• Mistral defends against surface threats [IDEX19D1]

    European missile house MBDA Systems (Stand 07-A07) has performed a successful demonstration of the Mistral missile and SIMBAD-RC remotely controlled naval turret to defend against fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) threats.

  • Trend towards balanced fleets [IDEX19D1]

    While tracked armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) continue to be deployed in the region in large numbers, an increasing number of countries are now moving towards a more balanced fleet of tracked and wheeled AFVs.

  • Forging a partnership [IDEX19D1]

    Here at the show on Tuesday, AMS and Bin Hilal Enterprises will confirm the formation of a joint venture company in the UAE, with a signing ceremony on Stand CP- 233. Known as AMS Bin Hilal, the JV will target fleet management, supply chain and logistics business opportunities in support of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces General Headquarters and other UAE government entities.

  • Tacticos in command [IDEX19D1]

    Building on a quarter century of continuous evolution, Thales (Stand B-030) is continuing to introduce new functionality and features to its widely sold Tacticos combat management system (CMS).

  • Double defence [IDEX19D1]

    JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and JSC NPO High Precision Systems are displaying the Pantsir-ME shipborne close-in weapon system outside Russia for the first time. A full-scale system will be on show on Stand 09-C20.

  • Marine skills training [IDEX19D1]

    Abu Dhabi-based boat builder and manufacturer of unmanned surface vessels, Al Seer Marine (Stands B-011/B-012) has introduced a training programme for Emirati engineering graduates, developed to foster local talent and boost its nationalisation efforts in the local marine and defence sectors.

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Weapons Weapons

  • US Army to acquire Carl-Gustaf M4

    The US Army has signed a three-year framework agreement with Saab Dynamics to acquire the 84 mm Carl-Gustaf M4 (CGM4) lightweight reusable shoulder-fired recoilless weapon system. In September 2017 the Army announced an intention to rapidly acquire about 1,111 GGM4s – with an equal number of

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • 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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Jane's International Defence Review Jane's International Defence Review

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Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • 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

Industry Industry

  • 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
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