Dubai Airshow 2021: Israeli companies make debut in Gulf

by Charles Forrester

The Israeli defence industry has made its first forays into the Gulf defence market with a number of major companies exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow, marking their first formal appearance in the region.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been highlighting its Barak MX missile system at the show, as well as communication and observation satellites, and special mission aircraft.

Golan Haver, IAI's Senior VP of Marketing, told Janes that the company was attending the show “to find new partners, strengthen existing collaboration, and also bring new business endeavours to fruition”.


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Kaman to buy Parker Hannifin's Aircraft Wheel & Brake division

by Marc Selinger

Parker Hannifin provides wheels and brakes for military aircraft, including the CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter that Sikorsky is building for the US Marine Corps. (US Marine Corps/Cpl Yuritzy Gomez)

US-based Parker Hannifin Corporation has agreed to sell its Aircraft Wheel & Brake business to US aircraft parts maker Kaman Corporation for USD440 million to address regulatory concerns about its proposed acquisition of the United Kingdom's Meggitt.


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Fabryka Broni sells Grot rifles to African customer

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

PGZ has been awarded a contract by an unnamed East African country for Grot rifles chambered in 7.62×39 mm. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa: PGZ) announced in a press release on 19 May that it had been awarded a contract by an East African country for Grot rifles chambered in 7.62×39 mm. The company would not disclose the customer‘s name and the contract value.


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Naval Group confirms withdrawal from Indian submarine project

by Jon Grevatt

Naval Group has confirmed to Janes that it has withdrawn from India's project to procure six new diesel-electric submarines. The programme is a follow-on to the P-75 project in which the French shipbuilder is collaborating with Mazagon Dock on the construction of Kalvari (Scorpène)-class submarines for the Indian Navy (the fourth of which is pictured above). (Indian Navy)

Naval Group has withdrawn its bid from the Indian Navy's long-deferred Project 75(I) programme to acquire six diesel-electric attack submarines, the company has confirmed.

The French shipbuilder told Janes


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