• 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.

  • UK Poseidon makes maiden flight

    The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA) for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) made its maiden flight on 13 July. The first of nine Poseidon MMAs for the UK, serial number ZP801, made its inaugural flight out of Boeing’s Renton facility near Seattle, Washington, ahead of
  • Nigerian Army commissions new locally produced vehicles

    The Nigerian Army formally commissioned into service a range of new indigenously designed and manufactured vehicles during its annual celebration day at the Ikeja Military Cantonment in Lagos state on 6 July. Several types produced by the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) were
  • Japan launches second Maya-class destroyer

    Shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation launched the second of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class destroyers on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 17 July. Named Haguro (pennant number 180), the 170 m-long vessel entered the water in a ceremony held at
  • IDF rapidly developing non-lethal systems for Gaza border

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have in recent months deployed a number of new non-lethal weapons and crowd-control measures on the border with the Gaza Strip as part of an effort to give its Gaza Division new tools to deal with weekly disturbances organised by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
  • Brazilian Navy test-fires final MANSUP prototype

    The Brazilian Navy test-fired the third and final prototype of the locally developed MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile on 10 July. The missile was fired from one of the two ITL-10 twin missile launchers on board the Niterói-class
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