Top 10 Most Read DA Articles of 2023

Here are the ten most read articles on DefenseAdvancement.com from 2023 By Defense Advancement / 23 Dec 2023
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2023 has seen a significant number of new technology developments, partnerships and major contract wins across the military, defense and security sectors. This year at DefenseAdvancement.com we published over 1,200 articles. Here are the ten most read articles:


1. New Portable Interceptor Neutralizes Hostile Drones

MARSS launched its new portable unmanned aerial system (UAS) countermeasure at DSEI 2023.

Combining innovations of its larger sibling, with a smaller size and lighter weight, the Interceptor-SR (Short Range) marks a step-change in vehicle and personnel drone protection.

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2. Honeywell Provides F124 Engine for AERALIS Modular Aircraft

Honeywell, through The International Turbine Engine Company (ITEC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AERALIS to integrate the Honeywell/ITEC F124 Engine into AERALIS’ new modular aircraft.

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3. Galvion’s Batlskin Caiman Selected for Canadian DICE Program

The Department of National Defense (DND) Canada awarded Galvion a contract for Batlskin Caiman ballistic helmet systems.

The one-year framework contract will see the delivery of around 2,100 helmets and 4,200 helmet covers, in two patterns, along with spare parts. There is an option to extend to 5 years, with delivery of up to 8,400 additional helmets and accessories.

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4. Royal Navy Receives New 400mph Banshee Drones


The Royal Navy has taken delivery of seven Banshee Jet80+ drones as it expands its operations in remotely-piloted air systems

The Royal Navy took delivery of new jet-powered Banshee drones as it moved ahead with the use of remotely-piloted air systems (RPAS).

The Banshee simulates threatening aircraft to help the Royal Navy stay at the cutting-edge of air defenses. 

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5. Silicon Sensing to Present its Smallest Gyro at IEEE Inertial 2023

At the IEEE Inertial international symposium on inertial sensors and systems, Dr Mark Marshall, Chief Engineer at Silicon Sensing, presented a paper on the construction and inertial performance of the company’s smallest gyro – the Pinpoint. 

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6. USAF Selects Anduril’s Ghost UAS to Enhance Autonomy Capabilities

The United States Air Force (USAF) chose Anduril Industries autonomous aerial systems Ghost and Ghost-X to enhance its autonomy capabilities.

The defense technology company was awarded two contracts from the USAF worth $8 million.

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7. AUV Torpedo Tube Launch & Recovery Solution from Underway Submarine

L3Harris used a homing and docking solution to successfully launch and recover an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from an underway submarine.

L3Harris worked closely with the U.S. Navy, and is believed to be the first company to perform a Torpedo Tube Launch and Recovery (TTL&R) successfully, leveraging their proven Iver4 AUV technology.

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8. LiquidPiston Awarded USAF Contract to Develop Rotary Engine

LiquidPiston has been awarded a three-year, $35 million contract to support hybrid power system development.

The contract was awarded by AFWERX, a Technology Directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with AFLCMC, the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. 

With this award, LiquidPiston will design, develop, and qualify a 90+ horsepower heavy-fueled rotary engine, which will be incorporated into a modular Rotary Engine Hybrid Power System. This engine and platform can serve as the “power pack” for a variety of applications of interest to the Air Force, including unmanned aerial systems (UAS) propulsion, human- and cargo-carrying Organic Resupply Bus (ORB) capabilities, mobile operating bases, and vehicle auxiliary power units (APUs). 

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9. Agreement Signed for Sale of Scorpion Mobile Mortar System in the US

Milanion NTGS signed an agreement with Global Ordnance for Global Military Products, a business division under Global Ordnance, to lead sales and project management of the Scorpion Mobile Mortar System in the United States. 

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10. The Benefits of Controlling Temperature & Humidity in Military Camps

The benefits of controlling temperature and humidity in military camps and tents

Dantherm identifies what impact the climate can have on military camps and field hospitals, and what Dantherm products can do to keep these under control.

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