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MWW 22 – Northrop Grumman Hatchet

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Northrop Grumman’s Hatchet is a lightweight Precision Strike Munition. At only 12″ in length, this six-pound glide bomb can be delivered via Class 3 sUAS and above as well as larger aircraft like USSOCOM’s new Armed Overwatch aircraft.

It features a Lethality Enhanced Ordnance (LEO) warhead which limits collateral damage while providing precision to one meter through multiple guidance technologies to include GPS/INS/EO/IR seekers.

MWW 22 – Scorpion Mobile Mortar Weapon System

Monday, November 14th, 2022

What May look like a mild-mannered Toyota Land Cruiser configured as a supply truck turns out to be the scorpion Mobile Mortar Weapon System.

It can be configured with either an 81mm or 120mm mortar which can “shoot and scoot” firing eight rounds in two minutes. It features a non-seating base plate which will not dig into the ground and eliminates recoils effects on the vehicle.

The system will carry 72 rounds of 81mm and 40 rounds of 120mm mortar bombs. The Digital Fire Control can be controlled via an iPad inside or outside the cab.

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MWW 22 – BLADE 55

Monday, November 14th, 2022

The Ballistic Loitering Attack DronE (BLADE) 55 is a portable Group 2 VTOL sUAS. It can provide ISR via NextVision DragonEye 2 EO/IR camera, last mile Resupply up to 20 lbs, and Precision Strike via two M72 LAWs.

The weapon system is currently at TRL 7 and was developed by Alare Tech vi an AFRL Phase 2 SBIR.

MWW 22 – All-Terrain electric Mission Module

Monday, November 14th, 2022

During the recent Modern Warfare Week demo day at the Range Complex near Fort Bragg, I had the opportunity to see the All-Terrain electric Mission Module (pronounced Atom) from Plasan North America.

At first glance it’s a trailer. But it also incorporates a 47kWh Li-Iron Battery Pack. Additionally, the system is modular allowing the addition of mission payloads including weapons. ATeMM can be synchronized with the lead vehicle and this system also means it can be remotely operated.

When combined with a lead vehicle, the platform performs as an 8×8. ATeMM’s wheels track with any turns conducted by the lead vehicle which helps keep turns radiuses tight.

Not only can it add propulsion to any vehicle it’s attached to, but it can either propel that vehicle on its own or be charged while being towed by the other vehicle via regenerative braking and coast regeneration. It turns legacy vehicles like the HMMWV, ISV, and GMV 1.1 into hybrids without having to buy completely new systems. Those vehicles can also be moved in silent mode if propelled by ATeMM.

Since ATeMM is also a large battery, it can be used to power a wide variety of systems. As the Army looks more and more toward highly mobile command posts, this offers a way silently power them.

Because it does so many things ATeMM defies categorization. In fact, it’s an issue that the Army’s acquisition system is facing. ATeMM has been used in several experiments and is exactly the kind of multi-use gear that Cross Functional Teams love but when it comes to who would write a requirement and which Program Executive Office would be responsible is where things become fuzzy.

ATeMM looks to be a great options, but may be too generalized for a requirements generation process that seeks out highly specialized capability.

Maxim Defense – PDX-SD Integrally Suppressed PDW

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Maxim Defense unveiled their new PDX-SD to government and military customers at yesterday’s demo day portion of the Global SOF Foundation‘s Modern Warfare Week.

Chambered for 5.56 NATO, this personal defense weapon was designed around the suppressor which is hearing safe while firing M855, demonstrating 138 dB in testing.

This model features a 5.5” barrel and 23.75” OAL collapsed. The suppressor is 5” x 2.25”. While it’s short, they made it fat as well to create volume. It also incorporates their SCW stock to help with length.

The goal was to create weapons which are always suppressed. Consequently, the suppressor is the muzzle device. The outer tube of the suppressor comes off for maintenance. Additionally, as cores wear out, they can be replaced. Not only that, but cores can be upgraded as newer versions are created.

I had an opportunity to put a couple of magazines through the PDX-SD and while I wore hearing protection, I could tell it was definitely suppressed and I experienced no gas in my face which was very welcome.

Interestingly, they have found that the weapon is quieter shooting supersonic .300BLK ammunition than subsonic with this design.

With the launch of the PDX-SD, Maxim Defense is poised to become the first company to introduce an entire line of integrally suppressed carbines, in 5.56, .300BLK, and 7.62 x 39 with the SDX line and SD15.

The PDX-SD along with the entire line of Maxim suppressors and firearms will be available to the public for test firing at this weekend’s CANCON in Georgia.

MWW 22 – Ultra Armor

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Ultra Armor is a fabric based Faraday shielding barrier and the company offers a wide variety of bags, packs and other load carriage to protect devices from EM signals going in and out, including EMP.

They also offer sheets of stick-on Ultra Armor for applications requiring rooms to be shielded.

MWW 22 – Bounce Imaging Tactical Throwable Cameras

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Bouncing Imaging offers ball-shaped 360 degree cameras which can be thrown like a baseball to get them into position. The outer shell is rubber so they will bounce just as well as it will roll. The six low light cameras stitch together stable 360/VR video which allows multiple users to observe and recording all angles simultaneously.

The audio is two-way so it can be used for passive surveillance or negotiators can use it to communicate with barricaded subjects.

Data is transmitted via Wifi or 4G.

MWW 22 – CACI Mono Backpackable Electronic Attack Module 3.0

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Mono Backpackable Electronic Attack Module 3.0 from CACI is capable of detecting, identifying (via library), locating (including direction finding) and defeating (through various RF means) most small Unmanned Aerial Systems. The frequency range is 30 MHz to 6 GHz.

Not only does it look for UAS but also associated signals such as cellular comms, range extenders, BlueTooth, PTT comms, WiFi, Mode-S/ADS-B and digital as well as analog video.

The system can be used independently or networked with other BEAMs in a self-forming network, with a single operator to increase range.

BEAM integrates with TAK and has been integrated with other C-UAS systems.