Eurosatory 2014 – First Impressions

Some of the highlights from the impressive dynamic demonstration held today at Eurosatory 2014 included armored vehicles, unmanned systems, logistics support systems, and specialized systems and equipment for law enforcement and riot dispersal

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Videoreport editor & photographer: Noam Eshel, Defense Update

Among the highlights from the dynamic demonstration held today at Eurosatory 2014 included the Infotron IT 180 unmanned rotorcraft deploying a Cobra Mk2 UGV, both unmanned vehicles are provided by the French robotics company ECA Robotics. Photo: Tamir Eshel
Among the highlights from the dynamic demonstration held today at Eurosatory 2014 included the Infotron IT 180 unmanned rotorcraft deploying a Cobra Mk2 UGV, both unmanned vehicles are provided by the French robotics company ECA Robotics. The IT180 can lift five kilograms of payloads, which is about the weight of the Cobra. Photo: Tamir Eshel
The Thales Group displayed the Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle weighing 10 tons. Hawkei delivers unparalleled levels of blast and ballistic protection, for a helicopter transportable vehicle. Photo: Noam Eshel
The Thales Group displayed the Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle weighing 10 tons. Hawkei delivers unparalleled levels of blast and ballistic protection, for a helicopter transportable vehicle. Photo: Tamir Eshel
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Renault Defense Trucks demonstrated a number of vehicles, including the 20 ton VAB Mk III 6×6 armoured personnel carrier offering NATO Level 4 protection, anti-blast and IED protection. Photo: Tamir Eshel

The Thales Group displayed the Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle weighing 10 tons, while Renault Defense Trucks demonstrated a number of vehicles, including the 20 ton VAB Mk III 6×6 armoured personnel carrier offering NATO Level 4 protection, anti-blast and IED protection. Another vehicle from Renault is ALTV, a lightweight 4×4 platform developed by ACMAT.

anti-blast and IED protection. Another vehicle from Renault is ALTV, a lightweight 4x4 platform developed by ACMAT. Photo: Tamir Eshel
anti-blast and IED protection. Another vehicle from Renault is ALTV, a lightweight 4×4 platform developed by ACMAT. Photo: Tamir Eshel
Two unmanned vehicles were demonstrated here for the first time, the Terramax from Oshkosh, is an M-ATV rigged with the Terramax autonomy kit, enabling the vehicle to demonstrate a route clearing mission performed by standard military vehicles such as the M-ATV armoured vehicle and MTVR medium trucks, equipped to carry out autonomous unmanned missions. The Terramax was demonstrated here pushing a mine roller. Photo: Tamir Eshel
Two unmanned vehicles were demonstrated here for the first time, the Terramax from Oshkosh, is an M-ATV rigged with the Terramax autonomy kit, enabling the vehicle to demonstrate a route clearing mission performed by standard military vehicles such as the M-ATV armoured vehicle and MTVR medium trucks, equipped to carry out autonomous unmanned missions. The Terramax was demonstrated here pushing a mine roller. Photo: Tamir Eshel
The VERA robotic kit installed on an EAGLE IV armored vehicle from GD ELS. Photo: Tamir Eshel
The VERA robotic kit installed on an EAGLE IV armored vehicle from GD ELS. Photo: Tamir Eshel
Other vehicle demonstrated here is the LMV from Iveco, configured to carry out CBRN reconnaissance missions. Photo: Tamir Eshel
Other vehicle demonstrated here is the LMV from Iveco, configured to carry out CBRN reconnaissance missions. Photo: Tamir Eshel
The eight wheel ARGO all terrain vehicle mounting a Paradigm SRP remotely operated weapon station fitted with the PEARL gunshot detection system from Metravib. Photo: Tamir Eshel
The eight wheel ARGO all terrain vehicle mounting a Paradigm SRP remotely operated weapon station fitted with the PEARL gunshot detection system from Metravib. Photo: Tamir Eshel

More information about the vehicles and systems participating in the demonstration will be covered in forthcoming posts. Stay tuned…