and Moroccan and will also be supplied to Brazil.

The post Fincantieri to Design, Build a New Class of Frigates for the US Navy appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Latest News, North America, Surface Vessels, Trending, FFG(X), Fincantieri, FREMM, Marinette Marine Corporation, US Navy]

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