• Cutting it fine [DSEI15, D4]

    ‘Made in the USA’ Kershaw automatic knives are once again being manufactured and are available, according to the Oregon-based company (Stand N7-484). Kershaw’s Launch 1 (pictured), Launch 2 and Launch 3 automatics feature blades of premium CPM154 stainless steel, which has a more

  • Rubb adds new life to Op Herrick EFASS buildings for UK MOD [DSEI5, D4]

    Rubb Building Systems (Stand S4-172) is showing a new addition to its Expeditionary Forces Aircraft Shelter System (EFASS) series of military fabric structures at DSEI. The 23m span x 12m long aluminium framed UAV storage and maintenance pod is the seventh hangar to be introduced to the range. The

  • Video Fusion makes picture clear [DSEI15, D4]

    RFEL (Stand S4-152) has launched an update to its Video Fusion high-definition, video processing IP core for FPGA and System-on- Chip systems, with enhancement and customisable pseudocolour mapping features to help product designers add a competitive edge to their systems and aid the user to

  • ‘X-factor’ Watchkeeper gears up for export [DSEI15, D3]

    Yesterday at DSEI, Thales announced the launch of a new flexible approach to market the Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS). Known as Watchkeeper X, the offer is based on the UAS developed for the British Army, but adopts an option-based package approach that allows it to be tailored to meet

  • Sustaining ASRAAM contract [DSEI15, D3]

    MBDA has received a capability sustainment contract from the UK MoD worth more than £300 million covering the ASRAAM air-to-air missile that arms the RAF’s Typhoons and Tornados writes David Donald. The contract award was announced yesterday by defence secretary Michael Fallon during his

  • Typhoon grows stronger [DSEI15, D3]

    As part of the ongoing test campaign for the Eurofighter Typhoon Phase Two Enhancements (P2E), trials aircraft IPA6 recently completed a new round of firings of the MBDA Meteor long-range missile. The campaign involved fewer than 10 launches, but took the missile integration trials into a new phase

  • Kuwait gains CBRN capability [DSEI15, D3]

    Kuwait has taken delivery of an integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) detection system from Saab. The company has supplied an automatic warning and reporting (AWR) system that is based on fixed and mobile detection units, plus command and control software based on the 9LAND

  • Rally for Heroes [DSEI15, D3]

    Rally for Heroes is a biennial charity event with the aim of taking more than 100 people and 60 vehicles across Europe. Its mission is to drive five miles for every fallen service person since the start of the Afghanistan conflict, raising money for military charities. Its goal is to raise

  • Ajax simulator [DSEI15, D3]

    Driver training for the UK’s Ajax programme is to be provided on static and full motion simulators by a team supported by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group and led by XPI Simulation, part of the Thales Group, following the award of a major contract by prime contractor General Dynamics UK.

  • First showing of ADC console [DSEI15, D3]

    Kongsberg Defence Systems (Stand S6-163) has unveiled a next-generation air defence console (ADC) intended as a ‘drop-in’ upgrade for the Fire Distribution Centre (FDC) forming part of the NASAMS ground-based air defence (GBAD) system. Jointly developed and marketed by Kongsberg and

  • First order for Carl-Gustav M4 [DSEI15, D3]

    Saab Dynamics has received the first contract for its new 84mm Carl-Gustaf M4 - a lightweight intelligent launcher variant of the man-portable shoulder-launched Carl-Gustaf series multirole weapon system. The company disclosed that the Slovakian Armed Forces have ordered a number of systems.

  • First sale for Seahawk [DSEI15, D3]

    MSI-Defence Systems (Stand S5-285) has supplied four Seahawk LW20K lightweight stabilised 20mm gun systems to Damen Shipyards to equip four 50m Stan Patrol 5009 patrol vessels being built for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. First deliveries have been completed. Based on precision-machined

  • Unmanned system of systems [DSEI15, D3]

    Autonomous surface vehicles house ASV (Stand S2-364) is to deliver the unmanned surface vehicle (USV) component of a next-generation mine countermeasures (MCM) ‘system of systems’ being developed by a Thales/BAE Systems consortium under the French/UK Maritime Mine Countermeasures (MMCM)

  • RAF airlifters get data protection [DSEI15, D3]

    Airbus Defence and Space (DS) (Stand S2-310) has won a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to equip Royal Air Force A400M Atlas airlifters with cryptographic key management technology. The cryptographic key management solution will be supplied to the A400M programme to provide the highest

  • Technological partnerships prosper [DSEI15, D3]

    Jordan’s KADDB Investment Group (KIG) (Stand N10-210) has proven itself as a global partner, with its defence equipment and systems now in use in 35 countries. It has recently entered into partnership with Turkish company Aselsan, adding night and thermal imaging to its growing portfolio,

  • Keeping in touch [DSEI15, D3]

    SuccorfishM2M (Stand N7-392) has unveiled the SC4-X, a duplex, subsea-to-surface messaging communications solution. The SC4-X is a groundbreaking, wireless communication hardware system that provides the most advanced and tactically secure, two-way communications between surface personnel and

  • Power up [DSEI15, D3]

    With eyes now on the British Army’s new Scout Specialist Vehicle, designated Ajax, Rolls- Royce and MTU (Stand S7-210) are showing their Type 8V 199 TE21 engine at DSEI this week. It is the most powerful in this engine series and has proven itself in infantry fighting vehicles such as the ULAN

  • Smart integration [DSEI15, D3]

    Plasan (Stand S8-260) has unveiled V-Box, a smart vehicle server that integrates all onboard electronic systems with the automotive subsystems and sensors. It is designed to meet the growing power and systems burden placed on combat platforms by the integration of communications, command and

  • Target practice gets easier [DSEI15, D3]

    Having joined forces earlier this year, UK-based Meggitt Defence Systems and Meggitt Training Systems of Canada now trade as Meggitt Target Systems (MTAS, Stand S4-253). The company is showing its latest development, the Banshee Twin Jet system, which will be available from early next year, having

  • Integral hold-up [DSEI15, D3]

    Ipeco Electronics (Stand N10-451) specialises in high-reliability power solutions for the aerospace and defence industries. Its latest developments include 3U VPX power supply units with an integral hold-up capability, available with P47 or VITA 62 connectors. Integral hold-up capability is