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Lockheed Martin signs umbrella offset agreement with Israel

by Charles Forrester

Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announced on 16 August that it had signed a new agreement with US firm Lockheed Martin to continue the company’s engagement with Israeli industry.

The agreement involves fixing Lockheed Martin’s commitment to re-investing 35% of contract value into Israeli industry through offset and counter-trade activity. The agreement will increase Lockheed Martin’s current and future participation in the Israeli aerospace and defence sector, particularly following recent contracts covering the Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa, C-130J, and Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion and UH-60 Blackhawk.

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)

In a release from the two organisations, Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry, said “Industrial co-operation agreements are a substantial growth engine in ordinary times and quite so during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new umbrella agreement that was signed today with Lockheed Martin is a meaningful show of trust in the capabilities of the Israeli industry. It is also proof of the value this global company sees in Israel’s innovative technology.”

Ziva Eger, Chief Executive of the ICA, added that, “We believe this activity will produce great value and contribute considerably both to Lockheed Martin and to the Israeli economy. It will also assist greatly to the small to medium defence industries during this challenging economic climate.”

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Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announ...

Lockheed Martin signs umbrella offset agreement with Israel

by Charles Forrester

Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announced on 16 August that it had signed a new agreement with US firm Lockheed Martin to continue the company’s engagement with Israeli industry.

The agreement involves fixing Lockheed Martin’s commitment to re-investing 35% of contract value into Israeli industry through offset and counter-trade activity. The agreement will increase Lockheed Martin’s current and future participation in the Israeli aerospace and defence sector, particularly following recent contracts covering the Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa, C-130J, and Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion and UH-60 Blackhawk.

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)


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DESIE 2021: Elbit details ARCAS future soldier system

by Amael Kotlarski & Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Elbit ARCAS system mounted to an M4 carbine (Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems UK unveiled its Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS) at the DSEI exhibition, which was held in London from 14-17 September.

ARCAS is designed to provide dismounted soldiers with relevant information from a force's battle management system, an Elbit spokesperson told Janes . It builds on experience gained through similar systems that have been used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the spiral development of the Elbit Dominator soldier system presented in 2007, the spokesperson added.

The system is mounted under the rifle's barrel using standard accessory rails. It acts as a handgrip and includes the various buttons of the man-machine interface and an electro-optical sensor. Elbit currently offers either an uncooled 640 × 480 17 µ far infrared (FIR) or 640 × 480 12 µ long-wave infrared (LWIR) thermal imager. This provide a 27° field of view and is capable of detecting a human target at 580 m, recognising one at 250 m, and identifying a human target at 120 m, according to Elbit.


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Indian Air Force hastens its plans to buy ex-French Mirage 2000s

by Rahul Bedi

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fast-tracking its EUR27 million (USD31.78 million) plan to purchase 24 second-hand Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters from France in a bid to boost its declining combat squadrons.

Thirteen of the 24 aircraft are in “completed condition”, needing only “servicing and basic maintenance” before becoming fully operational for squadron service, official sources told Janes on 17 September. They added that the 11 remaining Mirage 2000s, which are in a “semi-finished condition”, would be cannibalised for their subassemblies and spare parts to sustain the IAF's two upgraded Mirage 2000H squadrons, which comprise 49 aircraft that entered service from mid-1985 onwards.

The IAF refers to this endeavour as ‘reduce to produce'; in 2018 it obtained SEPECAT Jaguar airframes, assorted spares and subassemblies from France, Oman and the United Kingdom to support its ageing fleet of over 100 of these Anglo-French ground attack aircraft to improve their operational serviceability.

The IAF spokesman in New Delhi declined to comment on the intended Mirage 2000 buy, but industry officials indicated that the deal could be signed “soon”.


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DSEI 2021: 4GD selected to provide CQB training facilities for British Army

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

4GD has been selected by Landmarc Support Services to provide its SmartFacility training systems to the British Army. (4GD)

The UK's 4GD, a company specialising in close-combat immersive training, has been selected by the country's national training estate prime contractor Landmarc Support Services to install a series of its Level 2 SmartFacilities at British Army bases under the Urban Fighting Skills House framework, according to a 16 September company press release.

“The facilities will consist of our SimWall system and 4GAV special effects and video monitoring system,” James Crowley, 4GD's business development manager, told Janes on 16 September. The first facility, which enables infantry sections to practise room clearances and other close-quarter battle (CQB) drills, is to be installed at Catterick Garrison from 2022.

The training facilities are being installed as part of the British Army's Collective Training Transformation Programme, which is designed to address the need for training that is adapted to the evolving nature of warfare.


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Lockheed Martin signs umbrella offset agreement with Israel

by Charles Forrester

Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announced on 16 August that it had signed a new agreement with US firm Lockheed Martin to continue the company’s engagement with Israeli industry.

The agreement involves fixing Lockheed Martin’s commitment to re-investing 35% of contract value into Israeli industry through offset and counter-trade activity. The agreement will increase Lockheed Martin’s current and future participation in the Israeli aerospace and defence sector, particularly following recent contracts covering the Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa, C-130J, and Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion and UH-60 Blackhawk.

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)


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DESIE 2021: Elbit details ARCAS future soldier system

by Amael Kotlarski & Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Elbit ARCAS system mounted to an M4 carbine (Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems UK unveiled its Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS) at the DSEI exhibition, which was held in London from 14-17 September.

ARCAS is designed to provide dismounted soldiers with relevant information from a force's battle management system, an Elbit spokesperson told Janes . It builds on experience gained through similar systems that have been used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the spiral development of the Elbit Dominator soldier system presented in 2007, the spokesperson added.

The system is mounted under the rifle's barrel using standard accessory rails. It acts as a handgrip and includes the various buttons of the man-machine interface and an electro-optical sensor. Elbit currently offers either an uncooled 640 × 480 17 µ far infrared (FIR) or 640 × 480 12 µ long-wave infrared (LWIR) thermal imager. This provide a 27° field of view and is capable of detecting a human target at 580 m, recognising one at 250 m, and identifying a human target at 120 m, according to Elbit.


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Indian Air Force hastens its plans to buy ex-French Mirage 2000s

by Rahul Bedi

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fast-tracking its EUR27 million (USD31.78 million) plan to purchase 24 second-hand Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters from France in a bid to boost its declining combat squadrons.

Thirteen of the 24 aircraft are in “completed condition”, needing only “servicing and basic maintenance” before becoming fully operational for squadron service, official sources told Janes on 17 September. They added that the 11 remaining Mirage 2000s, which are in a “semi-finished condition”, would be cannibalised for their subassemblies and spare parts to sustain the IAF's two upgraded Mirage 2000H squadrons, which comprise 49 aircraft that entered service from mid-1985 onwards.

The IAF refers to this endeavour as ‘reduce to produce'; in 2018 it obtained SEPECAT Jaguar airframes, assorted spares and subassemblies from France, Oman and the United Kingdom to support its ageing fleet of over 100 of these Anglo-French ground attack aircraft to improve their operational serviceability.

The IAF spokesman in New Delhi declined to comment on the intended Mirage 2000 buy, but industry officials indicated that the deal could be signed “soon”.


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DSEI 2021: 4GD selected to provide CQB training facilities for British Army

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

4GD has been selected by Landmarc Support Services to provide its SmartFacility training systems to the British Army. (4GD)

The UK's 4GD, a company specialising in close-combat immersive training, has been selected by the country's national training estate prime contractor Landmarc Support Services to install a series of its Level 2 SmartFacilities at British Army bases under the Urban Fighting Skills House framework, according to a 16 September company press release.

“The facilities will consist of our SimWall system and 4GAV special effects and video monitoring system,” James Crowley, 4GD's business development manager, told Janes on 16 September. The first facility, which enables infantry sections to practise room clearances and other close-quarter battle (CQB) drills, is to be installed at Catterick Garrison from 2022.

The training facilities are being installed as part of the British Army's Collective Training Transformation Programme, which is designed to address the need for training that is adapted to the evolving nature of warfare.


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Lockheed Martin signs umbrella offset agreement with Israel

by Charles Forrester

Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announced on 16 August that it had signed a new agreement with US firm Lockheed Martin to continue the company’s engagement with Israeli industry.

The agreement involves fixing Lockheed Martin’s commitment to re-investing 35% of contract value into Israeli industry through offset and counter-trade activity. The agreement will increase Lockheed Martin’s current and future participation in the Israeli aerospace and defence sector, particularly following recent contracts covering the Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa, C-130J, and Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion and UH-60 Blackhawk.

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)


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DESIE 2021: Elbit details ARCAS future soldier system

by Amael Kotlarski & Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Elbit ARCAS system mounted to an M4 carbine (Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems UK unveiled its Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS) at the DSEI exhibition, which was held in London from 14-17 September.

ARCAS is designed to provide dismounted soldiers with relevant information from a force's battle management system, an Elbit spokesperson told Janes . It builds on experience gained through similar systems that have been used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the spiral development of the Elbit Dominator soldier system presented in 2007, the spokesperson added.

The system is mounted under the rifle's barrel using standard accessory rails. It acts as a handgrip and includes the various buttons of the man-machine interface and an electro-optical sensor. Elbit currently offers either an uncooled 640 × 480 17 µ far infrared (FIR) or 640 × 480 12 µ long-wave infrared (LWIR) thermal imager. This provide a 27° field of view and is capable of detecting a human target at 580 m, recognising one at 250 m, and identifying a human target at 120 m, according to Elbit.


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Indian Air Force hastens its plans to buy ex-French Mirage 2000s

by Rahul Bedi

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fast-tracking its EUR27 million (USD31.78 million) plan to purchase 24 second-hand Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters from France in a bid to boost its declining combat squadrons.

Thirteen of the 24 aircraft are in “completed condition”, needing only “servicing and basic maintenance” before becoming fully operational for squadron service, official sources told Janes on 17 September. They added that the 11 remaining Mirage 2000s, which are in a “semi-finished condition”, would be cannibalised for their subassemblies and spare parts to sustain the IAF's two upgraded Mirage 2000H squadrons, which comprise 49 aircraft that entered service from mid-1985 onwards.

The IAF refers to this endeavour as ‘reduce to produce'; in 2018 it obtained SEPECAT Jaguar airframes, assorted spares and subassemblies from France, Oman and the United Kingdom to support its ageing fleet of over 100 of these Anglo-French ground attack aircraft to improve their operational serviceability.

The IAF spokesman in New Delhi declined to comment on the intended Mirage 2000 buy, but industry officials indicated that the deal could be signed “soon”.


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DSEI 2021: 4GD selected to provide CQB training facilities for British Army

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

4GD has been selected by Landmarc Support Services to provide its SmartFacility training systems to the British Army. (4GD)

The UK's 4GD, a company specialising in close-combat immersive training, has been selected by the country's national training estate prime contractor Landmarc Support Services to install a series of its Level 2 SmartFacilities at British Army bases under the Urban Fighting Skills House framework, according to a 16 September company press release.

“The facilities will consist of our SimWall system and 4GAV special effects and video monitoring system,” James Crowley, 4GD's business development manager, told Janes on 16 September. The first facility, which enables infantry sections to practise room clearances and other close-quarter battle (CQB) drills, is to be installed at Catterick Garrison from 2022.

The training facilities are being installed as part of the British Army's Collective Training Transformation Programme, which is designed to address the need for training that is adapted to the evolving nature of warfare.


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Lockheed Martin signs umbrella offset agreement with Israel

by Charles Forrester

Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announced on 16 August that it had signed a new agreement with US firm Lockheed Martin to continue the company’s engagement with Israeli industry.

The agreement involves fixing Lockheed Martin’s commitment to re-investing 35% of contract value into Israeli industry through offset and counter-trade activity. The agreement will increase Lockheed Martin’s current and future participation in the Israeli aerospace and defence sector, particularly following recent contracts covering the Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa, C-130J, and Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion and UH-60 Blackhawk.

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)


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DESIE 2021: Elbit details ARCAS future soldier system

by Amael Kotlarski & Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Elbit ARCAS system mounted to an M4 carbine (Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems UK unveiled its Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS) at the DSEI exhibition, which was held in London from 14-17 September.

ARCAS is designed to provide dismounted soldiers with relevant information from a force's battle management system, an Elbit spokesperson told Janes . It builds on experience gained through similar systems that have been used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the spiral development of the Elbit Dominator soldier system presented in 2007, the spokesperson added.

The system is mounted under the rifle's barrel using standard accessory rails. It acts as a handgrip and includes the various buttons of the man-machine interface and an electro-optical sensor. Elbit currently offers either an uncooled 640 × 480 17 µ far infrared (FIR) or 640 × 480 12 µ long-wave infrared (LWIR) thermal imager. This provide a 27° field of view and is capable of detecting a human target at 580 m, recognising one at 250 m, and identifying a human target at 120 m, according to Elbit.


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Indian Air Force hastens its plans to buy ex-French Mirage 2000s

by Rahul Bedi

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fast-tracking its EUR27 million (USD31.78 million) plan to purchase 24 second-hand Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters from France in a bid to boost its declining combat squadrons.

Thirteen of the 24 aircraft are in “completed condition”, needing only “servicing and basic maintenance” before becoming fully operational for squadron service, official sources told Janes on 17 September. They added that the 11 remaining Mirage 2000s, which are in a “semi-finished condition”, would be cannibalised for their subassemblies and spare parts to sustain the IAF's two upgraded Mirage 2000H squadrons, which comprise 49 aircraft that entered service from mid-1985 onwards.

The IAF refers to this endeavour as ‘reduce to produce'; in 2018 it obtained SEPECAT Jaguar airframes, assorted spares and subassemblies from France, Oman and the United Kingdom to support its ageing fleet of over 100 of these Anglo-French ground attack aircraft to improve their operational serviceability.

The IAF spokesman in New Delhi declined to comment on the intended Mirage 2000 buy, but industry officials indicated that the deal could be signed “soon”.


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DSEI 2021: 4GD selected to provide CQB training facilities for British Army

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

4GD has been selected by Landmarc Support Services to provide its SmartFacility training systems to the British Army. (4GD)

The UK's 4GD, a company specialising in close-combat immersive training, has been selected by the country's national training estate prime contractor Landmarc Support Services to install a series of its Level 2 SmartFacilities at British Army bases under the Urban Fighting Skills House framework, according to a 16 September company press release.

“The facilities will consist of our SimWall system and 4GAV special effects and video monitoring system,” James Crowley, 4GD's business development manager, told Janes on 16 September. The first facility, which enables infantry sections to practise room clearances and other close-quarter battle (CQB) drills, is to be installed at Catterick Garrison from 2022.

The training facilities are being installed as part of the British Army's Collective Training Transformation Programme, which is designed to address the need for training that is adapted to the evolving nature of warfare.


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Lockheed Martin signs umbrella offset agreement with Israel

by Charles Forrester

Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announced on 16 August that it had signed a new agreement with US firm Lockheed Martin to continue the company’s engagement with Israeli industry.

The agreement involves fixing Lockheed Martin’s commitment to re-investing 35% of contract value into Israeli industry through offset and counter-trade activity. The agreement will increase Lockheed Martin’s current and future participation in the Israeli aerospace and defence sector, particularly following recent contracts covering the Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa, C-130J, and Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion and UH-60 Blackhawk.

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)


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DESIE 2021: Elbit details ARCAS future soldier system

by Amael Kotlarski & Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Elbit ARCAS system mounted to an M4 carbine (Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems UK unveiled its Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS) at the DSEI exhibition, which was held in London from 14-17 September.

ARCAS is designed to provide dismounted soldiers with relevant information from a force's battle management system, an Elbit spokesperson told Janes . It builds on experience gained through similar systems that have been used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the spiral development of the Elbit Dominator soldier system presented in 2007, the spokesperson added.

The system is mounted under the rifle's barrel using standard accessory rails. It acts as a handgrip and includes the various buttons of the man-machine interface and an electro-optical sensor. Elbit currently offers either an uncooled 640 × 480 17 µ far infrared (FIR) or 640 × 480 12 µ long-wave infrared (LWIR) thermal imager. This provide a 27° field of view and is capable of detecting a human target at 580 m, recognising one at 250 m, and identifying a human target at 120 m, according to Elbit.


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Indian Air Force hastens its plans to buy ex-French Mirage 2000s

by Rahul Bedi

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fast-tracking its EUR27 million (USD31.78 million) plan to purchase 24 second-hand Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters from France in a bid to boost its declining combat squadrons.

Thirteen of the 24 aircraft are in “completed condition”, needing only “servicing and basic maintenance” before becoming fully operational for squadron service, official sources told Janes on 17 September. They added that the 11 remaining Mirage 2000s, which are in a “semi-finished condition”, would be cannibalised for their subassemblies and spare parts to sustain the IAF's two upgraded Mirage 2000H squadrons, which comprise 49 aircraft that entered service from mid-1985 onwards.

The IAF refers to this endeavour as ‘reduce to produce'; in 2018 it obtained SEPECAT Jaguar airframes, assorted spares and subassemblies from France, Oman and the United Kingdom to support its ageing fleet of over 100 of these Anglo-French ground attack aircraft to improve their operational serviceability.

The IAF spokesman in New Delhi declined to comment on the intended Mirage 2000 buy, but industry officials indicated that the deal could be signed “soon”.


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DSEI 2021: 4GD selected to provide CQB training facilities for British Army

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

4GD has been selected by Landmarc Support Services to provide its SmartFacility training systems to the British Army. (4GD)

The UK's 4GD, a company specialising in close-combat immersive training, has been selected by the country's national training estate prime contractor Landmarc Support Services to install a series of its Level 2 SmartFacilities at British Army bases under the Urban Fighting Skills House framework, according to a 16 September company press release.

“The facilities will consist of our SimWall system and 4GAV special effects and video monitoring system,” James Crowley, 4GD's business development manager, told Janes on 16 September. The first facility, which enables infantry sections to practise room clearances and other close-quarter battle (CQB) drills, is to be installed at Catterick Garrison from 2022.

The training facilities are being installed as part of the British Army's Collective Training Transformation Programme, which is designed to address the need for training that is adapted to the evolving nature of warfare.


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Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announ...

Lockheed Martin signs umbrella offset agreement with Israel

by Charles Forrester

Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announced on 16 August that it had signed a new agreement with US firm Lockheed Martin to continue the company’s engagement with Israeli industry.

The agreement involves fixing Lockheed Martin’s commitment to re-investing 35% of contract value into Israeli industry through offset and counter-trade activity. The agreement will increase Lockheed Martin’s current and future participation in the Israeli aerospace and defence sector, particularly following recent contracts covering the Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa, C-130J, and Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion and UH-60 Blackhawk.

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)


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DESIE 2021: Elbit details ARCAS future soldier system

by Amael Kotlarski & Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Elbit ARCAS system mounted to an M4 carbine (Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems UK unveiled its Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS) at the DSEI exhibition, which was held in London from 14-17 September.

ARCAS is designed to provide dismounted soldiers with relevant information from a force's battle management system, an Elbit spokesperson told Janes . It builds on experience gained through similar systems that have been used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the spiral development of the Elbit Dominator soldier system presented in 2007, the spokesperson added.

The system is mounted under the rifle's barrel using standard accessory rails. It acts as a handgrip and includes the various buttons of the man-machine interface and an electro-optical sensor. Elbit currently offers either an uncooled 640 × 480 17 µ far infrared (FIR) or 640 × 480 12 µ long-wave infrared (LWIR) thermal imager. This provide a 27° field of view and is capable of detecting a human target at 580 m, recognising one at 250 m, and identifying a human target at 120 m, according to Elbit.


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Indian Air Force hastens its plans to buy ex-French Mirage 2000s

by Rahul Bedi

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fast-tracking its EUR27 million (USD31.78 million) plan to purchase 24 second-hand Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters from France in a bid to boost its declining combat squadrons.

Thirteen of the 24 aircraft are in “completed condition”, needing only “servicing and basic maintenance” before becoming fully operational for squadron service, official sources told Janes on 17 September. They added that the 11 remaining Mirage 2000s, which are in a “semi-finished condition”, would be cannibalised for their subassemblies and spare parts to sustain the IAF's two upgraded Mirage 2000H squadrons, which comprise 49 aircraft that entered service from mid-1985 onwards.

The IAF refers to this endeavour as ‘reduce to produce'; in 2018 it obtained SEPECAT Jaguar airframes, assorted spares and subassemblies from France, Oman and the United Kingdom to support its ageing fleet of over 100 of these Anglo-French ground attack aircraft to improve their operational serviceability.

The IAF spokesman in New Delhi declined to comment on the intended Mirage 2000 buy, but industry officials indicated that the deal could be signed “soon”.


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DSEI 2021: 4GD selected to provide CQB training facilities for British Army

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

4GD has been selected by Landmarc Support Services to provide its SmartFacility training systems to the British Army. (4GD)

The UK's 4GD, a company specialising in close-combat immersive training, has been selected by the country's national training estate prime contractor Landmarc Support Services to install a series of its Level 2 SmartFacilities at British Army bases under the Urban Fighting Skills House framework, according to a 16 September company press release.

“The facilities will consist of our SimWall system and 4GAV special effects and video monitoring system,” James Crowley, 4GD's business development manager, told Janes on 16 September. The first facility, which enables infantry sections to practise room clearances and other close-quarter battle (CQB) drills, is to be installed at Catterick Garrison from 2022.

The training facilities are being installed as part of the British Army's Collective Training Transformation Programme, which is designed to address the need for training that is adapted to the evolving nature of warfare.


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Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announ...

Lockheed Martin signs umbrella offset agreement with Israel

by Charles Forrester

Israel’s offset authority, the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA), announced on 16 August that it had signed a new agreement with US firm Lockheed Martin to continue the company’s engagement with Israeli industry.

The agreement involves fixing Lockheed Martin’s commitment to re-investing 35% of contract value into Israeli industry through offset and counter-trade activity. The agreement will increase Lockheed Martin’s current and future participation in the Israeli aerospace and defence sector, particularly following recent contracts covering the Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa, C-130J, and Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion and UH-60 Blackhawk.

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)

Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry (left) and Joshua (Shiki) Shani, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Israel (right) at the signing of an umbrella agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Israeli government for industrial co-operation. (Lockheed Martin/Sivan Firag)


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DESIE 2021: Elbit details ARCAS future soldier system

by Amael Kotlarski & Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Elbit ARCAS system mounted to an M4 carbine (Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems UK unveiled its Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS) at the DSEI exhibition, which was held in London from 14-17 September.

ARCAS is designed to provide dismounted soldiers with relevant information from a force's battle management system, an Elbit spokesperson told Janes . It builds on experience gained through similar systems that have been used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the spiral development of the Elbit Dominator soldier system presented in 2007, the spokesperson added.

The system is mounted under the rifle's barrel using standard accessory rails. It acts as a handgrip and includes the various buttons of the man-machine interface and an electro-optical sensor. Elbit currently offers either an uncooled 640 × 480 17 µ far infrared (FIR) or 640 × 480 12 µ long-wave infrared (LWIR) thermal imager. This provide a 27° field of view and is capable of detecting a human target at 580 m, recognising one at 250 m, and identifying a human target at 120 m, according to Elbit.


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Indian Air Force hastens its plans to buy ex-French Mirage 2000s

by Rahul Bedi

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fast-tracking its EUR27 million (USD31.78 million) plan to purchase 24 second-hand Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters from France in a bid to boost its declining combat squadrons.

Thirteen of the 24 aircraft are in “completed condition”, needing only “servicing and basic maintenance” before becoming fully operational for squadron service, official sources told Janes on 17 September. They added that the 11 remaining Mirage 2000s, which are in a “semi-finished condition”, would be cannibalised for their subassemblies and spare parts to sustain the IAF's two upgraded Mirage 2000H squadrons, which comprise 49 aircraft that entered service from mid-1985 onwards.

The IAF refers to this endeavour as ‘reduce to produce'; in 2018 it obtained SEPECAT Jaguar airframes, assorted spares and subassemblies from France, Oman and the United Kingdom to support its ageing fleet of over 100 of these Anglo-French ground attack aircraft to improve their operational serviceability.

The IAF spokesman in New Delhi declined to comment on the intended Mirage 2000 buy, but industry officials indicated that the deal could be signed “soon”.


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DSEI 2021: 4GD selected to provide CQB training facilities for British Army

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

4GD has been selected by Landmarc Support Services to provide its SmartFacility training systems to the British Army. (4GD)

The UK's 4GD, a company specialising in close-combat immersive training, has been selected by the country's national training estate prime contractor Landmarc Support Services to install a series of its Level 2 SmartFacilities at British Army bases under the Urban Fighting Skills House framework, according to a 16 September company press release.

“The facilities will consist of our SimWall system and 4GAV special effects and video monitoring system,” James Crowley, 4GD's business development manager, told Janes on 16 September. The first facility, which enables infantry sections to practise room clearances and other close-quarter battle (CQB) drills, is to be installed at Catterick Garrison from 2022.

The training facilities are being installed as part of the British Army's Collective Training Transformation Programme, which is designed to address the need for training that is adapted to the evolving nature of warfare.


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