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  • Digital Battlespace

    USMC orders nine more G/ATORs

    9th September 2016

    Northrop Grumman has received an order from the US Marine Corps (USMC) for another nine AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low rate initial production (LRIP) …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Leonardo's Osprey gets wings

    4th May 2016

    The newly re-named Italian defence giant Leonardo has launched its new second generation AESA surveillance radar called Osprey. The company – formerly Finmeccanica – told …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Patriot radar upgrade on offer

    29th March 2016

    A new AESA radar antenna is being offered for the Patriot air defence system that could improve its capabilities. Using Gallium Nitride (GaN) the full …

  • Land Warfare

    AUSA 2015: Raytheon readies radar upgrade

    13th October 2015

    A new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar solution for the Patriot air defence missile system is being developed by Raytheon to improve its overall …

  • Land Warfare

    US approves GaN-based AESA Patriot sensor export

    23rd February 2015

    Raytheon has received approval from the US government for the export of Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Patriot sensors based on Gallium Nitride (GaN), to …

  • Naval Warfare

    Cassidian TRS-4D radar successfully demonstrated

    23rd January 2013

    Cassidian’s newly developed TRS-4D naval radar has successfully passed the German procurement authority’s first factory acceptance tests, paving the way for the radar to be …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Northrop Grumman sets sustained high power operation180-day standard

    12th April 2011

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has set a new standard for its gallium nitride-based high power transmit/receive (T/R) modules by reliably operating them for more than 180 …

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 ...