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Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Wins Additional Order for VOSS

Xaver 100
Through the Wall Radar Sensors at ISDEF 2010

LRAS3 Target Acquisition Systems Enhanced with Liteye’s Monocular Displays

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U.S. Army Awards Enhanced NVG Contracts to ITT, DRS and L-3

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MP-RTIP Multi-Mission Radar Prepared for Testing on the Global Hawk

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Defense Update Defense Electronics & C4ISR Channel - October 2010

Photo above: A general view of a simulated brigade command post, utilizing typical Elbit Systems Digital Army Program elements. A similar configuration has already been deployed operationally by the Isdael Defense Forces, at brigade and division levels. Photo: Elbit Systems

Distributed Aperture System Tracks Ballistic Missiles from 1,300 km Away

Manned and unmanned aircraft equipped with omni-directional ‘Distributed Aperture System’ (DAS) imaging infrared systems could be used effectively to provide early warning on missile launches. Such systems covering a full hemisphere, can spot missiles as they break over the horizon and automatically track their hot flame from long distance, throughout their ascent phase. (Read More...)

Lockheed Martin VOSSLockheed Martin Gyrocam Wins Additional Order for VOSS

Lockheed Martin has received delivery orders totaling $138 million from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center for additional 200 Vehicle Optics Sensor Systems (VOSS). These delivery orders are new releases against a multi-year Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity contract awarded to Gyrocam in 2008. The company was acquired by Lockheed Martin in 2009. (Read More...)

Xaver 100 Through the Wall Radar Sensors at ISDEF 2010

Two companies are demonstrating Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) radar systems providing through the wall sensing. Israel-based Camero is showing the Xaver 800 and 400 products and is unveiling a prototype design of the miniature hand-held Xaver 100, that fits into a soldier’s pouch. These systems can effectively detect the presence of people behind a wall, indicating their movements, relative positions and, in some systems, the distance to the target. (Read More...)

Defense Update Sponsored Event: Global MilSatCom 2010

Defense Update is sponsoring theGlobal MilSatCom 2010 conferenceand exhibition, now in its 12th year. This event is a unique opportunity to meet an international array of SatCom decision makers and network with hundreds of leading international decision makers in the satellite communications arena. Global MilSatCom 2010 will be held at the London Millennium Conference Centre, in the U.K., from the 8th to 10th November 2010. (Read More...)

LRASLRAS3 Target Acquisition Systems Enhanced with Liteye’s Monocular Displays

The US Army Communications & Electronics Command in Washington awarded Liteye Systems a contract valued up to $22.6 million, for the delivery of monocular displays for the LRAS3 target acquisition system. Deliveries will begin immediately and span over five years. The total quantity to be delivered has not been determined yet but could exceed 4,000 units. (Read More...)

ITT Introduces New Sensor Architecture Supporting Wide Area Airborne Surveillance (WAAS) Capabilities

ITT has developed a Wide Area Airborne Surveillance (WAAS) sensor architecture enabling the warfighter to access collection of data from multiple sources. The company is also presenting a new day/night WAAS W turret sensor designed to operate with the new architecture. The new sensor generates multiple, simultaneous high resolution views of specific region across the payload's widest footprint, enabling users to track multiple targets in different parts of the field of view. The system enables the user to instantly obtain high resolution, detailed images sufficient to track dismounts. (Read More...)


Night Vision GogglesU.S. Army Awards Enhanced NVG Contracts to ITT, DRS and L-3

The AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) is a helmet-mounted passive device for the individual Soldier that combines scene data from a low-light level sensor and a long-wave infrared sensor into a single, integrated image. The ENVG improves the Soldier’s situational awareness by providing the capability to rapidly detect and recognize man-sized targets while maintaining the ability to see detail and use weapon-mounted aiming lights.
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MP-TRIP MP-RTIP Multi-Mission Radar Prepared for Testing on the Global Hawk

Work on the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) is progressing, with the sensor and first software baseline delivered to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for integration on a Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. Forthcoming flight testing conducted up to this point has been performed in Mojave, Calif., on a scaled composites test bed aircraft, known as “Proteus.” A total of 259 test flights were completed, with 1,062 hours of radar “on” time. (Read More...)

Argus ISAutonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance-Imaging System (ARGUS-IS)

The U.S. Air Force awarded BAE Systems about US$50 million contract to deliver high-resolution, wide area infra-red persistent surveillance system. BAE has been developing such a system under the Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance-Imaging System (ARGUS-IS) and Airborne Wide Area Persistent Surveillance Sensor (AWAPSS) programs, developed under other DARPA Wide Area Persistent Surveillance initiatives. (Read More...)

data analysisThe New Generation of Persistent Wide Area Motion Video Surveillance (WAMI) Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is moving forward with groundbreaking programs providing the warfighter persistent, wide area coverage of large areas, enabling joint forces at tactical and operational levels cunducting ubiquitous, monitor of urban or rural areas, attempting to alert, intercept and eliminate hostile elements in a secured area, requireing minimal presence on the ground. (Read More...)