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Unmanned systems significantly enhance the operational effectiveness of civilian law enforcement agencies and the combat performance of military units. At DSEI 2017 Rheinmetall is presenting its concept for unmanned multipurpose vehicles, the Multi Misson Unmanned Ground Vehicle (MM UGV). It is capable of performing multiple roles.

Digital Concepts Engineering is launching the X-2 Unmanned Ground Vehicle fitted with the Marionette control system at DSEI. Exhibited as a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) detection platform it is also well suited to EOD, Search & Rescue, Perimeter patrol, communications relay, mine detection and clearing, light weapon mount and load moving tasks and is capable of manual or autonomous operation. The platform is based on the successful IBEX autonomous robotic system.

Arnold Defense, a US St Louis based international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, is unveiling a concept named the “FLETCHER” 2.75-inch/70mm Weapon System.FLETCHER can be mounted on land-based military vehicles as well as, potentially, marine and littoral platforms. The debut of the FLETCHER concept coincides with the DSEi Exhibition taking place in London, 12—15 September 2017.

Today at DSEi 2017, Thales announced a major commitment to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea by investing in two new UK-based trials and training centres. Following Thales’s successful trials during the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise in 2016, Thales is now investing in two trials and training centres based in West Wales and in South-West England to test and develop autonomous systems for both military and civil activities.

Senop, a part of Patria Group, launches asmart and accurate HUSKY Fire Control Thermal Sight at the DSEI 2017 defense exhibition in London, United Kingdom. The HUSKY Fire Control Thermal Sight is the next generation of smartweapon sight. A single push of a key is enough to rapidly calculate the aiming dot by using distance, ammunition’s ballistic tables, temperature and measured terrain angle.

At DSEI 2017, Thales introduces a new generation ambidextrous and NATO interoperable military assault rifle, the F90MBR – Modular Bullpup Rifle, suited to support the modern integrated soldier. The F90MBR is the new generation of the F90 Assault Rifle, currently in service with the Australian Defence Force.

Three years after its acquisition by Belgium based, small arms manufacturer FN Herstal, Manroy Engineering announces rebranding and name change to FNH UK. Since its acquisition by FN Herstal, Manroy Engineering has followed a carefully planned program of integration within the Herstal Group.

Swedish Company Saab presents for the first time ever at an exhibtion, the vehicle-based MSHORAD (Mobile Short Range Air Defense) solution - comprising the Giraffe 1X radar, Command and Control (C2) and RBS 70 NG Remote Weapon Station (RWS). The system is displayed at Saab’s stand, N2-230, at DSEI 2017, defense exhibition in London, United Kingdom.

At DSEI 2017, defense exhibition in London, HGH Infrared Systems showcases another leading-edge improvement for the successful Spynel-S and Spynel-X: these two members of the Spynel family, already giving the best image quality and the longest detection range on the market, can now be equipped with a Visible Channel, a Laser Range Finder, or both. This option is called V-LRF.

Kent Periscopes, the North Wales, UK based international supplier of unity vision periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for military armoured fighting vehicles, is exhibiting a wide range of products  at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) show in London, 12-15 September 2017. New from Kent at DSEi is the Straight Biocular Display. Comprising of the latest display screen and lens arrangement, the Biocular Viewer gives excellent relaxed viewing for Armoured Fighting Vehicle drivers. The display can be supplied in isolation or as part of the Kent Embedded Image Periscope (EIP) System.

The global defence industry’s most versatile Light Weight Recovery (LWR) vehicle has been unveiled by UK high mobility vehicle specialist, Supacat, at DSEi 2017 in London. The 10.5 tonne HMT Light Weight Recovery (HMT LWR) has been developed by Supacat to fill a capability gap to recover vehicles operating in hard to access urban and rural locations as required by the UK MoD’s Light Weight (Air Portable) Recovery Capability (LW(AP)RC) programme. 

In modern warfare, light forces are often limited in their tactical agility and operational endurance by the quantity of equipment and combat supplies that they can physically carry, especially in complex terrain such as jungles, mountains and the dense urban environment. Soldiers can now rely on the HIPPO-X light tactical mobility platform to carry their combat package.

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