• Co-operation on sustainment services [IDEX17D5]

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) andLockheed Martin have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to co-operate on the provision of sustainment services to the UAE’s military maritime assets.  The MoU was signed between Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, chief executive of ADSB,and Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ship and Systems at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, on the sidelines of NAVDEX 2017.

  • Pakistan MSA vessel [IDEX17D5]

    The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) patrol craft PMSS Hingol is making its debut at NAVDEX 2017. Hingoland sister vessel PMSSBasolwere commissioned in December 2016 in Guangzhou, China.

  • International Viper [IDEX17D5]

    This year Pakistan will begin receiving the first of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters that it has ordered. When delivered, they will be the first export use of the type, which is the latest iteration of Bell’s iconic gunship helicopter.

  • Multi-role twin project [IDEX17D5]

    NorthStar Aviation is now working on an MRH (Multi-Role Helicopter) version of the Bell 429, having already undertaken a successful modification programme for the single-engined Bell 407GXP.

  • Advanced UAV flies in from Saudi Arabia [IDEX17D5]

    PSATRI (Prince Sultan Advanced Tech. Research Institute) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is displaying its Skyguard UAV at IDEX as part of the Military Industries Corporation display (Stand 12-D20). The vehicle has autonomous take-off and landing capability, but can also be controlled manually from a sophisticated ground control station (GCS).

  • Qatar on track to receive Apaches from 2019

    Qatar is on track to receive its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from 2019 through to mid-2020. The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) project officer said on 13 August that the first batch of 24 helicopters ordered in 2016 will be received before the end of next year.
  • Central African military receives new equipment

    The Central African Armed Forces (FACA) has received over 120 assorted vehicles donated by the United States and China. President Faustin-Archange Touadéra received more than 70 vehicles with a value of over USD15 million from the Chinese company Poly Technologies on 8 August. The vehicles
  • Hyundai lays keel for New Zealand’s naval fleet tanker

    Key Points Hyundai has laid down a 173 m fleet tanker on order for the Royal New Zealand Navy Country is on track to receive the vessel, which will support global deployments of the New Zealand Defence Force, by 2020 South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has laid down the fleet
  • First 18 HIMARS ordered for Romania

    The US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, in Alabama has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD218 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for the first 18 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers for Romania, the US Department of Defense announced on 9 August. The
  • Barak-8 to equip Israeli Sa’ar 6 corvettes

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the Barak-8 weapon system for the Israeli Navy’s four future Magen-class corvettes. Designated Sa’ar 6 in Israeli service, the new corvettes are being acquired under the
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