SHORAD Capabilities Demonstrated to US Army

Re-establishing tactical SHORAD (Short Range Air Defence) capability has gained increased attention by the US Army given the increased unmanned aerial vehicles and sophisticated air threats.   It is looking to industry to demonstrate near term solutions setting up a September 2017 shoot-off at White Sands...

Rafael’s Typhoon Mk30c unveiled

The Rafael Typhoon Mk30c is the latest version of this enduring stabilised, small caliber naval gun. There are two rapidly developing threats to naval vessels at sea, according to Doron L. , marketing and business development manager at Rafael's naval systems directorate. “We enhanced it by...

New Helmet Products in the Offing from 3M

N49 Ultra Light Weight Ballistic Bump Helmet
The ballistic helmet market will see new products from 3M in October, according to Cheryl Ingstad, the firm’s business manager for advanced ceramic platforms. The recently launched 3M N49 Ultra Light Weight Ballistic Bump Helmet is designed to reduce the equipment burden on users,...

CM-32 Mortar Variant Revealed

A variant of the Republic of China’s Ordnance Readiness Development Centre’s CM-32 eight-wheel drive armoured fighting vehicle, equipped with a 120mm heavy mortar has been revealed. The vehicle was showcased at the Taipei Aerospace and Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE) 2017 held between 17th and 19th...

More Firepower for Israeli APCs

Israel’s Tank Programme Administration (MANTAK) announced on 31st July that it has begun operational tests of a new 30mm unmanned turret. This new turret will be used onboard both the Israel Military Industries Namer tracked and Eitan wheeled armoured personnel carriers used by the Israeli...

Eliminating Tunnel Vision

Soldiers describe using the traditional Night Vision Goggle (NVG) as like looking at the world through a paper roll tube. Many NVGs display a Field-Of-View (FOV) measuring 40 degrees or less which provides little in the way of peripheral vision. However, L-3’s Ground Based...

Cloak Of Invisibility

Poland’s OBRUM has been collaborating with BAE Systems on designing a Main Battle Tank (MBT) with innovative approaches to enhancing survivability. The PL-01 will be both harder to detect through use of new ‘stealth’ technology, and harder to hit thanks to impressive mobility and...

Still Hitting Where it Hurts

The Raytheon BGM-71 TOW (Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-guided or Wireless) Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) is fielded by over 40 armies worldwide. So a video of a Syrian rebel BGM-71 missile engaging a Syrian Army Uralvagonzavod T-90 Main Battle Tank (MBT) received considerable attention including some...

AMPV Mission Command Variant Advances

BAE Systems’ Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Mission Command variant will provide the US Army with mobile communications, force tracking and battlefield information management for battalion and higher unit commanders in Armoured Brigade Combat Teams. This AMPV variant replaces the United Defence/BAE Systems’ M-577A1 tracked...

European MALE UAV Moves Forward

Several European nations could receive a new Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) by the middle of next decade. According to French, German and Italian operational requirements, the UAV would be a modular system, able to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. A mock-up...

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Elbit Systems to Showcase Next-Gen Solutions

Elbit Systems Ltd. will showcase its Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Heli-ClearVision suite at the upcoming Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO 2018 exhibition. Taking place in...

RUAG Aviation successfully upgraded Bombardier Challenger CL601

RUAG Aviation has successfully upgraded the avionics baseline of a Bombardier Challenger CL601 to comply with regulatory mandates for 2020 and beyond. The first...

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