• Adaptable turret solution [DSEI17D3]

    Swiss company Curtiss- Wright, Defense Solutions Division (Stand S9-440) is emphasising its Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) technology capability.

  • No gap too wide [DSEI17D3]

    BAE Systems Land (UK) has announced at DSEI that it has teamed with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) for part of the UK MoD Project Tyro, which is the replacement for the current BR90 bridging system deployed by the Royal Engineers.

  • Spear is ready for release [DSEI17D3]

    MBDA has contracted Harris Corporation (Stand N5-120) to provide the pneumatic carriage and release system for its new Spear air-to-surface missile.

  • Unmanned successor for Solo [DSEI17D3]

    Leonardo Helicopters (Stand S5-110, Static SG14) is hoping to be contracted to develop a new-build unmanned rotorcraft as a follow-on to phase two of the capability concept demonstration (CCD) that it is carrying out for the Royal Navy.

  • Future-proofed simulator [DSEI17D3]

    Inzpire (Stand S9-244) is showing for the first time at DSEI a fully functional example of its Targeted Fidelity Simulator (TFS), which it describes as ‘‘an innovative solution to modern flying training needs’’.

  • Phénix rises [DSEI17D3]

    Last Thursday Airbus Defence and Space performed the first flight of an A330 MRTT (multirole tanker transport) for the French Air Force.

  • For safety and security [DSEI17D3]

    Alongside its range of imaging solutions for the defence and security market, Dutch company Xenics (Stand N2-302) is showcasing the Bobcat-320- Gated, the latest in its cost sensitive SWIR InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) camera series.

  • Hit them first [DSEI17D3]

    Development of India’s Akash air defence weapon system (AWS) is progressing well. The system is on display at Bharat Electronics in the Indian Pavilion (Stand N6-110).

  • New propellant systems [DSEI17D3]

    EURENCO (Stand N7-330) has released details of two new propellant systems, which have been developed by internal research and development funding since 2015 as part of its Total Ammunition Large Calibre (TALC) propellant project.

  • Rally for Heroes [DSEI17D3]

    Rally for Heroes is a biennial charity road trip across Europe, involving more than 100 people and 60 vehicles.

  • Frontline knowledge [DSEI17D3]

    Systematic (Stand S5-160) has announced at DSEI that its SitaWare Frontline software has been rolled out onto Denmark’s CV90 infantry fighting vehicles.

  • Light up the dark [DSEI17D3]

    IRNV Group’s Nocturna (Stand N6-381), is highlighting at DSEI its range of innovative handheld infrared night-vision cameras. These include the Spotter, which has a 20x optical zoom and 25° field of view, enabling the user to zoom in and identify objects at distances of up to 500m.

  • Trackfire on the move [DSEI17D3]

    Swedish defence and security company Saab (Stand N2-230) has been contracted by the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to supply its Trackfire remote weapon station (RWS) for Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) assault craft.

  • Floating Bridge gets stronger [DSEI17D3]

    France’s CNIM Group (Stand N7-450) has expanded the capability of its Motorised Floating Bridge (MFB), which in French Army service is called the Pont Flottant Modele F1 (PFM Mle F1). The enhancement of the MFB was prompted by feedback for the system used by the French Army, as well as potential customers.

  • Investing in the future [DSEI17D3]

    Cook Defence Systems (Stand S3-210), part of the William Cook Group, has won investment from one of the members of the consortium bidding for the British Army’s future requirement for a Mechanised Infantry Fighting Vehicle (MIV) for use by the two new Strike Brigades.

  • Multi-sensor system [DSEI17D3]

    Systel (Stand N4-282) is offering its EB7100 multi-sensor fighting vehicle system, which is certified to operate in a variety of environments. It is fully sealed and rugged, meaning it can be deployed in extreme environments when embedded into the operator’s chosen platform.

  • Shield against rogue drones [DSEI17D3]

    The threat posed by weaponised commercial drones is very real. Allen-Vanguard (Stand S3-251), a world leader in electronics countermeasures against radio-controlled IEDs, has unveiled the ANCILE electronic shield to defeat this threat.

  • System counters mines [DSEI17D3]

    BAE Systems (Stand S3-110) has unveiled the latest iteration of its widely sold NAUTIS 5 mine countermeasures (MCM) command and control system at DSEI 2017.

  • Blackjack heads north [DSEI17D3]

    A US Marine Corps unit is planning to deploy its Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack to Norway in 2018 in support of the Trident Juncture exercise, which according to present planning will be the first European deployment of the type. Based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina, VMU-2 is the first East Coast USMC unit to operate the Blackjack, and has received all six of its RQ-21 systems.

  • Charting twin courses for Venator [DSEI17D3]

    BMT Defence Services (Stand S3-360) is highlighting the flexibility of its Venator frigate design at DSEI, with different variants being scoped for the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 31e programme and the US Navy’s nascent FFG(X) requirement.