HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Ballistic soap [DSEI15, D4]

    With a view to evaluating the behaviour and effectiveness of projectiles, UK defence technology company SDE (System Design Evaluation) (Stand S4-268) employs hydrocode simulation techniques to model ‘ballistic soap’. Hydrocode modelling techniques provide analysis of ultra-high-speed

  • Give it a coat [DSEI15, D4]

    The proprietary MG-100 protective coating from DSS (Stand N5-276) is claimed to take polymer technology to the next level. Not only does it give unmatched blast mitigation, but it also mitigates the concussive force of a blast and holds together the materials of the coated substrate. Being chemical

  • Kill the fire [DSEI15, D4]

    Detecting and extinguishing a fire in the early stages could minimise or even avoid injury or equipment damage. This is the speciality of Finland-based Mikro-Pulssi (Stand N3-453), whose ExAct Titan fire protection system suppresses fires in vehicles within milliseconds. ExAct Titan automatically

  • Radiation detection training [DSEI15, D4]

    CBRN/hazmat training systems house Argon Electronics (UK) (Stand S4-270) is showcasing its latest radiation detector simulator at DSEI. The ADM-300 simulates the analogue and digital display of the radiation detector, the dose rate of the radioactive material and the status of the meter, with

  • Light attacker from Serbia [DSEI15, D4]

    Serbia’s Yugoimport-SDPR (Stand S5-339) produces a wide range of defence equipment. One of the products being showcased at DSEI is a new light attack/trainer aircraft. Known as Sova (owl), it was first unveiled at the Partner 2015 exhibition in Belgrade in June. Sova is a modernised version

  • Maple leaf calling card [DSEI15, D4]

    From being a rather modest exhibitor at DSEI, the Canadian presence has grown to a record 65 companies, occupying 6,000 sq ft, in 2015. This is according to CADSI, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (Stand N4-145). This year, the Canadian government and Royal Canadian Navy

  • Canada trials decoy [DSEI15, D4]

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Halifax-class frigate HMCS Winnipeg, alongside at DSEI 2015, is sporting a new radio frequency (RF) ‘soft-kill’ device in the shape of Airborne Systems’ (Stand N5-139) FDS3 passive RF floating decoy. Originally developed for the UK Royal Navy, where

  • Human excellence [DSEI15, D4]

    As part of the envisaged creation of a European Centre of Human Performance Excellence, Survitec Group (Stand S5-180) and the Royal Netherlands Air Force this week agreed to set up a dedicated pilot fit facility (PFF) in Holland. While the facility is intended for pilots flying the F-35 Joint

  • Radar innovations [DSEI15, D4]

    API Technologies (Stand S8-100), a provider of high-performance RF, microwave, millimetrewave, power and security solutions, is displaying product offerings for active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, space, security, and defence applications. Highlights include its Subsystem Level

  • Hunt and neutralise [DSEI15, D4]

    Saab has signed a contract with BAE Systems for the design and development of its new Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS) as part of the French/UK Maritime Mine Countermeasures (MMCM) demonstrator programme. European defence procurement organisation OCCAR earlier this year awarded a

  • Modular threat protection [DSEI15, D4]

    Avon Protection (Stand N9-260) has drawn on its experience in personal protection equipment to develop a range of products that can be reconfigured through interchangeable components to meet different threats and different levels of threat. These include the FM54 respiratory mask, which protects

  • Survival on and below [DSEI15, D4]

    Typhoon International (Stand S2-182) is now part of Safety and Survival Systems International Group (3Si). Its portfolio includes off-the-shelf military products for survival on and below water, and the manufacture of bespoke equipment to meet individual requirements for amphibious operations. New

  • Detecting laser light [DSEI15, D4]

    Excelitas Technologies is showing its automated High Angular Resolution Laser Irradiance Detector for the laser warning systems market, together with the new heated YAG-optimised silicon quadrant detectors for precision guided munitions at the Excelitas/Qioptiq Stand N7-120. Laser warning systems

  • Expanding capabilities [DSEI15, D4]

    Renowned for its advanced subsystems for the global defence and industrial markets, South African electronics firm Parsec (Stand N3-110) is offering an expanded capability of its VPX commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) module. ‘‘At the time when we entered production of the VF360 to operate

  • Searanger aims at surface craft [DSEI15, D4]

    Rheinmetall Defence (Stand S7-110) is aiming the latest Oerlikon Searanger 20mm remote-controlled weapon as the main armament for small surface craft or as the secondary armament on larger surface craft. It is armed with the company’s 20mm KAE cannon, which can be belt fed from the left or

  • Seek and spot [DSEI15, D4]

    Toronto, Ontario-based Newcon Optik has introduced the Seeker, a compact, mil-spec laser rangefinder module capable of being boresighted to practically any optical system. In addition to use on crew served, sniper and assault weapons, the unit can be integrated into more complex fire control

  • Available by design [DSEI15, D4]

    Design consultancy Morson Projects (Stand S2-112) will make available a large team of 125 specialist engineers in the next few weeks, all UK security cleared. From several offices, the team will provide structural design, analysis including stress and aerodynamics, systems engineering, test

  • Carry-on container [DSEI15, D4]

    Fragile equipment such as electromechanical devices, mission planning tools, flight simulators and instruments need to be shipped and stored for maximum shock and vibration isolation. Peli- Hardigg (Stand N6-190) has the solution. Its new 19in shock-mounted MiniRack Container offers superior

  • Fire suppression [DSEI15, D4]

    Lifeline (Stand N9-498) is displaying its range of fire suppression systems, including the small and light Zero 360 compression discharge system, the Zero 360 with automatic zero zone protecting specific areas of a vehicle, and the Zero 360 hand-held extinguisher, a fully refillable and serviceable

  • Secure communications [DSEI15, D4]

    Security and military personnel are as likely to use smartphones and tablets as anyone else; and like anyone else would prefer for their communications to be secure. US-based KoolSpan (Stand N7-185) has just entered into a reseller agreement with Samsung Electronics America to add secure voice and

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