• 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.

  • UK Poseidon makes maiden flight

    The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA) for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) made its maiden flight on 13 July. The first of nine Poseidon MMAs for the UK, serial number ZP801, made its inaugural flight out of Boeing’s Renton facility near Seattle, Washington, ahead of
  • Nigerian Army commissions new locally produced vehicles

    The Nigerian Army formally commissioned into service a range of new indigenously designed and manufactured vehicles during its annual celebration day at the Ikeja Military Cantonment in Lagos state on 6 July. Several types produced by the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) were
  • IDF rapidly developing non-lethal systems for Gaza border

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have in recent months deployed a number of new non-lethal weapons and crowd-control measures on the border with the Gaza Strip as part of an effort to give its Gaza Division new tools to deal with weekly disturbances organised by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
  • France launches first Barracuda SSN

    France’s first new-generation Suffren-class (Barracuda) nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), Suffren, was ceremonially launched at Naval Group’s Cherbourg site on 12 July. Although the event was qualified as a launching ceremony, Suffren’s drydock will not actually be flooded
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