HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • 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

  • F 110: Profiling Spain's multirole frigate plans

    The F 110 frigate is intended to provide the Armada Española with a versatile and flexible surface combatant, able to perform a range of missions. Dr Lee Willett and Richard Scott assess a hugely significant programme for the navy and Spanish industry The Spanish Navy (Armada Española)

  • 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.

  • INS Betwa to be fully operational by April 2018

    INS Betwa , the Indian Navy (IN) guided missile frigate that tipped over during undocking in early December 2016, is back on an even keel and expected to be fully operational by April 2018, India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a 23 February statement. The complete salvage operation

  • Spain hands over oceanographic polar vessel to Peruvian Navy

    The Peruvian Navy's new oceanographic polar vessel BAP Carrasco is to be handed over on 10 March 2017 at the yard where it was built in Vigo, Spain. Due to replace the Antarctic research vessel BIC Humboldt , which entered service in 1978, Carrasco is 95.3 m long and has been equipped with a

  • IDEX 2017: Al Fattan unveils new Combat Boat concept

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based shipbuilder Al Fattan displayed its new 16 m Combat Boat concept for the first time at the NAVDEX show held in Abu Dhabi. "The boat is the first of its kind to be designed and built in the UAE," said Mohamed Abdellah Kamil, project coordinator. The

  • IDEX 2017: Fantom emerges with new weapons system

    Ukraine's Spets Techno Export has integrated an anti-tank missile launcher onto its Fantom (Phantom) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), unveiling the configuration at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. The Fantom was debuted at Ukraine's Defence and Security Expo in October with a stabilised 12.7 mm machine gun.

  • IDEX 2017: GIDS moves to enhance Shahpar, develop MALE

    Pakistan's Global Industry and Defence Solutions (GIDS) is in the process of enhancing the capabilities of its Shahpar unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and working to develop a larger system. Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Asad Kamal, GIDS' director of sales and marketing, said that

  • IDEX 2017: NorthStar Aviation displays armed 429 concept

    Northstar Aviation is in the early stages of the development of an armed Bell 429 helicopter to meet the requirements of an undisclosed customer in the Middle East. The company displayed a mock-up of the twin-engined helicopter at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. NorthStar Aviation's, senior vice president

  • 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

  • SAIC rolls out amphibious vehicle prototype for USMC

    Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) has unveiled the first of 16 prototypes for the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) competitive Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 programme during a 21 February ceremony at the company's facility in Charleston, South Carolina. SAIC partnered with Singapore

  • IDEX 2017: NIMR offers more firepower for JAIS 6x6

    NIMR Automotive's N35 (6x6) mine-protected multipurpose vehicle and its 4x4 counterpart have been re-designated as the JAIS, with the 6x6 variant offered with increased firepower. At IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi the JAIS 6x6 was shown fitted with the EVPU Turra 30 remote-controlled turret (RCT). This

  • IDEX 2017: Al Fattan to deliver 27 additional fast interceptors to the UAE

    UAE shipbuilder Al Fattan is to supply 27 fast interceptor boats to the UAE Coast Guard, the company told Jane's at the NAVDEX naval exhibition in Abu Dhabi. "We have a well-established relationship with them," an Al Fattan source said. "In January 2017 we completed deliveries for a

  • 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: Emirati SOV contest heats up

    The United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) contest for a new special operations vehicle (SOV) became more complicated at the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi when Nimr Automotive unveiled its new Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) to take on well-established contenders that include the Supacat HMT 400 Desert and the

  • IDEX 2017: General Atomics to offer Predator XP as COCO capability

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc will look to provide its Predator XP platform as a contractor-owned, contractor-operated (COCO) service, opening up its potential user base. Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Jim Thomson, the company's regional vice-president, said the COCO

  • IDEX 2017: Paramount launches Mwari production

    Paramount Group announced on 20 February that production of the military variant of its advanced, high performance, reconnaissance, light aircraft (AHRLAC), the Mwari, is to begin in April. The first production aircraft is expected to be completed in June or July, with the company citing a

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