Defexpo 2014 Photo Report – Part I

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Arjun Catapult and Weapon Locating Radar. Both of Indian indigenous design. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Arjun Catapult. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Arjun MK2 and Brahmos Weapon System in background. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update

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Arjun MK2 showing the special modular armor and turret-mounted remotely controlled weapon station. On the right, painted in tan is the laser warning system.  Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Arjun MK2 MBT. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Arjun MK2 MBT. Note the Pearson mine plough at the front. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Brahmos Weapon System. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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The Kalyani Group has developed an upgrading program for the BMP-II. The legacy turret is replaced by remotely controlled Samson MkII design, clearing much needed space inside while reducing more than half ton in weight. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update

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Another view of the MBP II and Samson Mk II turret. The windows are only for the demonstration. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Light armored vehicle equipped with a laser dazzler, operating as a deterrent non lethal weapon. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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This close up on the laser dazzler shows the payload (in the rectangular box) and aiming camera. As a non lethal device, the laser effect is to confuse and intimidate potential threats by sending a brilliant burst of laser light energy into the path of suspicious idividuals. THe effective range of the system is 50-250 meters. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update

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This counter-IED 1kW laser enables remote disposal of surface laid unexploded ordnances, mines, directional mines and IEDs. The laser is mounted on a Light Security Vehicle made by TATA Motors. The system’s effective range is 30-250 meters. The smaller aperture adjacent to the main laser unit is a rangefinder, designed to determine the exact distance to target. The system also employs a target sighting camera. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Left: DAKSH IED handling robot. Foreground: RUDRA gun mounted ROV. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Such a CBRN Mini UGV will be tele-operated to scout an area suspected for contamination. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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TATA motors Kestrel Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (LARV). Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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The Kestrel LARV was displayed at DEFEXPO mounting a Kongsberg 40mm remotely controlled carrying two Javelin missiles. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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NETRA V2 multirotor micro UAV. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Rudra UGV. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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DRDO Rustom 2 UAV – an indigenous Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) drone developed to address India’s reconnaissance needs. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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The Russian TOR M2 system was displayed here mounted on a TATA Motors truck chassis. Russia is proposing the TOR M2 for India’s Short Range Air Defense Missile (SRSAM) program. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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The TOR M2 system employs an Electronically Scanned Array Radar (AESA) to track and guide multiple intercepting missiles launched by the unit. Each vehicle has eight missiles, stored in two four-missile magazines. The system’s setup is quick – and would take about two minutes from halt. The self sustained unit mounts a target acquisition radar (at the rear of the shelter), engagement radar at the front and two missile magazines in the center of the shelter. The system is operated by two operators and the crew often comprises three – commander, system operator and driver. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Weapon Locating Radar developed by the DRDO. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update
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Stay tuned for our next report tomorrow… Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update