• Gunning for the drone [ES18D5]

    Australia-based counter-drone technology provider DroneShield (Hall 6, Stand K517) has just announced a major order for its DroneGun Tactical by the MoD of a “major Middle East country allied with Western governments”.

  • Hornet has venomous sting [ES18D5]

    Yugoimport reports that its Strsljen (Hornet) X-01 rotary-wing unmanned air vehicle began flight trials last week. The air vehicle has been developed to undertake both reconnaissance and attack missions, and is equipped with outrigger pylons and an underbelly hardpoint for external stores.

  • Heron lands in Germany [ES18D5]

    On Wednesday, Germany’s parliamentary committee approved a $600 million deal covering the lease of HeronTP medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAVs from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which teamed in 2014 to bid for the deal with Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions.

  • Precision targeting [ES18D5]

    Turkish defence electronics specialist Aselsan (Hall 6, Stand B200) is showing some of its solutions for precision targeting from tactical aircraft. An important system is the Aselpod advanced targeting pod, which has been acquired by the Turkish air force for carriage by F-4-2020 upgraded Phantom and F-16 aircraft, and has reportedly been ordered by Pakistan for fitment to the JF-17 Thunder.

  • All-terrain vehicle ready for Austria [ES18D5]

    Under a contract awarded in 2016 through the Swedish government, the Austrian Army is to take delivery of 32 of the latest-generation BAE Systems Hägglunds (Outdoor Stand A10) BvS 10 all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

  • BAE Systems flies PHASA-35 solar-powered HALE UAV

    BAE Systems has flown the PHASA-35 solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can remain aloft for up to a year, the company announced on 17 February. The company said that the successful flight trials took place at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
  • Boeing contracted to conclude USAF AWACS upgrades

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Boeing to complete full-rate production of the Block 40/45 upgrade for the service’s E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The contract, announced on 13 February, is valued at USD99.9 million and will run through to fiscal
  • UAE reveals SR5 MRL acquisition

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces revealed they are operating the Norinco SR5 multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) during a parade held on 9 February. Attended by the crown princes of all seven emirates, the event was held at Zayed Air Base to celebrate the UAE’s military intervention
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