Technology

Thales and Ritek Expand Their Radar Collaboration

The Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) signed an agreement with the Netherlands Defence Material Organisation (DMO) for five Thales Ground Master 200 multi-mission compact radars (GM200 MM/C) in May 2021. Ritek will perform the vehicle integration of the counter-battery radars. Morten Minsaas, COO of Ritek comments: “Ritek’s collaboration with Thales …

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New vehicle driving cameras by Escribano Mechanical Engineering

Escribano M&E, Spanish leader manufacturer with infrared technology for lens manufacturing (IR/visible), has created the selected driving cameras for the armored vehicle Pizarro Phase II belong to Spanish Army. Thiscontract supposes 83 vehicle cameras which increases the operability of this vehicles. This camera, provides a better awareness conscious to vehicle …

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Hensoldt and L3Harris join forces for NATO surveillance programme

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT and L3Harris Technologies join forces to develop new capabilities for NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) programme. Both companies have signed a joint strategic cooperation agreement to combine their respective skills in the areas of platform-independent mission solutions. In the frame of the cooperation, HENSOLDT, …

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BAE to Provide IFF Technology for E-2D Hawkeye

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $26 million contract for Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) spares for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide Beamforming Networks (BFNs), an integral part of antenna control for the AN/APX-122A IFF Interrogator system, onboard the carrier-capable tactical aircraft. “These …

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SPECTRA, state-of-the-art Rafale multi-spectral integrated defensive aids suite

Protection of the Rafale  is entrusted to the SPECTRA (Self-Protection Equipment to Counter Threats for Rafale Aircraft), a multi-spectral integrated defensive aids suite that has been developed by Thales in partnership with MBDA.  SPECTRA works across the electromagnetic, laser and infrared domains, employing smart data fusion from multi-spectral sensors to provide identification, location, jamming …

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L3Harris Books $947M Services Contract for Air Force Electronic Warfare Countermeasures Program

L3Harris Technologies  has received a 10-year, $947.3 million sole source contract from the U.S. Air Force for engineering services in support of an aircraft electronic warfare system initiative. The contractor will provide block and non-block cycle services for the AN/ALQ-172 Countermeasures Program and Air Force Global Strike Command’s enhancement efforts, the Department …

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Canada to employ Leonardo Osprey radar in environmental protection role

Transport Canada’s National Aerial Surveillance Program (NASP) is set to benefit from the advanced surveillance capabilities of Leonardo’s Osprey radar. Crews conducting missions to help Canada stay safe will benefit from the radar’s powerful oil-spill detection and vessel tracking capabilities. Osprey is Leonardo’s latest-generation E-scan (electronically-scanning) surveillance radar which employsa …

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Leonardo signs agreement with Northrop Grumman for CIRCM pointer/trackers

Leonardo has signed a long-term pricing agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide pointer/trackers for the United States Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) programme as it enters full-rate production. The five-year agreement could see Leonardo provide more than 1,200 pointer trackers in addition to the 500 already delivered. Leonardo will deliver …

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Northrop Grumman Opens MDFL in Huntsville

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently opened its new Missile Defense Futures Lab (MDFL) in Huntsville. The company’s MDFL is pioneering change with speed and precision to develop, test and field an integrated missile defense system. “Partnering with our customers, Northrop Grumman is leading the way as the defense industry …

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