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Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • 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

    Project Vixen [UK]

    Programme Background Project Goal The Royal Navy uses Leonardo crewed Merlin (AW101) helicopters fitted with CROWSNEST pods to provide airborne early warning capabilities for carriers. An early ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Loitering Munitions [Japan]

    Programme Background Japan's Newfound Desire for Loitering Munitions After years of not operating loitering munitions and armed UAVs, Japan's position towards them is changing. Belatedly, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sealift/replenishment vessels

    Multi-Purpose Vessels (MPVs) [India]

    Programme Background Requirements The units will perform multi-role support functions such as maritime surveillance& patrol, launching/recovery of torpedoes and operation of various types of aerial, ...

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

    Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Project [Japan]

    Programme Background Requirement The Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) operated a few dozen Chinese-made UAVs that conducted SAR and surveillance activities. The drones performed well and ...

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

    Trial Operation Project [Japan]

    Programme Background Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) Procurement The JCG was looking to replace its Chinese-made UAVs with MALE UAVs in the JCG PRAS Project. In April ...

  • 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 - MALE

    TAPAS BH-201 [India]

    Programme Background Requirements As of late 2023, the Indian tri-service plan was reportedly to acquire 155 indigenously produced MALE UAVs alongside 31 MQ-9B drones from General Atomics (GA-ASI), ...

  • 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 ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Small UAS Plus (SUAS+) (Australia)

    Programme Background Requirement The army had wanted up to 17 SUAS+ systems with a life of type of six years. The tender said the UAV ...

  • 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 - 4x4

    4x4 Armoured Vehicle (Estonia)

    Programme Background The Estonian military wants to replace its fleet of soft-skin troop transports with 4x4 and 6x6 armoured vehicles. This will improve the survivability ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Loitering Munitions (Forecast) [Germany]

    Programme Background Three Systems In April 2023, Germany reportedly ordered three different loitering munition systems to further assess their suitability for use by the German Armed ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    4x4 Armoured Vehicle (Unknown)

    Programme Background The Estonian military wants to replace its fleet of soft-skin troop transports with 4x4 and 6x6 armoured vehicles. This will improve the survivability ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UGVs

    Mission Master XT

    Part of Rheinmetall's Mission Master family, The Mission Mater Extreme Terrain, or Mission Master XT, is a rugged UGV designed to accompany troops in challenging environments ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6

    Tigon

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    VOS-APP

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 - tactical

    HQ-60

    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 ...

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

    MU90

    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 - MALE

    Mojave

    Unveiled in December 2021, the Mojave is a MALE UAV in development by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI). It is based on the avionics and flight control ...

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

    Archer

    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 ...

  • 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: 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 ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Mace

    Mace is a loitering munition developed by UAC, a Czech-Ukrainian company that is a subsidiary of DeViro. The electric-powered, catapult-launched UAV can host various warheads, including HEAT, thermobaric and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...