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Weekly Round Up
24 October 2016
Latest Companies

GMT - Anti-Vibration Mount Specialists, Suppliers of Rubber-to-Metal Bonded Products and Moulded Rubber Components

Tarpulin - Fast Deployment Camps, Field Hospitals and Inflatable Tents

TATRA TRUCKS - Heavy-Duty Hi-Mobile Vehicles for Military and Peacekeeping Operations

SMART High Reliability Solutions - Secure and Rugged SSDs for Military Use

Evans Capacitor - EVANSCAPS - Advanced Capacitors for Demanding Applications

Press Releases

Airbus Defence and Space and EXPAL Sign Agreement to Increase C295W Aircraft Attack Capabilities
Airbus Defence and Space and EXPAL Systems have signed an agreement, under which EXPAL will provide engineering support for the integration of standard weapons such as 70mm rockets and MK 80 series warheads.

Xplore Technologies Mobilises Leading Western Australian Aged-Care Facility
Xplore Technologies, manufacturer of the world's broadest range of high-quality rugged tablet computers, announced it has secured an order for its Motion by Xplore C5m rugged tablet computers from one of Western Australia's leading aged-care providers, the Royal Australian Air Force Association (RAAFA).

Evans Capacitor Exhibits High-Power Capacitors to Top Policy Makers and Leaders in Armed Services During Senedia's Defence Innovation Days
Evans Capacitor Company exhibited at the Defence Innovation Days conference, hosted by the South Eastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA).

Smiths Connectors Launches COTS Plus 2mm Aurora Connector Series
Smiths Connectors, a world-leading provider of high-performance interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications has announced the launch of its high performance Aurora Series, a COTS Plus 2mm hard metric connector for Compact PCI applications.

New Family of Low-Cost Rugged Touchscreen Displays for Ground Vehicles Launched by Curtiss-Wright
Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division is expanding its range of mission critical rugged displays with models optimised for the ground vehicle market.

White Papers

Switch and Router Subsystems Onboard Amphibious Assault Vehicle
The US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) required an IP network backbone upgrade for the AAVC-7A1, the command variant of the US Marine Corps (USMC) amphibious assault vehicle....

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...

Sparrowhawk Lithium-Ion Battery
The Denchi Power range of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) batteries have been designed with the need for light weight and high power and incorporate the latest Lithium-Ion technology....

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....

Polartherm Company Brochure
Polartherm is the leading manufacturer of air heating equipment in Northern Europe. We have developed, designed, and manufactured heating solutions for our customers based on their requirements...


Global Defence Technology: Issue 68
In this issue: The tech behind exercise Unmanned Warrior, trends in the world’s nuclear arsenals, Germany’s ambitious defence plans, spider silk armour for the US Army, the RAF’s future air capabilities, new trouble with Gerald R. Ford, and more.

September's top stories: UK MoD calls on Europe to increase security efforts, Japan seeks $51bn in 2017 defence budget
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has asked Europe to increase its efforts against terrorism and migration, Japan’s Defense Ministry is reportedly seeking nearly JPY5.17tn ($51bn) in budget for fiscal year 2017. Army-technology.com wraps up key headlines from September.

Downsized but modernised: why the world’s nuclear arsenals aren’t going anywhere
In June the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual nuclear forces data showing that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, none of the nine nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared to give up their nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future. Claire Apthorp reports.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 67
In this issue: Key outcomes from this year’s NATO summit, lessons to be learned from the Iraq invasion, inside the smart HQ, managing the MoD’s joint contingency plans, industry majors team up for the UK’s new fighter trainer, the Royal Navy catches up with unmanned capabilities and more.

Inside ASDOT: the UK MoD’s new fighter trainer
QinetiQ, Thales and Textron AirLand have announced a collaborative bid to lead the UK Ministry of Defence’s upcoming Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) programme. Claire Apthorp looks at the move, which is the latest step in an accelerated programme to find a service provider by January 2020 when the current electronic warfare-type training activity ends.


UMTAS Long Range Anti-Tank Missile System
UMTAS (Uzun Menzilli Tanksavar Sistemi) is a long-range, anti-tank missile system designed to provide armed forces with the capability to destroy heavily armoured ground targets.

KrAZ-Spartan Self-Driving Armoured Vehicle
The KrAZ-Spartan self-driving armoured vehicle is based on the KrAZ Spartan light armoured vehicle, which itself is a licensed variant of STREIT Group's Spartan armoured personnel carrier.

SPM-3 Medved 4x4 Armoured Vehicle
SPM-3 Medved 4x4 mine-protected armoured vehicle is manufactured by Military Industrial Company (VPK) for use by the armed and internal security forces of Russia.

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

Alligator 6x6 Tactical Armoured Vehicle
Alligator 6x6 wheeled tactical armoured vehicle from Streit Group is intended to meet the modern combat needs of the armed forces.

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