• SeaRAM in live-fire exercise [DSEI15, D3]

    The US Navy in August conducted the first launch of a Raytheon RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 1A from a SeaRAM Anti-Ship Missile Defense System during a live-fire exercise at the Naval Air Warfare (Navair) Center Weapons Division sea range, Point Magu, California. During the exercise,

  • Minimised routers [DSEI15, D4]

    Ruggedised computer and communication equipment for extreme environments now comes in a mini format. Swedish firm Aqeri (Stand N2-310) is showing two routers, a video matrix switch, a NAS and a VoIP gateway router. The products are designed for tough environments where space and weight, for example

  • Wildcat loose [DSEI15, D4]

    AgustaWestland has now delivered 48 of the 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters ordered for the British Army and Royal Navy. The latter service is to receive 28 of them and is working hard to bring the fleet into service following a formal release to service in April 2013 and the declaration of initial

  • A glimpse into the future of warships [DSEI15, D4]

    A futuristic concept for a radical surface warship with an advanced low-manned operations room is being showcased on the Startpoint stand (S10-280) in DSEI’s Naval Zone. Startpoint is a collective brand that has been created to capture the UK’s evolving approach to maritime mission

  • Cruise missile advance [DSEI15, D4]

    Lockheed Martin and Turkish missile house Roketsan signed a contract to co-operatively develop the SOM-J autonomous, long-range, low-observable, all-weather precision air-to- surface cruise missile for integration into the weapons bay of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II multirole fighter. A

  • Desert Hawk baby arrives [DSEI15, D4]

    Lockheed Martin’s Desert Hawk hand-launched UAV has been in British Army service since 2009, flying more than 30,000 hours in support of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Originally procured under an urgent operational requirement, Desert Hawk is now being brought into the Core Defence

  • Anti-jam in miniature [DSEI15, D4]

    Raytheon UK (Stand S9-230) has unveiled MicroGAS, the latest development in its family of anti-jam products designed to protect GPS receivers against the full range of hostile jamming threats, including narrowband, broadband, continuous wave, pulse, swept and spectrally matched. Currently being

  • Improving ride and mobility [DSEI15, D4]

    BAE Systems (Stand S3-110) is showing the latest version of the Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) with a number of technology inserts, including technology adapted from Formula 1 racing cars. All CV90 vehicles built to date have been fitted with conventional torsion bar suspension, but the latest CV90

  • Premier airburst [DSEI15, D4]

    Following a successful demonstration at the Aimpoint Live Fire Days at Ravlunda Range in Sweden earlier this month, Nammo is unveiling its new 40mm x 53 high-explosive dual-purpose radio frequency (HEDP-RF) airburst munition. During the Ravlunda trials, the HEDP-RF grenade was demonstrated with a

  • All go for Sea Ceptor [DSEI15, D4]

    MBDA has begun delivering hardware for the first Sea Ceptor local anti-air missile system installation after the Royal Navy approved a ‘commit to fitting’ for the Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll. Meanwhile, the company has begun a campaign of final qualification firings at the Vidsel range

  • Minehunting demonstrated [DSEI15, D4]

    Northrop Grumman (Stand S5-310) successfully demonstrated the ability of its AQS-24B minehunting system to perform synthetic aperture sonar processing at 18 knots in real time in field tests at the US Navy Central Command in Bahrain, in May this year. During the tests the AQS-24B successfully

  • Partners in rocket precision [DSEI15, D4]

    MBDA (Stand S2-210) has signed an agreement with BAE Systems to market its 70mm (2.75in) Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket in Europe, writes Robin Hughes. The APKWS system is a mid-body guidance section fitted between the motor and the warhead, which can transform a

  • Steel cut for first submarine [DSEI15, D4]

    Swedish defence and security company Saab has begun construction of the first of two new-generation A 26 submarines for the Royal Swedish Navy. First steel for the pressure hull was cut at Saab Kockums’ Karlskrona shipyard on 4 September (pictured), formally marking the start of the

  • Clearing the way [DSEI15, D4]

    Pearson Engineering (Stand S8-221) has its largest ever range of combat engineering equipment at DSEI 2015. Equipment on show includes a Full Width Mine Plough, a Straight Obstacle Blade, a Super Light Weight Roller and the unique Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)

  • Dive control [DSEI15, D4]

    Underwater surveillance could be dangerous work, especially in unknown territory or areas too remote to access. Canada-based Deep Trekker and its UK reseller Planet Ocean (Stand N3-275) has just released a new diveable control system for the Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

  • Spearfish is more powerful [DSEI15, D4]

    A prototype of the UK Royal Navy’s next-generation Spearfish heavyweight torpedo has successfully completed a first in-water trial at the BUTEC range on the west coast of Scotland. The trial is part of a five-year, £270 million Demonstration and Full Manufacture contract awarded in

  • Augmented reality [DSEI15, D4]

    The Centre for Defence Excellence, a UK Ministry of Defence-sponsored enterprise, has contracted the NSC training consultancy to research and demonstrate the feasibility of equipping UK military training instructors with augmented reality display headsets to track the performance and physical

  • Nebula shown [DSEI15, D4]

    Smiths Connectors (Stand S5-280), is showing its new Nebula series of Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) connector applications at DSEI. Designed for rugged data storage applications within the aerospace, defence and industrial markets, the Nebula series is a highly reliable SATA 6.0 Gbps

  • Perimeter gate [DSEI15, D4]

    UK-based J&S Franklin and Reid Steel are showing their jointly developed DefenCell expeditionary HVM gate designed for rapid installation as part of perimeter security and access control on Stand N9-484.

  • Digitally assisted support [DSEI15, D4]

    Edif ERA (Stand S7-203) is showing its Digitally Assisted Support Solutions (DAAS), which it has developed to help in identifying and using innovation essential to operational effectiveness, reduced logistic footprint and most importantly, reduction in ‘risk to life’.