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[l] at 6/14/22 10:33am
Israel’s Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Research and Development (MAFAT – DDRD) has tasked BIRD Aerosystems to demonstrate a prototype of an active defense system that will protect ground troops and high-value assets against airborne threats (including anti-tank guided missiles – ATGM). The system called ‘HybridEye’ was unveiled at the Eurosatory 2022 exhibition. The system provides hemispheric detection of threats and provides target data for passive or active countermeasures on board. The post Israes Mafat to Evaluate Bird Aerosystems HybridEye a New Active Protection for Ground Forces appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Featured, Force Protection, Israel, Latest News, Tech, Technology News, APS, Bird Aerosystems, DIRCM, Mafat, Radar, SPREOS]

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[l] at 6/13/22 9:00am
Plasan is expanding its range of combat vehicles adding new platforms every year. This yer at Eurosatory 2022 the company is introducing a new version of a light armored vehicles called Wilder. Representing a new automotive concept, Wilder represents a shift from the traditional armored vehicle design based on commercial chassis. The new vehicle is [] The post Plasan Unveils the Light and Mighty WILDER at Eurosatory 2022 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Israel, Special Operations, Tech, airmobile, Eurosatory2022, Plasan, special operations, Wilder]

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[l] at 6/13/22 12:55am
The Israel Ministry of Defense will begin testing a Medium Robotic Combat Vehicle (M-RCV) developed by the Ministry's Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDRD), the Tank and APC Directorate, and the Israeli defense industries. The robotic combat vehicle will be unveiled today at Elbit Systems' pavilion at the Eurosatory Defense and Security Exhibition. Field testing are scheduled to begin in 2023, testing the robotic vehicle in representative scenarios. The post Israel MOD to Test its new Robotic Combat Vehicle by 2023 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Combat Support, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Israel, Tech, UGV, Advanced Guard, BL Systems, BLR, DRDD, Elbit Systems, IMOD, M-RCV]

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[l] at 6/12/22 3:51pm
A new platform developed by Plasan may provide a solution for some of those needs. At Eurosatory 2022 Plasan showcases the All-Terrain Electric Mission Module (ATeMM), which provides an array of services to enhance the autonomy of tactical units, particularly in load carrying, electrical supply, and robotics operations. In fact, ATeMM is positioned to provide a mobility and autonomy ‘multitool’ that comes in handy in numerous use cases. The post ATeMM It Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Trailer appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Israel, Land Systems, Tech, UGV, hybrid electric, trailer]

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[l] at 6/12/22 3:17pm
The Israeli UAV maker Aeronautics is introducing its Orbiter 4 Small Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (STUAS) modified into a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) platform. The VTOL system comprises a kit that can be added to any Orbiter 4, enabling users to operate the drones without ground support (pneumatic launcher, parachute, and airbags). The VTOL kit includes four electrically driven rotors mounted on booms attached under the wings, which also have batteries to drive those rotors. The new attachment enables users to launch and retrieve the Orbiter 4 with a full payload from any flat surface. The kit can be used with any Orbiter 4, including operational aircraft that would need minor adjustments to the wing. The post Aeronautics Adds VTOL Capability to Orbiter-4 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Israel, Modernization & Upgrading, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS), Aeronautics, Orbiter 4, STUAS, VTOL]

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[l] at 6/8/22 11:01am
The Directorate of Production and Procurement (DOPP) in the Israel Ministry of Defense will purchase hundreds of combat vehicles from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the use of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Special Forces units. The new commando vehicles have exceptional all-terrain capabilities, such as carrying payloads of 1.5 – 2.5 tons, and supporting carrying four to nine fully equipped soldiers and their equipment. The post IDF Special Forces to Get Hundreds of Z-MAG Commando Vehicles appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Israel, Special Operations, Trending, airmobile, commando, DOPP, ELta, IAI, Negeva, Z-MAG]

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[l] at 6/6/22 1:02pm
The Israeli Ministery of Defense (IMOD) OFEK program (Horizon in Hebrew, often referred to as OFEQ) will be awarded the prestigious 'Israel's Defense Prize for 2022' for the group's achievements that jointly developed, produced, and deployed Israel's most advanced observation satellite – OFEK-16. The post Israel Becomes a Spy-Sat Superpower appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Israel, Sensors, space, Tech, Elbit Systems, IAI, IMOD, Ofek, OFEK-16, OFEQ, Opsat 3000, Satellite, Unit 9900]

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[l] at 6/3/22 10:22am
General Robotics is introducing at Eurosatory 2022 a new version of its PITBULL RCWS equipped with Smart-AI features. With the new AI-driven capabilities, armored vehicles and unmanned platforms substantially improve situational awareness, response rate, and firepower. The post Intelligent Firepower appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Eurosatory News, Featured, Israel, Modernization & Upgrading, Tech, Technology News, UGV, Eurosatory, Eurosatory2022, General Robotics, Pitbull, RCWS, RWS]

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[l] at 5/5/22 11:45am
Aircraft and helicopters on both sides used flares extensively but lacked the capacity to face the dense MANPADS on long sorties over the enemy area. Some Russian helicopters were also equipped with electro-optic jammer countermeasures, but these did not prevent losses. The post Russia Ukraine War 2022 Air Support Turns to Unmanned Assets appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Helicopters, Latest News, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS), anti-aircraft, countermeasures, DIRCM, Loitering Weapons, Mi8]

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[l] at 5/5/22 11:42am
When the orders were received on the 24th of February and units began rolling forward across the border, the operational forces lacked adequate planning and intelligence and did not prepare ammunition and supplies for the battle. They were unaware of the terrain and mobility constraints expected downrange and did not prepare the equipment to deal with those obstacles. Neither they had the foresight of an alternative' plan B' in case that 'decapitation' move failed. The post The Russian Ukraine War 2022 Opening Moves appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Europe, Latest News, News Analysis, Russia, Gostomel, Ukraine]

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[l] at 5/5/22 11:41am
By February 2022 the Russian forces deployed on the Russian-Ukraine border included 10 Russian armies gathered from the Eastern, Central, Western, and Southern military districts, all these forces arrived in Western Russia to take part in extensive military exercises with Belarus. After completing those exercises, about 120 Battalion Tactical Groups (BTGs) were deployed along the Ukraine borders, ready to move south and west into Ukraine if ordered. The units from the Southern District have joined two armies of Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists from the Donbas.  The post Preparations for the Russian Ukraine War appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Latest News, News Analysis, Ukraine war 2022]

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[l] at 5/5/22 11:33am
Ukraine is running low on Eastern standard ammunition (152mm, 122mm, rockets). That is why obtaining long-range artillery from the West was the #1 priority for Ukraine. Once Ukraine deploys western 155mm artillery on their front line, obtaining supplies of suitable ammunition from neighboring NATO countries would be easier and more available. The post The Artillery War on the Russia Ukraine Conflict appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Fire Support, Latest News, News Analysis, Russia, artillery, Ukraine war 2022]

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[l] at 5/5/22 11:30am
The collapse of the first phase has led to a fires-heavy campaign. The Russians have used most weapon types in their arsenal, from volleys of long-range rockets, missiles, cruise missiles, and aerial bombing. The rockets, artillery, and missile barrages were devastating, particularly against infrastructures and urban areas. However, due to their distinctive signature and predictable rearming procedures, artillery formations often fell prey to superior intelligence and surveillance provided by the West. The post Russian Ukraine War 2022 Artillery, Rockets and Missiles appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Fire Support, Latest News, Missiles, News Analysis, artillery, Ukraine war 2022]

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[l] at 4/29/22 11:34am
Switzerland's defense ministry (ArmaSwiss) has announced that the first two Elbit Systems Hermes 900HFE drones have been delivered to Emmen airfield last week. Two ground stations, communications, logistics, and maintenance equipment were also delivered with the drones. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (D-11 and D-14) have already been assembled and they will undergo a functional check before the first flight tests in mid-year. The post Switzerland Takes Delivery of the First Hermes 900HFE appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Airborne C4ISR, Europe, Featured, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS), Armaswiss, Elbit Systems, Hermes 900, Hermes-900HFE, IDS15, MALE UAV, Switzerland]

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[l] at 4/24/22 10:49am
Sig Sauer has won a 10-year contract with the U.S. Army with an initial delivery order worth $20.4 million and a ceiling value of $4.7 billion. Under this contract, the company will supply a family of weapons of up to 250,000 rifles and light machine guns. The XM5 Rifle will replace the M4/M4A1 carbine within the close combat force, and the XM250 Automatic Rifle will replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW). Having won the handgun contract in 2017, that makes Sig Sauer the premier supplier of small arms providers to the Army's close combat and special operations forces. The post US Army Selects Sig-Sauer to Produce the Next Generation Assault Weapon Family appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Infantry Systems, North America, Topics, 6.8mm, NGSW, Sig Sauer, XM157, XM250, XM5]

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[l] at 4/24/22 10:49am
Sig Sauer has won a 10-year contract with the U.S. Army with an initial delivery order worth $20.4 million and a ceiling value of $4.7 billion. Under this contract, the company will supply a family of weapons of up to 250,000 rifles and light machine guns. The XM5 Rifle will replace the M4/M4A1 carbine within the close combat force, and the XM250 Automatic Rifle will replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW). Having won the handgun contract in 2017, that makes Sig Sauer the premier supplier of small arms providers to the Army's close combat and special operations forces. The post US Army Selects Sig-Sauer to Produce the Next Generation Assault Weapon Family appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Infantry Systems, North America, Topics, 6.8mm, NGSW, Sig Sauer, XM157, XM250, XM5]

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[l] at 4/12/22 3:33am
Israel’s Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Research and Development, (MAFAT) has selected BIRD Aerosystems to demonstrate a prototype of an active defense system that will protect ground troops and high-value assets against airborne threats (including anti-tank guided missiles - ATGM). The project is currently at an advanced stage of development and is expected to demonstrate a complete active defense capability this year. The post Israes Mafat to Evaluate a New Active Protection for Ground Forces appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Featured, Force Protection, Israel, Latest News, Tech, Technology News, APS, Bird Aerosystems, DIRCM, Mafat, Radar, SPREOS]

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[l] at 4/12/22 12:52am
Israel’s defense exports have reached double-digit figures for the first time, reaching a 55% increase within two years, to US$11.3 Billion. G2G deals are often larger in scale than export sales signed by the individual companies and their execution is often faster than sales conducted under standard commercial terms. The post Soaring G2G Sales Takes Israels Defense Exports to a Double Digit Record appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Defense Business, Israel, Latest News, Topics, export, IMOD, SIBAT]

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[l] at 4/4/22 3:26pm
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) began the first installation of factory upgrades to a Gray Eagle-Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System to enhance its capabilities to support Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). Under the current program, the U.S. Army-funded program includes two aircraft. Flight tests and qualifications will start later this year.  The post US Army Upgrades Gray Eagle to Support Multi-Domain Operations appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Airborne C4ISR, Electronic Warfare, Featured, North America, Reconnaissance, Tech, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS), Unmanned Warfare, ALE, GA-ASI, GE-ER, Gray Eagle, MALE, MDO]

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[l] at 3/24/22 3:42am
The Directorate of Defense RD (DDRD) in the Ministry of Defense together with the US Department of Defense Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) and the Merage Institute, will hold a first-of-its-kind competition – the Mobile Standoff Autonomous Indoor Capabilities Challenge in short: the “MoSAIC”. The competition will incorporate operating commercial robots and drones in an urban setting, in the city of Yeruham, simulating the challenges on the future battlefield. The post Drone Developers Invited to Meet the IMOD Urban Indoor Challenge appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Drones & Robotics, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Israel, Latest News, Tech, Technology News, autonomous systems, challenge, DDR&D, IMOD, IWTSD, urban warfare, Yeruham]

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[l] at 3/22/22 11:09am
Heven Drones, a fast-growing Israeli drone technology company, has unveiled at ISDEF 2022 an integrated robotic solution combining an aerial multirotor and unmanned ground vehicle for land and air operation. The solution was jointly developed by Heven Drones and Roboteam, an Israeli tactical ground robotic systems provider. The companies began working on the project responding to a specific requirement for defense and homeland security applications raised by a customer. They are now exploring additional use cases for land and air robots to maximize efficiency in other applications. The post Israeli Drone and Robotics Companies Team to Introduce a Flying EOD Robot appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Featured Events, Israel, Latest News, Tech, UAVs, UGV, EOD, HevenDrones, MTGR, Roboteam]

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