• 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

  • UK conducts Puma/A400M fitment trials

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has for the first time loaded an Airbus Helicopters Puma HC2 onto the Airbus Defence and Space A400M Atlas transport aircraft during trials announced on 20 April. The fitment trial saw the partially deconstructed Puma helicopter eased into the cargo hold of the
  • Milosh readies for production

    Yugoimport-SDPR has confirmed that development of its latest Milosh 4x4 multipurpose armoured vehicle (MPAV) is complete and production can commence when orders are placed. Milosh is also referred to as the BOV M16 and has been designed to undertake a wide range of military, police, and internal
  • China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier

    China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on 26 April in a ceremony held at the Dalian shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) in the country's northeastern Liaoning Province. Known as the Type 001A, the as-yet-unnamed vessel is a follow-on ship to the
  • UK MoD green lights Meteor integration on F-35B

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially approved the integration of the Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) on the UK F-35B Lightning II multirole stealth aircraft under one of a raft of separate missile-related contract awards to the MBDA announced on 21 April. A GBP41
  • Russia working on new medium-calibre ammo

    Russia has confirmed that it is working on what it calls "special shrapnel" ammunition for use by 30 mm and 57 mm cannons, with the latter likely developed with a view to engaging unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The work is being carried out by Russia's NPO Pribor research and industrial
  • IRGC Navy receives Nasir anti-ship missiles

    The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN) formally took delivery of the first consignment of the new Nasir anti-ship missile during a ceremony held on 22 April. Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said the Nasir can be mounted on speedboats, prepared quickly for launch, flies at a low flight
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