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360 Survivability in Focus

Israel’s armor specialist Plasan showcases broadened product line at Eurosatory, introducing a blast-protected model of the SandCat along with several light armored vehicles. In the heavier weight classes, Plasan provides a peek into the advanced protection technologies being integrated into newly designed combat vehicles. In recent years Plasan expanded its activity to heavier armored combat platforms, including 6x6, 8x8 and tracked fighting vehicles at weight levels up to 45 tons. Such armored vehicles are required to withstand medium caliber cannon threat levels and maintain functionality.

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...

Boeing Launches Free Electron Laser (FEL) Weapon Demonstrator to Protect Future...

The Boeing Company is developing a new megawatt scale laser weapon for the U.S. Navy. This power level is considered essential for ship...

How Should Israel Reinstate its Land Maneuver Capability?

Better armored vehicles, more affordable guided weapons employed by 'multi-purpose' units could better handle future maneuver warfare in high intensive, asymmetric warfare. Major. General (ret)...

Special Vehicles for Different Missions?

"Vehicle Armoring – MRAP and Beyond" < Page 2 of 8 > By the early 2000s, a new class of 'mine protected vehicles' was introduced in...

Infantry Combat Systems – Survivability & Protection

Start < Page 3 of 5 > Soldier's survivability is improved with superior bullet-proof ballistic protection, enhancement of mobility and introduction of advanced firepower that can be...

Future Force Warrior Uniform, Protection and Combat Gear

Start < Page 1 of 3 > The Future Force Warrior uniform suite is based on the Soldier Protective Integrated Ensemble System (SPIES), fabricated from...

Global Safety Labs Improves Armored Vehicle Fire Protection

Fire protection has always been a major consideration in the design of combat vehicles. Uncontrolled fires can spread quickly to flammable materials and explosives,...

Humvee Gunner Protection Kit (GPK)

The GPK improves the protection of the gunner, with taller armoring and transparent shields offering enhanced visibility of the surrounding area. The new GPK...

Spartan Chassis Expands Manufacturing Capacity With Two Additional Plants

Spartan Chassis, Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR), is expanding its chassis production capacity, with the purchasing of two manufacturing facilities near...

KMW Introduces the Grizzly Highly Protected Vehicle

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has unveiled a new, medium weight highly protected vehicle called Grizzly, designed for operation with the German Army. KMW is developing...

Moldable Ballistic Armor based on Glass-Ceramics

A new insert offers Level III 'plus' protection at 26 kg/m2 aera density, the insert was selected by the IDF for its new body...

British Team to Explore Vehicle Survivability Enhancements

QinetiQ will develop and demonstrate advanced layered protection concepts, improving the survivability of armored vehicles as part of the UK Ministry of Defense (MOD)...

Protecting Naval Surface Ships from Fast Attack Boat Swarm Threats

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has successfully completed at-sea demonstration operational testing of a new Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC) Defense System, which provides an innovative...