HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Man-machine interfaces [DSEI15, D1]

    APEM, a UK-based global MMI (man-machine interface) specialist for more than 60 years, is showing ranges of robust military-grade switches including toggle, push button, rocker and E-Stops, and a wide range of sealed QRM-NV nightvision- compatible LED indicators with NVIS capabilities, which are

  • Gas turbine boost for GCS [DSEI15, D1]

    Rolls-Royce is to supply MT30 gas turbine packages for the first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the Royal Navy (RN) under a contract awarded by prime contractor BAE Systems. The first engine for the Type 26 programme is due for delivery in late 2016. Rolls-Royce had previously been working

  • High tenacity [DSEI15, D1]

    AmSafe Bridport Ltd (Stand N9-460) and NIMR Automotive LLC, the military vehicle manufacturer based in Abu Dhabi and a member of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), have signed a co-operation agreement to offer the AmSafe Tarian RPG armour system on NIMR’s range of 4x4 and 6x6

  • Predator prowls the deep [DSEI15, D1]

    Marine electronic equipment specialist Seatronics (Stand S9-496) is showcasing the versatile inspection-class Predator remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The Predator, built in Scotland, is a 300m depth-rated ROV developed to meet the demanding operating environments for reliable underwater

  • SeaOwl takes to the water [DSEI15, D1]

    France’s SeaOwl Group is showcasing its maritime training capabilities in the waterborne demonstration area daily here at DSEI 2015. A service provider specialising in a wide range of asset management, training, security and manpower supply services for the maritime, defence and offshore

  • Sonar range [DSEI15, D1]

    Canada’s Nautel C-Tech (Stand N4-152 – Atlantic Alliance of Aerospace and Defence Associations) is displaying its sonar systems portfolio, including naval echo sounder technology, and underwater acoustic transducers. Company staff will also be on hand to discuss other Nautel C-Tech

  • White light [DSEI15, D1]

    The Portable Scene Light from US firm Streamlight (Stand N9-455) is extremely powerful, cordless and rechargeable, providing three illumination settings, the highest of which - 3,600 lumens - lasts for five hours. Its flood mode covers wide-open spaces, and the reflector focuses the beam

  • IT innovation [DSEI15, D1]

    Communications group Rohde & Schwarz (R&S, Stand S2-268) has been contracted by BAE Systems to supply the integrated communications system (ICS) for the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type 26 Global Combat Ship. Covering both internal and external communications for the Type 26, the new

  • New class of military workboats [DSEI15, D1]

    UK-based CTruk (Stand S8-298) is utilising its extensive experience in building for the offshore wind support market to develop a series of workboats tailored for the military market. CTruk has already manufactured nearly 30 composite-built windfarm service vessels, extending up to 22m in length

  • No fear in Arctic [DSEI15, D1]

    The Arctic 25 hypothermia protective suit of US company White Glacier (Stand S10-186) can be tried out at DSEI, where visitors can immerse themselves in an incredible ice-water tank exhibition. The suit is said to be setting new standards when it comes to maritime safety and hypothermia

  • CTC production begins [DSEI15, D1]

    CTAI, a joint venture between Nexter Systems of France and the UK’s BAE Systems (Stand S3-100), has now started production of its 40mm Case Telescoped Cannon (CTC), with first production weapons to be completed in the third quarter of 2016. Earlier this year the company was awarded a

  • Fit for purpose [DSEI15, D1]

    Magnum (Stand N6-380) is displaying its new range of Cold Wet Weather Boots, Desert Combat High Liability Boots, Combat High Liability Boots, Patrol Boots and Jungle Boots. As the supplier of UK MoD training shoes, Magnum will also show the latest tactical lightweight training products.

  • One-stop packaging [DSEI15, D1]

    Turkish company Makel (Stand N8-231) is introducing Suprobox transportation and storage cases, manufactured as a solid uniform structure, making them extra resistant to impact and vibration. They are UV-resistant and specifically designed to function in extreme temperatures and under solar load. A

  • New Swedish hero [DSEI15, D1]

    BAE Systems Hägglunds (Stand S3-110) is launching the latest in its BvS 10 family of all-terrain tracked vehicles at DSEI 2015 - the BvS 10 Beowulf. It is aimed as a potential replacement of the older Bv 206 unarmoured vehicles, of which the company has sold more than 11,000 to some 40

  • Surveillance at sea [DSEI15, D1]

    Israeli electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) house Controp (Stand N2-360) is debuting its iSea family of maritime surveillance payloads. Developed and ruggedised for the challenging maritime environment, the iSea range comprises seven different stabilised EO/IR payloads – iSea-10U, 20U, 20, 30,

  • Surveillance radar for Singapore [DSEI15, D1]

    The first NS100 E/F-band dual-axis multibeam surveillance radar for Singapore’s Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) programme has completed Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at Thales Nederland’s Hengelo facility in the east of the Netherlands. NS100 combines an electronically stabilised,

  • All-round vision [DSEI15, D1]

    The most crucial challenges to military missions are not always the capabilities of the enemy but the limitations imposed on military equipment by unforgiving landscapes and environments. The Enhanced Situational Awareness (ESA) camera system from DRS Technologies arms drivers of large combat

  • Projected precision [DSEI15, D1]

    US manufacturer Orbital ATK (Stand S2-266) is ramping up production of its M1156 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) for 155mm towed and self-propelled artillery systems, having produced more than 12,000 PGK for the US Army and Marine Corps. This quantity includes both PGK for 155mm artillery and for the

  • Four-legged sophistication sealed [DSEI15, D1]

    If you see a highly sophisticated robotic dog walk or run towards you, and hop over obstacles with surprising agility while carrying a payload of up to 50kg, it is in no small measure due to the durable, high-performance Trelleborg seals in the hydraulic actuators that power the legs of BigDog.

  • Protection for Brazilian Lynx [DSEI15, D1]

    Finmeccanica company Selex ES has been contracted to supply a new electronic warfare (EW)/ defensive aids system (DAS) suite for eight Brazilian Navy Lynx Mk 21A helicopters being upgraded by sister Finmeccanica business AgustaWestland. The updated platform self-protection fit will comprise the new

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