16 Jun 14. Aimpoint launched new Micro T-2 sight at Eurosatory. Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Micro T-2 sight to the company’s professional product line. The Micro T-2 will be available for shipment in September, 2014, and will be offered alongside the company’s existing Micro T-1 product. Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights. Law enforcement and military end users have embraced this sight for its compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life. Product reviews with professional end users identified a series of desired product enhancements that have now been added to this new product. These changes include: a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti-reflective devices, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.
17 Jun 14. Med-Eng and CeoTronics announced their agreement to provide an advanced wireless communications system to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) customers in over 100 countries worldwide. The agreement will allow Med-Eng to provide the CT-DECT radio to Bomb Disposal Technicians through its international network of Channel Partners. The CT-DECT radio is widely recognized for its superior performance, with crystal clear full duplex sound quality and remarkably low power consumption. The CT-DECT platform is already deployed in numerous countries by leading First Responder agencies and has the technical capabilities needed for explosives disposal missions in public safety and military operations. Its audio quality has earned the respect of users the world over and its ability to extend its range through a re-transmitter enables it to be deployed in challenging urban environments.
16 Jun 14. The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) successfully fired four Raytheon Company Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). All four AMRAAMS intercepted their airborne targets during the annual live fire exercise at the Andoya Rocket Range in Northern Norway.
“NASAMS has proven its capability year after year. The success rate of the extensive tests and tactical live fire programs has been over 90 percent against a variety of targets and profiles in challenging scenarios,” said Ralph Acaba, vice president for Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “Our customers appreciate the flexibility of NASAMS and its ability to protect high-value assets and maneuvering forces. We plan to have our most recent customer, Oman, operationally deployed soon.”
Military observers from several countries, including two existing NASAMS customers, were in Norway for the test.
“This successful test once again demonstrates the versatility of the combat-proven AMRAAM missile,” said Mike Jarrett, Raytheon vice president of Air Warfare Systems. “Raytheon’s broad portfolio of missiles can provide precision fire power to ground based air defense systems such as NASAMS around the globe.”
16 Jun 14. Raytheon Company and Thales have signed a 27-month development and five-year production agreement in support of future improvements of Raytheon’s tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) weapon system. Thales has committed a £13.5m (~$20.2m) investment in the design and qualification of two new TOW missile subassemblies that will address obsolescence, increase system fuze safety and reduce total missile cost.
“Re-investing in the TOW weapon system for the U.S. government, our international partners and TOW users around the globe ensures increased capability and enables Raytheon to continue delivering affordable precision,” said Michelle Lohmeier, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’