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    Israel’s Indoor Surveillance and Attack Drones

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    Operating drones low above ground and in complex terrain represents unique challenges, as most drone controls are limited to line of sight and uninterrupted satellite-based navigation. To endure in a GNSS-contested environment and operate indoors or underground, standard drones would not operate in such conditions. The drone platforms specially designed for subterranean or indoor environments require unique networking, sensing, navigation, and controls to enable such operations. Since these missions are complex and the drones are small, they are used in mission-specific roles such as autonomous mappers, FPV-operated lead elements, and armed effectors.

    AFV Situational Awareness in the Urban Battlespace

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    Armored fighting vehicles face other challenges when operating in urban combat. They are exposed to snipers or anti-tank teams operating from elevated positions on rooftops or accessing underground shafts too close for the crew...

    BAE Systems Showcases the MCWS Turret on AMPV

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    BAE Systems’ fourth Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) prototype is being showcased at Eurosatory this week. Configured with a common top plate, also known as the External Mission Equipment Package (ExMEP), the prototype showcases the vehicle’s ability to integrate capabilities and equipment packages internationally. The new turret uses Oshkosh / Rafael MCWS turret selected by the US Army for the Stryker. BAE Systems has also introduced Elbit Systems UT30 gun turret, Patria's Nemo mortar turret and Moog Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) for the CUAS variant.

    TDW Expands Counter-mobility Capability with PARM NextGen

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    TDW is introducing an improved weapon fitted with an RF datalink, which enables remote control over a longer distance (4 km). The remote control is used to arm or disarm the mine, enabling friendly forces to move along roads that are covered by PARM weapons.

    RENK Unveils ATREX Hybrid Transmission System

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    RENK Group AG unveiled the ATREX transmission system at Eurosatory 2024, designed for main battle tanks. ATREX combines traditional transmission technology with modern innovations to improve fuel efficiency, digitalization, and autonomous driving. Key features include an electro-mechanical steering system, Silent Watch, Silent Manoeuvring, and Sprint Boost for tactical advantages.

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