SitaWare HQ battle management system software from Danish company Systematic has been provided as an interim capability for the Australian Army. It replaces software provided earlier by Elbit Systems at the battle group level and below, under the Land 200 acquisition programme.
ULA poised to complete SBIRS launch programme
United Launch Alliance (ULA) is making final preparations to launch the fifth and sixth geosynchronous Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellites for the US Space Force.
‘The launch is on track for May 17 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station,’ ULA announced on 15 May. The mission will launch on an Atlas V 421 configuration rocket.
The fifth and sixth SBIRS Geo launches will complete the Lockheed Martin-built satellite constellation.
SBIRS comprises a network of geosynchronous satellites and highly elliptical orbit payloads to provide persistent IR surveillance – as well as sophisticated ground control systems that manage the data – to support missile warning, missile defence, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence.
The US is progressing with its HBTSS project, having overcome an important obstacle.
The launch of GPS III SV05 brings the M-Code anti-jamming system to full operational capability.
Safran Electronics & Defense and Teledyne e2v Semiconductors are developing CORAIL System-in-Package products with backing from the French government.
L3Harris supports programme to improve satellite threat intelligence and space situational awareness.
Work on planar array assembly production for the USN Cooperative Engagement Capability will be completed by late 2023.