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RoK taps HERON as Corp-level UAS

IAI'S HERON UAS selected by South Korea

Osprey Fires Guided Rockets And Missiles In New Trials

Marines Propose Rapidly Mobile F-35 Operations

JLTV RFP Out - responses due on 12 February for final downselect

Army installs first Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar at Fort Hood

USAF Acquisition Chief General Pawlikowski On Air Force Offset Strategy: F-35s Flying Drone Fleets

Northrop Grumman Delivers First Fire Control Radar Upgrade to F-16

Bell's V-22 Osprey Fleet Surpasses 250,000 Flight Hours

Poland seals $250 million JASSM deal with Lockheed Martin

Analysis: Congress Reworks 10 Percent of DoD Procurement Budget

US Army's AMPV Variants Report to Congress Due Soon

Saab gets funds for Czech Gripen upgrade


Defense Systems Personnel


Wynne Named President and CEO of AUVSI 
Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on 12 January 2015.   Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a post he has held since April 2004. The organization promotes battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles and infrastructure.  Previously, Wynne held a senior leadership role at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) and was CEO of the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM). He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne in Germany. Michael Toscano has headed AUVSI since 2008, following a distinguished career of more than 30 years in the Department of Defense. 

Defense Systems Intelligence 


Digital Mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Cloud-Based Geo-Analytics & Geo-Data Exploitation for Defence & Homeland Security
Phenomenal advances in technologies like cloud and 3D modelling, together with increased availability of high-quality, high-accuracy geospatial data especially from space-based remote sensing satellites, are propelling the market for governmental GEOINT solutions forward into a very exciting future.

  Grounded in a comprehensive analysis of the aspects described above, this new report's examination of the global governmental spending on GEOINT Solutions for defence and homeland security reveals a market worth $9.7 billion in 2014. The coming decade will see governments around the world scrambling to acquire GEOINT capabilities on increasingly higher scales, to ensure they stay on top in the ‘information superiority’ race. At the moment, outside the US this is a relatively young market, at the very beginning of a period of large international expansion over the next ten years.  For more details, click here...

Defense Systems Video


An F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, made an arrested landing aboard a flattop today, an important milestone both in the development of the stealth fighter and in naval aviation history.  Navy footage of the 3 November maiden carrier trap is here.....