SOF - Special Operations
New body armour design sees European SOF evaluation
BCB International has launched a new plate carrier vest, with the body armour now being evaluated by a European special forces unit. The Kastell Pro ...
DH - Defence Helicopter
Global ambitions for H135 military trainer
Airbus Helicopters is marketing the H135 light twin-engine helicopter as a training platform to the US, Spanish and Mexican armed forces, the company has told ...
UV - Unmanned Vehicles
DroneGun expected to surge on back of C-UAS demand
The DroneGun counter-UAS system has secured a significant amount of military customer interest in the first year since its launch, with the manufacturers preparing to ...
UV - Unmanned Vehicles
Kongsberg to develop new USV
Kongsberg is in discussion with a partner to develop a hull for a new USV that utilises the K-Mate maritime autonomous control system, with a ...
20th December 2017
Thales expects its Elix-IR threat warning system to enter low-rate initial production before the end of 2018, with helicopters seen as a major potential market ...
13th December 2017
Offshore wind farms are increasingly utilising helicopters, according to a new report from Waypoint Leasing, with rotary-wing platforms offering greater accessibility to the platforms. In ...
4th December 2017
The US Army’s Logistics Support Agency (LOGSA) is enhancing its use of data, working with IBM to analyse trends and even predict failures in its ...
24th November 2017
Curtiss-Wright is aiming to expand its display business in the ground vehicle market and the company is currently in discussions with a number of potential ...
9th November 2017
As civil helicopters become increasingly connected, cyber security is growing as a priority, for both OEMs and manufacturers of onboard equipment.
8th November 2017
The latest version of Orbital ATK’s AC-208 Armed Caravan will take centre stage for the US company at the Dubai Airshow, with the Middle East ...
26th October 2017
Ensuring troops are fit and healthy is a key focus for militaries, fulfilling a duty of care, bolstering training and increasing operational effectiveness.
24th October 2017
The water and fuel logistics markets took a natural hit from the drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to industry representatives. However, there are likely ...
13th October 2017
The rapid expansion of China’s agriculture and tourism industries are set to fuel the growth of the single-engine piston helicopter market in the country, according ...
21st September 2017
GOFA, a German supplier of mobile tank equipment, is increasingly targeting the military market, seeing strong potential for intermodal tank containers, the company told Shephard. ...
20th September 2017
WEW’s new self-contained Fuel Storage and Dispensing (FSD) system has a far larger capacity than the manufacturer’s normal product line, designed with the demands of ...
5th September 2017
The UK Ministry of Defence’s Logistics Commodities & Services (Transformation) [LCS (T)] contract has now completed its second year of operation, marking a significant milestone ...
28th July 2017
Raytheon is currently working on a number of major projects that directly impact on helicopter crew safety. One of these projects is the Personnel Recovery ...
30th June 2017
The Asian commercial helicopter market is growing, though the region faces a number of infrastructure challenges, depending on the country in question, according to analysis ...
22nd June 2017
Textron Systems has seen strong military interest in the latest version of its cloud-based geospatial intelligence product, with a number of defence analysts evaluating the ...
13th June 2017
US president Donald Trump’s calls for increased defence spending by NATO allies have brought renewed focus on a long-running source of tension: the amount of ...
31st May 2017
With the stabilisation of oil prices at over the $50 per barrel mark and companies emerging from bankruptcy – the commercial helicopter market can enjoy ...
8th May 2017
Alongside USSOCOM efforts, the US Army is working on enhancing the scopes available to its snipers. It announced in January that it was working on ...
26th April 2017
In the concluding instalment of a three-part overview of the Asia-Pacific civil helicopter market, Shephard looks at the role (or roles) of multi-mission and utility ...
25th April 2017
In the second instalment of a three-part overview of the Asia-Pacific civil helicopter sector, Shephard examines the changing nature of parapublic aviation in the region.