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NEWS IN BRIEF

NEWS IN BRIEF
By Julian Nettlefold, Editor BATTLESPACE and Adam Baddeley, Deputy Editor

15 Sep 05. Tadiran Communications Update. Tadiran’s VP for Marketing Amos Weizman said at DSEi that he expects to see the company have a software defined radio (SDR) ready for production in the next two to three years. He added that the radio, which will use the JTRS Software Communications Architecture version 2.2 as the basis of the system, is being developed in partnership with several potential customers to enable the product to be closely tied to their specifications. Progress with the CNR-9000HDR and HF-6000HDR was also reported with several hundred of each radio recently being ordered by South American and Asian customers. In the HF domain a new version of the HF-6000HDR is expected to be ready for official unveiling in Singapore in February with an HF data rate of 19.2Kbps which together with STANAG 5066 enables affordable but more capable messaging and modest C2 networks to be established over non-satcom BLOS links. The RF linearization technology to enable this increase was developed in partnership with its Mobat subsidiary, largely based in the US, which supplies government and civilian systems. Tadiran Talla-Com and Talla-Tech subsidiaries are currently bringing this expertise into the UHF frequency band via a subcontract on the F-35 JSF communications suite subsystem. The company is also integrating its recent acquisition of the Snapshield company. A specialist in highly secure cellular communications, the acquisition helps build Tadiran’s integrated capabilities across the government and military sector. AB

15 Sep 05. USMC test Israeli SMP ensemble. ITL subsidiary A-OR completed demonstrations of its Advanced Integrated Soldier System (AISS) ensemble to the USMC in August with the company returning for further tests later in the year. AISS systems have already been delivered for evaluation by Israel’s Special Forces and to an undisclosed Western European country. The AISS ensemble has undergone a number of improvements over the past year. The company was worked with Arcnet to develop the BMS software known as the Enhanced Capability of the Infantry Soldier (ECIS) allowing users to created 3D mapping to analyse terrain for mission planning as well as standard battlefield functionality. A GPS drop in module linked to ECIS adds a Blue Force Tracking capability. AISS’ binocular Spatial Orientation System (SOS) is to be increased in size by 50 percent giving the dismounted soldier to ability to acquire targets at range of 10km. A-OR have also working on a new Hand Held Display due by the end of the year, having previously worked with Emagin. AB

15 Sep 05. Titan’s WIN-T and multi-band radio developments. Titan are beginning their international push for sales of their TTR-2101 Multiband multimode 1.5-108Mhz HF/VHF radio. Launched shortly before Defendory 2004 the radio has already notched up domestic sales to undisclosed customers. The company have now completed production of the thirty radios allocated for international demonstrations and are being pitched at a unit cost at roughly two thirds that of the Harris AN/PRC-150(C). The company have also been selected to provide its MPM-1000 IP Modem for the US Warfighter Information Network-Tactical due to begin its DT/OT in November. The MPM-1000 is taken for the companies KaSAT sitcom-on-the-move programme work with CECOM. AB

15 Sep 05. Roush Delivers Its New Lightweight Wheeled Platform. Deliveries have begun of Roush’s all-new lightweight 6×6 wheeled platform. The company now plans to develop the vehicle for a wide range of applications – beyond the specific requirement for which the unit was designed. During operational trials, the vehicle has demonstrated a remarkable level of mobility and performance – plus a large payload capacity for size. The base platform has fulfilled all original concept requirements – with the result that it has attracted keen interest from o

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