• Praetorian on guard [IDX15VP]

    In recent counter-insurgency and asymmetric campaigns, many air forces have found that their targets have tended to be fleeting, emerging only briefly before melting back into cover – where they cannot be engaged without the risk of collateral damage. Armed ISR and ISTAR aircraft offer a means

  • State-of-the-art firepower [IDX15VP]

    Making its Middle East debut here at the show is the FN Herstal Sea deFNder remote weapon station (RWS). Based on the deFNder RWS developed for land vehicle applications, the Sea deFNder is intended for employment on board a range of vessel classes, from fast patrol boats to large warships. It

  • Middle East moves to balanced vehicle fleets [IDX15VP]

    While light and medium tracked armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) are deployed by countries in the Middle East in significant numbers, there is a clear move in the region to a more balanced fleet of tracked and wheeled AFVs. The latter exhibit a number of significant advantages over their tracked

  • Wraps off military RHIB [IDX15VP]

    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 water-jets, the new craft

  • Leopard ready to prowl in Qatar [IDX15VP]

    Late in 2015, Qatar will take delivery from German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Stand 08- C20) of the first of 62 Leopard 2A7+ series main battle tanks (MBTs) and 24 PzH 2000 155mm/52 self-propelled (SP) artillery systems, which were ordered under a €1.89 billion contract placed early in

  • Maritime communications network for Oman [IDX15VP]

    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

  • New armour plant in UAE [IDX15VP]

    Leading high-tech armour processing specialist Advanced Armour Engineering (Stand FT-003) has opened a new factory in the UAE. The company has invested more than $3 million in the largest armour processing machines currently available in the Middle East. With more than 15 years’ experience

  • A new bird takes wing [IDX15VP]

    Earlier this month, a new shape took to the skies, in the form of Embraer’s KC-390 tanker-transport. The aircraft made its maiden flight from the company’s Gavião Peixoto facility in Brazil on 3 February, in the hands of test pilots Mozart Louzada and Marcos Salgado de Oliveira

  • Seaborne sentinels GCC navies pursue surface ship modernisation plans [IDX15VP]

    The launch of the NAVDEX naval defence exhibition in 2011 was emblematic of the increasing importance attached to maritime security and coastal defence throughout the Gulf region, and very much reflected the aspirations of regional navies and maritime security arms to modernise and grow their

  • IDEX 2015

    22 to 26 February 2015, Abu Dhabi Welcome to the IHS Jane's IDEX 2015 show site. The 12th International Defence Exhibition and Conference will take place from Sunday 22 to Thursday 26 February 2015 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. On this site you will find comprehensive editorial

  • IDEX 2015 Exhibition News

    IHS Jane’s are very proud to have been appointed once again by the organisers of IDEX 2015 to produce the IDEX VIP preview, show guide and show dailies. Published in hard copy and online, in both English and Arabic, the IDEX Show Daily will be the official and exclusive daily covering this

  • IDEX 2015 Show Details

    IDEX 2015 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and is organised by IDEX LLC in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces. IDEX takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi