• Packing a punch [IDEX17D3]

    After an absence of 12 years, the Taiwan-based National Chung- Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) is at IDEX to showcase its broad range of indigenously developed technologies.

  • ISR in an instant [IDEX17D3]

    Defence, intelligence or commercial entities requiring a quick intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) solution need look no further than Airborne Technologies (Stand 07-D03). Backed by leading-edge aeronautical engineering expertise, Airborne is now offering its innovative self-contained aerial reconnaissance (SCAR) pod, which can be integrated on any aircraft with hardpoints.

  • Flying options [IDEX17D3]

    A proven, certified high-performance aircraft with advanced integrated subsystems to operate in either piloted or unmanned configuration opens up a host of mission possibilities. This is a solution contained in an agreement between South African company S-Plane Automation (Stand 12-C40) and Stemme AG of Germany.

  • TiltRotor back on course [IDEX17D3]

    Leonardo’s AW609 TiltRotor is due to begin icing trials as part of its certification process. Recently the third AW609 prototype performed unrestrained ground tests and a series of flight trials during which systems and avionics were tested. These trials were undertaken at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility, while icing trials are to take place at Marquette, Michigan. Prototype no. 3 is planned to expand its envelope with flights to 4,000ft and short take-off/landing operations.

  • Best of Brazil [IDEX17D3]

    The wide variety of products, systems and services from Brazil is being presented on Stand 09-B20 by the Rio de Janeiro-based Smart Power Group, which assists and represents foreign companies selling into the Brazilian market, and Brazilian producers in their international sales.

  • Transportable terminal [IDEX17D3]

    ACTIA Telecom (Stand 10-B32), part of a diverse group with expertise in satellite communications, broadcast, railway, energy and telecom network infrastructure, is highlighting its new DEKA150F FlyAwaySat, a transportable satellite terminal.

  • Easy spotting of threats [IDEX17D3]

    When shots ring out in difficult terrain or extreme conditions, it is hard to establish the shooter’s location to counter the threat.

  • Big and heavy [IDEX17D3]

    Germany’s Goldhofer AG (Stand 08- E5), a market leader for transport equipment in the field of general and heavy-duty road haulage and oversized cargo transportation, is presenting its military transport vehicles designed to provide trouble-free operation in the harshest climates and most challenging situations.

  • Pipeline surveillance [IDEX17D3]

    With militant terrorist groups increasingly targeting oil and gas pipelines, inflicting not only critical damage in terms of revenue loss and repair costs, but also having wider implications to a country’s economy, French company HGH Infrared Systems (Stand 07-B27) is offering its Spynel 360° thermal imaging system to address what it claims is a lack in current security measures.

  • Personal protection [IDEX17D3]

    AirBoss Defense (Stand 01-A28), a leader in the design, manufacturing and supply of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) personal protective equipment (PPE), is presenting its wide range of products.

  • Made to fit [IDEX17D3]

    Being introduced to the Asian market here at IDEX on Stand 12-E18 is the Czech CZ P-10 C polymer-framed striker-fired semi-automatic pistol.

  • Casting a new shadow [IDEX17D3]

    Having been a favoured supplier of military equipment for more than 10 years, Italian company DefCon5 (Stand 06-B05) has launched the Shadow line of products to meet the needs of specialised operators.

  • First hit [IDEX17D3]

    In a firefight, it is best to hit a target at the first shot. Renowned Belgian firearms manufacturer FN Herstal (Stand 07-C17) has just introduced its latest FN fire control unit (FCU) for a range of 40mm launchers.

  • All fired up [IDEX17D3]

    As the European leader in energetic materials for the defence and security markets, Eurenco (Stand 07-B33) is presenting its innovative solutions for ‘enhanced performance’ weapons at IDEX this week.

  • UAE strength on display [IDEX17D2]

    IDEX was officially opened yesterday in a ceremony 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 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

  • UK is here on business [IDEX17D2]

    With about 100 companies exhibiting at IDEX, the UK has one of the largest international presences at the show, writes David Donald.

  • Rapid Intervention Vehicle debuts [IDEX17D2]

    NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC, Stands 12-A05 and CP-219) has launched its Rapid Interventional Vehicle (RIV). The RIV is a joint development between NIMR Automotive and MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association), which specialises in delivering automotive technology to the defence sector.

  • Turkish missiles move forward [IDEX17D2]

    Turkish missile specialist Roketsan continues to grow its portfolio of precision weapons and bring new options to the marketplace, as well as expand the number of platforms to which they can be applied.

  • Fighter programmes begin to bear fruit [IDEX17D2]

    Since the last IDEX exhibition there has been considerable movement in the fighter market in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region, not only in terms of new orders, but also with the beginning of deliveries from previous orders. For beleaguered fighter manufacturers in Europe and the USA, beset by shrinking budgets in their domestic markets, the fighter boom in the MENA region has been a welcome development.

  • Emirati excellence on show [IDEX17D2]

    The largest display area at IDEX is that of EDIC, the Emirates Defense Industries Company. As a strategic partner of the IDEX exhibition, EDIC is presenting the products and services of 12 Emirati companies that span a wide spectrum of technologies, highlighting the world-class capabilities of the UAE in the defence sector.