CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • SOFIC 2015: SOF leader seeks tech for counter-IED, 'ideological fight'

    Special Operations Forces (SOF) operating in US Central Command (CENTCOM) are seeking industry's help to defeat a range of improvised explosive device (IED) threats and to "win the ideological fight" taking place across that region. That was one of the messages emerging from a Theater

  • France, UK swim ahead with MMCM demonstrator programme

    Key Points Contract signed on 27 March for MMCM demonstrator first phase Thales to lead industry team on joint France/UK unmanned offboard mine countermeasures demonstrator An industry team headed up by Thales has been selected to lead an unmanned offboard mine countermeasures (MCM) demonstrator

  • India issues equipment RfI ahead of new MCMV tender

    Key Points The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RfI) on MCM systems The RfI shows that India may be considering autonomous systems for MCM operations The Indian Navy (IN) has issued a request for information (RfI) relating to the purchase of "approximately" 12 shipsets

  • First airborne MCM helicopter delivered to JMSDF

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has taken delivery of the first MCH-101 helicopter airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) variant from Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and AgustaWestland. Formally handed over at Kawasaki's Gifu factory on 27 February, the aircraft was subsequently

  • NATO, EUMS to structure CBRN reach-back together

    NATO's centre of excellence in the Czech Republic will soon structure its information exchanges and other activities on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) reach-back with the EU Military Staff for the first time. It also plans to complete its CBRN reach-back capability for allied

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  • Images emerge of new Chinese twin-fuselage HALE UAV concept

    Images have appeared on a Chinese website of a new large twin-fuselage turbofan-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could serve as a new high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) multi-mission platform. Reportedly produced by the 601 Institute of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC), the large
  • MdCN completes first firing from FREMM

    Key Points The French Navy's new Missile de Croisière Naval cruise missile was fired from multimission frigate Aquitaine on a DGA test range off the Île du Levant The qualification firing marks the first firing of a cruise missile from a European surface ship and the first shipborne
  • USAF certifies SpaceX for military satellite launches

    Key Points SpaceX is now certified to place US military satellites in orbit using its Falcon 9 rocket ULA has not had a launch services competitor for over 10 years The US Air Force (USAF) has certified SpaceX to launch US military satellites with its Falcon 9 rocket after about two years of


  • AM-35 and AM-50 (humanitarian anti-mine boots)

    Development Zeman's mine resistant boots are designed to provide leg protection against Anti-Personnel (AP) mines containing up to 35 g (AM-35 type) and 50 g (AM-50 type) high explosives (TNT) and have been developed by Zeman in cooperation with Aall Jiri Chladek explosives consultants (see

  • Hard wired compact exploders ATLAS 300 & ATLAS 350

    Description The ATLAS 300 and 350 are electronic capacitor exploders designed for firing electric detonators. They each feature one firing output, equipped with safety sockets in order to avoid the user from being in contact with dangerous output voltage. The ATLAS 300 exploder is equipped with

  • Joint Protective AirCrew Ensemble (JPACE) Chemical Protective Coverall (CPC)

    Development The Blücher Joint Protective AirCrew Ensemble (JPACE) Chemical Protective Coverall (CPC) was developed as part of a joint programme for a CBRN protective aircrew suit intended for use by all fixed and rotary wing aviators of the US Armed Forces (US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine

  • Scansilc 4336 High Definition Portable X-ray System

    Description The Scansilc 4336 is a high performance portable X-ray system for use in defence and security applications, that incorporates a high resolution x-ray detector with a large format 43 × 36 cm imaging area which has a 14-bit dynamic range and 139 µm pixel pitch. The flat panel