• CityShield steps up [CANSEC18D2]

    As public safety and security challenges grow in complexity, the delivery of and access to timely and accurate information is key to an effective response by public safety and emergency teams.

  • RGW 90 LRMP shows up at CANSEC [CANSEC18D2]

    Dynamit Nobel Defence (Booth 728) is showing the latest addition to its series of single-shot 90mm recoilless grenade weapon (RGW 90) systems here: the RGW 90 Long Range Multi- Purpose (LRMP) variant. RGW 90 LRMP is a lightweight (8.9kg) disposable weapon system furnished with a programmable multi-purpose warhead developed in collaboration with the German Army for its Special Forces (Kommando Spezialkräfte – KSK) requirement.

  • CANSEC opens with a bang [CANSEC18D2]

    Christyn Cianfarani, president of the Canadian Association of Defence and Securities Industries (CADSI), officially opened CANSEC 2018 amid growing industry optimism stemming from new government momentum on a variety of procurement programmes. “We are in the early stages of the opportunity of a generation,” she told a packed audience at this annual must-attend event. “It will shape the Canadian Armed Forces for years to come and our industry along with it.”

  • TAPV gets suited up [CANSEC18D2]

    The Canadian Army is displaying its Textron Systems Canada 4x4 Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) as part of the outdoor static display at CANSEC 2018. The vehicle is equipped with a customised prototype SolarSShield solar heat load reduction/multispectral signature management skin in Canadian camouflage pattern.

  • Top Aces has ASDOT contract in its sights [CANSEC18D2]

    Having been awarded the long-term Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) by the Canadian government, combat airborne training services provider Top Aces is now looking towards a major competition in the UK known as ASDOT (Air Support to Defence Operational Training).

  • Pilots warned of jamming threat in Eastern Med

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the possibility that Russian electronic warfare systems in Syria could disrupt commercial flights. The FAA posted a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on 9 October warning them to “be aware of possible loss of GNSS [global navigation satellite
  • RACER high-speed helo passes preliminary design review

    Airbus Helicopters’ Rapid And Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft (RACER) high-speed rotorcraft concept has passed its preliminary design review (PDR), the company announced on 16 October. The technology demonstrator, which is being funded by the European Union’s H2020 framework through the Clean
  • Yemeni rebels confirm they sunk UAE minehunter

    The Iranian-backed Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (the Houthis) released a video on 12 October, which included images that confirmed it sunk one of the UAE Navy’s mine-countermeasures vessels in 2017. The images – presumably taken by an unmanned aerial vehicle – showed one of the
  • Rosgvardiya tests new Kalashnikov firearms

    The Rosgvardiya, Russia’s national guard, is testing new small arms designed by Rostec’s Kalashnikov Group, a military source has told Jane’s . “The Rosgvardiya has started the operational evaluation and testing of the newest Kalashnikov AK-200 series of assault rifles,
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