• Advanced applications [DSEI15, D4]

    UK-based Plextek Consulting (Stand S3-355) is highlighting new MoD initiatives with CDE (Centre for Defence Enterprise) and Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), focusing on the company’s latest defence innovations in areas such as land vehicle camouflage, armour protection, small

  • Bigger and more powerful [DSEI15, D4]

    Singapore Technologies Kinetics (STK) has expanded its Terrex family of 8x8 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) with the introduction of the latest Terrex 2, details of which were released at DSEI. This is being shown in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) configuration and fitted with a

  • Cerberus is top dog [DSEI15, D4]

    Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance (Stand S6-150) has launched an addition to its canine digital video link capability, called Cerberus. This is mounted on the dog’s back with a hinge-up camera and, according to Cobham, ‘‘offers a new capability to specialist dog

  • Super steel armour boosts survivability [DSEI15, D4]

    MTL Advanced (Stand N5-404) has signed a licensing agreement with Ploughshare Innovations to process super bainite armour steel. Under the terms of this agreement, MTL Advanced will be responsible for the testing and development of armour solutions using a licensed steel product that is claimed to

  • Taking better aim [DSEI15, D4]

    The defence solution division of Curtiss-Wright (Stand S9-231) has announced an innovative upgradable turret aiming and stabilisation drive system. The Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS), which is designed and manufactured by Curtiss-Wright Drive Technology in Switzerland, enables system integrators

  • Short-range air surveillance [DSEI15, D4]

    Aero Surveillance (Stand N8-153) has added a short-range unmanned airborne surveillance system to its portfolio. Known as ASF 15, the system employs an FA 15 UAV that can carry a 2-3kg payload for up to two hours. With a maximum take-off weight of 8.5kg, the FA 15 can be launched by hand or from a

  • A clean barrel in seconds [DSEI15, D4]

    GI Industries Inc's newest gun cleaning system, the TCM 3000, can be viewed at European distributor Gun Cleaners Anis Biro doo of Slovenia (Stand N4-171). It cleans barrels in seconds without any chemicals and features a high-torque electric motor that spins the brush from 0-850rpm. A soft-start

  • Adapting its range [DSEI15, D4]

    Previously known as Scalable Effects through Dial-a- Yield Technology, TDW’s breakthrough technology was recently rebranded as RADIUS - Range Adaptable Device Incorporating Unique Scaling. It enables armed forces to optimise the operational efficiency of a strike; users can leave the

  • Arma in production for export [DSEI15, D4]

    Turkish company Otokar (Stand N9-150) has expanded its range of wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) with the introduction of the Arma family. These vehicles have been developed using internal R&D funding to provide potential export customers with a complete family of 6x6 and 8x8 vehicles

  • Spring water [DSEI15, D4]

    Imagine a remote village hit by a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, leaving it without electricity and life-giving water supplies. It happened in Nepal recently. Israel-based Water- Gen (Stand S9-152) believes its ‘Spring’ battery-operated portable water purification system, shown

  • Bright and crisp [DSEI15, D4]

    US company Trijicon (Stand N6-150) introduces a new compact red dot sight with its Miniature Rifle Optic (MRO), tough enough for combat, law enforcement, competition shooting or hunting in the harshest of environments. With its large objective lens and shortened optical length, the MRO virtually

  • Containing threats [DSEI15, D4]

    Not only are containers now most useful as accommodation and work spaces, they are also providing innovative protection for the military. Drehtainer GmbH (Stand S6-424) is demonstrating its Zero Shock System at DSEI this week. Managing partner Reinhard Glombek is keen to show how effective its Zero

  • The right mix [DSEI15, D4]

    A new test service has been introduced by Bal Seal Engineering Inc (Stand S2-365), offering original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) verified performance results for Bal Seal spring-energised rotary/face seals used in aerospace and defence gimbal applications. Aerospace gimbals used for targeting,

  • Multimission capability [DSEI15, D4]

    Although the combat-proven C-27J Spartan was developed and has been operating as a successful tactical airlifter, Alenia Aermacchi - part of Finmeccanica (Stand S5-110) - is confident that it offers exceptional multimission capability in the MC-27J configuration. Not only is the

  • UAV family has many talents [DSEI15, D4]

    Earlier this year, CybAero unveiled a new family of rotary-wing UAVs. The APID One family employs a common air vehicle that is tailored to meet the needs of different sectors. APID One is the latest in a series of vertical take-off UAVs developed by CybAero, which as a company grew out of

  • A new wave [DSEI15, D4]

    Delta, British Columbia, Canada-based Analytic Systems (Stand N3-646) has introduced the latest model of its line of Pure Sine Wave Inverters. The SPS3K (Sealed Pure Sine) series inverters (right) feature the same low EMI, low THD sine wave output at a continuous power of 3,000W, as its successful

  • Hawkei meets all challenges [DSEI15, D4]

    Thales Australia submitted its production bid to the Defence Material Organisation (DMO) in September 2014 for the production phase of the Hawkei (4x4) protected mobility vehicle. Hawkei has been developed to meet the Australian Army Land 121 Phase 4 requirement and it is expected that at least

  • Heads up [DSEI15, D4]

    As part of the Virtus programme, a new personal protection and load carriage system for the UK, Revision Military of Canada (Stand S9-430) is supplying its custom-designed head protection solution, the Batlskin Cobra Plus. ‘‘We are confident it offers the best in comfort, protection,

  • Ranging east [DSEI15, D4]

    Ultra Electronics Command & Control Systems (Stand S2-380) is a key part of the team supplying elements of the Thales RAPIDRanger air defence missile systems to be supplied to the Malaysian Armed Forces. RAPIDRanger includes the Ultra Versatile Missile Launcher (VML) that forms the

  • Warrior gets in top gear [DSEI15, D4]

    David Brown Gear Systems (Stand S4-360A in the ADS Pavilion) has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin UK to supply a new power take-off (PTO) gear system to drive the upgraded main engine generator (MEG) of the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), writes Christopher F Foss. The PTO unit