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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

FFG and Polish Defense Holding showcases Armoured Recovery version of Wisent 1 family

During MSPO 2014, German Flensburger Fahrzeugbau company and Polish Defence Holding showcase the Wisent Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV), which is designed for recovery operations and technical support of heavy military vehicles during field operations as well as in maintenance workshops, especially to Leopard Main Battle Tanks. 
Wisent 1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) at MSPO 2014
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Multi-Purpose and Tactical Missiles : the Rafael's Spike family at MSPO 2014

During MSPO 2014, Rafael presents complete range of multi-purpose missiles, including its last unveiled product, the Spike NLOS. The SPIKE Family consists of missiles suited for land, air and naval platforms, multiple ranges and a variety of targets. 
Rafael's Spike NLOS Electro Optic Guided Missile
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Krauss-Maffei Wegmann officially unveiled new air-transportable Special Operation Vehicle

At MSPO 2014 International Defence Industry Exhibition, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann unveiled for the first time a new air-transportable light armoured vehicle designed for special forces operations. The KMW Special Operation Vehicle (SOV) should be the first of a family of products based on the Bremach chassis. 
KMW new Air-transportable Special Operation Vehicle (SOV) at MSPO 2014
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India to get Asia's first Ballistic Research Centre

India is all set to achieve self-reliance in testing of armoured vehicles, as Asia's first Ballistic Research Centre will soon be functioning at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) here. "A Ballistic Research Centre will be set up in GFSU to test bullet-proof armoured vehicles as big as trucks. This would be the first-of-its-kind centre in Asia," GFSU's Director General JM Vyas said. 
The Ballistic Research Centre will conduct tests for armoured vehicles of the Indian Army (Pic: the Indian "Arjun" Mk-1 MBT)
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MSPO 2014 show daily news international defense industry exhibition Kiel...

Over the twenty years of its existence; since 1993, the International Defence Industry Exhibition has acquired and confirmed the status of Central Europe’s most important event of this kind; it also the continent’s third largest military show. MSPO is a global-scale expo as it brings together guests from all corners of the world. Army Recognition is the Official Online Show Daily and Web TV for MSPO 2014.



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Monday, 1 September 2014

Rafael's Trophy active protection system highlighted at MSPO 2014

The Trophy is a situational awareness and active protection hard kill system that operates in three major stages: Threat detection and threat tracking followed by hard kill countermeasure (Multiple Explosive Formed Penetrators – MEFP) activation and threat neutralization. The neutralization process takes place only if the threat is about to hit the platform. 
Trophy-LV active protection system mounted on a Hatehof's Hurricane 4x4 armored vehicle
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Successful test-flights for IAIs' B767 Tanker using an advanced Fly-by-Wire (FBW) boom system

IAI recently performed successful test-flights on a B767-300ER aircraft, equipped with an advanced Fly-by-Wire (FBW) boom system. The new added FBW boom capability, for this specific type of aircraft, joins and enhances IAI''s extensive experience in converting tens of aircraft (B767, B707, C130, and IL-78) to tankers or multi mission tanker/transport (MMTT) platforms, for more than 12 customers worldwide, including the Israel Air Force. 
IAI's Fly-by-Wire boom system mounted on a B767-300ER is showcased at MSPO 2014
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Renault Trucks Defense Presents the VAB Mk3 and the Sherpa Light at MSPO 2014

Renault Trucks Defense and its two associated, well recognized brands, Panhard and ACMAT, include ranges with multirole vehicles designed for a full spectrum of missions: tactical and reconnaissance vehicles, Special Forces vehicles, support and liaison vehicles etc. These vehicles have a large interior volume/payload capacity, and offer protection against multiple threats, as well as all-terrain mobility. 
Sherpa Light light armored tactical vehicle

Renault Trucks Defense's VAB Mark III 6x6 medium armored vehicle
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MBDA showcases new air defense missile systems at MSPO 2014

MBDA’s stand at MSPO 2014 focuses strongly on air defense capabilities and especially on the VL Mica short range air defense system and on the ASTER 30 missile, which is being displayed at the MSPO exhibition. The Aster 30 is the munition of the SAMP/T system, which has been shortlisted by Polish authorities in the frame of its medium range air defense program called “Wisla”. 
MBDA’s Aster 30 air defense missile
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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Iran test-fires Bavar-373 home-made missile defense system

Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said on Saturday, August 30, that Bavar-373 fired its first successful shot. He added that the system, developed as an alternative with superior capabilities to the Russian S-300 after Moscow canceled its contract with Tehran, works better than certain similar long-range missile systems manufactured by other countries. 
First photo of Iran’s Bavar-373 missile defense system
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