HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Two of a kind, kind of [ES2016D3]

    Iveco Defence Vehicles (External Stand D391) is displaying a pair of new vehicles that highlight the comprehensive range of its logistic vehicle portfolio.

  • Medium-range missile for French Army [ES2016D3]

    The MBDA Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) (medium-range missile) will complete its formal DGA qualification trials at Bourges towards the end of 2016.

  • 75 years old and still going strong [ES2016D3]

    In 2016, arguably the most iconic military vehicle ever – the Willys MB, better known as the Jeep – celebrates its 75th birthday. That milestone is being commemorated at Eurosatory by Africa Automotive Distribution Services (External Stand D490), which has been appointed by the Chrysler-owned Jeep company as an authorised supplier of the current Jeep J8 to selected government organisations around the world.

  • Clearing the way [ES2016D3]

    Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) (Hall 6, Stand K652) is building up the export order book for its Wisent 2 Support Vehicle. This was originally developed as a private venture to meet emerging requirements for a Leopard 2 main battle tank (MBT)-based platform that could be rapidly reroled for the specialised armoured recovery vehicle or armoured engineer vehicle (AEV) battlefield missions.

  • Defeating drones and comms [ES2016D3]

    Netline Communications Technologies produces a range of electronic warfare and spectrum dominance systems, including counter-IED systems, active and reactive RF (radio frequency) jammers, and radio/mobile phone tracking devices. Here at Eurosatory (Hall 6, Stand D630) the company is highlighting two new systems that provide defence against small drones and for jamming enemy communications.

  • No gap is too wide [ES2016D3]

    UK company WFEL is highlighting its Dry Support Bridge (DSB), which was recently used by the Swiss Armed Forces in a disaster relief operation after heavy rainfall caused landslides and widespread destruction to roads, bridges and pipelines in the municipality of Scuol. The bridge has allowed local communities to regain the use of transport links and will stay in place for up to six months until permanent infrastructure can be rebuilt.

  • Plug the holes [ES2016D3]

    Fuel tanks and containers are particularly at risk from small-arms fire, which is why UK-based Permali Gloucester (Hall 6, Stand H528) has teamed up with US firm High Impact Technology (HIT) on the operationally proven BattleJacket self-sealing fuel tank.

  • Never blind [ES2016D3]

    Combining image intensification (I2) with thermal imaging literally intensifies the capabilities of night vision.

  • Stop vehicles without firing a shot [ES2016D3]

    Having developed the Fox family of tactical light vehicles and protective technology such as the BLASTech seat, the UK’s Jankel company is launching an innovative product at Eurosatory with the ability to provide a non-contact, non-lethal means of stopping vehicles, writes David Donald.

  • Deadly strike [ES2016D3]

    On the battlefield it would approach almost unseen to deliver a deadly strike. Estonian defence solutions provider Milrem (Hall 5, Stand J521) and ST Kinetics of Singapore are demonstrating for the first time at Eurosatory their weaponised unmanned ground vehicle system, the THeMIS:Adder.

  • Sensor growth [ES2016D3]

    Finnish company Senop (Hall 6, Stand D301), which develops and supplies optical and optoelectronic products, has acquired Rikola, another Finnish company whose products consist of customer-specific sensor modules and hyper-spectral cameras.

  • Block the signals [ES2016D3]

    Suppressing enemy radio signals on the battlefield not only adds a significant advantage, but is also a valuable protection measure for own troops. Bulgarian company Samel-90 (Hall 6, Stand H287) is showcasing its SVJ-2600 mobile jammer this week, claimed to be the world’s biggest. Displayed on a pickup truck, the SVJ-2600 operates on the 20-6,000MHz frequency band, with 44 frequency sub-bands operated by means of a remote control unit installed inside the vehicle.

  • Commanding high protection [ES2016D3]

    Renowned for its innovative defence technologies, Germany’s Drehtainer (Hall 6, Stand L695) is focusing on its command post solutions. These include the Air Force Mobile C²IS for the Bundeswehr (MobFüSys Lw), the C²IS for NBS C-RAM Mantis (also known as Rheinmetall’s Skyshield), and the Ground Support Container System for the Eurofighter/Typhoon project.

  • Out of sight [ES2016D3]

    Aeryon Labs Inc (Hall 5, Stand K880), a leader in small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), and Persistent Systems LLC, a specialist in mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology, have announced the integration of the latter’s Wave Relay technology into the airframe of the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS.

  • Clarity through the haze [ES2016D3]

    A problem suffered by many long-range surveillance systems is the reduction in image clarity encountered in dusty, hazy or smoky conditions, or during the twilight hours. Israeli surveillance house Controp (Hall 6, Stand C517) is launching a new system at Eurosatory that, according to the company, provides sharp and clear images in all weather and environmental conditions.

  • Minimise collateral damage [ES2016D3]

    Collateral damage is always a cause for concern. PolyCase Ammunition (Hall 5, Stand D607) has a range of advanced small arms ammunition products designed to reduce this risk.

  • Container rooms [ES2016D3]

    First-time participant in Eurosatory, NARR Modular Systems GmbH Defense & Security (External Stand C250) from southern Germany is showing its proven CRM-Eurolight container room module.

  • First electric helicopter landing gear [ES2016D3]

    With the ever-growing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, industries worldwide are looking for alternatives. US-based Ametek Airtechnology Group (Hall 6, Stand F498) has been considering alternatives to the tried and tested hydraulics in aircraft.

  • Ceramic armour gets complex [ES2016D3]

    German survivability system expert IBD Deisenroth Engineering (Hall 6, Stand K567) is displaying an example of its latest composite ceramic-faced armour protection. The component demonstrates the company’s ability to produce ceramic armour offering high protection levels for complex shapes, a requirement that had hitherto required heavy steel to satisfy.

  • Short-wave infrared in a small package [ES2016D3]

    Technology improvements lead to greater long-range surveillance applications and image quality. Israel-based Semi Conductor Devices (SCD) (Hall 6, Stand E661) has just unveiled two advanced shortwave infrared (SWIR) solutions.

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