Eurosatory 2024: The premier global event for defense and security

 17. 06. 2024      Category: Defense exhibitions

Eurosatory 2024, scheduled to take place from June 17 to 21 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, is poised to be a landmark event in the defense and security sector. As the leading international exhibition in this field, Eurosatory will bring together over 1,700 exhibitors and more than 100,000 professionals from around the globe, including key industry players, government representatives, military leaders, and security experts.

Key themes and focus areas

This year's event will address a broad spectrum of contemporary challenges and innovations in defense and security. Central themes include:

  1. Technological Innovations: Eurosatory 2024 will showcase cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, cyber defense, and advanced communication systems. Innovations in these areas are crucial for addressing modern threats and enhancing operational capabilities.

  2. Response to Humanitarian and Environmental Crises: A significant focus will be on the HELPED (Humanitarian Emergency Logistic Project and Eco Development) initiative. This project emphasizes modular systems and services designed to respond to humanitarian and environmental disasters, reflecting the growing importance of non-military crisis management capabilities.

  3. Global Security Trends: The exhibition will explore the implications of the shifting global order, characterized by increased geopolitical tensions, hybrid warfare, and the evolving nature of conflict, including cyber and space-based threats.

Notable exhibitors and participants

The event will feature a diverse array of exhibitors from around the world, including industry giants like Airbus, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Rheinmetall, and Thales. These companies will present their latest products and solutions, ranging from advanced weaponry and military vehicles to sophisticated surveillance and reconnaissance systems.

Countries such as Germany, the United States, China, and Japan have significantly increased their presence at the show, highlighting the international appeal and importance of Eurosatory as a platform for defense and security collaboration.

Networking and knowledge sharing

Eurosatory 2024 will provide numerous opportunities for networking and professional development. Attendees can participate in a variety of conferences, workshops, and live demonstrations designed to foster dialogue and knowledge exchange. Topics will cover a wide range of issues, including high-intensity warfare, strategic defense policies, and the integration of new technologies into defense systems.

Strategic importance

Given the current global security landscape, Eurosatory 2024 is more relevant than ever. The event aims to equip defense and security professionals with the insights and tools needed to navigate complex and rapidly changing environments. As General Charles Beaudouin, Exhibition Director at Eurosatory, notes, the exhibition's mission is to support global change and provide a comprehensive view of the defense and security challenges of tomorrow.

Eurosatory 2024 promises to be an essential event for anyone involved in the defense and security sectors, offering a unique platform to discover new technologies, forge strategic partnerships, and stay informed about the latest industry trends.

World premieres

This year's prestigious Eurosatory international trade fair brought several world premieres. Visitors could see, for example, a new demonstrator of the Leopard 2 A- RC 3.0 tank with an unmanned turret, a new model of the Czech rifle CZ BREN 3 or a new generation of the Tatra Force series vehicle for military use. Within the framework of all these world premieres, we present brief information about each of these new products, including short presentation videos.

Leopard 2 A-RC 3.0

The Leopard 2 A-RC 3.0 from the German-French company KNDS has an unmanned, remote-controlled turret. The main weapon (a 120 to 140 mm cannon can be selected) is loaded using a modular automatic linear loader. The demonstrator on display at Eurosatory 2024 is armed with a 120mm Rheinmetall Rh-120/L55A1 55-calibre cannon.

Video: Eurosatory 2024: New Leopard 2 A-RC 3.0 tank demonstrator / DEFENSE MAGAZINE

An innovative gun mount prevents the gun from being submerged in the vehicle's hull, making a completely new use of space within the vehicle's chassis, allowing three to four crew members to operate within the vehicle. The crew is thus very well protected from virtually all sides thanks to its position. The tank's high ballistic protection is complemented by the proven Trophy active protection system or a remote-controlled weapon station with a 30 mm rapid-fire gun and an integrated panoramic observation and targeting device. This remote-controlled command weapon module is primarily designed for counter-unmanned vehicles.


Picture: Leopard 2 A-RC 3.0 tank demonstrator | DEFENSE MAGAZINE
Picture: Leopard 2 A-RC 3.0 tank demonstrator | DEFENSE MAGAZINE


Jak již bylo zmíněno, bojová věž tanku je celkově nově tvarovaná a její systémy údajně vůbec nezasahují do korby vozidla.Hmotnost demostrátoru Leopard 2 A-RC je necelých 60 tun, standardní osádku vozidla tvoří tři osoby - velitel, střelec a řidič. Délka vozidla s kanónem otočeným vpřed je 11,17 m, šířka 3,77 m a výška včetně zbraňového modulu 2,44 m.

Tatra Force 3rd generation

The most visible element of the latest 3rd generation of the Tatra Force model range is the newly designed cabins, both in short (two-door) and long (four-door) versions with a number of superior safety features, improved interior or digitized dashboard and modern electronics.

Video: Eurosatory 2024: Tatra Force 3rd generation / DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Compared to the previous generation, the cabs have a redesigned skeleton with modern design features for increased occupant safety and improved visibility. The two- and four-door cabins will be variable, so the carmaker will offer a low version, which will facilitate passages in low profiles, but also, for example, loading into large-capacity transport aircraft, etc., as well as a version with a higher ceiling.

Picture: Tatra Force 3rd generation | DEFENSE MAGAZINE
Picture: Tatra Force 3rd generation | DEFENSE MAGAZINE

The digitised dashboard meets all current ergonomic requirements and will be de facto identical to the Tatra Force civilian vehicles. It is a combination of classic switches and control via a graphical interface (flat panel display), which will allow the currently required data to be combined in one place without the need to deploy another set of displays in the cabin. A multifunction steering wheel will be used at the driver's station, and air-suspension seats can now be installed in the cab (depending on the size of the tyres used).

Picture: Tatra Force 3rd generation | DEFENSE MAGAZINE
Picture: Tatra Force 3rd generation | DEFENSE MAGAZINE

The 3rd generation of the Tatra Force series, like the previous generation, is designed with the possibility of installing weatherproof cabs in mind. Therefore, the vehicles will be equipped with interchangeable elements for cab mounting and folding, and the wiring of electrical and air bundles will be adapted so that the standard cab can be quickly and easily exchanged for an air-resistant cab even in field conditions. This is also the reason why Tatra will no longer offer mechanical transmission control but only electronic.

The chassis has a proven Tatra concept with a central support tube and swinging independently suspended semi-axles. Thanks to this - and the above-average approach angles - the third generation Tatra Force is expected to have even better handling characteristics on paved roads and off-road than the second generation. The new generation of Tatra Force will be offered in 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 axle configurations as standard, with the option of either drum or disc brakes on all wheels. However, as with previous generations, multi-axle versions will also be available with different numbers of driven and steerable axles.

Picture: Leopard 2 A-RC 3.0 tank demonstrator | DEFENSE MAGAZINE
Picture: Leopard 2 A-RC 3.0 tank demonstrator | DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Compared to the previous generation of the Tatra Force series, the new one will offer the option of alternative engine mounting under the front of the cab above the front axle or under the rear of the cab behind the front axle. If the engine is installed at the front, the cab will be 110 mm higher than if the power unit is installed at the rear. The position of the engine will be matched by a bonnet with one or two vents.

Picture: Interior of the cab of the 3rd generation Tatra Force | DEFENSE MAGAZINE
Picture: Interior of the cab of the 3rd generation Tatra Force | DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Under the Tatra Force cabs it will be possible to install both Tatra air-cooled engines and liquid-cooled engines of foreign provenance. For the front-engined versions, the cooling system of selected liquid-cooled engines can now be placed under the cab at the front, thus eliminating the need to install cooling behind the cab, a distinctive feature of the second generation of the Force range.

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 Author: Michal Fencl