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  • Land Warfare

    New Zealand downselects new rifle

    1st September 2015

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has selected a replacement rifle for the incumbent 5.56mm Steyr AUG A1 under the Individual Weapon Replacement programme. The …

  • Digital Battlespace

    E-2D refuelling system passes CDR

    1st July 2015

    The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye's Aerial Refuelling (AR) system has completed its critical design review (CDR) conducted by the US Navy and Northrop Grumman, it was …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Pakistan enjoys attack helicopter choices – American, Chinese or Russian?

    10th April 2015

    Pakistan has several choices as it seeks to expand its army attack helicopter fleet – American, Chinese and Russian. On 6 April 2015 it emerged …

  • Digital Battlespace

    AUSA Global: Rockwell launches TruNET radios

    2nd April 2015

    Rockwell Collins has launched its new family of software defined radios (SDRs) at the AUSA Global exhibition in Huntsville. The TruNET family includes seven radios …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Pakistan demonstrates first ‘indigenous’ UCAS capability

    2nd April 2015

    The Pakistan Army declared in MArch that it had successfully conducted its first missile firing from an indigenous UCAS, a Burraq platform built by the …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Saphir 15 development agreement signed

    13th March 2015

    Microturbo has signed a memorandum with Rostec's Russian Helicopters and Technodinamika to jointly develop and manufacture a new Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) called Saphir 15. …

  • Land Warfare

    FNSS announces MILDESIGN2015 winners

    6th February 2015

    FNSS Savunma Sistemleri has announced the winners of its FNSS MILDESIGN2015 International Military Land Vehicles Design Competition. This marks the second year of the competition, …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Nigeria suspected of using Chinese UCAS

    29th January 2015

    Photographs of a crashed UCAS in Nigeria – apparently a Chinese-built CH-3A – began circulating online on 25 January 2015 and show that two intact …

  • Defence Helicopter

    HeliVert to produce commercial AW139 helicopters

    31st January 2014

    Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland joint venture, HeliVert, has been given the go-ahead to produce the AW139 commercial helicopter. The Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    DSA12: China marches towards exports

    17th April 2012

    Chinese company Aerospace Long-march International Trade Company (ALIT) has exhibited at DSA2012 to seek interest for its UAVs and missile systems. Speaking to Shephard at …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Vuzix unveils new see-through Tac-Eye system

    17th May 2011

    Vuzix Corporation today announced its new Tac-Eye Monocular Display System. The Tac-Eye ST is a see-through augmented reality (AR) enabled monocular Video Eyewear that is …

  • Land Warfare

    Lockheed Martin receives $139m contract for HIMARS

    31st January 2011

    Lockheed Martin has received a $139.6 million contract to provide 44 combat-proven High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to the US Army. This order will …

  • Land Warfare

    Lockheed Martin delivers 1,000th PAC-3 missile to the US Army

    22nd September 2010

    Lockheed Martin delivered the 1,000th Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile to the US Army last week during a ceremony at its state-of-the-art PAC-3 Missile production …

  • Land Warfare

    Lockheed Martin delivers 10,000th GMLRS rocket to the US Army

    27th April 2010

    Lockheed Martin marked the delivery of the 10,000th Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rocket during a ceremony held at its Camden, AR, facility today. …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Lockheed Martin, Aerojet achieve Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) rocket motor breakthrough

    6th April 2010

    Lockheed Martin and Aerojet achieved a technological breakthrough by successfully completing full temperature range testing and validation to support a single rocket motor solution for …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

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

    Anka-S [Indonesia]

    Programme Background Requirement Indonesia wanted to acquire or produce a MALE UAV to operate at different air bases around Indonesia to cover the archipelago.  Procurement Over Production Early ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - small

    AR-500 (Series)

    The AR-500 series is a family of rotary-wing Chinese UAVs that includes the AR-500B, AR-500BJ, AR-500C and AR-500CJ.  UAVs from the series will likely be ...

  • Assault rifles/carbines/shotguns

    STK 5.56 BMCR

    The STK 5.56 Bullpup Multirole Combat Rifle (BMCR) is a family of rifles which consists of three variants: Assault Rifle (AR); Sharpshooter/Marksman Rifle (MR) and ...

  • Assault rifles/carbines/shotguns

    STK 5.56 CMCR

    The STK 5.56 Conventional Multirole Combat Rifle (CMCR) is a family of rifles which comprises three variants: Assault Rifle (AR); Sharpshooter/Marksman Rifle (MR); and Machine ...

  • Air-to-surface missiles


    The AR-1 is a variant of the Chinese HJ-10. It is designed to be carried by UAVs. 

  • Air: Radio and SATCOM


    Designed for export markets, the TruNet AR-1500 delivers high-speed communication between aircraft and ground forces. Notably, the transceiver supports modern waveforms as well as country-specific encryption ...

  • Assault rifles/carbines/shotguns


    Introduced in 2014, the SIG MCX was designed specifically for the 300 AAC Blackout (7.62x35mm) cartridge, but a modular design allows the weapon to be ...

  • Air: Integrated cockpit systems

    Standard 3

    Jointly developed by ATR and Thales, The Standard 3 avionics suite has been specifically designed for ATR-600 aircraft. It offers the pilot user-friendly interface, along ...

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


    Unveiled by the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) at the Dubai Air Show 2023, the AR-2000 is a large rotary-wing drone designed for ...

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


    Unveiled at UMEX 2022, the AR-36 is a multi-purpose VTOL UAV manufactured by CATIC. A hybrid powerplant powers the platform, and it can carry various mission ...

  • Air-to-surface missiles


    The CM-502KG is a Chinese air-to-surface missile. It is a variant of the CM-502G, similar in size to the AR-1. It has more than twice ...

  • Air: Radio and SATCOM


    BNET-AR Airborne SDR is a member of Rafael's BNET Family of IP Software Defined Radios. The modular, multiband system utilises an open architecture and provides ...

  • Assault rifles/carbines/shotguns


    The AR-M7FT has a right-side folding telescoping buttstock. The magazine, lower handguard, upper handguard and pistol grip are made from glass fibre-reinforced polycaproamide. MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny ...

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

    Saqr 1

    The Saqr 1 is equipped with a Ka-band SATCOM system. It has a range of 2,500km and can launch guided armaments from 550-6,000m with a ...

  • Air: Radio and SATCOM

    E-LynX AR

    Elbit Systems' E-LynX AR is a multi-channel SDR designed for operation in airborne platforms, including helicopters, transport aircraft and fighter jets. The MANET-capable radio allows ...

  • Air: Radio and SATCOM


    Developed by Rohde&Schwarz;, SOVERON AR is an airborne SDR that is in use with both fixed and rotary wing platforms. Notably, the radio adheres to ...