• 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

  • Tether Eye targets persistent ISR role

    AeroVironment has developed a new tethered quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is designed to provide 24 hour continuous intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations from fixed sites including forward operating bases (FOBs) and critical infrastructure. The Tether Eye
  • New Elta aerostat payload unveiled

    Israeli aerostat manufacturer RT has announced it has integrated a new payload that combines both electro-optical (EO) and radar sensors with its latest model, the Skystar 330. Called the ELI-3332, the new payload is made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta and can only be carried
  • Ukraine markets MBT powerpack

    The State Enterprise Malyshev Plant in Ukraine is marketing its latest 1,500 hp diesel powerpack as a potential upgrade for existing main battle tanks (MBTs) or installation in newly built MBTs. The Malyshev Plant has manufactured more than 20,000 MBT engines and its latest development is a compact
  • US Army approves Carl Gustaf M3 MAAWS for general use

    Key Points FMR is expected in late 2016 PM CSW is also conducting a FCT on the lighter weight Carl Gustaf M3E1 for SOCOM and the US Army US Army light infantry units are to be equipped with the Saab 84 mm Carl Gustaf M3 Multirole Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS) as a standard issue
  • KADDB readies sighting system upgrade for Al Hussein MBT

    Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has built and tested an upgraded thermal imaging system for the Al Hussein main battle tank (MBT) in service with the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). The Al Hussein is the locally named version of the British Army Challenger 1 MBT. More
  • Sweden orders new Tp 47 torpedo from Saab

    Sweden has ordered the development and production of a new lightweight torpedo from Saab, it was announced on 20 May. According to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the contract is worth SEK1.53 billion (USD184 million). To be called the Torpedo 47 (Tp 47), the new torpedo will
  • DARPA's SHARK completes at-sea testing

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is wrapping up an effort to develop a loitering autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to detect and track submarines in the deepest regions of the ocean. The 23 ft (7 m) long UUV is designed to dwell at depths of up to 6,000 m until
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