Eurosatory 2014: Demonstration Day

Conway Waddington

EUROSATORY 2014, billed as the largest international air-land defenceĀ  and security exhibition, is open this week in Paris. ADR attended the pre-opening outdoor demonstration.

The short range IT180 UAS showing off its ability to carry and deploy small loads - in this case a Cobra Mk2 mini UGV.

The short range IT180 UAS showing off its ability to carry and deploy small loads – in this case a Cobra Mk2 mini UGV. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

A mockup weapon mounted on Paradigm's Talon gyro-stabilized platform system, with a PEARL reactive localization system also attached.

A mockup weapon mounted on Paradigm’s Talon gyro-stabilized platform, with a PEARL reactive localization system also attached. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

 

With an overpressured cabin, Iveco's LMV/LOV-CBRN allows the driver to safely test the surrounding area for CBRN threats.

With an overpressured cabin, Iveco’s LMV/LOV-CBRN crew can safely test the surrounding area for CBRN threats. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

 

RUAG Eagle with roof launched Eli ELIX-XL UAS.

RUAG Eagle with roof launched Eli ELIX-XL UAS. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

 

Participating troops for the outdoor demonstration at the pre-opening day of EUROSATORY 2014.

Participating troops for the outdoor demonstration at the pre-opening day of EUROSATORY 2014. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

 

Infantry element on a PHENIX ARGO all terrain vehicle search for a simulated sniper with help from a Talon gyrostabilised weapons turret and a Pearl reactive localization system.

Infantry element on a PHENIX ARGO all terrain vehicle search for a simulated sniper with help from a Talon gyrostabilised weapons turret and a Pearl reactive localization system. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

The VERO vehicle robotic kit from RUAG allows for remote driving of, in this case, a RUAG Eagle.

The VERO vehicle robotic kit from RUAG allows for remote driving of, in this case, a RUAG Eagle. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

A Renault Defence Trucks VAB Mark III deploys troops while providing cover fire from its TRT -25 turret (made by the IST division of BAE South Africa).

A Renault Defence Trucks VAB Mark III deploys troops while providing cover fire from its TRT -25 turret (made by BAE SYSTEMS DYNAMICS). RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

 

Another light tactical vehicle on display - this is ACMAT's ALTV.

Another light tactical vehicle on display – this is ACMAT’s ALTV. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

Oshkosh Defence's Terramax unmanned vehicle guidance system installed on an M-ATV that is configured for route clearance operations.

Oshkosh Defence’s Terramax unmanned vehicle guidance system installed on an M-ATV that is configured for route clearance operations. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

VAB III on display at EUROSATORY 2014

VAB 3 on display at EUROSATORY 2014 RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW

 

 

 

The Thales Hawkei light tactical vehicle. Weighing 7 tons (without additional applique armour which can be added as necessary), at that weight it can be carried by a Chinook.

The Thales Hawkei light tactical vehicle. Weighing 7 ton (without additional applique armour that can be added as necessary). At that weight the Hawkei can be carried by a Chinook. RICHARD STUPART/ AFRICAN DEFENCE REVIEW