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News - I/ITSEC 2022

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    AUVSI Israel: IDF outlines SkyRider roadmap

    20th March 2012

    The IDF is looking at ways to advance its SkyRider UAV to make it suitable for future missions, officials have revealed. Maj Manahem Landau, MoD …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    AUVSI Israel: Lessons learned generate mature UK UAV solutions

    20th March 2012

    A British Army officer has claimed that the UK’s fleet of UAVs are now being effectively controlled in Afghanistan following previous errors made in their …

  • Defence Notes

    RT pursues civil aerostat capability

    20th March 2012

    Aeronautics subsidiary RT is preparing to take its Skystar 180 and 300 aerostats to Nimes, France on 24 March to evaluate its transition from a …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    IAI targets UGV growth strategy

    20th March 2012

    IAI is positioning itself to respond to a growing ‘ground robotics trend’ by tapping into its unmanned aerospace experience, company officials have announced. Following its …

  • Defence Helicopter

    SAR 2012: Caution sounded over government-imposed interoperability

    19th March 2012

    Interoperability should be driven by need rather than being institutionalised, according to the UK’s chief coast guard, reflecting on the likely success of future SAR …

  • Defence Notes

    British minister reinforces defence export market

    15th March 2012

    UK Minister for defence equipment, support and technology Peter Luff has emphasised the importance of the defence sector to the British economy thanks to its …

  • Digital Battlespace

    ACUS advises 'back-to-basics' Cyber strategy

    6th March 2012

    The Atlantic Council of the US (ACUS) and industry partner IBM have outlined opinions on the current cyber security threat, warning that NATO is best …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Indian Air Force inducts Mi-17V5s

    27th February 2012

    The Indian Air Force has inducted the Mi-17V5 into service after the first aircraft went into operational service on 17 February. The air force has …

  • Military Logistics

    AUSA 2012: Navistar, DRS and Allison spotlight new logistics platform and power generation

    24th February 2012

    Navistar and DRS Technologies combined capabilities to break multiple logistics paradigms with a new platform application and onboard power generation design at AUSA Winter 2012. Under …

  • Land Warfare

    AUSA 2012: US Army Chief shares GCV vision

    24th February 2012

    Speaking at AUSA Winter 2012, Army Chief of Staff Gen Raymond Odierno reiterated his support and shared his vision for the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) …

  • Defence Helicopter

    APKWS heading for Afghanistan

    24th February 2012

    The US Navy has completed operational testing of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) and the weapon will soon be deployed with US Marine …

  • Defence Helicopter

    AUSA 2012: Boeing outlines CH-47F second multiyear enhancements

    24th February 2012

    Boeing executives used AUSA Winter 2012 to provide an update on current production numbers for the CH-47F as well as recent activities surrounding the pending …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    AUSA 2012: US Army fields Minotaur robotic mine clearance system

    24th February 2012

    The US Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) used AUSA Winter 2012 to spotlight its exploration of several unmanned vehicle designs. One of the systems highlighted …

  • Land Warfare

    AUSA 2012: US Army mulls force structure changes

    24th February 2012

    The US Army is studying potential changes to the structure and composition of its brigade combat teams (BCTs). Although still pre-decisional, a glimpse at some …

  • Digital Battlespace

    AUSA 2012: DRS unveils new handheld device

    24th February 2012

    DRS Technologies used this week’s 2012 Association of the US Army (AUSA) Winter Symposium and Exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to unveil its latest handheld …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

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

    Wing Loong I-D [Eygpt]

    Programme Background Context According to SIPRI, 10 Wing Loong I UAVs were acquired from China in 2016, with deliveries occurring from 2016 to 2018. The Chinese Sohu newspaper reported that ...

  • Landing platform docks/dock landing ships

    San Antonio LPD 17 Flight I [USN]

    The LPD 17 Flight I ships are the first flight of the San Antonio-class Landing Platform Docks (LPD). Procured between FY1996 and FY2017, the vessels ...

  • Tanks

    Arjun Mark-II

    Programme Background While original plans envisioned the production of up to 250 Arjun Mk IIs, the programme's many delays have prompted the Indian Army to ...

  • Tanks

    Al-Khalid-I

    Programme Background Pakistan operates a vast fleet of Chinese and Ukrainian MBTs primarily aimed at deterring regional rivals such as India. In order to build ...

  • Tanks

    Al-Khalid-II

    Programme Background Pakistan operates a vast fleet of Chinese and Ukrainian MBTs primarily aimed at deterring regional rivals such as India. In order to build ...

  • Military helicopters - attack

    New Exploration and Escort Helicopter (NEES) (Phase II) [Italy]

    Programme Background Phase I In 2017, the Italian government signed a contract with Leonardo to replace its fleet of AW129 Mangusta attack helicopters with the ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    KSS-III (Boats 1-3) [South Korea]

    Programme Background Timeline The new KSS-III Dosan Ahn Chang-Ho-class submarines for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) are a significant advance on the earlier KSS-II ...

  • Fast attack/patrol craft and interceptors

    Fast Interceptor Craft - Indigenous (FIC-I) (India)

    Programme Background Requirements The craft are required to have a length of 13-17m, a sustained speed of 45kt, a range of at least 200nm at 15kt, ...

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

    RQ-4 Global Hawk (Japan)

    Programme Background Selection & Contract AwardIn 2015, Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft were selected by Japan to ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4, APCs/IFVs - 6x6

    Wheeled Armoured Vehicles (Ghana)

    Programme Background Requirement After coming to power in 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo approved the expansion of Ghana's armed forces. The resulting military modernisation programme ...

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

    Wing Loong I [Uzbekistan]

    Programme Background On 16 November 2023, Uzbekistan announced that the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, had ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6, APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Piranha I Replacement [Chile]

    Programme Background Chile has operated the Piranha I armoured vehicle platform for more than 40 years. During the early 1980s between 100 and 200 Piranha ...

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

    Orlan-10 [Uzbekistan]

    Programme Background On 16 November 2023, Uzbekistan announced that the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, had ...

  • AEW&C

    E-7A Wedgetail (USA)

    Programme Background Speaking on 21 September 2021 during the annual Air Force Association (AFA) Meeting in Washington DC, USAF Chief of Staff Gen Charles Brown ...

  • AEW&C

    E-7A Wedgetail (USA - Forecast)

    Programme Background Speaking on 21 September 2021 during the annual Air Force Association (AFA) Meeting in Washington DC, USAF Chief of Staff Gen Charles Brown ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Subsystems: software

    SWORD

    The SWORD is a high-level, automated war-game solution for training, analysis and planning. Developed in close relation with armies worldwide, the SWORD immerses brigade and ...

  • Air: air combat simulators

    TAOS

    In Tactical Aircraft Online Services (TAOS), live Aero L-29 jets are flown by experienced combat pilots alongside a wingman flying a ground-based flight simulator, controlled ...

  • Land: fire support simulators

    FIDex

    Fidelity has merged the technology of its JTAC and IDF product lines. It released FIDex (Fidelity Extreme) at I/ITSEC 2011 with its first demo of ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators, Land: tactical engagement simulators

    VBS Blue IG

    At I/ITSEC 2017, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) unveiled a new simulation technology to help international militaries train for operations. VBS Blue IG, an upgrade from the ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    EP-8100

    At I/ITSEC 2015, Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins) unveiled its EP-8100 image generation system, which is driven by real-time, simulation-specific graphics cards and software. It ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    WholeEarth Synthetic Environment

    Rockwell Collins unveiled its enhanced synthetic training environment, WholeEarth, at I/ITSEC 2015 and the official release occurred in May 2016. The high-resolution complete Earth database ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    ULV MicroVSAT

    Ultra I&C;'s ULV MicroVSAT is a tri-band, lightweight SATCOM terminal that emphasises portability. First introduced in 2022, the modem-agnostic system supports WGS, Intelsat Flex, Inmarsat GX ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    Cockerill i-X

    The Cockerill i-X is a wheeled armoured vehicle designed as a light armoured platform with a modular turret for intercepting enemy forces. John Cockerill Defense unveiled the new ...

  • Loitering munitions, Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    ALTIUS-600 / ALTIUS-600M

    Part of the ALTIUS family, the ALTIUS-600 is an air-launched, tube-integrated UAV that Area-I has designed to conduct ISR, SIGINT collection and electronic warfare missions.  At AUSA 2022, Anduril ...

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

    Wing Loong I

    Designed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the Wing Loong I is the first member of the ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Skylark I-LEX

    The Skylark I-LEX is a mini-UAV manufactured by Elbit Systems.  Unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2015, the UAV is designed for ISR operations. It enables ...

  • Self-propelled rocket launchers

    Pinaka

    The Pinaka 214mm MRL was developed indigenously by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from 1986 to meet the Indian Army's requirement for an ...

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

    Anka-I

    Anka-I is a SIGINT/COMINT variant of Turkey’s Anka-S and is operated by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization. The COMINT capability allows operators to track, geolocate and ...

  • Air: aerial targets

    QF-16 FSAT

    The QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) is an optionally piloted supersonic aerial target developed to replace the QF-4 in USAF service. Retired F-16 fighters are ...

  • Air: mission management systems

    I-C2F

    The Integrated Command and Control Framework (I-C2F) provides an end-to-end C2 architecture delivering J1-J9 functionality across the joint battlespace. As well as C2 messaging and ...