16 Feb 10. Samtel Display Systems (SDS), India’s leading private sector aerospace company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saab to jointly develop, manufacture and market RIGS Head-Up Displays (RIGS HUD) in India. The announcement was made by Mr. Micael Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Electronic Defence Systems, and Mr. Puneet Kaura, Executive Director, SDS at the 6th Defexpo 2010 being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
22 Apr 10. The General Service Administration (GSA) in the United States has signed a general agreement with a long-term sales partner of Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH. “By entering the contract number, US agencies and the corresponding user can purchase our high-quality targeting and observation optics directly online,” says Hans Ziegner, explaining the significance of the agreement. This successful step on the US market is the result of long and intensive negotiations between the sales partner and US authorities. The products of the Hensoldt line, in particular, are very popular in the US military and security forces as a result of their unparalleled precision and craftsmanship. Founded in 1949, the GSA supplies all US agencies with materials and services.
11 May 10. Following selection of the Personal Security Detail (PSD) weapon to equip royal protection units with a 6.8mm calibre weapon, LWRC International and KADDB announce a Joint Venture to license produce the weapons in-country. KADDB will also produce a longer barrel version and in due course others in the LWRC range. The revolutionary LWRCI™ PSD™ rifle offers incredible fire power in a tiny package! Smashing the paradigm that small close protection weapons be relegated to pistol-caliber submachine guns, the PSD brings the awesomely hard-hitting 6.8mm SPC round to bear on threats out to 300 meters! This means that personal security teams can reach farther and hit harder while maintaining the concealability and portability of the current, leading SMG. Capable of penetrating soft armor and hard barriers, such as cinder block walls, the incredible 6.8mm round gives the operator unparalleled capabilities in facing today’s threats. The LWRCI™ PSD™ rifle is outfitted with our patent-pending ARM-R™ rail system, featuring a removable top platform and return-to-zero reinstallation with no tools required. The carbine-length rail over a low profile gas block gives the operator their choice in rail-mounted BUIS and is ideal for optics. The PSD™ rifle combines submachine gun size with a battle rifle cartridge and our ultra reliable gas-piston operating system, offering the professional shooter never-before realized capabilities in one sweet little package.