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29 June 2017
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Press Releases

Strategic Systems Announces New Website Launch
Strategic Systems, Inc. (SSI) is pleased to announce our new and improved website.

IDE’s Hybrid Tactical Mobile Generator in 'Spring Storm' 2017
INTRACOM Defense Electronics (IDE's) latest product technology was put to the test by the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) during the '15th Spring Storm' exercise.

Fabric Structures for Frac Sand Storage
Being the first company established in a given market is an obvious way of establishing industry dominance, especially in fast-moving sectors such as fracking. But being first isn't enough. If you are first and unprepared, it's easy for competitors to take your market share. The key is to be the first and the best prepared.

Fischer Connectors at Exhibit Products at the Paris Air Show
Fischer Connectors, the worldwide innovator in push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, will showcase its innovative products designed to meet customers' growing needs for faster, more powerful and smaller solutions in aerospace applications at the International Paris Air Show (19-25 June).

Rajant to Exhibit at TOC Europe
Kinetic Mesh® Networks pioneer and pervasive, multi-frequency wireless solutions provider Rajant will exhibit at the Terminal Operations Conference (TOC) Europe between 27-29 June at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, the Netherlands.

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...

16-Stall Mobile Shower Trailer
Porta Kleen’s 16-Stall Mobile Shower Trailer has raised the standard for mobile...

ATR COTS Platform
Derived from successfully deployed ground mobile and fixed-wing fast jet and UAV applications, Elma Electronic's aluminium ½ ATR to ARINC 404A is ideally suited to the exacting demands of Open VPX....

The BreadCrumb® ME4: Portable Wireless Mesh Network Node
The Rajant BreadCrumb ME4 is a portable, wireless mesh network node that contains two transceivers and up to four external antenna...

Electromechanical Testing of Lifting Systems
Lifting equipment must meet stringent requirements, especially if it is intended for use in the defence...

Features

Using autonomy to supply the ‘last mile’
The UK Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin has challenged industry and academia to design autonomous systems to resupply frontline troops. As part of the MoD’s innovation initiative, £3m has been invested in the next stage of the Innovation Autonomy Challenge which will focus on the ‘last mile’ of support – getting supplies to troops. Claire Apthorp finds out how, drawing on the rapid progress of the private sector, the MoD plans to leverage the success of technologies such as delivery drones.

Modernising Scotland’s military bases
In February the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved £1.7bn to upgrade Scotland’s military bases. The work is part of a wider programme that will bring sweeping changes to the MoD’s Defence Estate around the UK. Claire Apthorp found out where the money is going and what capabilities it will support.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 76
In this issue: The UK’s new virtual training capability, how small businesses can secure MoD contracts, benefits of networking radios for dismounted combat, contenders for the US Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle, improving MRO availability with augmented reality tech, and more.

May’s top stories: US-Saudi Arabia sign $110bn deal, Manchester Arena attack
US President Donald J. Trump and King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia signed a $110bn arms deal, a suicide bomb blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killed 22 people and the US THAAD advanced missile defence system became operational in South Korea. Army-technology.com wraps up key headlines from May.

The race for space robots: public vs private sector
A DARPA project to develop a robot for satellite servicing in space has come under fire over claims that it violates national space policy guidelines that discourage public competition with commercial space activities. Lawmakers in the US have asked DARPA to halt the programme arguing that it spoils the business case for commercial satellite servicing offerings from companies including Orbital ATK. Claire Apthorp looks at DARPA’s programme, and ask whether US space policy guidelines are holding back innovation instead of encouraging public-private sector cooperation.

Projects

Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS)
The medium extended air defence system (MEADS) was developed to replace Hawk and Patriot systems worldwide.

Patria AMV28A Wheeled Armoured Vehicle
Patria AMV28A is a new member of the AMV series of wheeled armoured vehicles produced by Patria, a company based in Finland.

NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter
The NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) is a multi-role military transport helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a consortium owned by AgustaWestland (32%), Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), and Stork Fokker (5.5%).

T-72B3M Main Battle Tank
T-72B3M, also referred to as T-72B4, is an upgraded variant of the T-72B3 main battle tank (MBT) developed by Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation.

J8 Atlas Xtreme Terrain Robot (XTR)
The J8 Atlas Xtreme Terrain Robot (XTR) is a new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed by ARGO’s Space, Robotics and Defence Division, a part of Ontario Drive & Gear (ODG).

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