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Ukraine at Eurosatory 2024: Magura V5, Online Raybird Piloting, TPU Conditioners, And More

One of the Ukrainian booths at Eurosatory 2024 / Photo: Defense Express
One of the Ukrainian booths at Eurosatory 2024 / Photo: Defense Express
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What Ukraine's defense industry has prepared to show at the largest European military exhibition

tarting today, the Eurosatory 2024, one of the biggest international defense exhibitions that takes place June 17–21 in Paris. Over 2,000 companies of the industry have arrived there from 62 countries across the world to showcase their military technologies.

Ukraine this year is represented by five stands encompassing efforts from quite a lot of manufacturers, many of them participating in this annual event for the first time. Defense Express provides a rundown of the most notable ones.

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Magura V5 attack USV / Defense Express / Ukraine at Eurosatory 2024: Magura V5, Online Raybird Piloting, TPU Conditioners, And More
Magura V5 attack USV / Screenshot credit: Defense Intelligence of Ukraine

SpetsTechnoExport

Sure to grab the attention of visitors the Magura V5 unmanned surface vehicle displayed at the joint exposition of Ukrainian manufacturers represented by SpetsTechnoExport state-owned enterprise. The kamikaze drone has proved effective in battles against the russian armed invasion of Ukraine over the past year.

For a reminder, it is this unmanned boat that the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine uses for swarm attacks on the russian Black Sea Fleet. In particular, these drones sank the Caesar Kunikov large landing ship (VDK class) in February, and the Sergey Kotov patrol ship in March of this year and continue being a threat to the russian warships in the Black Sea.

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At the Eurosatory 2024 exhibition, modern UGV systems Ironclad and Murakha (Ant) are presented / Photo: Defense Express

Thermo Projects Ukraine

A separate place at the same stand is dedicated to products from the Thermo Projects Ukraine LLC, a Ukrainian supplier of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The manufacturer has been on the market since 2005 as a subsidiary of German company Webasto but rebranded itself in 2018 and significantly broadened the assortment of products and services.

Updated photo: Borey Tent air conditioner for tents and temporary structures at Eurosatory 2024 / Photo provided by TPU
Updated photo: Borey Tent air conditioner for tents and temporary structures at Eurosatory 2024 and in an operational environment / Photo: Defense Express, TPU

TPU came to the exhibition with devices that are already being actively used as integrated solutions in projects by other Ukrainian players of the defense industry and in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. For instance, the Kyiv 50 and Kharkiv 90 evaporative coolers are part of the unique double-contour air conditioning system of the Kozak-5A armored MRAP vehicle from Practika Research and Production Association, and the Borey Tent mobile conditioner was developed on the request from the Ukrainian military, back in 2020. The visitors can learn more about the offers by TPU at the C35 stand, hall 5a.

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At Eurosatory 2024, Ukrainian company Infozakhyst presents the Plastun small-sized tactical system, as well as a number of other solutions in the field of SIGINT and EW / Photo: Defense Express

Skyeton

The Skyeton LLC APC offers the guests to try themselves as a UAV operator in a mini-attraction with a real Raybird drone control system. What's interesting is that the drone itself will fly in the sky over Ukraine 2,000 km from Paris, operated all the way from there online via remote control. As for the features, this small tactical drone boasts a flight duration of 18 to 28 hours. In addition, the company promises to show new components of this unmanned aerial system. The remote piloting is available via pre-registration.

Nvectech

Just two steps away, a relatively small booth will present products from Nvectech, a manufacturer of thermal imaging systems. The company makes monoculars and accessories for them, claiming the title of the first Ukrainian manufacturer of thermal imagers. At the exhibition, Nvectech will present its series of thermal monoculars called Patriot, developed jointly with the Turkish DEVCONSTRACT. The company declares that its products can work autonomously for up to 10 hours and can be recharged from a power bank, and also have a friend or foe recognition function that blocks the device if it's captured by the enemy.

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The Patriot line of monoculars from NVECTECH made together with the Turkish company DEVCONSTRACT / Photo from Nvectech website
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Optical systems and rifles developed and produced by a number of Ukrainian companies found their place at the Eurosatory 2024 exhibition / Photo: Defense Express

NAUDI — the National Association of Ukrainian Defense Industries

Last but not least, the stand organized by NAUDI. Same as SpetsTechnoExport, this association is no stranger to Eurosatory. This year, a number of companies have gathered under their umbrella to showcase their products, including the manufacturers of:

  • armored vehicles: Ukrainian Armor;
  • drones: Ukrspecsystems, Airlogix;
  • counter-UAS systems: Kvertus;
  • personal protective equipment: UKRTAC;
  • radars: System Electronic Export;
  • from the state-owned segment, such as the Luch Design Bureau.

For example, Airlogix will present its GOR reconnaissance UAV. The unmanned aircraft with a wingspan of 2.6 meters is positioned as designed for operational or even strategic level reconnaissance within a combat radius of 80 km and endurance up to 4 hours. It has back-up communication and navigation systems and is launched from a catapult.

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GOR unmanner aerial reconnisance system / Photo from Airlogix website
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