CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Nexter to buy Chemring's European munitions businesses

    Key Points Nexter has agreed to buy Chemring's European munitions businesses for EUR167.8 million The sale of Mecar of Belgium and Simmel Difesa of Italy is consistent with Chemring's strategy to divest non-core interests UK-headquartered Chemring has agreed to sell its European munitions

  • Safran reports revenues rise for the first quarter

    French aerospace firm Safran increased its revenue by 3.3% in the first quarter of 2014 due to strong growth in its civil businesses, Safran announced on 23 April. Total sales increased from EUR3.33 billion (USD4.6 billion) in the first quarter of 2013 to EUR3.44 billion in 2014, with sales in

  • Al Seer Marine targets Southeast Asian demand for USVs

    Abu Dhabi-based marine company Al Seer Marine Supplies & Equipment is forecasting strong demand for unmanned surface vessels (USVs) efforts in the Southeast Asian region and stepping up its marketing efforts in the area. Al Seer distributes USVs built by marine robotics company 5G International

  • International assistance helps reduce IED threat in Nigeria

    Nigeria's security forces have managed to reduce the number of casualties caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Haruna Ismaila. "From 2009-2013, it is estimated that 25% of the total number of civilian casualties was caused by IEDs. In 2012

  • Israeli official says Syria has used chemical incapacitant against insurgents

    Pro-government forces in Syria used a chemical agent that "neutralises, but does not kill" during fighting on 27 March, a senior Israeli source has told IHS Jane's . Syrian opposition sources previously claimed that a chemical weapon was used in the incident, which took place in the

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  • Vietnam to arm new Gepard-class frigates with Palma CIWS

    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy will equip its third and fourth Russian-built Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661) light frigates with the Palma close-in weapon system (CIWS), Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau confirmed in a statement issued 22 April. The PAVN is scheduled to take
  • Mexico requests UH-60M Black Hawk helos

    Mexico has requested the sale of 18 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters from the United States government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) disclosed on 21 April. The requested sale is valued at USD680 million, and includes associated equipment, parts, training and
  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike


  • AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Set

    Development The AN-19/2 (AN-PSS/12) Mine Detecting Set, developed by Schiebel, is widely used by military and humanitarian organisations throughout the world. From its inception the system has undergone continuous improvement, while still maintaining its original mechanical design, thus enabling

  • Medium MineWolf (MW330)

    Type Large tracked manned/unmanned mine and IED clearing vehicle. Development MineWolf Systems' Medium MineWolf (MW330) was specifically designed to respond to the survivability and mobility challenges encountered in military demining operations. It can be operated manually as well as remotely

  • PMG-2 portable proton gradiometer

    Description The SatisGeo PMG-2 proton gradiometer is a portable magnetometer that can be used for a number of applications including: ferrous ordnance detection, archaeology, locating buried drums, tanks and pipes, mineral exploration and environmental studies. It can be powered by either an

  • Scanjack 3500

    Development Scanjack AB's mechanical mine clearing machine, the Scanjack 3500, has its origins as a development project within the European Community. Scanjack AB was one of the companies that participated in tests at the Swedish EOD and Demining Centre (SWEDEC) to develop a mechanical mine