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  • Land Warfare

    Raytheon moves fast to begin Patriot radar replacement

    25th February 2020

    The US Army is one step closer to replacing the radar for its Patriot system, after Raytheon on 21 February announced the completion of the …

  • Naval Warfare

    IDEX 2019: Raytheon exploring UAE certification capability

    26th February 2019

    Raytheon is looking at future UAE naval programmes as possible host platforms for missile systems while also working with the Gulf country to develop its …

  • Digital Battlespace

    BIRD Aerosystems, Hensoldt team up

    28th January 2019

    BIRD Aerosystems has selected Hensoldt’s new PrecISR advanced multi-mode radar family for integration into its radar control and display (RCD) and mission management system (MSIS), …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Northrop delivers first GaN G/ATOR system to USMC

    31st July 2018

    Northrop Grumman has delivered the first AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) that incorporates advanced high power and high efficiency gallium nitride (GaN) antenna technology to …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Eurosatory 2018: Hensoldt begins serial production of new AESA radar

    13th June 2018

    Hensoldt has begun serial production of its new software-defined AESA land-based air defence radar, the TRML-4D after receiving an initial order for ten units from …

  • Digital Battlespace

    EW Europe 2018: Saab to fly jamming pod by 2020

    7th June 2018

    Swedish company Saab has said it will begin flight tests for a new jamming pod by the beginning of next decade, as it eyes a …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Industry readies for Patriot radar replacement requirements

    2nd May 2018

    The US Army is expected to release technical requirements for the replacement Patriot radar system in the coming months, ahead of the next phase of …

  • Digital Battlespace

    US Army increases funding for Patriot radar replacement

    13th February 2018

    The US Army is seeking to boost funding as part of efforts to replace the legacy Patriot radar system in its lower-tier missile defence architecture. …

  • Digital Battlespace

    ADEX 2017: LIG Nex1 airs AESA radars

    25th October 2017

    LIG Nex1 exhibited two vehicle-mounted radar system prototypes at Seoul ADEX 2017, one named the Weapon Locating Radar (pictured on the right above) and the …

  • Digital Battlespace

    AUSA 2017: US Army to field C-UAS radar

    10th October 2017

    The US Army’s AN/TPQ-53 radar used to detect and locate enemy in-direct fire is expected to be ready for fielding with an expanded counter-UAS capability …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Lockheed Martin working on new AESA radar

    9th August 2017

    Lockheed Martin has introduced an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar demonstrator for engagement and surveillance as part of work to develop a next generation …

  • Digital Battlespace

    EW Europe: SMART-L MM radar family expanded

    30th May 2017

    Dutch radar specialists Thales Nederland has unveiled a land-based, mobile tactical variant of its new SMART-L MM long-range multi-mission radar system. The new radar designated …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Thales Nederland details radar advancements

    19th May 2017

    Thales Nederland is currently undertaking testing activity of an initial three SMART-L MM 3D long-range multi-mission radars for air and space surveillance and ballistic missile …

  • Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: Pro-active support offer for high tempo Patriot

    21st February 2017

    The increased use of the Patriot air defence system by Middle East countries means that the maintenance and sustainment requirements become more urgent.Therefore system manufacturer …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Aero India 2017: Saab details sensor package offer

    17th February 2017

    Saab has released details of the fighter sensor package it will offer for the Indian Air Force's Indian Tejas LCA Mk1A aircraft at Aero India …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Light attack, Trainer

    IAR-99 Replacement - Romania

    On 29 August 2017, Leonardo announced that the IAR-99 trainer technology demonstrator (TD) will be fitted with company's Vixen 500E AESA radar. The Vixen 500E AESA ...

  • Military helicopters - transport/heavy lift


    AgustaWestland is also providing initial support and training services, including spares at each of the operating bases and aircrew training. It will then provide performance ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-15SA Saudi Arabia

    The aircraft deal includes 170 APG-63(v)3 AESA radar sets, 193 F-110-GE-129 Improved Performance Engines, 100 M61 Vulcan Cannons, 338 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems amongst ...

  • AEW&C

    Airbus A330 AWACS (India)

    Programme Background India is planning to increase its AEW&C; capabilities with indigenous radar systems. IAF has requested to procure six Airbus 330 airliner to host ...

  • ISR/special mission

    MC-27J - Algeria

    Programme Background Algeria has a long standing ISR aircraft requirement to support its Beech 1900 fleet comprised of six aircraft. The new ISR fleet is ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    ISTAR UAS project (Canada)

    Programme Background Objective The Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN) main significant UAV project is the RCN Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance Unmanned Aircraft System (RCN ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-18 Replacement (Spain)

    Programme Background  The Spanish Air Force began requirements assessments, although potential suppliers including Boeing (F/A-18E/F), Lockheed Martin (F-35), Airbus-BAE-Leonardo (Eurofighter Typhoon) are already engaged with ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-16V (Turkey)

    Programme Background Turkish Air Force ordered 100 F-35A aircraft as a partner nation, however, the country was removed from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme in ...

  • Maritime patrol

    Sea Sultan (Pakistan)

    Programme Background On 10 January 2020, Pakistan issued a tender for a single unconfigured long-range twin-jet MPA. In October 2020, Adm Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, the PN’s soon-to-retire ...

  • Maritime patrol

    Sea Sultan - Forecast (Pakistan)

    Programme Background On 10 January 2020, Pakistan issued a tender for a single unconfigured long-range twin-jet MPA. In October 2020, Adm Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, the PN’s soon-to-retire ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Multi Role Combat Aircraft Bangladesh

    Programme Background The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) continues its quest to acquire a new multirole combat aircraft. Under the country’s Forces Goal 2030 plan, which ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-3 Japan

    Programme Background The Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency of Japan issued an RfI in August 2020 to support the F-3 project. The document stipulated that applicants ...

  • Frigates

    Ulsan Class (FFX Batch III) - 1

    Programme Background The new Ulsan-class (FFX Batch III) will consist of six new improved anti-aircraft detection vessels to replace the ageing escort and patrol ships ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    H-X Fighter Programme (Finland)

    Programme Background In June 2020, Finnish MoD announced that the Hornet fleet life extension programme is neither cost-effective solution nor sufficient in terms of Finland’s ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

    Programme Background Five prototypes will be manufactured for developmental tests. Indian Air Force will buy 36 AMCA Mark-I aircraft from 2029-30. The Mark-I configuration will ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Land: air defence radar


    IAI-ELTA's ELM-2090S Spectra is an S-band search and track radar designed to autonomously detect and simultaneously track Ballistic Missiles (BMs), Air Breathing Targets (ABT) and ...

  • Land: air defence radar, Land: indirect fire location radar

    KRONOS Grand Mobile HP

    The KRONOS GRAND Mobile HP is the upgraded version of the KRONOS Grand Mobile using GaN  (Gallium Nitride) technology for the AESA antenna. The radar ...

  • Sea: naval surveillance radar

    Sea Fire 500

    The Sea Fire is a four-panel phased-array naval surveillance radar developed by Thales that was unveiled in 2014. This S-band radar is designed to outfit ...

  • Air: Defensive Systems - MLDS

    TWF Radar

    The Tail Warning Function (TWF) radar is a pulse-Doppler system designed to detect incoming missiles in the tail sector of aircraft and initiate countermeasures to ...

  • Air: UAS radar

    ABSAA Radar

    Harris is under contract with Northrop Grumman to provide an air-to-air Airborne Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) radar for the USN's Triton UAS. The Harris proprietary ...

  • Land: air defence radar

    Passive Radar

    The Passive Radar detects airborne and sea targets by detecting disturbances to civilian FM radio, DAB and DVB-T transmissions in the VHF range. When receiving ...

  • Land: battlefield and ground surveillance radar

    VWS Radar

    The Vehicle Warning Systems (VWS) include: VWS 1, part of an active protection system (APS) for hard-kill applications, destroying the threat; and VWS 2, part of ...

  • Sea: naval surveillance radar, Sea: ship surveillance and fire control systems, Sea: surveillance system radar

    MFHR Radar

    The Multi-Function High Resolution (MFHR) Radar is a lightweight naval surveillance system capable of performing a variety of surface search missions, including detecting swarms of small vessels and ...

  • Air: AEW/fire control radar


    The AN/APG-81 is an AESA multifunction radar for the F-35 joint strike fighter that incorporates the agile beam-steering capabilities developed for the F-22’s APG-77. Its ...

  • Air: AEW/fire control radar


    The AN/APG-63(V)3 AESA radar is designed to provide adaptable technology and tactical flexibility as the newest member of Raytheon’s F-15 radar family. It is designed ...

  • Air: helicopter radar, Land: air defence radar

    Skysense-2020 Radar

    Harris has created the Skysense-2020 family of sense-and-avoid 3D radars leveraging its Airborne Sense and Avoid radar for the USN's Triton UAS. The Skysense-2020H is ...

  • Subsystems: software

    Radar Simulation Systems

    The Digital Radar Landmass Simulator (DRLMS) model accurately simulates real-world terrain and cultural feature returns, as well as weather patterns and targets. Configurable parameters allow ...

  • Air: surveillance and maritime patrol radar

    Advanced Imaging Radar System

    The Advanced Imaging Radar System is a synthetic aperture radar developed from the ASARS-1 sensor used in the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The system offers swath, fixed ...

  • Land: air defence radar

    3D Tactical Control Radar

    Bharat’s 3D Tactical Control Radar is a mobile, air-transportable, short-range warning, alerting and cueing radar system with weapon control and other C2 functions. It is ...

  • Land: air defence radar

    1L117M Mobile 3D Radar

    The 1L117M is designed to detect, identify and measure three coordinates (azimuth, slant range and altitude) of air targets and provide the data to external ...