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Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Tactical Short-Range UAVs (Taiwan)

    Programme Background Long-Held Desire Alongside other branches of the Taiwanese military, the ROCA is trying to incorporate more uncrewed systems into its force structure. During the ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    CU172 Blackjack (First Batch) (Canada)

    Programme Background Requirement The Canadian Army identified a requirement for two new tactical UAV systems after recognising that the squadron and company level Aerovironment RQ-11 ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Seeker 400 - Second Batch (UAE)

    Programme Background The UAE has a long history of transactions with Denel Dynamics. The country has been purchasing various Seeker systems from as far back ...

  • Tanks

    Leopard 2A7 (Norway)

    Programme Background Norway is in possession of 57 Leopard 2A4NO MBTs, but only around 30 of these are still thought to be operational with units. ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Switchblade 300 (USA)

    Programme Background AeroVironment has been providing the Switchblade 300 loitering munition to the US Army under the long-standing Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS) programme ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Switchblade 300 (UK)

    Programme Background ContextAeroVironment has been providing the Switchblade 300 loitering munition to the US Army under the long-standing Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS) programme ...

  • Sealift/replenishment vessels

    Multi-Role Support Ship (MRSS) (UK)

    Programme Background Requirements According to the UK MoD's March 2021 Defence Command Paper, entitled 'Defence in a Competitive Age', the RN will invest in six ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    LuWa

    Programme Background The German Army has a requirement for a new airmobile AFV to replace the Wiesel 1s used by its 1st Airmobile Brigade, as ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Skeldar V-200B / Sea Falcon (Germany)

    Programme Background Requirements Under the Reconnaissance and Identification in the Maritime Operational Area (AImEG) project, the German Navy sought an ISR capability for its Braunschweig Class ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    OMFV (USA)

    Programme Background Requirement The OMFV programme is the latest of several attempts to develop a Bradley replacement.  Designed to be capable of operating with or without ...

  • Corvettes

    European Patrol Corvette (EPC) (Spain)

    Programme Background The European Patrol Corvette (EPC) is one of the new PESCO (Permanent Structured Cooperation on Defence and Security) projects. PESCO was established by ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Off Board Sensing Station (OBSS) (USA)

    Programme Background What is OBSS? The USAF envisages OBSS as an attributable, low-cost and modular manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) platform with similar capabilities to Skyborg; a programme ...

  • Submarines: nuclear, attack

    Astute Class

    Programme BackgroundThe Astute-class nuclear attack submarines (SSN) are the replacement for the UK Royal Navy's Swiftsure and Trafalgar classes of SSNs. The initial contract for ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Skyborg (USA)

    Programme Background Programme Intention Skyborg is one of three USAF Vanguard programs outlined in the Air Force Science and Technology 2030 initiative. The program intends ...

  • Landing platform docks/dock landing ships

    USMC Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) Programme

    Programme Background Development As part of the US Marine Corps' future force structure, it is developing a new platform under the planned Light Amphibious Warship ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Air: surveillance and maritime patrol radar

    AN/ZPY-1 STARLite

    The AN/ZPY-1 Small Tactical Radar-Lightweight (STARLite) is a synthetic aperture radar/ground moving target indication (GMTI) sensor for UAVs and manned platforms that support tactical operations. ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    TigerShark XP

    The Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) TigerShark XP is a fixed-wing variant of the USN's RQ-23A UAV.Designed as a rugged low-cost, customisable platform that can carry ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Teros

    Teros is a MALE class UAS being developed by the Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC).  Designed to meet the expanding requirement for an extended range, ...

  • Land: vehicle simulators

    RWS-S

    The DynaSim Remote Weapon Station Simulator (RWS-S) is a lightweight modular training system for RWS crew members. The system allows simultaneous training for a gunner, ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Orion

    The Orion is a twin-engine UAS capable of flying for over 100h at a time with large payloads. The system has a length of 40.2m, ...

  • Volanti

    Volanti is a fixed-wing quadrotor platform designed as a steady aircraft that can provide accurate data capture during long-range missions. It can be fitted with ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Yastreb

    The Yastreb (Hawk) is the heaviest military, fixed-wing UAV developed by the Belarusian Academy of Sciences' Scientific and Production Centre of Multipurpose Unmanned Systems. Available ...

  • Military - USVs

    USSV-HS

    The US Office of Naval Research is using the Unmanned Sea Surface Vehicle-High Speed (USSV-HS) to test various technological features which may be incorporated into ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    XV-24A LightningStrike

    The XV-24A LightningStrike, developed by Aurora Flight Sciences and its partners Rolls-Royce and Honeywell, was a project for a tilt-wing UAV powered by an electric-distributed ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    MD-22

    The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) unveiled the near-space hypersonic technology testbed MD-22 at the Zhuhai Airshow in 2022. Capable of speeds of Mach 7, the ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Centaur

    The Centaur is a twin-engine, optionally piloted aircraft designed for carrying various types of sensors. It provides interchangeable manned or unmanned flight operations capability. It ...

  • Core systems: cameras and IR detectors

    SLX Hawk

    The SLX Hawk is a thermal imaging camera with a continuous zoom lens. It uses the SDTV resolution Hawk mercury cadmium telluride detector array, manufactured ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators

    CH-47F CAT

    The CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainer (CAT) is a high-fidelity hands-on training system that provides task training through the simulation of all avionics systems in integrated ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators

    AATD

    AeroSimulators has developed the Eurocopter EC135, AS350B2 and Bell 206 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), described as the first cost-effective helicopter flight simulation training device ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Mantra

    Mantra is a multipurpose, short-range UAV developed for civil, law enforcement and military customers. This aircraft no longer appears to be in production and is not ...