CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Nuclear Security Summit to discuss securing radiological materials against exploitation by terrorists

    Preventing groups such as the Islamic State from securing radiological materials from military and civil programmes for 'dirty bombs' will be among the top discussions at the Nuclear Security Summit on 31 March-1 April in Washington, DC, according to US officials. "We know that terrorist

  • Supporting role: FFG firms up Wisent 2 specs

    Key Points The Wisent 2 Support Vehicle is being offered as a multi-role platform for battlefield recovery or combat engineer missions It can be based on a Leopard 2 MBT hull Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) developed the Wisent 2 Support vehicle as a private venture to meet emerging

  • US seeks Pakistan nuclear reduction, but Pakistani officials demur

    The United States hopes to convince Pakistan to scale back its nuclear armament programmes, but Pakistani officials suggested this is unlikely unless rival India does so first. Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan's prime minister on foreign affairs, told reporters on 1 March that "if India does

  • USN shifts course on remote minehunting system

    Key Points USN has halted acquisition of LRIP-2 RMMV for the LCS mine countermeasures mission package Officials to re-evaluate RMMV, plus CUSV and Knifefish as potential systems for volume and bottom minehunting The US Navy (US Navy) has taken the decision to halt procurement of a second batch of

  • Collaborative end-to-end offboard MCM capability demonstrated

    France's ECA Group has performed live demonstrations of a 'collaborative' end-to-end littoral mine countermeasures (MCM) capability based on a combination of offboard sensor and effector systems. Undertaken in Toulon harbour on 11 February 2016, the demonstration used the company's Alister A-9M

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  • Tether Eye targets persistent ISR role

    AeroVironment has developed a new tethered quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is designed to provide 24 hour continuous intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations from fixed sites including forward operating bases (FOBs) and critical infrastructure. The Tether Eye
  • Sweden orders new Tp 47 torpedo from Saab

    Sweden has ordered the development and production of a new lightweight torpedo from Saab, it was announced on 20 May. According to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the contract is worth SEK1.53 billion (USD184 million). To be called the Torpedo 47 (Tp 47), the new torpedo will
  • KADDB readies sighting system upgrade for Al Hussein MBT

    Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has built and tested an upgraded thermal imaging system for the Al Hussein main battle tank (MBT) in service with the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). The Al Hussein is the locally named version of the British Army Challenger 1 MBT. More