• Rest on ear [DSEI15, D1]

    US firm David Clark Company (Stand N5-230) is presenting its DC PRO communication headsets featuring a ‘reston- ear’ design with a rugged, yet lightweight, alloy platform, available as passive and active noise attenuation models. They are said to be ideal for simulation and training,

  • Robust connectivity [DSEI15, D1]

    Nova Electric (Stand N5-160) has released the NGL series of rugged, pure sinewave DC-AC inverters. Of very light weight and high efficiency, the new inverters provide connectivity of three units for three phases, in 300W through 12,000W and 12V DC through 300V DC ranges. They are robust for use in

  • A buoyant force [DSEI15, D1]

    Carolina Unmanned Vehicles (CUV) (Stand N5-161), a woman-owned company focusing on small aerostats and UAVs, is showcasing a new version of its Small Tactical Multi-Payload Aerostat System (STMPAS). STMPAS-II follows on from STMPAS-I, which was developed for the US Army Rapid Equipping Force, for

  • Bigger and clearer [DSEI15, D1]

    Hatteland Display (Stand S5-360) is anticipating future demand for higher-resolution displays to show more data on a single screen, with its new 32in and 55in screens with 4K (ultra-high definition) resolution and optional 40-point projected capacitive touchscreen. Typical applications include

  • High-class computing [DSEI15, D1]

    A market leader for embedded computing technology (ECT), Kontron (Stand S3-285) has completed the successful design and test of the industry’s highest-performance 3U VPX board, and has begun evaluation unit deliveries to key customers. Based on the advanced eight-core version of the Intel

  • Stable connections [DSEI15, D1]

    The UK's Pandect Precision Components (Stand N3-580) is showcasing its slip ring design and manufacturing abilities. Pandect offers a wide range of high-tech slip ring assemblies, from miniature to large diameter and customer-specific applications. Two new programmes in which Pandect is

  • More of everything [DSEI15, D1]

    The Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle XP (8x8) made its first appearance at DSEI in 2013, shortly after it was completed in the armoured personnel carrier (APC) configuration. Since then, development and trials have continued at a rapid pace. By September 2015, Patria had completed one automotive

  • Report from the bush [DSEI15, D1]

    Being in a remote location with almost no means of communicating could be a daunting experience, but not for South Africa’s PJ Aviation (Stand N3-110), which offers a rugged portable ground-to-air transceiver that is becoming popular around the world. Collaborating with Walter Dittel Avionik

  • What better endorsement [DSEI15, D1]

    One of the latest international ammunition manufacturers using the South African-developed handheld 40mm XRGL40 extended-range grenade launcher for development purposes is the UK’s Energetics Technology Limited (ETL). Having embarked on developing a range of 40mm medium-velocity grenades, ETL

  • Helipad in a pack [DSEI15, D1]

    FAUN Trackway (Stand S4-140) will be briefing potential customers on its latest innovation, a Multi-Role Packaging Solution (MRPS) for its range of proven expedient helipads. The first example of the MRPS is based on a standard 10ft International Standards Organization container, which can be

  • Protection for Puma [DSEI15, D1]

    Welsh aerospace business Air Covers Ltd (Stand S9-421), a designer and manufacturer of protective covers for the European, Middle East and African helicopter industry, has won a competitive tender from the Ministry of Defence to provide protective covers for the Royal Air Force’s Puma Mk2

  • Stealthy stalker [DSEI15, D1]

    Supacat (Stand N9-360) is unveiling its latest Light Reconnaissance Vehicle 400 Mk 2 at DSEI this year, which is aimed at emerging special forces requirements for a highly mobile vehicle that can be easily transported in the widely deployed Boeing CH-47 transport helicopter. The original LRV 400 Mk

  • Detecting electronics [DSEI15, D4]

    International Procurement Services, in co-operation with Research Electronics International (Stand N4-463), is showcasing its Orion 2.4 HX - a non-linear junction detector, which detects the presence of electronics, regardless of whether the electronic device is radiating, hardwired or turned

  • Hitting the mark [DSEI15, D1]

    Wilcox Industries of New Hampshire, USA (Stand N4-333) is showcasing its RAPTAR (rapid targeting and ranging module), a lightweight, integrated technology system that provides an infrared (IR) laser, visible laser, IR flood and laser rangefinder in a compact, rugged, all-weather package. Equipped

  • Monitoring from afar [DSEI15, D1]

    Xenics Infrared Solutions (Stand N3-627) is introducing the third member of its high-resolution Xenics Core Infrared OEM product family here at DSEI. The Stirling-cooled XCO- 640 MWIR (mid-wave IR) module is based on a new platform with similar image processing features to the high-resolution OEM

  • UGV for multiple missions [DSEI15, D1]

    Estonian defence company Milrem (Stand N3-362) is presenting the prototype of its hybrid unmanned multimission tracked vehicle, which it says is the first of its kind in the world. Developed to assist or take the place of humans in life-threatening situations, such as war, crisis situations,

  • Not so obvious [DSEI15, D1]

    Many celebrities and other high-profile figures would prefer to drive a lightweight ‘urban armour’ motorcar that looks ordinary – in other words, that is not obviously bulletproof. Armormax South Africa (Stand N3-110) is an expert in customising vehicles for this market,

  • Sealed for good [DSEI15, D1]

    UK manufacturer Air-Seal Products (Stand N9-291) is promoting its tyre sealant, a water-based product containing aramid fibres, that seals punctures up to 30mm in diameter, stops rim and bead leaks and protects tyres from pressure losses. The sealant works effectively as a standalone tyre

  • Smart portable power [DSEI15, D1]

    UK firm Denchi Power (Stand S4-355) has been developing a 24V Li-on 6T battery product capable of providing engine start and silent watch capability, with improvements in performance at cold temperature, life cycle and reduced weight of 25kg. Compared with lead acid batteries, a set of two Denchi

  • Tying up loose ends [DSEI15, D1]

    Wiring done by the average DIY enthusiast in the home is plainly not good for the military automotive market. Which is why Techtronic Technology Solutions (TTS) (Stand N3-110) prides itself on its in-house design capabilities for international OEMs in the defence and rail markets. An established