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23 April 2017
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Infiniti Electro-Optics - Advanced Long-Range Surveillance Camera Systems for Military Applications

SunDanzer - Refrigeration Systems for Off-Grid Military and Medical Applications

Bisalloy Steels - Quenched and Tempered Armour Steel Plate for the Defence Industry

Shelter Tent Manufacturing - Custom-Made Military Shelter Tents

Total EMC Products - Electromagnetic Capability (EMC) Solutions and Component Filtration Products for Defence Contractors

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Press Releases

Barrett Provides Portable HF Radio Equipment for Specialist Rescue Team
On 18 April, Barrett Communications provided portable high-frequency (HF) radio communications equipment to the West Midlands Fire Services (WMFS) for its specialist search-and-rescue team who respond to international emergencies.

FN Herstal Attending EUROPOLTECH 2017
FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending EUROPOLTECH 2017 between 26-28 April.

Simpro Awards Eight New Certificates of Apprenticeship
Simpro has announced that it has eight new employees that have acquired their manufacturing electronics engineers certificate through the company's training scheme, revealing its concentration on its employees' expertise.

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 and BAE Sign Contract to Integate Air-Launched Weapons on Eurofighter Typhoon
BAE Systems has awarded EXPAL Systems a contract to support development of an enhanced Air-Launched weapons capability for Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

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...

Van Berkel: Vehicle Protection When It Matters Most
Being successful comes with specific security issues in regards to personal safety and in the past few years private individuals have increasingly called upon Van Berkel's services because...

Harrier Cross-Platform Military Messaging on Android
Isode has introduced Harrier, a military messaging client on Android, which is on beta...

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....

Detection, Recognition, and Identification (DRI) Ratings Explained
Detection, Recognition, and Identification (DRI) are terms used to compare the performance of thermal infrared cameras. This paper explains these standards that have been set in place by The...

Features

Global Defence Technology: Issue 74
In this issue: The EU army that isn’t an army, BAE Systems on cyber security skills, innovation in explosive trace detection, Airbus’ high-altitude pseudo-satellite, the UK’s $1bn deal for US-built Predator B aircraft, piracy in Somalia after Operation Ocean Shield, and more.

NATO: in need of an overhaul?
“Keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down” – that was how NATO’s first Secretary General, Lord Ismay, famously characterised the purpose of the newly founded organisation. Roll on nearly seventy years and with a more introspective US administration running and a reunited Germany calling for a single European army, the objectives seem much less clear.

Hitting the track with Boston Dynamics’ Handle
Boston Dynamics recently unveiled its latest creation, a two-wheeled robot named Handle built to hurdle obstacles at speed. Claire Apthorp reports on this leap in robotics and considers whether, with the company reportedly up for sale, the designs will ever make it into development for military customers.

March's top stories: Boeing wins $3.4bn Apache helicopters contract, US ally uses Patriot missile
Boeing has secured a $3.4bn contract to deliver AH-64E Apache helicopters to the US Army and Saudi Arabia, and a Patriot long-range air defence system was used by an American ally to shoot down a small quadcopter drone. Army-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from March 2017.

With today's advanced explosive detectors, is it time to retire the K9?
In an evolving frontline environment, are K9 dog detection squads still the best option, and will it be new technologies like ETD that really make a difference? Simon Williams and Nicholas Dale find out.

Projects

M1165A1 Special Operations HMMWV
M1165A1 Special Operations high-mobility, multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) is a variant of M1165 general-purpose HMMWV customised for the specific needs of special forces.

Legion Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle
The Legion mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle from UAE-based Isotrex Manufacturing was launched during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi in February.

JAIS 6x6 Mine Protected Multi-Purpose Fighting Vehicle
The JAIS 6x6 mine-protected multi-purpose fighting vehicle manufactured by Nimr Automotiuve is designed to protect the occupants from mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and ballistic threats.

Terrex 2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Terrex 2 is a fully-amphibious, wheeled, armoured vehicle designed and developed by Singapore's ST Kinetics for use by armed forces in both littoral- and land-based missions.

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.

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