• Defeating the missile threat [DSEI17D4]

    Thales and Leonardo are being funded by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to demonstrate the combined end-to-end performance of their respective Elix-IR infrared threat warning system (IRTWS) and Miysis Directed Infra-Red Counter Measures (DIRCM) system (pictured).

  • Ajax training solutions [DSEI17D4]

    Lockheed Martin UK is showcasing innovative training solutions for the British Army’s Ajax armoured vehicle programme at this year’s DSEI. The company recently passed its critical design review for the new systems, locking down the design with prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems-UK.

  • Countdown to flight trials [DSEI17D4]

    The UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is set to bring the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II on board for trials for the first time towards the end of next year.

  • Extended teaming [DSEI17D4]

    Kongsberg and Thales have extended their teaming agreement that sees the latter manufacture the remote weapon stations for British Army vehicles under licence in the UK.

  • Radar test success [DSEI17D4]

    Hensoldt’s (Stand S6-315) new passive radar has proven its ability to operate in a clustered environment during a series of real scenario tests. It demonstrated an ability to detect a range of targets in mission scenarios in mountainous terrain that reflects the radar shadow. In parallel, the system quickly generated an up-to-date air picture at ranges of up to 200km.

  • Support to UK air defence team [DSEI17D4]

    BMT Asset Performance has secured a four-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to support the Air Defence & Electronic Warfare Systems (ADEWS) Delivery Team.

  • Canada adds Hammerheads [DSEI17D4]

    QinetiQ Target Systems has received an order from the Canadian Department of National Defence for more than 40 Hammerhead unmanned surface vehicle targets with various payloads. The order is part of a five-year framework contract awarded in May 2016 to provide surface and aerial targets. The new order takes the Hammerhead order book up to 425, making it the most popular USV target in production. It is made in Canada in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

  • Navigation bridge system to RNZN [DSEI17D4]

    Kelvin Hughes (Stand S4-110) has been awarded a contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply the Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) vessel.

  • Submarine weapon handling contract for South Korea [DSEI17D4]

    Babcock (Stands S2-310, S2-330) has secured a seven-year contract to produce and deliver weapons handling and launch equipment for the South Korean Jangbogo III submarine programme.

  • ASW mission operated remotely from London [DSEI17D4]

    Elbit Systems’ Seagull multimission unmanned surface vessel (USV) system has performed a remotely operated antisubmarine warfare (ASW) mission off Israel under the control of operators at DSEI.

  • Fox features [DSEI17D4]

    Shown for the first time at a defence exhibition by Jankel (Stand N6-370) is latest Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle-x (RRV-x). This is a modified Toyota Hilux-based platform, and is entering production for the Belgian Ministry of Defence, which is the first customer for this latest variant.

  • Mega truck order [DSEI17D4]

    It has just been announced that Swedish truck manufacturer Scania (Stand N2-220) was awarded a contract by the Dutch Ministry of Defence Materiel Organisation for more than 2,000 Scania trucks, writes Sam J Basch. According to reports, the contract also includes a 10-year service agreement, with an extension option.

  • Technology upgrade gives Leopard sharper teeth [DSEI17D4]

    Rheinmetall Defence (Stand S7-110) has brought its latest Leopard 2 upgrade package to DSEI. Previously known as MBT Revolution, it is now called the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD). The ATD (pictured) brings together Rheinmetall extensive experience in tank technology, especially in the areas of firepower (gun, ammunition and fire control) and survivability.

  • Free-roaming Bronco [DSEI17D4]

    ST Kinetics (Stand N9-350) has brought its latest Bronco 3 all-terrain articulated carrier (ATTC) to DSEI for its first showing outside of Singapore.

  • Protecting against chemical warfare [DSEI17D4]

    Avon Protection (Stand N9-260) is showing its latest escape hood for the first time. The Combo hood protects individuals from the effects of carbon monoxide and chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear (CBRN) substances, and has proven its worth in the most demanding theatres of war in Syria and Iraq over the past three years.

  • Arrowhead takes aim [DSEI17D4]

    Babcock International Group (Stands S2-310 and S2-330) has lifted the veil on the Arrowhead general-purpose frigate design being put forward by the company for the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 31e frigate requirement.

  • Cutting through the noise [DSEI17D4]

    Esterline (Stand S3-320) is demonstrating its latest Racal Acoustics RA4000 Magna digital headset. Developed by the company’s Harrow-based Control and Communication Systems business over the past 12 months, the new headset addresses operator requirements for hearing protection in high-noise environments up to 120dB.

  • Engineering support [DSEI17D4]

    Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) (Stand S9-460) has been awarded a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support organisation to provide specialist engineering support to the Royal Navy’s Maritime Autonomous Systems Trials Team’s (MASTT) portfolio of equipment.

  • AREXIS airborne attack [DSEI17D4]

    Saab (Stand N2-230) has unveiled details of a future fast jet airborne electronic attack (AEA) capability concept combining a high-power escort jamming pod, long-range air-launched decoys, and advanced electronic warfare (EW) operator control and fusion techniques.

  • Cannon production accelerates [DSEI17D4]

    CTAI, a joint venture between BAE Systems (Stand S3-110 and ND3) of the UK and Nexter Systems (Stand S9-26) of France has now ramped up production of the 40mm Case Telescoped Armament Systems (CTAS) to 12 to 15 weapons a month.