• Co-operation on sustainment services [IDEX17D5]

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) andLockheed Martin have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to co-operate on the provision of sustainment services to the UAE’s military maritime assets.  The MoU was signed between Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, chief executive of ADSB,and Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ship and Systems at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, on the sidelines of NAVDEX 2017.

  • Pakistan MSA vessel [IDEX17D5]

    The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) patrol craft PMSS Hingol is making its debut at NAVDEX 2017. Hingoland sister vessel PMSSBasolwere commissioned in December 2016 in Guangzhou, China.

  • International Viper [IDEX17D5]

    This year Pakistan will begin receiving the first of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters that it has ordered. When delivered, they will be the first export use of the type, which is the latest iteration of Bell’s iconic gunship helicopter.

  • Multi-role twin project [IDEX17D5]

    NorthStar Aviation is now working on an MRH (Multi-Role Helicopter) version of the Bell 429, having already undertaken a successful modification programme for the single-engined Bell 407GXP.

  • Advanced UAV flies in from Saudi Arabia [IDEX17D5]

    PSATRI (Prince Sultan Advanced Tech. Research Institute) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is displaying its Skyguard UAV at IDEX as part of the Military Industries Corporation display (Stand 12-D20). The vehicle has autonomous take-off and landing capability, but can also be controlled manually from a sophisticated ground control station (GCS).

  • Lockheed Martin eyes extended endurance for Fury

    Lockheed Martin is working to extend the endurance of its Fury unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to 15 hours. Fury is a tactical-level UAS that Lockheed Martin is pitching as a substitute for many of the roles currently carried out by medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) platforms. The company plans
  • China building more Yuyi-class LCACs

    Commercial satellite imagery of China’s Jiangnan Shipyard near Shanghai shows that the country is producing additional Yuyi-class (Type 726/726A) air-cushioned landing craft (LCACs). Five Type 726As that appeared to be nearly completed could be seen at the yard on 24 November. Six Yuyi-class
  • HIMARS test advances USN surface-ship lethality potential

    Recent shipboard testing of the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) further advances the US Navy (USN) plans for distributed lethality and also shows further portable missile capability for US forces. HIMARS was fired 22 October from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class
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