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25 July 2017
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Press Releases

IDE Launches Novel Hybrid GENAIRCON System for Military Vehicles
INTRACOM Defense Electronics (IDE) released its new innovative product under the name Hybrid GENAIRCON.

Fourth NATO Nation Selects Marshall CT Scanner
Italy has become the fourth NATO nation to select the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group CT Scanner to provide deployed medical diagnostic facilities. The Italian Ministry of Defence has purchased the system through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) framework contract for the supply of military CT scanners.

Curtiss-Wright's New Family of Pre-Integrated Application-Specific Mission Management Systems Provides Base Architecture to Speed Development
Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division recently introduced a new family of pre-integrated rugged mission management systems designed to lower the cost, speed the development, and reduce the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions.

AAR Selected to Provide KC-46 Palletised Seating to US Air Force
AAR has been selected to provide the United States Air Force (USAF) with palletised seating systems to accommodate passenger carriage in KC-46 aircrafts in ten or 12 seat configurations. The contract with AAR's Mobility Systems is valued at just under $5m, with ordering periods through the end of DoD's FY19.

Hesco Bringing Defence Expertise to Civilian Security with TERRABLOCK®
The UK and US manufacturer of defensive barriers and body armour is launching a new range of surface-mounted security barriers, HESCO® TERRABLOCK®.

White Papers

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

Light Vehicle Load Restraint
Every time you (or your staff) drive your work ute or trailer out of your driveway, you could be breaking the law. The problem is that determining the rules and regulations around load...

HEMSCHEIDT Company Brochure
The history of HEMSCHEIDT was essentially characterised by its founder Hermann Hemscheidt. He was a real pioneer in his time and has manufactured spare parts and products for the mining...

WEW Modular Fuel and Water Systems
No matter what your refuelling challenge in forward areas, the chances are that WEW has already engineered an innovative...

Elma Electronic Design Supply Module for Harsh Environment Use
Elma Electronic UK have designed a conduction cooled power supply module to meet the requirements of VITA 62 for use in harsh environments for 28V DC input....

Features

Global Defence Technology: Issue 77
In this issue: South Korea’s defence strategy, NATO’s cyber security upgrades, the future of Scotland’s military bases, stealth solutions for refuelling tankers, new research into supercavitating torpedoes and more.

Reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the armed forces
Britain’s armed forces routinely battle a largely unseen enemy which, despite being responsible for significant loss of both operational readiness and ultimately even personnel from active service, nevertheless remains essentially unknown and often untreatable.

The borders have shifted: understanding NATO’s response to cyber warfare
“Most crises and conflicts today have a cyber dimension,” NATO’s Secretary General warned in 2016, as he declared the internet an official war zone. With our critical systems now under attack, as was acutely demonstrate in the WannaCry attack on the UK’s National Health Service this month, Dr Gareth Evans spoke to NATO to find out what’s being done.

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.

Projects

PARS 8x8 Wheeled Armoured Vehicle
The PARS III 8x8 range of wheeled armoured combat vehicles is being produced by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri to meet the modern military operational requirements.

Rak 120mm Self-Propelled Mortar System
The Rak 120mm self-propelled mortar system is currently being produced by Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) to meet the requirements of the Polish Land Forces.

RBS 70 Short-Range Anti-Aircraft Missile
The RBS 70 short-range anti-aircraft missile is operational with the Swedish Armed Forces and has also been exported to

REM-KL Repair and Recovery Vehicle
The REM-KL repair-and-recovery vehicle is designed and manufactured by Proekt-Technika, a company based in Russia.

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

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