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Russia’s Network-Centric Warfare Capability: Tried and Tested in Syria

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Since initiating the reform of the Russian Armed Forces in 2008, Moscow has paid close attention to the development of its own network-centric warfare capability. 
National Defense Management Center in Moscow (Source: mil.ru)

Elements of this version of network-centric approaches to combat operations have involved strengthening electronic warfare (EW) capacity, modernizing infrastructure, reforming structures, as well as boosting and streamlining command and control, among other features. A related emphasis has been placed upon force enablers and force multipliers. As the integration of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) has advanced, Moscow has also experimented with network-centric operations during its involvement in the complex conflict in Syria (Versia.ru, October 1). Facilitating its network-centric operations in Syria involves unifying reconnaissance and intelligence along with command-and-control (C2) structures in…

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General Electric beats Rolls-Royce to power Turkey’s indigenous fighter jet

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Turkey’s aerospace authorities have chosen General Electric’s F110 family of engines to power the prototype and an initial batch of what will become Turkey’s first indigenous fighter jet, the TF-X.
The twin-engine TF-X will be powered by the F110-GE-129, left, or the F110-GE-132 engine.
A senior procurement official confirmed the choice, saying that the twin-engine TF-X will be powered by the F110-GE-129 or the F110-GE-132 engine.
“This is a stopgap solution until we have built our indigenous engine for the TF-X,” the official said.
Under the deal, the first prototype of the TF-X and an unknown number of initial batches would be powered by the F110 engine.
Turkey then plans to switch to an engine to be developed by TRMotor, a national engine consortium.
But some aerospace sources say the F110 may not be the ideal engine for a fifth=generation fighter. “If the Turks go for the GE option, they will have to compromise on the stealth capabilities of the TF-X,” a Paris-based defense specialist s…

Army’s missile defense radar ‘sense-off’ attempts to hit reset button

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The Army formally announced its plan to conduct a missile defense radar “sense-off” to replace the aging Patriot radar that will be included in its Integrated Air-and-Missile Defense system under development.

A patriot missile radar system set assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, sits in a training area during the units table gunnery training exercise on Kadena Air Base in Japan, Oct. 19, 2017. The Army is looking to replace the radar with a next-generation system in the near-term (Photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez/U.S. Army)


The purpose of this sense-off seems to be designed to hit the reset button on the Lower-Tier Air-and-Missile Defense System (LTAMDS) program that has struggled to bring about a new radar for well over a decade.
But with the new push for a sense-off, questions arise on whether this effort can right the ship for the program or send it farther off course.
The Raytheon-made Patriot air-and-missile defense radar was first fielded in the 1980s and the …

Russia continues creating missiles

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Tecmash CEO Vladimir Lepin told the Zvezda broadcaster about the design of new missiles, artillery shells and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). 
9K51M Tornado-G MLRS displayed at Army-2016 (Picture source: Vitaly Kuzmin)
Tecmash has recently displayed new-generation projectiles for Tornado-G MLRS. It created a system which allows the operator to accomplish the mission without leaving the cabin. Three new munitions were designed and the commander decides which one to engage to increase combat effectiveness. Major interest in the system was displayed at the Army-2018 show. Tecmash is ready to produce and supply it to potential buyers. The enterprise is working to increase Tornado-G precision and range. US, Turkish and Chinese companies are well represented on this market at present. Serbia also displays major successes. But Russia keeps advanced positions in the sphere. Tecmash is ahead of many companies. Foreign MLRS designers stake on increased caliber. Russian counterparts inven…

Hassas Güdüm Kiti TSK'ya teslim ediliyor

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Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanı Varank, "Hassas Güdüm Kiti HGK'nın TSK'ya teslimatını bugün gerçekleştiriyoruz." dedi.



Milli Teknoloji Geliştirme Altyapıları Açılış Töreni, Türkiye Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan'ın katılımıyla Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu (TÜBİTAK) Savunma Sanayii Araştırma ve Geliştirme Enstitüsü (SAGE) Yerleşkesi'nde yapıldı.
Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan, tören öncesinde tamamen yerli üretim olan mühimmatların sergilendiği salonu gezerek yetkililerden bilgi aldı. Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanı Mustafa Varank, Milli Savunma Bakanı Hulusi Akar, Genelkurmay Başkanı Orgeneral Yaşar Güler de törende hazır bulundu.
Varank, burada yaptığı konuşmada, savunma, havacılık ve uzay teknolojilerinde Türkiye açısından tarihi bir gün yaşandığını ve bu alanları, yerli sanayinin katma değerli üretim ve Ar-Ge altyapısını geliştirmek için önemli bir fırsat olarak gördüklerini söyledi.
Yerli ve milli teknolojilerin geliştirilmesi adına çok çalıştıklarını ve …

Mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) for unmanned aircraft

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Unmanned aircraft designer Insitu in Bingen, Wash., needed mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) capability for the company's ScanEagle, ScanEagle2, ScanEagle3, Integrator, and RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from Persistent Systems LLC in New York. Persistent Systems and Insitu, a Boeing company, have entered into a five-year agreement for Insitu to incorporate Persistent's Wave Relay MANET technology into Insitu UAVs. Installing Persistent's MANET radios on unmanned aircraft will enable Insitu UAVs to join land-, air-, and sea-based networks to enable warfighters to share voice and data, including imagery, video, and text. The agreement between Persistent and Insitu enables Insitu to join the Wave Relay Ecosystem, an alliance of companies using Wave Relay MANET radios. This will enable Insitu's UAVs to work seamlessly with all other Wave Relay MANET-enabled products. "Integrating the Wave Relay MANET into our products gives our…

Sunhillo Works to Make BVLOS Drone Operations a Daily Reality

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One of the hottest topics during the recent Commercial UAV Expo was centered on drones operating beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and the inevitable integration of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles through controlled airspace. Earl Lawrence of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) addressed the topic on the first day of the event, and later presenters touched on the subject during numerous sessions and discussion panels. One company doing something to directly enable these kinds of operations on the hardware/software front is Sunhillo, a global leader in surveillance data distribution and conversion products.  Headquartered in West Berlin, NJ, within 45 minutes of the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC), Sunhillo handles all life-cycle aspects of aircraft surveillance data distribution systems for the FAA, US Military, civil aviation authorities, and national defense organizations across the globe. We had the opportunity to connect with Doug Walczak, Senior Analyst…

Milli Hava Savunma Sistemi "Siper" Duyuruldu

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Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan, ''Milli uzun menzilli bölgesel hava füze savunma sisteminin oluşturulmasına yönelik çalışmalar başlatıldı. Siper adıyla başlattığımız milli uzun menzilli bölgesel hava füze savunma sisteminin hayırlı olmasını diliyorum'' dedi.

Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Ankara'da, Milli Teknoloji Geliştirme Altyapıları Açılış Töreni'nde konuştu.
Erdoğan'ın açıklamalarından satır başları şöyle:
''Hizmete aldığımız uydunun ardından daha gelişmiş uydular tasarlamak zorunda olduğumuzu ifade etmiştik. Türkiye; savunma, havacılık ve uzay teknolojilerinin her alanında söz sahibi olma yolunda hızla ilerliyor.
Son yıllarda Türkiye'ye karşı yoğunlaşan saldırıların arkasındaki sebeplerden birinin de uyguladığımız bağımsız politikalara duyulan tepki olduğunu biliyoruz. Savunma sanayiinde yüzde 20'lerde olan yerlilik millilik oranını bugün yüzde 65'lere çıkardık. Savunma sanayiinde yüzde 65 olan yerlilik, millilik oranını daha da yukarı ta…

Coast Guard May Want In on Future Vertical Lift Program

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Sikorsky and Boeing are offering the SB>1 Defiant for the Army's Future Vertical Lift Program. Courtesy of Sikorsky-Boeing


The U.S. Coast Guard is watching how the Pentagon handles its Future Vertical Lift helicopter program over the next decade as its own MH-65 Dolphin fleet's flight hours continue to climb, the commandant of the service said Friday.
"We're watching the Department of Defense very carefully with Future Vertical Lift," Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard's 26th commandant, said during the annual Military Reporters & Editors conference outside Washington, D.C.
He explained that the MH-65, the Coast Guard's primary aircraft used aboard cutters during deployments, will pass 30,000 flight hours. The service has 98 in its inventory.
"We're in our 'Echo' upgrade -- that's our next iteration [life extension]," Schultz said. "We have to keep those things in air for a while, probably into 2030."
Part of the Depa…

New Russian owl drone will hunt tanks in northern warfare

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Without needing to accommodate a human on board, drones are bound only by the laws of aerodynamics. 

That means shapes familiar and strange, from palm-sized rafts that resemble miniature helicopters to tube-launched boxes with wings that transition into fixed-wing vehicles in flight. One exciting frontier for drone body shape is biomimicry, masking the outward appearance of the robot by giving it a form that resembles an animal. Consider, if you will, a Russian drone, built to resemble an owl.

This owl-shaped drone comes from the Zhukovsky/Gagarin Air Force Academy. It’s not the first such bird-imitating drone from the Academy, which also made a falcon-shaped drone. For greater realism, that falcon drone can play prerecorded falcon sounds. (Beyond Russia, there’s a rich field of drones that look like birds, used for everything from advertising sunscreen to scaring birds away from airports and even spy drones for other militaries.)

“What’s interesting is that Russian designers are thinkin…

DARPA, Army Test Optionally Manned Helicopter

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DARPA and Lockheed have modified an off-the-shelf commercial helicopter to fly itself in typical military missions, including supply runs, medevac, and recon. The next step: Port the MATRIX software over to an actual Army UH-60 Black Hawk, which will fly next year. The long run: Design next-generation scout and assault aircraft to be optionally piloted from the start. The tablet interface used to control DARPA’s ALIAS autonomous flight controls. For safety reasons, there were highly trained test pilots aboard the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, a modified S-76B, during this month’s flight tests at Fort Eustis, Va. — but for much of the time, they might as well have stayed on the ground. In one case, Sikorsky autonomy director Igor Cherepinsky told reporters this afternoon, “we also had a non-pilot with all of 45 minutes of training take the aircraft up and operate for almost an hour.” How? The humans just tapped on a tablet screen to issue some basic instructions — take off, fly …