• Lockheed Martin UK showcases Ajax turret trainer

    Lockheed Martin UK took the opportunity at the DSEI 2017 exhibition in London to display its crew turret trainer (CTT) developed for General Dynamics Land Systems-UK (GDLS-UK)’s Ajax reconnaissance vehicle development programme. The Ajax is destined for British Army service and will be a key

  • Royal Navy outlines plans for RWUAS Phase 2 flight trials on board Type 23 frigate

    The UK Royal Navy (RN) has outlined plans to trial a vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) on board a Type 23 frigate in 2018 as part of the UK Rotary-Wing Unmanned Air System Capability Concept Demonstrator (RWUAS CCD) Phase 2 effort. Speaking at the DSEI in London on 12 September, First Sea Lord

  • Safran secures first order for Paseo NS surveillance and fire-control system

    French defence company Safran has received a first ever order for its Paseo NS (naval system) shipborne multifunction EO surveillance and fire-control system. The system will be supplied for the new frigates of an undisclosed Asian navy, the company said in a media release issued on its website.

  • UK Tactical Hotspot readies for trials

    A flexible communication node under development by a consortium of defence primes to meet a UK requirement is expected to enter trials from November 2017. Known as Tactical Hotspot, the effort is intended to increase the “elasticity” of the strike brigades, allowing dispersed operations

  • Vietnam’s third Gepard frigate departs Russia on voyage home

    Key Points The People’s Army of Vietnam Navy is on track to receive its third Gepard 3.9-class frigate in 2017 Platform will significantly improve the service’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities A Russian-built Modified Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661E)-class guided-missile frigate

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  • Chinese company Tengoen unveils several armed UAVs

    Chinese company Tengoen unveiled a series of armed reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the 14th China–ASEAN Expo in Nanning from 12 to 15 September, including two fixed-wing and two vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAVs. One of the platforms displayed in the southern Chinese
  • DSEI 2017: X-2 UGV emerges from agricultural role

    Digital Concepts Engineering unveiled its X-2 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at DSEI 2017 in London. The X-2 is a medium, tracked UGV that has been developed for CBRNE applications but is also designed for EOD, search and rescue (SAR), perimeter patrol, communications relay, mine detection and

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