• A first for India [ES2016D4]

    Award-winning Indian shipbuilder Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) last year delivered its first warship built for export to the coast guard of Mauritius.

  • Tiny coolers for infrared detectors [ES2016D4]

    One of a small number of world specialists in cryogenic coolers is Slovenia-based Le-tehnika (Hall 6, Stand J138). These advanced miniature cooler units are designed to cool infrared detectors for surveillance, defence, medical and special equipment.

  • Energy-efficient radar surveillance [ES2016D4]

    A growing need for surveillance of borders, perimeters, critical infrastructure and installations such as transport nodes and energy plants has led to the development of systems that can assist and automate the task of guarding against intrusions.

  • Double up [ES2016D4]

    Tatra (External Stand D320) is displaying two new T815-7 Force family tactical truck models.

  • Attack accuracy for helicopters [ES2016D4]

    FN Herstal has unveiled one of the fruits of its significant recent investment in digital technology. The FN head-up display (HUD), developed to improve the accuracy of firing axial-mounted rockets and machine guns from rotary-wing platforms, is being shown at Eurosatory for the first time in its fully functional three-unit form.

  • K-BATS simulates ballistic missiles [ES2016D4]

    Hanwha Corporation (Hall 5, Stand K397) has brought its K-BATS ballistic aerial target system to Eurosatory for the first time. Launched from a canister, the vehicle replicates a ballistic missile and provides a target for operators of surface-to-air missile systems during trials.

  • Fourfold mobility solutions [ES2016D4]

    Dutch company Koni (Hall 5, Stand A698) has incorporated pneumatic springs and dampers in self-contained units as an alternative to conventional metal springs and dampers. Known as Hydroride, they have been designed to be fitted to tracked and wheeled vehicles up to 50 tonnes.

  • Innovative head protection [ES2016D4]

    US based Gentex Corporation (Hall 5, Stand B458) is introducing its Ops-Core Fast and Sentry helmets for enhanced protection against a full range of ballistic, blunt trauma and blast threats.

  • Well protected and multi-purpose [ES2016D4]

    UkrOboronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry, Hall 5, Stand H801) has brought its latest production standard Dozor-B (4x4) armoured personnel carrier (APC) to Paris.

  • SECURITY - The future of the global defence/security industry [ES2016D4]

    Global security and defence industries are experiencing enduring and intersecting technological, competitive and market transitions that will affect both immediate and distant opportunities and risks. The intersection of five particularly powerful forces will necessitate new ways of thinking about and planning for uncertain and complex futures.

  • REGIONAL FOCUS - Asia Pacific [ES2016D4]

    Chinese militarisation of the South China Sea remains the dominant security story in the Asia-Pacific region, providing a lightning rod for growing competition with the US and leading to almost universal condemnation.

  • Lynx on the hunt [ES2016D3]

    Rheinmetall (External Stands D261/D211) has unveiled its latest Lynx tracked infantry fighting vehicle, developed as a private venture to meet a perceived gap in the market for a vehicle that is capable of being used for a wide range of battlefield missions.

  • Packing a punch [ES2016D3]

    China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) (Hall 5, H521) is showing its total fire support capability at Eurosatory this year, albeit in model form only. This includes an extensive range of tracked and wheeled self-propelled (SP) artillery systems, but also towed artillery systems, artillery rocket systems, ammunition and the essential target acquisition systems.

  • More Orbiters [ES2016D3]

    Israeli UAV house Aeronautics (Hall 6, Stand D732) is in the final stages of developing the latest member of its Orbiter family of UAVs.

  • Step change in capability [ES2016D3]

    Following a competition that included extensive trials with 22 prototype vehicles each submitted by AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) design submitted by Oshkosh Defense (Hall 5, Stand D608) was selected as the winner. It is being shown at Eurosatory for the first time.

  • Self-propelled and commanding [ES2016D3]

    Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) (part of the Polish Defence Group) (Hall 5, B801) has been awarded a contract to supply the Polish Army with 64 Rak 120mm 24-calibre M120K self-propelled mortar systems and 32 all-wheel drive command post vehicles, all of which will be based on the Rosomak (8x8) platform.

  • Air surveillance on the move [ES2016D3]

    Thales has unveiled the latest member of its Ground Master air defence radar family. Drawing on technology from the larger Ground Master 200 and 400 radars, the Ground Master 60 multimission radar offers exceptional range in a fully mobile system that provides forces with a search on-the-move air picture capability.

  • Active protection for smaller vehicles [ES2016D3]

    Israel Military Industries is showing its Iron Fist-Light Configuration (IF-LC) active protection system for the first time. Derived from the full-size Iron Fist system designed for large infantry fighting vehicles and main battle tanks, the IF-LC is intended to provide hard-kill protection for smaller vehicles against a variety of threats.

  • On track for Ajax [ES2016D3]

    Following extensive trials, General Dynamics European Land Systems Santa Bárbara Sistemas has awarded Cook Defence Systems (Hall 5, Stand LK657) a contract worth about £30 million to supply its latest TR40 505FB track system for installation on the Ajax reconnaissance version of the British Army Specialist Vehicle – Scout family of tracked vehicles.

  • Indian summer [ES2016D3]

    In support of India’s defence modernisation, Nammo (Hall 6, Stands F290/GF304) has opened an office in New Delhi, which marks its participation in the ‘Make in India’ initiative.