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Guardian Xtreme 4×4 MRAP

Guardian Xtreme 4×4 MRAP


The Guardian Xtreme is a new member in the family of Guardian 4×4 APC armored vehicle personnel carrier produced and manufactured by the Company IAG (International Armored Group). This is an MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) Vehicle which is available in 4×4 and 6×6 configuration. The Guardian Xtreme was especially designed to perform combat, tactical and surveillance missions and can quickly respond to remote area threats due to its high maneuverability.

Guardian Xtreme 4×4 MRAP

Guardian Xtreme 4×4 MRAP


The layout of the Guardian Xtreme 4×4 and 6×6 MRAP is very similar to the original Guardian with the engine at the front, driver and commander in the center and troops compartment at the rear. The Guardian Xtreme is available in 4×4 and 6×6 configurations with standard STANAG 4569 Level II blast and ballistic protection including the engine bay. It can be upgraded to Level III armor protection including front, sides, rear and roof. It offers mine protection STANAG 4569 Level 2a and 2b, against blast explosion of 6 kg TNT charge under the wheels and the center of the floor. Both vehicles, IAG Guardian Xtreme in 4×4 and 6×6 configuration have a V-hull shaped floor to provide superior blast protection and a custom made heavy duty 12,000lbs front axle to provide additional payload.
Guardian Xtreme 4×4 MRAP

Guardian Xtreme 4×4 MRAP


The Guardian Xtreme MRAP is based on the Ford F550 Super Duty 4×4 chassis powered by a 6.7 Liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel Engine developing 330 hp. at 2,600 rpm coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It can run at maximum road speed of 110 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 800 km. The heavy duty suspension and drive train maximize its off-road capabilities while providing a smooth on-road ride. All the wheels of the vehicle has integrated bead lock and run-flat system designed to prevent tires from separating from the wheels when deflated, and enable the vehicle to keep operating in the event of a tire puncture.
Guardian Xtreme 4×4 MRAP

Guardian Xtreme 4×4 MRAP


Standard equipment of the Guardian Xtreme 4×4 and 6×6 MRAP includes white search light mounted on the roof of the crew cabin, wire mesh for all lights, auxiliary fans, elevated gunner stand, automatic engine fire suppression system, electrical system upgrade to 24V and 360° surveillance system including outside cameras all-around the hull with video screen and DVR (Digital Video Recorder) inside of the vehicle. Optional accessories can be integrated which include thermal imaging surveillance camera systems, grenade launchers, black out lights and much more. The doors of the vehicle are fitted with military grade locking mechanisms ensuring close tightly to form complete 360° protection. The vehicle is also equipped with anti-mine blast seats with headrests and 5 points harness. It has the standard Ford dashboard and controls for ease of use and operator familiarity.

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Royal Malaysian Air Force Hawk Fleet

Royal Malaysian Air Force Hawk Fleet


The Royal Malaysian Air Force has 18 Hawk aircraft, consisting of 4 Hawk 108 export versions as training aircraft and 14 Hawk 208 as combat aircraft. The Hawk 108 is a two-seat advanced weapons trainer export version for the Royal Malaysian Air Force with additional avionics, an optional forward-looking infrared, a redesigned wing and HOTAS. Fitted with BAE Sky Guardian RWR and wing tip AAM rails. Ten ordered December 1990, and delivered January 1994 to September 1995. The Hawk 208 is a single-seat, lightweight multi-role combat aircraft export version for the Royal Malaysian Air Force. It has been used for air defence, air-denial, anti-shipping, interdiction, close air support, and ground attack.

Royal Malaysian Air Force Hawk Fleet

Royal Malaysian Air Force Hawk Fleet


On 5 March 2013, during the 2013 Lahad Datu standoff, five Hawk 208 together with three American-made Boeing F/A-18D Hornets were employed in airstrikes on hideouts of the terrorist group Royal Security Forces of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo in Lahad Datu, Sabah ahead of the ground assault by joint forces of the Malaysian Army and Royal Malaysian Police. The Hawk 208s flew 15 sorties, each Hawk 200 dropping Mk 82 unguided bombs in the first sortie and firing CRV7 rockets at additional ground targets on the second and third. A spokesman for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a phone interview that the objective of the airstrikes was to “soften the ground before troops move in,”.
Royal Malaysian Air Force Hawk Fleet

Royal Malaysian Air Force Hawk Fleet


The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft. It was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey, in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk, and subsequently produced by its successor companies, British Aerospace and BAE Systems, respectively. It has been used in a training capacity and as a low-cost combat aircraft. Operators of the Hawk include the Royal Air Force (notably the Red Arrows display team) and a considerable number of foreign military operators.
Royal Malaysian Air Force Hawk Fleet

Royal Malaysian Air Force Hawk Fleet

Leonardo Company Border Control

Leonardo Company Border Control


Leonardo, through its Land & Naval Defence Electronics Division, has fielded a number of turn-key architectures providing effective monitoring and control of national borders and territories, both on the land and on the sea. Leonardo solutions for Border, Territory & Maritime Control enable net-centric operations for border guards, patrol units, special forces, and all those components of the armed forces that conduct the protection of the national borders and the homeland territory. With a consolidated breadth of expertise in the defence domain, Leonardo have developed a range of modular solutions to ensure effective and reliable security and control operations at every stage of the lifecycle.

All of Leonardo products exploit state-of-the-art technologies in the field of surveillance and C4I for enhancing operational efficiency of the assigned forces. Such result guarantees real-time or near-real-time sharing of tactical information between platforms and command posts, together with the provision of advanced solutions for increasing automation and effectiveness for all commanders at the different operational levels. Advanced “virtual fences” are also implemented by placing sensor surveillance along the borders, integrated with mobile surveillance systems and unmanned aircrafts. On both the land and the sea, we deliver system of systems based on open and modular architectures. Leonardo solutions may evolve over the years in terms of both operational functions and coverage (by adding assets or replacing existing equipments).

Leonardo Company Border Control

Leonardo Company Border Control


Leonardo solutions are based on a field-proven suite of in-house produced sensors, communications, platforms and command & control applications which guarantee territory sensing, access control, as well as the dynamic allocation of available resources. Leonardo offer is organized in two main domains, i.e. Integrated Systems for Border & Territory Control and Integrated Systems for Maritime & Coastal Surveillance. The first domain of applications (Border & Territory Control) typically integrates specialized sensors such as Ground Surveillance and Passive Radars (Lyra10, Aulos), short to long range Thermal Imaging cameras and day/night multi sensor systems (Janus, Horizon, Nerio, Observer), Acoustic systems (HALO, Hydra), and solutions for Mobile Situational Awareness, Fire Control, and Blue Force Tracking.

For the second domain of applications Leonardo has developed an Integrated Interagency Surveillance System which constitutes an innovative command and control solution aimed at collecting, fusing and analyzing data from multiple sources. The system builds and share a comprehensive operational picture with different agencies and organizations such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Environment, Intelligence and others. This type of systems also exploits long range coastal radars with Over The Horizon capabilities (Argos-30VS). For both land and maritime applications, the communications network to enable the net-centric operations exploits of H,V and UHF as well SATCOM in military and civil bands: in particular, tactical Radio Relays for the deployable segment and SATCOM-on-the-MOVE, different type of Software-Defined and conventional Radios for the mobile segment, and Military-Grade Networking devices.

U.S. State Dept clears of 240 Namer APC Power Packs to Israel for $238M

U.S. State Dept clears of 240 Namer APC Power Packs to Israel for $238M

The United States state department has approved sale of 240 Namer Armored Personnel Carrier (APC-MT883) Power Packs, Less Transmission (NPPLT) and related equipment to Israel for an estimated cost of $238 million. The Government of Israel has requested to buy 240 Namer Armored Personnel Carrier (APC-MT883) Power Packs, Less Transmission (NPPLT) in Full Configuration; 30 Namer Armored Personnel Carrier (APC-MT883) Power Packs, Less Transmission (NPPLT) in Light Configuration; and 179 Control and Diagnostic Systems (CDS), Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.

Also included is an Integrated Logistics Support package that includes: special tools for C-Level maintenance; oil spray nozzle test bench; preservation and packaging; containers; configuration management; technical manuals, spare parts catalogs, other documentation and publications, and other related elements of logistics and program support. These upgraded power packs will be used on their Armored Personnel Carriers (APC-MT883) that were fielded in 2008.

U.S. State Dept clears of 240 Namer APC Power Packs to Israel for $238M

U.S. State Dept clears of 240 Namer APC Power Packs to Israel for $238M


The prime contractor will be MTU America, Novi, MI. MTU America is the North American subsidiary of Rolls Royce Power Systems. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives.

The Namer is a tracked heavy Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) that was built to meet a variety of combat missions and is planned as a common chassis to a family of vehicles (recovery, command, medical and more). The Namer APC is capable of carrying up to 12 people. Three crewmembers (commander, machine­gunner and driver) 8 infantrymen and an option for an additional crewmember. The vehicle is equipped with advanced systems and has a high level of human engineering, based on the Israel Defense Forces experience in a variety of combat situations.

Martin-Baker US16E F-35 Ejection Seat


The System Development & Demonstration (SDD) ejection seat that was selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is a further development of the Mk.16 range that has already been successful with the T-6 Texan II, Eurofighter Typhoon, NASA T-38N and USAF T-38 upgrade programmes and other numerous aircraft platforms around the world. The US16E ejection seat provides an unprecedented balanced optimisation between key performance parameters such as safe terrain clearance limits, physiological loading limits, pilot boarding mass and anthropometric accommodation ranges to fully meet the F-35 Escape System requirements. The US16E will be common to all F-35 aircraft variants.

Martin-Baker US16E F-35 Ejection Seat

Martin-Baker US16E F-35 Ejection Seat


The US16E is the only Qualified Ejection Seat that meets the US Government defined Neck Injury Criteria (NIC) across the pilot accommodation range. Martin-Baker is very proud to support the F-35 Programme; the programme will sustain approximately 700 jobs at Martin-Baker into the future, also supporting 66 sub-tier suppliers located within 20 counties spread right across the UK. To date, Martin-Baker has delivered over 130 Ejection Seats to Lockheed Martin, with LRIP V deliveries completed in October 2013. Ejection Seats for LRIP VI and VII have been launched into manufacture.
Martin-Baker US16E F-35 Ejection Seat

Martin-Baker US16E F-35 Ejection Seat


Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd. is a British manufacturer of ejection seats and safety-related equipment for aviation. The company’s origins were originally as an aircraft manufacturer before becoming a pioneer in the field of ejection seats. The company’s headquarters are in Higher Denham, Buckinghamshire, England with other sites in France, Italy and the United States. Martin-Baker claimed in 2016 that since the first live ejection test in 1946, a total of 7,545 lives have been saved by the company’s ejection seats. The Martin-Baker company continues as a family-run business, run by the two sons of the late Sir James Martin.
Martin-Baker US16E F-35 Ejection Seat

Martin-Baker US16E F-35 Ejection Seat


F-35B Flight Operations With GBUs

F-35B Flight Operations With GBUs


F-35B Lightning IIs with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) conduct flight operations carrying Guided Bomb Units from the USS Wasp (LHD 1), Philippine Sea, Feb. 3, 2019. Naval Aviators with the detachment fly the Marine Corps’ newest, most advanced multi-role fighter, the F-35B. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region.

F-35B Flight Operations With GBUs

F-35B Flight Operations With GBUs[/
USS Wasp (LHD-1) is a United States Navy multipurpose amphibious assault ship, and the lead ship of her class. She is the tenth USN vessel to bear the name since 1775, with the last two ships named Wasp being aircraft carriers. She was built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Wasp and her sister ships are the first specifically designed to accommodate new Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) for fast troop movement over the beach, and Harrier II (AV-8B) Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) jets which provide close air support for the assault force. She can also accommodate the full range of Navy and Marine Corps helicopters, the tiltrotor MV-22 Osprey, the F-35B Lightning II multi-role fighter, conventional landing craft, and amphibious vehicles.
Video by Lance Cpl. Dylan Hess 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
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Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)

Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)


Warmate combat unmanned aerial vehicle (CUAV) is designed by WB Electronics to assist the armed forces and special forces in close combat situations. The UAS system is integrated with interchangeable payloads and intended for both attack and reconnaissance missions. It was unveiled at the 23rd International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) held in Kielce, Poland, in September 2015. The UAS system comprises a dual-use, micro unmanned air vehicle (UAV), launch canister, payloads, explosive warheads, and ground control station. The warheads aboard the drone were designed and manufactured by the Military Institute of Armament Technology of Poland (MIATP) in collaboration with WB Electronics.

Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)

Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)


The reconnaissance version is outfitted with GS9 electro-optical (EO) / infrared (IR) payload camera, stabilised in two axes, for observation, surveillance, identification, detection and recognition of objects in both day and night conditions. In loitering munition role, the micro UAV is armed with EO / fragmentation charge warhead (GO-1) as well as EO / linear cumulative charge warhead (GK-1). The 300g TNT GO-1 high-explosive warhead is used to identify and attack the enemy personnel up to a range of 10m. The GK-1 is employed for the identification and destruction of the enemy’s light armoured vehicles and is capable of penetrating 100mm to 120mm of rolled homogeneous armour (RHA). The UAV can also be equipped with laser homing guidance head.
Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)

Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)


The drone is launched from a cassette pneumatic launch system in both combat and reconnaissance roles. Its wings are folded back when prepared for launch and are unfolded automatically when the UAV is airborne. The attack version is intended for single-use, whereas the reconnaissance variant can be recovered using the deep-stall landing method.The Warmate loitering munition variant can be flown semi-autonomously or manually by its operator from the ground control station, when deployed in combat operations. In reconnaissance configuration, the flight is autonomously controlled by an onboard autopilot, which directs the UAV towards its designated waypoints following a pre-programmed flight route.
Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)

Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)


When operated from a vehicle, the UAV’s ground control station can be integrated with the onboard subsystems architecture of the launch platform. A two-blade propeller, mounted at the rear, generates thrust for the air vehicle, which has the ability to stay in air for up to 30 minutes. The Warmate loitering munition can fly at a maximum velocity of 150km/h and can operate over a line of sight (LOS) range of 10km. Its maximum flying altitudes are 500m above ground level (AGL) and 3,000m above mean sea level (AMSL). The operating altitudes of the UAV vary from 30m to 200m above the ground level (AGL).
Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)

Warmate Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV)