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04 Sep 19. Arnold Defense launches their new MLHS high-capacity rocket launcher. Arnold Defense, the St. Louis based manufacturer of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, will be unveiling their sensational new high-capacity rocket launcher, the Multiple Launch Hydra System (MLHS) at DSEi London, 10-13 September 2019. Prior to the MLHS debut, Arnold Defense will also be attending the 27th International Defence Industry Exhibition, MSPO, taking place in Poland, 03-06 September 2019.
The MLHS is a new surface-based, 23-round, 2.75-inch/70mm precision-guided rocket launcher. When coupled with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), the most accurate precision guided weapon in its class, the MLHS is set to transform the surface defence world by delivering a low-cost, high-capacity surgical strike capability.
Whilst the MLHS is a new system, it represents a significant product development of Arnold Defense’s exceptional FLETCHER surface-based, laser-guided rocket launcher. Prior to the development of FLETCHER, the delivery of precision weapons in support of land-forces necessitated the deployment of air or aviation assets; assets that are expensive and not guaranteed to be available when needed. MLHS offers the same organic surface-to-surface precision effect with the versatility and utility demonstrated by FLETCHER, coupled with significant additional delivery capacity. Both systems meet the demands of modern surface-based, asymmetric warfare, optimized for use by both special and conventional forces.
Jim Hager, President and CEO of Arnold Defense said “It is always great to be exhibiting at DSEi, where we had the privilege to reveal the FLETCHER concept in 2017. This year we take that concept a step further with our newest rocket launcher, the Multiple Launch Hydra System”. He added “Both DSEi and MSPO offer a fabulous opportunity to engage with our European and wider international partners and customer base; where Arnold Defense will be showcasing our continued innovation and dedication to providing only the best weapons systems to today’s modern warfighters”.
At MSPO, Arnold Defense will be exhibiting the LWL-12, another of their core products, at the Works 11 booth, E 38- E42. Meet the Arnold Defense team on their stand, F-47 in the USA Pavilion.
Arnold’s unveiling of the MLHS will take place at DSEi, where the system will be mounted on the UNIMOG LTTV on the Jankel Stand N6-350. Their FLETCHER rocket launcher will also be on display on BAE Stand S4-200, S4-240, mounted on the Level Peaks M205 tripod, with Capco mount plate.
04 Sep 19. UVision Air Ltd. – a global pioneer in the area of lethal loitering systems for a wide variety of missions – will present an integrated solution for Special Forces, consisting of the Hero Loitering Munitions mounted on an EINSA NETON tactical vehicle that meets the most stringent Special Forces’ requirements.
UVision’s products are easily adapted to a wide range of naval and ground platforms. At DSEI, the company will demonstrate its unique support for Special Forces.
According to Major General (Ret.) Avi Mizrachi, CEO of UVision, “As pioneers in the area of unmanned loitering munition systems, we are responsive to our customers’ needs, and have therefore developed cooperative relationships with companies such as EINSA in order to provide comprehensive solutions for forces operating in the field. UVision’s products are optimized for a variety of platforms, applications and scenarios, providing capabilities that enable combat forces to have better flexibility and control on the battlefield.”
The EINSA NETON is an ultrafast, all-terrain, air transportable vehicle. Weighing around 2000kg, with a load capacity of 1000kg and a maximum speed of 160km/h, it can seat up to 9 fighters. Multiple Hero systems can be installed on each EINSA NETON vehicle allowing on-board launching or dismounted ground deployed launch capabilities. In addition to the integrated solution, UVision will also display at DSEI the Hero-30, the newly introduced Hero-120, the Hero-400EC and the HERO Simulation System.
High-precision Hero-30 Loitering Munition system is lightweight, man-pack portable, easy to operate, and deployed within minutes. It is capable of speeds up to 100 knots, and has an endurance of 30 minutes. The system can be quickly and efficiently operated by Special Forces in the field without special training.
The Hero-30 offers reduced system weight, greater safety and ease-of-use during launch, and can be easily mounted on military platforms. Its pneumatic launch, low noise and low thermal signature make the Hero-30 an invisible, high-precision surprise and lethal attacker, providing a major asset to the fighting force.
The NEW Hero-120 Loitering Munition
At DSEI, UVision will showcase the new configuration of the Hero-120 ‒ a portable, modular, customizable loitering weapon system which can be fitted with a range of powerful multi-purpose warheads. The versatile, precision, multi-operational system with a unique aerodynamic structure can carry out pinpoint strikes against mid-range hard targets ‒ vehicles, tanks, concrete fortifications and personnel ‒ in populated urban areas or remote locations with minimal collateral damage. The lightweight, compact, highly maneuverable man-pack configuration, with extended endurance of over an hour and a loitering range of up to 40 km, can be independently operated by frontline forces, precisely striking time-sensitive targets from a wide variety of angles. Providing advanced abort and target re-engagement capabilities, it provides a whole new range of operational possibilities.
This is a long-range, high-precision loitering munition system with a low acoustic, visual and thermal signature that can locate, track and strike static and moving targets with high accuracy, stealth and minimal collateral damage. Precision strike capabilities, extended endurance of up to 2 hours, and multi-purpose warhead ‒ including concrete piercing, anti-tank, and anti-personnel that handle different types of targets with exceptional accuracy ‒ enable long-range & versatile missions. Due to its exceptional maneuverability, the Hero-400EC provides an advanced mid-air abort capability that allows automatic re-entry into loitering mode, re-engagement, or return to the recovery area using a parachute.
The Hero Simulator System
UVision will demonstrate a sophisticated simulation system at the exhibition, allowing a hands-on experience for visitors. The Hero Simulator System is an advanced loitering weapon and payload simulator that allows Loitering Weapon System (LWS) operators to train on the Hero family of Loitering Munitions (LM) in a virtual realistic environment. Users of all levels can train in a wide range of operational scenarios – while avoiding the costs, risks and constraints inherent in live-fire missions. Easy-to-operate, compact, and ready to be used anywhere, the system is available for training 24/7 in all weather conditions. Stand S9-140
04 Sep 19. Tasmanian Tiger – the UK’s leading provider of Tactical Equipment for Military, Police, Counter Terror, Special Forces and First Responder use at DSEI. Representing the very highest quality and functionality, our comprehensive range of Tactical Equipment is designed to meet your specific needs. The Tasmanian Tiger product line includes:
- Long & Short Range Backpacks
- Specialist Medical & First Responder Packs
- Radio and Daypacks
- Plate Carriers & Chest Rigs
- Mag and numerous other Pouches
All Tasmanian Tiger products are made in our own factories to ensure the highest possible standard of manufacturing and the best materials available in the market – all at a sensible price. This also enables us to have the flexibility and adaptability to provide our clients with specific projects.
It would be great to discuss your requirements during DSEI 2019, held at ExCel London between 10th and 13th September. Find us at Stand N8-163.
03 Sep 19. SAN Ltd. Designs and manufactures heavy and light equipment for the defense and commercial markets around the world, will present its unique Tactical Breaching Kit in use by special forces, law enforcement units, and search & rescue teams, at DSEI 2019.
Weighing only 3-4 kg when in use by hand, the lightweight kit is powered by two batteries, each one able to power up to 25 breaching operations, totaling up to 50 breaches between charges. The use of a hydraulic method instead of explosives or mechanical tools, makes the system quiet and easy to operate, enabling forces to maintain the element of surprise in cases where the breach is required in order to locate and neutralize hostile forces. The kit is also safe for both the user and anything or anyone on the other side of the door, which is curial in hostage and rescue situations.
“As most of our team were breachers during their service, when we developed the Tactical Breaching Kit, our goal was to create the ideal breaching solution,” says Ran Nakash, CEO of SAN Ltd. “We invested considerable resources in developing a system that is based on our operational knowledge in the hydraulics field. This resulted in the best possible product for today’s operating forces and is currently being used throughout the world.”
The Tactical Breaching Kit can be equipped with a door breaker, spreader, long spreader, cutter, guillotine, cable cutter, jimmy bar, cylinder opener, wire cutter and a magnet.
SAN Ltd. is a privately-held Israeli company established in 1995. The company focuses on design, production, engineering and project management, and designs, manufactures, sells and supplies heavy and light equipment to customers in a variety of markets. These customers include major defense sector organizations and leading companies around the world.
With expertise in the fields of hydraulic mechanical power systems (APU) and systems integration, SAN’s production facilities work according to the highest global standards, including AS9100 & ISO 9001.
SAN is also expert in the fields of combat, search & rescue. Over the last decade, the company has developed and upgraded its world-leading electro-hydraulic tactical breaching kits, which incorporate innovative technologies with light materials, enabling them to be easily carried and operated by one individual, while providing a powerful set of tools that can break into any structure in top speed.
For more information about the SAN breaching solution, please visit the company’s website: https://www.san.co.il/ Stand no S5-220
03 Sep 19. RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Twitter: @RAFAELdefense) is participating at DSEI 2019. RAFAEL is a pioneer developer of various categories of land systems, including Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS), tactical missiles, active protection for AFV’s and more. In first, at DSEI 2019, RAFAEL will be showcasing its complete all-in-one SAMSONTM 30mm Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS), integrated with two SPIKETM missiles and the TROPHYTM Active Protection System (APS).
Developed by RAFAEL, TROPHY is the world’s only operational, safety-certified APS in the world, providing combat-proven protection against anti-armour rocket and missile threats, for various types of light, medium and heavy weight platforms. TROPHY has the unique ability of locating and reporting the origin of the hostile fire for immediate response.
TROPHY is in service in the Israel Defence Forces on the Merkava Mk 3&4 and on the NAMER APC with over 600,000 operation hours. It has also recently been ordered by the U.S Army and Marine Corps.
With more than 5000 SAMSON RCWS systems in service worldwide, the addition of SPIKE and TROPHY significantly contributes to the mobility, manoeuvrability, survivability and lethality of the platform, all from the same OEM.
Targeting specific land and air applications, RAFAEL will also exhibit the SPIKE Family of multi-platform, multi-purpose, electro-optical missiles, with varying ranges of up to 30km (SPIKE NLOS), and the 5th generation SPIKE LR2 which has already been ordered by a number of customers around the world. Altogether, SPIKE Family systems have been sold to 33 countries, including 18 EU and NATO nations, with over 30,000 missiles already delivered and 6,000 fired in combat and in tests.
In addition, at DSEI 2019 RAFAEL will exhibit the DRONE DOMETM, an innovative end-to-end system designed to provide effective airspace defence against hostile drones (Micro and Nano UAVs), with SKYSPOTTERTM – an advanced EO sensor for real-time airspace monitoring, early detection and accurate tracking of aerial objects, including drones, aircraft, UAV’s, etc.
DRONE DOME has been sold to a number of customers, including the UK MOD.
In addition, RAFAEL will exhibit the following:
- MIC4ADTM, an advanced, unified, integrated C4I system for GBAD applications, that commands and controls the operation of both air and missile defence, including air-superiority missions
- Integrated all-in-one Iron Dome air defence system for manoeuvring forces in the field on a single vehicle
- BNETTM FAMILY ‒ Ultra-high broadband IP SDR for ground and air applications
- TYPHOON™ MK-30C – Stabilized & remotely operated weapon system for surface and aerial targets
SOUTH HALL, STAND S8-220.
02 Sep 19. General Robotics Ltd., – a company specializing in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced robotic systems for defense and homeland security applications – will reveal, for the first time at DSEI 2019, the new anti-drone remote controlled weapon station with its latest features.
The Pitbull-3 is an ultra-lightweight RCWS that delivers Point & Shoot technology, is highly accurate and highly reliable, and provides an ideal solution for detecting and tracking all types of drones during flight, enabling their neutralization and downing.
Weighing only 70 kg, the Pitbull-3 anti-drone station provides a complete solution in one compact and mobile system that can be easily installed on any manned or unmanned ground, air or maritime platform, including ultralight vehicles such as ATVs, and fixed stations.
“While hard-kill solutions are inevitably needed to stop advanced drones and drone swarms, there is a strong focus on soft-kill capabilities. Pitbull-3 enables both.” says Shahar Gal, CEO of General Robotics Ltd.
The system’s complete solution against drones enables three key courses of action to be taken:
- Detection of drones by different kinds of radar integrated within the system, with a drone detection range of up to 5 km.
- A soft-kill via an integrated jammer which can induce simultaneous disruption of all drones’ communication frequencies – command, video and GPS – thereby forcing the drone to stop, land or return to base.
- A hard-kill whereby an advanced prediction algorithm enables moving drones to be shot down from 500 meters, and hovering drones from 800 meters.
In addition to Pitbull, at DSEI, the company will also present the new, DOGO Mark II anti-terror robot with its latest capabilities, which include faster Point & Shoot™ interface, enabling accurate designation of lethal or non-lethal means simply by clicking on the screen; non-lethal pepper spray and non-lethal dazzling light module attachments; and front extenders, for overcoming various obstacles.
Weighing just 11 kg, DOGO is in use by special forces, SWAT teams and infantry around the world. Standard pistols can be quickly attached to the robot and easily operated via Point & Shoot™ technology. DOGO can also be integrated with non-lethal modules. The robot includes eight video cameras that provide 360° live video and boresight views and can communicate in hostage situations. The DOGO is being sent into fatal funnels to provide situational awareness and remote engagement capabilities to increase the survivability of the fighting forces.
Arnold Defense has manufactured more than 1.25 million 2.75-inch rocket launchers since 1961 for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and many NATO customers. They are the world’s largest supplier of rocket launchers for military aircraft, vessels and vehicles. Core products include the 7-round M260 and 19-round M261 commonly used by helicopters; the thermal coated 7-round LAU-68 variants and LAU-61 Digital Rocket Launcher used by the U.S. Navy and Marines; and the 7-round LAU-131 and SUU-25 flare dispenser used by the U.S. Air Force and worldwide.
Today’s rocket launchers now include the ultra-light LWL-12 that weighs just over 60 pounds (27 kg.) empty and the new Fletcher (4) round launcher. Arnold Defense designs and manufactures various rocket launchers that can be customized for any capacity or form factor for platforms in the air, on the ground or even at sea.
Arnold Defense maintains the highest standards of production quality by using extensive testing, calibration and inspection processes.