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USM Tests IRON DOME Based Prototype

According to a press release from Rafael, a live fire test carried out by the US Marine Corps (USMC) with an IRON DOME-based prototype at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico proved that the missile system was successfully integrated with the USMC architecture. The system performed exactly as was predicted by a USMC […]

Aselsan Unveils MEROPS Gimbal Sight

At Eurosatory, Aselsan is featuring air surveillance and targeting gimbal sight MEROPS (Multi-spectral Extended Range Optical Sight). MEROPS has been designed for observation and targeting applications on drones and other aircraft types, Aselsan writes in a press release. According to the company, the system can especially perform under smoke and dust. It prioritises medium and […]

Teledyne FLIR Introduces SeaFLIR 240 & TacFlir 240 Surveillance Systems

At SOFIC, Teledyne FLIR introduced the SeaFLIR 240 and TacFLIR 240 high-resolution, multispectral surveillance systems for maritime and land-based operations. According to the comopany, SeaFLIR 240 is a lightweight, stabilised tower with inertial navigation for a wide range of HD payload options. This allows sensors to be integrated as required for at-sea missions such as […]



Tekever Launches New AR3 UAS

Tekever launched the new version of its swappable VTOL AR3 system with integrated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities, during AUVSI Xponential in Orlando. With the new upgrade, the AR3 becomes the most operationally flexible UAS in the market and the smallest UAS to boast a high performance, dual side looking SAR, the company writes in a press […]

IRON BEAM Laser Successfully Tested

Rafael, alongside the Israeli Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Defence Research (DDR&D) and Development has successfully completed a series of tests with a high-power laser interception system against steep-track threats, the company writes in a press release. The demonstrator intercepted: UAVs mortars rockets anti-tank missiles IRON BEAM reportedly provides Israel with a high-power laser technology at […]

Czech Republic Receives IAI Radar

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has supplied the Czech Republic, via its Czech partners RETIA VTU, with the first air defence Multi-Mission Radar (MMR), as part of a contract awarded in December 2019 by the Ministries of Defence of both the Czech Republic and Israel. The radar, which is operational and combat-proven in Israel, provides both […]



Indra Delivers Mobile Laboratory to the Spanish Army

Indra has delivered an advanced mobile chemical analysis laboratory to the Spanish Army that is to provide increased security for Spanish soldiers, allow for the protection of the civilian population in international conflicts, and increases response capabilities in case of an industrial accident in Spanish territory, the company writes in a press release. The 1st […]

Rheinmetall Italia & MBDA Italia Sign MoU to Cooperate in Air Defence

MBDA Italia and Rheinmetall Italia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore possibilities for collaborating in the area of air defence, including disruptive technologies in the national and European defence funds domain, Rhrinmetall writes in a press release. During a two-year timeframe, the two companies intend to study ways of working together with the […]

Hensoldt IFF Technology for South Korea

Hensoldt has been awarded two contracts worth approximately €10M by the Korean defence company LIG Nex1 to deliver 20 MSSR 2000 ID secondary radars including test equipment and related services. The Identification-Friend-or-Foe (IFF) systems will be integrated with a number of coastal surveillance and air surveillance radars to improve their ability to distinguish hostile from […]



Kalashnikov Announces Increased Exports

According to a press announcement from the company, the Kalashnikov Group increased its share of military exports by over 70 per cent in 2021 when compared to 2020. Among the main export products are the AK 100th and 200th series assault rifles, as well as the RATNIK (WARRIOR) line and high-precision weaponry. “Military and civilian […]

Third Generation RecceLite XR Development Completed

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has announced the development completion of its RecceLite XR, the third and latest model of the reconnaissance system. The version is supported by artificial intelligence and enhanced sensors which were put to the test in a live test in late 2021. Rafael demonstrated the third-generation model of the RecceLite XR […]

IRIS-T SLM Firing Successful

At the end of 2021, Diehl Defence demonstrated the operational efficiency of the IRIS-T SLM Ground-Based Air Defence (GBAD) system under realistic operating conditions during several successful test firings, the company writes in a press release. The firings served as evidence for the technical and operational capability of the overall system. IRIS-T SLM complements the […]



New Missile for Russian Gunships

Russia disclosed more details about the Product 305E ‘fire-and-forget’ airborne missile at the EDEX-2021 defence exhibition. The multipurpose weapon will arm export versions of the Mi-28NM and Ka-52M attack helicopters, which are called NIGHT HUNTER and ALLIGATOR among Russian pilots. The news came from Sergey Mikhailov, the High-Precision Weapons (HPW) holding deputy CEO. The new missile will enhance the gunship’s combat […]

RTAF Pilots Train with Rohde & Schwarz Communications

Rohde & Schwarz has announced a contract awarded by RV Connex to deliver R&S M3AR software defined, multiband-capable airborne radios for the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF) new Textron Aviation T-6C TEXAN II training aircraft. These are dubbed T-6TH in the RTAF. The R&S M3AR multiband, multimode, multirole radios have been designed for the transmission of mission-critical information, both […]

Amphenol SOCAPEX Launches Rugged Display Solutions

Amphenol SOCAPEX provides new display solutions to transmit video data and information in harsh environment for applications such as C5ISR, ground vehicles and in a maritime environment, according to the company. The new connectors are designed and built to last and to ensure a reliable transmission between display screens, cameras and computers.   The rugged display […]



Hexagon | NovAtel Enhances the Performance of the GAJT-710 Product Line

Hexagon | NovAtel have announced an update to their GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT) portfolio, namely the introduction of the GAJT-710 product line that features several enhancements over the previous generation. According to the comapny, the GAJT-710 product line is the next evolution of NovAtel’s anti-jam technology for land and marine platforms. The new jammer direction-finding […]

Safran Maritime PATROLLER in OCEAN2020

The maritime patrol version of Safran’s PATROLLER drone has shown its ability to meet the maritime surveillance needs of navies or European maritime surveillance agencies as part of the European project OCEAN2020, Safran writes in a press release. The project is funded by the European Commission within the scope of the European Defence Agency’s preparatory […]

IDET 2021: Bird Aerosystems to Present AMPS family

Bird Aerosystems has announced that the company will participate and present its Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) family of solutions at the IDET exhibition in Brno. AMPS is currently in service with hundreds of military and VIP aircraft worldwide, including aircraft of NATO member countries such as the Czech Republic. At the exhibition, Bird Aerosystems […]



More Senop Oy Equipment for Finland

Finnish Defence Forces Logistic Command has placed an order to purchase laser sights and additional NVG M40 image intensifiers from Senop Oy. The value of the contract is more than €13.6M (excluding VAT). Senop will deliver the systems by the end of October 2022. This order consists of Soldier’s Lasers, Tactical Lasers, and additional purchase […]

Leidos Enters Final Five for SOCOM Programme

Leidos has announced that its team has been selected to enter the final phase of the US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Armed Overwatch aircraft prototype programme. Leidos, Paramount USA, and Vertex were among five teams awarded a total of US$19.3M for prototype demonstrations and will advance BRONCO II to the Phase III Operational Prototype Demonstration later this month. […]

Elbit Unveils AMPS NG

Elbit Systems has unveiled the next generation of its Advanced Multi-Sensor Payload System (AMPS™ NG), adding Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) technology to the existing day Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) TV sensors and a unique, highly capable, dual FLIR sensor design. Packed in the widely fielded two Line-Replacement Unit (LRU) AMPS pod, the AMPS NG offers extended capabilities in […]




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