• Small red-dot sight [ES18D5]

    A long-requested requirement from customers for a small enclosed red-dot sight for handguns, prompted Sweden-based Aimpoint (Hall 6, StandG370) to introduce the Aimpoint Acro (advanced compact reflex optic) series.

  • Transport delicate gear in safety [ES18D5]

    Equipment of all kinds needs to be transported safely, no matter the environmental and climatic conditions. The Suprobox range developed by Turkish company Makel Uluslararasi (Hall 5A, Stand A760) offers an innovative solution. As the company explains: “Once placed in a Suprobox case, your delicate equipment and instruments are transported and used under complete protection from shock, vibration, moisture and impact.”

  • Zip it! [ES18D5]

    For anyone familiar with the frustration, if not embarrassment, of a zip failing, leaving a bag, tent or item of clothing gaping open or unopenable, there is a solution from CTF Enterprises represented by the US Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (Otexa) (Hall 5A, StandC542).

  • Distant strike [ES18D5]

    A new concept for artillery ammunition from Norway-based Nammo (Hall 6, Stands F290/GF303), will enable a modern artillery system to hit a target with precision accuracy more than 100km away.

  • Early fix [ES18D5]

    Israel-based 3DOR Simulations (Hall 6, Stand D712) has launched an innovative simulation system for project optimisation. The system allows for the testing of products and components throughout the project’s life cycle, from planning to field operation. Researchers and developers are therefore able to identify and fix any design issues or errors at an early stage. Not only can product development be taken to the next level, but it avoids the costs of late stage changes.

  • Next-gen DAS for F-35 [ES18D5]

    Lockheed Martin has selected Raytheon to develop the next-generation distributed aperture system (DAS) for the F-35 LightningII. The system comprises six infrared cameras located around the aircraft that provide a spherical view of its surroundings to the pilot’s helmet display, by day or night.

  • Perimeter issues are not peripheral [ES18D5]

    Airport perimeter security is characterised by a blend of traditional and modern methods, says Ben Vogel. Effective perimeter protection involves rapid identification of potentially hostile or illegal activity, before the risk escalates and poses a danger to people and critical assets.


    The president’s FY19 budget request reveals top-line spending on ground systems increases from USD11.2 billion to USD15.9billion (4.7%), including many systems other than ground vehicles.

  • IED attack kills a child in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

    A CHILD was killed and seven other civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated in front of a shop in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on 13 June, Khaama Press reported. No group immediately claimed

  • IED attack wounds three soldiers in Iraq's Diyala

    THREE soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by militants, detonated near the village of Sari Tabah in Iraq's Diyala province on 13 June, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • Mortar attack wounds a soldier in Iraq's Diyala

    A SOLDIER was wounded in a mortar attack by unidentified militants on the outskirts of the village of Sari Tabah in Iraq's Diyala province on 13 June, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Update: US Marine Corps Class A aviation mishaps double over 10 years

    Key Points The most serious USMC aviation mishaps have doubled over the past 10 years These provide enormous costs to the marines with loss of lives and reduced readiness US Marine Corps (USMC) Class A aviation mishaps, the most serious classification that includes death or total permanent

  • Update: Yemeni rebels claim to have hit naval vessel

    Key Points Yemeni rebels say they hit a naval vessel with two missiles, put provided no supporting evidence The UAE-backed offensive towards Al-Hudaydah continued regardless The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (the Houthis) claimed on 13 June that it repelled an amphibious landing by the Saudi-led

  • Egyptian cabinet reshuffle reduces coup risks for president and focuses economic policy on subsidy reduction and privatisation

    Key Points The appointment of new defence and interior ministers implies Sisi’s internal power consolidation within the state security apparatus with the appointment of loyalists, reducing the risk of a successful opposition emerging from the military against the president. Parliamentary

  • Seoul, Pyongyang agree to restore military communication lines

    North and South Korea agreed on 14 June to completely restore their military communication lines during their first general-grade military talks in more than a decade, the Yonhap news agency has reported, citing a joint statement. The meeting, which came just two days after US President Donald

  • Spain orders more Fulmar UAVs

    The Spanish armed forces have placed a new order with Thales for Fulmar light unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company’s Spanish subsidiary said on 8 June. The army will receive its first Fulmar reconnaissance UAV and the marines a further system. The marines received the first Spanish

  • Eurosatory 2018: Hensoldt outlines strategy as Airbus exit expected soon

    Hensoldt is expecting to make further acquisitions in the coming year, as the company begins to solidify its strategy and make aggressive moves into expanding its portfolio. Speaking to Jane’s at Eurosatory on 13 June, Chief Executive Officer Thomas Müller said that the company will

  • First SFAB offers ‘90% solution’ to US Army’s train, advise, and assist mission

    The US Army’s inaugural security force assistance brigade (SFAB), based at Fort Benning, Georgia, and currently deployed to Afghanistan, has experienced successes in performing its “train, advise, and assist” mission, according to its commander, Colonel Scott Jackson. The

  • Georgian PM’s surprise resignation indicates strength of informal rule but likely to mitigate protests

    Event On 13 June 2018, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili resigned, he had held office since December 2015. Kvirikashvili attributed his departure to differences of opinion regarding economic policies with other leaders of the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party and divergent views “on certain

  • New bilateral accord on Macedonia’s name opens its door to NATO membership

    Both NATO and the European Union hailed the new accord by Athens and Skopje for a permanent name for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to be called Republic of North Macedonia. Agreed late on 12 June by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, it now