• 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: Nimr contracted to deliver 1,500 Jais vehicles to UAE military

    Nimr Automotive will build 1,500 of its new Jais armoured vehicle for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) military, it was announced during the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi. Nimr said it had been awarded three contracts to build 1,500 Jais vehicles in both 4x4 and 6x6 configurations, as well as more than 150

  • 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.

  • SANDF takes real-term hit in defence budget

    South Africa's defence budget has again been reduced in real terms, with an overall nominal increase of just 3% to ZAR48.62 billion (USD3.74 billion) against a general inflation rate of about 6%. While this was to be expected, given the country's poor economic performance, it will further aggravate

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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
  • 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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