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Active Protection Technology Featured at the Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Event

SMi’s 4th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference, Exhibition and Focus Day returns to London between the 13th and 15th of November 2018. As the only event purely dedicated to the area of vehicle protection, this event will deliver a strong focus on the relationship between...

New Countermeasures Employs Hard Kill to Protect Helicopters From Unfamiliar Threats

BAE Systems unveiled today a new countermeasures suite designed to protect helicopters and aircraft from current and future anti-aircraft threats. By better managing the deployment of traditional countermeasures such as flares, decoys, and hard-kill projectiles, ‘Smart D2’ acts as a layered defensive system protecting aircraft and aircrews from existing and emerging threats.

Griffin III ‘Concept Tank’ is GDLS’ Fresh View of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle

GDLS introduces Griffin III at AUSA 2018. The modular design and open architecture enable the user to configure the vehicle different squad carrying and crew seating configurations. Implementing scalable protection, chassis and turret configuration with different weapons and mission systems, the Griffin III is optimized to perform in multi-domain operations.

IAI Completed a New Route Clearing Robot for Operational Testing

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has completed the development of an Autonomous IEDs Detection and Neutralization System. The new version utilizes IAI's 6x6 Robattle platform, a rugged platform specially designed for robotic missions. The robot will soon be transferred to a customer for operational trials, testing, and evaluation.

Saab, Raytheon to Demonstrate a Guided Munition for Carl Gustaf M4 Recoilless Rifle

The Raytheon Company and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab are developing a guided munition for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable, shoulder-launched weapon system under a U.S. Army contract. The munition answers a U.S. Special Operations Command requirement to increase the capability of the multirole Carl-Gustaf weapon system. It is intended to enable ground troops to engage multiple targets precisely at distances up to 2,000 meters, including moving targets.

Russian Ordnance Group Adapts Grenade Launchers to Arm Drones

The Russian Techmash ordnance group evaluates the use of grenade launchers onboard drones

S-300 Arrival in Syria

Russia has delivered the first S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria on October 2nd. According to Russian sources, the unit will be controlled by Russian advisors, a precaution Moscow took to prevent a misfire that downed the Ilyushin20 Electronic Surveillance aircraft last month.

Vuzix Develops Wearable Avionics for a Major Aviation Company

Vuzix' smart glasses like this M100 are widely used in technical support, providing expert advice, video support, supervision and auditing for technicians. The new applications will likely utilize these technologies with cutting-edge augmented reality, introducing wearable avionic devices used by the flight crew into the cockpit

New Engine to Power the Next Generation Fighters

The US Air Force is funding the development of a new class of 45,000 lb thrust-adaptive jet engine, designed to power the future sixth generation fighter in the 2030s. Two contracts were awarded, each to complete three prototype engines in four years.

Australia Establishes a Cyber Training Center

Elbit Systems of Australia has been chosen to deliver a cyber training range for the Australian Department of Defence, under a three-year contract to boost the country's cyber security capability.

Zala Aero Group REX-1 Drone Jammer

REX-1 from the Russian Kalashnikov Corp. Zala Aero group acts as a man-portable UAV and communications inhibitor.

Australia Gears to Replace M-113s with 467 Modern Armored Vehicles

The Australian government continues its modernization program with the acquisition of new armored personnel carriers to replace 431 M113AS4s currently in service. The current APC has inadequate mobility and protection. The new vehicle selected for this tender should markedly improve those capabilities, but, to fulfill its missions, firepower and mission systems could be less sophisticated than those selected for the Boxer CRV.

Exoskeleton, Chameleon Camouflage to Enhance Warfighting Capabilities of the Russian Infantry

An adaptive camouflage developed in Russia could be used in the future to better blend vehicles and soldiers in the environment. Operating like a Chameleon, the new camouflage is able to mimic the color of the environment.

Mission Planing Tool Helps Commanders Assess Cyber Threats

A group of U.K. companies has embarked on a development to provide tools that enable military commanders to better assess the risks and potential of cyber and electronic attacks. The JUMP – Joint User Mission Planning for Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Activity (CEMA) project is...

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