• 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.

  • RAF brings back fast jet training on Hawk T1

    A continuing shortage of capacity in its flying training organisation has led the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) to return to training pilots on Hawk T1 aircraft, three years after it retired the analog cockpit-equipped jet from this role. Later this year, the RAF will begin training fast jet
  • Raytheon to upgrade USMC Hornets with new AESA radar

    Raytheon has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. The company announced on 15 January that it will fit its AN/APG-79(V)4 AESA radar to equip the USMC’s F/A-18C/D
  • US Army seeking APS technology for Bradley vehicles

    Once again the US army is looking for new active protection systems (APSs) to equip on its family of M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. Whether this is a positive or negative for IMI Systems’ Iron Fist remains unclear. On 11 December, the service issued a draft request for proposal in the
  • France orders new EDA-S landing craft

    An industry team led by French equipment manufacturer CNIM has been awarded a contract by defense procurement and technology agency Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) to build 14 new EDA-S (Engin de Débarquement Amphibie Standard) landing craft for the French Navy.
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