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  • DN - Defence Notes

    West 2018: DoD acknowledges ‘risk imbalance’

    6th February 2018

    In his opening keynote address at West 2018, co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the US Naval Institute, Patrick Shanahan, Deputy Secretary of Defense, acknowledged what ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    ​AFCEA West: Scorpion on patrol

    22nd February 2017

    NXT Robotics has unveiled a new ruggedised autonomous outdoor security UGV at the AFCEA West exhibition in San Diego.The Scorpion autonomous security platform is equipped ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    AFCEA West: Harris unveils next-gen Falcon radio

    21st February 2017

    Harris has extended its family of tactical radio systems today with the unveiling of its next-generation Falcon III RF-300H Manpack solution.Presented for the first time ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    Coastal Riverine Force displays capabilities (video)

    19th February 2015

    Elements of NECC’s Coastal Riverine Force (CRF), which includes approximately 2500 active duty and 1900 reserve sailors, were on display at the AFCEA West conference ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    West: USCG outlines coastal ship demand

    13th February 2015

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) is in urgent need of a major recapitalisation, as outlined by Rear Adm Bruce Baffer, Assistant USCG Commandant for Acquisition ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    West: USMC demos networking-on-the-move

    13th February 2015

    The USMC has tested infantry squad level text messaging and image transfer during an exercise in December 2014. Exercise Talon Reach used a selection of ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    West: Navy cyber chief outlines goals

    13th February 2015

    The US Navy is on ‘cyber journey’ to safeguard freedom of action in an ever-changing world, according to Vice Ad Jan Tighe, commander of US ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    West: Lockheed demos new C4ISR Test Bed

    12th February 2015

    The US Navy has recently been shown a demonstration of a new maritime C4ISR test bed to help accelerate the fielding of new capabilities. Speaking ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    West: US to streamline NIEs

    10th February 2015

    The US Army’s semi-annual Network Integration Evaluations (NIEs) could lose some of their role. Held at Ft Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, New ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    AFCEA West 2014: USN leadership breakdown Chinese naval strategy

    14th February 2014

    Senior US Navy (USN) leaders have shared contrasting thoughts regarding China’s activities in Asia Pacific, asking whether it is a ‘global purveyor of security’ or ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    AFCEA West 2014: Control of EMS critical, says naval commander

    13th February 2014

    Control of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) will be critical as operations evolve away from the permissive environment of the past 12 years, VADM David Buss, ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    AFCEA West 2014: Industry positions for CCS programme

    13th February 2014

    The US Navy is expected to release an RfP for its Common Control System (CCS) within the next two months, according to industry sources. According ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    AFCEA West 2014: Brocade calls for network modernisation

    13th February 2014

    US Federal agencies could save more than $1 billion annually through modernising procurement strategies for networking, claims Brocade. Speaking to Shephard at the AFCEA West ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    AFCEA West 2014: USMC boss calls for LCS-deployed reaction force

    13th February 2014

    The US Navy (USN) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) should be capable of transporting and launching a rapid reaction force, Gen James Amos, Commandant of the ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    AFCEA West 2014: Panasonic tips tablets to replace Toughbook

    12th February 2014

    The computer tablet will begin replacing ruggedised computers within the next 12 to 18 months, according to a senior company executive at Panasonic. According to ...

Results from Shephard Plus

  • Land: software-defined radios and modems, Software-defined radios and modems

    RF-300H

    The Falcon III RF-300H is Harris’s next-generation Falcon radio. The manpack solution was first presented at the AFCEA West conference on 21 February 2017. The ...

  • Patrol boats, Corvettes, OPVs and patrol boats

    Sentinel

    The Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC) operated by the USCG is based on the Damen Stan 4708 design, a version of which is also in ...

  • Corvettes, Corvettes, OPVs and patrol boats

    OPV 190 MKII

    The OCEA OPV 190 MKII is descended from the OCEA Offshore Patrol Vessels range (OPV). To fulfil its maritime security missions, the design of the ...

  • UAV test ranges

    CESA

    The CESA (Centre d’Essais et de Services sur les Systèmes Autonomes) UAV test centre is a collaboration between the Bordeaux TechnoWest technopole, DSAC (Directions de ...

  • Helicopter engines, Engines

    T58

    The T58 is a US turboshaft helicopter engine. Development commenced with a 1953 USN requirement for a helicopter turboshaft to weigh under 180kg while delivering ...

  • Submachine guns, Submachine guns

    MP5

    The MP5 is one of the most prolific 9mm SMGs in production, with more than 100 variants developed to meet the requirements of military, paramilitary ...

  • Sea: procedural training, Naval warfare - procedural training

    IMAT

    DAS supports the development and deployment of the Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training (IMAT) system for the US Navy, used at navy schoolhouse and training centres, ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators, Air warfare - helicopter simulators

    UH-60 Black Hawk Training Devices

    FlightSafety offers UH-60A/L pilot training on their Black Hawk Level D simulator at West Palm Beach, Florida. The UH-60A/L pilot training features the company’s exclusive ...

  • Tanks, Tanks

    Leopard 1

    The Leopard 1 was developed from 1956-65 to meet the requirement of the West Germany Army for a new MBT to replace the US-supplied M47s ...

  • Land: fire control systems

    Fieldguard

    Fieldguard is an active all-weather fire control system used to improve the accuracy of field artillery and multiple rocket launchers. Originally developed by Oerlikon Contraves ...

  • Land: air defence radar, Ground - land-based air defence

    ELM-2288 AD-STAR

    The ELM-2288 Advanced Air Defense, Surveillance, Threat Alert and Air Traffic Control Radar (AD-STAR) is a 3D solid-state long-range S-band family of transportable radars designed ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing, Commercial UAVs

    Quantix

    On 14 November 2016 AeroVironment introduced its Quantix UAV, a platform aimed at the commercial market. Quantix has a fixed wing/multirotor hybrid design that allows ...

  • Land: software-defined radios and modems, Software-defined radios and modems

    AN/PRC-163

    The AN/PRC-163 (formerly known as the RF-335M-STC) is a multi-channel, handheld SDR. Selected by USSOCOM for its Special Operations Forces in 2015, the radio completed ...

  • Anti-ship missiles, Anti-ship missiles

    AGM-119B Penguin Mk 2

    The Norwegian AGM-119 ('Penguin') is a third-generation, all-digital ASM system, with a 360° open firing arc at all times and fully autonomous and passive during ...

  • Mine-protected vehicles, Mine-protected and MRAP vehicles

    Typhoon

    The Typhoon is a 4x4 multipurpose MRAP. The vehicle can be configured for a range of missions including APC, C2, EOD, patrol, forward observation, reconnaissance ...