HEADLINES

  • Bullseye for Arrowhead [DSEI19D4]

    An industry group led by Babcock has been selected as preferred bidder to deliver the UK Royal Navy’s Type 31 frigate programme.

  • Ship-shape [DSEI19D4]

    Kongsberg Digital (Stand S6-145) and SeaCross Marine (Stand S9-262) have announced a new partnership at DSEI.

  • Better detection and tracking [DSEI19D4]

    Elta (Stand S7-330) has developed new algorithms for its ELM-2270 over-the-horizon (OTH) radar that improve the detection and tracking capability of the system when operating in 200nm exclusive economic zones.

  • Effective Guardians [DSEI19D4]

    Responding to the continued proliferation and evolution of remotely controlled bombs, Leonardo (Stand S5-100) has introduced two additions to its Guardian family of counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) products.

  • Mobile Fires Platform: clarification [DSEI19D4]

    The Royal Artillery has a future requirement for a Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) to replace the currently deployed tracked 155mm/39 calibre AS90 self-propelled artillery system. It will be issued to four Close Support Regiments, with a total of 135 units required. The MFP includes a training solution for the operators, including the driver, and a support solution.

  • GCS build gains pace [DSEI19D4]

    BAE Systems Naval Ships is moving forward with the manufacture phase of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme, with production now under way on the second of the planned eight-ship City-class vessels.

  • Self-protection for Shadow [DSEI19D4]

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted Leonardo (Stand S5-100) and Thales (S6-100), under a single-source procurement, to deliver an integrated defensive aids system (DAS) for the Royal Air Force’s fleet of eight Shadow R1 intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) aircraft.

  • Unmanned Pacific RIB [DSEI19D4]

    BAE Systems is demonstrating the integration of an unmanned, autonomous version of its Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) with the combat system of the Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll.

  • Boost for small boats [DSEI19D4]

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced a series of contracts, collectively worth £177 million, covering in-service support for small boats used by the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the MoD Police.

  • Skynet six-pack [DSEI19D4]

    The UK government has launched a competition seeking an operator and maintainer of its new Skynet 6 satellite communications constellation. Speaking at DSEI on Wednesday, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace stressed the importance of space-based infrastructure and the potential impact on the nation should it be compromised, announcing this next stage in the Skynet 6 programme. Skynet 6 will update the UK’s military satellite constellation, 50 years after the first iteration was launched.

  • All-electric traverse [DSEI19D4]

    Hirtenberger Defence Europe (Stand N9-300) is showing the latest ST Engineering Land Systems 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System (SRAMS) Mk 2. This is a follow-on to the original 120mm SRAMS, which is deployed by the UAE integrated onto the rear of an RG32 (4x4) mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle, and by the Singapore Armed Forces on their Bronco armoured tracked all-terrain carrier.

  • Making tracks to New Zealand [DSEI19D4]

    Faun Trackway (Stand S3-225) has completed delivery of its Medium Ground Mobility System (MGMS) to the New Zealand Defence Force.

  • Third life for Pars [DSEI19D4]

    FNSS Savunma Sistemleri’s Pars III (8x8) in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) role is being shown for the first time at DSEI on Stand N6-240, where it is fitted with the latest Saber one-person turret armed with a stabilised Northrop Grumman, Armament Systems 25mm dual-feed cannon and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.

  • Laser milestone achieved [DSEI19D4]

    Leonardo (Stand S5-100) has reached a new milestone for its Type 163 Laser Target Designator (LTD) with the announcement that it has now secured orders for more than 600 units worldwide.

  • Smart suppression [DSEI19D4]

    MBDA (Stand S1-200) has received a contract to demonstrate the electronic warfare version of the Spear network-enabled precision attack missile, writes David Donald. The Spear EW is being developed in a partnership with Leonardo UK, which is supplying its advanced miniaturised Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) deception jammer to replace the seeker/ warhead of the standard Spear 3 attack weapon.

  • Thundering into Europe [DSEI19D4]

    Hanwha Defense (Stand S8-250) of the Republic of Korea (ROK) is hoping to achieve additional export sales of its K9 Thunder 155mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled artillery system, which was originally developed to meet the operational requirements of ROK Army.

  • Aerospace partnership [DSEI19D4]

    BAE Systems and Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (ADG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at DSEI to collaborate on advanced technologies associated with a variety of next-generation air platforms, both manned and unmanned.

  • Brightest brains design bionic commandos [DSEI19D4]

    The UK’s best and brightest young engineers have developed a futuristic vision of how the Royal Marines might go into action in the future, writes Richard Scott.

  • Rotating radar for USN [DSEI19D4]

    The US Navy (USN) has taken delivery of the first Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) equipped with the Hensoldt (Stand S3-200) TRS-4D G-band rotating active electronically scanned array (AESA) multifunction radar, writes Richard Scott. The fixed face variant of TRS-4D already equips the German Navy’s new F125 frigate.

  • Serbian systems [DSEI19D4]

    Serbian company Yugoimport (Stand N4-220) is showing just a part of its wide range of vehicles and weapon systems in model form that have been developed to meet the operational requirements of the Serbian armed forces, but are now being offered on the export market.

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