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  • Land Warfare

    Saab eyes future ATGM after Roquette success

    17th December 2014

    Saab is looking to provide its new extended-range (ER) and high explosive (HE) capabilities to current users of the AT4 anti-tank guided missile as well …

  • Defence Helicopter

    French Army receives first Tiger HAD Block 2 aircraft

    11th December 2014

    The first two Tiger HAD Block 2 attack helicopters have been delivered to the French Army by Airbus Helicopters, following the completion of qualification testing …

  • Land Warfare

    India approves Spike ATGM contract

    29th October 2014

    India’s Defence Acquisition Council has approved the acquisition of Spike Anti-Tank Guided Munitions (ATGMs) from Israeli company Rafael. The move comes as part of the …

  • Land Warfare

    Javelin co-production in India advances under DTTI

    17th October 2014

    Plans are afoot in India to co-develop and co-produce the next generation of Raytheon-Lockheed Martin FGM-148 Javelin ATGMs. The Javelin proposal is being instigated as …

  • Land Warfare

    Raytheon to provide Iron Dome interceptor components

    3rd October 2014

    Raytheon will provide components for the Tamir interceptor used in the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ defensive Iron Dome Weapon System under a new $149 million …

  • Land Warfare

    India awaits procurement decisions

    5th September 2014

    After deciding to spend $135 million on 40 Catapult artillery systems and $1.1 billion on 118 Arjun MkII MBTs, the Indian Army still has further …

  • Land Warfare

    LSSA acquisition to boost Denel

    12th August 2014

    Denel stands to boost its land systems design and manufacturing capability following BAE’s announcement of an agreement to sell its Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Tiger HAD put to the test in Africa

    4th August 2014

    The French Army’s Tiger HAD attack helicopter has undergone a series of trials in the desert of Djibouti as part of the operational testing and …

  • Land Warfare

    Inkas Huron destined for Colombia

    6th June 2014

    An initial order of four INKAS Huron 4x4 APCs has been made by the Colombian Ministry of National Defence. Ordered in May, the four vehicles …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Selex introduces new tactical SATCOM solution

    8th May 2014

    Selex ES has expanded its satellite communications (SATCOM) offerings with the launch of a new robust, lightweight, on-the-move, tactical SATCOM system called TacSat Razor Antenna. …

  • Land Warfare

    Colombian LAVs delivered

    6th May 2014

    The Colombian Army (COLAR) took delivery of an initial batch of 11 GDLS-C LAV-III armoured personnel carriers in mid-April, it has emerged. COLAR will use …

  • Naval Warfare

    DIMDEX: Raytheon offers up ‘counter-swarm’ solution

    26th March 2014

    The most prolific threat currently facing Middle Eastern navies is swarming fast attack craft, according to Raytheon, which has developed a new missile system to …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Swiftships develops robotic riverine craft

    21st February 2014

    Swiftships has unveiled an unmanned version of its ‘Anaconda’ riverine surface vessel at a time when many competitors are decrying a struggling marketplace. Anaconda was …

  • Land Warfare

    SGA14: Rafael introduces Iron Beam laser weapon system

    11th February 2014

    Iron Beam, Rafael’s new High-Energy Laser (HEL) system demonstrator, has made its debut at the Singapore Airshow.   The system is designed to intercept close-range rockets, …

  • Land Warfare

    Defexpo 2014: Rafael models BMP-2 upgrade solution

    7th February 2014

    A model of a BMP-2 chassis with an enhanced weapon system is being displayed by Rafael at the Defexpo exhibition in India. The company has …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Vilkas (Lithuania - Additional Units)

    Programme Background  Lithuania's Boxers are manufactured by the ARTEC production lines in Germany and the Netherlands. KMW is responsible for producing 56 of the vehicles ...

  • 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 - 8x8

    Vilkas (Lithuania)

    Programme Background Lithuania's Boxers are manufactured by the ARTEC production lines in Germany and the Netherlands. KMW is responsible for producing 56 of the vehicles ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Hunter (Contracted)

    Development of the Hunter began in 2006 and was assisted by Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). At least five variants of the platform have been ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Project Land 400 Phase 3 (Australia)

    Programme Background Requirement: 2015 RfI The Land 400 Phase 3 programme will procure a new tracked IFV to replace the Australian Army's legacy fleet of ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Orbiter 3 [Greece]

    Programme Background On 17 April 2023, Aeronautics announced a contract to supply "dozens." of Orbiter 3 UAVs to the Greek MoD. The agreement was part ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Hunter IFV (Forecast)

    Development of the Hunter began in 2006 and was assisted by Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). At least five variants of the platform have been ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Land 400 Phase 3 (Amphibious Vehicles)

    Programme Background The Australian DoD released the initial RfI for the Land 400 Phase 3 programme in November 2015. Following consultations with local industry, the ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Land 400 Phase 2 - Boxer CRV (Australia)

    Programme Background History The Land 400 Phase 2 programme will procure a replacement for the ASLAV, a derivative of the General Dynamics Land Systems Light Armoured Vehicle ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Land 400 Phase 3 (Logistics, Ammunition Carrier and Mortar Carrier Variants)

    Programme Background The Australian DoD released the initial RfI for the Land 400 Phase 3 programme in November 2015. Following consultations with local industry, the ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    Death Adder RTV 2

    Programme Background The 2nd Commando Regiment currently operates an RTV designed and manufactured by Australia's Bale Defence. These were delivered between 2014 and 2015. Intended ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    Death Adder RTV 2 (Options)

    Programme Background The 2nd Commando Regiment currently operates an RTV designed and manufactured by Australia's Bale Defence. These were delivered between 2014 and 2015. Intended ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    ARV (USMC)

    Programme Background The ARV constitutes one component of a wider USMC effort to develop an interconnected network of manned and unmanned platforms more suited to ...

  • Fighter - electronic warfare

    Jamming and Escort Electronic Attack Aircraft (luWES) [Germany]

    Programme Background According to earlier reports, Berlin had earlier decided to procure 15 EA-18G Growlers over the Eurofighter Typhoon ECR concept, which is expected to be ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    VCR (Spain - Second Batch)

    Programme Background Purpose The VCR programme is to replace several legacy wheeled and tracked vehicles currently in service with the Spanish Army including the BMR-600 6x6, ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Individual assault/anti-tank weapons

    Spike SR

    Part of Rafael's Spike missile family, the fire-and-forget, man-portable Spike Short Range (SR) EO-guided missile system has operational capabilities in all weather conditions. Although the ...

  • Crew-served assault/anti-tank weapons

    Spike LR2

    The Spike LR2 (NT-S) is Rafael’s fifth generation of the Spike missile and is backwards-compatible with existing Spike launchers.  Two warheads have been developed: a ...

  • Multipurpose missiles

    Spike ER

    The Spike ER is a fourth-generation, multipurpose missile fitted with EO charge-coupled device/imaging IR sensors for operation during the day, night and in adverse weather. ...

  • Crew-served assault/anti-tank weapons, Multipurpose missiles

    Spike MR/LR

    The Spike MR and Spike LR share the same command launch unit, thermal sight, tripod and missile technology. The fire-and-forget missile is equipped with an ...

  • Loitering munitions, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Spike Firefly

    Spike FireFly is a loitering munition developed jointly by Rafael and the Israeli MoD. It is designated as Maoz by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). The Spike ...

  • Towed rocket launchers

    SPARC

    Rafael unveiled the SPARC, a 360° remote-controlled towed launcher for its Spike non-line-of-sight (NLOS) missile, at the September 2015 DSEI exhibition in London. Spike NLOS ...

  • Military - USVs

    Protector

    The Protector, having been in use since 2004, was the first USV to enter operational service. It is fitted with several subsystems that include; a radar, ...

  • Multipurpose missiles

    Spike ER2

    The Spike ER2 (Extended Range) is a multipurpose missile that can be fired from ground-based, airborne or naval platforms at a range of surface targets, ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Freccia

    The Freccia 8x8 was developed by CIO to meet an Italian Army requirement for an IFV derived from the 105mm-armed Centauro cavalry vehicle to equip ...

  • Land: RWS

    Samson MK I

    Formerly known as the Remote Controlled Weapon Station-30 (RCWS-30), the Samson MK I is a dual-axis gyro-stabilised unmanned turret developed by Rafael to meet the ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Boxer CRV

    In March 2018, the Australian DoD announced that it had selected the Rheinmetall Boxer CRV, a further development of the ARTEC 8x8 Boxer APC, to meet ...

  • Land: RWS

    Samson Mk II/ Samson 30

    The Samson Mk II (now referred to as the Samson 30) was unveiled in 2012 as a replacement for the original Samson uncrewed turret. Like ...

  • Multipurpose missiles

    Spike NLOS

    The Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) is a multi-purpose, EO missile system with a real-time wireless data link capable of attacking targets at ranges up to 25km. ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Hunter

    ST Engineering began the development of the tracked Next-Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV) in 2006 as a replacement for the Singapore Army's fleet of approximately ...

  • Land: RWS

    R800

    The R800 is a RWS developed by EOS for integration on heavy armoured vehicle platforms. It is designed to offer the capabilities of a medium ...