• Geospatial alliance (ES14E4)

    BAE Systems and Airbus Defence and Space have launched a strategic alliance to produce and market geospatial intelligence products and solutions. Data will be provided by the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites, which carry high-resolution X-band radars. Both earth-observing satellites are from the

  • GILA targets Tiger (ES14E4)

    As part of its air-launched missile range, Diehl Defence is displaying its GILA (Guided Intelligent Light Armament) laser-guided 70mm rocket, which it is co-developing with Elbit Systems. The weapon positions Diehl for an expected German army requirement for a light precision weapon to arm the

  • Nights, camera, action! (ES14E4)

    For the European launch of its military-optimised helmet camera (MOHOC), San Francisco based Rapid International opted for Eurosatory 2014 where elite users can try it out for themselves (Hall 5, Stand E491). With full HD 1080p video at 60 frames/second and 12MP photo enabled, MOHOC is fully shock-

  • Signal development (ES14E4)

    Airbus Defence and Space (Outdoor Stand D480) has delivered two newly developed passive radar systems to Germany’s BAAINBw (federal office of Bundeswehr equipment, IT and in-service support) to demonstrate the benefits of this exciting new technology. Rather than generate its own signals,

  • At the sharp end of technology (ES14E4)

    Countering cyber threats in the military is as much a key priority as in the civilian environment – probably more so. Cyber security, solutions and research are three focus areas for Switzerland’s RUAG (Hall 5, Stand J850 and Hall 6, Stand J201). RUAG Defence’s Traffic Analyser

  • Firing trial is spot on (ES14E4)

    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (Hall 5, Stands H81 and H337) has revealed at Eurosatory that it recently successfully completed a number of firing trials of its missiles launched from the Long Range Surveillance and Attack Vehicle (LRSAV) turreted weapon system. These were conducted at

  • Boxer tested with AGM (ES14E4)

    Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Outside Stand E211) has confirmed to the Eurosatory Daily that the ARTEC Boxer Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV) has recently been fitted with its 155mm Artillery Gun Module (AGM), with initial firing trials scheduled to take place at the Meppen firing range later this year.

  • Hermes heads for Switzerland (ES14E4)

    Elbit has beaten rival Israeli UAV company IAI to be selected for the Swiss air force’s ADS 15 unarmed reconnaissance UAV programme. Elbit’s heavy fuel-engined Hermes 900 has been chosen in preference to the IAI Super Heron. However, the procurement must first negotiate

  • Milestone for JLTV (ES14E4)

    Lockheed Martin has recently completed 100,000 miles of US government testing in less than a year with its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle competitor. A total of 22 vehicles were provided to the US Army and Marine Corps in August 2013 for engineering and manufacturing development and reliability,

  • Crimson radio (ES14E4)

    Defence, security and public safety agencies would do well to consider Crimson, the latest software-defined radio (SDR) from Ontario-based Canadian corporation Per Vices, which has been unveiled at Eurosatory (Hall 5, Stand C860). The Crimson Arria V system-onchip (SoC) based SDR board blends

  • Greater protection with less weight (ES14E4)

    Asymmetrical, unconventional warfare has brought to light the deficiencies in the protection of smaller vehicles. DSM Dyneema, inventor and manufacturer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibre (UHMwPE), is demonstrating its force multiplier technology at Eurosatory (Hall 6, Stand J373).

  • Innovative imaging (ES14E4)

    With no fewer than three innovative IR imaging systems on display, FLIR Systems Inc is sure to attract customers’ attention at Eurosatory this year (Hall 6, Stand K11). For sniper operations, the HISS-XLR clip-on thermal weapon sight enables detection and recognition of man-size targets beyond

  • Stamp of approval (ES14E4)

    The latest in Israeli company Controp’s stabilised miniature payloads (STAMP) family is the micro-STAMP, now in the final stages of development (Hall 6, Stand C487). Weighing only about 250g and less than 9cm high, the three-gimballed gyro-stabilised M-STAMP is ideal for SUAVs (small unmanned

  • First on the move (ES14E4)

    Thailand-based Chaiseri Defense (Hall 6, Stand F698) hit on a rather apt name for its family of military vehicles, calling it First Win. More than 30 years’ experience in supplying defence equipment to the Royal Thai Army led to Chaiseri winning a contract recently to deliver 30 of its First

  • Greater clarity (ES14E4)

    Codan Radio Communications (Hall 6, Stand B621) has launched its second-generation digital voice technology for the Envoy HF smart radio. This is said to provide unparalleled voice clarity in the high frequency (HF) medium that is similar to cellular phones, ensuring continued operation in degraded

  • Power Scavenger (ES14E4)

    Lincad (Hall 5, Stand KJ513) has released its latest battery charge management concept, the Power Scavenger, designed to meet the requirements of the modern soldier. Recharge of its own LIPS (lithium ion power system) suite of batteries, from any source from 11 to 50V, is achieved via integral

  • Horses can fly (ES14E4)

    As its name might suggest, CHS Spezialcontainer (Outside Stand E290) produces a wide range of containers for many duties. On show here is a helicopter-portable box for small horses or pack animals, which can securely accommodate two animals for transport as an underslung load. The box incorporates

  • Dismounted operator gets PREFIX (ES14E4)

    Chemring Technology Solutions (Hall 5, Stand K447) has announced the launch of its PREFIX wideband electronic warfare survey system. With an eye on giving the dismounted operator immediate situational awareness, the PREFIX automatically classifies electronic signals to detect threats and direction

  • MEADS has Poland in its sights (ES14E4)

    MEADS International, the joint venture between Lockheed Martin and MBDA divisions in Germany and Italy, has made an attractive offer to Poland to join the consortium as an equal partner. The trinational MEADS team is pitching its Medium Extended Air Defence System for Poland’s Wisla

  • Beware of the Terminator (ES14E4)

    The Russian UralVagonZavod company unveiled its latest BMPT-72 Terminator 2 Direct Fire Support Combat Vehicle during the major Russian Arms Exhibition (RAE) held in Nizhny Tagil in September last year. Following its unveiling to a selected audience, the vehicle started its trials and it is