HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Giraffe extends its reach (ES14E1)

    Last month Saab (Hall 6, Stand J303) announced a major expansion of its radar family with the addition of five new members. The company has already achieved considerable success with the Arthur C-band weapon-locating system and its series of Giraffe air defence radars on retractable masts. At the

  • New eyes for the Leopard (ES14E1)

    Leopard 2 main battle tanks in Germany, Canada and Denmark are soon to have new gunner and commander sights, supplied by Cassidian Optronics GmbH (Outside Stand C253), a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space. The deal, worth more than €15 million, involves the Cassidian Optronics ATTICA

  • Bidding for Roquette NG (ES14E1)

    Saab is in the final stages of integrating two new projectile variants for its AT4 84mm disposable shoulder-launched rocket system. The new variants significantly expand the versatility of the weapon system, which has made the AT4 the market-leader in its class, with sales to more than 15 countries.

  • Boxed protection (ES14E1)

    Defence equipment manufacturer Montie Gear (Hall 6, Stand J468) is unveiling a hand-portable, electromagnetic pulse (EMP) resistant container designed to protect sensitive electronic devices from the effects of an EMP or coronal mass ejection (CME). The box is made of 4.76mm aluminium plate, with

  • Bursting into the export market (ES14E1)

    ATK Armament Systems has been awarded its first export contract for the 30 x 173mm MK310 Mod 0 Programmable Air Bursting Munition – Traced (PABM-T), which was originally developed to meet the requirements of the US Marine Corps. The Belgian Army has placed a contract with the company for an

  • Finding the range (ES14E1)

    French company SensUp (Hall 6, Stand GF530) is introducing the LRF 1550 MLR, its latest laser rangefinder for medium- and longrange distance measurements for reconnaissance operations, sensitive site surveillance or enhanced navigation. Compact, lightweight and rugged, it is designed to integrate

  • Demonstrating the way ahead (ES14E1)

    General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada (Hall 6, Stand B151) is showing its latest Light Armoured Vehicle Demonstrator for the first time, which builds on more than 10 years of operational experience and more than 100 million kilometres of travel with the LAV. The LAV Demonstrator is based on

  • BearCat climbs to new heights (ES14E1)

    Lenco Industries Inc (Hall 5, Stand A448), a global leader in the design and manufacture of armoured police vehicles, is showing its proven BearCat G2 armoured SWAT tactical vehicle in the markings of the KLPD Netherlands National Police Services Agency, whose fleet already includes a Lenco BEAR and

  • Germanic alliance produces Survivor (ES14E1)

    Germany’s Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) and Achleitner of Austria have announced a strategic co-operation, intended to combine the flexibility and innovative strength of a midsize vehicle manufacturer (Achleitner) with the global reputation, market presence and corporate resources of a leading European defence multinational (RMMV).

  • Terrier streaks ahead (ES14E1)

    The BAE Systems Combat Vehicles UK Terrier Combat Engineer Vehicle (CEV) is being shown for the first time outside the UK here on Outdoor Stand G20. Just before Eurosatory, the Terrier CEV was demonstrated at the French Army Engineer School in Angers, which has a requirement to replace its

  • A cool throw (ES14E1)

    AMETEK Rotron (Hall 5, Stand B707) has introduced a thermal management product, which cools sealed airborne or ground-based electronic and optical compartments without introducing contaminated external air. Designed specifically for pod-mounted airborne optical systems, but also suitable for

  • Fast LIPS (ES14E1)

    The new flagship Fast Charger by Lincad (Hall 5, Stand KJ513), capable of the independent recharge and management of up to four batteries at one time, has gone into service with the British Armed Forces. The first deliveries to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) began in April. Designed for the MoD to

  • Rugged mini switch (ES14E1)

    Aqeri (Hall 6, Stand J352), a Swedish manufacturer of rugged computers and communications equipment for harsh environments, is presenting a new rugged keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) switch in a small form format. Aqeri 86303 is a four-port KVM switch that can remotely control four computers from

  • Visualising more (ES14E1)

    US company Havok (Hall 5, Stand LK672) has expanded the extensive content library in its Havok Simulation Framework with a new Environment Library, which has representations for buildings, plants and environmental clutter. The Rocketbox Character Library has also been expanded to inclwude more than

  • At arm’s length (ES14E1)

    Zagreb-based Croatian firm DOK-ING is showcasing a new robotic manipulator arm for its proven MV-4 combat engineer unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for the first time at Eurosatory (Hall 6, Stand D697). “Without the arm, the MV-4 has already proved to be highly capable with the US Army,”

  • Central and secure communications (ES14E1)

    Rohde & Schwarz (Hall 6, Stand H697) is showcasing its SDTR, the first member of a new generation of software-defined radios for the VHF/UHF range, as a central element for use in mobile platforms and as part of battle management systems (BMSs). Together with the tried and tested M3TR HF radio

  • Countering NBC threats (ES14E1)

    Supergum Industries is showing its specialist respiratory and skin protection systems on Stand E597 in Hall 6. Its portfolio includes rubber boots and gloves, overshoes, disposable suits, over pressured hood, and blowers. Supergum claims these provide the very highest levels of protection and

  • Augmented reality (ES14E1)

    French company Optsys (Outdoor Stand A530) has designed and produced an innovative periscope compatible with augmented reality. The new system displays tactical information from a battlefield management system (BMS) or GPS, such as distance to the target or turret position, without distracting the

  • Customer feedback produces latest LMV (ES14E1)

    Iveco Defence Vehicles (Outdoor Stand D501) is showing the latest fourth-generation Light Multipurpose Vehicle (LMV) for which the Norwegian Army is the launch customer, having ordered 62 vehicles in early 2013. First deliveries are due later this year and in the shorter term, this will be the

  • Small and sophisticated (ES14E1)

    A small-footprint, fully robotic Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for helicopters is being launched by Duke Airborne Systems on Stand ED663 in Hall 6. Claimed to be the first of its kind, the new system enables utility helicopters to fly missions while under threat without the need to be accompanied by

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