Better helmets, headgear improve blast protection, reduce facial injury
The U.S. Army is looking at helmet prototypes with optional parts to protect the face and jaw from various threats, including blast waves.
Special review: Israel’s largest defense technology display at Eurosatory 2014
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.
Russian Army to Receive New 8×8 Boomerang AFV Prototypes for Testing
The Russian Boomerang 8x8 combat vehicle was developed by the VPK company in two configurations, the 25 ton K17 Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) and a 22-ton amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) designated K16. Intended to replace heeled combat vehicles such as the BTR
New Scout SV armoured vehicle unveiled at DVD
General Dynamics UK (GDUK) unveiled today the Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) at the DVD event in Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK. This is the first of a new generation of armoured vehicles being developed for the British Army. The vehicle is a pre-production prototype of the 'Protected Mobility Recce Support' (PMRS) variant designed and built for the British Army....
KMW upgrades former Dutch Leopard 2s for the German Army
The German Army has received the first modernized Leopard 2A7 Main Battle Tank (MBT) upgraded by the original manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Delivered on December 10, 2014 , the tank was the first of a batch of 20 former Dutch MBTs to be upgraded for the German Army.
RAFAEL Introduces Trophy APS with Samson 30 Turret
RAFAEL has designed a new version of the Samson 30 unmanned turret fitted with an integral Trophy active protection system (APS). In addition to a 30mm automatic cannon and coax machine gun, the new turret integrates two independent sights, and two multi-purpose guided missiles, recessed launchers for smoke grenades and complete Trophy APS system comprising four radars and two countermeasures units enabling complete hemispheric coverage of the protected vehicle.
A New Israeli Sandcat Spoted in Paris
Israel's Plasan is showcasing a new model of the Sandcat light armored vehicle at Eurosatory 2016. Two versions of the vehicle are on display here: the Sandcat Stormer, shown in an ISR version, and a light combat vehicle carrying Rafael's Samson remote weapon station (RWS), mounting a machine gun, Spike missiles and optronics.
Photo Report: Armored vehicles on the move – DVD’ 14
The UK’s biggest military vehicle demonstration, Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD), has got underway in Bedfordshire yesterday, giving visitors an insight into the vast array of equipment used by the British Army.
Denmark to buy hundreds of Swiss Piranha 5 APCs to replace aeging M-113s
The Danish Ministry of Defense announced the selection of the Swiss Piranha 5 8x8 wheeled APC for the future armored personnel carrier of the Danish Army (Forsvaret).
Russia Testing Italian Centauro Wheeled Tanks
Russia is testing Italy's Centauro ‘wheeled tank’ and considering building it under license. The company has already delivered two Centauro vehicles, the original design with the 105mm gun and another fitted with a Russian 125mm cannon.
New Arena-3 APS Debut At RAE-2013
A new active protection system from Russia appeared today at RAE-2013, as part of the display of a series of upgrades offered to The T-72 main battle tanks. The new system, dubbed Arena-3 covers 360 degrees in four quadrants with four modules, which seems to comprise two sensors two effectors. According to the manufacturer, two targets can be intercepted...
Searching New Home for 13,000 MRAPs
While pentagon planners are hoping to save money by scrapping thousands of mine resistant armor protected (MRAP) vehicles bought only few years ago for over US$25 billions, defense contractors could bear heavy losses if those vehicles are not maintained in operational use somewhere around the world. Wall Street Journal Robert Tita reports that the Pentagon plans of scrapping 13,000...
Franco-Russian ATOM Wheeled Combat Vehicle Debut at RAE-2013
Russian Tracked vehicle manufacturer UralVagonzavod and Renault Trucks Defense of France have unveiled a collaboration program the two companies are pursuing since February 2013, to develop a heavy armored wheeled vehicle, responding to domestic and international requirements. The ATOM heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) unveiled here at Nizhny Tagil on Wednesday was produced on the chassis similar to the one...
Oshkosh Expands M-ATV Family into a ‘Global M-ATV’
Oshkosh Defense is expanding its range of Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) introducing new configurations of the vehicle. The global M-ATV family of vehicles are configured to perform in various mission profiles, in a standard or extended wheel base. The first opportunity to see those vehicle is the Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX), taking place in...