French shipyard CMN, part of Privinvest holding company, will unveil a new version of its famous Baynunah class corvette during IDEX/NAVDEX 2015 defense exhibition which starts on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Based on the sea proven Combattante BR 71 corvette, the new Mk II evolution incorporates the latest innovations from CMN's research and development. It also leverages some of the design work from the FS56 Fast Attack Craft series.
According to CMN, the vessel is designed for littoral warfare defence operations against air and surface threats, patrolling tasks, law enforcement and ISR missions.
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ABU DHABI — Russia's largest manufacturer of combat automatic weapons, Kalashnikov Concern, is acquiring a boat manufacturing and a UAV company in Russia.
The move, announced Sunday morning at the opening of the IDEX show, is the first expansion for the Russian giant, which produces the world's most popular assault rifle, as part of the company's new strategy for corporate development through 2020, according to a statement released to Defense News.
Kalashnikov Concern, which was rebranded in 2013, acquired a controlling stake of 51 percent of ZALA Aero, a developer of unmanned aerial systems.
"Based off Kalashnikov Concern and ZALA Aero company, we plan to develop and manufacture drones, mobile and earth-based management stations," said Aleksey Krivoruchko, Kalashnikov Concern CEO.
"Our main product here will be intelligence-gathering pilotless airplanes, helicopters and aerostats. The decision to purchase control stake of ZALA Aero to widen our product line has been made as a part of the strategy of Kalashnikov corporate development through the year 2020 and as a part of the process of developing new sectors of our market."
The UAVs produced will operate to secure state borders, intelligence gathering and rescue operations, as well as special operations.
Kalashnikov Concern and ZALA Aero plan to develop and manufacture drones capable of air surveillance in hot zones and crisis locations, the company added.
The company also purchased a 51 percent stake in Euroyachting Rybinskaya Shipyard Group that produces high-tech landing craft, search and rescue and pleasure launches.
"The new strategy of Kalashnikov Concern's development through 2020 encompasses the key task [of] widening the product line, thus the decision was made to acquire the 51 percent stake in Euroyachting Rybinskaya Shipyard," Krivoruchko said.
"Kalashnikov plans to carry out turnkey development and mass production of military and civilian launches, and to support the entire lifecycle for its products, from development to recycling."
The products developed by Euroyachting Rybinskaya Shipyard Group under Kalashinkov will be targeted to specialized agencies, as well as to river and maritime pleasure cruising, the company said in their statement to Defense News.
Areas of use include anti-piracy and anti-terrorism activities, facilitation of transportation of personnel and landing troops onto wild beaches, supporting personnel with fire support, as well as supporting the entire spectrum of patrolling and search-and-rescue operations.
Landing craft, search and rescue and pleasure launches carrying the brand Rybinskaya Verf will now be promoted under Kalashnikov Concern's corporate brand Kalashnikov.
At IDEX 2015, Iveco displays the most recent variant of its LMV 4x4
The Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) was launched in 2006 and, from that point onwards, it has been the subject of continuous development and innovation. Iveco Defence Vehicles appreciated from the outset that a vehicle such as LMV would have to evolve with changing requirements. The company therefore implemented a program of product development which focused on delivering incremental improvements, usually from lessons learned in the field, whilst maintaining the excellence of the basic design.
LMV Digital displayed on Iveco's booth at IDEX 2015
Iveco Defence Vehicles has ensured that the LMV will continue to expand the roles it can undertake, moving seamlessly into the field of protected utility vehicles. The ability of the LMV design to accommodate a variety of requested developments has enabled implementation of a vehicle family approach, enabling LMV to fulfil a wide variety of roles. At present, the vehicle is available in a number of different variants, with a range of different protection levels or none at all. These include the Medevac, NBC unit, Pick-up, RSTA and SOF. Whatever its role, the LMV will continue to fulfil its most valued function: that of transporting its crew quickly and safely on any mission they are required to undertake.
Right view of the LMV Digital on Iveco's booth at IDEX 2015
In its most recent variant, implemented with a new engine at 220hp, upgraded driveline for a higher performance and a new air filtration system, the LMV on display incorporates all the lessons learned from the field, providing more payload, better performance and higher reliability. One of the most important benefits is an increase of payload of some 40% to about 1.5 tons, depending on the vehicle configuration. In order to provide maximum agility, a new automatic 8-speed gearbox smooths the transition between gears when off-road. When operated in conjunction with the automatic drive management system, this ensures that the vehicle performs optimally at all times and on all terrain. For the driver, this translates into a greatly simplified driving experience, enabling him to focus on planning his route ahead and consequently boosting both mission performance and safety.
Iveco LMV Digital (Photo: Iveco)
Further mobility enhancements are achieved through specially designed suspension units, combined with tires which better match different terrains. This mobility upgrade is also available as a retrofit package for the entire LMV legacy fleet. Last but not least, the maintenance load has been reduced by improving the type and location of some of the subsystems and by tailoring the service regime. The fully digitised electronic system allows the introduction of on demand maintenance based on prognostics instead of scheduled preventive maintenance.
Rheinmetall air defence solutions showcased at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi
At this year’s IDEX, Rheinmetall is showcasing its globally leading competence in inner tier air defence: The full spectrum of today’s and tomorrow’s effectors – a 35mm revolver gun, a SHORAD missile launcher and a 30-kW high energy laser (HEL) weapon – have all been integrated into a Skyguard 3 air defence system The. Rheinmetall “HEL-lights” a fully integrated air defence high-energy laser weapon system.
The Oerlikon High Energy Laser (HEL) Gun showcased by Reinmetall at IDEX 2015 Oerlikon Skyshield MOOTW/C-RAM System
The Oerlikon Skyshield MOOTW/C-RAM system is Rheinmetall’s answer to the threat from RAM. It is specifically designed to defend high-value civilian or military assets from RAM attacks, whether in high-intensity combat scenarios or in “military operations other than war” (MOOTW). The system can also be used for protecting critical infrastructure or targets with a high symbolic value from terrorists and insurgents employing unorthodox tactics.
Highly sophisticated yet extremely robust, this state-of-the-art system combines permanent airspace surveillance, automated detection and tracking of extremely small targets, prior warning of areas under threat and the interception and destruction of approaching RAM targets. Coupled with an Oerlikon Skymaster command and control system in MOOTW configuration, the Oerlikon Skyshield MOOTW/C-RAM system is entirely up to the task.
The Skyshield MOOTW/C-RAM system depends on Oerlikon Ahead airburst ammunition technology. Reliably neutralizing a wide variety of threats, it calculates the incoming projectile’s point of impact and warns personnel in the threatened zone. Advanced fire control technology results in optimum, precisely timed target assignment and interception.
Furthermore, Rheinmetall’s Skyshield technology is by no means limited to static defence roles. Mobile applications are equally feasible. For short-term missions, a truck-mounted version is available which can be deployed without unloading the system from the truck. This is particularly useful if the mission involves protecting a succession of different sites for short periods. Mounting a Skyshield Air Defence System on an all-terrain 6x6 or 8x8 vehicle ensures maximum operational flexibility. Visitors to IDEX 2015 can find out more about the Skyshield MOOTW/C-RAM system at the Rheinmetall stand, where different components of other air defence systems, including the Oerlikon Skyguard 3 fire control unit, an Oerlikon high-energy laser gun demonstrator and the Asrad 1 missile launcher are also on display.
Oerlikon high-energy laser gun
The HEL effector is just one part of a ground-based laser weapon system. This versatile air defence system consists of an Oerlikon Skyguard 3 fire control unit for target acquisition and weapon control and an Oerlikon high energy laser gun using a revolver gun turret equipped with laser weapon modules. Each module consists of one 10 kW fibre laser and a beam-forming unit. Commercial off the shelf fibre lasers were modified for air defence applications. The beam-forming unit provides diffraction-limited beam focusing, target imaging and fine tracking of the target.
By using beam superimposing technology, Rheinmetall has combined the power of single lasers into one multiplied laser beam. This technology not only allows superimposition of multiple lasers on a single gun platform, but also superimposition of multiple gun platforms. This enables an almost unlimited (e.g. 100kW and more) power output in line with the evolving air defence requirement. As a result the high-energy laser gun provides efficient protection against a large spectrum of modern air threats.
A major advantage of HEL effectors is their outstanding flexibility with regard to escalation and de-escalation. The output power of the high-energy laser gun is eminently scalable. When fired at the optics of aircraft, UAVs, weapons or energy sources, for example, the HEL effector is able to neutralize entire weapon systems without destroying them.
In multiple tests at the Group’s proving ground, the generic laser weapon demonstrator proved highly effective against UAVs and rocket, artillery and mortar (RAM) targets in static and dynamic scenarios. The HEL effector is controlled by the Skyguard 3 Fire Control Unit, which also controls a revolver gun and an ASRAD 1 missile launcher. Rheinmetall's widely fielded fire control systems can thus manage the full panoply of current and future effectors.
Rheinmettal Skyguard 3 Fire Control Unit at IDEX 2015
The Skyguard 3 Fire Control Unit provides air surveillance fire control against low level aircraft and/or very fast missiles, even in steep diving attack and with very small radar cross section. Its modern sensor package, coupled with its high state of automation allow for 24/7 operation under all weather conditions, even when exposed to severe electronic counter measures. The radar search coverage is up to 70° in elevation the instrumented range is of 12/20 km with a radar and electro-optical tracking.
It can be local or remote (up to 500m) operated and can control up to four effectors, such as 35mm guns, High Energy Lasers and Shorad missile launchers. It has the ability to engage manned aircraft such as fighters, bombers and helicopters and unmanned aerial target, in particular drone, cruise missiles, guided missiles and guided bombs.
The Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk2 displayed on Rheinmetall's booth at IDEX 2015
Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk2
Making its debut at Rheinmetall Medium Calibre Day 2013, the Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk2 is one of the Group’s latest development projects. It too can be viewed at the Rheinmetall stand.
The Revolver Gun Mk2 is a single-barrel, low-weight, remotely controlled, networkable, 35 x 228mm air defence gun. It features beltless ammunition feeding. Using clips, two men can replenish the 252-round magazine in about eight minutes. This enables 14 bursts of 18 rounds each. Its rate of fire is roughly 1,000 per minute with a maximum effective range of 4,000 meters. The Mk2 is designed to use Rheinmetall’s Ahead ammunition technology. Furthermore, it can be modified very easily to make it C-RAM-capable.
Each round of Rheinmetall’s 35mm Oerlikon Ahead airburst ammunition contains a lethal payload of heavy metal spin-stabilized subprojectiles, unleashed in the path of an oncoming target at a programmable, predefined point in time. A short burst of Ahead ammunition produces a dense cloud of lethal subprojectiles. These penetrate the outer skin of the target, causing catastrophic damage to its interior.
Ahead airburst ammunition can bring down targets at greater distances with fewer rounds fired, making it a much more cost-effective solution than conventional ammunition. The technology can be used in ammunition ranging in calibre from 30mm to 76mm. Ahead technology is suitable for ground, air force and naval applications. As an alternative option, Ahead rounds can also be fired in non-fused mode, in which they behave like frangible rounds upon impact and are able to penetrate and destroy hard targets very effectively. In effect, Ahead is actually two types of ammunition in one.
Existing Skyguard systems can also be retrofitted with Ahead technology. Furthermore, due to the complete modularity of its systems, Rheinmetall is able to bring additional components into play, readily creating multi-mission capabilities tailored to the needs of individual clients.
At IDEX 2015 Nexter unveils VBCI 8x infantry fighting vehicle with T40 turret 40mm cannon.
During the IDEX exhibition, from February 22 to 26, Nexter will unveil for the first time a VBCI IFV fitted with the T40 turret on its booth (CP 240/260). This turret is equipped with the 40CTAS, a revolutionary 40mm cannon developed by CTA International and recently qualified and selected by the French Army for its futureJAGUAR recce vehicle and by the British Army for its Scout programme.
Over several decades, Nexter has established a relationship of trust with the United Arab Emirates, symbolised by the signing of the Leclerc MBT contract in 1993. With two offices in the Middle-East, Nexter has a presence on the ground which makes daily contact with UAE forces easier and ensures the sustainability of the Group’s relations in the country.
The VBCI is the latest generation of 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle designed and manufactured by the French Company Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense. The VBCI is now the backbone of the French army mechanized units and it has replaced the AMX-10P tracked armoured vehicle which is in service with the French army since 1973.
Its main role is to transport infantrymen to the combat area providing a high level of protection and combat support and also support Leclerc type battle tanks, in demanding environments such as urban and desert areas.
According French soldiers, during the deployment of the VBCI in Afghanistan and Mali, the armour design of the vehicle has proven effectiveness against firing of small arms but also against RPG (rocket-propelled grenade). In Afghanistan more than 15 rockets was fired against the VBCI without major damage to the vehicle and no injuries to the crew.
The VBCI is currently deployed in Lebanon, Mali and Central Africa by the French army.
The 40 CTAS is primarily aimed to equip armoured and reconnaissance vehicles in order to provide them with fire power superior to any other Medium-Calibre system.
The suite of ammunition developed in association with the weapon is designed to give increased effect against armoured vehicles including some previous generation main battle tanks, defeat of reinforced concrete, buildings and soft targets and suppression of dispersed troops.
FNSS introduces a new 25mm SABER turret for armored cavalry vehicle
SABER is a medium caliber one man power operated turret that can be deployed on a wide range wheeled and tracked armored vehicles. SABER turret incorporates the latest technologies in turret drives, fire control, protection and lethality. The compact dimensions and light weight makes SABER a suitable choice for different types of armored vehicles. Development of the SABER turret started in 2013 and is privately funded.
SABER turret is fitted armed with a 25mm cannon and a 7.62mm machine gun
SABER turret offers more than 60% larger internal volume than FNSS’s previous generation one man turret with less than 10% increase in outer envelope dimensions.
The main armament consists of an ATK 25mm M242 Enhanced Bushmaster 25mm dual-feed automatic cannon which is provided with 240 rounds (150+90) of ready-use ammunition.
A 7.62mm M240 machine gun is mounted coaxially with the M242 cannon on the left hand side of the turret and is provided with 600 ready use ammunition. A bank of three 76mm grenade launchers is mounted on both sides of the turret towards the rear. These could also be replaced by grenade launchers of other calibers. The digital fire control and sighting system includes a 3rd Generation long wave or mid wave thermal imager, a telescopic day optical channel, unity window for surveillance, an eye safe laser range finder with 8.000m range and ballistic computation capability.
The gunner is also provided with two up-look periscopes for all around vision.
The gun turret drive system is electrical and fully digital with two axis stabilization capability to ensure a high accuracy of fire on the move. The traverse and elevation drives have manual backup capability. Turret traverse is all-electric through 360 degrees, with weapon elevation from -8 to +48 degrees.
Turret shell is made of all-welded aluminum armor with add-on composite and steel armor providing ballistic protection to STANAG 4569 Level IV standard.
At IDEX 2015, FNSS presents its new 6x6 PARS CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle
The CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle, produced as a prototype by FNSS, was developed using the PARS 6x6 platform. The CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle has the capability to detect and identify Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIM), including a Stand Off Detection capability, radiation detection, and the detection and identification of Biological Agents.
The CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle is based on a 6x6 PARS platform
The CBRN collective protection system fitted to the PARS 6x6 provides a vehicle over pressure and also an assisted breathing face mask system. The collective protection system is designed in accordance with the NATO standard AEP - 54.
The vehicle is also fitted with a remote control stabilized weapon system on which a 40mm automatic grenade launcher, 12.7mm or 7.62mm machine gun can be fitted in accordance with user requirements.
The vehicle has been designed for a CBRN Reconnaissance team of 4 personnel comprising driver, team / vehicle commander and two CBRN operators. An additional crew seat has been included within the PARS 6x6 to further improve operational capability and crew flexibility, particularly when taking and handling Chemical and Biological samples for further analysis. The FNSS CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle can also can be designed using the PARS 8X8 configuration which is capable of incorporating a larger CBRN team and more equipment if required.
The CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle is designed for a 4 personnel crew
Chemical Detection and Identification: The PARS 6x6 is fitted with 3x chemical detection units to monitor continuously for the presence of Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Industrial Materials both outside and inside the vehicle. There is also integrated an additional device which is used for further identification of solid or liquid samples within the vehicle glove box. This unit can also be removed from the vehicle for dismounted operations if required.
The vehicle is fitted with a Stand Off Detection capability, the device fitted uses laser technology and can detect up to a distance of 5km. A gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer (GC/MS) device for further detailed chemical analysis of a range of samples is also integrated into the PARS 6x6. This unit is also available for dismounted operations if required.
Biological Detection and Identification: The PARS 6x6 CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle is capable of continuous Biological Agent Detection. If a potential biological agent is detected, a secondary sample is taken for further analysis and the sample capture and analysis is carried out within the fully integrated glove box designed to provide operator safety. Due to the integrated design of the glove box, a variety of ground samples can also enter the glove box via the sample handling device for further analysis and identification.
Radiological and Nuclear Detection: Gamma radiation detectors are fitted to the outside of the vehicle in order to alert the crew to the direction and level of any radiation hazard. The PARS 6x6 is also fitted with an internal radiation detection device and individual crew dosimeters for personnel protection and dose rate monitoring.
The CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle keeps the mobility performance of the 6x6 PARS
Manual Sampling and Contaminated Area Marking: The PARS 6x6 incorporates the Double Wheel Sampling System which provides a continuous detection capability whilst on the move and for further sample analysis. Ground samples can be obtained by the operator safely from within the vehicle and can be stored outside the vehicle prior to onward transportation and further laboratory analysis.
The integrated area marking system of the PARS 6x6 CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle allows the operator to mark any contaminated area identified without having to leave the vehicle. The NATO standard ground marking flags are placed from within the vehicle using the interlocking delivery system which maintains vehicle over pressure and crew safety at all times.
The Central Processing Unit and CBRN Software: The CBRN detection devices integrated into the PARS 6x6 are linked to the Warning and Reporting CBRN software in order to provide the crew with timely alarms and information of any potential CBRN threat. The CBRN information gathered, when incorporated with the data received from the integrated meteorological device and GPS, can be transmitted using the on board communication system, in accordance with ATP 45 format.
The various tracked and wheeled platforms, produced by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. (FNSS Defense Systems Inc.), are manufactured entirely by using local engineering design and manpower in accordance with domestic and foreign user requirements. FNSS have the design and integration capability to offer solutions incorporating a wide range of different sub systems.
There are 6 Saudi companies will participate in the exhibition.
Today,I saw some pics for old products .. I don't know whether if there is new things or not ,but insha Allah I'll post all what I can get .
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