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n3-pdMulti-Band SAR Supports Task-Force ODIN in Iraq in C-IED Operations

ELM-2021Introduces Modular, Affordable Radars for Multiple Applications

SkyStar300Demand for Aerostats Increases Demand for SPEED-A Payloads

Controp Optimizes Stabilized EO Systems for Mast Mounted Vehicular Applications

IAI DART 45IAI Introduces DART 45, A Compact Laser Rangefinder/Designator

Russia SatelliteRussian New Military Satellite Lost in Space

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Defense Update Defense Electronics & C4ISR Channel - February 2011



Image: This image generated by NASA shows objects in Low Earth Orbit, the region of space within 2,000 km of the Earth's surface. Approximately 95% of these objects are orbital debris - i.e. 'space junk' made by inoperable satellites or disintegrated satellites or other spacecraft. Photo: NASA (Read More...)

Elisra to Become Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Elbit Systems

Elbit continues the consolidation of its domestic acquisitions. Following the successful completion of buyout of the remaining ITL Lasers shares held by the public, traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, Elbit Systems announed today the procurement of  30% of the remaining shares of Elisra Electronics Systems, held by IAI subsidiary Elta Systems. With this acquisition Elbit Systems will 100% holding of Elisra shares. For these stocks Elbit will pay Elta $67.5 million. (Read More...)

Multi-Band SAR Supports Task-Force ODIN in Iraq in C-IED Operations

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s software-defined Multi-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (MB SAR), recently provided counter-improvised explosive device (IED) support assisting the drawdown of U.S. combat troops in Iraq. The radar was deployed aboard a U.S. Navy NP-3D Orion aircraft, which performed missions as a part of Task Force Observe, Detect, Identify and Neutralize (ODIN). (Read More...)

Marine Corps Proceed with Common, Aviation C2 System Demonstration

ThalesRaytheonSystems, a joint venture between U.S. based Raytheon and the European Thales group has been selected by the U.S. Marine Corps to demonstrate a Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) under the program’s phase II, $5 million segment. According to Kim Kerry, chief executive officer, ThalesRaytheonSystems, U.S. Operations, the system to be demonstrated to the Corps will be a low-risk, scalable and affordable. The company will deliver the proposed CAC2S system in approximately eight months to be evaluated by the Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Elta ELM-2021Elta Introduces Modular, Affordable Radars for Multiple Applications

Elta is offering a broad line of radars to address specific Indian interest in air defense, weapon systems and ground surveillance solution. Most of Elta’s modern radars are already utilizing active electronic scanning arrays, which have been further enhanced in recent years with the introduction of Transmit/Receive modules based on Gallium Nitride (Ga/Ni) technology offering more efficient operation, compared to Gallium Arsenide (Ga/As) technology. (Read More...)

Skystar 300Demand for Aerostats Increases Demand for SPEED-A Payloads

Two years ago Controp unveiled its new, aerostat-optimized EO multi-sensor payload system. Since its introduction, SPEED-A has been operational in combat by several military forces, used for border and force protection, providing unsurpassed persistent surveillance performance. (Read More...)

 

Controp MeosControp Optimizes Stabilized EO Systems for Mast Mounted Vehicular Applications

At Aero-India 2011 Controp is introducing two new stabilized EO systems, optimized for vehicular platforms. The new, remotely controlled, gyro-stabilized Modular Electro-Optical System (MEOS). The system employs an open architecture similar to Controp’s CEDAR product line, yet MEOS also features a two-axis gyro-stabilized platform, enabling installation on vehicular platforms, as well as elevated mast mounting. (Read More...)

RADA INSRADA Expands Avionics Portfolio with Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)

Israel’s avionics company Rada Electronic Industries has expanded into new areas in recent years, including mission systems integration, inertial navigation systems (INS), aircraft and UAV avionics and advanced radars. The growing portfolio has already generated significant increase in sales, with turnover in the first nine months of 2010 increased 58% over 2009, attributed to the large scale integration projects the company won in Latin America. Zvi Alon, RADA’s CEO expects the momentum to continue “We hope the Inertial Navigation and radar product lines will become major growth drivers for our company in the future” Alon said. (Read More...)

 

IAI DART 45IAI Introduces DART 45, A Compact Laser Rangefinder/Designator

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has developed a new, lightweight and compact laser rangefinder/designator designed for small electro-optical systems and payloads used for Ground, Airborne and Naval applications. The system called DART 45 is displayed at Aero-India for the first time. According to IAI, several units of the new system, have already been integrated into MiniPOP-D (Designator) Electro-Optical naval payloads for an export customer, as well as into IAI/TAMAM’s new Ground Targeting and Designating System (GTADS). (Read More...)

 

Global Link – Empowering Airborne Net-Centric Operations

At Aero-India 2011 Israel’s Rafael Advances Defense Systems is presenting the latest Network Centric Warfare solutions for aerospace applications, highlighting the ‘Global Link’ – a mature, operational solution providing integrated, airborne voice and data communication and applications suite designed for modern air forces Net work Centric Operations (NCO). Global Link provides air forces network-based operation an essential, robust and reliable platform to realize advanced NCO solutions. (Read More...)

U.S. Navy Selects Integrators to Evaluate Four Competitive Cyber-Warfare Concepts

Four system integrators were selected by the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) to develop cyberspace operations systems for the U.S. Navy, supporting the tactical, operational and strategic levels. The four include General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, (GD-AIS) Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. and Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. At its preliminary phase, the program addresses architecture assessment, examination, and demonstration, assessing operations requirements and analysis, concept formulation and development, feasibility demonstrations and operational support. Further phases include software design and implementation as well as systems integration, test and evaluation and demonstration. (Read More...)

Russian SatelliteRussian New Military Satellite Lost in Space

The Russian military has lost contact with a satellite launched from the Plesetsk spaceport earlier today. According to state-owned Khrunichev, the satellite’s launcher manufacturer, the satellite, designated the GEO-IK-2 Reshetnev is a designed for geodetic (earth measurement) studies. (Read More...)

 

Space Situational AwarenessU.S. Air Force Awards $214 Million to Improve Space Situational Awareness

Tens of thousands of small man-made objects known as ‘space junk’ are orbiting the earth, posing significant hazard to satellites, the International Space Station and other space hardware. Some objects are debris that separated from spacecraft in orbit while others are complete satellites that have ended their life and maintained in ‘parking’ orbit around earth. (Read More...)