• Europeans push back against undermining of transatlantic security pillars

    Allied attitudes to Russia could harden after US reassurances of its commitment to NATO, but European officials also warn Washington not to undermine the European Union or Europe's values as pillars of transatlantic security. "We are counting, as always in the past, on the United States'

  • Pakistan to step up fight against militants in Punjab

    The government of Pakistan's Punjab Province has requested the deployment of military troops after a recent upsurge in attacks by militant groups, a senior provincial government official told Jane's on 21 February. Speaking on condition of anonymity the official said the worsening security

  • Use of unmanned aircraft by Houthi insurgents indicates increased risk to Coalition warships and shipping off Yemen

    EVENT The US Navy (USN) went public on 19 February with its assessment that the attack on a Saudi frigate, al-Madinah, on 30 January 2017 was carried out by an unmanned remotely controlled craft filled with explosives and not a missile or suicide attack using a small boat, as initially thought.

  • IDEX 2017: China unveils MSS-01 Mobile Submarine Simulator and decoy

    The China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Corporation (CSOC) used the 2017 IDEX show in Abu Dhabi to reveal its new MSS-01 Mobile Submarine Simulator. The simulator, which also serves as a decoy, is in service with the Chinese navy according to a company official. The MSS-1 is described as

  • IDEX 2017: China offers S-26 conventional submarine with Stirling engine AIP

    The China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Corporation (CSOC) used the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi to market its S-26 conventional submarine for the first time with what it calls a "unique" version of the Stirling cycle engine air-independent propulsion (AIP) system. Stirling cycle AIP

  • IDEX 2017: MSPV confirms large Egyptian order

    The Dubai-based company Minerva Special Purpose Vehicles (MSPV) confirmed during IDEX 2017 held in Abu Dhabi that it is building large numbers of Panthera T6 light armoured vehicles for Egypt. The Panthera T6 was first seen in May 2014 during an Egyptian military parade. Later that year the

  • IDEX 2017: Bahrain selects GCS-200 UGV

    Global Clearance Solutions' GCS-200 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) will be supplied to Bahrain as the launch customer for the platform, a company official has revealed. Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi where the GCS-200 was unveiled, Global Clearance Solutions' head of marketing and

  • IDEX 2017: Yugoimport unveils 'giant Grad' rocket

    The Yugoimport SDPR stand at the 2017 IDEX show in Abu Dhabi was dominated by the 400 mm Sumadija correctable rocket. The rocket is 8.25 m long, has a total launch weight of 1,502 kg, a 889 kg solid motor, and a 200 kg unitary high-explosive/fragmentation warhead fitted with a proximity/impact

  • IDEX 2017: MBDA receives UAE contract for additional Marte Mk 2/N missiles

    Key Points The UAE placed its original contract for Marte Mk 2/N in 2009 Marte Mk 2/N revealed sold to Turkmenistan European missile company MBDA has secured a follow-on order from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the supply of additional Marte Mk 2/N anti-ship missiles to the UAE Naval Forces.

  • Uptick in jihadi attacks in Pakistan indicates militant efforts to reorganise and increase frequency of mass casualty attacks

    Key Points Attacks in Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the last week suggest that militant groups targeting Pakistan are seeking to reorganise and co-ordinate attacks. Security forces, religious minorities (Shias, Christians, and Hindus), the judiciary, civil society activists, and Sufis

  • Archangel on watch [IDEX17D4]

    In March, the UAE is due to take delivery of the 24th and last Iomax Archangel aircraft from its current order. The final machine is already flying at Iomax’s facility in the USA, while the aircraft creating a buzz of excitement in the static display here at IDEX (Stand CP-205) is the penultimate aircraft.

  • Marking a decade of partnership [IDEX17D4]

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) and Raytheon have celebrated the 10th anniversary of their partnership in a ceremony alongside the UAE Navy Baynunah corvette Al Hili on the NAVDEX waterfront.

  • Amazonian warrior [IDEX17D4]

    With more than 200 aircraft delivered to 13 air forces, the Embraer Super Tucano multi-mission light intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)/attack and advanced training platform has compiled more than 35,000 combat hours during its service in theatre in South America and Afghanistan.

  • Advanced F-16 looks to the Gulf [IDEX17D4]

    Lockheed Martin is marketing the latest version of the F-16, the Block70, as both the F-16V upgrade and as a new-build aircraft. Having already signed up South Korea and Taiwan for the F-16V upgrade, which has also been selected by Singapore, Lockheed Martin is hoping that Bahrain may be the next customer for the advanced F-16.

  • Russia reveals UAE fighter ambitions [IDEX17D4]

    Russia has plans to develop a fifth-generation light combat aircraft with the UAE, according to Sergey Chemezov, chief executive of Rostec, Russia’s largest military industrial complex.

  • Strategy for regional growth [IDEX17D4]

    Building on a presence in the region going back some 40 years, Leonardo (Stand 06-A03) is looking to further grow its business with and within the GCC states. At the same time, the company has reaffirmed its commitment to building ties with local industry partners.

  • Protect against the unseen [IDEX17D4]

    Given modern society’s increased vulnerability to cyber attack, the military is equally at risk, writes Sam J Basch. The international cyber-security company DarkMatter (Stand 11-B28), headquartered in the UAE, is debuting its cyber-security tools and capabilities at IDEX.

  • UAE training partner [IDEX17D4]

    Globally renowned training and simulation specialist CAE (Stand 01-B01) is no stranger here in the Emirates, and has its regional office in Abu Dhabi. Recently announced projects being undertaken in the Emirates include a major new naval training centre for the UAE Navy at Taweelah, the first phase of which is scheduled to be completed by early 2019.

  • Perfect vision [IDEX17D4]

    Chess Dynamics (Stand 05-C31) is promoting its Hawkeye Electro Optic family at IDEX. This employs the latest image processing and system automation techniques to reduce the dependence on the operator’s time and skills. It also reduces workload and training requirements.

  • CoastControlsurveillance suite [IDEX17D4]

    With threats to maritime security an increasing concern, defence and security company Saab(Stand 07-B41) has launched Coast- Controlto make the work of coast guards around the world more efficient and effective.