The Israeli defense company announced the acquisition of a 40% stake in the ian aerospace company GESPI Aeronautics, deepening its position in the growing ian homeland security and defense market. The two companies formally announced the acquisition today at the 2012 event in Rio de Janeiro, . Based in Sao Jose dos Campos near Sao Paulo, GESPI operates in Brazil’s civil and security sector for over 20 years, serving the local Air Force, Army and Navy. “The acquisition of GESPI will allow us to implement the strategic policy of the Brazilian government for the transfer of advanced technology and expertise to projects of the Ministry of Defence of Brazil and various security agencies of production site, providing employment opportunities and export to other countries. ” Lova Drori, Senior Vice President of Marketing at said.
Based on positive lessons learned in recent combat RAFAEL is enhancing the Trophy Active Protection System (APS). “The system is designed to meet and...
Common coaxial cables could be made 50 percent lighter with a new nanotube-based outer conductor developed by Rice University scientists. “Our cable meets military standards, but we’re able to supply the strength and flexibility without the bulk.” said research scientist Francesca Mirri.
New thrusters system designed for the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) of the Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) missile have passed an important validation test yesterday. The planned test that was originally scheduled for late 2015 did not include a target intercept. The test evaluated the CE-II EKV that demonstrated the performance of alternate divert thrusters in a flight environment. It also performed end-to-end discrimination of a complex target scene through the GMD fire control loop. The next flight test will conduct full intercept of a target simulating an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICMB).
Textron Systems announced today the first export sale of its SCTV (Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle) to the Ukraine. In 2015 the US Government has agreed to deliver Ukraine 200 HMMWVs from US military surplus; Some of these vehicles will be converted by Ukroboronprom into SCTV, using Textron delivered kits.
The latest enhancements for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet have been successfully tested by UK Royal Air Force (RAF). The P2Ea package incorporates software and avionics improvements such as upgrades to the radar, defensive aids systems and targeting pods.