• Nigerian militants determined to escalate IED attacks in Niger Delta pose severe risk of damage to oil refineries

    EVENT The Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) claimed responsibility on 19 May for an improvised explosive device (IED) attack the previous day on the pipeline terminating at the Refinery Jetty in Okrika, Port Harcourt. The Refinery Jetty belongs to the state agency, the Nigeria

  • IDD, Black Pearl Capital sign MoU

    Jordanian vehicle engineering company Industrial Design and Development (IDD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with asset management firm Black Pearl Capital (BPC), the companies announced on 19 May. The MoU covers collaboration in the oil and gas equipment manufacturing and defence

  • Airbus expects international Lakota sales in wake of US Army buy

    The US Army's decision to purchase additional Airbus UH-72A Lakota helicopters and to put them at the centre of its training mission raises the potential for international sales, according to the company's top official in the United States. Airbus sees an opportunity to sell hundreds of Lakotas


    16 to 20 June, Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte, France Welcome to the IHS Jane's Eurosatory 2014 show site. The 12th Eurosatory Exhibition takes place from 16 to 22 June at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. On this website you will find comprehensive editorial coverage

  • Eurosatory 2014 Exhibitor List

    The exhibitor list for Eurosatory 2014 is as follows:


    Welcome to the IHS Jane's Farnborough Airshow 2014 show site. The Farnborough Air Show takes place from 14 to 18 July at Farnborough Airport, UK. Please keep visiting the website for comprehensive editorial coverage during the event.

  • Italy, Japan sign intel sharing agreement

    Japan and Italy have agreed to sign an Information Security Agreement (ISA) to allow the exchange of military intelligence and information on terrorists. Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera reached the accord with his Italian counterpart Roberta Pinotti at a meeting in Rome on 7 May. The

  • Philippines completes procurement pre-negotiations for Israeli radars

    The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has completed pre-negotiations with Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) to acquire three surveillance radars in a deal worth PHP2.6 billion (USD57 million). "Hopefully within May we can finish formal negotiations because we are really putting

  • UPDATE: Paramount and KADDB establish another defence joint venture

    South African land systems specialist Paramount has signed another agreement to create a joint venture (JV) company in Jordan with the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), it was announced on 6 May. The creation of the new company - Arabian Defence Industries - was announced at

  • Resounding success

    As SOFEX draws to a close this evening, the patrons, organisers, sponsors and participants will look back on a successful exhibition that has brought together all areas of the special operations world. Operators, commanders, manufacturers, suppliers and support organisations from many countries have

  • Heli firepower

    Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc company (Hall 6, Stand B640) has two of its iconic helicopters on static display at SOFEX, both armed to the teeth. The Bell 407GT is a militarised version of the commercially qualified 407GX, featuring a fully integrated Garmin G1000H flight deck. Among the armament

  • African warrior shows fighting spirit

    A pre-production Paramount Group Mbombe in the armoured personnel carrier (APC) configuration has recently completed 2,000km of road and cross-country trials in Jordan. It has a crew of three consisting of commander, driver and gunner, and carries eight dismounts. It is being shown at SOFEX fitted

  • Intelligence in miniature

    With the strapline ‘Own the element of surprise’, Canadian firm Aeryon (Hall 1, Stand B150) believes its SkyRanger mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is the answer to covert surveillance. The almost noiseless, tiny UAV (1,020mm diameter deployed) has an endurance of 50 minutes, flying

  • Successful M-ATV range expanded

    Oshkosh has launched new versions of its M-ATV (mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle) here at SOFEX to expand the successful vehicle family. The M-ATV range has been expanded to six versions based on two models. Designed primarily for offensive and defensive operations in the

  • Aiming for more

    Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control division (Hall 1, Stand C101) is no stranger to the Middle East, and Jordan in particular. The Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) operate several important products from the company, such as the Javelin anti-armour weapon (a joint venture with Raytheon),

  • Calibres for small spaces

    Among the wide variety of ammunition calibres produced by Brazilian manufacturer CBC (Hall 1, Stand B101) is the limited range 12.7x99mm (.50). Available in ball and tracer, these rounds are designed for use in space constrained training firing ranges and sensitive populated environments.

  • Mask Kombination

    Avon Protection (Hall 6, Stand A619) and German helmet manufacturer Schuberth have introduced the HMK150 Helmet Mask Kombination system specifically designed for CBRN respiratory protection and riot control. Based on Avon’s advanced 50 Series mask platform, the system features unique visor

  • Special purpose in Poland

    Armpol research and development company, part of the Polish Chamber of National Defence Manufacturers (PCNDM) (Hall 1, Stand C130), undertakes analytical studies and conceptual work on specialised military equipment. This includes special purpose containers, filtering and ventilation systems, power

  • APKWS on target

    As announced last week, Jordan has formally signed a letter of acceptance for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) developed by BAE Systems (Hall 6, Stand A622). The laser-guided rocket (LGR) is being acquired to arm the AC-235 gunships that Jordan’s Special Operations Command has

  • Rapid intelligence pinpointed

    In recent years, many countries in the world, including Jordan, have greatly increased their ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) assets across a range of disciplines, including UAVs. However, in many cases such systems operate in isolation, and commanders have little idea of what