• 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

  • US Army-led Future Vertical Lift faces budget challenges

    US Army officials hope to accelerate the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) rotorcraft programme, but funding is already a challenge in the effort's first year. FVL, a notional group of five rotorcraft classes (each referred to as a 'capability set'), is a new start programme in fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017),
  • UAE parades new Nimr vehicles

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces displayed its new Nimr N35 armoured vehicles for the first time during a parade to mark the country's 45th National Day on 5 December. The vehicles seen in the parade were all 4x4 N35-4 rather than 6x6 N35-6 versions and fitted with Dynamit Noble FeWaS
  • Czech Army receives new Bren 2 assault rifle

    The Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) has received its first batch of Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ) Bren 2 assault rifles. The rifles are the first of 2,600 ordered in May for CZK417 million (USD16.6 million). The first batch was delivered in early November, will the entire order due to be delivered by the
  • Images emerge of possible new Chinese anti-submarine missile

    Video footage from Chinese broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) posted on Chinese online forums around 20 November shows what appears to be a new torpedo-carrying missile being test-fired from a land-based inclined containerised launcher: an indication that the People's Liberation Army Navy