Sweden Signs GlobalEye Order, Adds Options For Two More
Saab plans to deliver two of the Bombardier Global 6000-derived surveillance systems in 2027 to to the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, the company says.
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U.S. Army Awards TITAN Prototype Contracts To Palantir, Raytheon

By Brian Everstine Jun 28, 2022
The U.S. Army on June 28 awarded contracts to Raytheon Technologies and Palantir to create a prototype for its Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

AFRL Modifies THOR High Power Microwave System

By Brian Everstine Jun 28, 2022
When the Air Force Research Laboratory sent its Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder system downrange for an overseas assessment, the lab’s engineers back home did not want to sit still and wait for the system to come home, so they got to work on upgrades.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Germany Seeks Jammer For Eurofighter

By Tony Osborne Jun 28, 2022
Berlin wants to have an electronic attack and escort jamming capability ready before the end of the decade to meet a NATO commitment.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

AFRL, U.S. Navy Conducting ‘HiJENKS’ Capstone Test

By Brian Everstine Jun 27, 2022
A five-year joint effort by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research to create the next generation of a high-powered microwave weapon is culminating in a major test this summer.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

U.S. Navy Ends Broad Area Maritime Surveillance-Demonstrator Mission

By Brian Everstine Jun 22, 2022
The U.S. Navy and U.S. Central Command have ended the RQ-4 Global Hawk Broad Area Maritime Surveillance-Demonstrator mission after 13 years in the Middle East.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

USAF's NGAD Wingman Part Of New Approach To Electronic Attack

By Brian Everstine Jun 22, 2022
The U.S. Air Force is undertaking a new approach to electromagnetic spectrum operations, mainly with the nascent development of an uncrewed teaming aircraft to couple with the Next Generation Air Dominance that can carry jamming capabilities.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Canada Pledges Billions To Modernize North American Radar

By Jen DiMascio Jun 20, 2022
Canada will spend CAN$4.9 billion ($3.8 billion) over the next six years to upgrade the radar system that defends North America.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

AeroVironment Shows AI Capability For Switchblade, Jackal

By Steve Trimble Jun 14, 2022
A new version of the Switchblade 600 will be demonstrated with artificial intelligence (AI) software that allows the loitering munition to automatically identify targets observed by a sensor.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Diehl Could Include Datalink In Future Missile Concept

By Steve Trimble Jun 13, 2022
A heat-seeking missile concept proposed by Diehl could feature a datalink to support beyond visual range, air-to-air missile intercepts.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Shield AI Lands $165 Million For Drone-Swarm Technology

By Michael Bruno Jun 09, 2022
Shield AI, an artificial intelligence startup targeting the aerospace and defense market, announced on June 9 it had garnered $90 million in private-equity issuance and $75 million in new debt as part of a Series E fund-raising round.
Emerging Technologies

Honeywell Developing Multiple Options For GPS-denied Navigation

By Graham Warwick Jun 08, 2022
Three different alternative navigation technologies have been flight tested in a regional jet and helicopter.
Emerging Technologies

Thales To Supply 13 GM403 Radars To Indonesia

By Chen Chuanren Jun 02, 2022
Thales and Indonesia state-run defense company PT Len have signed an agreement to acquire 13 GM403 air defense radars for the country’s military.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Diverse Options Pitched For CP-140 Fleet Replacement

By Steve Trimble Jun 01, 2022
A diverse set of options and timelines has come forward as the Canadian government begins evaluating options for a new maritime patrol fleet to replace the Lockheed CP-140 Aurora aircraft.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Raytheon-Led Consortium Returns Sentinel Recon Platform To The Skies

By Tony Osborne May 31, 2022
A Raytheon Sentinel radar-reconnaissance aircraft previously operated by the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has been returned to flying status in preparation for a new career in the U.S. 
Budget, Policy & Operations

U.S. Marine Corps To Set Up MQ-9 Squadron In Hawaii

By Brian Everstine May 26, 2022
The U.S. Marine Corps will establish an MQ-9 Reaper squadron in Hawaii as it increases its small fleet of the General Atomics remotely piloted aircraft.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

BAE Systems, Leonardo Eye Typhoon Radar 2 Flight Test In 2023

By Tony Osborne May 25, 2022
Leonardo is set to deliver components for the first Radar 2 variant of the active electronically scanned array radar for the Eurofighter Typhoon by year’s end, with the aim of starting flight trials in 2023. 
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

U.S. Navy Seeks TACAMO Integrator For C-130J-30 Fleet

By Steve Trimble May 24, 2022
The U.S. Navy will select a mission integrator in fiscal 2023 to convert the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 airlifter into the next Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) platform.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

F-35 Program Office Eyes Gripen’s EW Pod

By Steve Trimble May 24, 2022
A potential electronic warfare add-on for the Lockheed Martin F-35 could originate from the Saab Gripen fighter.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Planned EC-37B Compass Call Purchase Concerns USAF

By Brian Everstine May 17, 2022
The U.S. Air Force’s abridged plan to buy just six EC-37B Compass Call aircraft is not enough to meet the mission, and service officials say they are closely watching the availability of both Gulfstream G550s and their Rolls-Royce engines to see when more could be bought to fill the gap.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

First Images of Australia’s Rivet Joint Lite ISR Platform

By Tony Osborne May 16, 2022
The country's adoption of the Gulfstream G550 for intelligence-gathering aligns with the trend of modifying special-mission business jets.
Aircraft & Propulsion

AESA Radar Upgrade Begins Flight Tests On Marine Corps Hornets

By Steve Trimble May 10, 2022
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet has flown with a pre-production version of the Raytheon APG-79(V)4 radar, the company says.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Rada Electronics Swings To Loss Due To U.S. Stopgap Spending

By Michael Bruno May 10, 2022
The U.S. government’s delayed spending measure for the current fiscal year led to a surprising swing in fortunes for military radar and legacy avionic supplier Rada Electronics Industries, with the Israeli company’s net loss for the first quarter of 2022 disappointing shareholders.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

France Builds Talios Pod Stocks For Rafale

By Tony Osborne May 06, 2022
France has ordered an additional 21 Talios optronic targeting pods for its fleet of Dassault Rafale fighters. 
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

SOCOM Budget Docs Set Armed Overwatch Contract Award In July

By Steve Trimble May 05, 2022
A $1.404 billion plan to acquire a 75-aircraft Armed Overwatch fleet for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will kick off with a contract award in July and finish with the last aircraft delivery by the end of fiscal 2027, budget documents show.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare