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  • 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

  • Eurosatory 2018: Concept Ltd unveils LTMPAV Dino 519 4×4

    Poland’s Concept Ltd unveiled the LTMPAV Dino 519 armoured vehicle at Eurosatory 2018. The 4×4 vehicle can seat four passengers and a driver in a four-doored double cab, has a gross vehicle weight of 4.6 tonnes, and a load capacity from 700–1000 kg. It is powered by a

  • Eurosatory 2018: Middle Eastern MoD orders 70 DroneGuns

    The Australia-based company DroneShield announced on 14 June that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of a Middle Eastern country had placed a USD3.2 million for 70 units of its DroneGun tactical jammer. “This is the largest known order for tactical drone mitigation equipment of this kind globally

  • Japan displays new NBC decontamination set

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) unveiled a new truck-mounted nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) decontamination set on 27 May at Camp Omiya in Saitama Prefecture, where the service’s Central NBC Weapon Defense Unit is based. Mounted on a 6×6 truck the new set, which is

  • UK reveals days at sea for Type 45 destroyers

    Half of the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 45 air-defence destroyer force was confined to port for most of 2017, according to data released under the country’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act on 12 June. The BAE Systems designed-and-built Daring-class destroyers have been plagued

  • Eurosatory 2018: Yugoimport offers fire support solutions

    The complete range of Serbian company Yugoimport’s truck-mounted self-propelled (SP) artillery systems was displayed for the first time outside the country at Eurosatory 2018. Firing trials for company’s latest 155 mm/52 calibre SP artillery system, the Aleksandar, began

  • Azerbaijan displays new long-range missile systems

    Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed on 11 June that it has acquired both Belarussian Polonez and Israeli LORA precision surface-to-surface missile systems. The MoD released photographs showing three Polonez launchers and at least two LORA launchers to publicise a visit by

  • Eurosatory 2018: UAE to receive first Rabdan IFVs in 2018

    The UAE Armed Forces is set to receive and field its first Rabdan 8×8 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) in 2018, Jane’s has been told. The selection of the Rabdan was announced during IDEX 2017, with Otokar’s Land Systems subsidiary forming a joint venture with Tawazun Holdings

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