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21 September 2017
Industry News

US Army tests ATHENA laser weapon system for protection from airborne targets
The US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) has tested its advanced test high energy asset (ATHENA) system, which has been designed to be used against airborne targets.

UK and Saudi Arabia sign military and security cooperation agreement
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has entered a new military and security cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia to strengthen the defence relationship between the two countries.

DARPA contracts Aptima for Agile Teams programme
Aptima has been contracted to support the Agile Teams (A-Teams) programme for the US Defense Advanced Research and Planning Agency (DARPA).

General Dynamics conducts final trials on Ares protected mobility vehicle
General Dynamics is conducting its final testing stages on the new Ares protected mobility vehicle, ahead of the system's delivery to the British Army.

Press Releases

IDE Launches Innovative Hybrid GENAIRCON at DSEi 2017
INTRACOM Defense Electronics (IDE) participated in the international exhibition DSEi 2017, one of the largest defence and security exhibitions that took place in London from 12-15 September.

Rubb Wins Contract to Provide Carillion Amey with Storage Warehouse
Rubb Buildings has won a contract to provide Carillion Amey with a 25m (w) x 48m (l) BVE type structure, which will be used as a storage warehouse.

SmartPlanes to Showcase Solutions at Intergeo 2017
SmartPlanes will be showcasing its range of solutions at this year's Intergeo in Berlin, Germany.

Pearson Engineering Counter-IED rollers Destined for Afghanistan
Pearson Engineering has secured its position as market leader in the supply of Counter-IED rollers following a contract award by the US Army Contracting Command.

IRD Closely Monitors Hurricane Irma
Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD), the agency responsible for weight and safety enforcement in Georgia, contacted IRD in advance of Hurricane Irma's landfall in order to see what features they could use to monitor the traffic at their weigh stations and provide useful information to internal and external stakeholders

White Papers

The Next Threat in Event Security: Guarding Against the ‘Lone Wolf’
With the threat of 'lone wolf' terror attacks rising, the need for perimeter security is now...

Helicopter Slip Rings for Military Applications
Cobham Aerospace Communications designs, manufactures and qualifies slip rings for light, medium and heavy helicopters in military...

Heavy Tracked Vehicles
The High Lift Adaptor (HLA) is a special-to-role equipment common interface system that provides better approach angles for heavy-weight combat vehicles and enables hydraulic connection and...

Are Service Bodies Better Made from Steel or Aluminium?
There is no simple black and white answer. Many factors will decide which metal is best for any given...

How Evolving Terror Tactics Have Driven Advances in Perimeter Security
Many urban threats used to be seen, at least in the eyes of the public, as things that happened on other shores. However, an increase in urban attacks of late has put pressure on security...

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