• IDEX 2017: EDePro targets Hornet at rotary-wing UAV market

    Serbia's EDePro is developing a lightweight rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the X-01 Strsljen (Hornet). Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the company's lead engineer, Dr Predrag Matejic, said that development of the aircraft commenced in 2012 and was driven by an analysis of

  • IDEX 2017: Groza-R enters C-UAV fray

    KB Radar Design Bureau has developed a manportable counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system, unveiling the package at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Jane's , Zhybul Siarhei Victorovich, head of KB Radar's electronic warfare department, said that the Groza-R Counter-Multicopter Radio

  • Northrop signs letter of intent with PGZ

    US company Northrop Grumman has signed a letter of intent with Polish state-owned group Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), the company announced on 20 February. In a statement Northrop said that the letter of intent is anticipated as the first step in a process of finding industrial co-operation

  • Russia moves to increase ties with UAE

    The Russian government agreed to a new co-operation agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 20 February as the country made several moves to grow its presence in the Middle East. State-owned Russian company Rostec announced that it would be selling 12% of Russian Helicopters' stock to an

  • Russia plans new Eastern Arctic air defence division

    Russia's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to create a new Arctic air-defence division covering the Eastern Arctic by 2018, state-owned media announced on 20 February. The unit will protect Moscow and the Ural region from potential aircraft and missile attacks. The division will comprise

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  • IDEX 2017: Iraq takes delivery of Textron Commandos

    The Iraqi Federal Police is currently in the process of receiving the Textron Commando Select armoured vehicles that were ordered last year, Jonathan Dalrymple, vice president for business development at Textron's Marine and Land Systems division, told Jane's at the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi. "We
  • IDEX 2017: Riviera Boat displays new interceptor craft

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Riviera Boat is showcasing its new generation of fast interceptor craft at NAVDEX 2017 held in Abu Dhabi, with one featuring in a live demonstration. "The Seaguard 33 craft has been adapted to meet the requests that we were presented by our customers in the
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