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[l] at 6/26/19 3:36pm

Russian Helicopters has displayed the latest version of the KA-52 attack helicopter at the Army 2019 defense expo at Kubinka, in the Moscow region. A derivative of the Kamov KA50 helicopter that used a tandem cockpit, KA-52 This version is based on the KA50, KA-52K is in service with the Russian Army and a navalized version, KA-52K is operated by the Egyptian Navy.

The post The KA-52 Gunship at Army 2019 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Helicopters, Latest News, Russia, Trending, Army 2019, KA-52, Russian Helicopters]

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[l] at 6/24/19 7:00pm

The KBP group has launched an upgraded export version of the Pantsir-S1M that implements some of the lessons Russia gained from recent combat engagements in Syria. The new configuration that improves the systems capability to deal with unmanned aerial systems (drones) of all types.

The post Pantsir-SM Mitigates Drone-Related Capability Gaps appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Latest News, Middle East, Russia, Army2019, Hmeymim, Pantsir]

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[l] at 6/24/19 9:26am

The Russian Boomerang 8x8 combat vehicle was developed by the VPK company in two configurations, the 25 ton K17 Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) and a 22-ton amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) designated K16. Intended to replace heeled combat vehicles such as the BTR

The post Russian Army to Receive New 8×8 Boomerang AFV Prototypes for Testing appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Latest News, Russia, Tech, AFV, APC, Army 2019, Boomerang, VPK, VPK7829]

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[l] at 6/20/19 10:48am

Although Loitering Munitions (LM) have been introduced decades ago, these weapons have gained general acceptance and maturity in recent years, following their operational debut in battlefields in the Caucasus and the Middle East. While several manufacturers already offer various types of ‘suicide drones’, only a few are committed to this category as Israel’s UVision Air, the developer, and producer of the Hero line of loitering missiles that unveiled a range of new members of its Hero family of LMs this week at the recent Paris Air Show. Uvision has already sold Hero LMs to multiple customers, including the Israel Defense Forces, and leading NATO countries.

The post UVision Introduces New Multi-Mission Loitering Weapons appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Fire Support, Israel, Latest News, Missiles, Tech, UAVs, Hero, lmams, Loitering Weapons, suicide drone]

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[l] at 6/19/19 1:44pm

Excite brings the F-35 display, and image fusion technology to cockpits of future helicopters, such as Future Attack & Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and Future Vertical Lift (FVL), both families are expected to appear in the US and European market in the next decade.

The post Bringing F-35 Technology to the Rotorcraft World appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Avionics, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Helicopters, Hightech, Israel, Latest News, Tech, Elbit Systems, ESLT, FARA, FVL, helmet display, X-Sight]

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[l] at 6/16/19 7:09pm

MBDA provided today a fresh vision of future air warfare. A range of future weapons presented by the company at Paris Air Show 2019, to illustrate the weapons that the Franco-German Future Combat Air System (FCAS) and Britain’s Tempest would carry by 2030-2040.

The post With Glider Swarms and Hard Kill for Self Protection MBDA Charts the Future of Air Warfare appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aerial Weapons, Europe, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Latest News, Missiles, Trending, UAVs, FCAS, future weapons, MBDA, Smartglider, SPEAR, Tempest]

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[l] at 6/4/19 9:30am

IAI is introducing a new member of the Heron family of Unmanned Aerial Systems, designed for tactical operations. The Tactical Heron or T-Heron is positioned as the successor for the company's Searcher tactical UAS. Flight testing of the new UAS is expected to begin in 2019 and continue through the next year.

The post IAI Introduces a Tactical Member of the Heron Family of UAS appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Israel, Latest News, Topics, UAVs, Heron, IAI, T-Heron, UAS]

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[l] at 6/4/19 7:01am

The German Federal Ministry of Defense (MOD) has selected Telefunken Radio Communications Systems (RACOMS), to equip its infantry units with the PNR1000 advanced soldier radio, part of Elbit Systems’ E-Lynx family of Software Defined Radios (SDR). The new radios will be used at the platoon and company levels

The post German Army to Get Software Defined Radios for the Infantry appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Communications, Europe, Infantry Systems, Latest News, Bundeswehr, Elbit Systems, ELYNX, Germany, TELEFUNKEN RACOMS]

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[l] at 6/4/19 7:01am

The German Federal Ministry of Defense (MOD) has selected Telefunken Radio Communications Systems (RACOMS), to equip its infantry units with the PNR1000 advanced soldier radio, part of Elbit Systems’ E-Lynx family of Software Defined Radios (SDR). The new radios will be used at the platoon and company levels

The post German Infantry to Use SDR-Based Soldier Radios appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Communications, Europe, Infantry Systems, Latest News, Bundeswehr, Elbit Systems, ELYNX, Germany, TELEFUNKEN RACOMS]

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[l] at 6/4/19 7:01am

The German Federal Ministry of Defense (MOD) has selected Telefunken Radio Communications Systems (RACOMS), to equip its infantry units with the PNR1000 advanced soldier radio, part of Elbit Systems’ E-Lynx family of Software Defined Radios (SDR). The new radios will be used at the platoon and company levels

The post Elbit Systems’ Telefunken RACOMS Selected to Supply Soldier Radio Systems to the German Army appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Communications, Europe, Infantry Systems, Latest News, Bundeswehr, Elbit Systems, ELYNX, Germany, TELEFUNKEN RACOMS]

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[l] at 5/17/19 6:49am

The Indian Navy conducted the first firing test of an MRSAM naval air defense missile employed in the full Joint Taskforce Coordination (JTC)  mode. JTC implements the MRSAM 'Cooperative Engagement' operating mode.

The post Indian Navy Demonstrates ‘MRSAM ‘Cooperative Engagement’ Capability appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Battle Command, Featured, India, Israel, Latest News, Naval Air Defense, Trending, Barak 8, CEC, Cooperative Engagement, DRDO, IAI, MRSAM]

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[l] at 5/16/19 3:34am

Lockheed Martin and RAFAEL have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop, manufacture, market and support RAFAEL’s Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE) missile guidance kits to Lockheed Martin’s platforms.

The post Lockheed Martin adds SPICE to its Weapons appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aerial Weapons, Featured, Israel, North America, Trending, AGM-142, guided weapon, Lockheed Martin, Popeye, Rafael, Spice]

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[l] at 5/16/19 12:27am

Lockheed Martin is working on a new, modular pod for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets, enabling loading of individual rocket tubes as they are expended, whereas the original GMLRS pods are discarded after use. The new pods will replace the depleting inventory of M26 rocket pods and support the increased production of GMLRS […]

The post GMLRS, HIMARS to Get New Rocket Pods appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: companies, Fire Support, GMLRS, HIMARS]

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[l] at 5/15/19 2:01pm

Dynetics, along with its partners, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce and MZA Associates have been awarded a $130 million contract to build and test a 100-kilowatt class laser weapon system under the High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator (HEL TVD) program managed by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command’s (USASMDC/ARSTRAT). Team […]

The post US Army Contracts Dynetics to Build a Mobile, High Energy Laser Weapon appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Directed Energy Weapons, Featured, Force Protection, Latest News, North America, Tech, Dynetics, HEL TVD, high energy laser, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce]

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[l] at 4/5/19 10:29am

Analysis: Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems and the Harris Corporation have agreed to move forward with the acquisition of Harris’ Night Vision business for $350 million. The acquisition of Harris' night vision business opens a huge market for Elbit Systems, both domestic and international. Over 50 years Harris and its predecessors Exelis and ITT have established their night vision systems as the market leader. But with the planned merger between Harris and L3 Technologies, Inc., the night vision systems business becomes redundant under the combined portfolio.

The post Harris Night Vision Acquisition – a Big Deal for Elbit Systems appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Infantry Systems, Israel, Latest News, News Analysis, North America, Topics, ANVIS, Elbit Systems, ENVG, ESLT, Harris Corporation, HRS, L3 Technologies, NVG, NYSE: LLL]

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[l] at 4/4/19 2:37am

Following first deployments at sea on Type 23 frigates, MBDA’s Sea Ceptor matures to become highly effective and efficient all-weather air defense weapon system. A key capability of the system is the use of a soft launch mechanism that maximizes missile performance and kinematics, and imposes minimal loads on the launchers and structure.

The post Soft Launch Delivers a Hard Fist appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Europe, Featured, Missiles, Modernization & Upgrading, Naval Air Defense, Tech, CAMM, GBAD, Land Ceptor, MBDA, Sea Ceptor, Sky Sabre]

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[l] at 4/3/19 2:32am

On its 10th edition, Israel’s premiere defense, homeland security, and cyber exhibition -- ISDEF Expo, will celebrate the largest, most extensive event in its history. With 300 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors expected to visit, ISDEF 2019 will take place at the new recently constructed Pavilion #2, the largest at Tel-Aviv’s International Convention Center. The exhibition will open its doors on June 4th and continue until June 6th, 2019.

The post ISDEF Announces a Live Demo Day appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Counter Terror & Homeland Security, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Israel, Latest News, Special Operations, Topics, demonstration, Isdef, live fire]

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[l] at 4/3/19 2:23am

The Russian drone manufacturer is aggressively marketing the Orion E, a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS). The current export-oriented variant was launched in 2017. Seeking new customers at the LAAD 2019 exhibition in Brazil and LIMA 2019 in Malaysia, the developer, Kronshtadt Group is making the first steps entering a busy and competitive drone market.

The post Russian Push for Drone Export appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Russia, UAVs, Kronshtadt Group, LAAD 2019, Orion-E]

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[l] at 4/1/19 3:48pm

Upgrading entire fleets of AFVs is costly and complex but is essential to prevent the weapon systems obsolesce. Most combat vehicles delivered since the 1960s already have optronic systems of some type. Many are still in service and undergo periodical modernization to maintain combat effectiveness. Optronic modernization developed by Israel’s Thermal Imaging System (TIS) provider Opgal includes upgrade kits for commander and gunner sights and new situational awareness systems for the driver and crew.

The post Enhancing Combat Vehicles with Thermal Vision appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, companies, Featured, Modernization & Upgrading, Tech]

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[l] at 3/7/19 1:56am

The Valkyrie is a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle designed to operate autonomously or in cooperation with manned aircraft as part of the Air Forces' 'Loyal Wingman' concept.

The post First Flight of the Valkyrie – a Step Closer to Manned-Unmanned Flying Formations appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aircraft, Featured, North America, Tech, UAVs, AFRL, Kratos, Loyal Wingman, manned unmanned, Valkyrie, XQ-58A]

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[l] at 3/1/19 6:23am

Rheinmetall has tested a new laser weapon station that can carry laser weapons up to 100 kW power level and be integrated on combat vehicles. In recent tests, the system successfully engaged drones and mortar rounds at operationally relevant ranges. Equally suitable for ground, air and naval operations, the assemblies are modular and scalable in design, to meet different applications.

The post Rheinmetall Tests a Weapon Station for Laser Weapons appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Europe, Featured, Force Protection, Tech, C-RAM, C-UAV, GBAD, HEL, Laser, Mantis, MSHORAD, Rheinmetall, Switzerland, weapon station]

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