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  • Silver fireworks [IDEX19D2]

    As IDEX this year celebrates its Silver Jubilee, 25 years after the first edition, the official opening ceremony was appropriately spectacular. First up on the programme was the UAE military band, followed by the Abu Dhabi Police band, both resplendent in striking uniforms and giving outstanding renditions. A colourful UAE cultural performance by scores of smiling youth kept the crowds enthralled.

  • African drive [IDEX19D2]

    South Africa’s Paramount Group (Stand 12-C15) is launching a brand-new variant of its Mbombe 4 (4x4) mine-resistant armoured vehicle here at IDEX.

  • GlobalEye on course [IDEX19D2]

    Speaking to the IDEX Show Daily just prior to IDEX, Saab said the GlobalEye multi-sensor airborne early warning/multirole surveillance programme is “on schedule” in the build-up to its entry into service with the UAE Air Force and Air Defence. The UAE became the launch customer for the GlobalEye just over three years ago, announcing an initial deal for two of the aircraft at the Dubai air show in November 2015. A third was subsequently added during IDEX in February 2017.

  • Meeting the demand for skilled personnel [IDEX19D2]

    As the UAE builds its high-tech industries, the demand for skilled personnel increases. Two academic institutions are highlighting their efforts to not only produce highly employable skilled engineers and technicians, but also help in driving new technologies.

  • New SwarmDiver debuts [IDEX19D2]

    Just a year after the launch of its original SwarmDiver product, US company Aquabotix (Stand C-026) is introducing the new SwarmDiver EDGE into its family of micro-sized underwater vehicles during NAVDEX.

  • SeaGuardian stands watch [IDEX19D2]

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) is highlighting the capabilities of its SeaGuardian unmanned aerial system (UAS) on stand 03-C34.

  • Viper for Bahrain [IDEX19D2]

    Earlier this month, Bell Helicopter Textron was awarded a US Naval Air Systems Command contract worth $240 million covering the supply of 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The sale was notified to US Congress in April 2018. The request included the provision of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and BAE Systems APKWS II laser-guided rockets. The AH-1Zs are to be equipped with the Optimized Top Owl helmet-mounted display from Thales.

  • Electronics support for the UAE [IDEX19D2]

    US technology company LeonardoDRS (Stand 06-B07 in the Italian Pavilion) has signed a teaming agreement with UAE-based International Golden Group (IGG) to provide support for the UAE Armed Forces on a variety of electronic and related programmes.

  • Rapid deployment [IDEX19D2]

    Survitec (Stand 05-C22) will formally launch its GPM range of military inflatable boats at NAVDEX today.

  • Lightweight and compact [IDEX19D2]

    UK-based MSI-Defence Systems (Stand B-016) is displaying a full-scale model of its new Seahawk Multi Weapon Station (MWS) at NAVDEX.

  • Success in extreme tests [IDEX19D2]

    Mobile Land Systems (Outdoor CP-232, UAE Pavilion) has confirmed that its new Viper (4x4) mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle completed the gruelling UAE Armed Forces Summer Trials, which were hosted by the General Maintenance Corps. The trials lasted five days, during which the Viper successfully covered 1,500km over highways, sand dunes, soft sand tracks and rocky ground, with temperatures reaching close to 60°C, without any failure.

  • Laser rockets for Lebanon [IDEX19D2]

    Last week the Lebanese Air Force (LAF) received its first batch of BAE Systems APKWS (Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems) laser-guided rockets. The delivery arrived in Beirut by US Air Force Boeing C-17 transport.

  • Slipway systems make an entry [IDEX19D2]

    Palfinger Marine (Stand C-021) is showcasing its range of slipway and stern entry systems at NAVDEX.

  • JLTV enters US Army service [IDEX19D2]

    Oshkosh Corporation (Stand 03-B25, US Pavilion) has brought its latest Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), which is now in production for the US armed forces.

  • Preveze upgrade [IDEX19D2]

    Turkish systems engineering and design house STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mu¨hendislik ve Ticaret A.S. (Stand B-050) is to lead the programme for the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the Turkish Naval Forces Command’s four Type 209/1400 Preveze-class submarines.

  • Sitting in comfort and safety [IDEX19D2]

    UK firm TEK Military Seating (Stand 05-C21) is showing several innovations in its ProTEK brand of military vehicles, including its industry-leading lightweight ProTEK Mesh seat.

  • Visualise and manage [IDEX19D2]

    Harris (Stand 03-A21) has announced the release of its new Falcon Net Ecosystem to deliver the tactical networking capabilities needed for connecting command level to dismounted users.

  • Intensified focus on engineering [IDEX19D2]

    Timoney (Stand 05-A47) is placing an increased focus on its engineering consultancy business unit and expects its revenues in this area to more than double over the next three years, the company has announced at IDEX.

  • Safeguard your data [IDEX19D2]

    The secure transmission of data and protection against hackers is paramount at sites such as company headquarters, data centres and small offices. Swiss company Crypto International (Stand 08-B13) is promoting a number of encryption units from its IP VPN family, which, it says, ensure that information travels securely between locations.

  • Silence on track [IDEX19D2]

    Soucy Defense (Stand 01-B60 in the Canadian Pavilion) is presenting its composite rubber track (CRT) technology, which it believes is ideal for integration into platforms such as the BMP- 3, M109 and MCV-80 Desert Warrior operated by Middle Eastern nations.