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  • New SEAHAWK LW variants unveiled

    MSI-Defence Systems has unveiled two new lightweight (LW) variants of its SEAHAWK family of small-calibre naval gun systems. The SEAHAWK LW mounting has been specifically designed by MSI-Defence to provide smaller patrol craft and security vessels with a stabilised remote control weapon system

  • China’s CH-5 UAV conducts live-fire trial with new precision weapon

    Key Points The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation integrated a new 80 kg precision guided missile on its Cai Hong 5 armed reconnaissance UAV The latest test in northwestern China also enabled engineers to refine the CH-5's sensor systems as well as its payload release mechanisms

  • First US Army upgraded Stryker DVH rolls through production

    Production has begun for the US Army’s fourth Stryker Double V-Hull brigade, which will be the first to incorporate new updates to the wheeled combat vehicles. First production A1-configured Stryker is slated to roll off the assembly line in September, Gordon Stein, General Dynamics Land

  • NAVSEA awards Columbia-class SSBN development contract

    The US Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) Command has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation a sole-source USD5.071 billion contract for the Integrated Product and Process Development design completion for the US Navy’s (USN’s) Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). The

  • Orbital ATK rolls out XM813 automatic cannon for US Army Strykers

    Orbital ATK Armament Systems is ramping up production of their latest 30 mm calibre XM813 Bushmaster dual feed automatic cannon. The weapon will first be installed in the Kongsberg Medium Calibre Remote Controlled Turret (MC-RCT) installed on the latest General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) 8x8

  • Rheinmetall Defence unveils Gladius 2.0 soldier ensemble

    Rheinmetall Defence has developed a new version of its Gladius soldier system, known as Gladius 2.0, and launched it at DSEI 2017 in London. Gladius 2.0 is modular and has an open architecture, allowing sensors, communications, and other devices to be easily integrated according to a

  • Team Polaris forms for US Army’s SMET

    Polaris Government and Defense has joined with robotics and autonomous technology specialists to develop an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that is being put forward for the US Army’s Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) programme, Jane’s has learnt. Through ‘Team

  • Valhalla Turrets reveals new 57 mm remote gun system development

    Valhalla Turrets of Slovenia have revealed that they have commenced a private-venture project to develop the Hildgard 57 Medium Remote Gun System (MRGS), with a technology demonstrator expected to be completed by the second half of 2018. The Hildgard MRGS effort leverages from their developed

  • AFA 2017: US’ Goldfein sees information sharing as key to future urban warfare

    The US Air Force’s (USAF's) top officer believes the future of warfare is in urban settings and the key to succeeding in urban warfare will be information sharing. USAF Chief of Staff General David Goldfein said on 19 September that the service predicts by 2050, close to 80% of the planet

  • Bodytrak set for SF trials

    An undisclosed US Special Forces unit is looking to purchase prototypes of the Bodytrak soldier monitoring system, with a range of other military users expressing interest in trialling the device in recent months, Jane’s has learned. Bodytrak is a small, in-ear system designed to measure

  • ST Kinetics readies Bronco 3 for production

    Key Points ST Kinetics showcased its latest Bronco 3 all terrain tracked carrier in the UK The company is ready to start production of the Bronco 3 once a customer has been found Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics has completed development of its latest Bronco 3 all-terrain tracked carrier

  • Digital Barriers showcases SmartVis Tripwire face recognition system

    Digital Barriers provided the first public display of its SmartVis Tripwire non-consensual face recognition system at DSEI 2017 in London. In use with European military customers as well as security agencies in the United States and Asia, SmartVis Tripwire provides a very narrowband live video

  • DSEI 2017: SRS details Fusion hybrid UUV

    Strategic Robotic Systems (SRS) presented its Fusion hybrid unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) system at DSEI 2017. In the military sphere the Fusion system has applications in mine countermeasures, port and harbour security, and ship inspection tasks, and is being marketed as a simple,

  • Australian Hawkeis to receive Vortex Opensplice data platform

    PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice data-sharing platform has been selected for use in the Australian Defence Force’s Hawkei vehicles. Vortex Opensplice is the company’s implementation of the Object Management Group’s Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS), a real-time data

  • Leidos to mature new air platform warning, survivability technologies

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has contracted Leidos for a five-year research and development programme intended to mature technologies for airborne threat warning and survivability. Valued at USD23.5 million, the Threat Warning and Integrated Survivability Technology (TWIST) contract

  • Systematic rolls out new Frontline BMS

    Danish software house Systematic launched the latest version of its SitaWare Frontline battle management system (BMS) at DSEI 2017 in London. Frontline is the vehicle-mounted element of Systematic’s SitaWare command and control (C2) software suite, which is in use in a number of countries and

  • CTS enhances Resolve COMINT system

    Chemring Technology Solutions (CTS) launched a major capability upgrade of its Resolve lightweight integrated communications intelligence (COMINT) and direction finding (DF) system at DSEI 2017. The legacy system, which is in use with 13 countries, could be used in the manpack, vehicle, and

  • DSEI 2017: Domo Tactical Communications showcases latest mesh networking capabilities

    Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) unveiled recent developments in its self-forming, self-healing wireless mesh networking (meshnet) technology at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London in September 2017. This included a robust mobile (RM) variant of the

  • Getac partners with Trivalent to improve data protection

    Getac has partnered with Trivalent, a US provider of data protection tools and services, to enhance the security of its tablet devices. Getac displayed its new MX50 tablet at DSEI 2017 in London, with the company highlighting the growing importance of data protection for military end users. The

  • Jankel details latest Fox RRV-x

    Jankel displayed its latest Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle-x (RRV-x) at DSEI 2017. The RRV-x is a modified Toyota Hilux-based platform, and is entering production for a contract with the Belgian Ministry of Defence, which is the first customer for this latest variant of Jankel’s expanding Fox

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