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News - I/ITSEC 2022

  • Defence Notes

    AirAsia inaugurates Kota Kinabalu?Taipei service

    15th January 2010

    AirAsia has celebrated its maiden flight to Kota Kinabalu from Taipei with a celebration at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, making the airport its second …

  • Defence Notes

    New owner for Low-Fare & Regional Airlines and Inflight Online

    15th January 2010

    Shephard Group sells commercial aviation portfolio to LARA’s former publisher The Shephard Group and HMG Aerospace announce the purchase by the latter of the Shephard …

  • Defence Notes

    New Indaer sales and marketing team announced

    14th January 2010

    Aerospace maintenance, engineering and technical services company Indaer has unveiled its new sales and marketing organisation. Jovani Idrobo is appointed director, commercial services. Based in …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Unmanned aircraft changing Soldiers' battlefield perspective

    14th January 2010

    Soldiers need the tactical advantages their unmanned aircraft systems provide to be integrated into their units, so they aren't forced to endure lengthy approval chains …

  • Digital Battlespace

    PACE performance tool to support French AWACS fleet

    13th January 2010

    Knowledge-based engineering software provider PACE has been awarded a subcontract by Air France Industries to develop an on-board flight performance software for the French Air …

  • Military Logistics

    Fighting Talk

    12th January 2010

    EADS’ CEO, defence industry veteran Louis Gallois, was in fighting mood concerning the A400M programme contract at the New Year’s press conference. ‘I cannot accept …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Flying Tigers sling lead to sharpen skills

    12th January 2010

    Many Marines are proficient shooting an M2 .50-caliber machine gun on the ground, but Marines with Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 must be proficient shooting it …

  • Defence Helicopter

    RAF saves lives from the winter skies

    11th January 2010

    The Royal Air Force has been helping to save lives from the skies over Suffolk, as local Police called upon the Search and Rescue team …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    AUSA Aviation 2010: Need for VTOL UAS' is urgent, say US commanders

    8th January 2010

    Operational experience in Afghanistan and Iraq is frequently highlighing the need for the fielding of a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS), …

  • Defence Helicopter

    AUSA Aviation 2010: US Army Special Operations hunt for new aircraft

    8th January 2010

    The United States Army Special Operations Command is looking at a range of helicopter technologies as it searches for a new aircraft with the speed …

  • Defence Helicopter

    VX-31 SAR crew rescues lost boy near Chimney Peak

    8th January 2010

    The Navy search and rescue (SAR) team assigned to NAWCWD China Lake delivered a late Christmas present to Ruben and Crystal Arroyo on Dec. 28 …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Boeing CH-47F Chinook fielded by fifth US Army unit

    5th January 2010

    Boeing has announced that a fifth US Army unit has fielded the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. The 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Fort …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Ike Takes Part in Dramatic Rescue at Sea

    4th January 2010

    Only hours after departing for its 2010 deployment, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) diverted from flight operations to assist the US …

  • Digital Battlespace

    MC-12 arrives in Afghanistan

    31st December 2009

    The newest aircraft to the Air Force's inventory arrived December 27, 2009 at Bagram Airfield. The MC-12 aircraft, tail number 090623, was the first of …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Brigade Combat Team Modernisation Increment 1 to Enter Production

    31st December 2009

    Boeing today announced that Increment 1 of the US Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization program was approved to begin Low-Rate Initial Production early in 2010 …

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 from China in 2016, with deliveries occurring from 2016 to 2018. The Chinese Sohu newspaper reported that Eygpt ...

  • 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


    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 ...

  • Landing platform docks/dock landing ships

    San Antonio LPD 17 Flight I

    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 ...

  • Tanks


    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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    KSS-III (Boats 6-9)

    Programme Background 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 and KSS-I ...

  • 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, APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Chile Piranha I Replacement

    Programme Background Chile has operated the Piranha I armoured vehicle platform for more than 30 years. During the early 1980s between 100 and 200 Piranha ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    KSS-III (Boats 1-5) (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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sealift/replenishment vessels

    Polar Class 4 Icebreaker (Argentina)

    Programme Background Timeline The programme dates back to 2014 when the Argentine navy had sought to acquire a vessel for cargo and fuel transport, capable of sailing ...

  • Destroyers

    KDDX Next Generation Destroyer [South Korea]

    Programme Background Requirements The new destroyers are set to replace the older KDX I and KDX II. The program calls for the construction of six ...

  • OPVs

    Project Biro

    Programme Background Three multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) have been procured for the South African Navy under Project Biro. Based on Damen's Stan Patrol 6211 ...

  • 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 ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Subsystems: software


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • 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 in 2015, the UAV is designed for ISR operations. It ...

  • Self-propelled rocket launchers


    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 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


    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 ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6

    Pandur EVO

    The Pandur EVO is a 6x6 APC that features a new longer hull design, driveline technology and powerpack, which provide a significantly increased level of ...