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News - I/ITSEC 2022

  • Defence Helicopter

    Heli-Power 2011: Teething troubles hamper Dutch NH90s

    20th October 2011

    The industry team behind the NH90 medium helicopter has focused too much attention on the production of airframes to the detriment of maintenance and ground …

  • Digital Battlespace

    SOA integrates CamoScience for iPhone 4S

    18th October 2011

    Special Operations Apps (SOA) has announced the release of CamoScience HD, the retooled application that now integrates the high-definition video of the Apple iPhone 4S …

  • Defence Helicopter

    AUSA 2011: Older Kiowas returned to the fight

    12th October 2011

    A US Army initiative to replace OH-58D Kiowa Warriors that have been destroyed or deemed uneconomical to repair is starting to gain momentum. Under the …

  • Land Warfare

    AUSA 2011: BAE Systems continues pursuit of AMPV

    11th October 2011

    BAE Systems is continuing to advocate its solution to the Armoured Multi Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) replacement for the M113 at AUSA. On display at the …

  • Defence Helicopter

    AUSA 2011: Flight demonstration plan bad news for Sikorsky

    11th October 2011

    The US Army plans to hold flight demonstrations of the aircraft bidding for its Armed Aerial Scout programme in 2012, in a decision that is …

  • Land Warfare

    AUSA 2011: ITT unveils next-generation NVGs

    11th October 2011

    ITT has revealed the new i-Aware network-integrated range of night vision goggles (NVG) at the AUSA conference in Washington, DC on 10 October. Speaking to …

  • Digital Battlespace

    AUSA 2011: LM pushes EQ-36 counter-fires radar

    10th October 2011

    Lockheed Martin is exhibiting its Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 (EQ-36) Counter-fire Target Acquisition Radar at AUSA 2011 following its successful employment by the US Army. The company …

  • Defence Helicopter

    EADS North America begins deliveries of Lakota helicopters

    10th October 2011

    EADS North America has achieved another significant milestone on the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program with the delivery of Lakotas to the National …

  • Digital Battlespace

    SELEX Elsag demonstrates UK MoD Operating Base

    7th October 2011

    SELEX Elsag builds on success as open communications systems architect at UK MoD Operating Base demonstration SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company, is supporting the UK …

  • Digital Battlespace

    InterImage awarded $3m US Army NRMC contract

    6th October 2011

    InterImage, Inc. won a contract to provide IT support services to the US Army Northern Regional Medical Command (NRMC). The Mission of NRMC, headquartered at …

  • Military Logistics

    LORD announces successful C-130 flight test

    6th October 2011

    LORD Corporation -- a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control -- has completed extensive testing of pre-production hardware of their In-Flight …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    USMC to deploy K-Max to Afghanistan

    5th October 2011

    The US  Marine Corps (USMC) will deploy the Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned K-MAX to Afghanistan next month. The decision follows the successful completion of …

  • Military Logistics

    Airbus Military details recovery plan with PT Dirgantara Indonesia

    5th October 2011

    Airbus Military and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) today signed a teaming agreement, defining the concrete initiatives that will allow PT DI to stabilize the …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Jalisco takes delivery of S-70i Black Hawk

    3rd October 2011

    Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered an S-70i Black Hawk helicopter to Jalisco, the first state government in Mexico to acquire the newest variant of the …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Unmanned aircraft closes biofuel chapter

    30th September 2011

    The Navy reached a milestone in its quest to gain energy independence today, when an MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully flew the first unmanned biofueled flight …

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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    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 ...