• SMASH enters remote gunnery fray [ID14D2]

    With both maritime security and force protection becoming increasing priorities for navies, Turkish defence electronics and systems house Aselsan (Hall A, Stand 106) has introduced a stabilised 30mm mounting to market as part of its family of shipborne remote control weapon stations. Known as

  • Turkish ambitions [ID14D2]

    Turkey attaches great importance to defence and aerospace and advances and rows in quick and determined steps combining quality products and global partnerships, says Latif Aral Alis, chairman of the SSI – Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association of Turkey and the Turkish

  • IF-X cockpit configuration on show [ID14D2]

    Indonesian avionics specialist Infoglobal is showing off a potential cockpit configuration for the IF-X advanced fighter that is being developed by Indonesia and Korea. Versions for both nations will employ the same core computer architecture, but additional elements of the avionics suite will be

  • Light Gun eases deployment [ID14D2]

    Nexter Systems (Hall D, Stand D217) has brought the latest version of its 105mm LG1 Light Gun to Indo Defence this year and is looking to increase sales of this weapon, which has so far been sold to Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia (Marines), Singapore and Thailand. While there is a clear trend

  • Long-range precision [ID14D2]

    Lockheed Martin (Hall D, Stand D007) is presenting a selection of capabilities here at Indo-Defence, including its precision rocket artillery systems. Among them is the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, which has been in US Army service since 2005 and has achieved several export

  • Precision and lethality [ID14D2]

    Norway’s Kongsberg Defence Systems (Hall D, Stand 086) is looking to address emergent regional anti-surface warfare requirements with its Naval Strike Missile (NSM), prominently displayed here in model form. Entering service with the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) in October 2012, NSM has been

  • Sensing from space [ID14D2]

    With an eye on meeting regional needs for wide-area maritime surveillance, UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) (Hall A, Stand 025) is showcasing the capabilities of its new NovaSAR-S low-cost earth observation satellite. The 400kg NovaSAR-S combines the flight-proven SSTL-300

  • Armoured vehicles fit for many missions [ID14D2]

    Local company Sentra Surya Ekajaya (SSE) has confirmed to the Indo Defence Show Daily that its P2 Commando reconnaissance/command and control vehicle and P2 armoured personnel carrier (APC) have completed their trials and are now in quantity production. P2 Commando (4x4) is the smaller of the two,

  • Polarised binoculars [ID14D2]

    Australian optics specialist Byfield Optics has developed the world's first polarised binocular. Incorporating the company's integrated polarised lens system, the binoculars employ polarisation to significantly reduce the glare from water, fog, snow, glass and other reflective surfaces. At the same

  • Protecting electro-optics from moisture [ID14D2]

    Preventing condensation from affecting electro-optic equipment is a crucial task, not only to maintain its performance in the field, but also to prevent corrosion. Traditionally this is accomplished using a two-point nitrogen purging system, but this has its drawbacks. Firstly, the nitrogen follows

  • Bonefish USV breaks cover [ID14D2]

    Saab and PT Lundin have revealed their Bonefish unmanned surface vessel (USV) technology demonstrator at Indo Defence 2014. Formally unveiled by Indonesia’s defence minister General (ret.) Ryamizard Ryacudu and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Marsetio in a joint ribbon-cutting ceremony on the first day of

  • Anoa ready for specialist roles [ID14D1]

    The first 6x6 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) to be designed and manufactured in Indonesia is the Pindad Anoa. The vehicle is being shown at Indo Defence this year in many configurations, including one for the armoured personnel carrier (APC) role (outside Hall A). Now in service with Indonesia in

  • Cruise control [ID14D1]

    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (Hall D, Stand D007) and Turkish defence company Roketsan (Hall A, Stand AP014) signed a teaming agreement at Ankara last month for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Standoff Cruise Missile for the F-35 Lightning II. The SOM system

  • Hungwe meets civilian and military needs [ID14D1]

    South Africa’s largest defence company, Denel (Hall A, Stand 261), has brought a range of its products to Indo Defence, including its latest unmanned air vehicle. The Hungwe is a small UAV intended for both civilian and military use. While an earlier Denel project with the same name had a

  • Powering ahead [ID14D1]

    Roxel (Hall D, Stand D216), the French specialist in solid propulsion systems for rockets and cruise missiles, and Eurenco (Hall D, Stand D211), an expert in chemical synthesis and transformation of energetic molecules, have signed a co-operation agreement with state-owned PT Dahana (Hall D, Stand

  • Asia boosts artillery capability [ID14D1]

    Countries in Southeast Asia are now enhancing the capability of their field artillery elements with the procurement of new towed and increasingly self-propelled (SP) artillery systems, with some also procuring artillery rocket systems (ARS). There is also a trend in Asia to field artillery systems

  • Bolts out of the blue [ID14D1]

    The strong presence of LIG Nex1 Co Ltd (Hall A, Stand 033), one of the leading defence companies in the Republic of Korea, reflects the fact that Indonesia was its first export customer and, since 2006, has continued to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. In 2013, the company

  • More than fire control [ID14D1]

    As a production partner of the USA’s SecuGen company, South Korea’s Woo Kyun Optics Co has been manufacturing optical fing erprint identification devices and peripherals for many years, writes Brian M Walters. It exports not only to the USA but also to defence customers in Europe, Japan

  • Nebula evolves [ID14D1]

    Teltronic (Hall A, Stand A173) has been involved in a long process to develop its own long-term evolution independently of other companies, thus enabling it to offer evolved Nebula as its next generation infrastructure for mission-critical users. This development is based on the company’s

  • Forewarned is forearmed [ID14D1]

    The precise location of a threat posed by enemy weapons or platforms can be the key to the provision of both an e ffective and rapid response. is is the key to the localisation system developed by Dutch company Micro own AVISA BV and featured in Hall A on Stand AP209. Claimed to be both highly