• Intelligence in miniature

    With the strapline ‘Own the element of surprise’, Canadian firm Aeryon (Hall 1, Stand B150) believes its SkyRanger mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is the answer to covert surveillance. The almost noiseless, tiny UAV (1,020mm diameter deployed) has an endurance of 50 minutes, flying

  • Successful M-ATV range expanded

    Oshkosh has launched new versions of its M-ATV (mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle) here at SOFEX to expand the successful vehicle family. The M-ATV range has been expanded to six versions based on two models. Designed primarily for offensive and defensive operations in the

  • Aiming for more

    Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control division (Hall 1, Stand C101) is no stranger to the Middle East, and Jordan in particular. The Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) operate several important products from the company, such as the Javelin anti-armour weapon (a joint venture with Raytheon),

  • Calibres for small spaces

    Among the wide variety of ammunition calibres produced by Brazilian manufacturer CBC (Hall 1, Stand B101) is the limited range 12.7x99mm (.50). Available in ball and tracer, these rounds are designed for use in space constrained training firing ranges and sensitive populated environments.

  • Mask Kombination

    Avon Protection (Hall 6, Stand A619) and German helmet manufacturer Schuberth have introduced the HMK150 Helmet Mask Kombination system specifically designed for CBRN respiratory protection and riot control. Based on Avon’s advanced 50 Series mask platform, the system features unique visor

  • Kiowa Warrior helicopter sale to Tunisia approved

    Tunisia is set to procure surplus Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout and light attack helicopters after the US government approved a sale valued at USD100.8 million. The sale, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 3 May, covers the helicopters, weapon systems,
  • AAAA 2016: India to get Longbow radars for Apaches

    India has awarded a contract to Longbow LLC, a Lockheed Martin-Northrop Grumman joint venture, for fire control radar (FCR) systems for its Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, Lockheed Martin announced in a 30 April press statement released at the Army Aviation Association of America's (AAAA's)
  • New BMP-1 upgrade developed in Ukraine

    Ukrainian industry has developed to the prototype stage a major upgrade package for the Russian BMP-1 tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). The first prototype vehicle, designated the BMP-1 UM IFV, is being tested in Ukraine. The extensive modifications include the replacement of the original
  • South Africa trials BattleTek command training system

    The South African Army (SAA) has incorporated Saab Grintek's BattleTek IV command training system into its training and experimentation regime, including a proof-of-concept trial as part of the process of establishing a number of BattleLabs. It has also been used to support multinational command
  • SAGEM Paseo enters production

    SAGEM is producing its Paseo modular advanced stabilised sighting (MASS) system for an undisclosed export customer. The Paseo MASS has already been shown installed on the Nexter Systems T40M two-man turret armed with a 40 mm CTAI Case Telescoped Weapon System installed on a Nexter Systems VBCI 8x8
  • Lockheed Martin explores EMATT upgrades

    Key Points The EMATT is designed to simulate the movements and sounds of diesel submarines Lockheed Martin exploring other naval uses for EMATT The US Navy (USN) has awarded Lockheed Martin a five-year contract worth USD50 million to deliver up to 3,500 Mk 39 Expendable Mobile Anti-submarine
  • CONTROP confirms iSea EO/IR payloads for Colombia

    Israeli electro-optics house CONTROP Precision Technologies has revealed the supply of iSea maritime electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera payloads for integration on locally-manufactured remote weapon stations being introduced to service with the Colombian Navy. According to a statement released
  • Turkish tank survives Kornet missile strike

    A Turkish M60T - a version of the US-made tank upgraded by Israeli Military Industries (IMI) - has apparently survived being hit by the latest Russian man-portable anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) system. The attack was seen in a video released by the Islamic State militant group on 19 April and