• Defeating the missile threat [DSEI17D4]

    Thales and Leonardo are being funded by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to demonstrate the combined end-to-end performance of their respective Elix-IR infrared threat warning system (IRTWS) and Miysis Directed Infra-Red Counter Measures (DIRCM) system (pictured).

  • Ajax training solutions [DSEI17D4]

    Lockheed Martin UK is showcasing innovative training solutions for the British Army’s Ajax armoured vehicle programme at this year’s DSEI. The company recently passed its critical design review for the new systems, locking down the design with prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems-UK.

  • Extended teaming [DSEI17D4]

    Kongsberg and Thales have extended their teaming agreement that sees the latter manufacture the remote weapon stations for British Army vehicles under licence in the UK.

  • Radar test success [DSEI17D4]

    Hensoldt’s (Stand S6-315) new passive radar has proven its ability to operate in a clustered environment during a series of real scenario tests. It demonstrated an ability to detect a range of targets in mission scenarios in mountainous terrain that reflects the radar shadow. In parallel, the system quickly generated an up-to-date air picture at ranges of up to 200km.

  • Support to UK air defence team [DSEI17D4]

    BMT Asset Performance has secured a four-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to support the Air Defence & Electronic Warfare Systems (ADEWS) Delivery Team.

  • 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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