IAI’s ROTEM – Tactical Multirotor Killer Drone

IAI MBT has designed as a small, quad-rotor based loitering weapon called ROTEM, that is uniquely built to support dismounted combatants and special operations in urban warfare, offering effective, indirect observation and engagement of targets from an elevated position.

40mm Missile Extends Grenade Launcher’s Range Beyond 2,000 Meters

Standard single-tube grenade launchers demonstrated hitting targets beyond 2 kilometers, using Raytheon's Pike precision guided missiles

IMI Improves 5.56mm Ammunition Performance

Israel Military Industries (IMI) has announced the release of a new 5.56mm cartridge dubbed 'Razor Core', optimized for higher performance. According Israel to Shmilovitz, IMI Vice President and Managing Director of IMI's Yitzhak small-caliber ammunition division, the new cartridge is designed to achieve higher accuracy, effective stopping power at extended range of up to 600 meters. Shmilovitz said this performance...

OWL ammo will be all tracers but invisible to the enemy

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a tracer round that will be visible to the shooter in daylight and night time but would remain invisible to the enemy at night.

A powerful ammo family

IMI’s combat proven premium small caliber ammunition line offers higher accuracy, more stopping power

These stealthy bikes are made for special ops

Defense-Update looks at the new generation of ultra stealthy, off-road bikes designed specifically for special ops

Iran Introduces a Locally Produced Kornet-E Copy

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmed Vahidi introduced a new missile called ‘Dehlaviyeh’ thought to be an Iranian ‘copycat’ of the Russian KBM 9M133 Kornet missile.

RAFAEL Unveils a Light, Affordable Member of the Spike Missile Family

Rafael is expanding the Spike missile family with the lightweight, man-portable Spike SR, a ‘fire and forget’ short range guided missile enabling infantrymen to engage a wide range of targets with high precision, from ranges up to 800 meters. Spike SR is positioned between the Spike MR (medium-range) weapon and the unguided Matador multipurpose rocket, offering the advantages of...

Turning Riflemen into Sharpshooters

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently completed certification of the SMASH weapon sight, following a successful operational testing phase with an elite infantry battalion. SMASH dramatically improves the warfighter’s shooting accuracy and efficiency, even at long range, ensuring the first shot hits the intended target, even in high-stress conditions and following extensive physical effort. Using advanced image processing, the sight understands the situation to avoid misfire, friendly fire, and collateral damage.

Parachuting accident puts T-11 parachute safety in question

A fatal parachuting accident that happened at Fort Bragg last week is raising concern about the safety of the US Army newest parachute - T11. This parachute, considered the most advanced, non steerable parachute system, has entered service in 2009, replacing the T-10 that has been in service for over 60 years.

SOFIC 2014 photo report: SOF Mobility

This photo reports highlights mobility systems for special operations forces, seen at the recent SOFIC 2014 exhibition. The report reviews a number of all terrain vehicles, remotely operated systems for land, and underwater operations, diver propulsion systems and motion augmenting devices, positioned for the future TALOS special operations warfighter suite.

Innovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in Hawaii

Earlier in July 2014 the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) has tested two new robotic systems during the Advanced Warfighting Experiment which took place as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise in Hawaii. The systems included the the LS3 Legged Squad Support System and GUSS - Ground Unmanned Support System.

New sights provide snipers an HD view of their targets, two kilometers away

A new range of weapon sights and binoculars using miniature, cooled FLIRs are delivering a crisp, detailed target-view from miles away in total darkness

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.

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