The land, air and naval units engaged in joint operations field many different types of command systems, all of which generate huge amounts of georeferenced operational information. NCOP will capture, aggregate and correlate all this information in a cyber-secure environment to generate a single comprehensive picture of the theatre of operations, providing a Common Operational...

Australian company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) formally launched its R400 Marine (R400-M) remote weapon station (RWS), mounting a 30 mm cannon, at the Indo Pacific 2022 exhibition in Sydney on 11 May. The R400-M RWS is in production for an undisclosed overseas customer, and offers the firepower and specialised ammunition natures possible for weapons up to and including...

TwinSens is a world-class solution created by the combination of two Hensoldt systems: the TRML-4D active radar and the Twinvis passive radar, which offers unique functionalities and operational advantages. Recent conflicts have demonstrated how drones can be used with devastating effects to find and then destroy key assets. Ground-based air defence (GBAD) systems have...

US-based Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has expanded its airborne product line by acquiring AdamWorks LLC, which manufactures composite structures for military, commercial, and business aircraft, CPI announced on 9 May. AdamWorks co-founder and CEO Kim Madigan will continue to run the Centennial, Colorado-based company, which will become part of the Radant...

The French Defence Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement: DGA) has ordered an additional 21 TALIOS (TArgeting Long-range Identification Optronic System) pods from Thales to integrate on Dassault Rafale aircraft, the company announced on 6 May. Deliveries of the additional pods are expected between 2024 and 2025, following completion of the original...

PT Pindad President Abraham Mose and FNSS Country Manager Tolgo Sipahi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 20 April 2022, witnessed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, Asia Pacific Defense Journal reports. The Zaha amphibious assault vehicle is intended to meet the Indonesian Navy’s requirement for new Amphibious Landing...

As reported by Infodefensa, the Venezuelan army is using 8×8 Norinco CS/VP4 ATV Lynx light amphibious vehicles in its Operation Bolivarian Shield 2022 ‘Vuelvan Caras’, which is being carried out in the state of Apure, bordering Colombia, against groups armed irregulars operating in the area. These Lynx amphibious light vehicles are part of the endowment...

French private equity firms Tikehau Ace Capital, Bpifrance, and Société Générale Capital Partenaires have entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire France-based aircraft parts manufacturer Crouzet, the prospective buyers announced on 4 April. The future owners plan to use their combined financial firepower and Tikehau’s “in-depth knowledge of the aerospace...

According to information published by the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense on March 10, 2022, Lithuania received the Javelin anti-tank system from the US for a total cost of 40 million USD. The FGM-148 Javelin (AAWS M) is an American-made portable anti-tank missile fielded since 1996 to replace the M47 Dragon anti-tank missile in US service. Its fire-and-forget design uses...

At UMEX 2022, held in Abu Dhabi from 21 to 23 February, Skylock (part of the Avnon HLS Group) displays the Sky-Interceptor, designed to defeat small incoming UAV threats. As technologies advance, drones are becoming faster, smaller and deadlier. The need for anti-drone counter-measures to mitigate threats is imperative. Skylock, part of the Avnon HLS Group, is a leading...