SP's MAI - Issue No. 13 | July 01-15, 2012

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    MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    Nexter Systems range of artillery firepower
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    Nexter showcased a range of artillery firepower. They included CAESAR; TRAJAN; 105 LGI, etc.

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    MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    TRAJAN, the 21st century towed artillery
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    TRAJAN is the result of a combination of two types of proven systems, the 155mm/39 calibre TRF1 (Iraq in 1991) towed artillery and the 155mm/52 calibre CAESAR truck-mounted artillery (in Afghanistan since 2009)...

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    MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    Qioptiq launches Saker at Eurosatory
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    Qioptiq’s new fused weapon sight (FWS) Saker was officially launched at Eurosatory 2012.

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    MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    BAE Systems new mine protected vehicle – RG35
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    BAE Systems displayed the RG35, its latest mine protected vehicle...

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    MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    Navistar's Special Operations Tactical Vehicle makes international debut
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    Navistar Defense showcased its Special Operations Tactical Vehicle...

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    MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    General Dynamics European Land Systems presents the new EAGLE 6x6
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    General Dynamics European Land Systems presented for the first time...

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    MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    Rafael's advanced land defence systems
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    The Israeli pavilion seemed to garner all the attention as they were loud and clear on what they were offering to the world market.

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    MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    Beretta flexes its military and law enforcement prowess
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    Beretta Holding at Eurosatory presented Beretta Defense Technologies, the alliance of the four market leading companies owned by Beretta Holding...

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Underwater weapon systems
    By Lt General (Retd) Naresh Chand

    The modern torpedo is a powerful weapon which can destroy targets at 40 kms with a speed of 50 knots and a destruction potential equivalent...

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    MILITARY
    BAE Systems awarded Norwegian armoured vehicle contract

    BAE Systems will upgrade and build CV90 armoured combat vehicles for the Norwegian Army under a contract worth approximately £500 million...

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    MILITARY
    Thales wins French radio deal

    France’s defence procurement agency, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has given Thales the first stage of the programme CONTACT (Communications Numériques TACtiques et de Theatre, or tactical and theatre digital communications), valued at 1.06 billion euros.

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    MILITARY
    Israeli armoured brigade equipped with advanced defence system

    The entire Iron Trails Brigade, a tank brigade within the Israeli Defence Force’s Armoured Corps, was recently equipped with the Trophy...

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    MILITARY
    Textron gets 71 more mobile strike force vehicles for Afghanistan National Army

    Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) recently announced that it received a third option award from the US Army Contracting Command...

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    MILITARY
    New Foxhound displayed in UK

    The British Army’s new Foxhound vehicle has been unveiled for the first time since its arrival in Afghanistan.

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    MILITARY
    FREMM frigate Aquitaine launches first torpedo

    Teams from DCNS, the French Navy and defence procurement agency DGA have recently completed a new test campaign aboard first-of-class FREMM multimission frigate Aquitaine...

  • MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    Russia to produce French new generation thermal imagers
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    During Eurosatory, Rosoboronexport and French Thales Optronics concluded a licence agreement for the manufacture of Catherine XP new generation thermal imagers at the Vologda opticalmechanical plant.

  • MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    Elbit Systems launches Elsat 2100
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    Elbit Systems launched Elsat 2100, a new satellite-on-the-move (SOTM) terminal. It is an 80 cm diameter low profile rugged bi-directional military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) vehicular SOTM antenna with outstanding characteristics.

  • MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    XACT–NV32 - new night vision micro monocular
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    Elbit Systems also launched a new night vision micro monocular, XACT–NV32. This highly advanced, compact and lightweight (180 grams) micro monocular features a ruggedised body (fully complying with environmental MILSTD810)...

  • MILITARY / SHOW REPORT | EUROSATORY 2012
    Navantia's integrated surveillance and reconnaissance system
    By SP’s M.A.I. Team

    The Spanish company which is strong in offerings for navies has some products and solutions for land, through Navanita Faba, which is a state-of-the-art centre specialised in the integration of hightech complex systems.

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    AEROSPACE
    Eurocopter's revolutionary X3 helicopter begins US tour

    Eurocopter has commenced the US tour of its X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter, which will demonstrate the unique operational capabilities of this advanced transportation system...

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    AEROSPACE
    Kaman confirms negotiations with New Zealand on Seasprite helicopters

    Kaman Corporation confirmed that the US Department of State has granted authorisation that would permit the company to negotiate a possible sale...

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    AEROSPACE
    Elbit Systems to upgrade Korea's C-130 transport aircraft

    Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a contract valued at $62 million to upgrade the Korean Air Force C-130 transport aircraft. Under the contract, the C-130 aircraft will be installed with various types of advanced...

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    AEROSPACE
    Boeing delivers 100th modified Chinook to US Army

    Boeing recently delivered the 100th modified Chinook to the US Army.
    “The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes,” said Peri Widener, Boeing Vice President of Rotorcraft Support. “

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    AEROSPACE
    Northrop Grumman to supply airborne fire control radars to Thailand, Iraq and Oman for F-16s

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has received an $87.8 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract to provide the APG-68(V)9 airborne fire control radar...

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    AEROSPACE
    First operational evaluation firing of ASMPA missile

    The French Air Force has carried out the first operational evaluation of its new ASMPA supersonic nuclear standoff missile placed on the centreline pylon of a Rafale fighter.

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    AEROSPACE
    Embraer delivers final A-29 Super Tucano and F-5M aircraft to FAB

    Embraer successfully performed the first flight of the A-1M prototype at its manufacturing plant in Gavião Peixoto, in outstate São Paulo, during a ceremony attended by the Aeronautics Commander...

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Northrop Grumman unveils US Navy's first MQ-4C BAMS unmanned aircraft

    Northrop Grumman Corporation unveiled the first US Navy MQ-4C Triton broad area maritime surveillance unmanned aircraft system...

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Surrogate UAV prepares for maiden flight in UK airspace

    A Jetstream aircraft known as ‘The Flying Test Bed’, which can fly as if it were a UAV (uninhabited air vehicle)...

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    US Navy, Northrop Grumman complete X-47B flight testing

    The first major phase of flight testing the X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator aircraft came to a successful conclusion on May 15...

  • AEROSPACE
    Dutch plan to sell F-16s

    Romania is interested in buying 15 surplus F-16’s from the Dutch Air Force. A number of other countries have also shown interest in Dutch military vehicles and ordnance.

  • AEROSPACE
    Boeing delivers UAE sixth C-17

    Boeing delivered the sixth United Arab Emirates (UAE) C-17 Globemaster III to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence earlier this month at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach.

  • AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    First full company of Gray Eagle deployed

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, announced the recent deployment of the first full company of Gray Eagle UAS, F/227.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / VIEWPOINT
    Rebooting insurgencies
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    No matter government admissions, Maoists have affected 180 districts in 16 states (35 per cent population in 40 per cent area)...

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Australian PM ambushed in restaurant

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was rescued by security as aborigines ambushed her at a restaurant in Canberra recently. The riot police formed a shield around Gillard as they helped her force a path through the protesters who surrounded a restaurant where she was attending an awards ceremony...

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    TSA agents fired for security lapse

    Five Transporatation Security Administration (TSA) workers are out of the job and another 38 have been suspended after they reportedly failed to conduct random security screenings on passengers and their luggage.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    'Rip' Torn arrested for drunken bank break-in

    In 2010, actor Elmore ‘Rip’ Torn was charged with breaking into a Connecticut bank and carrying a loaded handgun while intoxicated.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Private security guards ‘flee’ pirate attack

    Three British private security guards threw themselves overboard into the Gulf of Aden when Somali pirates attacked the ship they were to protect.

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    CORPORATE
    Lockheed Martin has a new office

    As a part of the ongoing process of resources’ optimisation, Lockheed Martin has moved its India office to The Grand Plaza Hotel at Vasant Kunj.

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    CORPORATE
    Boeing and Embraer join hands for KC-390

    The Boeing Company and Embraer recently announced an agreement to collaborate on the KC-390 aircraft programme.

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    TECHNOLOGY
    US Army Research Lab improves Apache performance

    The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) helped figure out 20 years ago a revolutionary way to increase transmission power in the Apache helicopter without increasing the transmission’s size or weight. Split-torque face gear technology is now inside the Improved Drive System of the new Apache Block III helicopter that began delivery in October 2011.

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    TECHNOLOGY
    iXBlue to be more active in India

    French-based company iXBlue claims that its inertial navigation system (INS) has the latest and best technology which surpasses the INS programmes offered by some other global players.