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Programme Results - Defence Insight

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

    V-Bat 128 (Brazil)

    Programme Background On 7 February 2022, Sheild AI announced on its website that it had signed a contract with VSK Tactical which included the 'purchase of [the] V-Bat ...

  • 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 ...

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

    Loyal Wingman (Forecast) [Germany]

    Programme Background Need Michael Schoellhorn, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, stated in Jue 2024 that the "German Air Force has expressed a clear need for ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Replicator [US]

    Programme Background Announcement & Requirement In late August 2023, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks announced the Replicator programme, an effort to galvanise an industry which ...

  • OPVs

    Next Generation OPVs (NGOPVs) Procurement [India]

    Programme Background Timeline On 20 December 2023, the Indian Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Mazagon Dockyard Shipbuilders (MDL) to construct six Next Generation Offshore ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Hunter Family [UAE]

    Programme Background IDEX Contract Announcement On 21 February 2023, EDGE announced that its subsidiary, HALCON, had been awarded an AED 1.1 billion ($272.29 million) contract to supply ...

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

    Maritime UAS (MUAS) [USCG]

    Programme Background Contract Award In June 2024, the USCG awarded Shield AI an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity firm-fixed-price contract to supply UAVs for its cutter vessels. The contract, which ...

  • ISR/special mission

    Strategic Intelligence Aircraft [France]

    Programme Background In February 2018, the Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, announced that the strategic intelligence aircraft program CUGE Universal EW Capability began ...

  • Minehunters

    Pulau Rengat Class MCMV Replacement [Indonesia]

    Programme Background Requirements The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AI) currently operate two ageing Dutch-built Pulau Rengat-class MCMVs, which entered service in March 1988. These are now fast approaching ...

  • Destroyers

    Future Destroyers (13DDX) [Japan]

    Programme Background Requirements At CNE 2024, Vice Admiral Shinichi Imayoshi, Director General of Naval Systems at the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA), revealed that enhancing ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    Mi2 Challenge (USN)

    Programme Background Requirements The USN wants a UAV to be flown in austere environments without dedicated launch or recovery equipment; since it would be launched ...

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

    Bayraktar TB2 (Pre-War) [Ukraine Navy]

    Programme Background Ukrainian Army The Ukraine Army purchased 12 TB2 units in January 2019 for a reported $69 million.  Contract According to Ukrainian Navy Commander ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Grenade Launching UAS (South Korea)

    Programme Background South Korea's Total UAS Budget The government of South Korea wants to grow its domestic UAS industry. To do this, it was reported in ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Project K31 (South Korea)

    Programme Background The ROKA currently fields approximately 466 K21 IFVs delivered between 2009 and 2016, as well as more than 1,000 K200 legacy Korean Infantry ...

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

    V-Bat 128 (Canada)

    Programme Background Requirement Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is seeking a platform for the CCG that will significantly expand its surveillance range during search ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Fixed wing aircraft engines

    АI-24

    The Ivchenko AI-24 turboprop aircraft engine was initially designed and manufactured in the late-1950s. Manufacturing was later moved to Motor Sich, a Ukraine based manufacturer ...

  • Fixed wing aircraft engines

    AI-222-25

    Manufactured by Ukraine’s Motor Sich, the AI-222 is a high thrust-to-weight ratio turbofan engine family developed to power Russian Air Force advanced trainers and light ...

  • Land: vehicle surveillance/target acquisition systems

    TKN-AI

    TKN-AI is a commander’s periscope intended for guiding a vehicle, and battlefield observation and target acquisition by day and night. It is compatible with T-62, ...

  • Fixed wing aircraft engines

    AI-20M

    The Ivchenko AI-20 is a Soviet turboprop engine developed in the 1950s. Although the engines were originally designed for civil cargo aircraft servicing medium- and ...

  • UAS: flight control systems

    Hivemind

    Developed by Shield AI, Hivemind is an ecosystem of tightly integrated AI software tools and interfaces that leverages several factors to deliver  intelligent and resilient autonomy ...

  • Transport

    An-32

    The An-32 (NATO reporting name Cline) is a light military transport aircraft that can be operated in hot temperatures (up to 50°C) and from mountain ...

  • Subsystems: software

    DI-Guy

    DI-Guy is an AI, scenario and SDK for real-time human visualisation, simulation and artificial intelligence. DI-Guy has thousands of realistic ready-to-use characters and motions. It ...

  • Subsystems: software

    Cyborg

    Cyborg represents the latest migration of SDS’ simulation products to more highly realistic, physics-based applications applicable for most gaming, entertainment or simulation training applications.  Cyborg ...

  • Land: tactical engagement simulators

    Dauntless

    Dauntless is an immersive VR simulator. The successor to the company's VIRTSIM system (see separate entry), Dauntless leverages CryEngine game technology to provide high-resolution graphics ...

  • Naval: Combat Management Systems

    INTeACT

    Developed by BAE Systems, INTeACT is a next-generation combat management system for surface vessels with a dedicated software development kit (SDK). Notably, it includes AI-powered ...

  • Naval: Combat Management Systems

    Torch-X Maritime

    Produced by Elbit Systems, the Torch-X Maritime is a combat management system which combines mature COTS components into an open-architecture C4I suite. Notably, the system ...

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

    P550

    Designed by AeroVironment, the P550 is a fixed-wing UAV purpose-built for long-range reconnaissance missions. It was developed in collaboration with Parry Labs and features Modular Open Systems ...

  • Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Sakar Scout

    The Sakar Scout is a rotary-wing platform with AI capabilities for autonomous missions.  The Ukrainian drone was approved for combat by the Ukrainian MoD, according to ...

  • Land: tactical engagement simulators

    VIRTSIM

    Motion Reality's VIRTSIM system was first developed for military use during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The integrated system includes full-body sensor kits for participants, ...

  • Fixed wing aircraft engines

    WJ-6

    The WJ-6 is a turboprop engine manufactured by  China National South Aero-engine Company in Zhuzhou, China. It is a license-built version of Ivchenko-Progress' AI-20, developed ...