September 2023 News Global Defence & Security Industry - Military

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The development of Russia's next-generation Manul Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) has been enhanced by combat experience gained during the war in Ukraine, according to Pyotr Tyukov, the Executive Director of Kurganmashzavod (KMZ), a subsidiary of the High-Precision Systems Company within the Rostec state hi-tech corporation.

Raytheon UK is on the brink of a groundbreaking milestone, as it prepares to receive its inaugural high-energy laser weapon system for testing and integration within the United Kingdom. This development represents a significant leap forward in comprehending the practical deployment of such advanced weaponry. Raytheon UK serves as the British division of RTX's Raytheon business.

At DSEI 2023, the British Army introduced a new jet-propelled drone capable of launching three Brimstone laser-guided missiles. This heavy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), known as the Hydra 400 concept, is equipped with a propulsion system powered by six single-spool jet turbines, generating 500N (equivalent to 50 kilograms) of thrust, enabling it to achieve a maximum lift capacity of 400 kilograms.

To improve the sustainability of future defence mobility while retaining the highest performance demanded by military vehicles, the European Defence Agency (EDA) has been working on the development of hybrid drive trains for military use. EDA has formally kicked off the HybriDT II (Hybrid Drive Train Demonstrator-phase 2) – project which involves the design of full-scale wheeled and tracked military purpose demonstrators with hybrid drive trains. The aim of HybriDT II is the design of demonstrators to verify simulation results and allow for tactical and logistic testing of new technologies.

London, United Kingdom, September 14, 2023 – The buzz and energy continue to grow on the second day of the Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2023 exhibition, and the Army Recognition editorial team is right at the heart of it. As one of the world's premier defense and security events, DSEI 2023 has drawn industry experts, military personnel, and defense enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. Ensuring that military people and professionals of the defense industry are kept abreast of the latest innovations and announcements, our team is diligently covering the event from the ground.

London, United Kingdom, September 14, 2023 - Ulbrichts, a leading combat helmet manufacturer based in Austria, presents its comprehensive range of ballistic helmets. These helmets, offering the highest level of protection in the current military market, are specifically designed and tailored for Special Forces and Police Units

Rheinmetall Expal Munitions, a newly established business unit within the Rheinmetall Group, is showcasing its ammunition capabilities at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2023 event. This development follows the completion of Rheinmetall AG's acquisition of all shares in Expal Systems S.A.U. on August 1, 2023.

KNDS and Elbit Systems have signed a Teaming Agreement for the EuroPULS at DSEI to address the growing need for precision rocket artillery capabilities. The agreement, which comes shortly after the signing of an MOU between both companies, realizes, formalizes and implements the strategic cooperation for the next-generation rocket artillery system called EuroPULS.

Rheinmetall, a global leader in defense technology, is currently presenting its advanced 120mm mortar system, named Ragnarok, at the Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2023. The exhibit highlights Ragnarok's adaptability for integration into both wheeled and tracked combat vehicles, with a towed version mounted on a trailer on display.


At DSEI 2023, Rheinmetall introduced its Oerlikon Skyranger 35 mobile ground-based air defense system (GBAD). This GBAD system is equipped with a 35mm Oerlikon Revolver Gun and Ahead Air Burst ammunition, offering capabilities for engaging both air and ground targets. It can be integrated into various wheeled and tracked mobile platforms, including the Boxer and Lynx KF41 armored vehicles.

The GLV is built around the proven Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series platform which is used by militaries and aid agencies all around the world. Able to fulfil a multitude of tasks for the armed forces, it offers a common vehicle base with various role modules to meet the needs of different missions across evolving theatres of operation.

At DSEI 2023, Rheinmetall is presenting the Caracal Air Assault Vehicle, a 4x4 vehicle based on the chassis from Mercedes-Benz' new G-model 464 series. The Caracal is the product of a successful collaboration between Rheinmetall, Mercedes-Benz, and Armoured Car Systems (ACS) and has already gained the approval of both the German and Dutch armed forces. This achievement has enabled Rheinmetall to secure contracts to provide up to 3,058 units of the Caracal.

Rheinmetall and Elbit Systems have teamed up to develop the EH52 (European Howitzer 52 Calibre) programme, aiming to meet the field artillery needs of European nations, including the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence (MOD). The collaboration features a fully automatic 52-calibre gun mounted on Rheinmetall's HX series 10x10 truck. The turret for the artillery piece has been designed by Elbit Systems and has undergone rigorous testing under two separate funded programmes. It has also been showcased to multiple NATO partners.

Mac Jee Group is displaying its Armadillo multiple rocket launch vehicle. Developed for extreme operational conditions, this innovative and compact weapon system offers unmatched power based on a light 4x4 vehicle. With 72 2.75-inch rockets in each vehicle, the automatic reloading system can be activated and operational in less than 40 seconds, allowing saturation fire of up to 10 km and evacuation of the firing site before any retaliation.

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