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  • Mbombe for Jordan [IDX15D2]

    Extensive evaluation trials done, the Mbombe 6x6 armoured combat vehicle is ready for production. South Africa’s Paramount Group (Stand 12-C22) and the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) of Jordan (Stand 01-B08) yesterday signed a major production contract at IDEX for the

  • Bumper orders announced [IDX15D2]

    Yesterday, on the first day of the IDEX exhibition, the UAE Armed Forces General Headquarters announced 19 orders that the UAE is placing or has placed with a range of contractors, from both home and overseas. The total value of those orders is AED9.84 billion (US$2.68bn) – the largest daily

  • Sea axe cuts through the waves [IDX15D2]

    Damen Shipyards is working in partnership with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) (Stand B-022) to deliver two 6711 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to the UAE Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA) under Project Arialah. ADSB was awarded a contract for the two ships in December

  • Pride of place [IDX15D2]

    Taking centre stage on the NAVDEX waterfront is the UAE’s state-ofthe- art 72m Baynunah corvette, Al Dhafra. The third Baynunah vessel to enter service with the UAE Naval Forces, and the second of the class to be built in-country by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the ship was formally handed

  • Forty Light naval gun breaks cover [IDX15D2]

    Italian armaments house OTO Melara (Finmeccanica, Stand 06-A03) has lifted the veil on a new-generation lightweight single 40mm naval gun system designed to provide small craft with a bigger punch. Making its official debut at IDEX 2015 yesterday, the all-digital Forty Light non-deck-penetrating

  • Hafeet eyes UAE market [IDX15D2]

    European missile systems house MBDA (Stand 07-A07) has teamed with Nimr Automotive of the UAE to propose the Hafeet Air Defence Vehicle (ADV) to meet a UAE Defence Forces requirement for a high-efficiency very short-range air defence (V-SHORAD) system. Hafeet ADV is based on the latest Hafeet 640A

  • Sights set on new areas [IDX15D2]

    Arguably the best-known name in small arms, renowned Russian enterprise Kalashnikov Concern (Stand 09-C30) is actively branching out into the areas of UAVs and boats, writes Sam Basch. The company, which is part of state corporation Rostec, decided to acquire a controlling (51 per cent) stake in

  • Long-range firepower [IDX15D2]

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) (Stand 10-E05) has brought its latest AR3 multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) to IDEX this year. The system is integrated onto an 8x8 chassis, which not only provides a high level of cross-country mobility, but also strategic mobility. This allows it to

  • United-40 gains ASW capability [IDX15D2]

    UAE-based unmanned air vehicle (UAV) specialist ADCOM Systems (Stand OA-003) has unveiled an antisubmarine warfare (ASW) variant of its United-40 Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV. Developed in co-operation with Finmeccanica (Stand 06-A03) company Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS),

  • Sounding out the submarine threat [IDX15D2]

    Thales has revealed details of a new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonar pairing specifically designed for small ship applications. Engineered to allow installation on offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) down to about 800 tonnes, the new CAPTAS-1 low-frequency variable-depth sonar and BlueWatcher

  • USV from the UAE [IDX15D2]

    UAE boat-builder Al Marakeb (UM-40) has given a first public outing to its recently launched B-7 unmanned surface vessel (USV) at UMEX 2015, claimed to be the world’s only pilotless craft with fully capable commercial as well as military applications. B-7 undertook successful open-water

  • Chun-Mu being delivered [IDX15D2]

    The Republic of Korea Army (ROK) is now taking delivery of the Doosan DST (Stand 12-B11) Chun-Mu artillery rocket system (ARS) that entered quantity production in October 2014. Doosan DST is the prime contractor and system integrator; Hanwa supplies the rockets. Chun-Mu provides the ROK with a step

  • Home-grown firearms [IDX15D2]

    With the growing interest in pistols and rifles for the civilian, military, law enforcement and sporting markets, local firm Caracal International (Stand 05-A10) is making a name for itself with its range of latest products. Part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), Caracal is showing

  • Twin Otter complete [IDX15D2]

    Canada’s Viking Air has officially handed over the ninth and final Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft to Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) of Abu Dhabi, writes Jon Lake. GAL’s portfolio includes MRO activities, aircraft sales and tactical pilot training. Manufactured by Viking Air under the

  • Freccia rolls into IDEX [IDX15D2]

    CIO (Iveco Fiat-Oto Melara Consortium) has brought its latest Freccia (8x8) to IDEX 2015, in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) configuration, to offer it for the first time to meet potential requirements in the region. Freccia is in full-scale production for the Italian Army under two contracts,

  • Breathe easy [IDX15D2]

    Ever since chemical gas has been used in battle, the military has had to find special ways to protect its own forces and even civilians. UK-based Scott Safety (Stand 05-C22) is renowned for innovative solutions for respiratory protection. Its general service respirator (GSR), developed for the UK

  • Turkish MRAP output ramps up [IDX15D2]

    Following a pause in production, the Turkish company of BMC Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret (Turkish Pavilion, Stand 10-D10) has ramped up output of its Kirpi (4x4) mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, which is being shown at IDEX 2015 fitted with a remote weapon station. Following a

  • Workhorse goes from strength to strength [IDX15D2]

    Since its first flight in 1996, the C-130J has become a firm favourite of Middle Eastern air arms. Steve Pigott, Lockheed Martin international vice president for air mobility and maritime programmes, is unsurprised by this. “The C-130J has great performance in hot and desert environments, so

  • VBCI gets greater firepower [IDX15D2]

    Nexter Systems is showing its latest export version of the VBCI (Véhicule Blindé de Combat d’Infanterie) (8x8) in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) configuration, fitted with the company’s new two-person T40 turret. This combination recently underwent a series of firing

  • NAVDEX debut for Azmat [IDX15D2]

    One of the Pakistan Navy’s latest small surface combatants is on display at the NAVDEX marina. PNS Azmat is a 63m fast missile craft built by the China Shipbuilding & Offshore Company’s Xingang Shipyard in Tianjin under the terms of a government-to-government contract signed in late