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  • Global Defence Industry is Changing Direction: DSEI 2019 October 4 2019
    The world is changing. Therefore, as in all sectors, the trade dynamics of the defence sector are trying to adapt to this change. Western arms dealers can no longer sell their doctrines, concepts, platforms and all their connected services in one item? What about the alternative? In the fairs visited in recent years, there was a significant decrease in terms of new technologies and innovative platforms due to the global financial problems, the increasing trend of nationalist current...
  • NGSW to Increase the Firepower of the Army
    NGSW to Increase the Firepower of the Army September 16 2019
    SIG SAUER publicly unveiled its entry for the US Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) programme at the DSEI 2019 defence exhibition in London. The aim of the NGSW is to provide the US infantryman with greater firepower, mobility, and lethality by replacing the current M4 carbines and M249 machine guns in service with a new rifle and machine gun firing a new 6.8 mm calibre intermediate cartridge. In order to meet the US Army's requirement for 20% lighter ammunition and ...
  • New Vehicle to be Launched at DSEI 2019
    New Vehicle to be Launched at DSEI 2019 September 10 2019
    The fair period continues throughout the world. Last week, Russia hosted the MAKS19 Air Show, and today the UK International Defence and Security Equipment Fair (DSEI 2019) is being held. These fairs create space for exhibiting new products. Jankel, based in the UK, is presenting its new Light Tactical Transport Vehicle (LTTV) at the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019), being held in London on 10–13 September. Based on the Mercedes UNIMOG 4&time...
  • Integrated System by Rafael
    Integrated System by Rafael September 10 2019
    Israel-based Rafael takes part in Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) hosted by London. Rafael Advanced Defence Systems is showcasing its complete all-in-one Samson 30mm remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS), integrated with two Spike missiles and the Trophy Active Protection System (APS). Trophy is in service with the Israel Defence Forces on the Merkava Mk 3 and 4 main battle tanks (MBT) and on the Namer heavy armoured personnel carrier, with more...
  • TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army
    TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army June 27 2019
    Czech Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the supply of 62 wheeled TITUS 6x6 armoured vehicles. The value of the contract is €237 million and deliveries will take place in 2022-23. The contract covers 42 wheeled armoured vehicles in command post version, and 20 others in the artillery coordination of fire support (MKPP), and includes logistic support and training.  TITUS will replace obsolete equipment and will equip units from the 4th Brigade Task Force. Armoured ve...
  • 54. Issue Exhibition News
    54. Issue Exhibition News October 2 2017
    New Task for Gripen Nexter’s Exclusive Solutions for Global Market Leonardo Joined the Team Rolls-Royce Looks Beyond the Horizon Rafael Solutions Move to London UK Dragonfire Self-confident MBDA Left Its Mark in London Elbit's Mortar at DSEI AJAX in Progress Ironclad UGV to Become Autonomous Special Boat for Special Forces Anti-UAV Solution by AUDS QinetiQ Returns ...
  • In the Shadow of BREXIT: DSEI 2017
    In the Shadow of BREXIT: DSEI 2017 October 2 2017
    The United Kingdom, which deepened its geographical divide with the European Union with a political divide following BREXIT, attended the first DSEI amid the aftershocks of this radical decision. Is the “Empire on which the sun never sets” looming into darkness with respect to defence industry?  Only time will tell. More than a year has passed since the BREXIT referendum, and yet the international public opinion still insists on attributing all things positive and n...
  • Capability Demo From 3,500 Km Away
    Capability Demo From 3,500 Km Away September 18 2017
    Elbit Systems carried out a remotely operated live demonstration of its multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system Seagull using control consoles situated 3 thousand 515-km away at DSEI Exhibition. Seagull performed an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) mission sailing in the Haifa Bay, Israel. The platform demonstrated its ability to detect and classify objects in real-time. The 12-meter long Seagull USV is designed to conduct ASW, Mine Hun...
  • UK Firm To Train Jordanian Pilots
    UK Firm To Train Jordanian Pilots September 15 2017
    UK's Inzpire company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jordan’s Golden Eagle Aviation Academy (GEAA) at DSEI on 13 September to provide helicopter flight training to military and civilian flight training programs in Jordan.  The company will provide simulator training using its Raven II system as well as live flight training. 
  • New Order For Target USV
    New Order For Target USV September 15 2017
    QinetiQ Target Systems has received an order from the Canadian Department of National Defence for more than 40 Hammerhead unmanned surface vehicle (USV) targets.  5-meter Hammerhead was designed to replicate the fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) threats. powered by a 135hp 3-litre MerCruiser engine, the vessel can reach a top speed of 35kt in Sea State 3 and has an endurance e of 5 hours at 30kt. It can be fitted with visual, laser and radar signature enhancements...
  • Unexpected Offer From UK for Altay's Engine
    Unexpected Offer From UK for Altay's Engine September 14 2017
    A surprise solution offer came from the UK for the engine of Turkish Altay Main Battle Tank. US-based heavy duty and defence vehicle manufacturer Caterpiller stepped in for Turkey's engine need. According to the information C4Defence obtained, the company's UK-based defence unit paid a visit to Ankara by the end of August. The company, who had meetings with Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries officials and plans a second visit in November, offered its V12 engine ...
  • DSEI'17: Rapier Alternative by MBDA
    DSEI'17: Rapier Alternative by MBDA September 14 2017
    MBDA’s Land Ceptor air defence system is making its show debut in the outside vehicle park at DSEI 2017 in London. Land Ceptor utilises the next-generation Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and it will be brought into service by the British Army as a replacement for the Rapier air defence system. Compared to Rapier, Land Ceptor has over triple the range (25 km+) and is able to intercept the most challenging targets in any weather conditions, including cruise mis...
  • Royal Navy To Upgrade Electronic Warfare Capabilities
    Royal Navy To Upgrade Electronic Warfare Capabilities September 14 2017
    Elbit Systems UK and Lockheed Martin UK have signed a strategic teaming agreement to partner on the Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP) for the Royal Navy at DSEI 2017, London. Under the agreement,  the Royal Navy’s Electronic Warfare capabilities will be upgraded including frigates, destroyers and amphibious assault ships, with the programme expanding to the wider fleet including submarines in due course.  
  • Fast and Covert
    Fast and Covert September 13 2017
    SubSea Craft has confirmed to IHS Jane’s that its innovative special forces Diver Delivery Unit (DDU) vehicle has begun submerged testing ahead of display at the DSEI defence exhibition being held in London. SubSea Craft’s operational concept envisages the DDU travelling over the horizon at high speed and then submerging for the final miles of a mission to covertly insert or extract combat divers. The prototype vessel was constructed at the company’s Northshor...
  • Adversary 'Gripen' by Saab
    Adversary 'Gripen' by Saab September 13 2017
    The Swedish defence company Saab unveiled a new variant of its Gripen aircraft designed for the adversary air combat training at DSEI 2017, London, UK. Dubbed as Gripen Aggressor, the platform is based on the Gripen C-series and will be used to act as an opposing force in advanced military combat training, mimicking enemy tactics, techniques, and procedures to provide a realistic environment for the fighter pilots to train against.  The company will als...
  • Otokar Will Exhibit Key Products In London
    Otokar Will Exhibit Key Products In London September 12 2017
    Turkish defence company Otokar will participate the defence and security fair to be held in London between 12-15 September. Otokar will exhibit its own design armoured vehicle ARMA 8x8 and UCOK turret system at DSEI 2017 fair. ARMA 8x8, a modular multi-wheeled vehicle with superior tactical and technical features, is available in various types of configurations such as Personnel Carrier, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Fire Support Vehicle, Mortar Carrier, Short and Medium Rang...
  • Changing Military Concepts and DSEI 2015 October 27 2015
    Disappearance of national boundaries amidst the complexity of security concepts, as well as the correlation between foreign enemies and domestic threats bestow special importance to the DSEI 2015 Exhibition. For Western countries, conceptual differentiation between the armed forces as provider of border security against foreign nations, and the gendarmerie and police as guarantor of domestic security has become obsolete
  • Target is the Nearby Geography October 27 2015
    Born in Yalvaç, Isparta as the grandson of a shoe manufacturer and a sole manufacturer, Vedat Yakupoğlu is an industrialist having paved his own way in choosing between becoming a craftsman or a visionary. Although he temporarily left this business on account of his father’s and grandfather’s bankruptcy, he returned to this sector once again thanks to experience gained during his military service. Although he has been in this sector for so long, he became a public figure with its brand YDS and m...