Military technology

July 10, 2012 - 12:20pm

Vision Systems International (VSI), the joint venture company of Rockwell Collins and Elbit Systems of America, is displaying the advanced helmet-mounted display system (HMDS) of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and other helmet display systems at its Farnborough International airshow.

February 15, 2012 - 3:45pm
IMI’s MPR-500

It may look just like the regular Mk 82 500-pounder that is used the world over, but IMI’s MPR-500 is an altogether smarter beast. Israel Military Industries (Booth Q66) has developed a bomb that is identical to the Mk 82 in terms of form and fit, but that has an advanced warhead that offers the penetration capability of much larger weapons such as the 2,000-pound Mk 84, yet with greatly reduced collateral damage effect (CDE).

February 15, 2012 - 3:45am
Northrop Grumman Euro Hawk

The U.S. government is revamping its export control regime for military-related products, a systemic reform long sought by the nation’s aerospace industry. The reform could facilitate prospective deals being pursued by U.S. companies here in the Asia Pacific region and other parts of the world.

The issue of military exports pits advocates of weapons nonproliferation against those who argue that the U.S. must remain economically competitive with other nations. But there is wide acknowledgment that the existing system of vetting products and technologies for export is deficient.

February 15, 2012 - 1:15am
Helmet-mounted display system

Progress has been made in fixing night-vision, latency and jitter problems experienced by pilots using the F-35 Joint Stike Fighter’s helmet-mounted display system (HMDS). But despite the prospect of a solution to this issue, aircraft maker Lockheed Martin also charted a possible alternative course using an HMDS with night-vision goggles (NVGs).

November 11, 2011 - 12:01am
Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush

New draft rules for the export of U.S. military aircraft and parts were released this week. They are part of a systemic reform of the export control regime for military-related products that has been long sought by America’s aerospace industry.

September 26, 2011 - 4:40am
An RBS 70 missile leaves its canister en route to a target during a recent li

Saab is marketing a “new generation” version of the RBS 70 short-range surface-to-air missile, which has been in continuous production for nearly 40 years.

August 15, 2011 - 5:05am
At least six U.S. government agencies and 13 defense contractors were victims...

Newly released information on cyber attacks against the U.S. government and defense industry suggest that classified information may have been compromised on a grand scale. Web security company McAfee reported last week that at least six U.S. federal government agencies and 13 defense contractors had been attacked as part of a wider operation that penetrated 72 organizations in 14 countries since at least 2006.

July 11, 2011 - 5:20am
Return of the slew wing: a model of Pilum was on display at the Paris Air Sho...

Diehl BGT Defence of Germany has partnered with Rafael of Israel to launch a new standoff weapon with dual-mode guidance called “Pilum.”

June 19, 2011 - 6:58pm

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is showing off its latest precision-guided munition here at Le Bourget.

November 11, 2009 - 10:25am

Laura Wang-Woodford, a U.S. citizen who served as a director of Monarch Aviation, a Singapore company that imported and exported military and commercial aircraft components for more than 20 years, has been sentenced in federal court to 46 months in prison. She was found guilty of conspiring to violate the U.S. trade embargo by exporting controlled aircraft components to Iran. Wang-Woodford was also ordered to forfeit $500,000 to the U.S.

 
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