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  • Way Industries develops OMT turret

    Slovakia’s Way Industries has privately developed and tested a new one-person turret called OMT designed for new build tracked or wheeled armoured fighting vehicles or back-fitted to existing vehicles for increased firepower. The OMT turret is constructed from all-welded steel armour with

  • ‘BALTOPS 2018’ sees Mount Whitney put improved capabilities into practice

    The US Navy’s (USN’s) Blue Ridge-class command ship and 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney has returned to support NATO’s ‘BALTOPS’ exercise with improved capacity, as the ship continues a three-stage overhaul and upgrade process. In particular, installation of the

  • Eurosatory 2018: Arquus readies Hornet RCWS

    France’s Arquus (previously Renault Trucks Defense) has completed development of the Hornet remote controlled weapon system (RCWS) which will be fitted to future French Army armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs). The first application for the Hornet RCWS will be for the new 6×6 Griffon

  • Eurosatory 2018: Bosnian Serb company TRB presents its first pistol

    Tehnicki Remont Bratunac (TRB), a defence and security company based in Bratunac, Republika Srpska (RS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), promoted its new RS9 Vampire pistol at Eurosatory 2018, held in Paris on 11-15 June. Expected to serve as a platform for developing new and more advanced models.

  • Eurosatory 2018: Elistair expands tethered UAV portfolio

    French company Elistair has unveiled the 60 m Ligh-T V.3 compact tethering station for vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicles (VTOL UAVs) designed to support dismounted and mobile operations. The Ligh-T V.3 comprises a carrying case which features a 60 m lightweight

  • Eurosatory 2018: GDELS develops new bridging system

    General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has teamed with Pearson Engineering to develop the Variable Folding Bridge (VFB). The first example shown at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition is based on the widely used 8×8 GDELS-MOWAG Piranha 3 armoured personnel carrier (APC) platform. The VFB

  • JAGM enters LRIP

    Low rate initial production (LRIP) of the US Army’s new Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) has now commenced following the successful completion by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and the Army’s Joint Attack Munitions Systems (JAMS) Project Office of the programme’s

  • Malaysia’s Kembara Suci develops 4×4 SOV

    Malaysia’s Kembara Suci has developed a new special operations vehicle (SOV) using internal funding to meet the potential requirements of the Malaysian Army. The service tested the vehicle in late 2017, although a firm order has yet to materialise. The SOV is powered by a Caterpillar

  • Raytheon, Kongsberg clinch US Navy Over-the-Horizon missile contract

    Raytheon Missile Systems, partnered with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, is to supply the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to meet the US Navy’s Over-The-Horizon Weapon System (OTH-WS) requirement. The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on 31 May awarded Raytheon an initial USD14.8 million

  • Eurosatory 2018: France showcases Fardier SOV prototypes

    The French Ministry of Defence (MoD) unveiled an additional special operations vehicle (SOV) at Eurosatory in Paris. A representative of the Section Technique de l'Armée de Terre (STAT) told Jane’s that two 4×4 Fardier SOV technology demonstrators had been manufactured ahead of a

  • Eurosatory 2018: BlueBird Aero Systems reveals ThunderB cargo variant

    Richard Fowler, Paris Israel’s BlueBird Aero Systems has displayed a cargo variant of its ThunderB tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Eurosatory 2018 defence exhibition in Paris. The new variant can carry a cargo payload of up to 4 kg in two capsules that can be fitted under

  • Eurosatory 2018: Horiba Mira unveils new Centaur 6×6 UGV

    UK engineering group Horiba Mira has unveiled the Centaur, a mid-sized multirole unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris. Centaur was developed as a lightweight 6×6 platform that can mount various payloads. “Having spoken to a number of different

  • Eurosatory 2018: Milkor to display newest prototypes at ADD exhibition in September

    Richard Fowler, Paris South African company Milkor will unveil prototypes of its 4×4 multirole armoured vehicle, MN Centurion high-speed interceptor craft and MA 380 unmanned aerial system (UAS) at this year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition, a spokesperson told

  • Eurosatory 2018: Streit Group unveil Triton-G810 armoured boat

    The Streit Group unveiled the Triton-G810 armoured boat at Eurosatory 2018 defence exhibition in Paris. The boat is 8.1 m long, has a beam of 2.32 m, a draught of 0.85 m, and can accommodate up to 10 people. It is powered by two outboard engines; the 250 hp unit gives a maximum speed of 80 km/h;

  • Eurosatory 2018: Yugoimport showcases X-01 Strsljen armed VTOL UAV

    Serbia’s Yugoimport company has unveiled the X-01 Strsljen (Hornet) vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (VTOL UAV) at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition being held in Paris from 11-15 June. The X-01 Strsljen has been developed by Serbian firm EDePro and is being marketed by

  • Mercury Systems expands embedded server system memory

    Mercury Systems has expanded its secure command, control and intelligence (C2I), and artificial intelligence (AI) processing solutions, providing more system memory than previous generations, the company said. Mercury’s pre-engineered processing building blocks are available as OpenVPX and

  • Rockwell Collins’ PRC-162(V)1 meets security needs for MUOS

    Rockwell Collins announced that its TruNet AN/PRC-162(V)1 manpack radio is the first tactical ground radio to meet the security requirements set by the US Navy (USN) for the final version of its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The PRC-162(V)1 a software defined, two-channel networked

  • Aselsan successfully tests laser defence system

    Aselsan has successfully tested the Lazer Savunma Sistemi'nin (LSS) laser defence system mounted on a BMC Amazon armoured vehicle, the Turkish company reported on 10 June. “The LSS is being developed to detect and destroy suspicious objects, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), canvas and

  • Eurosatory 2018: Arquus reveals Scarabée light tactical vehicle to select audience

    Key Points Arquus launched its Scarabée light tactical vehicle at Eurosatory The vehicle prospectively targets the French Army’s Panhard VBL replacement requirement At Eurosatory 2018 Arquus (formerly Renault Trucks Defense) unveiled to a selected audience the Scarabée: the

  • Eurosatory 2018: AxleTech unveils electric independent suspension concept

    Michegan-based powertrain specialist AxleTech unveiled its next-generation 5000 Series Electric Independent Suspension Axle System (eISAS) concept at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition. Featuring custom-designed electric motors as part of the axle, the 5000 Series eISAS concept acts as a

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