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  1. Oshkosh has demonstrated an autonomous vehicle system to steer an M-ATV vehicle.

    Driverless Technology Begins To Mature

    • June 23, 2014

    Oshkosh has given the first live, trade show demonstration of its TerraMax autonomous vehicle system, using it to steer an M-ATV vehicle and a mine roller round the demonstration area at Eurosatory.

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  1. Jordan wants to convert a C-295 transport into a gunship configuration. Airbus Defence & Space

    Jordan Seeks To Convert C-295 Into Gunship

    Jordan is stepping up its gunship capability following the signing of a deal with aircraft builder Airbus Military and weapons supplier ATK to convert one of the C-295 transports in service with its Air Force into an aerial enforcer.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  2. Sagem plans to offer its Patroller UAV for an expected French program. Olivier Lapy/Sagem

    Textron, Airbus To Bid on Expected French UAV Tender

    Airbus Defence & Space has teamed with Textron to prepare a joint bid for an expected French tender for a tactical UAV, a competition likely to attract a lively clutch of international offers, said Senior Vice President Jens Nielsen.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  3. Individual RadBox monitoring units like this one operate together to form Cybair Picture Package, which checks for anomalies in air-traffic radar data that could indicate cyber attacks or electronic attacks. ThalesRaytheon Systems

    New ThalesRaytheon System Monitors Air-Traffic Radar for Signs of Hacking

    In response to the growing range of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, Thales and Raytheon have launched a product that alerts customers to disruptive hacking of air-traffic radars.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  4. A successful test firing of the Vulcano 155mm ammunition was announced at Eurosatory. Oto Melara

    Oto Melara, Diehl Test Fire New Guided 155mm munition

    Italy's Oto Melara and Germany's Diehl Defence have carried out a successful test firing of Oto Melara's Vulcano 155mm munition, the firm said here at the Eurosatory exhibition.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  5. Saab Dynamics and Roketsan, which develops anti-tank missiles including the Umtas, pictured here, plan to join forces on the development of a new anti-tank weapon. Roketsan

    Roketsan, Saab Plan Anti-Tank Missile Collaboration

    Turkish missile-maker Roketsan could join forces with Saab Dynamics to develop a new anti-tank missile system, the two sides announced on the second day of the Eurosatory equipment show.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  6. Among the products being developed by Ulis are IR sensors for tanker aircraft to allow night inflight refueling. Capt. Zach Anderson/USAF

    Ulis Sees Military Applications for New IR Sensor

    Ulis on Tuesday launched Pico1024E Gen II, a second-generation infrared sensor aimed at the military market, with the French company drawing on its background in commercial applications.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  7. Thales will demonstrate a lightweight missile to equip Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters. Thales

    Thales Wins UK Wildcat Missile Deal

    A deal to demonstrate and manufacture a lightweight missile system to equip Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters has been secured by the Belfast-arm of Thales UK.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  8. CMI Defence and BAE Systems Hägglunds presented a system that integrates the Cockerill XC-8 turret and the CV90 tracked chassis. CMI Defence

    Numerous Innovative Products Unveiled at Eurosatory

    New products and new technology were vying to catch the eye of potential new customers as Eurosatory opened its doors on the first day.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  9. A British soldier trains in urban environment using Saab's Deployable Tactical Engagement Simulation. Saab wants to sell the system to the French. Jerker Johansson/Saab AB

    Saab Eyes Army Training System Sale to French

    As France gears up to spend on new training systems, Saab has set its sights on winning a slice of the work by supplying the same instrumented Army training system it has sold to the British Army.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  10. New technology unveiled at Eurosatory by gun makers includes a new Picatinny rail for Beretta's ARX-160 assault rifle. The new rail transmits power to optics. Beretta

    Gun Makers Look to the Future in Paris

    Gun producers at the Eurosatory show here are pushing the envelope with pistols that send a message when they run out of bullets and sniper rifles armed with computers that assist aiming.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  11. Germany Could Spend €3 Billion To Get MEADS Going

    Germany may decide this year to spend up to €3 billion to go it alone on the MEADS anti-missile program — following its axing by the US government — in order to make it operational by 2018, an official said on June 16.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  12. The British Army has ordered the CTAI 40mm cased telescoped gun system as part of an upgrade of its Warrior infantry fighting vehicle, above, being undertaken by Lockheed Martin UK, and a Scout vehicle being developed by General Dynamics. Lockheed Martin

    UK, France Qualify CTAI's Cased Telescoped Gun, Source Says

    Qualification of CTA International's new 40mm cased telescoped gun system and two natures of ammunition are expected to be announced at the Eurosatory defense show soon, according to an executive familiar with the program.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  13. The MALE UAV being proposed for development to the governments of France, Italy and Germany by Dassault, Alenia Aermacchi and Airbus Tom Kington / Staff

    Eurosatory Exhibitors Preview New Armored Vehicle, UAV

    Exhibitors at France's Eurosatory show gave a first glimpse on Sunday of a new armored vehicle designed by General Dynamics and a new Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV being pitched to European governments by Dassault Aviation, Airbus and Alenia A

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  14. A French Eurocopter Caracal EC 725 helicopter flies at the Kabul International Airport in 2012. AFP

    Airbus: Quick Decision Expected on Polish Helo Order

    Airbus Helicopters expects Poland to order swiftly after a tender for 70 military helicopters closes at the end of September, marking the end of what is seen as one of the biggest rotorcraft deals, said executive vice president Dominique Maudet.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  15. Thales displayed its multirole Hawkei protected vehicle at Eurosatory. Thales

    Thales Sees Potential UK Market for Hawkei

    British Army requirements for a multirole protected vehicle is a potential target for Thales as the company brings its Hawkei machine to Eurosatory as part of an international sales drive.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  16. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Eurosatory Exhibition on June 16 in Villepinte, near Paris. Eric Piermont / Getty Images

    Defense Minister: French Arms Exports To Top €7B in 2014

    French arms exports are expected to top €7 billion ($9.5 billion) this year after a rebound in global orders, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  17. A Puma helicopter lands near legionnaires of the French Army's 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment in the mountains in northern Mali, where French forces have battled jihadi fighters. Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP

    Providing Budgetary Cover

    As France prepares to open the Eurosatory land defense and security trade show, company heads and military chiefs of staff are fighting hard to ward off budget cuts, which they view as a threat to industry and operational capability.

    • Jun. 15, 2014
  18. UAE tanks drive during joint military maneuvers with the French Army in Abu Dhabi. The Mideast and North Africa are expected to become hot combat vehicle markets. Karim Sahib/AFP

    Center of Vehicle Market Shifts to Mideast, N. Africa

    The global armored vehicles market is projected to reach $28.62 billion by 2019 with the primary drivers being in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

    • Jun. 15, 2014
  19. Big Plans: Israel Aerospace Industries plans to unveil the Green Rock, a mobile, autonomous force-protecting radar, at the Eurosatory trade show in Paris. Israel Aerospace Industries illustration

    IAI Aims To Boost Land Warfare Sales

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is targeting the global land warfare market with expanded investment in research and development and a growing portfolio aimed at trebling annual turnover by the end of the decade.

    • Jun. 15, 2014
  20. Planning on Upgrades: Marines of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit assault Red Beach with AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles. The Corps wants survivability improvements for the vehicles, which first entered service in the 1970s. ANDREW SILK/AFP

    US Marine Corps Seeks Amtrac Upgrades

    The US Marine Corps is putting a hard cap on the amount of money it wants to invest in upgrading parts of its aging fleet of AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs), which the Corps wanted to retire but now plans on driving until the mid-2030s.

    • Jun. 15, 2014
  21. Longer Life: The UK Defence Ministry wants to extend the life of its Challenger tank fleet. UK Ministry of Defence

    UK Focuses on Challenger, Mobile Bridging

    The UK Defence Ministry has finally begun the process of updating what remains of the Army's Challenger 2 main battle tank fleet after numbers were cut by 40 percent in the 2010 strategic defense and security review.

    • Jun. 15, 2014
  22. Joint Operations: Soldiers ride in vehicles during the multinational military exercise for Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian troops near Vilnius, Lithuania. Joint operations and procurement may increase among Nordic, Baltic and Eastern European nations. PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP

    Ukraine Crisis Revives Spending From Nordics to E. Europe

    The Russia-fueled crisis in Ukraine has altered the political and security landscape from the Nordic and Baltic-rim region through Eastern Europe, pushing Poland and the Czech Republic to accelerate procurement, rekindling speculation that Finland and Swe

    • Jun. 14, 2014
  23. Emphasis on Vehicles: Among the armor to be displayed at Eurosatory is the Lockheed Martin common vehicle. Lockheed Martin

    US Companies Pushing Vehicles at Eurosatory

    More than 130 American defense and security companies have packed up their gear and shipped it to the Eurosatory defense industry trade show in Paris, which will host about 1,400 other exhibitors from around the globe.

    • Jun. 14, 2014
  24. Heavy Revival: A French Leclerc tank participates in an exercise in northern France. Upgrades for the tank are being considered. FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP

    French Eye Leclerc Upgrade While 2 Vehicles Take Shape

    Land systems specialist Nexter expects to win an order this year to study Leclerc upgrades, reviving a heavy tank seen as the French Army's statement of serious intent, not just a piece of firepower, Chairman Philippe Burtin said.

    • Jun. 14, 2014
  25. Philippe Burtin is chairman and CEO of Nexter. BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP

    Interview: Nexter Chairman and CEO Philippe Burtin

    Philippe Burtin, chairman and CEO of French company Nexter, recently received some good news: Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the French Army's long-awaited Scorpion modernization program will finally be launched this year.

    • Jun. 14, 2014
  26. New Capability: Israel Military Industries' CombatGuard will be unveiled at Eurosatory. Israel Military Industries

    IMI Unveils Self-Defending Armored Troop Transport

    State-owned Israel Military Industries (IMI) has concluded initial prototype testing of an armored, actively protected, wheeled vehicle designed to defend maneuvering ground troops against anti-tank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades.

    • Jun. 14, 2014
  27. Vaylon, which is developing a flying dune buggy, is looking for a business partner. Vaylon

    Company Seeks Partner To Help Lift Funding for Flying Dune Buggy

    Start-up firm Vaylon hopes to sign up a business partner soon to help fund development and production of a flying dune buggy, an innovative vehicle going through flight trials with the French special operations forces, Chairman Jérôme Dauffy said.

    • Jun. 12, 2014

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