• 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

  • Guarding the perimeter [IDX15D1]

    The name Guardian is quite apt to describe the B400 series e-scan radar equipment from UK firm Blighter Surveillance Systems (Stand 05-C16) that has just been selected for installation at a strategic Middle East air base. The contract was awarded to Blighter by Pennsylvania-based Unlimited

  • Wraps off military RHIB [IDX15D1]

    UAE-based ASIS Boats (Stand A-013) has unveiled its new 12.5m rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) designed to meet the exacting requirements of elite military and maritime security forces. Manufactured from marine-grade 5086 aluminium alloy and powered by twin inboard-diesel waterjets, the new craft

  • A new way to cross the divide [IDX15D1]

    France’s CEFA (Stand 07-B30, French Pavilion) has capitalised on more than 50 years’ experience in water crossing operations to develop a new military support boat based on the concept of the German M-Boot. Already acquired by the French Army, the 7m Vedette F2 craft is designed to

  • In ‘plane’ sight [IDX15D1]

    South African aerospace company S-PLANE Automation (Stand UM-59) is running live demonstrations of its latest Paragon product suite for command and control and C4I applications. The suite provides a common operating picture in a detailed 3D graphic world of all forces, infrastructure and elements

  • Korea aims for the Middle East [IDX15D1]

    Hyundai Rotem (Stand 12-B09) is using IDEX to spearhead export marketing of its latest armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) that the company has developed to meet the operational requirements of the Republic of Korea Army (ROK Army). The company is looking to increase its market share in the Middle

  • Maritime communications network for Oman [IDX15D1]

    Qnective Middle East, through local partner Al-Madakhel Investment LLC, has been contracted to build and operate a new maritime communications network in Oman. The project will be delivered in conjunction with strategic partner Frequentis, which will take responsibility for implementing the

  • Meeting refrigeration rules [IDX15D1]

    With new EU F-gas regulations published last year, Dutch firm Heinen & Hopman (Netherlands Pavilion, Stand A-024) is well placed to install and maintain compliant air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. The company offers a quick-response, worldwide service to help customers conform to the

  • Seen from above [IDX15D1]

    Spain’s Hisdesat company (Stand 07-A42) is showcasing innovative satellite systems. SpainSat and XTAR-Eur offer flexible security in the X- and military Ka-bands. For earth observation applications such as border control, military operations or high-resolution mapping, the company offers two

  • Take a sip [IDX15D1]

    Hydration is arguably one of the most important drills for any combatant; dehydration could incapacitate or even kill. A host of innovative packs, reservoirs and accessories is what has made Camel- Bak (Stand 06-A29) renowned the world over. With its Elixir product, CamelBak makes hydration not

  • Acoustics take to the air [IDX15D1]

    For most combatants it is terrifying to come under hostile fire, and especially so when they are unsure from where the firing emanates. Dutch firm Microflown AVISA (Stand 10-B33) has the solution with its Acoustic Vector Sensor (AVS). This extremely small device is derived from the company’s

  • Get Inzpired [IDX15D1]

    With an expert team comprising skilled military personnel, British company Inzpire (Stand UM-60) offers unmanned aerial system (UAS) training to international civilian and military clients, ranging from the basic to the design of end-to-end unmanned vehicle employment strategy. According to the

  • Longer-range coverage [IDX15D1]

    Raytheon Missile Systems has revealed that it is pushing ahead with development of an extended-range variant of its Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) to extend the coverage offered by the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). A first AMRAAM-ER flight test is due

  • Missile precision from Korea [IDX15D1]

    Part of a 22-strong group of Korean defence companies participating in IDEX 2015, LIG Nex1 is displaying a range of its missile products on Stand 12-B15. These weapons include the company’s Chiron IR-homing surface- to-air missile, which is in service with the Republic of Korea Army and won

  • Off the beaten track [IDX15D1]

    Military forces are often required to traverse difficult terrain, from desert sand to snow or marshland. The Danish armed forces have become the latest to acquire products from FAUN Trackway (Stand 05-D23) to help them do just that. About 40 military forces around the world use FAUN

  • Plug-and-play accommodation [IDX15D1]

    When the military deploys, it’s got to be in double-quick time. That’s where a system like the HERCon hard-walled expandable redeployable container from Weatherhaven Africa (South African Pavilion, Stand 12-C20) comes into its own. Looking like a standard ISO shipping container, the

  • Egypt signs for FREMM frigate [IDX15D1]

    French shipbuilding, systems and services group DCNS is to supply a FREMM multi-mission frigate to Egypt under a contract signed on 16 February. The vessel, originally built as Normandie, is to be taken up from the French Navy production line to expedite early delivery. Handover to the Egyptian Navy

  • Safety at sea [IDX15D1]

    Austrian communications and information systems house Frequentis (Stand A-040) is giving a public debut to its new ICM (Incident and Crisis Management) system at NAVDEX 2015. ICM organises and automates emergency management procedures to support operators in their decision-making process, and so

  • See the full picture [IDX15D1]

    The best way to react to fast-breaking situations is to have an operational picture like that offered by Raytheon (Stand 03-B07) with its Command View Mission Solutions. As the company affirms, commanders must instantly understand what is going on around them. Command View Mission Solutions, an