General Robotics Pitbull remote weapon station was displayed at Eurosatpry 2018 in a new Counter-UAV configuration that mounts a radar and integrates both soft and hard kill countermeasures. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
The Titus, seen at the Nexter display has a special side ramp enabling robots to disembark from the vehicle without operator involvement. It enables the crew to dispatch robots from inside the vehicle, without being exposed to enemy fire. The robots seen here are two types of the Nerva robots from Nexter. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
The Turkish company STM displayed at Eurosatory 2018 the Kargu, an autonomous rotary quadrotor attack drone that is carried and controlled by a single operator. Kargu uses real-time image processing and machine learning to enable the operator to use autonomous or manual flight modes to target stationary or moving targets in daylight or at night. The drone can be used for surveillance or attack missions, as the warhead can be loaded in the field for attack missions. It supports multiple warhead configurations (the photo shows a type of claymore explosive fragmentation charge). When targeting personnel in the open or behind defilade, the platform can be programmed to explode at a certain hight to achieve maximum lethality against soft targets. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Rheinmetall launched today the Oerlikon Skyranger gun turret mounted on the Boxer 8×8 chassis. The turret that weighs about four tons mounts the 35mm cannon that fired AHEAD rounds, an array of AESA radars providing hemispheric 360 coverage, and radar and EO target acquisition systems. The gun is employed against manned and unmanned aircraft at a range of three kilometers. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
Bluebird shows the ThunderB with a new capability to carry and release external stores. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
Thales is proposing the Hawkei armored tactical vehicle to the French Army, in a configuration that includes some of the Scorpion program systems and electronics, including the SICS VHF/UHF radio, Metravib acoustic gunshot location system and Thales Antares panoramic surveillance system. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
An inside view of the Digital Hawkei Thales proposes to the French Army. Scorpion program electronics include the SICS radio and interfaces and multifunction display employed with all the programme’s vehicles – including Leclerc tank, Jaguar, Grifon armored vehicles and the VBMR-L light APC. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
Patria unveiled a 6×6 armored personnel carrier that continues the tradition of Patria’s XA-180 origins (Pasi). The new vehicle draws on the experience gathered by Patria in the 8×8 AMV vehicle design, offering an affordable amphibious with full amphibious capabilities, and payload and growth potential of eight tons. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update