• Oribi leaps to prominence [AAD143]

    DCD Protected Mobility (Hangar 2, Stands B9-15 and C9) has launched the Oribi 4x4 vehicle, which it has developed as a private venture in close co-operation with local company Histomart under a joint venture agreement signed in 2013. Oribi is being aimed at the civil, paramilitary and military

  • Long-range Raptor III goes on display [AAD143]

    Denel Dynamics is showing a model of its Raptor III precision stand-off weapon for the first time, in the company’s display outside Hangar 4. The weapon is tailored to a strategic mission against high-value targets, which are often hardened and well-defended. Like its predecessor, the Raptor

  • State-of-the-art helicopter training [AAD143]

    For many years the Robinson R22 has been the standard light training and personal helicopter, but Fama Helicopters Africa (Hangar 6, Stand A1) hopes that the new Fama K209 will provide a better-performing and more modern alternative. Designed and built by Fama at Modena in Italy, the stylish K209

  • Marlin nears first test [AAD143]

    Denel Dynamics expects to conduct the first flight test of its Marlin 100km radar-guided anti-air missile early next year. The first launch will be conducted from the ground at Overberg Test Range, and will be a ballistic test to check out the missile’s basic flight systems. Successful

  • Mineprotected ambulances operational [AAD143]

    The first three ambulances based on the proven Mechem Casspir armoured personnel carrier (APC) are already operational in support of UN and African Union Amisom forces in Somalia. According to Mechem’s general manager, Ashley Williams, the ambulances are fully equipped to treat any emergency

  • Lockheed Martin eyes extended endurance for Fury

    Lockheed Martin is working to extend the endurance of its Fury unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to 15 hours. Fury is a tactical-level UAS that Lockheed Martin is pitching as a substitute for many of the roles currently carried out by medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) platforms. The company plans
  • Latest IL-76 set to feature DAS

    Recently released imagery and reports in the Russian media suggest that the new Ilyushin IL-76MD-90A transport aircraft will be equipped with a defensive aids suite (DAS). Data have previously pointed to an optional electronic countermeasure (ECM) fit for the IL-76 family being available since the
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