• On Target, and more [CANSEC17D2]

    QinetiQ Target Systems (Booth 414) – part of QinetiQ Canada, and a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ – is showing new iterations of its air, land and sea threat applications for live fire training, and test and evaluation, at CANSEC 2017.

  • Joining up to protect soldiers [CANSEC17D2]

    Safety and survivability technology company Helios Global Technologies yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with BAE Systems to pursue the development of BAE’s liquid armour technology.

  • Peak performance [CANSEC17D2]

    Nammo’s (Booth 1001) 25mmx137 APEX (armour-piercing with explosive) ammunition has been qualified for the F-35 Lightening II advanced stealth fighter following flight trials at the US Navy’s Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California, earlier this year.

  • Advanced helicopter avionics [CANSEC17D2]

    Esterline CMC Electronics is displaying its integrated helicopter solution cockpit demonstrator for the first time at CANSEC (Booth 950) to highlight the company’s capabilities in integrating systems to meet varied customer requirements.

  • Austria trains the Discovery way [CANSEC17D2]

    Montreal-based Discovery Air Defence Services (Booth 408) has just completed a training campaign with the Eurofighter Typhoons from the Austrian air force. Seven Typhoons deployed from the 1st Squadron of the Überwachungsgeschwader (surveillance wing) at Zeltweg to Wittmund in Germany, from where DA Defence operates A-4N Skyhawks in the adversary role and for other target facilities.

  • Elbit Systems grows Hermes family with new tactical system

    Elbit Systems has developed a small tactical-level unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that is designed to offer extended endurance. The Hermes 45 draws on technology from the wider Hermes family of UAS, and Jane’s understands that it has a maximum operating endurance of in excess of 24 hours
  • First E-2D for Japan makes maiden flight

    The first Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft for Japan made its maiden flight on 13 November. The milestone, which was announced by the aircraft manufacturer two days later, took place at Northrop Grumman’s
  • Queen Elizabeth to formally join fleet

    The UK Royal Navy’s first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is to complete its contractors’ sea trials and formally join the fleet on 7 December. UK defence secretary Gavin Williamson made the announcement on 16 November during his first visit to the carrier, while it was at sea
  • Norway cleared to buy follow-on AMRAAMs

    The US State Department has approved the potential sale of Raytheon AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Norway. The approval, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 15 November, covers 60 AIM-120C-7-variant missiles, plus spares,
  • IWI launches Tavor AR assault rifle

    Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) is set to unveil an upgraded variant of its Tavor assault rifle as well as a new family of handguns at the Defense and Security Thailand 2017 exhibition in Bangkok on 6 November. IWI has responded to emerging demands for increased lethality and range with the design
  • HIMARS test advances USN surface-ship lethality potential

    Recent shipboard testing of the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) further advances the US Navy (USN) plans for distributed lethality and also shows further portable missile capability for US forces. HIMARS was fired 22 October from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class
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