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New Radar from RADA to Guide Boeing’s Laser Weapons

Israel's defense electronics company RADA Electronic Industries announced last week that its Tactical Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) was selected by Boeing for evaluation with...

Israeli Ground Target Acquisition System Delivered to NATO service

  Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) has recently delivered its Ground Target Acquisition System (GTAS) to a NATO country's Artillery Forward Observer (FO) units. GTAS, developed...

IAI Develops an Advanced Counter-Mine & IED UGV

  Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Ramta's Division is developing an unmanned ground penetrating radar sensor designed to detect deep buried and surface-laid mines and Improvised...

Elbit Systems Unveils Light, Compact Combat Suit for the Warfighter

Reducing the size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements of wearable electronics means a lot for the dismounted warfighter – both leaders and riflemen. Elbit...

Air Force, Marines Clearing APKWS Guided Rockets for F-16, A-10 and...

The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed the success of recent tests conducted with a fixed wing variant of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System...

Lockheed Martin Joins Bell’s Valor Team

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will work as a team on the Bell V-280 Valor, making Lockheed Martin the...

JLTV Programs Enters The Final Round of Testing

Full-pace, full-scope testing of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes began Sept. 3 and will last for 14 months. Each of the three vendors...

US Army Embarks on the Testing of a Hybrid Ultra Light...

The U.S. Army's latest “research prototype vehicle” has entered advanced testing phase with the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). The new...

Unattended Ground Sensor Combines Radar & Imaging Camera into Persistent Ground...

Seraphim has integrated the Elta EL/M-2112 radar with its Mini Unattended Ground Imager (MUGI) to deliver what it calls the 'Ultimate Gap Filler' (UGF) designed to plug uncovered areas in a highly protected perimeter. Photo: Seraphim
Seraphim has introduced an advanced, persistent ground sensor comprising a radar and imaging sensor claimed to provide the Ultimate Gap Filler (UGF) for border protection and persistent surveillance of targets of interest in complex terrain.

New Trends in Force Protection & Border Protection

HPM Remote Weapon System from BAE Systems.
Force Protection is another field of activity that is expecting to offer sustainable demand over the upcoming years. Despite the draw down of forces from Afghanistan, it can be assumed that the forces remaining in country, as training, support and special operations elements, will require extensive protection means to maintain low signature and avoid casualties or visible damage.

Industry Team Offers MAV-L for Special Applications Beyond SOCOM

MAV-L Driving Tests
MAV-L was designed to meet SOCOM GMV 1.1 requirements, the team considered it has applications beyond SOCOM. For example, such vehicles could be suitable for US Army and Marine Corps recon teams, forced entry teams operated by the Air Force, or for international customers.

Future Fires to Focus on Precision, Clean Weapons

A proposed Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GL-SDB) will utilize the MLRS rocket to boost the SDB to a trajectory from where it will be able to continue gliding to its target like it was dropped from a manned aircraft.
In recent years the role of armaments and weapons in military exhibitions is diminishing, reflecting the diminishing role of kinetic effects and the complex public perception as to their role in modern asymmetric warfare. Hence, the armaments and munitions presented at AUSA and the Modern Day Marine Expo emphasized focused precision effect and low collateral damage as outstanding qualities. This reflected the concern of manufacturers and users alike to those issues.

SOCOM to Modernize its Tactical Vehicle Fleet

AM General is offering a beefed-up variant of the HMMWV, optimized for Special Operations.
As heavy combat vehicle programs are idling, modernization of the tactical vehicles is in progress, as the Army, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command plan to replace and reset their fleet of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). Two vehicles classes are currently underway - the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), equipping the Army and US Marine Corps, and the Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 – replacing the HMMWVs operated by the Special Operations Command.

Combat Vehicle Modernization

The absence of new programs provided exhibitors an opportunity to highlight improvement to existing platforms. Among the combat vehicles displayed at AUSA were the M-109 Paladin Improved Mobility (PIM) and Bradley, both included in the US Army’s Enhanced Capability Programs (ECP).

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