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  • Land Warfare

    Defexpo 2014: Saab teams for SRSAM programme

    6th February 2014

    Swedish defence manufacturer Saab has teamed with Indian vehicle producer Ashok Leyland for the Indian Army’s ground-based air defence (GBAD) programme. The arrangements, which were …

  • Land Warfare

    Defexpo 2014: Rafael displays Spike ATGM trainer

    5th February 2014

    Israeli armaments manufacturer Rafael is using the Defexpo exhibition to present its trainer for the Spike anti-tank guided munition (ATGM). The Spike is under consideration …

  • Land Warfare

    Netherlands to sell Leopard 2 MBTs to Finland

    20th December 2013

    The Netherlands will sell 100 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks (MBTs) to Finland, it has emerged.  Acknowledging reports circulating in the Finnish media …

  • Land Warfare

    Puma AIFV completes hot climate testing

    10th December 2013

    Germany’s Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) have completed hot climate trials, it has emerged. Two of the new AIFVs were flown to the UAE …

  • Defence Helicopter

    ADEX 2013: Rafael continues to pursue South Korean opportunities

    29th October 2013

    Rafael has been contracted by South Korea to integrate the Spike NLOS missile on its new AW159 maritime helicopters. South Korea became one of the …

  • Land Warfare

    AUSA 2013: Rafael clears fog of war

    24th October 2013

    Rafael has unveiled a new collaborative targeting system dubbed Samson Knight, which it plans to demonstrate in Israel early next year. Displayed at the AUSA …

  • Land Warfare

    Trophy APS tested on LAV III armoured vehicle

    23rd October 2013

    The Trophy Active Protection System (APS) by DRS and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has completed a live fire testing programme on the General Dynamics Land …

  • Land Warfare

    TenCate launches new body armour solutions

    26th July 2013

    TenCate Advanced Armor has launched a new line of personal protection armour products designed to provide higher levels of life-saving protection to law enforcement and …

  • Military Logistics

    Airbus Military bullish about emerging markets

    30th May 2013

    While defence budgets in Europe and the US are flatlining, Airbus Military believes this is more than offset by ‘blooming’ demand across the rest of …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    IMDEX 2013: Asia sees unmanned market worth

    14th May 2013

    With UAVs entering the forefront of Asian militaries’ thinking, the potential market over the next ten years for ship-based tactical UAVs is predicted to fetch …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Italian AH-129D approved for maritime operations

    17th January 2013

    The Italian Army and Navy signed a technical agreement on 23 November for the use of the AgustaWestland AH-129D helicopter on board military vessels, it …

  • Land Warfare

    Belgium orders Spike and Panzerfaust anti-armour weapons

    15th January 2013

    The Belgian Ministry of Defence has announced that it will purchase 60 Spike multi-purpose guided weapon systems to replace its current inventory of Milan medium-range …

  • Land Warfare

    Colombian MoD orders GDLS-Canada LAV III

    11th January 2013

    General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has been issued a contract by the Colombian Ministry of National Defence that will see the company supply 24 Light Armoured …

  • Land Warfare

    General Dynamics, Rafael team for RWS

    29th November 2012

    General Dynamics has announced that its Armament and Technical Products business unit has teamed with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to offer the Samson line of …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Euronaval 2012: Rafael unveils Protector variant

    24th October 2012

    Rafael has displayed the 11m variant of its Protector USV for the first time at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris, France.  The USV is operational …

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 ...