• Giraffe raises its head [ES2016D5]

    Saab is showing its Giraffe 1X 3D short-range radar for the first time at Eurosatory. The system is one of a new family of Giraffe radars that was launched at the show two years ago, and is now fully developed and ready for production. The company is already in advanced discussions with customers.

  • US and France show solidarity [ES2016D5]

    On Wednesday, US Army Europe’s commanding officer, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, and the commanding officer of France’s army aviation, Général de Brigade Olivier Gourlez de la Motte, visited the UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache on show here at Eurosatory.

  • New president for ELDIG [ES2016D5]

    In a ceremony at Eurosatory, the presidency of ELDIG (European Land Defence Industry Group) was passed from Heikki Allonen, president and CEO of Finland’s Patria, to Roberto Cortesi (right), managing director of Leonardo-Finmeccanica Defence Systems Division. The presidency of the group rotates within the member companies every two years.

  • More firepower for Centauro [ES2016D5]

    Being shown at Eurosatory for the first time is the Centauro II (8x8) mobile gun system (MGS).

  • Versatile lifter [ES2016D5]

    Appearing at Eurosatory for the first time, Korea Aerospace Industries (Hall 5, Stand K490) is promoting its Surion multipurpose helicopter, which was developed with input from Airbus Helicopters.

  • UK orders Crowsnest helicopter radar systems

    The United Kingdom has awarded a GBP269 million (USD327 million) contract to Lockheed Martin to build Crowsnest airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) systems for the Royal Navy. Crowsnest is the replacement for the service's Sea King ASaC.7 (SKASaC) helicopters, due to retire in September 2018.
  • Japan unveils 8x8 APC prototype

    Japan's Ministry of Defense (MoD) has unveiled a prototype 8x8 armoured personnel carrier (APC) that is expected to replace the Komatsu Type 96 APC in use by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). Built by Japanese manufacturer Komatsu, the (Improved) Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier
  • Germany seeks new special forces assault rifle

    Germany's special forces are seeking new assault rifles, with the German defence procurement office issuing a tender for their purchase. According to the tender issued by the BAAINBw, Germany is interesting in purchasing 1,750 rifles in total. The new rifle is expected to replace the G36 rifles
  • Bodytrak soldier-monitoring system readies for trials

    UK-based Inova Design Solutions' Bodytrak system is set to undergo trials with the British Army and be used in support of a military charity expedition to Antarctica. Bodytrak uses an in-ear device - akin to an audio earphone - to monitor vital signs from the human body, ultimately to include core
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