Trailer-based hybrid power source with fuel cells

On the occasion of the ISCWEST security industry trade show in the United States, SFC Energy AG introduced a new trailer- based hybrid power solution for security & surveillance, communication, oil & gas and traffic...> more


New radar for Gripen C/D

Saab has developed the PS-05/A fighter radar to a new version designated Mk4 for the Gripen C/D. The PS-05/A Mk4 is the most recent development of the original PS-05/A Gripen radar. A new hardware configuration with a complete...> more


Italy orders two more frigates

Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A., a joint venture between Fincantieri (51%) and Finmeccanica (49%), and the Italian prime contractor for the international Italian-French FREMM Multi Mission European Frigates programme, was...> more


CRAYLER field loader

Several applications deriving from user experience are now available for the CRAYLER, a remote controlled, four-wheel-driven and air-transportable field loader with a lifting capacity of 1,300 kg at  600 mm load distance and...> more


Precision missiles by Diehl Defence

At the IDEF’15 Diehl Defence showcased missile expertise for advanced submarines as well as combat aircraft with its IDAS and Laser-Guided Sidewinder guided missiles. Moreover, the company presented high-quality packaging for...> more


Mast systems by Geroh

Geroh showed their mast systems KVR and SPM together with the Stiletto at IDEF'15. KVR masts are suitable meeting the demands on communication or surveillance operations with a payload capacity of 70 kg. They are in use in...> more



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  • The EU Contribution to Strengthening European Armed Forces (Michael Gahler MEP)
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