• Firepower from Russia [IDEX17D3]

    The Burevestnik Joint Stock Company Central Research Institute, which comes under the UralVagonZavod (Stand 9, Russian Pavilion), is showing its latest 30mm remote controlled weapons station (RCWS).

  • Long life expectancy for Leopard [IDEX17D3]

    Rheinmetall Defence (Stand09-A10) is marketing its capability to upgrade the Leopard 2 main battle tank (MBT) to extend its operational life, as well as enhancing its capabilities.

  • Sea Venom poised to strike [IDEX17D3]

    European missile house MBDA (Stand 07-A07) is proposing its new Sea Venom/Anti-Navire Léger(ANL) lightweight anti-ship missile as a replacement for the AS15TT missile currently in service on Panther helicopters in the region.

  • Tactical links to US Navy [IDEX17D3]

    DRS Technologies, a Leonardo company (Stand 06-A03), has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract potentially worth more than $20 million to provide the US Navy with updated tactical data exchange systems.

  • Take a ride on Interceptor [IDEX17D3]

    Visitors to NAVDEX will have an opportunity to experience the exhilarating performance of the Damen Interceptor 1102 on the water.

  • SIHAM3 gun/missile system unveiled [IDEX17D3]

    UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT, Stand B-004) has partnered with Leonardo and MBDA to develop an innovative ‘made in the UAE’ hybrid shipborne gun/ missile system.

  • Arialah takes a public bow [IDEX17D3]

    Making its public debut at NAVDEX is Arialah, the first of two new multipurpose offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the UAE Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA).

  • Pursuing new opportunities [IDEX17D3]

    France’s ECA Group (Stand 07-B43) has announced the establishment of a new regional subsidiary based in Abu Dhabi. ECA Middle East has been set up as a base from which the company will pursue new opportunities within the region, and provide support to existing customers.

  • Bird of prey [IDEX17D3]

    Shown for the first time in the Middle East on the AM General stand (01-C20) is the AM General M1152A1 (4x4) High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) with the Mandus Hawkeye 105mm Mobile Weapon System (MWS) integrated onto the rear platform. This had previously been shown on the rear of a Mack Defense Sherpa (4x4) platform, which is the US version of the Renault Trucks Defense Sherpa.

  • Beating a path [IDEX17D3]

    Reducing obstacles in the way of advancing troops or vehicles requires innovative solutions.

  • MDH brand returns [IDEX17D3]

    A structural reorganisation within the Bioquell Group saw its defence division, Bioquell Defence, reverting to its legacy brand MDH Defence (Stand 05-C10).

  • Tactical purchase [IDEX17D3]

    South African defence group Reutech (Stand 12-C40), part of the Reunert group, has acquired Nanotech from Business Connexion and minority shareholders.

  • Bolted on to Beretta [IDEX17D3]

    Beretta (Stand 06-B22) has announced the acquisition of the Victrix Armaments brand from Italian company Officina Meccanica Rottigni. Victrix Armaments offers leading-edge solutions in the field of precision bolt-action rifles and related technologies.

  • Tail-sitting UAV [IDEX17D3]

    One of the more eye-catching unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) on display at IDEX is the CANTAS from the Czech Republic, making its second international appearance having been debuted at the Indodefence show in Indonesia last November.

  • Set your sights [IDEX17D3]

    Greek high-technology company Miltech Hellas (MLT) (Stand 08-A29) is showcasing some of its innovative solutions in thermal imaging, thermal periscopes, surveillance systems and wireless aiming devices.

  • Monitoring signals [IDEX17D3]

    Renowned German electronics company Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) (Stand 06-C06) is showcasing a range of its advanced technologies for radio monitoring, secure communications and innovative platforms for interoperable communications systems.

  • Simulating the stress of combat [IDEX17D3]

    RUAG Defence (Stand 08-B20) has strengthened its position as a global leader in simulation systems by recently winning a contract to provide equipment to the combat training centres of the French Army.

  • Hard-hitting VAB [IDEX17D3]

    Renault Trucks Defense (RTD), part of Volvo Group Governmental Sales (VGGS), has brought its latest VAB Mk III (6x6) armoured personnel carrier (APC) fitted with a Belgian CMI Defence two-person turret armed with a 90mm gun and a 7.62mm co-axial machine gun (MG). This is being shown on the CP-305 stand associated with the French Pavilion in the outdoor area.

  • Hawkei soars Down Under [IDEX17D3]

    Following trials with prototype vehicles, Thales Australia (Stand 08-A08) was awarded a production contract for the supply of 1,100 Hawkei (4x4) Protected Mobility Vehicle – Light (PMV-L) plus 1,058 trailers to meet the Australian Army Land 121 Phase 4 requirement.

  • Eat well [IDEX17D3]

    Aidpol (Stand 12-E46) is offering its innovative electric MRE (meal ready to eat) solutions, which can keep the food warm for up to three hours. Using DC power (12/24 V), the system heats group food rations by means of renewable energy. The Polish company is showing its flameless Speedy Hot box heater for group meal preparation, which heats food and beverages without fire.