• 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).

  • Qatar on track to receive Apaches from 2019

    Qatar is on track to receive its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from 2019 through to mid-2020. The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) project officer said on 13 August that the first batch of 24 helicopters ordered in 2016 will be received before the end of next year.
  • China closing the satellite imagery capability gap

    A Chinese Earth-observation satellite launched on 31 July from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre may be capable of achieving ground-image resolution of 10 cm or less. If confirmed, this would give China a satellite-imaging capability second only to the United States and possibly comparable to the
  • Central African military receives new equipment

    The Central African Armed Forces (FACA) has received over 120 assorted vehicles donated by the United States and China. President Faustin-Archange Touadéra received more than 70 vehicles with a value of over USD15 million from the Chinese company Poly Technologies on 8 August. The vehicles
  • First 18 HIMARS ordered for Romania

    The US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, in Alabama has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD218 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for the first 18 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers for Romania, the US Department of Defense announced on 9 August. The
  • Lithuania acquires Sitaware Frontline for Boxer IFVs

    Systematic’s Sitaware Frontline command-and-control (C2) software is to be integrated onto the Lithuanian Land Force’s future armoured combat vehicles, the company announced on 8 August. Sitaware Frontline will be installed aboard the Land Force’s 8x8 Boxer infantry fighting
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