Mostrando postagens com marcador Eurosatory 2016. Mostrar todas as postagens
Mostrando postagens com marcador Eurosatory 2016. Mostrar todas as postagens

domingo, 26 de junho de 2016

LMV-2: Light but Stronger – Iveco Upgrades the Light, Multirole Vehicle, that will be the future of the Brazilian Army LMV

By: Wording OD
Iveco introduced at Eurosatory 2016 an improved, higher performace new variant of its Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) family of light tactical vehicles. Sofar Iveco delivered over 4,000LMVs to 13 customers worldwide. The largest fleets are operating in Italy, Belgium, UK, Russia and Spain. The new vehicle designated LMV 2 is a major improvement over the original LMV, that has been modified and adapted through the years, adding more protection, capacity and electronics to meet user demand. LMV 2 increases the baseline platform to better meet new demands, for higher performance, greater reliability and increased crew comfort. The result is a growth of about 40 percent in payload capacity from 800 up to 1500 kg, depending on vehicle configuration and armor suite.

domingo, 19 de junho de 2016

Eurosatory 2016: BAE Systems Hägglunds hoping for Beowulf buyer by turn of the year

BAE Systems Hägglunds' BvS10 Beowulf at Eurosatory 2016. The company is hoping to secure a contract for the vehicle by the turn of the year. Source: IHS\P Felstead
By: Wording OD

BAE Systems Hägglunds is hoping to secure a contract for its new BvS10 Beowulf all-terrain vehicle (ATV) by the end of this year or the start of next year, allowing serial production to start by the end of next year or the beginning of 2018, company officials told IHS Jane's at Eurosatory on 15 June. Tore Akser, ATV platform manager for BAE Systems Hägglunds, said the company is having parallel discussions with potential buyers in Europe, South America and Asia, with the potential clients ranging from those who already operate the Beowulf's predecessor, the Bv202, or the armoured ATV from which it is derived, the BvS10 Viking, to those with no experience of operating BAE Systems Hägglunds ATVs.

Eurosatory 2016: KMW launches new FLW500 weapon station

Latest Krauss-Maffei Wegmann FLW500 RWS armed with Orbital ATK Armament Systems 30 mm M230LF cannon but without the 7.62 mm machine gun fitted. Source: Christopher F Foss

By: Wording OD
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann has launched the FLW500, which is the latest entry to its FLW family of remote weapon stations (RWS) at Eurosatory 2016. The latest FLW500 has a typical weight of 500 kg above the deck but this depends on the type of weapons fitted and associated ammunition supply. The version being shown at the exhibition is armed with the Orbital ATK Armament Systems 30 mm M230LF dual-feed low-recoil weapon that is provided with 150 rounds of ready to use ammunition. A co-axial 7.62 mm FN-MAG machine gun (MG) is provided with 250 rounds of ready use ammunition. The weapons are fully stabilised with the mount featuring electric traverse through 360° and elevation from -10 to 50°.

terça-feira, 14 de junho de 2016

EUROSATORY 2016 - Armée de Terre/French Army in action.

By Wording OD

La participation du ministère de la Défense s’inscrit dans sa démarche de soutien aux industriels français de défense et vise à soutenir l’exportation française d’armement. Dans un contexte de forte concurrence internationale, ce soutien aux exportations est primordial et vise notamment à conforter l’industrie de défense française, qui représente 165 000 emplois.
L’espace conçu par le ministère vise à soutenir nos industriels, les PME et les laboratoires innovants par la présentation des matériels en dotation ou à venir dans nos armées, au travers de l’expérience opérationnelle et technique qu’en ont nos personnels.

Ainsi, sur un espace de 2 882 m2, la Défense partage les capacités d’anticipation et d’innovation dans le domaine de la Défense et de la Sécurité par la préparation de nouveaux systèmes de défense et le développement de briques technologiques.

Si la France se situe parmi les cinq premiers exportateurs d’armement, c’est notamment grâce à la synergie qui s’appuie sur la valorisation des savoir-faire de l’armée de Terre et de la direction générale de l’armement (DGA) dans les domaines terrestres et aéroterrestres. Les succès de l’industrie tricolore sont le résultat d’un lien étroit entre plusieurs domaines de compétence de l’État, notamment les forces opérationnelles et la DGA, en contact permanent avec les industriels français. L’illustration de cette confiance entre industriels, forces, et ingénieurs se traduit par le label « Combat Proven » (matériels en service dans les armées françaises et utilisés quotidiennement en opération) constituent un argument de vente sans équivalent et un atout considérable pour les industriels, mais aussi un attrait majeur pour les acheteurs potentiels.

Source: Armée de Terre/Eurosatory 2016.

segunda-feira, 13 de junho de 2016

EUROSATORY 2016 - The Aimpoint 3XC-1 is the standard grade addition.

The Aimpoint 3XC-1 is the standard grade addition for use by civilian and law enforcement shooters.

By Wording OD

Malmö, Sweden-based Aimpoint (Hall 6, Stand J352), a leader in electronic red-dot sighting technology, has introduced three new accessory magnifiers to its product line, all designed to work in conjunction with its electronic reflex sights. The Aimpoint 3XC-1 is the standard grade addition for use by civilian and law enforcement shooters, with 3XMag-1 and 6XMag-1 being higher grade products used in more demanding applications in tougher environments. The 6XMag-1 is intended for use in combination with its Micro T-2 sight, because this model has been optimised for higher magnification.

EUROSATORY 2016 - All fired up, NAMFI op´s.

NAMFI is the only firing range in Europe with the ability to host ATBM firings.
By Wording OD.

The NATO Missile Firing Installation (NAMFI) (Hall 5, Stand HG470) is a multinational training installation on the island of Crete, which was established with the multilateral agreement signed on 11 June 1964, initially by eight countries. Today, three countries – Germany, Greece and the Netherlands – are still parties of the agreement and support and use NAMFI on permanent basis. NAMFI is administratively controlled by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff and manned by military and civilian personnel from the Hellenic Armed Forces. The firing range provides high-quality services for training, testing, experimentation and live firings for land, sea and air units, with year-round favourable weather conditions. 

EUROSATORY 2016 - Customers line up for Piranha 5.

Piranha 5 in the standard APC configuration and without a weapon station carried out 
By Wording OD.

General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag (Hall 5, Stand G847) is showing its latest Piranha 5 (8x8) armoured personnel carrier (APC), which has recently been selected and ordered by two customers. The first customer is the Danish Army, which placed a contract for 309 vehicles in January 2016 with options that could increase this to 450 units. Denmark will take delivery from 2018-23 and in addition to the APC more specialised versions include ambulance, command and control, engineer, mortar and repair. They will replace the currently deployed tracked BAE Systems M113 APC and variants, which have been upgraded several times but now need replacing.


By Wording OD.

This 25th Eurosatory land, air-land defence and security show organised by the French federation of industries in those sectors, GICAT, and its exhibition subsidiary COGES, confirms its position as the leading such show in the world with the continuing rise in companies exhibiting here: 1,571, up from 1,504 in 2014. The show is dominated by non-French companies: of the 1,571 exhibitors, only 560 are French. The US forms the largest non-French contingent, with 139 companies making the transatlantic trip. Close on its heels are the 114 German companies, followed by the UK (80), Israel (51), Italy (47) and Austria (40).

EUROSATORY 2016 - MBDA Deutschland unveiled a high-energy laser effector.

MBDA Deutschland unveiled a high-energy laser effector

By Wording OD

As conceived, the system could integrate MBDA’s Mistral short-range missile with the Rheinmetall MPCS turret as a successor to Stinger-based systems. The system could be easily installed on several platforms, including the German Boxer vehicle. As well as providing rapid-reaction air defence for mobile escort protection duties, the system includes command and control/ reconnaissance capability. MBDA Deutschland and Rheinmetall also suggested that the system could be networked as an element of an integrated air defence system.

EUROSATORY 2016 - KMW + Nexter Defense Systems (KNDS) (A570)

KMW + Nexter Defense Systems (KNDS) (A570).
By Wording OD

The largest outdoor stand at Eurosatory 2016 is that of KMW + Nexter Defense Systems (KNDS) (A570). This follows the merger of Germany’s Krauss- Maffei Wegmann and French company Nexter Systems in December 2015. The formation of KNDS represents the beginning of consolidation of land defence systems in Europe, which are still fragmented. In a statement issued here, KNDS co-chief executive officers Stéphane Mayer and Frank Haun said: “We are glad to present our new step forward on the path to a strong European defence group through our new name and our common presence during Eurosatory.”