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The International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2023 showcased the future of armored vehicle technology, featuring Turkish industry leaders. This article covers many of the innovations on display, from the unveiling of medium-weight tanks Tulpar and Kaplan to anti-drone systems and mobile repair variants. The event also highlighted export successes, including ARMA II 8x8's strong foothold in the UAE and Kazakhstan, underscoring the global impact of these advancements.

Hybrid Protection Combines Active, Passive Defense to Armored Vehicles

Rheinmetall has developed a hybrid Protection module that combines passive and active protection techniques to protect armored vehicles from anti-tank and ballistic threats, such as small caliber arms and fragments. Rheinmetall will unveil the new module at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu Dhabi next week.

Stark Aerospace introduces a new, lightweight armor

Stark Aerospace is introducing a new, lightweight armor called 'ProtectLite' at the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition. Comprising a matrix of ceramic cylinders, ProtectLite armor offers a cost effective lightweight, highly resilient, survivability solution for vehicle armor.

Lightweight Armor for Tactical Vehicles

The U.S. Army Tactical Vehicle Armor Development (TVAD) program is interested in ballistic armor solutions meeting the Long-Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) Objective performance requirement,...

Saab Barracuda Expands Portfolio With ‘Soft Armor’

Defence and security company Saab subsidiary Barracuda is expanding its portfolio into ballistic protection, with Saab's acquisition of the rights to the 'Soft Armour' protection technology, from Protaurius AB.

Armor and Protection

Another area facing a temporary slowdown is the ballistic and blast protection. In past years, armor manufacturers were relatively small and specialist companies that...

Eurosatory 2012: Plasan Introduces Enhanced FlexFence Capable of Defeating Multiple RPGs

Above: Plasan FlexFence on a Sand Cat. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update // // The new 'soft skin' applied to the VAB Ultima vehicle displayed at...

Mahindra Defence, RAFAEL to Establish JV Specialized in Protection Systems

Aiming to become a leading defense systems integrator in India, Mahindra & Mahindra has partnered with Israel’s defense company Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, to establish a Joint Venture (JV) company to develop and manufacture products such as Anti Torpedo Defense Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Advanced Armoring Solutions and remotely operated weapon stations for Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICV).

Israeli Company Debut ‘Stealth Armor’ Making Vehicles ‘Disappear’

Israel’s thermal stealth innovator Eltics unveiled today a short video depicting the results of recent tests where large thermal panels installed on a Land Rover Defender vehicle managed to eliminate the vehicle’s thermal signature, totally masking the vehicle from the thermal sight’s display.

IDF Armor Merkava Tank Crew Undergoing Proficiency Course

Defense Update is visiting the IDF Armor Proficiency competition today at the Golan Heights. Tank and recce crews from Seven brigades operating Merkava Mk 2,...


Plasan is an international company engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of state-of-the-art, lightweight, ballistic armour protection products and integrated survivability systems. It...

British-Israeli JV to Produce Carbon Nanotubes for Defense Applications

A new company established today in Israel will produce carbon nanotube fibre for the enhancement of body armor and composite armour systems for vehicles....

GDLS Selected to develop Namer Armored Personal Carriers for Israel

Israel's Defense Ministry has awarded General Dynamics a contract to build 600 Namer (leopard in Hebrew) armored personnel carriers (APC) over the next eight...

Black Fox: Thermal Stealth Suite for Combat Vehicles

Thermal stealth technology being developed by the Israeli company Eltics promises to render military vehicles, combat helicopters and even entire naval surface ships invisible to thermal...

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