• Aiming straight [AAD18D1]

    Trijicon (Hangar 4, Stand CE10), a global provider of aiming solutions for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, has announced the selection of the Trijicon RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) Type 2 by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane division for the USSOCOM Miniature Aiming System – Day Optics Program. The contract is for a five-year period.

  • Night into day [AAD18D1]

    Multinational night-vision expert Photonis (Hangar 4, Stand CE10) shows its innovative strength, as applications in defence, security and surveillance have increasingly become digital. With the day-and-night Nocturn camera (pictured), Photonis has made a major contribution to this digitisation process.

  • Smallest probe [AAD18D1]

    Aeroprobe (Hangar 3, Stand E9) has introduced what may be the world’s smallest multihole probe.

  • A firm hold on quality [AAD18D1]

    Murray Corporation (Hangar 3, Stand CE27) designs and manufactures clamps and fasteners for almost all industrial and commercial hose applications.

  • Simulating the environment [AAD18D1]

    A leading company in the provision of environmental test systems and equipment in southern Africa, XTemp (Hangar 4, Stand E18) is showcasing its new Excal2 environmental test chamber.

  • A military necessity [AAD18D1]

    South Africa company Desert Wolf Consulting (Hangar 1, Stand E6) has just been awarded the distribution rights for Africa of the innovative DECON7 system.

  • Voice and data connectivity [AAD18D1]

    Harris Corporation (Hangar 3, Stand CE23) is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries. The company is organised into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems.

  • One holster [AAD18D1]

    For law enforcement agencies and the military, it would make operational and budgetary sense to acquire a proven and innovative pistol holster that accommodates an array of different pistol types.

  • Smart hard hitter [AAD18D1]

    Renowned for its high-end, long-range precision rifles, South African company Truvelo Manufacturers (Hangar 1, Stand E6 and Hangar 3, Stand W2b) has launched the innovative 20x42mm AMRIS (short for anti-materiel rifle, integrally suppressed).

  • AFA 2018: Mercury Systems offers a new processing blade for on-platform processing

    Mercury Systems has introduced a new processing blade for advanced on-platform processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Each EnsembleSeries LDS3517 blade combines an Intel Xeon D server-class processor, a Xilinx UltraScale field-programmable gate array (FPGA),

  • AFA 2018: Sikorsky enters final stages of Combat Rescue Helicopter development

    Sikorsky is entering the final stages of HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) development and expects the first two engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) aircraft to soon start flight testing. Tim Healy, company director of air force programmes, told Jane’s on 19 September at the

  • AFA 2018: Top US Air Force acquisition official hopes for new ejection seat in FY 2020 budget

    Key Points A top USAF acquisition official hopes to have money in the FY 2020 budget for the Next-Generation Ejection Seat programme It will formally get the programme moving towards procurement A top US Air Force (USAF) acquisition official hopes the service will allocate money in the fiscal

  • IDF says Syrian military entirely responsible for downing Russian Il-20

    In response to Moscow’s allegation that Israeli jets used the Il-20 that was shot down on 17 September as cover for an airstrike, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has blamed indiscriminate fire by Syrian air defence units for the loss of the Russian electronic intelligence aircraft. In a rare

  • Indian MoD approves procurements worth USD1.25 billion

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the procurement of military equipment worth INR91 billion (USD1.25 billion), including two regiments of the Akash self-propelled, surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which is headed by Defence Minister

  • Islamic State claims IED attack on vehicle in Syria's Aleppo

    Near Manbij's Sab'a Bahrat Square, Aleppo governorate, the Islamic State, via a statement on social media, claimed responsibility for an improvised explosive device (IED) attack targeting the vehicle of a Manbij Military Council intelligence unit, alleging that it had used an adhesive improvised

  • Qatari industrial capabilities grow as procurements increase

    As the deal between Qatar and the United Kingdom for Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft has come into force, the development of Qatar’s defence industrial capabilities is continuing apace. Following on from the raft of defence collaboration agreements signed at the DIMDEX trade show in Doha in

  • Rare earths escape US tariffs on China

    The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released its finalised list of Chinese imports that are to be subject to tariffs from 24 September, however rare earths have escaped the imposition of duties. The list released by the USTR contains 5,745 full or partial lines of proposed goods of the

  • RNLAF ends Mideast mission to prepare for F-35

    The Dutch government will not extend the participation of Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16s in coalition air operations against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria beyond 31 December in order to begin conversion to the F-35 in 2019, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its

  • Taliban militants kills 10 police officers in Afghanistan's Farah

    TEN police officers were killed when Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints in Pusht Rod district in Afghanistan's Farah province on 16 September, Al Jazeera reported. Reports did not include details of Taliban casualties. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • L3 replaces president of communications business

    US defence electronics specialist L3 Technologies has appointed a new president of its newly rebranded communications systems business, the company announced on 17 September. Effective immediately, Sean J Stackley has been named senior vice president and president of what is now Communications and