• Promoting MAP Technology [IDEX17D4]

    UAE company Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing (Stand B-036) is showcasing its capabilities at NAVDEX. Established in 2007, the company has built a reputation as a manufacturer of high-performance glass-fibre boats.

  • Automation keeps men off the minefield [IDEX17D4]

    French robotics and undersea systems specialist ECA is showcasing its capability in unmanned mine countermeasures (MCM) at NAVDEX.

  • Stealthy travel [IDEX17D4]

    Being shown for the first time in the Middle East on the Trust Stand (11- C05, UAE Pavilion) is the German FFG Protected Mission Modular Carrier G5 (PMMC G5), which has been developed as a private venture.

  • High rate of fire [IDEX17D4]

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) (Stand 11-A10) is showing its latest tracked PLZ52 155mm/52 calibre self-propelled artillery system. This system, which is also referred to as the SH8, has a high rate of fire as 155mm artillery projectiles are loaded automatically with the charges loaded using a semi-automatic loading system.

  • Professional development [IDEX17D4]

    Eggler Technology Training (Stand 07–C01) is offering innovative and world-class technical and professional training programmes to not only vehicle manufacturers but also the end user. The company is currently offering a number of specialist military vehicle technology professional development training and consulting engineering services.

  • Armed trainer rolls out [IDEX17D4]

    unveiled the light attack/ISR version of its Hurkus turboprop trainer last week. The prototype was shown armed with Roketsan’s UMTAS precision-guided missile and four-round launchers for the Roketsan Cirit laser-guided rocket.

  • Permanent presence [IDEX17D4]

    Chemring Group (Stand 06-A24) has announced the opening of its new office in the UAE, headed by Nigel Howard as regional business development director.

  • On the waterfront [IDEX17D4]

    Among the ships alongside at the NAVDEX waterfront is the UK Royal Navy (RN) Sandown-class minehunter HMS Penzance.

  • ARCIMS seeks out submarine threats [IDEX17D4]

    Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) (Stand B-044) has secured a first order for its ARCIMS maritime autonomous mission system in an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) application.

  • Korean missile partnership [IDEX17D4]

    Emirates Systems & Support Services (ESSS) was established in 2014 as a partnership with LIGNex1 from South Korea to offer a range of products and services. ESSS is exhibiting as part of the Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding (EARTH) display (Stand 12-A05), where some of the company’s products are on show.

  • Formidable adversary [IDEX17D3]

    General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) is showing its latest Light Armoured Vehicle 700 (LAV 700) for the first time – the most advanced vehicle in its class to have been developed by the company.

  • All-seeing strike platform [IDEX17D3]

    In April this year a state-of-the-art aircraft factory at Wonderboom, South Africa, is scheduled to begin production of the AHRLAC ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) aircraft, which has been developed as a versatile, low-cost platform for a range of military, security and other applications. Here at IDEX Paramount Group (Stand 12-C20) is highlighting the Mwari, an armed version of the AHRLAC offering an integrated precision strike and ISR capability.

  • Bright outlook for military helicopters [IDEX17D3]

    Rotorcraft will remain vital to military and security operations for a long time to come. In this context, there will be a concomitant requirement for military helicopters of various types in the conflict-prone and volatile regions of the world, including the Middle East.

  • Brazilian airlifter on schedule [IDEX17D3]

    Embraer’s KC-390 advanced jet air-lifter is on schedule to achieve first delivery in the first half of next year.

  • Expanded product range [IDEX17D3]

    NIMR Automotive of the United Arab Emirates (Stand 05-A05) is now ramping up production of its Ajban (4x4) and Hafeet (6x6) high-mobility vehicles at its purpose-built facility at the Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi.

  • Big brother, big order [IDEX17D3]

    It was announced at IDEX that the United Arab Emirates has placed an order with NIMR Automotive covering the supply of 400 8x8 armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) in a number of configurations.

  • Advancing presence [IDEX17D3]

    Having established its presence here in the UAE 20 years ago, renowned US company Rockwell Collins (Stand02-B20) is strengthening the relationship through expansion of operations as part of building industrial capabilities.

  • Four decades of excellence [IDEX17D3]

    Turkey’s Aselsan is now in its 42nd year and has grown into a multi-sector company with five main business sectors that are primarily concerned with electronic systems.

  • Protecting forces [IDEX17D3]

    With 25 years’ experience in the technology, design and manufacture of force protection solutions, it is hardly surprising that the Hesco Group (Stand 05-C23) has been awarded an AED91.5 million ($25 million) contract for its HAB (Hesco accommodation bunker) and defensive walls.

  • Steel service [IDEX17D3]

    With an existing manufacturing facility in the UAE, British-owned Advanced Armour Engineering (AAE, Stand 04-B04) is planning to increase its investment here to offer a complete fabricated armoured hull service. The company specialises in subcontract steel processing – laser cutting, bending and welding – of blast and ballistic steel components for armoured vehicle manufacturers.