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Gilboa – Debut of a new Israeli Assault Rifle

Silver Shadow, an Israeli weapon modification and customization expert unveiled two of its latest weapons the Gilboa 5.56mm compact assault rifle and Silenced Timna high precision sniper rifle at ISDEF 2010. // The Gilboa employs the proven lower receiver of the M-16/M4 design, coupled with...

New Super-Strong Fiber Designed to Meet Threats in Former-Soviet Markets

Composite fibers manufacturer DSM Dyneema unveiled today the SB51, a new fiber optimized for use in ballistic vests that combine minimum weight with high protection performance against handgun ammunition, fragments and knives. It was designed specifically to provide protection against the prevalent threats in...

Decision Time for Cargo UAVs

Above: The AirMule prototype has performed 40 test hovers and accumulated 10 hours of flight time. More recently the aircraft has been undergoing a systems upgrade including the development and installation of wheeled landing gear that will facilitate ground mobility while also enabling STOVL...

Canada to Deploy 20 Recently Upgraded Leopard 2A4M to Afghanistan

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is modernizing the Canadian Leopard 2A4 CAN tanks previously acquired from Dutch Army surplus. The first batch of 20 tanks was handed back to the Canadian Armed Forces yesterday (October 7, 2010) at the Bergen training ground in northern Germany. The...

Latrun 2010 Exhibition – Day II Photo Report

Our second daily coverage of the Latrun event focus on electro-optical devices shown here. Among many familiar systems, Defense Update has picked several new systems and developers, that have made their first steps in bringing their innovative EO systems to the market. Some are...

German Rheinmetall Waffen Munition Strengthen Manufacturing Foothold in South Africa

Anticipating a growth in the activity of its South African business, Rheinmetall Waffen Munition (RWM) has teamed with its South African based subsidiary with Denel - Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) to acquire the Laingsdale Engineering company of Cape Town, South Africa, previously a division...

Latrun 2010 Exhibition – SIBAT Force Protection Focus Day

Following are first impressions from today's exhibition at Latrun, Israel.                              

Air Force Research Lab Completes Ground Collision Avoidance Flight Tests on an F-16

The U.S. Air Force completed the final 103rd test flight in the testing for the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS), part of the Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology (ACAT) /Fighter Risk Reduction Program. Researchers hope the lessons learned during these tests will lead...

Remington to Upgrade Army M24 Sniper Rifles into XM2010 Weapon Systems

    //   The U.S. Army’s PEO Soldier has awarded Remington Arms Company a contract for the modification of 250 M24 sniper rifles, a first batch of up to 3,600 M-24s to be modified into the XM2010 weapon systems - what the Army calls the M24E1 "reconfigured Sniper...

Raytheon Expands Cybersecurity Portfolio with the Acquisition of ‘Technology Associates’

The Raytheon Company has acquired Technology Associates Inc., a privately held supplier to the U.S. intelligence community, providing system engineering support for mission-critical programs. Technology Associates' capabilities include data extraction and analysis; digital media intercept and exploitation; embedded system programming; and information assurance services....

ManTech to Operate Expeditionary Surveillance Sensors Supporting the U.S. Army in Iraq

  As combat U.S. forces in Iraq convert from combat to 'advice and assist' missions, some missions formerly carried out by the military are handed over to civil contractors. A key force protection security mission handed over recently is the operation of perimeter and remote...

Dyneema HB80 Composite Material Selected for the U.S. Forces’ Improved Combat Helmet

DSM Dyneema has been awarded a contract for the development of an improved combat helmet based on advanced Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) material solution. DSM Dyneema has been focusing on research and development of new UHMPWE series of materials to substantially lighten the load for...

IAI Introduces: Panther UAV – Electrically Powered Tilt-Rotor VT-UAV

Israel Aerospace Industries(IAI) is unveiling two new unmanned systems, representing a breakthrough in Vertical Take off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designs. Both designs, named Panther and Mini-Panther employ a new tilt-rotor propulsion concept patented by IAI. Both are designed for tactical...

Saab Gets a Second Customer for Saab 2000 Erieye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) System

The Saab group has been awarded a contract to deliver an Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system comprising the Saab 2000 aircraft platform equipped with the ERIEYE airborne early warning radar system. The contract comprises a Saab 2000 aircraft equipped with the advanced...
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