• Falcon has the UAE in its sights [IDEX19D3]

    Yesterday at IDEX Lockheed Martin, Diehl Defence and Saab launched a new short-/medium-range ground-based air defence (GBAD) system. Known as Falcon and initiated as a programme in 2016, the system draws on the command and control, missile and radar expertise of the three companies to create an integrated standalone system that offers exceptional capability in its class.

  • UAE Patriot deals [IDEX19D3]

    At yesterday’s daily UAE General Headquarters press briefing, a contract with Raytheon was announced covering the supply of Patriot launcher systems, worth approximately AED5.73 billion (US$1.56 billion).

  • Multi-domain training expertise [IDEX19D3]

    Around three-and-a-half years ago, Canadian-headquartered training system integrator CAE established its regional office in Abu Dhabi, reflecting increased business in the Gulf region, and in the UAE in particular. The company’s first Middle East business was to deliver flight simulators to the Royal Saudi Air Force in 1982, and in 2002 it began its association with the UAE with the establishment of the joint-venture Emirates-CAE Flight Training facility.

  • Target drone sees first action [IDEX19D3]

    Leonardo's new M-40 target drone has completed its first live missions for the Italian Navy during a recent training exercise at an armed forces test range.

  • XLOONG USV breaks cover [IDEX19D3]

    Recognising growing naval interest in the potential of unmanned and autonomous systems, China Shipbuilding Trading Co (CSSC, Stand 10-E03) has unveiled its XLOONG unmanned surface vessel (USV) concept at IDEX.

  • Empowering industry for a better tomorrow [IDEX19D3]

    Tawazun Economic Council (Outdoor CP-300) has announced the launch of the Defense and Security Development Fund with a capital of AED2.5 billion (approximately $680 million).

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Weapons Weapons

  • IDEX 2019: UAE confirms EOS weapon station contract

    The UAE Armed Forces confirmed during the IDEX 2019 show, held from 17 to 21 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that it has placed a large contract for remote weapon stations (RWS) with the Australian company EOS Defence Systems. The military spokesperson announced on 17 February that a contract worth

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  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was

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  • US to start INF Treaty withdrawal process

    President Donald Trump announced on 1 February that he is formally withdrawing the United States from the 1987 US-Soviet Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Trump said the US would “suspend its obligations” under the INF Treaty on 2 February by giving the required six

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  • Spain joins Franco–German future fighter project

    Spain has formally joined the Franco–German effort to develop a Next-Generation Fighter (NGF) aircraft as part of a wider Future Combat Air System (FCAS), with a letter of intent (LOI) signed on 14 February. The LOI was signed between Spanish Defence Minister Margarita Robles, French Defence