Science & Defence Technology

Saab launches C2 powerhouse

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The defence giant has integrated its former Grids division with new acquisition CyberSim.Swedish-South African defence giant Saab has completed integrating its former...

Army revamp to boost IT spend

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The large-scale restructuring will require an equally big investment in ICT.The SA Army has embarked on a "massive" restructuring. This will see...

US spends $1.7bn on robots

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In this World Wide Wrap: US spends $1.7 billion on robots, warfighting analysed, warship completes sea trials, and Saab leads project under...

Google Earth aids military

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In this World Wide Wrap: Google Earth aids military, most advanced warship departs, and Northrop Grumman completes initial delivery. Google Earth...

Defence spells out IT renewal

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The SANDF plans to spend half-a-billion rand over seven years to refurbish its IT infrastructure.The Department of Defence will spend about half-a-billion...

SITA spends R500m on defence IT

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The agency has tabulated an array of IT projects to make the Department of Defence fighting-fit.The State IT Agency is spending about...

IT companies benefit from army deal

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About 3% of the just-announced R8 billion Hoefyster infantry combat vehicle contract will be spent on ICT.ICT companies involved in the SA Army...

Army project shortlist leaked

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Three companies make the cut for a crucial multimillion-rand SANDF project.Three companies have made the cut for a small, but crucial SANDF...

Pentagon to use VOIP

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In this World Wide Wrap: Pentagon to use VOIP, financial institutions at risk, and higher education concerned with VOIP. Pentagon to use...

Lockheed Martin delivers situational awareness

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In this World Wide Wrap: Lockheed Martin delivers situational awareness, BAE Systems seeker detects missile target, Boeing successfully tests first mobile sensor...

C4I market normalises

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In this World Wide Wrap: C4I market normalises, BAE Systems leads Navy JISR team, Rheinmetall to protect Bundeswehr and Tadiran Telecom added...

IT gains from defence

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IT industry gains from ill wind blowing through the defence sector.Policy drift, procrastination and lack of stakeholder participation are eroding the defence...

Defence bolsters ICT

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A defence industry boss is concerned about the skills leakage to civil ICT.The ICT industry is the beneficiary of ongoing policy procrastination...

Defence tender deadline extended

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SANDF gives companies more time to finalise bids for its R27 million command and control project.The Department of Defence has postponed the closing...

ICT gets tactical

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The SANDF will spend hundreds-of-millions of rands on ICT as part of the controversial strategic defence package.The SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Hi-tech a headache for SANDF

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Whatever the future of military organisations, it`s unlikely to be low-tech.In the mid-1990s, I asked a senior officer in the SA Navy...

Intelsat names seasoned executive, national security expert to head Intelsat General unit

Intelsat has appointed William Shernit as president of its Intelsat General subsidiary.Intelsat announced today the appointment of William Shernit as the new...

Tellumat announces radar transponder contract

Tellumat has landed an order for X-band transponders from the Airports Authority of India.South African communications and defence electronics company, Tellumat, has...

SAP Records Management achieves international certification

SAP Records Management has been certified as compliant with the US Department of Defence standard DoD 5015.2-STD, says NokusaEI.Most international electronic records...

Dell launches its first semi-rugged notebook in EMEA

Dell has introduced the Latitude ATG D620 notebook computer for customers who work in challenging conditions.Dell today introduced the Latitude ATG D620...

Boeing, US demonstrate airborne networking

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In this World Wide Wrap: Boeing, US demonstrate airborne networking, ATK tests Precision Guidance Kit, Lockheed in $3m deal to continue missile...

Lockheed Martin tests solid-state radar antenna

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In this World Wide Wrap: Lockheed Martin tests solid-state radar antenna, BAE demonstrates passive geo-location technology, SAIC wins Defence Threat Reduction Agency...

SA Army offers R27m for C2 system

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Several vendors have submitted bids to the SA Army for an ICT-driven battle management system.The SA Army plans to spend R27 million on...

Germany procures mobile digital radio system

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In this IT in defence World Wide Wrap: Germany procures mobile digital radio system, BAE`s interoperable tech patented, TSAT, ALT interoperability demonstrated,...

Netherlands orders datalink management systems

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In this IT in defence World Wide Wrap: Netherlands orders datalink management systems, Boeing demonstrates AAR capability, Joint Fires combines simulation with...

SA should leverage advantage from military datalink

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Saab Grintek needs to convince buyers – and the SANDF – that SA has world class technology.Saab Grintek is mulling ways to...

Solider communications systems evolve

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In this week`s IT in defence World Wide Wrap: Solider communications systems evolve, Aegis demonstrates open architecture, and BAE systems flight control...

Simulation software could ease 2010

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Soccer World Cup organisers and city managers would do well to test disaster management plans using available software.Cybersim, a Pretoria-based simulation and...

US unveils spy version of Wikipedia

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The US intelligence community has unveiled its own secretive version of Wikipedia.The US intelligence community has unveiled its own secretive version of...

Elbit Systems wins $18m comms deal with Africa

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Tadiran Communications has signed an $18 million contract to supply tactical communications equipment to Africa by 2007.Tadiran Communications, a subsidiary of Elbit...

Bionix boosts 3G networked capability

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In this IT in defence World Wide Wrap: Bionix boosts 3G networked capability, Defence Technology Strategy published, Boeing completes software-defined radio, Thales...

Nigeria selects Saab Grintek communications equipment

The Nigerian Army has implemented Saab Grintek communication equipment on 25 boats patrolling the Niger Delta.Nigerian Army patrol boats on active peace...

Tactical intelligence goes hi-tech 

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In an effort to advance military intelligence, the SA army has embarked on Project Cytoon.The SA army is looking at re-equipping its...

Defence force wants ICT support

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The time for ICT in the military has arrived, says the SANDF.The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is courting the ICT...

Tanzanian army deploys ERP

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The Tanzanian defence force is implementing asset management software.Commercial software developer Mincom Africa has secured a contract with the Tanzanian People`s Defense...

US army depot expands use of RFID

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In this IT in defence World Wide Wrap: Canada explores simulation, modelling tech, US army depot expands use of RFID tech, and...

Military resistant to tech change

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Resistance to adopting new technology is one of the biggest challenges within modern defence forces, says Cisco.As the world`s defence organisations increasingly...

China develops defence technology

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In this IT in defence World Wide Wrap: China pushes defence technology development, Allied Technologies, LongReach merge and govt issues blacklist of...

High-tech comms tested for interoperability

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A multinational military peacekeeping exercise, taking place in Germany, is aimed at testing new communication technology in the field.The North Atlantic Treaty...

Command and control system unveiled

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Fulcrum Solutions and EADS have unveiled their command and control system, which they hope will be adopted by the South African National...

Saab Grintek provides tracking system for UN

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Saab Grintek`s GSM and satellite tracking system has been adopted by the United Nations for training on the African continent.Local technology and...

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