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Estonian defense industry shows up in Abu Dhabi

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Estonia decided to demonstrate to the world that in NATO it is an “important partner.” Recently, Estonian Defense Minister Hannes Hanso announced that the country has a “defense industry.” The statement that the Estonian manufacturers create "military equipment" was made during the international exhibition UMEX-2016 in Abu Dhabi, held from 6 to 8 in March.


In the United Arab Emirates, Estonia presented several developments that, according to Hannes Hanso, should have attracted the attention of both potential buyers and partners in the North Atlantic Alliance. These are robotic tracked “sleighs” created by Milrem, alarm systems for unauthorized border crossings, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles.

During the exhibition, the Estonian Minister of Defense made a statement in which he called Estonia “a well-known and recognized country that gives birth to innovative technologies”. According to Hannes Hanso, there are several companies in the country that "are a model of the development of the defense industry." Abu Dhabi must have been quite surprised that Estonia is somehow connected with the presence of the defense industry, and even more so with the words that some Estonian companies are "a model of development."

In order to have an effect on visitors to the UAE, the Baltic delegation presented the above mentioned “robosani” (THeMIS), which, as stated in the press release, are capable of “adapting to any military or rescue mission”. Generally any? ..



Some Features THeMIS Robot Pack:

maximum speed - 50 km / h,
weight - about 700 kg,
declared autonomy of work - up to 8 hours.

Estonian defense industry shows up in Abu Dhabi


From the message of the company:
The platform allows the installation of various combat modules, as well as communication modules. THeMIS can be used for evacuation of victims, for demining areas, supply units weapons and ammunition, a base for extinguishing fires.


The main weapon in question is a machine gun remotely controlled by an operator with an aiming system through a monitor to which a signal from the camera is transmitted.

How much such a system is noise-resistant, and whether it will turn out that “robo-sledge” during a real battle will turn into a robotic “blind man” is a separate question for the developers.

The developer, meanwhile, states that the platform THeMIS It is still being tested, and in 2017, it can be used by the Estonian army and rescue services.

Another copy of the Estonian stand in Abu Dhabi is the ELIX-XL multi-rotor drone. The developer emphasizes that this drone is capable of shooting (day and night) and at air temperatures below zero. A small UAV can monitor the terrain at wind speeds up to 8 m / s. Drone weight about 5,5 kg. The ELIX-XL is equipped with 10 video cameras. The drone is able to monitor moving objects at a constant speed. Flight speed - 12 m / s, autonomous flight time - up to 40 minutes, range from the system for receiving information and flight control - no more than 7 km.

From the presentation of the company Eli Military Simulations:



Estonian company Defendec introduced a border control system developed a few years ago in Abu Dhabi. This system allows to carry out visual day and night monitoring of the state of affairs in one or another part of the border from the border center (the outpost version). According to the company, the system will allow to distinguish cases of crossing the border - for example, people and animals. In particular, if an elk or deer crosses the border, the operator is said to be able to track its “parameters” and not lift Estonian border guards “into a gun”. If you believe the chart presentation video Defendec, shot in 2013 year, the system “shines through” almost the internal “composition” of the offender. It seems to indicate that the “aggressor”, which is going to invade independent Estonia “incognito” (for example, in reindeer skin ...), will be immediately detected, of course, neutralized by Estonian border guards.



In total, the UMEX exhibition, which focuses on unmanned systems, was attended by 119 companies, presenting over 5 to thousands of different military, civil and dual-use items. The largest number of developments represented by companies in Europe and North America. It is surprising that the newest offspring of the Estonian defense-industrial thought did not take part in the recent Tallinn parade in honor of the anniversary of the founding of the Estonian state.
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  1. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 9 March 2016 06: 36
    +7
    Wait, where is Estonia?
    1. Sensatus
      Sensatus 9 March 2016 06: 45
      +3
      It is necessary for their officials to somehow account for the cut of European and American money. Here and demonstrate.
      1. cth; fyn
        cth; fyn 9 March 2016 06: 49
        +4
        Demonstrate products for the Detsky Mir chain of stores?
        1. gergi
          gergi 13 March 2016 22: 10
          +1
          But what kind of children's world is this? Imagine walking some time through the woods. Publish, like behind snowdrops, and suddenly, to this very music, sledges pop out of the bushes, which, horror, go on their own! This is not a shame!
      2. Deniska
        Deniska 9 March 2016 17: 03
        +1
        it’s also their officials somehow to account for cutting European and American money. Here and demonstrate.


        Quadcopter I liked the duck very much. Yes, and the sled, in principle, is a thing necessary for the army. Only provide boards. This is at least the delivery of ammunition, at least the evacuation of the wounded from the field ...

        Bent, of course, about "set a trend" ...
        1. Deniska
          Deniska 9 March 2016 17: 09
          +1
          After all, we can modernize it ...
          1. aba
            aba 9 March 2016 22: 41
            0
            After all, we can modernize it ...

            Given that the company is Turkish, something is hard to believe, which will make the final product for Russia.
    2. sisa29
      sisa29 9 March 2016 09: 36
      0
      Buy a globe of Ukraine. Maybe there?
      1. RussiaSILA
        RussiaSILA 9 March 2016 10: 20
        +1
        Their brand name reminds me of the Nazi swastika. what
      2. Bayonet
        Bayonet 10 March 2016 05: 20
        0
        Quote: sisa29
        Buy a globe of Ukraine. Maybe there?

        Late to buy globes, it was necessary to teach lessons at school, and not smoke around the corner! wink
    3. with
      with 9 March 2016 14: 56
      +2
      Quote: cth; fyn
      Wait, where is Estonia?

      According to one proud independent people this country is located near St. Petersburg.
      1. cth; fyn
        cth; fyn 10 March 2016 09: 14
        0
        It will be necessary to buy a magnifying glass, search for Estonia at your leisure.
    4. siberalt
      siberalt 9 March 2016 16: 52
      +1
      Estonians were good at grazing pigs. And they themselves are fed up and had to sell. And who pulled them to the West? laughing
    5. UNFAMILIAR
      UNFAMILIAR 10 March 2016 21: 52
      0
      Quote: cth; fyn
      Wait, where is Estonia?

      Wait, is Moldova somewhere near Bender?
    6. datur
      datur 12 March 2016 20: 56
      0
      this is where the German, goliaths, do belay -1945g sample !!! wink well !!!! laughing Geyropeytsy + Saudis + tseuropeytsy !!! Mlyn, yes it's just an invincible force !!! drinks repeat
    7. Region 23
      Region 23 14 March 2016 10: 59
      0
      Somewhere between winked
  2. magician
    magician 9 March 2016 06: 53
    +8
    And we thought that the houses of the pioneers were closed.
  3. PKK
    PKK 9 March 2016 07: 03
    +8
    I’ll throw out the deer’s skin, and now it’s impossible to cross the Estonian border, you need to try in the skin of a wild boar.
    Estonians wanted to overtake the all-terrain vehicle of our Karelian inventor with their cart, break off, ride it yourself.
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 9 March 2016 07: 21
    +10
    Ohrenet .. in Estonia, not all technical circles have closed ..
  5. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 9 March 2016 07: 22
    +5
    Yes, the Estonian industry is at the peak of its power, I think to put "Pechenegs" on sledges with deer, and that will be more reliable.
  6. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 9 March 2016 07: 28
    +12
    It would be so long ago.
    Instead of criticizing someone and doing nasty things to neighbors, it is more useful to do something with your own hands and establish cooperation.
    For example, snowmobiles may well be suitable for the Ministry of Emergencies ...
  7. baudolino
    baudolino 9 March 2016 08: 23
    0
    Santa Claus is well suited).
  8. Evil 55
    Evil 55 9 March 2016 08: 41
    +2
    Doesn't look like a robotic sleigh ... Some kind of "durolapti" with the weight of an average car ..
  9. Belousov
    Belousov 9 March 2016 08: 58
    +5
    Estonian war industry ... Something reminds me of it ... But, probably, Jewish honesty? Or Anglo-Saxon decency?
  10. dmitrii.safonov.dm
    dmitrii.safonov.dm 9 March 2016 09: 06
    +3
    The combination of the words of Abu Dhabi and Sani killed most of all !!!!!
  11. Villon
    Villon 9 March 2016 09: 45
    +2
    The economic miracle of Estonia. Payment for the sold land.
  12. crumb
    crumb 9 March 2016 10: 39
    +1
    give each Estonian a sled!
  13. Aleks_good
    Aleks_good 9 March 2016 11: 48
    +1
    And be that as it may, this is an interesting development. I am sure she can effectively solve the tasks.
  14. jPilot
    jPilot 9 March 2016 12: 02
    +3
    The people that are joking. I suppose I liked the sled, of course, boldly announce them at the arms exhibition lol, but in general, as a product, it can find fairly wide application. I don’t know how for the military, but in the civilian field they will bring much more income to producers. BUT, after all, "hot" Estonian guys, with such ambitions, can they really throw "military" development into the national economy request and therefore will sit and wait for the "golden rain" from NATO.
  15. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 9 March 2016 12: 20
    +2
    "if a moose or deer crosses the border, the operator is reported to
    will be able to track his "parameters" and not raise the Estonian border guards "into the gun" "////

    Useful thing.
    I worked with such systems in the army in the 90s. But then they were more
    primitive. Distinguish a slow-moving doe from a man on all fours
    "in the skin" was difficult. Just in case, we moved closer in a jeep without headlights.

    Estonia is protected by a language close to her
    and the blood of Finland, which helps her in various fields.
    And the Finns have a quality military industry. So over Estonians
    I would not laugh. The military industry they will certainly appear, especially
    all kinds of electronic systems.
    1. engineer74
      engineer74 9 March 2016 14: 23
      +2
      If Estonia is put in Israel's terms, they may have some kind of "military industrial", if they have time ... Any military-industrial complex, even purely "electronic", is at least partially based on its fundamental science, which a country with a population of 1,3 million just do not pull! You can open an assembly factory with them, and no more! A full-fledged Estonian military-industrial complex, even together with Finland - "this is fantastic!" (C) hi
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 10 March 2016 16: 41
        0
        "A full-fledged Estonian military-industrial complex" ///

        I meant enterprises sub-contractors in the military sphere.
        They will not make a tank, but a specific device for a tank
        will be able to develop and quality (without rushing smile ) to collect.
    2. vadsonen
      vadsonen 9 March 2016 19: 08
      +3
      The military industry they will certainly appear

      It is completely excluded. If there is any idea, it will not be allowed to develop for the same reason that after joining the EU all industrial enterprises were closed.
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    4. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 9 March 2016 21: 56
      0
      Why should the Finns cultivate competitors? They do not have an almshouse, but capitalism.
      Excluded.
    5. UNFAMILIAR
      UNFAMILIAR 10 March 2016 22: 03
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Estonia is protected by a language close to her
      and the blood of Finland, which helps her in various fields.
      And the Finns have a quality military industry. So over Estonians
      I would not laugh. The military industry they will certainly appear, especially
      all kinds of electronic systems.

      And Norway is under the auspices of Denmark, and Austria is under the auspices of Germany, and Israel is under the auspices of ... Ethiopia ...
      There is no patronage in international relations, even if these peoples are related, with Estonia and Finland this is a union of a horseman and a horse, it’s another matter that sometimes a horse is happy with it.
  16. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 9 March 2016 12: 32
    +1
    oh how !!!! Industry!!! and even wait for buyers! Oh well.......
  17. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 9 March 2016 12: 41
    +1
    A la ATV / snowmobile is only expensive, heavy and bespontovy smile.
  18. Taygerus
    Taygerus 9 March 2016 13: 10
    +3
    "During the exhibition, the Estonian Defense Minister made a statement in which he called Estonia" a well-known and recognized country in the world for giving birth to innovative technologies. "According to Hannes Hanso, there are several companies operating in the country that are" a model for the development of the defense industry. "

    damn, I broke the diaphragm laughing
  19. Disorder
    Disorder 9 March 2016 22: 32
    0
    Well, really - at the level of a technical circle.
    In the Baltic States, in principle, there can be no. The whole industry was built on technological cooperation with enterprises throughout the USSR. The ties are broken. The cadres ran away - some to Russia, some to the EU, some to America.
    There is no industry there other than food. Yes, and that is focused on Russia.
    1. UNFAMILIAR
      UNFAMILIAR 10 March 2016 22: 29
      +1
      Quote: Trouble
      Well, really - at the level of a technical circle.
      In the Baltic States, in principle, there can be no. The whole industry was built on technological cooperation with enterprises throughout the USSR. The ties are broken. The cadres ran away - some to Russia, some to the EU, some to America.
      There is no industry there other than food. Yes, and that is focused on Russia.

      In fairness, Estonians are the most hard-working among the Baltic states. Not so long ago, all the seat belts (thanks to Renault and GAZ Group for import substitution, now only for spare parts stores), their own, on their own raw materials, energy, production of building materials and their production, (look at the manufacturer of a can of "pinotex" or a bag of "vetonite", rokla wheelbarrows (sometimes you can find Estonian ones in our country). A shipbuilding holding with an enterprise in the Leningrad region The largest in the Baltic (at least the eastern) cruise company with its liners, food companies with enterprises in Russia, transit (decreasing), and finally the Estonians came up with Skype.
  20. Evgtan
    Evgtan 10 March 2016 06: 20
    0
    For the third day, Estonian paratroopers have been hanging over Estonia ...
    Estonian air defense does not believe in the existence of supersonic aircraft
  21. Air Force Colonel
    Air Force Colonel 10 March 2016 08: 31
    0
    I already cry and in x .. turn