CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • North Korea 'setting up nuclear backpack attack units', says report

    Top soldiers from North Korea's military have reportedly been selected to serve on units that would carry nuclear devices in backpacks and detonate them behind enemy lines in the event of a war. On 29 August Radio Free Asia cited an unnamed source in North Korea as saying that: "Outstanding

  • North Korea lays land mines near border to prevent defections, says report

    North Korea's military has been laying anti-personnel mines along its side of the inter-Korean border in recent months, presumably to prevent its own soldiers from defecting, Yonhap news agency quoted government sources as saying on 23 August. More than 4,000 land mines have been buried along the

  • Eurosatory 2016: Iveco Defence Vehicles unveil new generation LMV

    Based on its experience in the design, development and production of the Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) Iveco Defence Vehicles have developed the LMV 2, which is being shown for the first time at Eurosatory 2016. While the LMV 2 is physically similar to the current export vehicle, it is essentially

  • Eurosatory 2016: Raytheon UK debuts GroundEye IED detection system

    A new system to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) was unveiled by Raytheon UK at Eurosatory 2016. GroundEye uses a ground vibration system in concert with a sensor and 120-laser-diode array to confirm and diagnose buried threats. As Andy Gibson, head of land systems for Raytheon UK,

  • UDT 2016: TKMS reveals vertical tube concept for Type 214 SSK

    Key Points TKMS has been developing designs for a vertical multi-purpose payload tube for the Type 214 The 2.1 m diameter tube would be inserted between the control and engine rooms German shipbuilding house ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has revealed a concept for inserting a vertical

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  • Bell unveils V-247 Vigilant unmanned tiltrotor

    Bell Helicopter on 22 September revealed a new unmanned tiltrotor aircraft in anticipation of a US Marine Corps (USMC) requirement for a ship-based armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Vince Tobin, Bell vice-president for advanced tiltrotor systems, unveiled a model of the V-247 Vigilant at the
  • US approves SkyCeptor LCI for Poland

    Key Points SkyCeptor is the US-compliant variant of the Rafael/Raytheon Stunner interceptor Raytheon is expected to position SkyCeptor as a secondary effector for the US Army's IFPC 2-I Block 1 requirement The US government has approved the release of SkyCeptor as the low-cost interceptor (LCI)