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News - lumexis trial

  • Defence Notes

    FAA air agency certification for Lumexis

    28th March 2009

    Fibreoptic IFE pioneer Lumexis has ticked a small but important box in its campaign to become a mainstream supplier to the air transport industry. The …

  • Defence Notes

    US Airways Lumexis trial: the clock is ticking

    10th March 2009

    US Airways yesterday formally launched its trial of the Lumexis FTTS (Fibre To The Screen) fibreoptic-based in-seat IFE system. Installed on a single Airbus A320 …

  • Defence Notes

    iCACHE catches the eye of US Airways

    15th February 2009

    Inflight Canada (IFC) has released further details of the Lumexis fibreoptic IFE installation now undergoing in-service trials aboard a US Airways A320 (Inflight Online, February …

  • Defence Notes

    US Airways completes first Lumexis flight

    4th February 2009

    The potentially revolutionary FTTS fibreoptic-based IFE system from Lumexis made its maiden flight yesterday on a US Airways Airbus A320 (Inflight Online, January 3). “The test …

  • Defence Notes

    Lumexis set for US Airways trial installation

    3rd January 2009

    Installation of the potentially revolutionary Lumexis fibreoptic-based audio/video-on-demand system for a three-month in-service trial on an US Airways Airbus A320 is due to begin on …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Sealift/replenishment vessels

    Multi-Purpose Vessels (MPVs) - (India)

    Programme Background On 25 March 2022, the Indian MoD signed a contract worth INR 8.87 billion ($116.31 million) with Larsen & Toubro for the procurement ...

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

    Akinci (Pakistan)

    Programme Background 'Brotherly Ties'  On 14 January 2022, the Pakistan government unveiled its first-ever National Security Policy. As reported by Shephard, the policy emphasised 'brotherly ties' with ...

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

    Bayraktar TB2 (Japan)

    Programme Background Turkish Claims In September 2022,  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Japan for the funeral of the former Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. While there, in ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    RQ-7B Shadow v2 Block III (USA)

    Programme Background The first iteration of the Shadow UAS, the Shadow 600, was first introduced in 1992 and since then Textron has had a longstanding ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4, Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    Multi-Role Vehicle (Protected) (MRV-P) Package 1 (UK)

    Programme Background Requirement The MRV-P programme was intended to procure replacements for a diverse fleet of 4x4 and 6x6 vehicles purchased during the wars in Iraq ...

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

    V-Bat 128 (Canada)

    Programme Background Requirement Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is seeking a platform for the CCG that will significantly expand its surveillance range during search ...

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

    Hermes 900 StarLiner (Switzerland)

    Programme Background Contract Information In September 2015, under the Reconnaissance Drone System 15 (ADS 15), the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (VBS) awarded ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Infantry Fighting Vehicles (Poland)

    Programme Background Requirement Due to the perceived threat from Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, Poland has accelerated and expanded its plans to modernise its ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Joint Tactical Autonomous Aerial Resupply System (JTAARS) / Medium ULS-A (US)

    Programme Background US Marine ULS-A programmes The US Marines are seeking a family of Unmanned Logistics Systems-Air (ULS-A), which will provide logistics and ground units with ...

  • Military UAS - small

    Heavy Lift Capability (UASHLC) (UK)

    Programme Background Requirement & Objective The RN has identified a requirement to acquire an RPAS to transport cargo and supplies between ships and personnel. When mature, it ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    OMFV (USA)

    Programme Background Requirement The OMFV programme is the latest of several attempts to develop a Bradley replacement.  Designed to be capable of operating with or without ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    KUS-VT tiltrotor

    The KUS-VT is a tiltrotor UAV that first flew in October 2013 and was exhibited at ADEX 2013. The aircraft is designed to have a ...

  • Matternet M2

    The Matternet M2 quadcopter UAV has been certified by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation for full logistics operations over cities. The platform is ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6


    Hanwha Defense Systems selected DSA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur as the location to unveil its Tigon 6x6 armoured wheeled vehicle. The company conducted a fortnight-long ...

  • Special operations vehicles


    The Arquus VOS-APP is a 6x6 support vehicle currently under trial with the French SOF. Acting as a replacement for the 1970s-vintage ACMAT VLRA, the VOS-APP is the ...

  • Air: Electronic Attack - Jamming

    Miysis DIRCM

    Leonardo’s Miysis Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system provides high power, all aspect protection against modern and legacy Infrared Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (IR MANPADS) for ...

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

    Flamingo Mk3

    The Flamingo Mk3 entered production in July 2017 and is based on the Flamingo Mk2. The Mk3 has been designed to provide a 65% increase ...

  • Air-launched ASW torpedoes, Ship-launched torpedoes, Submarine-launched torpedoes


    The MU90 is a lightweight torpedo manufactured in collaboration between Leonardo, Naval Group and Thales. It is a fire-and-forget torpedo that can be launched from ...

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


    Similarly to other platforms in the L3 Technologies Hybrid Quadrotor (HQ) and Fixed-Wing Rotator family (see separate entries) of VTOL fixed-wing UAVs, the HQ-60 has ...

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


    The Archer is a short-range UAV being developed for India by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).  Based on the Rustom I and inspired by Bayrakar's ...

  • Armoured engineer vehicles

    M1150 ABV

    The M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) project, launched by the USMC in 2002, is a joint programme to meet the requirements of both the US ...

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

    United 40 Block-5

    The United 40 was unveiled at the Dubai Airshow 2011 and is a MALE UAV with a twin-wing configuration and a hybrid turbine-electric engine. The ...

  • Military UGVs


    The Endeavor Robotics (now FLIR Systems) FirstLook is a tracked, compact, rugged, expendable and lightweight robot that provides situational awareness, performs persistent observation and investigates ...

  • Sealift/replenishment vessels

    HSwMS Artemis

    Sweden's SIGINT vessel, HSwMS Artemis, is being built to replace the Royal Swedish Navy's current intelligence-gathering vessel, HMS Orion. The new SIGINT ship is designed and built by ...

  • Mine-protected vehicles

    Phantom 380-X1

    The Phantom 380-X1 is a 4x4 multipurpose armoured vehicle produced by Thailand's Panus. It is powered by a six-cylinder turbo engine with an undercarriage capable ...

  • Counter-UAS systems

    Howler C-UAS

    Developed by Raytheon, the Howler is a counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS), which includes a Ku-band Radio Frequency Sensor (KuRFS), a command-and-control system, and a Coyote ...