• IDEX orders boosted [IDX15D4]

    Orders announced at IDEX so far.

  • GD Canada, Bin Hilal, form JV [IDX15D4]

    General Dynamics Canada and UAE-based Bin Hilal Enterprises have formed a joint venture focused on building C4ISR capability and related technologies. The new company, General Dynamics Mission Systems International Middle East LLC, will leverage the capability of General Dynamics Canada and General

  • ADSB, Thales sign MoU for regional MRO [IDX15D4]

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thales to provide integrated engineering support services for military vessels. Under the agreement, the two companies will develop, implement and deliver life-cycle management solutions for the UAE and other regional

  • Hanwha prime contractor for Chunmoo [IDX15D4]

    Prime contractor and system integrator for the Chunmoo 239mm (12-round) multiple rocket launcher system is Hanwha (Stand 12-B12), not Doosan DST as stated in issue 2 of the IDEX Show Daily. Hanwha has confirmed that the 239mm rocket has a high-explosive warhead fitted with a fuze that can be set for

  • Teaming up for Hitrole [IDX15D4]

    UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT) and Finmeccanica’s OTO Melara armaments business have joined forces to develop, market and manufacture a new 20mm Gatling variant of OTO Melara’s Hitrole stabilised remote weapon station. Known as Hitrole 20, the new system is being

  • Rwanda displays previously unseen self-propelled artillery

    A Chinese-made wheeled self-propelled artillery system was seen in service with the Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) for the first time in photographs released by President Paul Kagame on 11 December. The Rwandan president was viewing the final day of the annual combined arms exercise held at the Gabiro
  • RAF flies Meteor BVRAAM on Typhoon for first time

    The MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) is now operational aboard UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 10 December. According to the MoD, for the first time Meteor-armed Typhoons were scrambled from RAF
  • Philippines Navy demos new Spike ER capability

    The Philippines Navy conducted an open demonstration of its first surface-to-surface missile capability on 21 November, firing two Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Spike ER (extended range) effectors from a Multipurpose Assault Craft (MPAC) Mk III platform.  The Navy’s three current MPAC
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