HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Good timing [SOFEX16D3]

    For many people, a wristwatch might seem outmoded, but even modern-day Special Forces still often use them.

  • Integrated combat training [SOFEX16D3]

    Shown for the first time by Italian company Vitrociset (Hall 1, Stand B137) is the Integrated Combat Training System, a modular, scalable, flexible and deployable solution for training troops.

  • Shine a light [SOFEX16D3]

    Night-time operations require light of various kinds, which is the solution provided by Australian company Trakka Systems (Hall 1, Stand B104) .

  • A uniform for every occasion [SOFEX16D3]

    Turkish textiles specialist Kilim Group is displaying some of its military and security uniforms here at SOFEX (Hall 1, Stand A102).

  • Turkish steel [SOFEX16D3]

    Established in 1993, TISASTrabzon Gun Industry Corporation (Hall 1, Stand A107) has become one of Turkey’s leading defence suppliers, with an annual capacity of 50,000 handguns.

  • Hand-fired precision [SOFEX16D2]

    Raytheon is displaying part of its portfolio of missiles, focusing on the smaller end of the range that is applicable to helicopters, UAVs, vehicles and the smaller platforms that are often used to support special operations.

  • Ajban SOV awaits green light [SOFEX16D2]

    Nimr Automotive, part of Emirates Defence Industries (Hall 1, Stand B126) has expanded its range of wheeled vehicles with the development of a special operations vehicle (SOV) model of the Nimr Ajban (4x4) platform.

  • Al-Wahsh ready for production [SOFEX16D2]

    The King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) (Hall 5) is launching its latest Al-Wahsh (4x4) armoured personnel carrier (APC).

  • MineWolf finds a new lair [SOFEX16D2]

    Pearson Engineering (Hall 1, Stand A141) has expanded its range of combat engineering and counter-mobility products with the acquisition of the intellectual property (IP), designs and assets of the MineWolf Systems businesses in Germany and Switzerland.

  • Airlift for rough terrain [SOFEX16D2]

    When Sikorsky (part of Lockheed Martin) took over the PZL-Mielec company in Poland, it acquired a twin transport design that offers unique airlift capability, particularly for rough- and short- field operations.

  • Sneak in [SOFEX16D2]

    A helicopter drone so small it lands on an operator’s open palm is arguably the most effective personal reconnaissance system (PRS) on the market.

  • Shooting live at the range [SOFEX16D2]

    For military and law enforcement trainees, there is nothing better than live firing practice at an outdoor or indoor shooting range.

  • Missions of mercy [SOFEX16D2]

    Jordan’s newest emergency medical service, the Jordan Air Ambulance Centre (JAAC), is exhibiting one of its Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW139s at SOFEX, highlighting the vital work of this recently established venture.

  • Chinese UAV gains hold in Middle East [SOFEX16D2]

    Chinese unmanned air vehicle technology has made significant strides in recent times, as evidenced by the adoption by a number of Middle East nations of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) CH-4B medium-altitude long-endurance UAV.

  • Well protected for multiple roles [SOFEX16D2]

    The Ukraine State Enterprise for Foreign Trade and Investment (Promoboronexport) (Hall 3, Stand A303) has brought its latest production standard Dozor-B (4x4) armoured personnel carrier (APC), which can be seen on outdoor stand OD130.

  • Massive modularity [SOFEX16D2]

    As it prepares for the first new flight of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship, Hybrid Air Vehicles of the UK is showcasing the vehicle’s special operations credentials here at SOFEX (Hall 1, Stand A143).

  • Find the right partner [SOFEX16D2]

    The difficulties faced by small and medium-sized defence companies when trying to enter the international market, especially in the MENA region and Turkey, can be smoothed out.

  • Keep an eye out [SOFEX16D2]

    Accurate ranging has become indispensable to Special Operations and other military forces. Th is prompted Canadian firm Newcon Optik (Hall 1, Stand C110) to introduce its Seeker series of mountable rangefinders.

  • Hercules MRO masters [SOFEX16D2]

    Located across the runway from the SOFEX site and exhibiting in the national pavilion (Hall 5, Stand B536), the Jordan Aeronautical-Systems Company (JAC) was established as a joint venture between the Royal Jordanian Air Force and Marshall of Cambridge Ltd.

  • Genie in a bottle [SOFEX16D2]

    CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear) is dangerous. Getting it cleaned up takes some effort, but Italian firm Cristanini SpA (Hall 1, Stand B140) has an innovative range of decontamination/ detoxification systems that certainly makes it easier.

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