• On Target, and more [CANSEC17D2]

    QinetiQ Target Systems (Booth 414) – part of QinetiQ Canada, and a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ – is showing new iterations of its air, land and sea threat applications for live fire training, and test and evaluation, at CANSEC 2017.

  • Joining up to protect soldiers [CANSEC17D2]

    Safety and survivability technology company Helios Global Technologies yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with BAE Systems to pursue the development of BAE’s liquid armour technology.

  • Peak performance [CANSEC17D2]

    Nammo’s (Booth 1001) 25mmx137 APEX (armour-piercing with explosive) ammunition has been qualified for the F-35 Lightening II advanced stealth fighter following flight trials at the US Navy’s Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California, earlier this year.

  • Advanced helicopter avionics [CANSEC17D2]

    Esterline CMC Electronics is displaying its integrated helicopter solution cockpit demonstrator for the first time at CANSEC (Booth 950) to highlight the company’s capabilities in integrating systems to meet varied customer requirements.

  • Austria trains the Discovery way [CANSEC17D2]

    Montreal-based Discovery Air Defence Services (Booth 408) has just completed a training campaign with the Eurofighter Typhoons from the Austrian air force. Seven Typhoons deployed from the 1st Squadron of the Überwachungsgeschwader (surveillance wing) at Zeltweg to Wittmund in Germany, from where DA Defence operates A-4N Skyhawks in the adversary role and for other target facilities.

  • Block 2 IRST flies on Super Hornet

    The US Navy (USN) and Boeing have flown the new Block 2 infrared search and track (IRST) long-range passive targeting pod on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet combat aircraft. The flight, which was announced by Boeing on 15 January, took place in late 2019. The IRST is currently in its risk-reduction
  • Boeing flies Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade for first time

    Boeing has flown a Block 2-standard CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the first time with the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade (ACRB), the company announced on 16 January. The flight came some 10 months after the first Block 2 helicopter made its maiden flight with standard rotor blades. No
  • Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed

    Key Points GDLS-UK has missed the target to deliver the first squadron set of Ajax vehicles by the end of 2019 This will delay training on the new vehicle by the Household Cavalry Regiment Deliveries of production standard Ajax armoured vehicles to the British Army have been delayed, missing a
  • RMN’s first Littoral Mission Ship arrives in Malaysia

    The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) first warship made in China has arrived in Malaysia. KD Keris (with pennant number 111), the service’s first of four Littoral Mission Ships (LMSs), was officially welcomed at the Sepanggar naval base at Kota Kinabalu – located in the state
  • US AROC approves Spike NLOS acquisition

    The US Army Requirements Oversight Council (AROC) has approved the acquisition of an undisclosed number of Rafael Advanced Defence System Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) air-to-surface missiles (ASMs) to equip the service’s AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters with a stand-off ASM
  • Serbia unveils upgraded M-80 IFV

    The Serbian Ministry of Defence (MoD) published photos of the prototype of the upgraded M80AB1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at a demonstration at the Nikinci testing centre on 30 December, nearly two years after the Serbian Armed Forces (VS) announced plans to modernise the M-80A. The upgraded
  • Indonesia commissions shore-based 76 mm naval gun

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has commissioned a shore-based 76 mm naval gun It is the first of several weapon types that will be featured at the newly constructed range at Paiton The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has commissioned a shore-based 76 mm
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