Eurosatory 2012 Photo Report & Dynamic Demonstration

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Thales has developed a new version of the Australian Assault Rifle designated F88 Enhanced. About half a kg lighter than the current F88. It has 3 picatinny rails, lighter materials and a lighter barrel
Thales has developed a new version of the Australian Assault Rifle designated F88 Enhanced. About half a kg lighter than the current F88. It has 3 picatinny rails, lighter materials and a lighter barrel. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Thales unveiled the F90 today at Eurosatory 2012. This export oriented assault rifle weighs only 3.25 kg,at 700 mm length and 407 mm long barrel, it is claimed to be the shortest in the market. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Hercule exoskeleton robot is designed to assists humans in lifting heavy loads. I uses mechatronic legs to walk about 20km on batteries each arm can lift 20 kg - this soldier is lifting 16 kg at ease. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
a different view of Hercule. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Rheinmetall HX2 protected cab, employing the new ADS in a low visibility configuration. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
When the cover is removed, the full-featured ADS can be seen. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
An 4x4 configuration of the RG35. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
the Multi Purpose Combat Vehicle - MPCV modified to carry MMP missiles and Mistrals. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Another photo of the MPCV. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Rafael 30mm turret system on Piranha 3. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Milicam30 sensor was developed to detect human presence behind walls or under debries. It can also detect objects inside walls or screen passengers or baggage at airport security checks. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
IMI is on contract to deliver rocket systems worth several hundred million dollars - to foreign customers and, most likely to the Israel Defense Forces. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
COBRA Mk2 Tactical Robot for Route Clearing Missions. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
The Observer ISTAR command and control system is employed a RSTA technology demonstrator vehicle developed by Thales. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
This Tigr vehicle carries two missile firing units, each loaded with four KORNET-EM missiles. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Marder Armored Vehicles Family Upgrade. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Marder Upgraded APC. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Leopard 2 A6M CAN. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Leoprad 2 A6 CAN Counter RPG. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Infotron IT180 Mini-Drone. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Horus fired from a tube. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
C4i Node. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Aravis with a new slat cage. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Antares Hemispherical Camera. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

The BMP-T represents a unique Russian concept that evolved from the Second Chechnian campaign. This massive vehicle carries multiple and redundant weapons, facilitating reliable and dependable direct-fire support at all combat ranges. The weapon suite shown here include two 30mm 2A42 automatic cannons, two 30mm grenade launchers, one 7.62mm machine gun and four Ataka-T missiles.  BMP-T can be based on T-72 or T-90 hulls, thus maintaining mobility with the armored fore.

BMP-T on display at Eurpsatory 2012. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Another angle of the BMP-T. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

The Russian company Uralvagonzavod is displaying two of its most advanced armored fighting vehicles: the newly upgraded T-90S and BMP-Tank (Terminator). This is the first time the T-90S is displayed in the west, coming few months after the official debut at the 2011 Nizhny Tagil expo. As the Russian is one of only few tanks currently in production, Russia hoping the new upgrade will pave the way for T-90 sales in international markets, since the T-90 which was expected to follow the success of the T-72 hasn’t delivered equivalent sales sofar.

The Newly Upgraded T-90S. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Rear view of the T-90S. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Ural is showing the Saturn, a protected 6x6 version of the military truck.
Thales Rapidfire Debut at Eurosatory 2012. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Panhard unveils the CRAB (Combat and Recce Armored Buggy). Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Amarok M, a new pickup truck from Rheinmetall Defence. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

Rheinmetall Defence Introduces an Off-Road Pickup Truck

Amarok M, a new pickup truck from Rheinmetall Defence combines good cross-country mobility with comfort and road safety of conventional pickup trucks.Its maximum road speed is 182 km/h. The vehicle is available with 90 to 132 kW engines, and manual or automatic transmission (6 or 8 gears). It has all-wheel drive and off-road ABS and ESP, contributing to high off-road and on-road performance. The vehicle uses a ladder frame with standardized mounting points to make subsequent assembly easier. Amarok M can carry 1.259 ton payload with a double cab or 1.396 tons with a single cab. The vehicle can ford water obstacle 500 mm deep and travel a side slope of 50 degrees.

IMI's Bright Arrow on a Renault Sherpa. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

Renault Trucks Defense’ Sherpa Displays IMI’s Active protection Systems

Renault is displaying at Eurosatory 2012 an armored Sherpa equipped with IMI’s Bright Arrow. The system depicts a new configuration for the IMI active protection system, featuring the redesigned PSR-10 APS radar from Rada, integrated with a stereoscopic IR sensor, both feed target data to the Bright Arrow mounted on the vehicle’s roof. The launcher also carries a laser countermeasure device, employed as a ‘soft kill’ active countermeasure against guided missiles fired at the vehicle.

IMI's Bright Arrow Soft kill. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) is displaying at Eurosatory the VAB Ultima, a highly protected 4x4 version of the armored personnel carrier in service with the French Army for several decades. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
While the French Army has opted to modernize its 4x4 VABs with the Ultima model, Renault is offering the VAB Mk3 upgraded model of the 6x6 VAB to export customers. At a gross vehicle weight of 20 tons the VAB Mk3 can carry up to 7.5 tons of payload. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

 Eurosatory 2012 Dynamic Demonstration

The Eurosatory 2012 dynamic demonstration is highlighting situations depicting ‘real life’ scenarios, from asymmetric combat, to law enforcement, crowd dispersal to dealing with hazardous materials and chemical or biological threats. The systems on display include armored vehicles of various types, including the French Renault Trucks Defence VAB 4×4 and American M-ATV armored ambulance from Oshkosh defense. Two types of unmanned vehicles were demonstrated in flight – the IT180 mini-drone from Infotron and HoverEye EX developed by Bertin. The demonstration also featured dynamic displays of several bridging solutions, these will be covered at a later stage.

Tactical ATV, Eurosatory 2012 Dynamic Demonstration. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
M-ATV Tactical Ambulance. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
HoverEye EX with Controp's M-STAMP Payload. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Infotron IT180 Mini-Drone. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

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