Multi-Role Light Vehicle (MLV/CLV/Panther)

The Multirole Light Vehicle (MLV) is a new family of light armored 4x4 vehicles available in soft-skinned or armored versions. It is based on the Iveco LMV vehicle, of which 2,500 are in production for the Italian Army. The UK version accommodates up to four fully equipped troops, while the Italian version can take five. A stretched version will be able...

Elbit Systems Debut with a New Variant of ATMOS

A new version of Elbit Systems’ Autonomous Truck Mounted howitzer System (ATMOS) 155 mm/39-calibre SP artillery system was developed for the Royal Thai Army (RTA), in cooperation with Thailand's military industrial complex. A first unit comprising six CAESAR 155mm/52 caliber guns is currently in service. The ATMOS platform is designed to operate the 155mm/52 caliber tube, but in Thailand...

Avenger Mobile Air Defense System

Avenger air defense system is an automated, short-range very low level short range air defense (VSHORAD) system, capable of shoot-on-the-move air defense weapon. Avenger uses a turret equipped with eight ready to fire Stinger missiles in two missile pods. The basic VSHORAD Avenger system has been enhanced into the Multi-Role Weapon System and Laser Avenger, assuming wider mission capabilities. The...

Israel Delays Deployment of Iron Dome

While the first Iron Dome battalion continues its training toward achieving Initial Operational Capability, the military is reluctant to deploy them in positions protecting population centers near the Gaza strip as originally planned. Instead, the single system currently available will be stored at a central IAF base, ready for dispatch at short notice, to protect strategic targets or population...

Guided MLRS

Lockheed Martin reported successful flight tests of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rockets in three separate tests conducted recently as part of the Production Qualification Test (PQT) flight test series. The tests demonstrated the capability of the GMLRS Unitary rocket in the point detonation, delay and proximity modes at short and long range. The unitary warhead of...

Israeli Army Tests New ISR Systems for Urban Warfare

Start < Page 8 of 9 > IDF Infantry units, from the platoon level upward, are already equipped with a multitude of sensors providing real-time imagery. The need for such organic intelligence gathering capabilities, to provide "extended eyes and ears" for field commanders operating in cluttered terrain in and around urban area was raised by the IDF and answered by Israel's defense...

Advanced 120mm Mortar Munition

Start < Page 6 of 7 > Some impressive technological gains have enhanced accuracy, lethality and combat safety for the modern mortar systems. Projectile guidance technology has already been used since 1994 in 120 mm mortars, with the IR homing Bofors/Saab Strix (picture below left) and the Eastern Block 120 mm Gran (picture at right) mortar rounds. Strix produced by SAAB/Bofors, can engage targets at...

Lockheed Martin Tests Vehicle Launched DAGR

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated the ability of its DAGR laser guided rocket to launch from a ground vehicle during a series of flight tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. During the test, DAGR and two unguided Hydra 70 rockets were launched from a pedestal launcher mounted in the bed of a Lockheed Martin prototype Joint Light Tactical Vehicle...

Rafael Promotes Iron-Dome to Protect the Republic of Korea from Rocket Attacks

For over two years Israel’s defense company RAFAEL has been promoting its combat proven dual mission Iron Dome in South Korea. Seoul ADEX Daily News reports. Korean military officials often claim that investing in defensive could lead the country into bankruptcy as the attacker will always have cheaper means to outnumber those defenses. The same controversy followed the evolution...

Body Armor Suites

Start < Page 2 0f 11 > Current body armor suites are designed to defeat most threats encountered on the modern battlefield. However, when configured for maximum protection, combat gear is becoming so heavy that it inhibits free movement and maneuverability, limits peripheral vision and causes dangerous heat stress that adversely affects performance, turning the protected soldier into a slow, vulnerable target. Body...

ESC BAZ Introduces Ambush Kits for Hand-Held EO Binoculars

Israel's surveillance specialist ESC Baz is displaying its range of perimeter surveillance, mast-mounted, mobile and man portable surveillance systems at Combat 2011. At the exhibition the company provides a peek into the new lines of products, including man portable surveillance systems utilizing standard multi-sensor binoculars already available with the user (ESC currently support a wide range of binoculars from...

IDF M-113 Upgrading Program

Remote Control Weapon Station -Israel Military Industries At LIC-2004 Israel Military Industries unveiled a new design of a remotely controlled weapon station, designed for installation on armored vehicles, offering operation of observation, targeting and weapon systems from within the vehicle, taking advantage of the vehicle's ballistic protection. The weapon station is designed as a compact, low-profile station which can carry...

New Wheeled Tanks for the Italian Army

The Italian MOD has ordered the first ten Centauro II wheeled tanks from Iveco-Oto Melara consortium (CIO). This award, worth 159 million Euro, that includes the procurement of vehicles, equipment, and logistics, is the first tranche of a planned procurement of 136 vehicles.

Australia Selects Korean, German Industries for Next Gen IFV/APC Evaluation

The Australian MOD has shortlisted two companies for the Land 400 Phase 3 Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) of the next-generation tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and armored personnel carriers (APC), to replace the Australian M-113s. The two contenders are Hanwha Defense System AS21 Redback and Rheinmetall Lynx KF-41.

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