HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Training teamwork [DSEI17D4]

    Elbit Systems and CAE have announced a teaming agreement to jointly pursue opportunities with the UK MoD’s Defence Operational Training Capability (Air), or DOTC-A, programme. The companies bring together extensive experience in the simulation and synthetic training solutions.

  • Case for delicate equipment [DSEI17D4]

    CP Cases (stand S5-100) has introduced the new lightweight Airship protective case. Designed for the transportation of delicate systems such as communications equipment, Airship is 50 per cent lighter than other comparative offerings, and was developed in response to a market need for better and lighter protective cases.

  • People and Skills Day [DSEI17D4]

    People and Skills Day takes place today, providing the platform to engage and inform the next generation of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals.

  • View the map [DSEI17D4]

    USA-based KVH Industries (Stand N5-160) has announced its TACNAV moving map display (MMD), which provides soldiers with an immediate visual map reference for increased situational awareness.

  • BriteCloud zeroes in on clearance [DSEI17D3]

    Leonardo’s BriteCloud expendable RF decoy has undergone an extensive series of trials during which it showed significant promise.

  • Merlin for the Marines [DSEI17D3]

    Making its DSEI debut on the East Terrace is the Merlin Mk 4, the version of the Leonardo AW101 that is tailored for a life at sea with the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) that provides airborne assault capability for the Royal Marines.

  • Choices, collaboration and competition [DSEI17D3]

    Speaking at DSEI yesterday, the Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon, summarised the government’s changing approach to defence under the categories of choice, collaboration and competition.

  • Single protection solution sought [DSEI17D3]

    The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has contracted Leonardo to explore the technology required for the integration of an active protection system (APS) capability for the British Army’s armoured vehicle fleet.

  • Satellite transporter [DSEI17D3]

    Airbus Defence and Space has selected Coventry-headquartered Nasmyth Group to provide the Spacecraft Transporter Container for the new generation of satellites based on Eurostar Neo, one of two satellite product lines being developed by the European Space Agency under its NEOSAT programme.

  • Supporting the ISR fleet [DSEI17D3]

    From its Broughton facility in north Wales, Raytheon UK (Stand S9-110) is responsible for looking after the Shadow and Sentinel aircraft fleets of the Royal Air Force. Tasked with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), the two types are currently heavily involved in operations, which makes undertaking scheduled maintenance more difficult to accomplish without reducing operational capability.

  • MEMS Titan challenges FOG [DSEI17D3]

    UTC Aerospace Systems’ Plymouth-based Atlantic Inertial Systems facility has developed two new members of its family of MEMS-based inertial measurement units with increased performance.

  • VBCI targets new markets [DSEI17D3]

    Nexter (Stand S9-260) is continuing to invest in its VBCI (8x8) armoured vehicle to meet potential export customers’ requirements, including the UK Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme.

  • Acquisition strengthens security market growth [DSEI17D3]

    Hensoldt’s acquisition of UK-based surveillance and security radar systems group Kelvin Hughes will spur the company’s accelerated growth in the security market, according to Celia Pelaz, Hensoldt’s head of strategic business development.

  • Displays for harsh habitats [DSEI17D3]

    Speciality manufacturer Esterline (Stand S3-320) is releasing a new version of its Thin eXtreme display series, the TX series/2, in two sizes.

  • First presentation in the UK [DSEI17D3]

    Being shown for the first time in the UK on Stand N6-158 is the latest Turkish Otokar Arma (8x8) armoured personnel carrier (APC) fitted with its own Ucok remote weapon station (RWS).

  • Backpack for extreme conditions [DSEI17D3]

    Extreme Team has designed and introduced a lightweight shock-proof backpack to house Blackned’s deployable network infrastructure. The portable LTE-based network can connect some 400 personnel, primarily first responders during emergencies where there is no existing coverage or in the case that it has been lost.

  • Weapon gets NATO compatibility [DSEI17D3]

    Thales Australia (Stand S6-110) has launched a new variant of its 5.56mm F90 rifle. The original F90 has been in service with the Australian Defence Force since late 2015, and the company has delivered around 15,000 of the 30,000 on order. The weapon has performed very well in operations, and is now being offered in an improved and NATO-compatible form for armies in Europe. For instance, Thales has answered an RFI from Germany.

  • Appealing for reconsideration [DSEI17D3]

    Saab (Stand N2-230) is hoping that the British Army will once again incorporate the Carl- Gustaf man-portable weapon into its inventory, following a hiatus in operations since the 1990s.

  • Give it your best shot [DSEI17D3]

    UK specialist rifle maker Rangemaster (Stand N6-376) is introducing its latest Ultra series of tactical rifles, which comprise the .308 (pictured), .338 and 50-cal Browning machine gun (BMG).

  • Torpedo launchers for frigates [DSEI17D3]

    SEA, part of Cohort plc (Stand S6-240), has won a contract from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply torpedo launcher systems for two new frigates being built for the Philippines Navy.

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