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Rosomak RecceElbit Systems to Equip the Polish Rosomak with Battlefield Surveillance Suite

AstamidsNew Counter-Mine System Demonstrates Counter-IED Capabilities

MC-12Boeing Selected to Develop a new Multi-Int Airborne System for the U.S. Army

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Defense Update Defense Electronics & C4ISR Channel - December 2010



Image: The sensor suite to be integrated on the Rosomak comprises daylight (TV) and thermal vision systems, battlefield surveillance radar, encrypted communications systems and mini-unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Photo: Elbit Systems (Read More...)

DARPADARPA’s NanoWriter Could Bring Small-Lot Custom, ASICs Production to Reality

While commercial applications are driving miniaturization and computing power for personal communications, digital cameras and digital controllers used in modern automobiles and electrical appliances, defense electronics applications dictate the state of the art electronics in space, high precision navigation (GPS and inertial), and digital circuits performing massive processing for imaging, signal processing, high level encryption etc. (Read More...)

Elbit RosomakElbit Systems to Equip the Polish Rosomak with Battlefield Surveillance Suite

By the end of 2011 the Polish Army is expected to equip part of its Rosomak 8×8 armored reconnaissance vehicles with ground surveillance system from Elbit Systems Ltd.(NASDAQ: ESLT). Under the order worth about $16 million, awarded by the Polish Ministry of National Defense, the Israeli company will complete delivering the mobile multi-sensor monitoring and surveillance systems in 2011.  (Read More...)

AstamidsNew Counter-Mine System Demonstrates Counter-IED Capabilities

An airborne electro-optical laser sensor designed to detect minefields has demonstrated the ability to detect simulated improvised explosive devices. The Airborne Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Minefield Detection System (ASTAMIDS) developed by Northrop Grumman, demonstrated this capability during an Army evaluation of the new system. The system was flown on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial system. (Read More...)

mc12Boeing Selected to Develop a new Multi-Int Airborne System for the U.S. Army

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) was selected by the U.S. Army to develop theEnhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS). The company was awarded $88 million firm-fixed-price contract to develop and integrate the mission package, through the 24 month Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase, delivering up to 12 EMARSS systems – four developmental aircraft, with options for two additional planes and six low rate initial production (LRIP) planes. (Read More...)

tianheChina Challenges the U.S. for the the World's Most Powerful Supercomputer Title

China's super computer Tianhe-1A revealed last month at HPC 2010 China, has set a new performance record of 2.507 petaflops, as measured by the LINPACK benchmark, making it the fastest system in China and in the world today. (Read More...)

U.S. DOD Introduces a new XML-like Military Standard Linking Information Across Networked Applications

A new information exchange standard designed to improve interoperability among U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) services and coalition partners was released for testing in October 2010. (Read More...)

chariotsElbit Systems Unveil a new Hyperspectral Imaging System for Aircraft, UAVs and Satellites

A hyperspectral (HS) intelligence payload system known as ‘Chariot of Fire‘ developed by Elbit Systems Electro Optical subsidiary El-Op was unveiled this week by the company at the Aerospace Israel 2010 convention. The system is currently deployed on aircraft or UAVs but could be enhanced in the future to support satellite platforms. (Read More...)

ofeq 10chariotsIsrael’s Next Generation Spy Satellite could be Operational by Late 2012

IAI unveiled more details about Israel’s next generation spy satellite this week. The new satellite is expected to be ready for launch by late 2012. The satellite known as ‘OpSat 3000′ will represent the next generation in the Ofeq series of Israeli spy satellites (presumably called ‘Ofeq 10′). (Read More...)