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Defense Update Defense Electronics & C4ISR Channel - April 2011

Photo: Maj. Patrick Hudson, 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, taxis a U-2 aircraft to a parking spot Aug. 24. Major Hudson completed his 1000th hour of flight in the U-2 aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr. (Read More...)

MHSR RadarRADA Unveils a New Radar Optimized for Homeland Security

Israel’s defense electronics company RADA is unveiling at LAAD 2011 a new phased array ground and air surveillance radar optimized for homeland security applications. The RHS-40 Multimode Hemisphere Surveillance Radars (MHSR) is a new member RADA’s Family of Pulse Doppler, AESA, Solid State Radars, utilized for active protection systems, perimeter defense and now – air and ground surveillance. (Read More...)

U-2 Mission UpgradeGoodrich to Upgrade U-2 Mission Payload With Multi-Spectral Sensors

Goodrich Corp. is upgrading the two Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance Sensors (SYERS) currently used on U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin U-2 ‘Dragon Lady’ platforms operated by the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. In addition to SYERS, the U-2 also carries a 30-inch Optical Bar Camera (OBC) and a 24-inch IRIS camera offering high resolution, panoramic imaging sensors and the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System (ASARS-2) providing all-weather radar imaging capability. (Read More...)

Lite SatteliteMicro Spy-Satellite Technology Evolving at RAFAEL

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is developing a new micro-satellite concept optimized for future ‘responsive space’ operations, offering tactical users rapid access to high resolution satellite imagery, augmenting aerial recce obtained by aircraft and UAVs. (Read More...)

Russia Interested in Israel’s Evolving Microsatellites

Microsatellite technology developed by Israel’s aerospace and defense industries is one of several fields of interest to Russia Space s is one of the areas the Russians are interested in – said Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos headon a visit to Israel last week. (Read More...)

Battle CommandU.S. Army to Test Wearable PCs with Battle Command Network

The U.S. Army will soon evaluate prototypes of wearable mobile handheld computers running battle command capability. New applications, utilizing GDC4’s GD300 and other devices, will be able to provide dismounted soldiers with network connectivity, command, control and situational awareness just like modern smartphones are doing in the commercial market. General Dynamics expects to deliver 40 prototype handheld devices by September 2011 for user evaluation under the current $2.3 Army contract. (Read More...)