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    This is the package they are looking at....................


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    Made-in-UAE radar set to be tested in July

    Haseeb Haider

    Filed on March 7, 2016 | Last updated on March 7, 2016 at 08.47 am

    An Abu Dhabi-based company Emirates Technology Innovation Centre said that it has locally conceived and developed a radar system that can detect hostile aircraft and missiles and planning a test in July.


    By PW2 (Wikimedia Commons) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

    Abu Dhabi: The UAE's defence manufacturing companies are working on exciting projects including a radar, which will be tested in July this year, a top official said on Sunday at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference.

    Abu Dhabi based defence manufacturers, who entered into the new industry some eight years ago with the production of heavy military vehicles, are now involved in research and development and manufacturing of sophisticated weapons at par with the developed nations.

    They are now manufacturing predator drones, which are almost comparable with any other drones, naval war ships, missile boats and other military hardware.

    An Abu Dhabi-based company Emirates Technology Innovation Centre said that it has locally conceived and developed a radar system that can detect hostile aircraft and missiles and planning a test in July.

    The company is working on several other projects including installing an antenna on a drone to jam electronic signals in a particular area. "This is our innovation, and idea," the official said.

    The company is already in an advance stage of developing a drone which can monitor moving vehicles in an area as large as four square kilometres.

    Emirates Advance Research and Technology Holding in collaboration with Khalifa University is engaged in this project. The company will carry out research and development in electro-optics, laser seeking platforms, un-manned vehicles and robotics next year.

    Another Abu Dhabi-based company Adcom is manufacturing five different types of drones and its chairman Dr Ali Al Dheheri said a good number of its invented UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are in the service.

    Al Dheheri said Yabhon-United 40 is a medium altitude long endurance UAV, designed and manufactured by Adcom Systems for strategic missions including near real time combat assessment; battle damage assessment; intelligence preparation of the battlefield; special operations, reconnaissance operations and humanitaritian missions and border surveillance and communication relay.

    Brigadier General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Chairman of Higher Organising Committee of the Umex later said that the UAE companies are quite aggressively taking part in the show as local defence industry is growing stronger.

    - haseeb@khleejtimes.com

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    Polish MoD: Rheinmetall, BAE, PGZ To Bid in Anti-Aircraft Tender

    Jaroslaw Adamowski, Defense News 7:49 p.m. EST March 8, 2016


    (Photo: Rheinmetall)

    WARSAW — The Polish Ministry of Defense has obtained three offers from manufacturers interested in bidding in the country’s planned anti-aircraft system tender.

    Germany's Rheinmetall, the UK’s BAE Systems and Poland’s leading defense group, PGZ, are to take part in the technical dialogue of the program under which the ministry aims to replace the Navy’s outdated Soviet-designed S-60MB anti-aircraft guns, according to the ministry.

    The new system should "be enabled to combat a wide range of airborne threats and light armored ground and naval targets," the ministry's Armament Inspectorate said in a statement.

    None of the three companies have issued a statement regarding the tender.

    The procurement is part of national efforts to modernize the Navy, which numerous Polish decision-makers consider as the military's most underinvested service.

    “Our Navy is the most neglected component [of the Polish military],” Michal Jach, the head of the Polish parliament’s Defense Committee, told local news weekly Do Rzeczy in a Monday interview.

    The 57mm gun is a variant of the Soviet-built AZP S-60, which was acquired by a number of states from the defunct Warsaw Pact in the 1950s.

    Local news site Dziennikzbrojny.pl reported that PGZ will most likely bid its Hydra system for which the Polish group acquired a license to use the Oerlikon twin cannon.

    Email: jadamowski@defensenews.com

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    India's Missile Programme in Peril

    By Pradip R Sagar

    Published: 20th Mar 2016 05:48:00 AM

    NEW DELHI: There it is, the sound of another prestigious ‘Make in India’ product being blasted out of the sky. After 32 years and over `1,000 crore later, the Akash missile system, crafted by India’s white elephant DRDO to protect the country from possible aerial threats, has been declared a dud by the Indian Army. Now, the army is shopping for a suitable alternative abroad by terming the indigenously developed missile as ‘inadequate to meet the army’s requirement in a desired time frame’.

    The move not only exposes India’s missile defence vulnerability but also reveals the weakness in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet ‘Make in India’ push. To counter Akash, Pakistan has recently inducted its FM-90 air defence missile system, procured from PLA China, while on eastern front, China has HQ-7.

    This also brings into the shadow the fate and capability of India’s missile programme worth over Rs 70,000 crore, and over a dozen missiles. It also raises the question of relevance and affordability of the country’s premier defence research agency whose only notable successes have been packaged pickles or neem-based vaginal contraceptive cream.

    Army headquarters is in process of acquiring nearly 2,000 air defence missiles to raise its two regiments with an estimated cost of `10,000 crore. On the basis of technical evaluation, three firms from Russia, Israel and Sweden are in competition to supply short-range missiles. In reply to The Sunday Standard, Army headquarters has claimed that the “targeted short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) system is technologically and operationally superior to the Akash missile system, which DRDO took almost five years to develop.” Further, the cost of the targeted SRSAM project is 70 per cent of the Akash missile system.

    In contract, in May 2015, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag was all praise for Akash missiles.

    The cost of the targeted SRSAM project that the Indian Army is planning to acquire from abroad is 70 per cent of the Akash missile system.

    In contract, in May 2015, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, while inducting two regiments of Akash missiles, had said: “It is a matter of great pride for the nation that today indigenous state-of-the-art ‘Akash’ air defence weapon system is being inducted into the Indian Army. The capability that we have with this system will ensure that it takes care of vulnerability of our assets. Akash is a step towards self-realisation of indigenisation”.

    Akash is an indigenously developed supersonic short range surface-to-air missile system with the capability to engage a wide variety of aerial threats like aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles up to a maximum range of 25 km and up to an altitude of 20 km.

    The system, which has 96 per cent indigenisation, is capable of simultaneously engaging multiple targets in all weather conditions and is capable of providing comprehensive short-range missile cover to the vulnerable assets in the field force of the Army.

    Akash is one of the five core missile systems of the integrated guided missile development programme, launched by DRDO in 1984.

    The Army had initially ordered two Akash regiments, with six firing batteries of a project cost of `19,500 crore. But in less than a year, it has changed its opinion on the home-made missile.

    “Army has proposed a composite approach of procuring SRSAM from globally and simultenously technological improvement of Akash missile system,” Army headquarters told The Sunday Standard.

    When contacted, DRDO officials refused to comment on the army’s claim.

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    US Army Fires Stinger From Multi-Mission Launcher in Test

    Jen Judson, Defense News 2:11 p.m. EDT March 24, 2016


    Stinger Missile
    (Photo: Samuel King Jr./US Air Force)


    WASHINGTON — The US Army announced that it fired a Stinger missile from its self-built Multi-Mission Launcher on Wednesday at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

    The missile test was part of a demonstration of the service’s new ground-based Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I) system to defeat unmanned aircraft systems, cruise missiles, rockets, artillery and mortars.

    IFPC Inc 2-I will also use the Sentinel radar and the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) for its command and control which will reach initial operational capability in fiscal 2019.

    Stingers were developed as a man-portable air defense infrared homing surface-to-air missile, but has been “adapted to fire from a wide variety of ground vehicles,” the Army said in a statement released Thursday.

    The MML is also able to fire Raytheon's AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles and Lockheed Martin's Longbow Hellfire missiles.

    Other types of missiles will be tested at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, as part of an IFPC Inc 2-I engineering demonstration “in the coming weeks,” the Army said.

    There are two prototypes of the MML which represent the first development of a major program by the government industrial base in more than 30 years, according to the statement.

    The Army spent $119 million to build the prototypes, which includes owning the technical data rights. The cost of developing the system outside of the Army would have been about three times as much, according to information obtained during a tour with the acting Army secretary last week of the Aviation & Missile Research and Engineering Development Command (AMRDEC) at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where one of the MMLs was on display.

    The IFPC Inc 2-I is a joint effort between AMRDEC and the Army’s Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space’s Cruise Missile Defense Systems (CMDS) project office.

    The Army plans to build six more MMLs in the engineering and manufacturing development phase at Letterkenny Army Depot.

    Email: jjudson@defensenews.com

    Twitter: @JenJudson

  6. #336

    Published: Sunday, 27 March 2016 12:59

    New Belarus air defense missile system Kvadrat-M in service with Myanmar armed forces.

    Not only China supplies Myanmar..............

    During the military parade, Sunday March 27, 2016, Myanmar has unveiled its new air defense missile system "Kvadrat-M" developed and designed by the Belarus Defense Industry. Mynamar is the first foreign customer of the Kvadrat-M.


    New Belarus Kvadrat-M air defense missile at Myanmar military parade, Sunday, March 27, 2016.

    The Kvadrat-M mobile air defense system showed during the military parade in Myanmar is based on the MZKT-69222 6x6 military truck chassis. The vehicle is fitted with a modernized version of the 2K12 Kub surface-to-air missile (NATO code SA-6 Gainful).

    Three missiles are carried on a turntable that can be traversed through a full 360º with the missile elevated on their launchers to a maximum of +85º.

    The upgraded Kvadrat uses a new digital moving target selection system featuring a suppression coefficient increased up to 28 - 30 dB.

    The system is now equipped with tracked target classification system able to detect different type of threats as aircraft, helicopter, cruise missile and other aerial threats.

    The Kvadrat-M could use the 9M38M1 or 9M317E missiles also used by the Russian-made air defense systems Buk-M1 and Buk-M2.

    The 9M38M1 is a surface-to-air missile using active homing when approaching the target. It has a range from 3.3 to 35 km at an latitude from 15,000 m to 22,000 m. It can carry a warhead of 70 kg which is triggered by a radar proximity fuze.

    The 9M317 missile, compared to the 9M38M1 missile incorporated into the Buk-M1 system, has an extended engagement envelope of up to 45 km in slant range and up to 25 km in altitude and horizontal range, as well as a broader range of targets which can be engaged. Range of targets with RCS = 5 m² is 40 km. The different appearance from the 9M38M1 includes significantly shorter length of the wing chord. It provides for the use of inertial-corrected control system with semi-active radar seeker 9B-1103M-guided navigation on a proportionate basis.

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    Starstreak MANPADS

    Posted in Air Defense on March 28th, 2016 – Be the first to comment

    The Malaysian Armed Forces test-fired its newly-acquired Starstreak MANPADS to dignitaries and media at an event in Johor today.


  8. #338

    What an amazing show...

    'That's it folks! See you next time at the world's fastest show...' Lol
    In a low speed post-merge manoeuvring fight, with a high off-boresight 4th generation missile and Helmet Mounted Display, the Super Hornet will be a very difficult opponent for any current Russian fighter, even the Su-27/30

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    FIDAE 2016: Chile to place helo order ‘this year’

    29th March 2016 - 13:00 by Grant Turnbull in Santiago


    FIDAE 2016: Chile to place helo order ‘this year’

    The Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile – FACH) is likely to place an order for several medium size helicopters later this year, according to senior officers in the service.

    At a FIDAE 2016 press conference, Alvaro Aguirre Warden, the FACH’s three-star aviation general, updated reporters on several acquisitions including plans to procure a new medium-size helicopter.

    ‘This year we would hope to sign a contract,’ he explained, adding that a quantity would currently depend on a price being offered by manufacturers.

    Several aircraft are thought to be in consideration including the Airbus H215M (formerly the AS532 Cougar), the Sikorsky Black Hawk and even the Russian Helicopters Mi-17.

    Lt Col Guillermo Pino, a FACH air operations manager, said the requirement would likely be around six to seven helicopters. Chilean representatives have already been around the world to test several helicopter variants, he said.

    Currently the FACh rotary-wing fleet consists of 4.3t Bell UH-1 Hueys and 5.3t Bell 412s. This is also supplemented with just one Black Hawk.

    ‘The Black Hawk is an excellent aircraft but the problem is we only have one,’ said Pino. ‘We need helicopters that can carry more people and be much more multi-role.’

    Despite tough economic conditions currently in Latin America, and a subsequent slowdown in military modernisation, helicopter acquisition is thought to be a high priority for the Chilean government as they can be used not just by the military but in humanitarian missions also.

    ‘In our meteorological conditions and difficult landscapes we need a [medium-size] helicopter like this,’ said Pino.

    The requirement is believed to have stemmed from the lessons learned after the huge earthquake that hit Chile in 2010 and the FACH’s rotary wing response. A bigger helicopter would allow the force to carry more supplies and rescue more people if necessary during a humanitarian disaster.

    Last month, Airbus Helicopters officials told reporters at its Marignane facility in France that the Chilean Air Force was on its radar as a potential customer for the recently rebranded 9t H215.

    Fabrice Arfi, VP of business development at Airbus Helicopters, said the H215 would carry out a demonstration tour of North and South America this year.

    It is believed the OEM invited Chilean representatives to the US to view the H215 earlier this month. The Chilean Army and Chilean Navy are existing Airbus Helicopters customers and operate a number of AS532 Cougar and AS332 Super Puma aircraft.

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    DefExpo 2016: India to get Stinger missiles

    31st March 2016 - 8:39 by the Shephard News Team

    The Indian Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defense have signed an agreement under which India will acquire 245 Stinger air-to-air missiles from Raytheon, the company announced on 30 March.

    Under the deal, India will also be entitled to launchers and engineering support. The contract forms a part of a $3.1 billion deal that India has signed with the US that includes electronic warfare suites, radars, weapons and combat helicopters.

    Duane Gooden, vice president, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems, said: ‘India joins nations around the globe who recognise that air-to-air Stinger can be a key component of attack and light attack helicopter mission configurations. Stinger significantly improves the ability of the aircraft to successfully perform today's missions while countering existing threats.’

    Raytheon’s Stinger can be used against fixed-wing aircraft, cruise missiles, UAVs and helicopters. It has surface-to-air capability from sea and land as well as air-to-air capability that can be integrated into rotary or fixed wing platforms.

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