• Proven workhorse [SOFEX16D3]

    Regarded by operators globally as the most flexible and proven airlifter, the C-130J Super Hercules from Lockheed Martin (Hall 1, C101) has been selected by 16 nations to date.

  • Work together [SOFEX16D3]

    “This exhibition has an important role in discussing and finding solutions to the security challenges facing countries in the region and around the globe.”

  • Royal Automobile Museum expands remit [SOFEX16D3]

    HM King Abdullah II inaugurated the Royal Automobile Museum in 2003, which is the first public automotive museum in the Arab world, and serves as a fitting tribute to the late King Hussein.

  • Airborne protection [SOFEX16D3]

    Protection of air assets such as helicopters has become increasingly important as the threat array has not only intensified in recent years, but has also shifted in focus from large missile systems to man-portable missiles and gunfire.

  • Black Hawk remains firm favourite [SOFEX16D3]

    Since entering US Army service in 1979, the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk has cemented its position as the West’s primary assault transport helicopter and is now in service with 24 nations.

  • Twin-seat JF-17B/FC-1B fighter makes first flight

    The twin-seat Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17B Thunder/FC-1B Xiaolong combat aircraft has made its maiden flight, according to images posted on Chinese online forums on 27 April. The new variant of the JF-17/FC-1 fighter is believed to have
  • 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 MBDA announced on 21 April. A GBP41
  • USAF progresses SABR AESA radar integration onto F-16

    The US Air Force (USAF) is continuing with developmental testing of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) aboard the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, the service announced on 24 March. The work, which is being carried out by
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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