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

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Defense Update Technology Channel - April 2011

Photo Above: IDF Merkava Mk 4 equipped with Rafael's Trophy (ASPRO-A) APS are now deployed along the Israeli border with Gaza. Photo: Rafael (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...)

irobot 110iRobot Introduces a New Mini-Robot

iRobot has unveiled pre-production prototypes of its latest new product, the iRobot 110 FirstLook unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). This small, light and throwable robot provides hasty situational awareness, performs persistent observation and investigates confined spaces. “FirstLook is going to be a very important tool for warfighters and first responders,” said Robert Moses, president of iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots division. (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...)

XM-25ATK Awarded $65.8 to Prepare the XM25 for Production

ATK won a $65.8 million contract for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the XM25, an Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System.
The current 30-month contract funds the continued design, integration, production, and testing of the systems. ATK is the prime contractor, systems integrator and ammunition provider for the XM25 program. (Read More...)

apsActive Protection for the South Korean K-2 Main Battle Tank

South Korea is developing an Active Protection System (APS) for the K-2 tank augmenting the tank’s protection against anti-tank rockets and missiles. The system uses dual sensor detection and tracking system comprising a 3D radar and infrared system, control computer and countermeasure launchers firing specially designed rockets. According to Korean officials the system’s response rate is about 0.2 to 0.3 second from target detection, through to the interception. (Read More...)