Indonesia Selects the Armed Super Tucano as Bronco Successor

Indonesia will be the first Asia-Pacific country to order the Super Tucano. Indonesia plans to field eight Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft to replace its aging Rockwell OV-10 Broncos. Indonesia was planning to buy 16 aircraft but will settle for the near term on eight. The Broncos were built in the 1960s and most are no longer operational....

REMBASS II – Remotely Monitored Battlefield Sensor System

The principal UGS system used by the US military is the AN/GSR-8 Remotely Monitored Battlefield Sensor System (REMBASS II), which detects, classifies and determines the direction of movement of intruding personnel and vehicles. The system uses three basic sensor transducers, including a basic seismic/acoustic multi-sensor, which can be fitted with passive infrared (PIR) or magnetic plug-in modules. Each unit...

Stretched Paramilitary Versions for the Sandcat

Plasan are showing two new models of the SandCat, designed for paramilitary and police missions. Plasan has already delivered a special version of the SandCat to the Israeli border security corps, as well as the Israel police special response units. Plasan has recently delivered 78 SandCats to Israeli homeland security and law enforcement agencies, including 51 to the Border...

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.

OFRO – Outdoor Security Robot

OFRO is designed to carry out outdoor surveillance of protected sites, such as airports, correctional facilities, power stations and nuclear plants and military and government installations. The robot is dispatched to respond to alarms, and should be able to determine the actual cause of an alarm and take proper countermeasures. The robot is equipped with several sensors, including thermal...

MBDA Debuts High Power Laser Effector

MBDA Deutschand unveiled a new laser effector for land and naval applications at the ILA 2016 airshow in Berlin. In the naval sector, laser effector systems could feature in both on board ship and port protection. Photo: MBDA

Israeli Fighter Jets Challenge Cypriot Air Defense in Mock Battle Exercise

Sharing a common interest in securing offshore mineral exploration areas throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel and Cyprus are tightening defense cooperation through a series of air and naval exercises conducted over the Islands' southern coast. The relations between Israel, Cyprus and Greece are warming since 2008, as Israel's close relations with Turkey deteriorated since the rise of Turkish Prime Minister Recep...

Total Area Control System (TACS)

RAFAEL's TACS system, which is already deployed along the northern border with Lebanon is currently proposed for operation along the Israeli Buffer Zone. New additions to the TACS include more compact aerostats, such as the Mini TAOS mobile tactical aerostat for area surveillance and observation. The Mini TAOS carries a stabilized payload that can detect and recognize a walking...

Northrop Grumman Displays BAMS Modelled Global-Hawk

The Global Hawk model displayed at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday was reconfigured overnight to represent the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance RQ-8N platform, selected by the U.S. Navy to be integrated with P-8 Poseidon manner maritime surveillance aircraft to replace current P-3 Orion aircraft. The RQ-4N is scheduled to go through Functional Review this month, to be followed by Preliminary Design Review in December. First flight...