• SeaRAM in live-fire exercise [DSEI15, D3]

    The US Navy in August conducted the first launch of a Raytheon RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 1A from a SeaRAM Anti-Ship Missile Defense System during a live-fire exercise at the Naval Air Warfare (Navair) Center Weapons Division sea range, Point Magu, California. During the exercise,

  • Minimised routers [DSEI15, D4]

    Ruggedised computer and communication equipment for extreme environments now comes in a mini format. Swedish firm Aqeri (Stand N2-310) is showing two routers, a video matrix switch, a NAS and a VoIP gateway router. The products are designed for tough environments where space and weight, for example

  • A glimpse into the future of warships [DSEI15, D4]

    A futuristic concept for a radical surface warship with an advanced low-manned operations room is being showcased on the Startpoint stand (S10-280) in DSEI’s Naval Zone. Startpoint is a collective brand that has been created to capture the UK’s evolving approach to maritime mission

  • Cruise missile advance [DSEI15, D4]

    Lockheed Martin and Turkish missile house Roketsan signed a contract to co-operatively develop the SOM-J autonomous, long-range, low-observable, all-weather precision air-to- surface cruise missile for integration into the weapons bay of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II multirole fighter. A

  • Desert Hawk baby arrives [DSEI15, D4]

    Lockheed Martin’s Desert Hawk hand-launched UAV has been in British Army service since 2009, flying more than 30,000 hours in support of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Originally procured under an urgent operational requirement, Desert Hawk is now being brought into the Core Defence

  • Cobham to develop VARS for MV-22B

    Cobham has been awarded a contract by Bell Boeing to develop a palletised aerial refuelling system to give the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in-flight aerial refuelling capability, the company announced on 25 October. The V-22 Aerial Refueling System (VARS)
  • US Army's new 'upgunned' Stryker unveiled

    The US Army and contractor General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) on 27 October unveiled the first prototype of an 'upgunned' Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV). This is the first of eight prototype vehicles upgraded with a 30 mm weapon to address a perceived 'capability gap' in Europe.
  • Scorpion jet performs first weapons trials

    Textron AirLand conducted the first air-to-surface weapons trials of its Scorpion jet during a series of live-firings at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in mid-October. The firings, which took place from 10 to 14 October and announced on 19 October, saw the Scorpion fire the Lockheed
  • Ukrainian firm develops handheld variant of AGS-17

    Kiev-based company Precision Systems has developed a new, handheld version of the Russian-made KBP AGS-17 30 mm automatic grenade launcher, which was displayed for the first time at Ukraine's AviaSvit/Arms and Security show, held in Kiev from 11 to 14 October. Speaking to IHS Jane's at the show,
  • MBDA shows new modular, scalable coastal defence concept

    Key Points MBDA Italia is also developing lighter missiles launcher modules to enhance the CDS system's mobility Firing trials to test and qualify an all-up Marte ER round are expected by 2020 MBDA unveiled a new 'scalable' coastal anti-ship missile defence system (CDS) concept at the Euronaval