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News - LAAD 2017

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Special operations vehicles

    Ashok Leyland LBPV (India - Air Force)

    Programme Background The IAF created the Garud commando force in 2004 to protect its airbases, carry out combat search and rescue and conduct covert operations ...

  • Minehunters

    Awaji Class

    Programme Background Two Awaji class mine countermeasures vessels (MCMV) were ordered from the Japanese shipyard Japan Marine United (JMU) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) initially. ...

  • OPVs

    Inlay Class (second OPV)

    Programme Background The Inlay class originally consists of a single OPV in service with the Myanmar Navy. However, a second Inlay-class OPV has been reported under construction since ...

  • Patrol boats

    Rajshree Class (Flight II)

    Programme BackgroundThe Rajshree class is to consist of 13 FPVs built in two separate flights. Flight I saw construction begin in 2010 and all eight vessels ...

  • OPVs

    Cyprus Second Sa'ar 62 OPV

    Programme BackgroundThe Republic of Cyrus' Ministry of Defence placed an order with Israel Shipyards for its first Sa'ar 62  OPV in December 2015 in a project valued ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    Eagle V 4x4

    According to documents released by the Danish Ministry of Defence, a total of 233.6 million Danish Krone (US$34.669 million) were allocated to this programme. 62.1 ...

  • Landing platform docks/dock landing ships

    Makassar Class LPD (7)

    Indonesia signed a contract for $150 million for two LPDs in the Makassar class, KRI Makassar and KRI Surabaya, with South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    S26T Thailand

    Programme BackgroundThe Royal Thai Navy has been in the process of acquiring a new submarine for a number of years. They formally selected China's Yuan-class ...

  • Mine-protected vehicles

    Ejder Yalçın (Qatar - First Batch)

    Programme Background In the face of deteriorating relations with some of its neighbours in the Gulf, Qatar has forged closer defence ties with Turkey. This ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    EBRC Jaguar (France)

    Programme Background RequirementInitially, the French government required 248 Jaguars. However, this requirement quickly rose to 300 platforms, 50% of which are set to be delivered ...

  • Aircraft carriers

    Queen Elizabeth Class

    The contract to begin the construction of the first ship was awarded in 2008, ten years after the programme was announced in the 1998 SDR. ...

  • Military UAS - MALE

    CH-4 - Saudi Arabia

    Programme Background Riyadh had already experience to operate various Chinese-made UAVs, including Wing Loong I,  Wing Loong II and CH-4.   Saudi Arabia was planning to ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    Norway HMT Extenda

    Supacat announced in June 2018 the delivery of the first production HMT Extenda vehicle to the Norwegian Armed Forces. The handover took place at Supacat’s ...

  • Tanks

    VT4 (Contracted - Thailand)

    Programme Background Thailand became the first export customer for the VT4, when it signed a US$137 million contract with Norinco for an initial batch of ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Boxer A2 (Second Batch)

    Programme BackgroundRheinmetall announced that deliveries of the second batch of 131 Boxers had been completed in June 2021.In addition to these standard Boxers, the German ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Pistols

    Jericho Pistol 941

    Designed for military and law enforcement users, the Jericho Pistol 941 is available in 9mm, .40 S&W; and .45 ACP calibres and in standard, short ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4


    Unveiled at LAAD 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, the V-RAPTOR is a tactical police armoured vehicle from domestic manufacturer Combat Armor Defense do Brasil.

  • OPVs

    Israel Shipyards OPV

    The Israel Shipyards OPV design is a 400t-500t vessel designed for naval security operations. The 500t version can equip a light marine helicopter (up to five ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    Guará WS

    Avibras is marketing the 4x4 Guará WS light armoured vehicle, a further development of its 4x4 AV-VB4 RE Guará prototype. Developed in cooperation with the ...

  • Land: manned turrets


    The TORC30 is a stabilised unmanned turret armed with a Rheinmetall MK30-2/ABM 30mm cannon being developed by Ares, an Elbit subsidiary, and the Brazilian Army’s ...

  • Avionics: displays

    Panoramic Cockpit Display

    Developed by L3Harris and Elbit Systems America, the Panoramic Cockpit Display (PCD) is a touchscreen MFD integrated into F-35 aircraft. It provides two electronically divided ...

  • Self-propelled rocket launchers

    Armadillo TA-2

    The Armadillo TA-2 is an automatic or manned rocket launcher system designed to be fully retracted inside a 4x4 light vehicle.The concept, which was being ...

  • EW test systems, Air: chaff, flare and decoy systems


    RUAG unveiled the Countermeasure Advanced System Test Equipment (CAST-easy) in 2017 earmarking it for the Panavia Tornado series of combat aircraft. The 2017 announcement stated ...

  • Naval guns, Land: RWS


    Dragonfire is a new laser weapon system built for the UK MoD, receiving £30 million of funding in early 2017. The design of the gun ...

  • Counter-UAS systems

    Drone Deterrence System

    First unveiled at the LIMA 2017 exhibition by Mitsubishi Electric, the Drone Deterrence System began to be developed in 2014 and made its first sale in ...

  • Military - UUVs

    ThunderFish Alpha

    The ThunderFish Alpha (formerly DeDAvE) is an AUV designed for deep-sea military, commercial and scientific applications. In March 2017, Kraken announced a licensing agreement for ...

  • Self-propelled rocket launchers


    Arnold Defense, which has produced more than 1.1 million 2.75in/70mm rocket launchers for airborne applications since 1961, unveiled the Fletcher 2.75in/70mm Weapon System at the September ...

  • Minehunters

    Kormoran II Class

    Three Kormoran II-class minehunters were budgeted for the Polish Navy in 2011, and a contract was placed for a prototype in 2013, with the first ...

  • OPVs

    La Confiance Class (PLG)

    The La Confiance-class, also known as the Guyanese Light Patrol Vessel (PLG), in service with the French Navy, was designed by Bureau Mauric and built ...

  • Submachine guns


    FN Herstal unveiled the 5.56mm FN SCAR-SC (Subcompact Carbine), the newest member of the SCAR (SOF Combat Assault Rifle) family originally developed for the US ...