• UAV on demand [DSEI17D2]

    UMS Skeldar (Saab Stand N2-230) has signed a leasing agreement with JetLease that will see its rotary-wing UAV family offered to users on a short- to long-term temporary basis. JetLease will then lease them on to government entities such as coast guards and border control agencies that do not necessarily want the aircraft for a long period of time, or are not ready to acquire it outright.

  • Enhanced surveillance [DSEI17D2]

    HGH Infrared Systems (Stand N7-353) is showcasing the latest V-LRF (visible channel/laser range finder) enhancement option for its SPYNEL-X and SPYNEL-S infrared surveillance systems at DSEI 2017.

  • See it live [DSEI17D2]

    Live video communication, localisation and data transmission at all times are capabilities now available from Austria-based Spintower (Stand S8-272) with its innovative Darvin device.

  • Evolving CBRN protection [DSEI17D2]

    Innovative solutions to protect soldiers and civilian operators against CBRN threats are being launched by UK-based Survitec Group (Stand S5-170) this week. The new Survitec Operational Network of Integrated CBRN Systems (SONICS) Bio Skin and Bio Shell protective suits, designed in conjunction with Gore, are a total solution to ensure maximum readiness for civil, military and government organisations.

  • Satcoms on the move [DSEI17D2]

    Since the system was launched in 2013, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd (Stand S7-355) has sold around 2,000 units of its SlingShot radio range-extension system to special forces and armies around the world. The company has just extended its sales partnership with Airbus to offer SlingShot as part of the Airbus communications portfolio. In the meantime, Spectra has been refining and improving the system.

  • Winning hand [DSEI17D2]

    Ahead of a planned delivery to the first RQ-21 Blackjack export customer later this month, Insitu (Stand S9-115) is holding a conference at DSEI to promote the benefits of the UAV to potential export nations.

  • A century of submarine optronics [DSEI17D2]

    DSEI 2017 sees Thales celebrating 100 years of supplying submarine periscopes and above-water visual systems to the Royal Navy (RN).

  • Give them a real punch [DSEI17D2]

    A multishot less-lethal grenade launcher with significantly improved punch over a single-shot weapon is being introduced by South Africa’s Rippel Effect Systems (Stand N3-110).

  • Indian initiative [DSEI17D2]

    Building on its long record of warship construction for the Indian Navy, Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) (Stand N6-110) is now looking to grow its international business after capturing a first export order from the Mauritius Coast Guard. The company sees the main potential in Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America.

  • Leading light [DSEI17D2]

    For military and security users, a dual LED white-infrared strobe certainly has numerous operational applications. USA-based Tektite Industries (Stand N5-285) this week announced its first-ever such improved LED: the Tektite Strobe 200.

  • Ground surveillance at low cost [DSEI17D2]

    Blighter Surveillance Systems (Stand S4-154) has introduced a new version of its B400 series Doppler ground surveillance radar.

  • Medical devices [DSEI17D2]

    UK-based Prometheus Medical (Stand N3-197) is showing some of its latest and innovative medical supplies and equipment.

  • Versatile vehicles from Pakistan [DSEI17D2]

    Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) (Stand N9-458) is the main centre of excellence for the design, development and production of tracked and wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) in Pakistan and is now offering these for the export market.

  • Get the troops talking [DSEI17D2]

    Building on its 30-year legacy of developing secure communications and connectivity solutions, Finland-based Bittium (Stand N3-157) is launching its Tough Comnode terminal at DSEI this week.

  • Secure, snag-free fit [DSEI17D2]

    Helmet cameras of US company Mohoc (Stand N5-402) have had a recent spate of success, having been selected by various military and law enforcement agencies for use in operational and training scenarios. These include customers in the Asia- Pacific, South America and GCC regions, all of which have seen the benefits of operating what the company claims to be the first cameras ruggedised for military use. These add to NATO nations that are already operating the cameras.

  • The right link [DSEI17D2]

    Miniature electrical connectors and cable harnesses are essential to OEMs in all areas of the military, hence US-based Omnetics Connector Corp (Stand S2-100) is represented in all sectors at DSEI.

  • A smooth and quiet ride [DSEI17D2]

    The latest BAE Systems Hägglunds CV9030 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) for the Norwegian Army are fitted with Soucy Defense (Stand N4-152) composite rubber tracks (CRT) rather than convention steel tracks. CRT offer a number of important advantages: they are lighter, generate less noise and vibration, and have less rolling resistance, which means greater fuel efficiency.

  • All-seeing bird [DSEI17D2]

    Small and lightweight unmanned air systems (UAS) afford significant operational advantages. UK-based Swarm Systems Ltd (SSL, Stand N3-597) will this week announce the entry of its Owl 4 UAS into the sub-250g sector.

  • Automated mine warfare [DSEI17D2]

    France’s ECA Group (Stand N7-312) has completed the development of an integrated unmanned mine countermeasures solution for an unnamed Southeast Asian navy. Sea acceptance tests are due to be undertaken this month, customer maintenance and operational training having been conducted in May at ECA’s facilities in the south of France. Two complete systems are being delivered this year, to enter service in 2018.

  • Beat the heat [DSEI17D2]

    UK-based Equivital (Stand S3-357) is launching the latest version of its wearable technology to end avoidable heat stress injuries and fatalities. The Black Ghost system provides information to commanders and medics about a soldier’s temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, position and activity.