Eurosatory 2010 Salon international de défense Terrestre Aéroterrestre et Sécurité, Paris - France
14 - 18 Juin 2010
 
Nexter à Eurosatory 2010
 
Vendredi 18 Juin 2010, 11:25
 
Nexter dévoile des nouvelles versions de l'Aravis Caesar et d'autres systèmes Eurosatory 2010.
 
 
Lors de cette édition 2010 du salon International défense Eurosatory, la société de défense Nexter présente ses dernières innovations technologiques sur son stand fermé.
Sur son stand, la société Nexter a rassemblé sa gamme de produits dont la fierté sera de dire qu'ils sont ou seront bientôt tous en service en opérations au sein des forces armées françaises. dans le cadre de la FINUL au Liban, le char de combat Leclerc, le blindé automoteur d'artillerie AUF1, le véhicule de combat d'infanterie AMX-10P servent au sein d'un groupe interarmes. L'Afghanistan constitue le premier déploiement opérationnel pour le BCI (Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie), le véhicule blindé à roues Aravis, et l'obusier automoteur à roues Caesar. Ces matériels rejoindront sur place les AMX-10RC rénovés, et tous les systèmes canons de 30 mm montés sur les hélicoptères Tigre de l'ALAT, les Mirage 2000 et les Rafale de l'Armée de l'Air, et les SEM de l'Aéronavale. Tous ces équipements terrestres ou aériens tirent la totalité de la gamme de munitions de la filiale Nexter Munitions..
 
VBCI APC avec nouveau kit de blindage
Le VBCI est présenté en version Véhicule de Transport de Troupes très fortement protégé. La version VTT permet d'embarquer un groupe de combat complet, équipé et numérisé dans des conditions d'habitabilité et de protection inégalées. Ce VBCI est en particulier protégé contre les roquettes type RGP grâce à une combinaison de blindages Nexter SlatAlu et RUAG Sidepro. L'armement est constitué d'un tourelleau téléopéré de 12,7 mm. La vision directe extérieure panoramique est réalisée au moyen d'un système CEPIA (Couronne EPIscopique Augmentée).

VBCI APC avec kit de blindage

Deux nouvelles versions de l'Aravis, véhicule blindé hautement protégé.
L'Aravis® est présenté en trois versions dont deux nouvelles. L'Aravis® VBHP (véhicule blindé hautement protégé dans la nomenclature de l'Armée de terre) représente l'engin dont une dizaine d'exemplaires sera projetée en Afghanistan en 2010 au profit des unités du génie engagées dans la lutte contre les EEI. L'Aravis® d'observation est doté d'un mât télescopé Margot (Thales). Ce véhicule est particulièrement conçu pour les missions de détection et de surveillance du champ de bataille et offre le même haut niveau de protection que tous les autres membres de la famille Aravis®. Il pourra compter sur l'appui feu de l'Aravis® équipé du tourelleau téléopéré ARX®20 développé par Nexter Systems. Son canon de 20mm confère à l'équipage une puissance de feu et une précision à plus de 1500 m sans dommages collatéraux. Ce véhicule peut accueillir un équipage de 5 personnels. Enfin Aravis® peut être facilement aménagé en véhicule poste de commandement, avec tourelleau d'autodéfense et espace de travail pour quatre personnels.

Trois versions du véhicule blindé hautement protégé Nexter Aravis
 
Le Caesar Mk2, une nouvelle version de l'obusier automoteur à roues
Le système d'artillerie Caesar®, déployé en Afghanistan, et qui a déjà trouvé trois clients pour 183 systèmes commandés, est présenté dans une version aux performances de protection très améliorées. En effet la nouvelle cabine du Caesar® Mk2 résiste aux agressions niveau 2 balistique et 3A/2B mines du Stanag 4569. Pour le reste le Caesar® Mk2 conserve ce qui a fait le succès du Caesar®: longue portée, précision, mise en oeuvre du pointage entièrement automatique, et temps de mise en batterie/tir d'une salve/sortie de batterie inférieur à trois minutes. Dernièrement un équipage de l'armée de Terre a réussi à tirer huit coups en moins d'une minute lors d'une démonstration.

Nexter Caesar Mk2 obusier automoteur à roues
 
La maintenance du char de combat Leclerc
Nexter présente sur son stand un char Leclerc sortant de grande visite de son centre de Roanne, avec le moteur démonté à l’arrière. Même si le Leclerc n'est plus en production, Nexter dédie encore des moyens importants pour le maintenir à son meilleur niveau d'efficacité. En particulier Nexter Systems s'investit auprès de ses clients français et émiratis dans la préparation de projets de rénovation des chars Leclerc dans une logique de partenariat et de recherche du meilleur compromis coûts-performances. Ces projets permettront de maintenir les parcs Leclerc pleinement opérationnels jusqu'en 2040.

Leclerc Char de combat princiapl
 
Nexter tourelle ARX®20
Le tourelleau ARX®20 offre une véritable alternative aux montages 12.7mm et tourelles armées de canon de 25 ou 30mm grâce à son faible poids et sa compacité. Pour un encombrement et une masse similaires aux mitrailleuses de 12,7, les canons de 20 mm Nexter tirent des projectiles beaucoup plus efficaces. L'ARX®20 peut être aisément intégré sur tous les types de porteurs, y compris les 4x4 légers. Il permet le tir en marche et peut engager les cibles à une distance supérieure à 2 000 mètres. Doté d'une observation tout temps jour et nuit sur 360°, il est aussi adapté aux missions de sécurisation et au combat en zone urbaine.

ARX20 tourelle avec canon de 20 mm
Tous les systèmes d'armes Nexter tirent la gamme des munitions modernes de Nexter Munitions qui enrichit sa gamme avec la munition de 25 mm Airburst, le 30 mm supersafe, et le 120 mm HE. Sécurité, précision et maîtrise des effets terminaux sont les thèmes technologiques sur lesquels Nexter Munitions travaille notamment dans le cadre du PEA sur les munitions à précision métrique (MPM) notifié par la DGA ou dans le cadre des études de qualification des munitions de 40CTA.
 
Les services et les innovations technologiques Nexter
Le groupe présente toutes ses solutions de services logistiques au sein d'un pôle dédié. Nexter a remporté plusieurs contrats de soutien logistique novateurs au profit de l'armée de terre basés sur un engagement de disponibilité des matériels. Le SSPP du parc de chars Leclerc et le MLS du VBCI sont appelés à devenir des modèles de référence pour tous les contrats de service logistique élargis à des prestations externalisées de nature nouvelle.
Une très grande place est faite à la R&T, et plusieurs démonstrateurs de technologie sont présentés: le SCIP1 issu des travaux sur la BOA représente la composante Nexter au Laboratoire Technico-Opérationnel qui trouvera un aboutissement avec le programme Scorpion, le système OVIDE de surveillance vidéo embarqué sur blindé, les sièges anti-mines Safepro®, la couronne de vision
CEPIA à champ élargi, et le système de défense des périmètres Protecsit. Les MEMS appliqués aux munitions seront à l'honneur puisque deux ingénieurs de Nexter Munitions recevront le prix Ingénieur Général Chanson à l'occasion d'une cérémonie organisée par le Gicat le mercredi 16 juin.
Les visiteurs ont pu s’immerger dans un Aravis virtuel en 3D au sein d'une salle équipée d'un outil d'ingénierie collaborative facilitant le dialogue entre nos ingénieurs et nos clients en phase de développement des nouveaux produits.
Enfin Nexter présente son tout nouveau démonstrateur de technologie XP2 destiné à montrer le savoir-faire de Nexter Systems dans les domaines de la mobilité, de la protection, des facteurs humains, du respect des normes environnementales et de la vétronique. Les solutions et technologies développées pourront servir au VBMR, à l’EBRC et à toute plate-forme de combat de la classe 18-24 tonnes.

 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Nexter at Eurosatory 2010
 
Friday 18 June 2010, 11:25 AM
 
Nexter launches new version of Aravis, Caesar and other products at Eurosatory 2010.
 
 
During this edition 2010 of the International Defense Exhibition 2010, the French Defense Company Nexter the company presents its last technological innovations on its closed booth.
On its booth, Nexter presents a whole range of products which that they already are or will soon be in service with the French forces in overseas theaters. Within the framework of the UNIFIL operations in Lebanon, Leclerc main battle tanks, AUF1 self-propelled artillery vehicles, and AMX10P infantry combat vehicles will all be used by a battle group. Afghanistan is the first operational theater where VBCI (infantry armored combat vehicle) will be deployed, along with ARAVIS® highly protected armored vehicle, and CAESAR artillery system. Already on site are the renovated AMX10RCs and all the 30-mm gun systems mounted on Tiger helicopter of the French Army light aviation forces (ALAT), Mirage 2000s and Rafales of the French Air Force, and the SEMs of the Naval Aviation. Every one of these land or airborne systems can use the whole range of munitions produced by the Nexter Group's subsidiary Nexter Munitions.
Once again this year, the Group's modernized range of products and service features a great number of new systems and features.
 
VBCI APC with new upgrade armour
The VBCI is presented at Eurosatory 2010 in its very strongly protected Armored Personnel Carrier version. The APC (VTT) version can be used to carry a complete "digitized" combat group, with all its equipment, under unequalled comfort and protection conditions. This VBCI is protected, in particular, against rockets of the RGP type by a combination of Nexter SlatAlu and RUAG Sidepro armor systems. The vehicle's weapon system consists of a remotely operated 12.7 mm cupola. Direct external all-round vision is achieved by means of a CEPIA system (enhanced episcope ring).

VBCI APC with upgrade armour kit Data Sheet

Two new version of Aravis high protected armoured vehicle
Aravis® is presented in three versions, two of which are new versions. VBHP (standing for highly protected armored vehicle as named in the French Army's inventory) Aravis® is the vehicle that will be deployed (ten units approx.) in Afghanistan in 2010 for use by the anti-IED engineering units.
The observation Aravis features a telescopic mast called Margot from Thales. The vehicle is designed specifically for battlefield detection and surveillance missions and offers the same high level of protection as all the other members of the Aravis® family.
The last new version is the Aravis® gunfire support fitted with the remotely-operated ARX®20 cupola developed by Nexter Systems. Its 20- mm gun offers the crew a firing power and the desired precision over a distance in excess of 1500 m, without collateral damages. This vehicle can accommodate a crew of 5.
Finally, Aravis® can also be easily reconfigured as a command post vehicle, with a self-defense cupola and a workspace for 4 personnel.


Three versions of the High Protected armoured vehicle Nexter Aravis
 
The Caesar Mk2, a new version of the wheeled self-propelled howitzer
Caesar® artillery system which has been deployed in Afghanistan and has already been sold to three customers (183 systems effectively ordered), is presented in a version featuring highly improved performance capabilities. The new cabin of Caesar® Mk2 is in fact capable of withstanding ballistic level-2 and 3A/2B mine aggressions (as per Stanag 4569). Otherwise Caesar® Mk2 offers all the strong characteristics that have made Caesar® a success (long range, accuracy, fully automatic aiming, and setting-up/salvo firing/exit time lower than three minutes. A crew from the French Army recently managed to fire eight munitions in less than one minute, during a demonstration.

Caesar Mk2 self-propelled howitzer
 
The maintenance of the main battle tank Leclerc
On the Nexter booth a Leclerc main battle tank is showed with the power pack apart of the vehicle that has just been overhauled at the company's plant in Roanne. Even though Leclerc tank is no longer in production, Nexter is still devoting massive resources to keeping it as efficient as possible. In particular, Nexter Systems is also strongly involved in the project of its customers in France and the Arab Emirates to prepare their Leclerc renovation projects, both in a partnering approach and striving to attain optimum cost/performance solutions. These projects will make it possible to keep Leclerc fleet fully operational until 2040.

Leclerc Main battle tank
 
Nexter ARX®20 cupola
ARX®20 cupolas comes as a true alternate solution, compared to the 12.7-mm systems and the turrets fitted with a 25- or 30-mm gun with its compactness and low weight similar to 12.7 machine guns, 20 mm guns fire more powerful projectiles. The system can easily be installed on any types of carriers, including light all-track vehicles. ARX®20 can be used to fire as you go and is capable of engaging targets from a distance in excess of 2,000 meters. The cupola has an all weather, day/night and all-round observation capability and is also well suited for secure missions and for combat in urban areas.

ARX20 Cupola 20 mm gun system
Nexter's weapon systems can all fire the whole range of modern munitions from Nexter Munitions, whose latest items include just added 25-mm Airburst, 30-mm super safe and 120-mm HE munitions. Safety, accuracy and terminal effect control are key technological objectives pursued by Nexter Munitions. The company has won a number of research contracts for metric precision munitions (MPM) and is strongly involved in the qualification of 40CTA munitions.
 
Nexter services and its technological innovations
The Group present all its logistic service solutions in a dedicated centre. Nexter has won several innovative logistic support contracts with the French Army, which is based on a sustained availability commitment. Leclerc fleet SSPP, and VBCI MLS should become reference models for all logistic service contracts, as extended to innovative outsourced services.
Several technology demonstrators are showed , including SCIP1 - which is the result of our BOA work and is Nexter's component at the Technical-Operational Laboratory that will be developed under Scorpion program; OVIDE video surveillance system carried on board armoured vehicles; Safepro® anti-mine seats; the extended-field CEPIA viewing ring; and the Protecsit area defence system. MEMS applied to munitions will also have a place of honor, as two engineers from Nexter Munitions will receive the Ingénieur Général Chanson award during a ceremony hosted by Gicat on Wednesday 16 June.
Visitors will be able to immerse in a 3D Aravis® installed in a room equipped with a collaborative engineering tool designed to facilitate the dialogue between our engineers and our customers during the development of new products.
Finally, Nexter will present its brand new XP2 technology demonstrator. This system is designed to demonstrate the Nexter Systems' expert skills in such areas as mobility, protection, human factors, compliance with environmental standards and vetronics. The solutions and technologies we have developed can be used on VBMR (multirole armored vehicle), EBRC (reconnaissance and combat armoured vehicle) and on any combat platform of the 18-24 t class.
 

 

Eurosatory 2010 Salon international de défense Terrestre Aéroterrestre et Sécurité, Paris - France
14 - 18 Juin 2010
 
Rosoboronexport à Eurosatory 2010
 
Mercredi , 16 June 2010, 20:16
 
Les Français de Thales fournissent leurs technologies à la Russie information de Rosoboronexport.
 
 

Russian T-90 main battle tank
 
L'agence russe d'exportation d'armes Rosoboronexport et le groupe français Thales ont signé un contrat de transfert de technologies françaises de production de systèmes de vision nocturne destinés aux blindés, a annoncé le chef de la délégation russe Igor Sevastianov. « Aux termes du contrat, la Russie a obtenu le droit d’assembler à Vologda (au nord-ouest de Moscou – ndlr) sous licence française les systèmes de vision nocturne », a déclaré le directeur général adjoint de Rosoboronexport sans préciser la somme du contrat. L’usine d’appareils optiques et mécaniques de Vologda possède déjà un centre de production d’appareils de vision nocturne pour les chars T-90.
 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Rosoboronexport at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday , 16 June 2010, 20:16
 
Thales and Rosoboronexport signed several contracts for transfer of technology.
 
 

Russian BMP-3 Armoured Infantry fighting vehicle
 
Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Tuesday it had signed several contracts with the French defense firm Thales on the transfer of technology and delivery of communications equipment for Russian armored vehicles. "The first contract involves transfer of technologies to Russia, which now will have the right to produce officially licensed thermal imagers at Vologda Optical and Mechanical Plant," said Igor Sevastyanov, Rosoboronexport deputy director general.

"The second contract provisionally allows Russia to bring in communications equipment for integration into Russian armored vehicles for testing," Sevastyanov said. He added that the communications equipment would be mounted on T-90 tanks and BMP-3 armored personnel carriers. Rosoboronexport did not specify the sum of the contracts.

The plant in the city of Vologda in central European Russia will assemble the Thales-developed thermal imaging cameras. Localized production will allow Russia to reduce production and maintenance costs by at least 5-10% and manufacture thermal imagers for civilian purposes in the future. Civilian uses of the thermal imagers could include monitoring the efficiency of thermal insulation and detection of heat leaks, among other applications.

Russia may only be able to export thermal imagers produced at its plant with the permission of the French authorities. The list of potential customers will exclude so-called rogue states such as Iran. According to experts, Russia is lagging 20-30 years behind the West in many areas of technological progress and has recently started attempting to close the gap by purchasing production licenses abroad.

 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
CMI Defence at Eurosatory 2010
 
Monday , 14 June 2010, 23:00
 
CT-CV Weapon System successfully demonstrated its gun launched missile capability.
 
 
This GLATGM ability increases even more the CT-CV Weapon System’s capability to provide modern armed forces with a fully effective response to demanding operational challenges. It delivers immediate, precise and lethal effects against comprehensive set of targets at short and extended ranges, based on a balanced combination of conventional and smart tank munitions, gun-launched missiles and heavy machine guns.
These effects are enhanced through a single auto-loaded weapon system that allows the selective loading and firing of multiple ammunition options including gun-launched missiles, from under armour.
Co-developed with the State Kyiv Design Bureau “Luch”, the Falarick 105 is a 105 mm calibre missile specifically designed to be launched from the Cockerill CV gun, itself a proprietary development by CMI Defence.
With its laser beam guidance system, the Falarick 105 is able to wipe out fixed & moving armoured targets, helicopters and fortifications at a distance of 5 kilometres. Its tandem hollow-charged warhead allows it to destroy targets under 550 mm of armour and behind ERA or their equivalent.
Its name refers to the falarica, a heavy javelin used by Iberians. Thanks to its long, thin iron head with a narrow sharp tip, it was an excellent armour-piercing weapon.

 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Thales Hawkei at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday, 09 June 2010, 17:30 PM
 
Thales Hawkei Light Protected Vehicle takes centre stage at Eurosatory 2010
 
 

Thales Australia’s next generation Hawkei Australian Light Protected Vehicle is taking centre stage at next week’s Eurosatory exhibition in Paris.

The Hawkei is a key feature on Thales’s stand, part of a display highlighting the company’s ability to provide mission critical systems and equipment to support troops on operations, and to deliver Urgent Operational Requirements.

Equipped with SOTASIP and other innovative technologies, the Hawkei will demonstrate its next generation open architecture and systems integration capabilities, as well as its ability to accommodate the future system demands of adaptive campaigning.

Chris Jenkins, Thales Australia’s CEO, said putting the Hawkei on the global stage was a response to the interest the vehicle had received since its Australian launch late last year.

“The Hawkei is a very capable vehicle with substantial growth potential that has attracted the attention of potential customers from around the world. While designed first and foremost for an Australian program, the Hawkei’s weight, flexibility and ability to be integrated with a wide range of systems make it a viable candidate for many armed forces’ future light protected vehicle requirements.

“It also offers impressive survivability, with the highest levels of protection of any vehicle in its weight class.”

With the combat-proven Bushmaster also on display, Thales Australia’s protected mobility vehicles encompass a significant array of capabilities that provide troops with high levels of protection and mobility – a vital advantage in today’s increasingly hostile operational environments.

 

Hawkei Thales Light Protected Wheeled Vehicle Data Sheet Pictures
 
Eurosatory 2010, taking place June 14-18, is one of the world’s largest defence industry events, connecting exhibitors with visitors from around the world. The previous event in 2008 attracted 1,210 exhibitors from 52 countries, and was visited by more than 52,000 people from 131 countries, including 117 official delegations and 4,500 armed forces representatives from 86 countries.

The Hawkei is Thales Australia’s proposed solution to the Australian Department of Defence’s LAND 121 Phase 4 program to acquire 1,300 new light protected vehicles to replace the current Land Rover fleet.
 
About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace and Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets. In 2009, the company generated revenues of 12.9 billion euros (equivalent of AUD 22.7 billion) with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners.
 
Thales Australia is a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and is also present in commercial sectors ranging from air traffic management to security systems and services. Employing around 3,500 people in over 35 sites across the country, Thales Australia recorded revenues of more than AUD1 billion in 2009.

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Thales at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday, 09 June 2010, 16:18 PM
 
The Thales booth at Eurosatory 2010
 
 

En 2008, Eurosatory avait accueilli près de 75 000 visiteurs et 1 000 exposants.
La fréquentation du stand Thales avait été très forte, avec la visite de nombreux décideurs politiques et industriels, de plus de 150 délégations officielles du monde entier et de nombreux journalistes de la presse internationale.


Pour l'édition 2010 d'Eurosatory, Thales présentera à nouveau une série d'innovations sur son stand.

 
L'exposition est divisé en 5 thèmes:
BATTLEGROUPS

Thales est un partenaire majeur des programmes de transformations des armées.
Le Groupe a ainsi produit de nombreux programmes UOR (Urgent Operational Requirements) depuis 2008, particulièrement pour les conflits actuels d’Irak et d’Afghanistan.

A découvrir sur la partie centrale du stand :
- Véhicule Hawkei (new Light Protected Vehicle) équipé d’électronique intégrée optimisée pour les échanges de l’information.
- Systèmes du soldat du futur fournis pour les programmes FIST (Future Integrated Soldier Technology programme) ainsi que pour le Benelux et la Norvège

 
PROTECTION DES FORCES ET SECURITE INTERIEUR
Dans un environnement toujours en évolution, Thales offre des capacités de protection adaptées : solutions sur-mesure dans les domaines de la protection aérienne et de la surveillance des frontières ainsi que des solutions de détection, d’identification des menaces CBRN (Chimique, Biologique, Radiologique et Nucléaire).Thales propose aussi des solutions garantissant la protection des unités, sur le terrain.

Quelques solutions exposées :
- Surveillance des frontières : MRATRAC radio portable de terrain
- Détection et surveillance : Spy’Arrow, drone d’observation, les caméras thermiques Catherine et Sophie, le radar LYNX, nouveau radar léger de surveillance, présenté pour la première fois à Eurosatory 2010.

 

GESTION DE L'INFORMATION ET DU COMMANDEMENT
Thales est un acteur majeur dans l’’intégration de systèmes C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computerised, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance), et fournit des solutions de soutien pour le champ de bataille.

- Comm@nder Army et Comm@nder Joint, solutions de commande et contrôle terrestres et interarmées.
- GeoMaker : solution modulable d’information géospatiale
- Watchkeeper : drone tactique ISTAR

 
SUPPORT
Thales développe des solutions stratégiques pour le combat à longue portée dans les 2 domaines : sol-sol et air-sol.

- Sol-sol : Comm@nder Fire Atlas (artillerie)
- Air-sol : Systèmes de bord pour les hélicoptères Tigre, NH90

 
SERVICE CLIENT ET SUPPORT
Thales offre des services clé en main pour les missions sur les théâtres d’opérations militaires (Afghanistan). C’est un partenaire de confiance et de proximité pour la préparation des forces, grâce à des offres de service comme :

- ISAF / FOC+ : Opérateur de communications sécurisées
- ELOISE : Gestion de flottes en opérations

 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Thales at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday, 09 June 2010, 16:18 PM
 
The Thales booth at Eurosatory 2010
 
 

Eurosatory 2008 attracted 1,000 exhibitors and close to 75,000 visitors.
The Thales stand proved extremely popular, with visits from many political and industry decision-makers, over 150 official delegations from around the world and numerous journalists from the international media.

This year again, a wealth of innovations will be on show in the Thales display

 
The display area is in five sections:
BATTLEGROUPS

Thales is a major partner to armed forces transformation programmes.
The company has conducted many UOR programmes (urgent operational requirements) since 2008, most to support current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On show in the central part of the display area:
- Hawkei vehicle (new light protected vehicle) with integrated electronics optimised for information exchange.
- Future soldier systems as supplied for the FIST programme in the UK (Future Integrated Soldier Technology) and for programmes in Benelux and Norway.
 
FORCE AND HOMELAND PROTECTION
In a constantly evolving environment, Thales offers the right protection capabilities: tailored solutions for air protection and border surveillance as well as solutions to detect and identify CBRN threats (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear). Thales also provides solutions to protect units in the field.

Solutions on display:
- Border surveillance: MRATRAC transportable radio network.
- Detection and surveillance: Spy Arrow unmanned observation plane, Catherine and Sophie thermal imaging cameras, LYNX radar, new lightweight surveillance radar, unveiled for the first time at Eurosatory 2010.

 

COMMAND & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Thales is a major player in C4ISR system integration (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and delivers support solutions for the battlespace.

- Comm@nder Army and Comm@nder Joint: command and control solutions for land and joint forces.
- GeoMaker: modular geospatial information solution.
- Watchkeeper: tactical ISTAR UAV.

 
SUPPORT
Thales develops strategic solutions for long-range combat in both dimensions: ground-to-ground and air-to-ground.

- Ground-to-ground: Comm@nder Fire Atlas (artillery).
- Air-to-ground: embedded systems for Tiger and NH90 helicopters.

 
CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT
Thales delivers turnkey mission-critical services in the theatre of operations (Afghanistan). The company is a trusted local partner for force preparation through services such as:

- ISAF / FOC+: provider and operator of secure communications.
- ELOISE: operational fleet management.

 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
FN Herstal at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday, 09 June 2010, 13:00 PM
 
Newly designed 9mm FNS™-9 FN Herstal pistol
 
 

(Herstal, Belgium) – June 9, 2010. Belgium-based FN Herstal has recently announced the launch of its newly designed 9mm FNS™-9 pistol on the market.

The FNS™-9 pistol has been developed around a pre-loaded striker mechanism, which provides a short and light trigger pull identical to all shots for fast and accurate shooting. Additionally, the polymer frame is designed with a low bore axis for reduced felt recoil and enhanced control.

Each FNS™-9 pistol features an optional manual safety, trigger safety, firing pin safety and a drop safety, ensuring maximized security.

Additionally, the pistol comes standard with a number of ergonomic features: ultra no-slip checkered grips for an improved grip, front serrations for press check and two interchangeable backstrap inserts for a customized fit. All operating controls are fully ambidextrous.

 

FN Herstal 9 mm FNS™-9 automatic pistol
 
The FNS™-9 pistol will be on display at EUROSATORY in Paris from 14 to 18 June 2010 (Belgian Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand No. F201).
 
About FN Herstal
FN Herstal, S.A., a subsidiary of the Herstal Group, is based in Belgium and is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of small caliber weapons, integrated weapon systems and associated ammunition for Military and Law Enforcement as well as Special Forces Operators worldwide. FN Herstal has successfully equipped defense professionals with state-of-the-art weapons and associated products for more than 120 years. Its solid reputation can be attributed to its rigorous professional ethics, its ongoing effort to achieve foremost quality and its commitment to efficient service and outstanding customer support. For more information on FN Herstal, visit www.fnherstal.com.

 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
FN Herstal at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday, 09 June 2010, 12:30 AM
 
New integrated weapons system FN Herstal called the MPV (Medium Vehicle Pintle)
 
 
(Herstal, Belgium) – June 8, 2010. Following market requirements, Belgium-based firearms manufacturer FN Herstal has recently designed and developed a new integrated weapons system called the Medium Vehicle Pintle (MVP) that provides vehicles operated by Armed Forces - and Special Forces in particular - with maximum firepower.
The Medium Vehicle Pintle is derived from technology that has contributed to FN Herstal's success in airborne applications over the recent years.
 

FN Herstal MPV Medium Vehicle Pintle Weapons System
 
The MVP features:
- the exclusive .50 cal M3P/M3M (GAU-21) machine guns, which is currently in use on more than 2,500 helicopters and subsonic aircraft worldwide, providing a high firing rate of 1,100 rounds per minute and featuring unique operating angles (±80° elevation and ±80° depression)
- a soft mount system that absorbs recoil forces and guarantees outstanding balance during burst and unequalled firing accuracy
- a 300-round ammunition box mounted on the pintle head, which eliminates the need for a flexible chute
- a telescopic shoulder brace which ensures maximum comfort for short and long range target acquisition
- a standard pintle connection interface for easy installation on the vehicle
- an optional links collector.

 

The MVP is a fully mechanical system that does not require any electrical power to function, making firing possible even under extreme conditions of electrical power loss of vehicle.
The well thought out design of the MVP has resulted in the most powerful and reliable vehicle weapons system on the market, combining light weight, compact size and optimum efficiency.
The Medium Vehicle Pintle will be on display in FN Herstal's booth at EUROSATORY in Paris from 14 to 18 June 2010 (Belgian Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand No. F201).
 
About FN Herstal
FN Herstal, S.A., a subsidiary of the Herstal Group, is based in Belgium and is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of small caliber weapons, integrated weapon systems and associated ammunition for Military and Law Enforcement as well as Special Forces Operators worldwide. FN Herstal has successfully equipped defense professionals with state-of-the-art weapons and associated products for more than 120 years. Its solid reputation can be attributed to its rigorous professional ethics, its ongoing effort to achieve foremost quality and its commitment to efficient service and outstanding customer support. For more information on FN Herstal, visit www.fnherstal.com.

 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Otokar at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday, 09 June 2010, 11:25AM
 
Otokar launches Arma 6x6 armoured vehicle at Eurosatory 2010.
 
 
Otokar, the leader armoured tactical vehicle designer and manufacturer of Turkish Defence Industry, unviels its new ARMA 6x6 tactical wheeled armoured vehicle at Eurosatory. Otokar also displays its worldwide known armoured vehicle “COBRA” and its mine protected armoured “KAYA” vehicle at the show in Paris, France, between 14th and 18th June 2010.
 
ARMA Otokar wheeled armoured vehicle
The ARMA is the latest product of Otokar’s design and development studies and a proof of Otokar’s ability to leverage its engineering, manufacturing and expertise across a large portfolio of armoured tactical vehicles. ARMA is a new product family within the Otokar’s the tactical wheeled armoured vehicle range with modular multi-wheel configuration. ARMA vehicle platform with superior tactical and technical features will be an outstanding and cost effective product among competitive products. Thanks to the high level of ballistic and mine protection as well as, the outstanding design allowing the integration of various types of weapon stations and mission equipments, ARMA will be an adaptable platform for evolving mission needs in a modern battlefield.

Cobra
Otokar’s worldwide known armoured vehicle COBRA is exhibited with remote controlled weapon station at Eurosatory. The demand to Otokar’s 4x4 COBRA had increased in recent years. The COBRA is in duty in various countries including the European countries. The 4x4 COBRA armoured vehicle provides superior mobility, a high level of protection, adaptability to various missions and a low logistic footprint.

Cobra Otokar wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
KAYA
Otokar showcases KAYA mine Resistant Troop Carrier at Eurosatory 2010. Kaya is designed to provide not only superior mine and ballistic protection but also high levels of cross country capability. KAYA provides mine and ballistic protection for the troops on all terrain conditions, while offering high mobility, ease of handling and outstanding crew comfort. Otokar’s know-how and experience in mine protected vehicles gained with the COBRA, played an important role in the design and development process of the KAYA. In order to provide excellent cross country capabilities, the KAYA was developed on the Daimler Chrysler Unimog 5000 running chassis. Armored Cab and Crew Compartment are designed as two separate units to utilize and maintain the Unimog 5000’s ultimate cross country capability. KAYA 4x4 mine resistant vehicle with its flexible body configuration can easily be configured for different missions along with varying user needs.

Kaya Otokar mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle
 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Panasonic at Eurosatory 2010
 
Saturday , 05 June 2010, 14:53
 
Panasonic launches the new TOUGHBOOK CF-U1 and CF-31 at Eurosatory 2010
 
 
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Panasonic today launched its new Toughbook CF-31, the flagship product in its ruggedized range. Designed to access applications and data in the most extreme mobile computing environments, the CF-31 is the latest incarnation of the Toughbook, which has been developed through five generations over the past decade.

The CF-31 replaces the CF-30, which has become the fully rugged device of choice for utilities, emergency services and military personnel. And the latest device, which is available in three different models (Value, Standard and Performance) looks set to continue that domination with its increased durability, improved performance and long battery life.

Increased performance
The CF-31 delivers CPU performance twice that of the CF-30 in almost the same sized package. Its desktop-performance computing power is delivered by the Intel® Core i5® with vPro technology in the Performance and Standard models. The devices are designed to take advantage of Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Multi-Threading to maximize the performance of the CPU.
The top of the range model also has a switchable graphics capability, allowing users to switch between the enhanced graphics performance of the dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon™ high-end HD 5650 graphic chip, with 512MB dedicated RAM; and the internal Intel® HD graphics, to save power when on the move.

Screen visibility even in direct sunlight
The ability to see data and applications on screen in bright sunlight is essential for field workers. The CF-31 uses Panasonic’s Circular Polarizing technology in its Standard and Performance models to deliver market leading clarity with brightness displays of 1,000 nits and a very low reflection ratio on its touchscreen, 13.1” XGA display. The CF-31 also contains a floating mounted LCD design to protect from screen shocks.

Better than ever reliability and durability
With magnesium alloy casing, inside and out, and Panasonic’s anti-scratch and thermally reflective coatings, the CF-31 is the toughest Toughbook to date. It is MIL-STD 180cm drop tested and has increased water, dust, vibration and temperature protection over the CF-30 giving it an impressive IP65, MIL STD 810G rating. With HDD damping and rugged casing systems to optimise drop protection and an HDD heater and Panasonic’s foam packing system to provide flexible seals, the CF-31 can operate in even the harshest conditions. The CF-31 is equipped with a Hybrid Cooling System combining a passive and active cooling process. In the passive process heat is distributed by pipes from heat critical areas to the cooling hub.

Built to stay connected on the move
To help field engineers stay connected on the move, the CF-31 has an expanded wireless capability with embedded screen-mounted radio antenna offering optimal radio performance over WWAN (optional), WLAN, WIMAX (optional) and Bluetooth. It also includes a dedicated wireless switch allowing users to switch connections on and off to improve operating time.

Flexibility to configure
Adapting to fast changing circumstances is also an essential capability for a field device. The CF-31 has on project basis a built-in configurable additional slot for a 2nd LAN, firewire or modem. New interfaces in the form of 4 USB ports, a HDMI port and optional webcam complete the CF-31 product package.

The power to last
To ensure that field technicians and engineers have a device that can work for as long as they do, even when access to power is lost, the CF-31 Standard model can operate for up to 11.5 hours running on Windows 7. All units also use the Panasonic Power Management Utilities technology to maximize power efficiency by managing the power of all relevant resources required by the CPU for each task. In addition, the CF-31 runs on Panasonic’s own high-capacity battery cells designed to deliver maximum device performance and
safety.

Compatibility that counts
To ensure existing customers can continue to use the peripheral equipment, the CF-31 is compatible with the CF-30 and CF-29 car mounts and other peripherals such as screen protectors, docking stations and batteries from the previous generation.

Backed by outstanding service
Every Toughbook comes with a 3-year warranty covering hardware failures for systems used as designed; with a 48-hour repair commitment and a 5-year spare parts guarantee.

 
Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1

Panasonic today launched its revolutionary 3-in-1 identity checking solution designed for mobile border control, policing and security forces. The Person Identification Mini Dock (PIMD) includes an OCR and RFID Reader as well as Fingerprint Scanner and connects to the Toughbook CF-U1 ultra mobile PC device. A lighter 2-in-1 version without the fingerprint scanner is also available.

Compact, rugged and lightweight, the PIMD is ideal for mobile workers, such as border control personal, who need to check identities whilst on the move. It is equipped with the best components from the leading manufacturers in mobile identification, including DESKO™, Dermalog™ and HID Global™. The PIMD is a co-development from Panasonic and DESKO in a rugged case with MIL-STD and IP certification. It also delivers the highest security standards with separate power management and a standby mode.

DESKO-designed OCR Reader for Passports and ID cards
The DESKO-designed OCR ID document reader checks 2 and 3 line passports and ID documents to ICAO 9303 standard. It uses OCR swipe technology with a small and compact micro OCR camera for mobile passport reading at a speed of 72-90 characters per half second. Reading errors are low as a result of DESKO’s proven algorithm reading support software. The device is easy to use with a high optical picture quality of 400dpi.

HID Global RFID Module
The integrated HID Global RFID module with its user-friendly, document holding clip and standard PC-SC interface to support biometric reading is ideal for reading biometric passports or ID cards and other RF documents (i.e. Mifare type a/b). It is one of the fastest RFID modules on the market, with transfer rates up to 848kbps, and is designed for outside use with its RF Board coated to provide a high level of water protection. The module supports Basic and Extended Access Control and complies with ICAO 9303, ISO 14443 and
ISO 15693 standards. The RF board follows BSI standards for biometric passport reading.

Market-leading Fingerprint Reader
The Dermalog high quality optical fingerprint reader has the ability to identify fingerprints from the living and dead, as well as fake plastic fingerprints. Unlike many devices, the module is able to capture accurate readings when fingerprints are rolled onto the reader from right to left or left to right. Images are easy to view on a 24x16mm display at a resolution of 500dpi. The module creates a small image memory size for easy processing, with a raw image size of 150kb and a compressed file at just 18kb. The module is BSI and FIPS certified.

CF-U1 ultra mobile PC device

Combined with the CF-U1, data from the PIMD can be immediately processed by the device operating system or via an optional WWAN, which can synchronise live with data held on a central server. A full-function operating system (Windows® XP or Windows Vista®) makes the CF-U1 the perfect fit as all captured ID-Information can be directly processed on an office-like platform by the fully ruggedized Toughbook CF-U1 which maximizes functionality and connectivity in a compact size with extreme durability. Data can be input through either the keyboard, or with a pen or finger on the 5.6-inch touchscreen which is viewable even in direct sunlight. With the WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600), 2GB of memory, a 64GB solidstate hard drive and an energy efficient 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom CPU, the CF-U1 provides optimal battery-performance balance. While the standard WLAN and Bluetooth deliver the latest wireless technologies, the optional integrated HSDPA, GPS and other applicationspecific modules make the CF-U1 together with the PMID the perfect “Mobile Personal Identifier Solution” even in the most demanding working conditions.

Backed by outstanding service
Every PIMD comes with a 2-year warranty covering hardware failures for systems used as designed; with a 96-hour total turnaround time commitment and a 5-year spare parts guarantee.

 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann at Eurosatory 2010
 
Saturday , 05 June 2010, 10:50
 
KMW's comprehensive hardware display features a broad range of new land systems.
 
 
MEDIA INVITATION
KMW kindly invites you to visit the LEOPARD'S HOME at Eurosatory 2010,
June 14th-18th 2010 in Paris.
Booth E251 Outdoor Area

 
Leopard 2A7 - fully approved and certified by the German Army
PRESS BRIEFINGS
Tuesday, June 15th
10.00 a.m.
KMW-Booth E251

Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) for the U.S. Army

Tuesday, June 15th
14.30 p.m.
KMW-Booth E251
together with SAIC, Boeing and Rheinmetall Defence


Puma KMW Armoured infantry fighting vehicle

Joint protected vehicle family VTMM & GFF4

Wednesday, June 16th
10.00 a.m.
IVECO Booth D501


AMPV KMW Light protected vehicle

Presentation of new wheeled fighting systems
Wednesday, June 16th
14.30 p.m.
KMW-Booth E251

 
 
About Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG leads the European market for armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and the USA, over 3400 employees develop, manufacture and support a superior product portfolio. The armed forces of over 30 nations worldwide rely on tactical systems made by KMW.
 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Mercedes-Benz at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday, 02 June 2010, 11:45
 
Four Mercedes-Benz world premieres at Defense Exhibition Eurosatory 2010
 
 
Mercedes-Benz will be celebrating four world debuts at EUROSATORY 2010. The all-wheel-drive Actros 4151 AK 8x8 Recovery is in a protection class that has never been offered before. The new recovery vehicle provides Level 4 ballistic protection and Level 4b mine protection according to STANAG 4569. The systems of the armored Actros 4151 AK 8x8 have been further optimized on the basis of many years of experience.
 
Actros 4151 AK 8x8 Recovery
The all-wheel-drive Actros 4151 AK 8x8 Recovery is in a protection class that has never been offered before. The new recovery vehicle provides Level 4 ballistic protection and Level 4b mine protection according to STANAG 4569. The systems of the armored Actros 4151 AK 8x8 have been further optimized on the basis of many years of experience.

Actros military truck 4151 AK 8x8 Recovery

FGA 14.5 chassis
A new development is the FGA 14.5 chassis, which is the latest and most high-performance platform for protected command and special-purpose vehicles. The FGA 14.5 special chassis from Mercedes-Benz provides manufacturers of military and civilian vehicles with a reconfigured platform based on that of the proven Unimog concept. The Mercedes-Benz FGA 12.5 special chassis has been successfully used as a platform for the KMW Dingo 2 for years in a wide variety of military missions. The experience gained during these missions as well as changed deployment scenarios with regard to payload, mobility, and reliability provided the basis for developing the FGA 14.5 special chassis.

FGA 14.5 chassis for command and multi-purpose military vehicle
 
LAPV 6.X concept vehicle
The third new innovation — the LAPV 6.X concept vehicle — will augment the very mobile LAPV 5.4 light armored patrol vehicles from the G-Class. Series production of these vehicles for the German military will commence at the time EUROSATORY is held. The LAPV 6.X concept vehicle will improve on the LAPV 5.4 modular in the areas of protection (Level 3), offroad capability, and, above all, agility. In doing so, it will make maximum use of the G-Class modular system.
 
7.X concept vehicle
The fourth world-class innovation is the 7.X concept vehicle, which combines the properties of two different Mercedes-Benz model series. As is the case with the two lighter LAPVs, the vehicle’s engine/transmission and cockpit are taken from the G-Class, while the frame and the axles are from the Unimog range. Because the larger vehicle, the LAPV 7.X, uses components from the Unimog modular system, it opens up an entirely new dimension of all-terrain capability for a patrol vehicle.

7.X concept vehicle
 
Overview of vehicles to the stand Mercedes-Benz
Actros 4151 AK 8x8 Reecovery
Actros 4151 A 8x8 Overlander
Zetros 1833 A 4x4 Overlander
Zetros 2743 A 6x6
Atego 1018 4x4 BWFPS
U 5000 BWFPS
U 5000 GLF
FGA Chassis 14.5
LAPV 7.X Concept
LAPV 6.X Concept
LAPV 5.4
 
Also on show will be an Actros and a Zetros from the test series for the Australian military’s Overlander project. A German army version of the all-wheel-drive Atego 1018 4x4 will also be on display as a representative of the vast array of Mercedes-Benz trucks in military use.
The long-nose Zetros truck will be represented at the Mercedes-Benz stand in two versions: as an unprotected three-axle flatbed truck with special military equipment and as an armored test vehicle for the Australian Overlander project.
As an expression of the brand’s high mobility transport expertise for the roughest terrain, the Mercedes-Benz stand will also feature two Unimog U 5000 vehicles. A veritable legend that is unparalleled in its range of applications is the all-terrain Unimog U 5000 series for difficult operations in areas without roads or tracks. The Unimog is the most capable all-terrain vehicle in the world.
These vehicles embody like no others the traditional Mercedes-Benz brand attributes of robustness, reliability, economy, and safety, and they underscore the brand’s heritage and its many years of expertise in building trucks.
Today’s military missions require commercial vehicles that feature customized solutions for fulfilling a wide range of different tasks. As the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with payloads between 0.5 and 110 tons, Mercedes-Benz offers the most extensive range of vehicles for meeting many different logistical and tactical requirements. Mercedes-Benz has a comprehensive range of all-wheel-drive vehicles that extends from SUVs, vans, and partially militarized versions of the Atego, Axor, and Actros trucks to the all-terrain Unimog and Zetros vehicles and the Actros heavy-duty tractor unit.
Mercedes-Benz’ commercial vehicles for military mobility are supported by a unique service program called Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) which provides the vehicles with a standardized maintenance concept. Mercedes-Benz supports its military customers by sending its service representatives all the way to the scene of operations. In combination with the use of parts and components from the series-produced versions of the vehicles, this results in a high level of fleet availability as well as low lifecycle costs and therefore an optimized total cost of ownership.
 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
General Dynamics European Land Systems at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday, 02 June 2010, 11:00
 
General Dynamics European Land Systems at Eurosatory with new Piranha and Eagle vehicles.
 
 
Display Highlights
 
New PIRANHA 5 - Unveiling of the latest member of the PIRANHA Family
The launch of the latest member of the PIRANHA family of armoured wheeled vehicles, PIRANHA 5, will be celebrated during the official unveiling ceremony on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010. This advanced new vehicle will raise the benchmark in the areas of survivability, mobility and firepower, marking unprecedented progress in the development of armoured wheeled vehicles.
Presentation and unveil ceremony of the vehicle on Tuesday, June 15th (12:45 hours).

New EAGLE
To meet the increasing demand in protection and payload, General Dynamics European Land Systems has developed the new EAGLE vehicle. Due to its higher payload capacity, it can either carry more equipment or heavier protection solutions, depending on the customer's requirements. The vehicle will be shown with the LEMUR Remote Control Weapon Station, armed with a .50 cal. machine gun, type GAU 19/A, as well as with the RUAG adaptive, very lightweight SidePRO-LASSO RPG mitigation system. This highly mobile vehicle, with a crew of 4 - 5 soldiers, offers outstanding protection against ballistic, mine and improvised explosive device (IED) threats. Interchangeable automotive parts and components with DURO armoured or soft-skinned vehicles provide a cost-effective logistics commonality.
Further details will be released on a press conference on Monday, June 14th (14:00 hours).
ASCOD OWS - Multiple mission roles with excellent mobility, protection and combat ability

Based on the IFV version, the ASCOD OWS is the lightest variant of the ASCOD family, designed to mount lighter 20-30 mm commercial Remote Weapon Stations (RWS). In this case, the display vehicle will be fitted with an ELBIT UT-30 station. The ASCOD OWS is an optimal choice for multiple mission roles offering an excellent combination of mobility, protection and combat ability. The ASCOD, designed and produced by General Dynamics European Land Systems-SBS and General Dynamics European Land Systems-Steyr, is in service with the Spanish and Austrian armies and recently has been selected by the UK FRES SV program.

REBS on MAN protected truck - Mobility makes the difference
Mobility and flexibility are essential to survival in today's combat operations. The REBS (Rapidly Emplaced Bridge System), developed by General Dynamics European Land Systems-Germany, delivers both. REBS provides tactical bridging capability for MLC50 wheeled and tracked vehicles for unprepared gaps up to 13 m; it has proven its superior performance and reliability in theatre already. At EUROSATORY, the REBS will be presented on a MAN SX45 protected truck.
 
PIRANHA 3 - Wheeled Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle
As the most widely sold and used vehicle worldwide in its category, the battle-proven PIRANHA 3 vehicle has been re-engineered to improve protection, payload and growth potential. Equipped with the OTO MELARA HITFIST 30 mm OWS, the vehicle will be displayed in an Infantry Fighting Configuration, demonstrating the merits of an OWS and the relevant space savings in the crew compartment. The complete system will be exhibited with an adhesive digital pattern camouflage.
 
PANDUR 6x6 - Wheeled Armoured Command Post Vehicle
The PANDUR family of wheeled armored vehicles in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations is serving customers around the world as a common platform for various mission roles. The PANDUR on display will be equipped with the ELBIT stabilized overhead remote controlled weapon station .50 cal.
 
 
About General Dynamics European Land Systems
General Dynamics European Land Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is a business unit of General Dynamics and conducts its business through four European operating units located in Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With more than 3,200 highly skilled technical employees, GDELS companies design, manufacture and deliver land combat systems to global customers, including wheeled, tracked and amphibious vehicles, armaments and munitions.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies
 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
ICL Industrial Computers at Eurosatory 2010
 
Wednesday, 02 June 2010, 10:20
 
ICL Industrial Computers Ltd at Eurosatory 2010 with his new PDA and IP-Phone
 
 
 

ICL Industrial Computers at Eurosatory 2010 with his new Field PDA, ARCHER NATO GREEN™

 

Industrial Computers extends its rugged and waterproof PDAs range with the Archer Nato Green™, specifically designed for the military market.

Ultra-rugged, powerful and easy to handle, the Archer Nato Green™ is ideal to document, navigate, communicate, look up and share information in harsh environments:
• Immersion • Sand • Extreme temperatures • Snow • Dirt • Vibrations • Mud • Drops • Hazardous conditions • Dust • Humidity

Ultra-rugged, powerful and easy to handle, the Archer Nato Green™ is ideal to document, navigate, communicate, look up and share information in harsh environments:
PDA Archer NATO Green


Highly customisable, this field PDA can capture positional data for any target up to 1000 meters distant, keeping the user safe and boosting efficiency by significantly reducing field time. Thanks to its laser GPS technology, the precise geo-tagged digital image with crosshairs and descriptive information are immediately available for mobile GIS such as ESRI ArcPad® 8.0, or user application programs.
Connections Abound
• Multipurpose use with peripheral devices
• Both USB Host and Client plus 9-pin RS-232
• Customize for specialised applications
• Easy to clean and maintain
Fully Expandable
• Add GPS, camera, bar code scanner, RFID, or data storage via user
accessible CF and SD cards
• Communicate wirelessly via internal Bluetooth® wireless technology
option, Wi-Fi, or cellular modems
Open to Options
• Use extended caps with CF and SD peripheral devices
• Extended caps are fully sealed and shockproof, protecting your
peripheral devices
• Collect points, map, or navigate using GPS options
Solutions-Oriented
• Captured full-size stylus
• Hidden cable routing channel
• Orient screen for portrait or landscape view with a touch of a button
Design features With you in mind
• Long battery life and quickly charged
• Knows and shows battery status
• Easily changed in the field without tools
Power-Packed Field Ready
• Lightweight, form fits your hand with easy-to-grip over-molding
• Ultra-rugged for use in extreme environments
• Large, tactile, backlit keys
• Use Microsoft® Office Mobile applications

 
The New HP7962G Rugged IP-Phone based on CISCO
ndustrial Computers expands its range of IP-Phones with the HP7962G. Based on the CISCO 7911 and 6921, it incorporates all of the functionality of the CISCO phones into a rugged unit aimed at military markets and with the appropriate approvals.

Industrial Computers expands its range of IP-Phones with the HP7962G. Based on the CISCO 7911 and 6921, it incorporates all of the functionality of the CISCO phones into a rugged unit aimed at military markets and with the appropriate approvals.
Fast to install (Plug and Play), the IP-Phone HP7962G is equipped with a PoE system and directly replace the CISCO 7911 and 6921 desk phones.
Designed to withstand the harshest environments, it is ideal for land applications, embedded in vehicles, ships, tanks and shipping containers.
The HP7962G benefits from a sealed enclosure, minimizing the impact of water, sand, or other environmental contaminants. Its handset locking mechanism and free hand function were specifically designed to face mobility and military requirements.


Design features with your mind
• Display contrast, network configuration, call status, ring type, DHCP
/ TFTP
• G.711 and G.729a audio compression
• H.323 and Microsoft NetMeeting compatible
• Network setting assignments via DHCP or static configuration
• iLBC codec and AES-128 encryption compatibility
• Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.9 x 3.65 in. (H x W x D) (28.19 x 22.60 x
9.27 cm)
• Phone weight: 4.5 lb (2.04 kg)
• Power supply: 48 VDC required, supplied locally at the desktop
using an optional AC to DC power supply (CP-PWR-CUBE-3)
Field Ready
• Cast Aluminum housing in Standard Navy Grey or Olive Drab (OD)
• Sealed enclosure, keypad, and display – minimizes impact of water,
sand, or other environmental contaminants
• Redesigned handset with locking mechanism
• Operating temperature: -4°F to 131°F (-20°C to 55°C)
• Storage temperature: -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
• Relative humidity: 10 percent to 95 percent (noncondensing)
Certified
MIL-STD-810F, Method 506.4 Rain, Method 507.4 Humidity, Method 510.4 Sand and Dust, MIL-STD-167-1: Vibration, MIL-S-9010: Grade A, Class I, Type A,Light Hammer Shock, MIL-STD-461E: For surface ship applications.

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
SESM at Eurosatory 2010
 
Tuesday , 25 May 2010, 16:37
 
SESM: power-packs for military vehicles improved mobility, improved vehicle availability
 
 
The typical roles and missions of MBTs have evolved over time. Today, MBTs have to fulfil a broad range of missions, incl. peacekeeping and others.
This has led to numerous changes in their typical specification. What has not changed over all these years is one key requirement: users are still expecting a maximum level of mobility, even if vehicle weights are increasing due to higher protection levels etc. Another unchanged key requirement is that users expected, and they will continue to do so, a maximum level of reliability. Armies need a high level of availability of their vehicles, even when operating them over many years in missions far away from home.

“Maximize MBT mobility and availability” is the mission of SESM, a French company member of the German group RENK, world specialist in automatic transmissions for MBT. Located at 30km from Paris, SESM develops and produces modern powerpacks for military vehicles.

One of its flagship products, the Powerpack ESM350 (maximum 1200hp), is dedicated to modernization or new production programmes of T-90 and T-72 based vehicles, providing them unprecedented mobility.

Thanks to the fully automatic powershift transmission including steering by a steering wheel, the driver can really focus on his mission. The fatigue due to the repeated efforts on the two brake-lever steering, the risk to damage the transmission by a wrong manoeuvre, the possibility to destroy the engine by over-speed or overheat are now forgotten. The transmission electronic management selects always the most adequate gear, whatever the terrain. The engine power is now used in the most intelligent manner, extending the engine lifetime and reducing the fuel consumption. The shifting time, reduced to some tens of milliseconds, cancels the torque interruption while shifting, enabling continued accelerations on steep slopes for example. On the contrary to the original manual gearboxes, the gear shifting can occur at any time, while steering, braking or accelerating. New features, like true pivot on the spot or infinitely variable steering radii, make the vehicle much more mobile also for urban environments. The engine options include the various upgrades based on the original T-90/T-72 engine and different western diesel engines (France, Italy), up to 1200hp. All together, the mobility of the vehicle is significantly improved.

But a modern Powerpack is not only an intelligent transmission coupled to a powerful engine. It also includes a high performance cooling system making the full engine power available even in extremely hot (desert) conditions. The air flow generated by two high speed fans is automatically adjusted depending on the cooling needs. This provides a stable coolant temperature, good for the engine lifetime as well.

Very compact, the Powerpack ESM350 fits into either a T-90 or any T-72 and derivatives (PT-91, M-84) without deep modification of the chassis. Versatile, it can be installed in a MBT, an ARV, an AVLB or an AEV in less than one hour, even in the battlefield. This quick replacement simplifies drastically the maintenance and logistics, the vehicle downtime are reduced to a minimum. This leads to an excellent fleet availability, limiting the total number of vehicles of the fleet for a maximized number of vehicles in service.

This Powerpack has been selected by the Malaysian Armed Forces to equip their brand new MBT, the PT-91M produced by the Polish group Bumar.

For heavier applications (greater than 50 tons class vehicles), SESM offers high-end Powerpacks with similar features but with engine power up to 1500hp. In service in the French Leclerc and successfully tested in the MBT2000 (Al-Khalid), the fully automatic powershift transmission ESM500, comprises a secondary retarder and a torque converter, 5 speed forward and 2 speed reverse. The braking system, separated from the transmission, includes dry carbon-carbon disk technology, providing extremely high deceleration. The powerful hydrostatic steering unit allows a 360° pivot on the spot in less than 10 seconds.

Original designer of the transmission ENC200 of the French AMX30B2, SESM offers also upgrade packages for the AMX30 and derivatives (air defence Shahine, artillery AUF1). A modern diesel engine, up to 750hp, coupled to the semi-automatic transmission ENC200 (fully automatic in option) and an efficient cooling system is proposed.

With a lot of Powerpack integration experiences in the world, SESM can manage the complete work in collaboration with local partners.

SESM is the company selected by the French Army for the maintenance of the Leclerc and the AMX30B2 transmissions.

 
Modern powerpacks for T-72, T-90 and other MBTs

Until today, the T-72 remains one of the most popular MBTs worldwide. Introduced in the 70s with a remarkably compact design, various modifications and upgrade programs (protection, night vision, etc) aimed at improving the combat effectiveness. However, the mobility of the vehicle typically remained at the original level, with a 780 hp engine, two separate manual transmissions and conventional steering with two manually operated brake levers. This driveline is the virtually unchanged for the T-90 which is considered as a modern tank but still uses two separate manual transmissions and the same old-fashioned steering system. The T-90 is equipped with a 1000 hp engine, but is no big leap forward in the mobility of the vehicle, as most of the 70’s design drawbacks persist: poor cooling system, slow manual gearboxes, difficult to handle for tired or inexperienced drivers, long vehicle downtime in case of repair, and a reliability which may fall below expectations.
But modern powerpacks for T-72/T-90 are now available. The French company SESM (member of the German group RENK, world leader in automatic transmission for tanks) offers a powerpack which improves drastically the mobility of the T-72/T-90 class. The powerpack fits into the existing chassis and only minor modifications are necessary on the inside. This way, the Powerpack is an option for new-production as well as for upgrade programs. The Powerpack comprises a fully automatic power-shift transmission, a high performance cooling system designed for hot climatic conditions and an engine with a maximum power of 1200hp. Various engine options are available. The complete Powerpack can be exchanged in less than one hour in field condition, a big advantage for the logistics, and also improving fleet availability and reducing fleet operating costs. One standard Powerpack can equip a complete class of vehicles, including T-72/T-90 and their derivatives ARV, AEV, AVLB, etc...


The system is currently available in the new Malaysian MBT PT-91M (Poland).
This powerpack should be interesting for all existing and future users of T-72/T-90, as it overcomes one of the weak points of these tanks at reasonable investment. In return, it makes T-72/T-90 an attractive option for many years to come.
SESM also offers modern powerpacks for many other tanks, incl. a 1500 hp PP for Al-Khalid (MBT2000), and also for the AMX-30 and derivatives (air defense Shahine, artillery AUF1).

 

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
ROTZLER at Eurosatory 2010
 
Thursday , 20 May 2010, 20:33
 
“ROTZLER-based” – The New Quality Seal for Premium Recovery Vehicles
 
 
 

ROTZLER has been a leading supplier of high-performance winches and accessories for major OEMs of recovery vehicles (RVs) for many decades. Close cooperation with our customers has resulted in a steady increase in the number of projects for which ROTZLER is called upon to provide support for design, production, supply logistics, training sessions and much more.

Modern RVs are complex systems fitted with a variety of equipment that is used to fulfil diverse tasks, including pulling, hoisting and towing of heavy loads. But RVs equally have to satisfy other exacting demands, e.g. concerning armour protection or ensuring a high degree of mobility, which pose a great challenge for vehicle manufacturers. Thanks to ROTZLER's support, OEMs are thus free to concentrate on their core competence - vehicle manufacturing - while ROTZLER makes sure the special requirements placed on recovery equipment are met.

To this end, 2005 saw ROTZLER begin developing an overarching package that would not only include fundamental concepts for hydraulics, electronics, operation and control elements, associated products, various services as well as software developments, but would also meet all OEM demands associated with RV development. This all-round concept is based on ROTZLER's many years of experience in designing and manufacturing winches, which number among the key components aboard an RV. Coupled with modern design principles, knowledge gained during countless user trials all over the world has been key to developing innovative RV concepts. As a result, ROTZLER is ideally positioned to act both as a supplier of components and an advisor for OEMs during the vehicle design phase.

In addition to being a unified expression of conceptual, production and design principles, the new "ROTZLER-based" label certifies that only state-of-the-art technologies and products were used. The new label also stands for optimised efficiency, user-friendly operation, on-target maintenance, outstanding operational availability and excellent value for money, all of which are crucial factors - and not just for RV OEMs. Modern military organisations, in particular, know how important first-class recovery vehicles are, especially from the experience gained during past and current deployments.

The "ROTZLER-based" label is a quality seal for the finished product. All components required to achieve this end result can be obtained from ROTZLER and include equipment components, software development, system integration, maintenance tools as well as numerous other services. ROTZLER know-how forms the basis for all of these products and services. In a nutshell: "ROTZLER-based" systems are the - very literal - result of applied ROTZLER expertise.

Further information on the new "ROTZLER based" label can be obtained from the team of ROTZLER experts at EUROSATORY 2010 in Paris, hall 6, stand H701 (German Pavillon).

About ROTZLER:
ROTZLER is one of the world’s leading providers of winches and systems for hoisting and pulling heavy loads. Specific fields of application for ROTZLER products include industrial goods such as cranes, drilling rigs or marine equipment, as well as recovery vehicles and military operations where we can even assume responsibility for entire systems on request. As a traditional, family-run company headquartered in the south of Germany’s Black Forest, ROTZLER is an international player with subsidiaries located in Canada and Korea. At present, the company employs a workforce of approximately 180 people.

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Laser Devices at Eurosatory 2010
 
Thursday , 04 May 2010, 15:08
 
Laser Devices at Eurosatory 2010 with his new green laser DBAL-A2 and more.
 
 
 

Laser Devices, Inc. announces the new green laser DBAL-A2, dual beam aimming Laser-Advanced²

 
Laser Devices, Inc. is pleased to announce that the DBAL-A2 is now shipping with our Ultra Power Point Green Laser. The green laser is available with your choice of <5mW, <30mW or <50mW power output.

The powerful DBAL-A2 is equipped with an infrared pointer, infrared pointer/illuminator and a visible pointer.

The DBAL-A2 green laser is designed to improve range and visibility in daylight and at night. The green laser offers faster target acquisition and is FIVE times more visible than traditional red lasers. The high power green laser is perfect for operations using SCBA and other CBRN equipment, and the durable metal housing allows for complete decontamination after exposure to hazardous chemicals.

The DBAL-A2 is designed for maximum operational versatility while keeping weight and size to a minimum. Additional features include high- and low-power modes of operation, a single windage/elevation adjustment mechanism for both visible and IR pointers, and a remote cable switch and integrated momentary activation switch with a double tap feature—single tap for momentary activation, double tap for 5 minute continuous ON mode.

When duty calls, the superior DBAL-A2 series is considered the most innovative multi-functional laser system available today. The DBAL-A2 is available in Foliage Green, Desert Sand or Black.

 
The second generation operative pocket-sized tactical light, the OV-2.
 
Laser Devices, Inc. announces the second generation OPERATIVE Tactical Light, the Model OV-2.
The OPERATIVE® series of tactical lights are compact and lightweight, yet powerful and precise with the versatility you need to face any situation. These pocket-sized flashlights pack the power of larger full-size flashlights at a fraction of their size and weight.

The NEW OV-2 carbine system has a modular design to meet the wide variety of today’s battlefield needs. Interchangeable On/Off/Momentary push button or remote cable pressure pad switching options, and the low profile MIL-SPEC-1913 offset mount provide flexibility in mounting and activation options. The OV-2 is available with either an incandescent lamp (95 lumens) or a high intensity LED (150 lumens) in Black, Desert Sand and Foliage Green.


OV-2 with Remote Cable Switch

OV-2 with Push Button Switch
 
The cutting-edge replacement DBAL-I2 for the AN/PEQ-2A laser.
 
The NEW DBAL-I2 is the cutting-edge replacement for the
AN/PEQ-2A laser combining an infrared laser pointer and infrared pointer/illuminator in a lightweight, rugged metal housing.










The DBAL-I2
• Provides the same functionality as the old AN/PEQ-2A
• Is smaller and lighter than the old AN/PEQ-2A
• Is significantly shorter than the old AN/PEQ-2A and leaves more rail space for other accessories
• Precisely mirrors the AN/PEQ-2A activation switch options so that re-training is not required for operators who wish to upgrade to a modern IR laser/illuminator

B uilt to perform under the most rigorous conditions and survive the harshest environments, the DBAL-I2 provides operators with a critical tool for use with night vision devices.

 
About Laser Devices, Inc.
 
Laser Devices, Inc. (LDI) is a manufacturer of laser aiming devices and tactical lights for firearms. Founded in 1979, LDI is known for its expertise in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art visible and infrared laser-based aiming devices and small arms training systems used by law enforcement and military agencies worldwide. The company maintains an ISO 9001:2008 Certified QMS. LDI holds a number of U.S. patents for its aiming lasers and tactical lights, and is located in Monterey, California, USA.

 

Eurosatory 2010 International Land Airland Homeland Defence Week Exhibition 14 - 18 June 2010
Paris - France
 
Iveco Defence Vehicles at Eurosatory 2010
 
Thursday , 29 April 2010, 16:08
 
Iveco Defence Vehicles at Eurosatory 2010 with many new products and vehicles
 
 

Eurosatory 2010 Preview

Eurosatory 2010 (14-18 June 2010) provides Iveco Defence Vehicles with the opportunity to acquaint both existing customers and other visitors with the most recent developments in our product range.


Taking pride of place on the stand at Eurosatory will be our new 8 x 8 amphibious vehicle, the SUPERAV. Designed by our engineers in Bolzano to meet an identified need for an airportable medium AFV capable of operating up to Sea State 3, SUPERAV is available in a number of variants, all based on a common hull design and drive train. The vehicle can also be equipped with a turret mounting a cannon of up to 30mm calibre.


SUPERAV 8x8 Amphibious armoured vehicle

The new 4x4 Medium Protected Vehicle (MPV) will also be on display. A wholly European development, the MPV design exploits the technical expertise of two of the major European armoured vehicle manufacturers, Iveco DV and Krauss- Maffei Wegmann (KMW) of Germany. A formal co-operation agreement between the two companies was signed in June.


MPV 4x4 Medium Protected Vehicle


Iveco is also delighted to be able to exhibit four examples of its innovative development of existing product lines to meet evolving operational requirements. The first of these is the continuing work to develop our successful LMV design to further increase its utility. Three variants are on display:
• A long wheel base, long cab version with an increased GVW, payload and capacity and further improved internal ergonomic layout
• A long wheel base, short cab version fitted with a lightweight loadbed designed and manufactured by Marshall Specialist Vehicle
• An evolution of the LMV after request of the Italian Army for a specific variant providing, among others, increased protection.


LMV Pick-up

All of these variants are designed to meet the growing need for Protected Utility vehicles, recognising the particular demands of asymmetric warfare. Iveco has two further developments which aim to meet the demands of providing logistic support in demanding and hostile conditions. Of great interest to a wide variety of countries is the Trakker chassis mounting a ballistic steel protected cab. The outstanding mobility and reliability of the well proven Trakker, combined with the industry leading protection levels provided by the cab, provides a rugged, highly survivable logistic capability with the potential for deployment in even the most demanding operational conditions. The 8 x 8 vehicle being exhibited is a water tanker currently in service with the Bundeswehr.
In parallel with this development of the Trakker based highly cost and operationally effective COTS protected logistic vehicle, Iveco has also further developed its military special High Mobility range, produced by Iveco’s Astra plant. Available in 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations, the range now features a newly developed protected cab.
This uses a composite appliqué system which can be mounted on the purpose designed base cab, ensuring that the vehicle provides the crew with the maximum flexibility in providing trade-offs between protection and payload. All of these vehicles are on display at the Iveco Stand, number D501.

 

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