• SMASH and grab [ID18D3]

    Turkish company Aselsan (Hall A, Stand A50R) is promoting its SMASH 30mm remote-controlled stabilised naval gun system in the region as the main armament of coastal craft or as a secondary armament of larger surface craft.

  • As easy as ABC [ID18D3]

    Cleaning the barrel of a cannon cannot be easier than the automatic bore cleaner (ABC System) developed by South Korea’s SooSung Defense Industries (SDI; Hall D, Stand D240I).

  • UAVs fly in from Vietnam [ID18D3]

    Viettel (Hall B, Stand B095) is here showing for the first time outside of Vietnam the Shikra UAV, a 26kg aircraft with a 3.25m wingspan that takes off vertically before transitioning into horizontal flight.

  • Charting new waters [ID18D3]

    With a vast archipelago to safeguard, the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL)) is continuing its modernisation efforts with the introduction of new submarines, frigates and helicopters.

  • Sky high [ID18D3]

    Intelsat General (IGC) (Hall D, Stand D060E), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and a leader in integrated satellite communications.

  • USMC begins AESA upgrade for ‘classic’ Hornets

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun the process of replacing the radars of some its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornet combat aircraft with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system, with the first procurement contract awarded on 26 March. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded
  • IrvinGQ develops airdrop cage for THeMIS UGV

    UK-based aerial delivery equipment and parachute developer IrvinGQ has developed ATAX, an airdrop system that can deliver Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), Estonia’s Milrem Robotics announced on 26 March. The ATAX is a modular, rapid-rig/de-rig,
  • US Navy prepares for possible Columbia delay, GAO reports

    While the US Navy (USN) still considers the timely acquisition of its Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to be its priority programme to ensure there is no gap in strategic patrols, the service is hedging against a potential delay in the delivery of the new submarine, according to the
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