Elbit Systems Introduces a New Tactical UAS: the Hermes 650 Spark
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by Tamir Eshel
1w ago
Elbit Systems has rolled out the Hermes 650 Spark, the latest addition to its Hermes family of Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS). Spark is designed to be the contemporary successor to the long-serving Hermes 450, aiming to modernize UAS fleets that currently consist of mixed 450/900 models or are exclusively equipped with the 450 variants. The post Elbit Systems Introduces a New Tactical UAS: the Hermes 650 Spark first appeared on Defense Update ..read more
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Protected: WindGuard: the Heartbeat of Active Protection Systems
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by Tamir Eshel
3w ago
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: WindGuard: the Heartbeat of Active Protection Systems first appeared on Defense Update ..read more
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EDGE and Milrem Robotics to Field a UAE Robotic Force
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by Tamir Eshel
1M ago
Milrem Robotics, an Estonian company partly owned by the UAE based EDGE Group will equip the UAE Armed Forces with 60 Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), according to an official announcement released yesterday at the colsong day of the UMEX exhibition in Dubai. Milrem also unveiled a new 8x8 platform expected to expand its RCV fleet next year. The post EDGE and Milrem Robotics to Field a UAE Robotic Force first appeared on Defense Update ..read more
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USMC Receives the First Production ACV Command Vehicle (ACV-C)
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by Tamir Eshel
1M ago
BAE Systems delivered the first Amphibious Combat Vehicle Command and Control (ACV-C) variant under the full-rate production contract to the U.S. Marine Corps. The ACV-C will provide Marines with a mobile command center that enables maintaining situational awareness and operations planning in the battlespace and on the move. The ACV-C serves as a tactical echelon command post for the U.S. Marine Corps regiment. The post USMC Receives the First Production ACV Command Vehicle (ACV-C) first appeared on Defense Update ..read more
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Ukraine, Estonia Share Operational Experience with THeMIS UGVs
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by Tamir Eshel
1M ago
THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) delivered by Estonian based Milrem Robotics company to the Ukrainian armed forces have undergone extensive operations in the combat zone, this deployment has already yielding initial user experience shared with the company. Milrem Robotics delivered 14 THeMIS UGVs to Ukraine. Seven of the systems are intended to carry cargo and for casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and seven, equipped with payloads from the French CNIM, for route clearance and demining operations. The post Ukraine, Estonia Share Operational Experience with THeMIS UGVs first appeared on Defen ..read more
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Rheinmetall Tests Skyranger 30A1 VSHORAD Firepower
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by Tamir Eshel
1M ago
Rheinmetall began testing its newest VSHORAD mobile gun system, Skyranger 30. In December 2023, the A1 configuration of the Skyranger 30 underwent a successful testing and live-fire campaign, paving the way for total system qualification by mid-2024. The post Rheinmetall Tests Skyranger 30A1 VSHORAD Firepower first appeared on Defense Update ..read more
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DARPA’s X-65 Test Plane Moves to Manufacturing Phase
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by Tamir Eshel
1M ago
Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing company, has begun manufacturing work on a new X-65 program for DARPA. The new design employs Active Flow Control (AFC) technology that has the potential to replace traditional flaps and rudders, which are used to maneuver most aircraft today. The aircraft is configured to be modular, featuring replaceable outboard wings and swappable AFC effectors, which allows for future testing of additional AFC designs. The post DARPA’s X-65 Test Plane Moves to Manufacturing Phase first appeared on Defense Update ..read more
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Rafael Tests the Spyder AiO Short Range Air Defense System
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by Tamir Eshel
1M ago
Against the ongoing regional Mid-East conflict, RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems of Israel completed a pivotal SPYDER air-defense system test in its innovative All in One (AiO) configuration. The test featured an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) interception under challenging operational conditions, with the SPYDER system achieving a precise and effective defense against the evolving aerial threats representing those encountered by Israel in recent combat engagements. The post Rafael Tests the Spyder AiO Short Range Air Defense System first appeared on Defense Update ..read more
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Transforming Aerospace and Defense: The AI Revolution
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by Tamir Eshel
1M ago
This article delves into the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the military, aerospace and defense sectors, highlighting how AI is reshaping these fields with advanced capabilities and strategic insights. We explore the unique challenges these sectors face and how AI offers innovative solutions. Featuring a carefully curated 'top five' list of companies, the article examines their ground-breaking AI applications and contributions to defense technology. From predictive maintenance to enhanced situational awareness and decision-making, discover how these companies are leadi ..read more
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Transforming Aerospace and Defense: The AI Revolution
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by Tamir Eshel
2M ago
This article delves into the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the military, aerospace and defense sectors, highlighting how AI is reshaping these fields with advanced capabilities and strategic insights. We explore the unique challenges these sectors face and how AI offers innovative solutions. Featuring a carefully curated 'top five' list of companies, the article examines their ground-breaking AI applications and contributions to defense technology. From predictive maintenance to enhanced situational awareness and decision-making, discover how these companies are leadin ..read more
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