• IDEX 2017: Abu Dhabi Ship Building hands over vessels

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) formally handed over the 42 m Sabhan (L 4201), one of eight landing ships that it is building for the Kuwait Naval Force, during the NAVDEX show in Abu Dhabi. The company marked another milestone during NAVDEX when the UAE Navy formally commissioned Al-Hili (P 176),

  • IDEX 2017: Austal exhibits new lengthened armed transport vessel

    Australia's Austal has exhibited a conceptual model of a new 113 m high-speed support vessel at the NAVDEX trade show in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Jane's , Austal vice-president Michael McCourt said that the vessel was being developed in conjunction with a customer, and built on experience gained from

  • IAF C-130J-30 transport aircraft damaged during landing

    An Indian Air Force (IAF) Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft has been damaged in an accident at the 3,070 m-high Thoise airfield in India's northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, which borders China and Pakistan. IAF spokesman Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee told Jane's on 24

  • IDEX 2017: Ukrinmash proposes light-attack helicopter

    Ukrinmash has developed a light-attack helicopter concept based on Aviaimpex's KT-112 Yanhol platform. The company displayed a mock-up of its KT-112UD helicopter at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. The weapons fit envisaged for the helicopter will offer ground-attack and anti-aircraft capabilities, with

  • IDEX 2017: Nexter proposes UAE Leclerc upgrades

    Nexter Systems has proposed a number of potential upgrades to enhance the capability of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) Leclerc main battle tanks (MBTs). The UAE has taken delivery of a total of 388 Leclerc MBTs, 2 training tanks, and 46 armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs). These are similar to

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  • IDEX 2017: UAE confirms order for third Saab GlobalEye

    It was confirmed during the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ordered a third Saab GlobalEye aircraft. The UAE military's General Headquarters (GHQ) announced that it had awarded an AED866 million (USD238 million) to Saab for "new airborne G6000 SRSS [Swing Role
  • IDEX 2017: UAE selects Rabdan 8x8 IFV

    The United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) military announced during the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi that it had ordered 400 8x8 vehicles from the local company Al-Jasoor, a joint venture between the Emirati company Heavy Vehicles industries (HVI) and the Turkish armoured vehicle manufacturer Otokar Land systems.
  • PLAN commissions new oceangoing training ship

    China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned a new training ship for the Dalian Naval Academy. Named Qi Jiguang (pennant number 83), the vessel entered service on 21 February at the Lushun Naval Base, near Dalian, which is expected to be its base port. The ceremony was attended by
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