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  • LWI - Land Warfare

    Milipol Paris 2017: Macjee showcases Armadillo TA-2 multiple rocket launcher

    1st December 2017

    Brazilian company Macjee presented its Armadillo TA-2 multiple rocket launcher (MRL) concept at the Milipol internal security fair near Paris recently. A mock-up of the ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Brazilian Army eyes new utility helicopters

    2nd August 2017

    The Brazilian Army is paving the way to launch an acquisition procedure to replace its incumbent fleet of Cougars and Black Hawks. The army currently operates ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Show highlights (video)

    7th April 2017

    The Shephard Media team talk through highlights of this week's show and discuss the region's economic problems that have implicated the progress of current and ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    LAAD 2017: ASTROS artillery stays on target

    7th April 2017

    Brazil's rocket artillery modernisation and acquisition programme remains on track to meet its full entry into service in 2020.Jose Julio Dias Barreto, the ASTROS 2020 ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    LAAD 2017: Amazon-watch services on offer

    7th April 2017

    The Brazilian military has an acute need for more observation systems to watch its extensive Amazon border region.The Brazilian Air Force has released a tender ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    LAAD 2017: Gripen incoming

    6th April 2017

    The first flight of the Brazilian Air Force's new Gripen E fighter will take place in the second quarter of 2017.Mikael Franzen, DG of Gripen ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    LAAD 2017: Brazil FMS upgrades roll on

    6th April 2017

    Mistaken reports of the arrival of the first upgraded M109A5+ self-propelled howitzer to the Brazilian Army have been rebuffed by manufacturer BAE Systems.The company has ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Leonardo looks to further South American footprint

    6th April 2017

    Leonardo Helicopters noted that although the market remains slow in South America, the company is confident in its sales growth, pointing to the sale of ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    LAAD 2017: Budget delays projects (video)

    6th April 2017

    Gen Div Guido Amin Naves of the Brazilian Army speaks with Shephard about current programmes and the economic challenges facing future projects.With budget restrictions influencing ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Helibras outlines helo upgrade prospects

    6th April 2017

    Brazilian helicopter manufacturer Helibras, based in Itajubá, Brazil, is looking to grow further through additional Panther and Dauphin upgrades.Currently, there are two ongoing contracts at ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Sea Venom cleared for Lynx exports

    6th April 2017

    European missile manufacturer MBDA has successfully completed air carriage and jettison trials of its new Sea Venom anti-ship missile from a Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    LAAD 2017: Turret developments for Guarani

    5th April 2017

    As Brazilian Army vehicle programmes begin to stall, there is still scope for the installation of new turrets.On the back of a contract to build ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Airbus bullish about market status

    5th April 2017

    Airbus has said it remains committed to its regional footprint in South America through its array of current and future programmes.Mesrob Karalekian, VP for Latin ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    ​LAAD 2017: Guarani slows down

    5th April 2017

    As the Brazilian defence budget gets more constrained the army is being forced to delay it major programmes.The VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle programme is ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Airbus overcoming market woes (video)

    5th April 2017

    Mesrob Karalekian, VP for Latin America at Airbus Helicopters, speaks with Shephard about the company's optimism in relation to recent economic woes within the region.Furthermore, ...

Results from Shephard Plus

  • Pistols, 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 ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles, Reconnaissance and 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 ...

  • Self-propelled guns, Land: manned turrets, Turrets, Self-propelled air defence guns

    TORC30

    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 ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles, Reconnaissance and patrol vehicles

    Gladiador II

    Inbra Filtro developed the 4x4 Gladiator as a contender for the Brazilian Army's VBMT-LR 4x4 multipurpose light armoured vehicle project. A prototype was delivered to ...

  • Civil helicopters - medium, Rotorcraft

    T625

    The T625, the first commercial rotorcraft to be completely designed in Turkey, was unveiled at the IDEF exhibition in 2017.

  • Commercial - USVs, Military - USVs, Commercial UMVs, Military UMVs

    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 ...

  • Sea: naval surveillance radar, Maritime - naval surveillance systems

    CEAFar

    CEA is providing the CEAFar active phased-array radar for the anti-ship missile defence upgrade to the Royal Australian Navy’s ANZAC-class frigates. The CEAFar provides digital ...

  • Unmanned weapon systems, Weapon systems

    Maritime Harop loitering munition

    The Maritime Harop is an EO/IR-guided, human-in-the-loop loitering munition system, designed to locate, track and destroy high quality static and mobile targets. The long endurance ...

  • Land: software-defined radios and modems, Software-defined radios and modems

    RF-335M

    The RF-335M SDR was selected by USSOCOM for its Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications handheld radio in 2015. The RF-335M completed its Critical Design Review ...

  • Self-propelled guns, Self-propelled howitzers

    MGS-25 Aleksandar

    Yugoimport-SDPR unveiled the MGS-25 Aleksandar 155mm/52cal wheeled  SPH at the Partner defence exhibition in July 2017, which builds on the company's experience producing the Nora ...

  • Military UGVs, Military UGVs

    Tigr

    Roboteam showcased the Tigr for the first time at AUSA 2017.It has been designed to carry out a range of missions including EOD, situational awareness, ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked, APCs and IFVs

    VN17

    Norinco displayed its new VN17 IFV for the first time, during its Armour Day event in August 2017. The IFV, which weighs 30t, was fitted ...

  • Counter-UAS systems, 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 ...

  • Self-propelled guns, Self-propelled howitzers

    Panter 2

    At the February 2017 IDEX exhibition MKEK displayed a model of the 6x6 155mm/52cal Panter 2 SPH which the company plans to unveil at the ...

  • Mine-protected vehicles, Mine-protected and MRAP vehicles

    Rila

    Introduced at the February 2017 IDEX exhibition, the Rila MRAP is the largest member of IAG's armoured vehicle family designed for military and law enforcement ...