Based on the renown L4A1 UK Sustained Fire Kit (SFK), this extremely robust, lightweight tripod can accommodate the L7A2 GPMG / M240 / FN MAG58 and can be adapted for other medium calibre machine guns. Designed for ease of operation, the fine traverse and elevation mechanism is built into the tripod head – it does … Continued


ISTEC have designed numerous softmounts over the years for applications across land, sea and air domains. The ISTEC range covers most variants of 12.7mm, 7.62mm and 5.56mm weapons. The ISTEC range of softmounts includes compact, capable and easy to use mounts, designed to interface with existing pintle sockets or ISTEC designed and supplied interfaces, such … Continued

ISTEC equip USAF’s MH139 Greywolf helicopters

Working alongside Leonardo Helicopters and Boeing, ISTEC Services Ltd are supplying the external MMG gunmounts for the new MH-139A Greywolf helicopter, providing the United States Air Force (USAF) a force multiplier capability to replace the aging UH-1N Huey. Aerospace manufacture requires a ‘cradle to grave’ traceability process, ensuring all raw material sourced is to an aerospace release, … Continued

ISTEC supports new Jackal 3

Throughout 2024, a batch of 70 new High Mobility Transporter (HMT) Jackal 3 vehicles will be produced for the British Army. Jackal 3 is the latest iteration of the HMT product line, incorporating modernised capabilities such as a new suspension for improved off-road performance and improved electromagnetic compatibility. The Jackal 3 will now be less … Continued

ISTEC supports new Commando Raiding Craft

The Royal Marines are enhancing their operational capabilities with the introduction of the Commando Raiding Craft (CRC), a redesigned version of the Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC). This revamped vessel is tailored to support discrete commando operations, reminiscent of the elite unit’s historical raiding tactics. As well as a new paint scheme for improved concealment, upgraded … Continued

Happy Birthday ISTEC!

ISTEC Services Limited celebrated its 35th Birthday on 20th January 2024. Mick Coulson (MD/Co-founder) and the ISTEC team would like to extend their thanks and best wishes to all its customers, suppliers and former employees, who have been part of the journey and for contributing to the success of the business.We look forward to many … Continued

London DSEI September 2023 / New Brochure Release

ISTEC will once again be exhibiting at this year’s Defence Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition held for the 12th time, at the ExCel Exhibition Centre, located in London’s Docklands, between 12th – 15th September. The London DSEI exhibition is arguably the world’s premier defence exhibition and continued attendance as exhibitors, underlines ISTEC’s ongoing commitment to … Continued

ISTEC Naval Product Range

ISTEC’s early diversification into Naval products and continued investment, has resulted in large contracts for ISTEC Naval Systems, for delivery in 2023 and beyond. The Naval product range has now over 30 different systems in-service in the UK and worldwide. The majority of products are NATO codified and have seen active service. The in-service range … Continued

ISTEC Miscellaneous AFV Systems

ISTEC’s continued growth and investment into new systems for AFV’s has led to the following additions to the portfolio: 76mm and 66mm Smoke Grenade Discharger Systems and more recently the standalone Laser Warning System (LWS) and the IR Lighting System designed for a specific overseas customer. The ISTEC designed 66mm Smoke Grenade Discharger System has … Continued

ISTEC 2023 Brochure Release / Naval Systems Feature

After a successful 2022, ISTEC start the new year, confident of continued growth, with new contracts for Land, Sea and Air weapon systems and ancillaries. The Engineering team’s committed design and development of bespoke customer solutions across all domains, continues into 2023 and beyond, along with innovative new product developments. During October 2022 ISTEC were … Continued

Armed Forces Covenant

ISTEC Services Company Limited is proud to announce they have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. ISTEC has worked side by side with UK Armed Forces for over 30 years and appreciate the sacrifices made by those who serve to protect the nation. What is the Armed Forces Covenant? The Armed Forces Covenant is not a … Continued

ISTEC Brochure Update / Air Systems Feature

As ISTEC continue to evolve, this year has seen continued commitment to the development of new products across differing technologies and platforms. The ISTEC AIR domain portfolio of products has again been extended this year with new designs of Helicopter Weapon Systems to support specific customer requirements. The recent successes in this important growth area … Continued