• 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.

  • UK orders Crowsnest helicopter radar systems

    The United Kingdom has awarded a GBP269 million (USD327 million) contract to Lockheed Martin to build Crowsnest airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) systems for the Royal Navy. Crowsnest is the replacement for the service's Sea King ASaC.7 (SKASaC) helicopters, due to retire in September 2018.
  • Japan unveils 8x8 APC prototype

    Japan's Ministry of Defense (MoD) has unveiled a prototype 8x8 armoured personnel carrier (APC) that is expected to replace the Komatsu Type 96 APC in use by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). Built by Japanese manufacturer Komatsu, the (Improved) Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier
  • Germany seeks new special forces assault rifle

    Germany's special forces are seeking new assault rifles, with the German defence procurement office issuing a tender for their purchase. According to the tender issued by the BAAINBw, Germany is interesting in purchasing 1,750 rifles in total. The new rifle is expected to replace the G36 rifles
  • Bodytrak soldier-monitoring system readies for trials

    UK-based Inova Design Solutions' Bodytrak system is set to undergo trials with the British Army and be used in support of a military charity expedition to Antarctica. Bodytrak uses an in-ear device - akin to an audio earphone - to monitor vital signs from the human body, ultimately to include core
  • Textron nears completion of SSC prototype

    Key Points Subsystem testing of LCAC 100, the SSC prototype, is now underway LCAC replacement promises greater efficiency and other improvements over the legacy design Textron Marine & Land Systems expects the prototype Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) air-cushion landing craft to begin afloat
  • McCain proposes large-scale defence build up

    John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has unveiled a proposal that would dramatically increase national defence spending over the next five years. The scheme offers a potential blueprint as the new Congress considers possible increases in defence spending. A
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