• Enhanced capability is MENA message [IDEX17D1]

    Countries in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region are continuing to enhance their armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) capability with the acquisition of new platforms or by upgrading their older models to extend their operational lives.

  • Swing-role surveillance [IDEX17D1]

    Saab has been at the forefront of airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) technology for more than two decades, having revolutionised the marketplace with its low-drag, small-size phased-array Erieye radar system. Now Saab has leveraged the capabilities of the latest iteration of the Erieye, and the company’s core competencies in the electronics and communications fields, to take the concept of airborne sensor platforms into a new realm.

  • IDEX 2017: Hensoldt branding launched

    Airbus Defence & Space's Electronics and Border Security (EBS) business unit launched its new branding at the IDEX trade show on 19 February. The new branding sees the company renamed as Hensoldt, with the branding to be officially implemented from the close of the sale of a 74.9% stake in the

  • IDEX 2017: Patria boosts UAE presence

    Finland's Patria has announced that it is to boost its presence in the Middle East with the establishment of a new subsidiary company in Abu Dhabi. The company, to be called Patria Land Middle East, will be a fully owned subsidiary and, according to a statement by the firm, "will strengthen

  • IDEX 2017: Raytheon targets cyber security in regional drive

    Raytheon is targeting opportunities to expand its cyber security market share in the Middle East as part of its wider cyber market strategy, and is working on leveraging internal capabilities and customer relations to meet these goals. David Ray, Raytheon's vice-president of business development

  • IDEX 2017: UAE signs up for RAM Block 2

    Raytheon Missile Systems is to supply the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the latest Block 2 version of the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) quick-reaction, ship self-defence weapon system under a multimillion-dollar direct commercial sale (DCS) contract, it was announced at IDEX 2017. The

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  • Finland buys K9 howitzers from South Korea

    Finland will purchase K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from South Korea, the country's defence ministry (MoD) confirmed on 17 February. According to the MoD announcement, Finnish defence minister Jussi Niinistö has approved the purchase of 48 former South Korean Army K9s at a cost of

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  • BAE Systems looks to alter atmosphere to protect forces

    BAE Systems is working on a concept that could potentially defend aircraft against high-powered laser weapons or extend the reach of a radar well beyond current capabilities by heating up small areas of the atmosphere. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept works by simulating

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  • General Atomics confirms UAE Predator delivery

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has now taken delivery of all the Predator XP unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that it has ordered, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has confirmed to Jane's. It declined to say when and how many Predator XPs were delivered and what payloads they are

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  • Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter deal

    Austria has announced it is launching a lawsuit worth up to EUR1.1 billion (USD1.17 billion) against Airbus over allegations relating to the sale of Eurofighter aircraft to the country in 2003. The Austrian government published a 130-page legal action against Airbus on 16 February, outlining its