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AEC Skyline Supports Trinational Exercise in Denmark

AEC Skyline deployed its bespoke Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) services to Denmark in support of the Composite Special Operations Air Task Group (C-SOATG) being trained there during exercise Trojan Phoenix. Held by the Danish, Dutch and Belgian Militaries between 26 October and 6 November, the certification exercise saw AEC Skyline together with Smart Delta […]

Opto S&D Partners with Smart Shooter

Brazilian firm Opto Space & Defense and Israeli Defence Company Smart Shooter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the commercial potential of Smart Shooter products in both in the Brazilian Armed Forces and Public Security Forces. Opto S&D is a company highly specialised in the development and manufacture of optronic systems for the […]

Meggitt Rebrands as InVeris

Meggitt Training Systems has rebranded under a new name, InVeris Training Solutions, with immediate effect. This rebranding reflects the company’s pride in standing behind the bravest, best-trained men and women around the world and to providing comprehensive training solutions that prepare them to act at a moment’s notice to protect the communities and countries they […]



Saab Radar for USMC

Saab has received a US$36.7m order for it AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Orientated Radar (G/ATOR) from Northrup Grumman Systems Corporation, the prime contractor supplying the system to the U.S Marine Corps. The order includes components and subsystems in support of the Full Rate Production phase with Saab’s deliveries relating to this contract to take place between […]

Syria Satellite Images Released

Arie Egozi Engineering teams from the Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are continuing their work in preparing the OFEK 16 satellite for operational use by showing images taken over Syria. Obtained in recent days, these display the ‘Tadmor’ world heritage site, ancient ruins and the renowned Roman theatre. […]

Airbus Military to Upgrade US SOCOM CASA 212-200 CC60 Aircraft

J C Menon The U.S Army’s Special Operations Aviation Command (SOCOM) has awarded Airbus DS Military Aircraft Inc. a US$10m contract for the sustainment and modernisation of five CASA 212-200 CC60 aircraft. This includes new avionics suites and aircraft maintenance refreshes with the majority of the work to be performed in Mobile, Alabama and expected to […]



All Terrain Vehicle for MV-22 of JGSDF

Shinichi Kiyotani The Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force(JGSDF) has received the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) as the Light Utility Mobility Vehicle (LUMV) intended for use in the cabin of the MV-22 OSPREY operated by the JGSDF. This is a modified version of the commercial ATV MULE PRO-FXT(EPS) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, with the JGSDF planning to […]

Agency develops software to estimate areas of degraded GNSS service

Experts at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) agency have developed a software-based tool that can estimate the area where an interfering signal would degrade or deny Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs). GNSSs, such as the US’s Global Positioning System (GPS) or the European Galileo, provide positioning and timing services. These are vital for NATO […]

SIG SAUER Presents 716i TREAD

SIG SAUER introduced the 716i TREAD, a direct impingement, AR-10 platform that provides versatility for long range shooting and hunting while maintaining a lightweight design for easy carry. According to the company the 716i TREAD is easily customizable with existing TREAD branded accessories. “The TREAD brand has gained recognition for offering premium products, at a […]



Small Tactical Optical Rifle-Mounted Laser Rangefinder

L3Harris Technologies announced delivery of the 3,000th STORMSLX precision rangefinder to the U.S. Army. The Small Tactical Optical Rifle-Mounted laser rangefinder system with extended performance over its predecessor the STORM-PI is one of the smallest U.S. Army qualified weapon-mounted laser rangefinder available to the dismounted soldier. It is part of the L3Harris STORM family of […]

Pouch for Lightsticks

At the MILIPOL Cyalume presents its new accessory for Cyalume lightsticks: the CyPouch tactical holder for the company’s lightsticks. CyPouch is a compact and ambidextrous pouch that is easy and quick to reload. It has been designed for use while wearing gloves. Its fitted with a MOLLE fastener allowing attachment to a belt for example. […]

Interview with Armin Wagner, Co-owner & Chief of Product Development, UF PRO

ESD asked Armin Wagner, Co-owner & Chief of Product Development, UF PRO, on the newest developments in the tactical market.   ESD: What are the key performance features that separate the new Striker X Combat Pants from other products on the market? Wagner: The Striker X Combat Pants were developed with military operators in mind. […]



New Striker X Combat Pants and Camouflage Patterns

UF PRO announced that it will display a soon-to-debut range of highly anticipated combat shirts and pants known as Striker X at its exhibit booth (5D 083) at the Milipol international fair (November 19 – 22, Paris). “Our Striker X range is built to meet the demanding needs of military operators, whose input we drew […]

New PELI Torch Light

PELI Products, a manufacturer of protective cases and portable lighting systems, has recently presented its latest tactical light, PELI 7600. Using LED technology and with a compact design, the 7600 provides high, strobe, medium and low modes, and gives users the option to choose from 5 different programmes. The PELI 7600 has a performance of […]


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