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  • British by birth [DSEI17D2]

    Pride of place on Rheinmetall Defence’s Stand S7-110 is the Boxer (8x8) Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV), which is one of the contenders for the UK Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) requirement.

  • Firebreathing dragon [DSEI17D2]

    The UK Dragonfire team (Stand ND4 in the Naval Display area) has unveiled its laser weapon system demonstrator. It is being developed under a £30 million Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) contract that was awarded at the start of the year. Known as the Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) capability demonstrator programme, the UK Dragonfire effort brings together a team of Leonardo, QinetiQ, MBDA, Arke, BAE Systems, Marshall and GKN, with MBDA acting as overall programme co-ordinator.

  • SAM system on display [DSEI17D2]

    Making its first appearance at DSEI in the outside vehicle park is the new MBDA Land Ceptor surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, which is the replacement for the currently deployed Rapier Field Standard C (FSC) used by the Royal Artillery, which has an out-of-service date of 2020.

  • Beyond the horizon [DSEI17D2]

    A radical design for an autonomous naval vessel with a range of 3,500 nautical miles has been unveiled by Rolls- Royce at DSEI 2017. Designed to perform a range of single-role missions - for example, patrol and surveillance, mine detection or fleet protection - the 60m long, 700-tonne displacement vessel is intended to be capable of operating beyond the horizon for more than 100 days at a time.

  • Diesel family grows [DSEI17D2]

    Steyr Motors of Austria (Stand S9-163) is showing for the first time the latest additions to its expanding range of high-performance diesel engines, which are stated to be a unique combination of reliable monobloc design and efficient common rail technology.

  • UK frigate is on the starting line [DSEI17D2]

    Shipyards and design houses at DSEI 2017 are positioning themselves to compete for the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 31e frigate programme. An industry engagement briefing in London last Thursday - a day after the announcement of the new National Shipbuilding Strategy - revealed plans for the fast-track acquisition of a globally deployable vessel geared towards maritime security and defence engagement operations.

  • Aircraft survivability [DSEI17D2]

    Final testing is planned to complete next month for a new defensive aids system to equip Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) NH90 helicopters. Terma (Stand S5-375) was contracted in 2014 to integrate its Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) pod onto RNLAF NH90 helicopters to address platform self-protection requirements identified by the company in a 2012 study.

  • Health check for ships [DSEI17D2]

    Rolls-Royce (Stand S6-210) is premiering the new Equipment Health Monitoring (EHM) function available with the MTU Callosum Ship Automation System. According to the company, the latest EHM extension provides a real-time picture of the status of the vessel and its propulsion system.

  • Innovative modular UAS concept [DSEI17D2]

    UK unmanned autonomous systems house Blue Bear Systems Research (Stand N2-277) is showcasing an innovative modular unmanned aerial system (UAS). According to Dr Yoge Patel, Blue Bear’s CEO, there is increasing interest in the use of unmanned and autonomous systems to deliver ‘fractionalised’ capability.

  • Voice comms upgrade [DSEI17D2]

    A communications upgrade to the Royal Australian Air Force’s Tactical Air Defence Radar System (TADRS) that provides the system with voice communication services for two separate security domains from a consolidated controller position has entered service.

  • Keen vision [DSEI17D2]

    Driving in unfamiliar terrain when visibility is degraded could be dangerous. UK-based RFEL (Stand S4-150) is exhibiting and demonstrating its innovative Trailblazer HD-SDI and generic vehicle architecture compliant military driver vision aid at DSEI this week.

  • Prominent portfolio [DSEI17D2]

    The Jordanian King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) (Stand N9-310) is once again attending DSEI and has brought some of its latest developments to show potential customers.

  • Quick-fit reconnaissance [DSEI17D2]

    Chess Dynamics (Stand S8-140) has launched a reconnaissance and surveillance system that can be fitted easily and quickly to tactical vehicles.

  • New life for the Tiger [DSEI17D2]

    Elbit Systems of Israel (Stand S2-320) has been awarded a $93 million contract to upgrade the Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II fleet of an unnamed air force in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Teamwork for trainer [DSEI17D2]

    Leonardo (Stand S5-110, static SG14) has joined the Inzpire/ Discovery Air Defence team to pitch an aggressor trainer for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) programme.

  • Transatlantic trade [DSEI17D2]

    Oshkosh Defense (Stand N4-165) is showing a four-door Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) sporting a British Army paint scheme and equipped with a Harris VRC 110 radio system, a Kongsberg Protector Lite remote weapon station (RWS) with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun, and AmSafe Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) nets.

  • Intelligent command and control [DSEI17D2]

    Systematic (Stand S5-160) is taking advantage of the presence of the Irish Naval Service offshore patrol vessel LE Samuel Beckett at DSEI to show the capabilities of its SitaWare Maritime solution.

  • Sharp-eyed Hawk [DSEI17D2]

    Northrop Grumman (Stand S5-310) is preparing to deliver the first RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV-based Alliance Ground Surveillance system to NATO by the end of 2017, which will be followed in quick succession by the other four examples.

  • Smart display for the paperless bridge [DSEI17D2]

    Kelvin Hughes has launched its latest Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), which has been designed for installation in commercial ships and naval/coastguard vessels.

  • Sea Eagle spotted [DSEI17D2]

    A full production standard Sea Eagle FCRO (Fire Control Radar Optical) naval radar/electrooptical fire control system is being exhibited by Chess Dynamics here at DSEI on Stand S8-140.