• Long-life Warrior [DSEI15, D3]

    Lockheed Martin UK (Stand S8-210) is showing the latest version of its demonstrator vehicle from the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP), which it is developing under a contract awarded in November 2011 by the UK Defence Equipment & Support Organisation. Alan Lines, vice-president

  • Mission management for ‘Hips’ and ‘Hinds’ [DSEI15, D3]

    UK-based defence electronics house Britannia2000 has recently developed an airborne mission management system for the Mil Mi-8/17 ‘Hip’ and Mi-24/35 ‘Hind’ helicopters, and is displaying it for the first time at DSEI (Stand S4-465). Known as BAMS:HH, the airborne

  • Ammunition contract [DSEI15, D3]

    Nammo Talley Inc, the US division of the Nammo Group (Stand S6-162) has been awarded an indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract to produce ammunition for the shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW) system. The maximum value of the five-year contract is USD97.2 million, with

  • Displays for Scout [DSEI15, D3]

    USA-based speciality manufacturer Esterline (Stand N3-620) has announced that General Dynamics UK has selected its Codis high-performance visualisation products for the armoured Scout specialist vehicle programme. The total value of the contract is USD21 million over seven years. The Esterline

  • Southampton meets South Africa [DSEI15, D3]

    Griffon Hoverwork and South African defence business Paramount Group have signed a co-operative agreement that helps to open up sub-Saharan Africa and other regions to the Southampton-based developer and builder of hovercraft, while providing a means of marketing Paramount’s innovative naval

  • Keeping an eye out [DSEI15, D3]

    With surveillance being all-important, it is small wonder that navigation and security surveillance specialist Kelvin Hughes (Stand S4-110) announced a host of recent new contracts this week. The company’s SharpEye SxV radar is destined for deployment to Kenya against illegal border

  • Reliable observation [DSEI15, D3]

    A new range of MIL-SPEC non- ITAR thermal imagers is being showcased by UK company Thermoteknix (Stand S3-230). Based on the MicroCAM core technology, the TiCAM thermal night vision monoculars and binoculars are aimed at reconnaissance, border surveillance and security, VIP protection,

  • Venomous firepower [DSEI15, D3]

    Taking a 50kg anti-armour missile to a naval helicopter opens interesting possibilities. This is exactly what Denel Dynamics (N3-130) hoped to achieve for AgustaWestland when it integrated its Mokopa missile on a Super Lynx 300-series helicopter. Denel’s development of the semi-active

  • Cold breaker [DSEI15, D3]

    Carinthia, a trademark of Austrian company Goldeck Textil (Stand S9-151), is displaying three new multipurpose jackets, all of which are windproof, water resistant and stay warm even at very low temperatures - properties guaranteed through its G-LOFT insulation material. Combining the

  • Mobile mortar from Spain [DSEI15, D3]

    Spain’s EXPAL Systems (Explosivos Alaveses) (Stand S7-360) is showing its EXPAL Integrated Mortar System (EIMOS). This consists of a highly mobile 4x4 platform, on the rear of which can be mounted a 60mm or 81mm muzzle loaded mortar plus a quantity of ready-use ammunition. The mortar is

  • At home on land or at sea [DSEI15, D3]

    Development of the Gibbs Technologies Humdinga 4x4 amphibious vehicle is now complete, with a total of three pre-production units assembled. It has been developed to meet potential civil and military requirements for a vehicle that is equally at home on land or at sea. Humdinga has a hydrodynamic

  • Significant early milestone [DSEI15, D3]

    Raytheon Company (Stand S9-230), in collaboration with the US Navy, has announced the recent completion of Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) testing for its Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) array prototypes at the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The prototype

  • Vega is a bright new star [DSEI15, D3]

    Czech company SVOS has completed development of the Vehicle with Enhanced Ground performance and Armour protection (VEGA) in the 6x6 configuration, which is making its debut in the UK at DSEI (Stand N2-350). The latest VEGA (6x6) shares some 95 per cent of the automotive components of the earlier

  • A breakthrough for memory [DSEI15, D3]

    Arrival Electronics (Stand S4-150) is unveiling the M.2 PT42 module from Apacer Technology, said to offer a breakthrough in non-volatile memory storage. About 40 per cent smaller than a mSATA SSD, the module can fit in various embedded platforms, such as workstations, thin computing devices,

  • Eyes are combat-equipped [DSEI15, D3]

    Oakley Standard Issue (SI) (Stand S8-120), a division of Oakley Inc, has expanded its line of ballistic eyewear, including the new low-profile SI Ballistic Det Cord built for aggressive environments and meeting the impact fragmentation requirements of MIL-PRF-32432 and ANSI Z87.1-2010. Engineered

  • For a soft landing [DSEI15, D3]

    No paratrooper relishes the thought of a hard landing. Durban, South Africa-based designer and maker of military and sport parachutes, Aerodyne Research Manufacturing (Stand N3-110), reduces that risk with its MC1-1X static line troop parachute, shown at DSEI this week. "Our engineers have created

  • A new twist [DSEI15, D3]

    US firm PolyCase Ammunition (Stand N5-371) is promoting its Interceptor ARX, a non-expanding, injection-moulded bullet design, which it says is the next-generation of self-defence ammunition, penetrating both soft and tough barriers. The ARX uses fluid dynamics instead of expansion to dynamically

  • Airborne communications [DSEI15, D3]

    Lockheed Martin Aeryon Labs of Canada (Stand N4-113) has partnered with TrellisWare Technologies Inc to integrate the TrellisWare TSM mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) radio technology into the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems). This will enable SkyRanger to carry an integrated

  • Boot camp [DSEI15, D3]

    Milforce Equipment Co of China (Stand N2-377) offers a comprehensive line of military boots in a variety of colours, styles and materials, including full grain leather, split cow leather, PU leather, and chemical fibre. Its products are suitable for army use in jungle and desert terrain, for

  • Improving ship self-defence [DSEI15, D3]

    UK-based research and technology group QinetiQ has revealed the development of a modular integrated Compact Combat System (C2S) designed to improve situational awareness and force protection for ‘disadvantaged’ naval units such as afloat support ships and minor war vessels. A prototype