• 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

  • GAO warns of capability gaps after USAF A-10 retirement

    Key Points GAO has raised concerns about lost mission capability if the A-10 is retired CSAR-Sandy and FAC(A) are two mission sets that could be weakened if the USAF divests the aircraft Congressional auditors have raised concerns about potential for lost mission capability in a 24 August report
  • US Army to assess C-UAS capability for AN/TPQ-53

    The US Army has issued a Sources Sought notice to assess the potential to add a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability to the service's AN/TPQ-53 radar. The radar is employed in a counter-fire role, where it is used to automatically detect, track, classify, and locate the point of
  • Lithuania signs first contract for Boxer IFV

    Lithuania has placed a EUR390 million (USD440.7 million) contract with Europe's Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) for the supply of 88 Boxer (8x8) Multi-Role Armoured Vehicles (MRAVs), of which most will be in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) configuration and a small number in
  • LMT to unveil retractable weapon station

    Land Mobility Technologies (LMT), a subsidiary of Denel Land Systems, has developed a system that retracts a weapon station so it sits partially inside the vehicle, with the rest of it concealed under an armoured clamshell cover on the vehicle's roof. The Meerkat uses an all-electric mechanism to
  • URC Systems readies RCIED jammers for Bangladesh Army

    Czech electronic warfare system producer URC Systems has teamed with local firm Radiant Corporation to supply the Bangladesh Army with its STAR Light 3E jammers. The jammers - designed to counter threats such as radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs) - will be installed onto the
  • Mexican Navy begins operations with new UAV

    The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) has deployed Arcturus T-20 JUMP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to the coast of Sonora for maritime surveillance operations, SEMAR announced on 29 July. The surveillance system and its aircraft were officially handed over at the headquarters of the Naval
  • Colombian government, FARC announce final peace agreement

    The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached a final agreement towards ending a bloody war ongoing since the 1960s, the parties announced on 24 August. "We have reached a final accord, complete and definitive, to end an armed conflict with the
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