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Lightning Reflexes

Enhancements to the F-35’s electronic warfare systems will focus on software, firmware and hardware should be completed by 2024. The contract won in August by BAE Systems to take the Lockheed Martin F-35A/B/C Lightning-II combat aircraft’s AN/ASQ-239 self-protection system to the Block-IV configuration will see...

Best Supporting Actor

The electronic support mission performed by Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft is often overlooked. AEW and tactical datalinks expert Athanasios Chouliaras shared his thoughts on how this mission could evolve. AEW aircraft use Electronic Support Measures (ESMs) to detect, locate and identify friendly and...

Computer Says No

RQ-4A
US Cyber Command may have used new capabilities to attack Iran’s Integrated Air Defence System, following the shoot down of a UAV in June. US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) was directed by US President Donald Trump to perform cyber attacks after the downing of a...

Mitigating the Missiles

BAE Systems expects to complete development of its Limited Interim Missile Warning System by the third quarter of 2019. Back in April the company was awarded a contract worth $97.9 million to produce the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) programme for the US Army....

US Navy Selects Northrop Grumman as Design Agent for AN/SPQ-9B Radar

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded the role of design agent for the AN/SPQ-9B surface search and fire control radar. As design agent, Northrop Grumman provides support to existing and future systems, troubleshoots issues, performs redesign efforts as parts go obsolete and adds new capabilities...

IBCS to provide leap-ahead capabilities for Poland’s national air and missile defense program while increasing NATO security efforts

The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $713 million contract for the production of Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) for the first phase of Poland’s WISŁA air and missile defense program. “Poland is taking a leadership role in...

Lockheed Martin selects industry mission payload providers for Next Gen OPIR missile warning system

Lockheed Martin has selected Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team to compete as potential mission payload providers for the U.S. Air Force's Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen OPIR) Geosynchronous (GEO) Block 0 missile warning satellite system.  This payload competition between Raytheon and...

Blinding the Enemy – with Science

Previously known as Electronic Counter Measures, Electronic Attack uses electromagnetic energy, directed energy, or anti-radiation weapons to attack enemy personnel, facilities, or equipment. Electronic Attack (EA) uses the transmission of radio frequency energy to disrupt the operation of other radio frequency systems. This the essence...

Air Chiefs meet to talk Technology in Dubai

Senior international air force commanders and the aviation industry make the biennial Dubai Air Chiefs Conference and Airshow a ‘must do’ event. The 8th Dubai Air Chief’s Conference (DIAC), staged this year on Saturday 11th November 2017, is always the blue-ribbon event ahead of the...

Hellfire Compatible Cobra on Display

Another sign of the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s (RJAF) wide ranging modernisation programme is the comprehensive upgrade of 12 of its 20 plus extant Bell AH-1F/S Cobras, with one of the first delivered on display at SOFEX 2018. The work is being carried out...

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