• DGA awards live training programme contract

    The French defence procurement agency, the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), has announced the award of a contract to Thales and RUAG Defence France for the French Army's CERBERE (Centres d'entraînement représentatifs des espaces de bataille et de restitution des

  • Bolivian Army receives tactical vehicles, communications equipment

    The Bolivian Army has received 50 modified 2016 Toyota Hilux pickup trucks adapted for tactical transport and border control duties. The vehicles are armed with 7.62x51 mm SIG 710-3 light machine guns fitted on a reinforced 1.2-ton capacity chassis, and other additions include removable fuel

  • Meggitt introduces desktop weapons training solution

    Meggitt Training Systems has developed a desktop trainer for the M1134 Stryker Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM)-variant based on its existing embedded training solution. The company showcased it for the first time at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference

  • Saab unveils TES training systems

    Saab announced new contracts and technology developments for its live Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) systems at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in December. Hans Lindgren, head of marketing and sales for Saab

  • JTAC training tech advances emerge

    A number of new and updated training systems for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) were in evidence at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in December. ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH showcased its Joint Fires

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  • BAE Systems looks to alter atmosphere to protect forces

    BAE Systems is working on a concept that could potentially defend aircraft against high-powered laser weapons or extend the reach of a radar well beyond current capabilities by heating up small areas of the atmosphere. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept works by simulating
  • SideArm undergoes successful testing

    Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully tested a full-scale technology demonstrator of the SideArm unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) retrieval system. Video of the tests released by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) shows several instances of the SideArm system capturing a 400 lb
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