HEADLINES

  • 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

  • Spanish Army to start incorporating Lince BMS in its vehicles

    A new battle management system (BMS) upgrade developed by Indra and Thales is expected to start integration into Spanish Army units from early 2018 and be fully operational within two years. The latest BMS-Lince ET [Ejercito de Tierra or Army] will be fitted in “all the army’s

  • Lockheed Martin UK showcases Ajax turret trainer

    Lockheed Martin UK took the opportunity at the DSEI 2017 exhibition in London to display its crew turret trainer (CTT) developed for General Dynamics Land Systems-UK (GDLS-UK)’s Ajax reconnaissance vehicle development programme. The Ajax is destined for British Army service and will be a key

  • DSEI 2017: Instro Precision shows new Driver Vision System

    Instro Precision displayed its new Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) system at DSEI 2017 in London. The DVE is a passive solution that provides armoured vehicle drivers with day and night vision capabilities using low-light capable CMOS cameras. Instro Precision introduced the system in response to

  • DSEI 2017: Chess Dynamics details Hawkeye enhancements

    Chess Dynamics detailed enhancements to its Hawkeye electro-optical surveillance system at DSEI 2017 in London. Hawkeye is designed to be a rapidly installed system that provides light reconnaissance vehicles with a persistent surveillance and observation capability. Hawkeye comprises a stabilised

  • DSEI 2017: Qioptiq develops JaguIR family of thermal cameras

    Qioptiq Limited displayed its JaguIR family of new thermal cameras at DSEI 2017 in London. The JaguIR range is designed for land and maritime applications, including surveillance and integration in weapon stations It comprises three systems: the JaguIR-L long range variant, JaguIR-C compact system,

  • DSEI 2017: Qioptiq introduces long-range clip-on thermal imaging sight for snipers

    Qioptiq displayed its developmental Phoenix-S long-range sniper sight at DSEI 2017 in London. The system enables snipers to identify targets at extended ranges, providing long-range target engagement capabilities. Phoenix-S is equipped with a high operating temperature (HOT) medium wave infrared

  • DSEI 2017: Leonardo signs up for ASDOT bid with Discovery Air, Inzpire

    Leonardo announced on 12 September that it was to join the team led by Discovery Air and Inzpire to pitch for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF's) aggressor training programme. A Leonardo spokesperson told Jane’s that the company would be looking to be involved in the contract delivery and

  • DSEI 2017: US Army eyes future autonomous capabilities for field commanders

    New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have prompted a new look at the tactics, techniques, and procedures for US ground forces, Dr Robert Sadowski, chief of robotics for the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center

  • Indonesia, Poland consider co-production

    Poland has offered Indonesia partnership status on programmes to develop and build radar systems and light armoured vehicles, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Jakarta has said. The collaboration programme was proposed by Polish government officials in Indonesia on 25 August, said the MoD. It

  • Singapore acquires AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire target acquisition radars

    The US government has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD63 million firm, fixed-price contract in support of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procurement effort of six AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire target acquisition radars destined for Singapore, according to federal contracting documents reviewed by Jane's on 21

  • Germany and the Netherlands go Dutch on ground based air defence

    The Luftwaffe's Flugabwehrraketengruppe (Surface-to-Air Missile Group or SAM-Group) 61 will be subordinated to the Dutch Ground Based Air Defence Command in Vredepeel, the Netherlands, at the end of August, the German Air Force announced on 14 August. The step is part of Project Apollo, under which

  • Philippines completes procurement pre-negotiations for Israeli radars

    The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has completed pre-negotiations with Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) to acquire three surveillance radars in a deal worth PHP2.6 billion (USD57 million). "Hopefully within May we can finish formal negotiations because we are really putting

  • Brazil to sign RBS 70 missile systems contract

    The Brazilian Army is scheduled to sign a contract soon with Sweden's Saab Dynamics to buy RBS 70 man-portable surface-to-air missile systems, a military source close to the programme told IHS Jane's on 11 February. The package, worth around BRL28 million (USD11.6 million), will be firmed through

  • Russian T-72 MBT gets enhanced protection

    Two enhanced T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs) were shown for the first time during RAE 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The MBTs have been upgraded to enhance their survivability and developments have been made to meet the potential requirements of the export market, as the T-72 MBT has been built in

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