• IDEX orders boosted [IDX15D4]

    Orders announced at IDEX so far.

  • GD Canada, Bin Hilal, form JV [IDX15D4]

    General Dynamics Canada and UAE-based Bin Hilal Enterprises have formed a joint venture focused on building C4ISR capability and related technologies. The new company, General Dynamics Mission Systems International Middle East LLC, will leverage the capability of General Dynamics Canada and General

  • ADSB, Thales sign MoU for regional MRO [IDX15D4]

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thales to provide integrated engineering support services for military vessels. Under the agreement, the two companies will develop, implement and deliver life-cycle management solutions for the UAE and other regional

  • Hanwha prime contractor for Chunmoo [IDX15D4]

    Prime contractor and system integrator for the Chunmoo 239mm (12-round) multiple rocket launcher system is Hanwha (Stand 12-B12), not Doosan DST as stated in issue 2 of the IDEX Show Daily. Hanwha has confirmed that the 239mm rocket has a high-explosive warhead fitted with a fuze that can be set for

  • Teaming up for Hitrole [IDX15D4]

    UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT) and Finmeccanica’s OTO Melara armaments business have joined forces to develop, market and manufacture a new 20mm Gatling variant of OTO Melara’s Hitrole stabilised remote weapon station. Known as Hitrole 20, the new system is being

  • Pakistan signs for T129 attack helos

    Pakistan has formally signed for 30 TAI T129 attack helicopters from Turkey, it was disclosed on 24 May. The confirmation of the anticipated sale to Pakistan was made in the political manifesto that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) has released ahead of the general
  • Japan takes delivery of four more Bushmaster vehicles

    Japan has taken delivery of a second batch of four Bushmaster 4x4 protected mobility vehicles for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), manufacturer Thales Australia confirmed on 24 May. The company built and supplied four Bushmasters to the JGSDF in 2014 at a cost of about AUD3.6 million
  • More attacks on naval vessels in Red Sea revealed

    Key Points There have been three attacks on naval vessels in the Red Sea that the Saudi-led coalition has not reported. The fate of two vessels is unclear, but a UAE minehunter was not lost. At least four Saudi-led coalition naval vessels have been attacked in the southern Red Sea since June
  • China’s Z-19E helicopter completes firing tests

    The export version of China’s Harbin Aviation Industries (Group) Company (HAIG) Z-19 Black Whirlwind armed reconnaissance/attack helicopter has completed firing tests. HAIG’s parent company, the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said in a 16 May statement that
  • LRASM completes second dual-missile flight test

    Lockheed Martin’s AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) has successfully completed a second ‘dual-LRASM’ flight test event ahead of achieving Early Operational Capability (EOC) on US Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer bomber later this year. The test, performed on 22 May on the
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