• Giraffe raises its head [ES2016D5]

    Saab is showing its Giraffe 1X 3D short-range radar for the first time at Eurosatory. The system is one of a new family of Giraffe radars that was launched at the show two years ago, and is now fully developed and ready for production. The company is already in advanced discussions with customers.

  • US and France show solidarity [ES2016D5]

    On Wednesday, US Army Europe’s commanding officer, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, and the commanding officer of France’s army aviation, Général de Brigade Olivier Gourlez de la Motte, visited the UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache on show here at Eurosatory.

  • New president for ELDIG [ES2016D5]

    In a ceremony at Eurosatory, the presidency of ELDIG (European Land Defence Industry Group) was passed from Heikki Allonen, president and CEO of Finland’s Patria, to Roberto Cortesi (right), managing director of Leonardo-Finmeccanica Defence Systems Division. The presidency of the group rotates within the member companies every two years.

  • More firepower for Centauro [ES2016D5]

    Being shown at Eurosatory for the first time is the Centauro II (8x8) mobile gun system (MGS).

  • Versatile lifter [ES2016D5]

    Appearing at Eurosatory for the first time, Korea Aerospace Industries (Hall 5, Stand K490) is promoting its Surion multipurpose helicopter, which was developed with input from Airbus Helicopters.

  • RAF brings back fast jet training on Hawk T1

    A continuing shortage of capacity in its flying training organisation has led the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) to return to training pilots on Hawk T1 aircraft, three years after it retired the analog cockpit-equipped jet from this role. Later this year, the RAF will begin training fast jet
  • Raytheon to upgrade USMC Hornets with new AESA radar

    Raytheon has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. The company announced on 15 January that it will fit its AN/APG-79(V)4 AESA radar to equip the USMC’s F/A-18C/D
  • US Army seeking APS technology for Bradley vehicles

    Once again the US army is looking for new active protection systems (APSs) to equip on its family of M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. Whether this is a positive or negative for IMI Systems’ Iron Fist remains unclear. On 11 December, the service issued a draft request for proposal in the
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