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Implementing Combat Lessons with C-UAV Capabilities

April 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
Determined to meet the challenge of hostile Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the US Army acquired a number of countermeasures able to defeat such threats using electronic warfare.
              

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Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor

March 14, 2017 by · Comment
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Research chemists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor to reduce weight, inherent in the most bullet-resistant glass while maintaining superior ballistic properties. The thermoplastic transparent will also be repairable using a process similar to iron pressing to remove scratches.
              

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US Army Deploys Experimental Counter-Drone Vehicles in Europe

March 6, 2017 by · Comment
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Scrambler 300 Drone Rifle

The Scrambler 300 Drone Rifle operates in the L, S and C bands and is capable of jamming common telecommunication protocols between a drone and its remote operator. It detects targets at a distance of 500 meters and can jam such targets from 300 meters. GNSS jamming is enabled at 150 meters.
              

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DroneGun

March 1, 2017 by · Comment
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The Australian company DroneShield announced the first sale of its DroneGun tactical drone jammer to a government in the middle east. As a point-and-shoot weapon, the DroneGun is designed to be effective against a wide variety of drones. By neutralizing drones from a safe distance, DroneGun offers advantages over alternative kinetic solutions such as nets or bullets, as it allows for safe handling of situations such as drones carrying explosives or biological payloads.
              

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Drone Defender

March 1, 2017 by · Comment
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Home Grown Syrian Soft Kill System Successfully Defeated TOW Missiles

March 1, 2017 by · Comment
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The Syrian Army has reportedly introduced a locally developed infrared countermeasure system that effectively defeated the TOW guided missiles used by the US supported rebels. Three versions of the SARAB active protection (soft kill) systems were introduced since late 2015, which, according to Syrian sources, resulted in significant reduction in the loss rate of its armor to guided missiles attacks.
              

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An Israeli Radar to Guide an Asian Mobile Laser Weapon

RADA Electronic Industries announced today its RPS-42 radar system has been selected by a country in the Far East to be used in the development and evaluation of High-Energy Laser (HEL) weapon system. The announcement follows the the selection of these Israel’s radar for similar programs in North America and Europe. The RPS-42 is a member […]
              

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World’s First Explosive Detection Drone Unveiled at Israel’s HLS & Cyber Event

November 14, 2016 by · Comment
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SpectroDrone is equipped with a laser based explosive detector, capable of detecting and identifying explosive materials, drugs and chemical compounds from a distance of few meters. Image: LDSFollowing extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone – the world’s first drone-based explosive detection sensor. SpectroDrone employs LDS’s patented standoff gated laser spectroscopy techniques, proven to detect a wide range of explosive and hazardous materials at distances of several meters.
              

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Unmanned Peacekeepers Over Africa

September 5, 2016 by · Comment
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Robot Mounted GroundEye Sensor Set to Combat Hidden IEDs

Raytheon UK's new Counter-IED sensor 'GroundEye' combines an imaging sensor with a laser array to measure ground disturbances and changes created by IEDs. Photo Raytheon.Raytheon UK and Estonian UGV developer Milrem unveiled at Eurosatory an IED detection platform based in Raytheon UK GroundEye sensor system, integrated on the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed by Milrem.
              

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Protecting the Flamable Load – Carapace Demonstrates Protected Logistics at Eurosatory

P1950089The French Army has recently deployed the Carapace, a highly protected fuel lorry designed to survive an ambush attack, fight back and cpress on delivering the fuel to the front lines.
              

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A New Israeli Sandcat Spoted in Paris

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KADEX: T-72B – Battle-tank Fit For Urban Combat

The T-72B with added 'urban kit' displayed at KADEX 2016. Photo: UVZThe T-72 is the most popular tank currently in service. With over 22,000 produced, the T-72 is involved in almost every theater of war, and, with the transformation of warfare from symmetric to asymmetric combat, waged in urban areas, the T-72 must also adapt, to maintain its effectiveness in complex terrain. This article reviews the new, T-72 urban warfare upgrade kit displayed at KADEX 2016
              

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KADEX: Barys – The New 8×8 APC from Kazakhstan and South Africa

The Barys - based on the South African Paramount Mbombe 8. Photo: UVZThe Kazakh-South-African joint venture, “Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering” (KPE) introduced the new Barys 8X8 armored fighting vehicle at the KADEX - Kazakhstan's defense expo. The JV will start producing the vehicles at the new 15,000 square meters assembly plant opened in 2015 in the Kazakh capital Astana.
              

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KADEX 2016 – Photo Report

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New C-IED Jammer for the French Army

ECLIPSE is built around a new-generation jammer that prevents improvised explosive devices from being detonated by remote control. Photo: ThalesThe ECLIPSE C-IED jammer recently completed qualification testing with the French Defense Procurement and Technology Agency (DGA), under the BARAGE program.
              

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Tata Power SED to Produce Active Protection Systems for Saab

March 29, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, India, Sweden, Syndicated Industry News 
At Defexpo 2016 TATA Power SED displayed a model of the LEDS 150 active protection system integrated on a T-90 tank, anticipating Indian Army interest in such solutions. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-UpdateThe Swedish defense company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) have started the process of manufacturing Self-Protection Systems for Land-based Platforms, for the Indian market and for export to Saab’s global market.
              

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New Launcher to Deploy C-RAM, C-UAV and Counter Cruise-Missile Defenses by 2019

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US THAAD to deploy to South Korea in crisis sitatuon

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German army to equip combat vehicles with smart IED Jammers

March 9, 2015 by · Comment
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Lockheed Martin hopes ‘NAREW’ could offer MEADS a second chance in Poland

January 7, 2015 by · Comment
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Israel’s RADA to supply C-RAM tactical radars for national alert system

December 4, 2014 by · Comment
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Scientists hack a 25 year old chemical sensor into dual-use explosives detector

December 2, 2014 by · Comment
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AUSA 2014 – Robotics Photo Report

October 15, 2014 by · Comment
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