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24 March 2017
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Press Releases

SMART High Reliability Solutions Releases New HRS-M2 SSD
SMART High Reliability Solutions ('SMART HRS'), a provider of current and next-generation, solid-state storage solutions specialising in ruggedised, high-performance and high-capacity solid-state drives (SSDs) for defence, aerospace and industrial markets, has released its new HRS-M2 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s SSD.

Turkish MoD Awards FNSS for Turkish Navy's Armoured Amphibious Assault Vehicle Programme
The contract for the Armoured Amphibious Assault Vehicle (ZAHA) Project was signed between SSM and FNSS on 7 March in Ankara. The programme was initiated by the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to meet the amphibious armoured vehicle requirement of the Turkish Naval Forces Command.

FN Herstal to Attend SOFINS 2017
FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending this year's SOFINS at Souge Camp, France, between 28-30 March.

TACO to Attend CommunicAsia 2017
TACO Antenna will be attending this year's CommunicAsia between 23-25 May at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

EXPAL Systems and Proytecsa Security Sign Agreement to Collaborate in Sector of Ammunition Demilitarisation and Improvised Explosive
EXPAL Systems and Proytecsa Security will combine capabilities to offer a complete high-tech range of solutions in the defence industry.

White Papers

Oerlikon Skyshield® MOOTW / C-RAM System
The opponent side using rockets, artillery and mortar (RAM) in asymmetric warfare is highly mobile and very difficult to identify and to distinguish. The Oerlikon Skyshield® MOOTW / C-RAM System...

Excellence in Connectivity Solutions
With extreme environmental changes and load factors up to 10g, electrical and electronic systems for aircraft require cables and connectors of superior quality....

Advanced Military Connector
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Military Product Brochure
UK-based Rola-Trac produces temporary hard flooring for shelter systems and walkways, and heavy duty matting systems for aircraft facilities and...

Small Form Factor ATR
Elma Electronic UK has designed a small form factor, lightweight ½ ATR chassis for use in harsh environments....

Features

The EU’s new non-combatant army
Sixty-six years almost to the day after the idea of a European army was first floated, the EU passed a controversial resolution to establish a European Defence Union, which might finally pave the way for comprehensive and complete military integration. Dr Gareth Evans reports.

Under the skin of a made-for-military microgrid
Powering remote military structures and installations in hostile areas far away from reliable diesel fuel convoys is a critical capability and one that is drawing significant funding and innovation. Claire Apthorp speaks to lithium battery manufacturer Enerdel, which is part of a team developing innovative power conversion technologies to create a hybrid solar battery and storage system for the US Air Force.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 73
In this issue: The UK’s laser weapons project, US defence under Trump, industry trends for the year ahead, the challenges of maintaining effective land forces, new energy ideas for operating bases, a lesson in air readiness with NATO, and more.

February's top stories: MBDA and PGZ sign missile cooperation agreement, DLA awards JETS contract
MBDA and PGZ sign missile cooperation agreement, and DLA awards $6bn JETS support contract to Leidos. Army-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from February 2017.

Trends in protected mobility: insights from the International Armoured Vehicles conference
As the changing nature of conflicts creates new challenges for land forces, armoured vehicle designs have to adapt to bridge conflicting demands of protection, mobility and firepower. At this year’s International Armoured Vehicles conference in London, NIMR Automotive chief operating officer Major General (retired) Carey Wilks discussed this issue and offered an outlook on future trends in protected mobility.

Projects

AJBAN 440A Protected Patrol Vehicle
AJBAN 440A is a multi-purpose protected patrol variant of the AJBAN-class of 4x4 tactical vehicles designed and developed by NIMR Automotive, a military vehicles manufacturer based in the UAE.

Milosh Multi-Purpose Armoured Vehicle
Milosh multi-purpose armoured vehicle manufactured by Serbian state-owned defence company, Yugoimport SDPR, was launched at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in February.

NIMR Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV)
Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC) subsidiary NIMR Automotive unveiled its latest special forces vehicle, Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV), at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in February.

GCS-200 Unmanned Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Platform
The GCS-200 is a new unmanned explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) platform developed by Global Clearance Solutions (GCS).

Phantom Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)
Phantom remotely operated mini tactical unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is developed by SpetsTechnoExport, Ukraine’s state-owned enterprise engaged in armament export / import.

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