Israel's participation at the Eurosatory defense exhibition this year was the largest ever. This review covers many of the highlights displayed at the Israel national pavilion organized by SIBAT, Israel's defense export directorate.
Aeronautics is launching at Eurosatory a new variant of the electric-powered Orbiter 2 mini unmanned aerial system (UAS) family, designated Orbiter 2B. Externally, the new drone looks the same, but internally, its core systems - avionics, datalink and controls are all modernized, digitised, and more secured
Hovermast 100, a tethered, hovering multi-rotor platform developed by Israel's tethered platform pioneer Sky Sapience is making its international debut displaying its unique surveillance platform at the Eurosatory defense expo in Paris this week
Some of 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 Thales Group displayed the Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle. Renault Defense Trucks demonstrated a number of vehicles, including the 20 ton VAB Mk III 6x6 armoured personnel carrier offering NATO Level 4 protection, anti-blast and IED protection. anti-blast and IED protection. Another vehicle from Renault is ALTV, a lightweight 4x4 platform developed by ACMAT; Terramax autonomous vehicle from Oshkosh based on an M-ATV and the VERA robotic kit installed on an EAGLE IV armored vehicle from GDELS.
Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) is displaying its newest newest military helicopter at Eurosatory, the twin-engine EC645 T2, which has been ordered by Germany for Special Forces Command (Kommando Spezialkräfte). Airbus is scheduled to deliver the first helicopters under this order next year
MBDA is displaying at Eurosatory the future man-portable guided missile it is developing for the French Army. The new fire and forget missile will also enable man-in-the-loop control using fiber-optical link.
The German PSM group, the manufacturer of the Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle is displaying this armored vehicle at the Eurosatory exhibition following a successful series of tests demonstrating the vehicle's performance under extreme climatic conditions. Last year the Puma has undergone hot, dry testing in the UAE 2013, which followed the cold weather testing in Norway in 2012
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has completed a successful evaluation of IAI's 'Green Rock', a mobile force protection radar providing an autonomous, tactical counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar (C-RAM) protection to lowest combat echelons
The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is evaluating the integration of laser weapons as an enhancement for the US Marine Corps’ existing low-altitude air-defense capability, which currently lacks reliable CounterUAS (C-UAS) and Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) capabilities. An innovative radar system from RADA is providing surveillance, detection and target acquisition for the laser weapon system
IWI is launching the DAN .338 sniper rifle at Eurosatory 2014. The new bolt action sniper rifle was developed in cooperation with the IDF special operations units. Bolt action rifles are preferred by snipers for their high precision at long range
The new Hybrid Multipurpose Vehicle (HMV) from G-NIUS is optimized for surveillance and intelligence collection, homeland security missions and special operations. The HMV will be available in two variants - an all electric or hybrid electric, both will be able to carry payloads up to 1.2 tons
The French Army plans to equip its new VBCI armoured infantry fighting vehicles with such systems. The Israeli company Watergen was selected to provide atmospheric water generators and water-treatment units that will extract water from the vehicle's air conditioning systems
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