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  • IDEX 2015 welcomes the world [IDX15D1]

    Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) was opened yesterday by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister

  • IDEX officially opens [IDX15D1]

    Just before midday yesterday, IDEX 2015 was officially declared open, along with its subsidiary exhibitions NAVDEX and UMEX, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al

  • High-energy laser platform on display [IDX15D1]

    Rheinmetall has invested considerable funding in the design and development of high-energy lasers (HEL) for battlefield applications. Here at IDEX the company is showing a system integrated onto the ARTEC Boxer (8x8) multi-role armoured vehicle (MRAV). During trials carried out in Switzerland in

  • Revealing an Enigma [IDX15D1]

    Yesterday, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Emirates Defense Technology (Stand 11-B28) unveiled its Enigma Armoured Modular Fighting Vehicle (AMFV). The Enigma AMFV is understood to be a

  • Sudanese howitzer makes debut [IDX15D1]

    The Military Industry Corporation (MIC) of Sudan (Stands 12-D30, A-002 and CP-232) is exhibiting a wide range of weapons and equipment here at IDEX 2015. One of the most interesting items of equipment being shown is the Khalifa-1 122mm self-propelled howitzer, which is already in service with the

  • Big capability at an attractive price [IDX15D1]

    Abu Dhabi-based NorthStar Aviation has developed a new military derivative of the Bell 407, and has received an order for 30 of the helicopters from the UAE Armed Forces. NorthStar has already delivered 11 production models of its Model 407MRH (MRH standing for Multi- Role Helicopter) and plans to

  • Defeating the threat through co-operation [IDX15D1]

    As a prelude to the opening of the exhibition, the IDEX Conference took place on Saturday at the UAE Armed Forces Officers Club. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the conference addressed a number

  • EDIC grows by five [IDX15D1]

    Having launched with 11 companies in December, the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC) has announced that another five companies are joining the new entity. EDIC is an integrated national defence services and manufacturing platform that brings together companies from Tawazun Holding,

  • Flying under a new name [IDX15D1]

    A final series of recent flight trials of the Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system from Denel Dynamics (South African Pavilion, Stands 12-C21 and UM-46) has cleared it for imminent production this year. In the event, the system is being offered in both a ‘clean’ ISR-only and

  • Made to fit [IDX15D1]

    For airborne operations, payload weight and size are rather critical factors, perhaps more so with tactical unmanned aerial systems (TUAS). Pennsylvania, US-based Delta Digital Video (Stand UM-14) has just announced that its Model 6805R HD/SD video encoder has been selected for integration with the

  • Typhoon deal signed [IDX15D1]

    Yesterday at IDEX, a contract for the Typhoon Phase Three Enhancement (known as P3E) was signed by the UK’s Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne MP, writes Jon Lake. The minister had earlier told the IDEX conference that he was looking forward to announcing a

  • Boats with Italian flair [IDX15D1]

    Italian fast-boat builder Novamarine (Italian Pavilion, Stand C-001) is making a splash at NAVDEX with its Professional line of high-speed boats for the military, security and commercial user communities. Based in Olbia, Sardinia, where it operates out of SNO Yachts’ facilities, Novamarine

  • Canada impresses [IDX15D1]

    With no fewer than 50 companies and four government organisations, the Canadian presence this year is the largest ever at IDEX. The Canadian Pavilion (Stand 01-B46) is hosting 16 exhibitors, including the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), in support of the country’s defence and security

  • Defending the coastline [IDX15D1]

    UAE-based Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT), working in partnership with European missile house MBDA (Stand B-036) and Italian navigation electronics group GEM Elettronica (Stand A-003 Italian Pavilion), is taking the leading role in the development of a new coastal battery system based on the

  • Hit a moving target [IDX15D1]

    For precision combat marksmanship, a target with human-like actions comes close to the real thing. Australia-based Marathon Smart Targets (Stand 04-C20) is showing its range of robotic targets, including the flagship T-40, developed in conjunction with the country’s Department of Defence.

  • New VAB looks for export sales [IDX15D1]

    Renault Trucks Defense (French Pavilion, CP-300) has developed a new version of its well-known Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé (VAB). The latest Mk III has been developed by the company specifically for the export market as a follow-on to the original VAB. More than 5,000 VABs were

  • Aravis for Gabon’s UN commitment [IDX15D1]

    Nexter Systems will deliver 12 Aravis (4x4) highly protected vehicles to the Gabonese Republic by June 2015, under the terms of a contract awarded to the company in October 2014. They will be part of a battalion deployed by the Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central

  • Surfacing at NAVDEX [IDX15D1]

    UK-based MSubs (UK Pavilion, Stand B-052) is making its first appearance at the NAVDEX show. A specialist in the design, manufacture and integration of manned (submersibles and submarines) and unmanned underwater vehicles, the company has built up a strong pedigree in the military market since

  • Advanced turret takes aim [IDX15D1]

    Belgian company CMI Defence has launched its latest Cockerill 3000 modular turret system (MTS) at IDEX. The equipment is being displayed integrated on the General Dynamics European Land Systems Desert Piranha 5 (8x8) armoured fighting vehicle. As part of the company’s display (Stand 12-C35),

  • Giving a balanced view [IDX15D1]

    Finland-based Savox (Finnish Pavilion, Stand 06-B41) has launched its Thor integrated helmet electronics package at IDEX. At heart, the system comprises a ballistic helmet shell – made by FY Composites – outfitted with a range of new proprietary attachments and standard military