Leonardo-Finmeccanica has launched Osprey, the latest addition to the company’s electronically scanning (E-scan) radar product range. Based around a flat-panel antenna design, Osprey is the world’s first lightweight airborne surveillance radar to be built with no moving parts.
MBDA has successfully demonstrated its Dual Mode BRIMSTONE missile on an MQ-9 REAPER Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), scoring nine direct hits against a range of targets including very high speed and manoeuvring vehicles.
Delcross Technologies announced the first commercial release of Signa, a software toolkit for advanced radar signature analysis. Signa delivers efficient EM simulation of complex radar cross sections (RCS) for targets that are tens to thousands of wavelengths in size.
Eastern OptX launched a Dopper Radar Testing Program to recreate the actual environment in which radar must operate. Field-testing can require the coordination of a variety of costly assets and platforms including aircraft, ships, and vehicles, which can delay projects for a long periods of time. Now an alternate approach to this testing problem is here, with the recreation of the actual environment in which the radar system must operate.
Raytheon Co. has initiated an internally funded program to enhance its combat-proven 155mm Excalibur GPS-guided projectile with a new guidance and navigation unit (GNU) with a semi-active laser (SAL) end-game targeting capability. Addition of the SAL seeker will allow the munition to attack moving targets, attack targets that have re-positioned after firing, or change the impact point to avoid casualties and collateral damage.
Raytheon Co., under a contract modification from the U.S. Army, is adding new capabilities to the Identification Friend or Foe interrogator to reduce Radio Frequency (RF) emissions and enhance target identification for the warfighter.