Servowatch Systems (a Larsen & Toubro Group company) has been down selected by Bangkok Dock in Thailand to supply their integrated platform management system (IPMS) for the latest offshore patrol vessel (OPV) being built for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN). The OPV is based on the River-class design from BAE Systems Naval Ships.

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Thales Training & Simulation (TTS )has won the CERBERE (Centres d’Entraînement Représentatifs des espaces de Bataille Et de Restitution des Engagements) contract to upgrade the instrumentation for the French Army’s live combat training centres.

The new system will be installed at the CENZUB urban combat training facility in Sissonne and CENTAC training camp in Mailly-le-Camp.

The French defence procurement agency, the Direction Générale de l´Armement (DGA) awarded the contract to TTS and its partner RUAG Defence France on 30 December 2016.

CERBERE will simultaneously train three sub-combined arms tactical groups of the Armée de Terre, the so-called SGTIA (Sous-Groupements Tactiques Interarmes) or 1000 personnel and 250 armored and unprotected vehicles during 96 hours.

CERBERE furnishes participants with tracking and simulation instruments. Pyrotechnic devices and smoke grenades are used intensively to simulate real battlefield conditions.

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The NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) announced it continues to work closely with NATO allied navies to monitor the Russian Navy Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier task group activities as it returns to Russia this month.

The NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) routinely conducts patrols of allied nations’ waters in order to ensure NATO is always prepared to defend allied nations, it added on 19 January.

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The Brazilian privately-owned ballistic protection specialist company BCA Ballistic Protection is taking part of IDEX 2017 defence exhibition from February 19 to 23 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

During the fair, BCA Ballistic Protection will be at the Brazil Pavilion, which is coordinated by the Brazilian Defense and Security Industry Association (ABIMDE) with the support of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Agency (APEX-BRAZIL).

Among the highlights to be presented is Neoflex Tape adhesive plate and the NeoFlex Tape technology. The high-resistance threads of the plates provide a 30% superior resistance to that found in the market, being up to 25% lighter than traditional armoring.

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As part of the FLORAKO program modernization, ARMASUISSE awarded Thales a contract to upgrade the Master land-based air surveillance radar systems for the Swiss Air Force.

This contract, which amounts to EUR74 million, will be the main order within the broader FLORAKO radars life extension project approved by the Swiss federal government in 2016, is intended to extend the lifespan of the radars and to ensure operational excellence until 2030.

The modernization of all fixed long-range surveillance radars will be carried out by Thales in cooperation with RUAG Defense. This upgrade will take around 60 months until the last radar test can be completed, including a 24 month development phase leveraging the previous radar technologies.

6355_056_radar(FLORAKO radar, ARMASUISSE).

6355_065_radar(FLORAKO radar, ARMASUISSE).

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Patria Land Systems, Nexter Systems, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) and NIMR Automotive will display wheeled armored vehicles at International Armoured Vehicles 2017 event to be held January 23-26 in Twickenham Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Patria Land Systems teaming with Lockheed Martin UK will be presenting the AMV XP 8×8 vehicle. NIMR Automotive will show the Ajban 440A 4×4 protected tactical multipurpose carrier. GDELS will exhibit the Piranha 5 8×8 armored vehicle, Eagle 4×4 armored vehicle and the Eagle 6×6 armoured vehicle. Nexter Systems will display the VBCI 2 8×8 armored vehicle. All are proven designs.

Lockheed Martin UK also will present a turret simulator.

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Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a contract to supply ground breaking, multispectral BrightNite system to an air force in a NATO country. The contract, in an amount of approximately US17 million, will be performed over a thirty-month period.

BrightNite is a multi-spectral end to end panoramic piloting solution that delivers the landscape scenery directly to both eyes of the helicopter pilot, including 2D flight symbology and 3D mission symbology, enabling intuitive head-up eyes-out orientation flightin pitch dark and other low visibility landing conditions.

The scenery picture is driven from the multi-spectral sensor which fused multiple day and night cameras into one crystal clear very intuitive piloting picture regardless of outer light conditions.

brightnite-illustration-b(multispectral BrightNite, Elbit Systems).

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