HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Scanning in a single sweep (ES14E3)

    Blighter Surveillance Systems (Hall 5, Stand K511), a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, is introducing Blighter Scout, a lightweight e-scan radar and camera surveillance system designed for rapid deployment in border security hotspots and other similar security

  • Adopting a holistic approach to protecting critical infrastructure (ES14E3)

    Critical infrastructure is a term that is widely used to describe assets that are of critical importance to the functioning of today’s society and economy. The US Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience identifies 16 critical infrastructure

  • Concept turret packs a punch (ES14E3)

    Belgian company CMI Defence (Hall 5, Stands K338/K337) is presenting its latest Cockerill XC-8 concept turret installed on the hull of the BAE Systems Hägglunds CV90. The XC-8 turret being shown at Eurosatory is armed with a 105mm high-pressure rifled gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. In

  • Firm grip on the land domain (ES14E2)

    Israel Aerospace Industries (Hall 6, Stand E738) is exhibiting at this year’s Eurosatory with an expanded presence. The focus of the company’s larger display is firmly on the land domain. “Our goal is to be a major system house in the land domain,” said IAI’s president

  • Samson Knight knows best (ES14E2)

    When time-sensitive targets appear, it can be difficult in a fluid tactical environment to match the right shooter to the target before it disappears. Rafael (Hall 6, Stand E758) has created an answer in the form of its Samson Knight distributed system. Comprising a single box (plus nav/comms

  • Iron Fist is ready

    Israel Military Industries (IMI) has completed development of the Iron Fist soft and hard kill active defence system, which can be integrated onto new-build vehicles or fitted as part of an upgrade package to enhance their combat survivability. It has also confirmed that its 120mm Guided Mortar

  • Upgraded Squire on show (ES14E2)

    Thales has introduced a new version of its Squire manportable ground surveillance radar and is showing it for the first time at Eurosatory. Although it looks virtually the same as the old version on the outside, the new radar features a host of improvements that increase performance and make it

  • CAESAR reigns supreme (ES14E2)

    Four countries have now ordered the Nexter Systems CAESAR 155mm/52 calibre wheeled self-propelled (SP) artillery system, which is now being optimised to meet specific export customer’s requirements. The latest customer is Indonesia, which is to take delivery of 37 CAESAR plus a complete suite

  • New cab for Czech truck (ES14E2)

    On Outdoor Stand D320, Tatra is showing for the first time a T 815-780R59 19 270 4x4.1R high-mobility heavy-duty 4x4 truck fitted with a new armoured cab designed by Israel’s Plasan. Following initial discussions in July 2013, development of the cab commenced in late 2013. Plasan’s

  • On the mark (ES14E2)

    Renault Trucks Defense (Hall 5, Stand F122) is showing for the first time at Eurosatory the latest Vehicule de l’Avant Blinde (VAB) Mk III, to meet a gap in the export market for a medium weight armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) that can be used for a wide range of battlefield missions. This

  • Far-reaching fire power (ES14E2)

    Elbit Systems is exhibiting the latest and most advanced version of its Soltam Systems ATMOS (Autonomous Truck Mounted howitzer System) at Eurosatory this year (Hall 6, Stand D601). The company is marketing the ATMOS SP artillery system integrated onto a variety of 6x6 (here shown on a Tatra

  • Light weight champion (ES14E2)

    Diehl Defence Land Systems is highlighting its Light Weight Track developed for the German Army’s Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) on Stand H571 in Hall 6. The new ‘light’ tracks of skeleton construction achieve a weight saving of 20 to 30 per cent compared with

  • More fire from above (ES14E2)

    Turkish missile house Roketsan has teamed with MBDA Deutschland to offer the company’s Cirit laser-guided rocket to the German armed forces. Signed at last month’s ILA show in Berlin, the agreement has been made in anticipation of a German army requirement for a laser-guided 70mm rocket

  • Still transparent even after attack (ES14E2)

    Germany’s IBD Deisenroth Engineering is showing its latest Transparent Ceramic Protection (TCP) capability, integrated onto a vehicle at Eurosatory (Hall 6, Stand K571). It has developed the TCP as a spin-off from its opaque NANOTech Ceramics. IBD Deisenroth claims the TCP technology not only

  • Upgrading the AK (ES14E2)

    Renowned for its innovative XRGL40 handheld multishot 40mm extended range grenade launcher, South Africa’s Rippel Effect Systems (Hall 6, Stand B570) has just qualified its single-shot UBL40 as part of its AK assault rifle upgrade kit. A cost-effective rail system for the ubiquitous AK47

  • Mobility over snow and ice (ES14E2)

    DEW Engineering & Development ULC (Hall 5, Stand CD900) is highlighting its robust military grade D900 Multifuel snowmobile, which provides off-road, over-snow mobility in Arctic, northern and alpine environments. The D900, the only one of its kind in production, was designed for military

  • Filling the tanks (ES14E2)

    GKN Aerospace has delivered the first two fuel systems for the British Army’s Scout SV (Specialist Vehicle) programme. The company is responsible for supplying the fuel systems for all six SV prototypes, and has now delivered the systems for the PMRS (protected mobility reconnaissance and

  • Keep pirates at bay (ES14E2)

    In recent years, the scourge of piracy has very much focused the minds of maritime security and industry. Estonia’s Mentorplast, part of the larger Vesimentor company (Hall 6, Stand K76), has come up with a novel solution: rotating floats towed behind cargo vessels. Looking like oversized can

  • Easing the burden (ES14E2)

    Launched two years ago, an advanced backpack support system devised by Marom Dolphin is already in use by a number of armed forces in addition to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). It is also to be supplied in thousands to an unnamed European army. The company is showcasing the backpack system on

  • Ideal for a quick brew up (ES14E2)

    A new range of Zip portable cooking systems is featured on Standard Brands’ stand KJ558 in Hall 5. Doubtless inspired by Napoleon’s dictum that an army marches on its stomach, Zip has specialised in the production of such systems since its formation in 1936, retaining a reputation for

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