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SIONYX unveils new rugged low-light IP surveillance camera

US photonics company SIONYX unveiled a new rugged low-light IP surveillance camera on 18 January 2024. Called the NightScan, the system is designed for remote, covert, and 24/7 surveillance in the most challenging and harsh environments. It is available in full-colour or monochrome versions and delivers an HD resolution of 720p. “Harnessing the power of […]

Aimpoint adds magnifier and Cerakote-coated P-2 sights to its range

Swedish optics manufacturer Aimpoint AB announced the introduction of a couple of new sighting products on 19 January 2024. The first of these is the Aimpoint 3X-P magnifier: a 3× power magnifying module designed to work in conjunction with Aimpoint’s red dot sights. Built to withstand the demands of professional end-users, the Aimpoint 3X-P features […]

Galvion introduces EDG scalable power and data management system for helmet accessories

Head protection and power management specialist Galvion announced on 18 January 2024 it is introducing EDG (Energy Data Grid, pronounced ‘Edge’): a modular and scalable power and data distribution and management system for headborne accessories. The announcement coincides with Shot Show 2024, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 23-26 January 2024, where Galvion will […]

Revision launches new SlingShot ballistic sunglasses

Revision Military, the US ballistic eyewear specialist, is presenting its new SlingShot ballistic sunglasses to the trade public for the first time at the Shot Show in Las Vegas at the end of January 2024 and at EnforceTac in Nuremberg at the end of February. According to Revision, the SlingShot’s open-top frame enables good ventilation, […]

DSEI 2023: BAE Systems Says First Azalea Satellite Cluster to be Launched in Early 2025 

BAE Systems announced at DSEI 2023 on 14 September that it is set to launch its first Azalea multi-satellite cluster into low Earth orbit at the beginning of 2025. The group of satellites will use a range of sensors to collect visual, radar and radio frequency (RF) data to deliver high-quality information and intelligence from […]

US Announces Another Security Assistance Package for Ukraine as Polish Support Wavers 

The US government announced on 21 September 2023 that it is sending an additional security assistance package to Ukraine: the Biden Administration’s 47th tranche of equipment to be provided to Ukraine from US Department of Defense (DoD) inventories since August 2021. The package, valued at up to USD 325 M (EUR 305 M), comes as […]

ESD SME Series: Proven Asian Soft-Kill Counter-Drone Solutions for Europe

If attending any number of international security and defence events around the world over the past dozen years, you will have seen the ORION (named after the famous hunter in Greek mythology) from Singapore-based TRD on stands as a leading soft-kill counter-drone system.  It is the world’s first 9-band handheld drone disruptor. ORION-H9 can be […]

Azerbaijan Prevails in Nagorno-Karabakh as Ukraine War Prompts Regional Recalculations 

With Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stating on 20 September 2023 that his forces had taken back the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh after a rapidly executed offensive launched the previous day, Armenia appears to have suffered indirect fallout from the war in Ukraine. Although internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, the landlocked region of Nagorno Karabakh […]

US State Department Approves Munitions Package for MQ-9Bs Canada Has Not Yet Purchased 

The US State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Canada of munitions and other systems to be integrated onto the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 15 September, even though Canada has not yet selected the MQ-9B. […]

US State Department Approves More F-35As for South Korea  

The US State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale to South Korea of up to 25 more F-35A conventional take-off and landing Joint Strike Fighters, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency ((DSCA) announced on 13 September 2023. The sale, which is worth an estimated USD 5.06 Bn (EUR 4.72 Bn), has been passed […]

DSEI 2023: Paramount Widens Production Relationship with India’s Kalyani Strategic Systems 

UAE-headquartered global aerospace and technology company Paramount announced at DSEI 2023 on 14 September that it is broadening its development and manufacturing partnership with India’s Bharat Forge Ltd (BFL) and its subsidiary, Kalyani Strategic Systems, to produce a wider range of armoured vehicles in India for Paramount’s global customers. The existing industrial partnership between Paramount, […]

DSEI 2023: MSI Displays latest Terrahawk Paladin Mobile, Deployable VSHORAD Configuration 

MSI Defence Systems showcased its Terrahawk Paladin mobile, deployable very-short-range air defence (VSHORAD) system at DSEI 2023, held in London from 12-15 September. The Terrahawk Paladin system sees MSI use its gun mount integration expertise to combine sensors and effectors onto a single platform that can be deployed to remotely defend high-value targets and critical […]

DSEI 2023: SpearUAV Presents Multi-Canister Launcher for Viper 300 Loitering Munitions 

Israeli encapsulated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist SpearUAV is moving the potential of its Viper 300 range of quadcopter loitering munitions (LMs) beyond individual soldier use to include a vehicle-mounted capability. At the DSEI 2023 defence exhibition, held in London from 12-15 September, SpearUAV presented its Multi-Canister Launcher (MCL) concept, which allows multiple Viper 300 […]

DSEI 2023: Elbit Unveils Crossbow Next-Gen 120 mm Turreted Mortar  

Elbit Systems unveiled its Crossbow next-generation 120 mm turreted mortar system at DSEI 2023, billing it as the only truly automated mortar turret on the market. The premise for this claim comes by way of a novel auto-loader mechanism that aligns the rounds to be loaded with the current position of the barrel, obviating the need […]

Pentagon Looks to Replicator Initiative for Technological Edge Over China’s PLA

US Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks unveiled a new Pentagon strategy on 28 August 2023 aimed directly at countering the rapid build-up of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Placing ingenuity and innovation at the forefront of US efforts to maintain a military technological edge, Hicks said the United States will “out-match adversaries by out-thinking, […]

ESD Secures 15 Nominations at the 2023 Defence Media Awards

It is with great pride I can share the news that European Security & Defence has received 15 nominations at the 2023 Defence Media Awards. This is an extremely impressive result, and I’m very grateful to all of our contributors and ESD staff who worked so hard to help make this happen – well done […]

US State Department Approves Japanese JASSM-ER Purchase 

The US State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Japan of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles with Extended Range (JASSM-ERs), the US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced on 28 August 2023. The proposed sale, which is estimated to be worth USD 104 M (EUR 96.9 M), has been delivered to Congress […]

Russia’s Sarmat ICBM Declared Operational 

Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has entered operational service. A 1 September 2023 report from Russian news agency TASS quoted Yury Borisov, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos state space corporation, as saying that day that the Sarmat system “has assumed combat alert posture”. One of six new Russian strategic weapons heralded by […]

IDF Patrol Discovers 3D-Printed Weapons in West Bank 

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops operating in the West Bank have uncovered a new security threat in the form of 3D-printed firearms, the IDF announced in a 17 August 2023 report on its website. IDF Combat Engineering troops patrolling in Judea and Samaria in July 2023 were directed by intelligence to a location where weapons […]

US Army’s M1A2 MBTs Receive Significant Uplift in Onboard Power 

The US Army’s M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) are receiving a Collins Aerospace-provided upgrade that will deliver a significant uplift to their onboard power and thus their survivability and reliability, the RTX business announced on 15 August 2023. Under a USD 24 M (EUR 22 M) contract Collins Aerospace is producing and delivering electric generators with […]

Kongsberg to Supply C-UAV Systems to Ukraine via IFU 

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) has signed a contract through the International Fund for Ukraine for the delivery of counter-uncrewed aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems to be donated to Ukraine, the company announced on 14 August 2023. The contract, which is valued at GBP 56 M (EUR 65.3 M), covers the delivery of several CORTEX Typhon […]

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