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News - I/ITSEC 2022

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    RAF Reapers performing to plan in Afghanistan

    1st December 2011

    A senior UK military official has quashed rumours concerning the performance of RAF MQ-9 Reaper UAVs in Afghanistan. According to WG CDR Andrew Jeffrey, SO1 …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Eurocopter puts new avionics philosophy to the test

    16th November 2011

    Eurocopter has begun to validate the new avionics suite of the EC145T2, with the first prototype to incorporate the company’s new design philosophy taking to …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Dubai Airshow 2011: Pilot gives viewpoint on Libya rescue

    16th November 2011

    The pilot of an MV-22 Osprey who recovered a crewmember from a downed US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle in Libya has spoken publicly about …

  • Digital Battlespace

    AOC 2011: USAF expresses concern over Africa and South America cyber 'peers'

    15th November 2011

    Technology leaps are creating new, international 'peers' in the realm of EW and cyberspace, according to Lt Gen William Lord, Chief of Warfighting Integration and …

  • Digital Battlespace

    AOC 2011: Long and winding road for cyber security

    15th November 2011

    The US DoD is only 10% 'down the road' in implementing an effective cyberspace and national security strategy, an academic has told the Association of …

  • Digital Battlespace

    AOC 2011: US dubs Chinese and Russian cyber threat harmless

    15th November 2011

    Neither China nor Russia are 'particularly interested' in dealing blows to the United States in cyberspace, according to the chief of the US Army's Cyber/Information …

  • Naval Warfare

    Boeing to supply additional P-8A Poseidon aircraft

    10th November 2011

    Boeing has received a $1.7 billion low-rate initial production (LRIP) award from the US Navy to supply an additional seven P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. …

  • Digital Battlespace

    MILCOM 2011: Seamless SATCOM 'Holy Grail' for C4I industry

    10th November 2011

    Providing seamless satellite communications (SATCOM) for fixed-wing aircraft as they fly around the world is the next 'Holy Grail' for air forces, communications specialists have …

  • Defence Helicopter

    FIND 2011: UK helicopters prove their worth as ISTAR assets

    9th November 2011

    A UK helicopter chief has argued that rotary systems are the ideal choice for ISTAR operations rather than the unmanned systems that are routinely used. …

  • Digital Battlespace

    FIND 2011: British Army evolves STA mission

    9th November 2011

    The British Army's Surveillance and Target Acquisition Plan (STAP) is changing STA missions in theatre so that it 'uses assets properly', according to military officials. …

  • Defence Helicopter

    US Army receives first Block III Apache

    3rd November 2011

    Boeing delivered the first AH-64D Apache Block III multi-role attack helicopter to the US Army on 2 November. According to a statement by the company, …

  • Digital Battlespace

    RDECOM demands back-to-basics integration approach

    28th October 2011

    The director of the US Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Maj Gen Nikolas Justice, called for a 'back-to-basics' approach to systems integration at …

  • Digital Battlespace

    RTI calls for defence 'apps' store

    28th October 2011

    The global defence industry has not progressed far enough in achieving interoperability, the Interoperable Open Architecture (IOA) conference was informed on 28 October. Addressing delegates …

  • Land Warfare

    US Army calls for 'Net Ready' vehicle platforms

    27th October 2011

    A senior US Army official responsible for the Ground Combat Vehicle has called for 'more bang for the buck' when it comes to interoperable open …

  • Land Warfare

    GVA 'errors' erased with version update

    27th October 2011

    The latest version of the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) Generic Vehicle Architectures (GVA) Defence Standard (DEFSTAN) due to be published tomorrow will correct a …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Wing Loong I-D [Eygpt]

    Programme Background Context According to SIPRI, 10 Wing Loong I UAVs were acquired from China in 2016, with deliveries occurring from 2016 to 2018. The Chinese Sohu newspaper reported that ...

  • Landing platform docks/dock landing ships

    San Antonio LPD 17 Flight I [USN]

    The LPD 17 Flight I ships are the first flight of the San Antonio-class Landing Platform Docks (LPD). Procured between FY1996 and FY2017, the vessels ...

  • Tanks

    Arjun Mark-II

    Programme Background While original plans envisioned the production of up to 250 Arjun Mk IIs, the programme's many delays have prompted the Indian Army to ...

  • Tanks

    Al-Khalid-I

    Programme Background Pakistan operates a vast fleet of Chinese and Ukrainian MBTs primarily aimed at deterring regional rivals such as India. In order to build ...

  • Tanks

    Al-Khalid-II

    Programme Background Pakistan operates a vast fleet of Chinese and Ukrainian MBTs primarily aimed at deterring regional rivals such as India. In order to build ...

  • Military helicopters - attack

    New Exploration and Escort Helicopter (NEES) (Phase II) [Italy]

    Programme Background Phase I In 2017, the Italian government signed a contract with Leonardo to replace its fleet of AW129 Mangusta attack helicopters with the ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    KSS-III (Boats 1-3) [South Korea]

    Programme Background Timeline The new KSS-III Dosan Ahn Chang-Ho-class submarines for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) are a significant advance on the earlier KSS-II ...

  • Fast attack/patrol craft and interceptors

    Fast Interceptor Craft - Indigenous (FIC-I) (India)

    Programme Background Requirements The craft are required to have a length of 13-17m, a sustained speed of 45kt, a range of at least 200nm at 15kt, ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    RQ-4 Global Hawk (Japan)

    Programme Background Selection & Contract AwardIn 2015, Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft were selected by Japan to ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4, APCs/IFVs - 6x6

    Wheeled Armoured Vehicles (Ghana)

    Programme Background Requirement After coming to power in 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo approved the expansion of Ghana's armed forces. The resulting military modernisation programme ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Wing Loong I [Uzbekistan]

    Programme Background On 16 November 2023, Uzbekistan announced that the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, had ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6, APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Piranha I Replacement [Chile]

    Programme Background Chile has operated the Piranha I armoured vehicle platform for more than 40 years. During the early 1980s between 100 and 200 Piranha ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Orlan-10 [Uzbekistan]

    Programme Background On 16 November 2023, Uzbekistan announced that the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, had ...

  • AEW&C

    E-7A Wedgetail (USA)

    Programme Background Speaking on 21 September 2021 during the annual Air Force Association (AFA) Meeting in Washington DC, USAF Chief of Staff Gen Charles Brown ...

  • AEW&C

    E-7A Wedgetail (USA - Forecast)

    Programme Background Speaking on 21 September 2021 during the annual Air Force Association (AFA) Meeting in Washington DC, USAF Chief of Staff Gen Charles Brown ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Subsystems: software

    SWORD

    The SWORD is a high-level, automated war-game solution for training, analysis and planning. Developed in close relation with armies worldwide, the SWORD immerses brigade and ...

  • Air: air combat simulators

    TAOS

    In Tactical Aircraft Online Services (TAOS), live Aero L-29 jets are flown by experienced combat pilots alongside a wingman flying a ground-based flight simulator, controlled ...

  • Land: fire support simulators

    FIDex

    Fidelity has merged the technology of its JTAC and IDF product lines. It released FIDex (Fidelity Extreme) at I/ITSEC 2011 with its first demo of ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators, Land: tactical engagement simulators

    VBS Blue IG

    At I/ITSEC 2017, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) unveiled a new simulation technology to help international militaries train for operations. VBS Blue IG, an upgrade from the ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    EP-8100

    At I/ITSEC 2015, Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins) unveiled its EP-8100 image generation system, which is driven by real-time, simulation-specific graphics cards and software. It ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    WholeEarth Synthetic Environment

    Rockwell Collins unveiled its enhanced synthetic training environment, WholeEarth, at I/ITSEC 2015 and the official release occurred in May 2016. The high-resolution complete Earth database ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    ULV MicroVSAT

    Ultra I&C;'s ULV MicroVSAT is a tri-band, lightweight SATCOM terminal that emphasises portability. First introduced in 2022, the modem-agnostic system supports WGS, Intelsat Flex, Inmarsat GX ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    Cockerill i-X

    The Cockerill i-X is a wheeled armoured vehicle designed as a light armoured platform with a modular turret for intercepting enemy forces. John Cockerill Defense unveiled the new ...

  • Loitering munitions, Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    ALTIUS-600 / ALTIUS-600M

    Part of the ALTIUS family, the ALTIUS-600 is an air-launched, tube-integrated UAV that Area-I has designed to conduct ISR, SIGINT collection and electronic warfare missions.  At AUSA 2022, Anduril ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Wing Loong I

    Designed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the Wing Loong I is the first member of the ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Skylark I-LEX

    The Skylark I-LEX is a mini-UAV manufactured by Elbit Systems.  Unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2015, the UAV is designed for ISR operations. It enables ...

  • Self-propelled rocket launchers

    Pinaka

    The Pinaka 214mm MRL was developed indigenously by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from 1986 to meet the Indian Army's requirement for an ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Anka-I

    Anka-I is a SIGINT/COMINT variant of Turkey’s Anka-S and is operated by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization. The COMINT capability allows operators to track, geolocate and ...

  • Air: aerial targets

    QF-16 FSAT

    The QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) is an optionally piloted supersonic aerial target developed to replace the QF-4 in USAF service. Retired F-16 fighters are ...

  • Air: mission management systems

    I-C2F

    The Integrated Command and Control Framework (I-C2F) provides an end-to-end C2 architecture delivering J1-J9 functionality across the joint battlespace. As well as C2 messaging and ...