• MASS effect for ship protection [IDEX17D2]

    Rheinmetall continues to expand the functionality of its widely sold Multi-Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) ship protection system with new payloads and sensor integration options.

  • Making tracks for Middle East [IDEX17D2]

    Soucy Defense of Canada is targeting its composite rubber track at the many countries in the Middle East that operate the M113 series of tracked armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and variants that are currently fitted with conventional steel track with rubber pads.

  • Phantom sighted [IDEX17D2]

    SpetsTechnoExport (Stand 12-C25) is presenting the latest version of its Phantom tactical unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).

  • Battlefield survivability [IDEX17D2]

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has brought its latest export VT4 main battle tank (MBT), which is already in production for an undisclosed export customer believed to be Thailand.

  • Amphibious and fully armed [IDEX17D2]

    Turkish company Otokar (Stand 10-A05) has brought its latest Tulpar-S in an armoured personnel carrier (APC) configuration to IDEX, fitted with its Basok remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) and armed with a 7.62mm machine gun (MG).

  • Joint venture UAV secures first order [IDEX17D2]

    Last week UMS Skeldar announced the first contract for its Skeldar V-200 rotary-wing UAV, with the Indonesian ministry of defence. The Skeldar was deployed to the country in late 2016 as part of performance and acceptance tests, in advance of delivery and the start of operator training. Indonesia is acquiring the Skeldar V-200 for surveillance of the country’s long coastline, the system having proven its itself for both maritime and overland reconnaissance.

  • Kuwait cadets for French helicopter training [IDEX17D2]

    A group of ten Kuwaiti cadets has arrived at Défense Conseil International’s (DCI’s ) International Academic and Aeronautical Training Centre (CIF-AA) in Salon-de-Provence, France, to begin helicopter pilot training.

  • Piercing brightness [IDEX17D2]

    With a 1,000 lumen output and a piercing hotspot, the new ProTac Rail Mount HL-X from Streamlight (Stand C3-006) is among the brightest lights available to mount on Picatinny rails.

  • PicoSAR for Patroller [IDEX17D2]

    Leonardo Airborne and Space Systems (Stand 06-A03) has been selected by Safran Electronics & Defense to supply its PicoSAR Active Electronically-Scanned Array radar for Safran’s Patroller Unmanned Air System (UAS).

  • Milosh motors in [IDEX17D2]

    Serbia’s Yugoimport-SDPR (Stand 12-E20) is unveiling its new Milosh (4x4) multi-purpose armoured vehicle for the first time.

  • Bird’s eye view [IDEX17D2]

    Logos Technologies LLC (Stand 03- B29), a US diverse science, engineering and technology company, will be showing a new version of its lightweight Redkite and upgraded, exportable Kestrel Block II wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensors for defence, public safety, humanitarian assistance and border security missions.

  • Larger than life [IDEX17D2]

    Malmo, Sweden-based Aimpoint AB (Stand 08-B27), a leader in electronic red-dot sighting technology, is also offering new magnifiers designed to work in conjunction with the company’s electronic reflex sights to enhance the operator’s capabilities.

  • MASE pod for Archangel [IDEX17D2]

    Terma has provided IOMAX USA with the self-protection suite – based on its Modular Aircraft Self Protection Equipment (MASE) pod – for the Archangel intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) light attack aircraft being supplied to the UAE.

  • Making tracks [IDEX17D2]

    The aluminium trackways produced by UK-based FAUN Trackway (Stand 05-C28) allow the military to traverse terrain where roads are impassable or non-existent. Its products are used by 40 different armed forces worldwide, and the company recently secured a multi-million pound sterling contract with the Swiss armed forces.

  • HSSV family speeds up logistics [IDEX17D2]

    Building on the on-time and on-budget delivery of two 72m High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) to the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) in 2016, Australian shipbuilder Austal (A-015) has announced an expanded HSSV design portfolio that includes a new 113m variant shown for the first time at NAVDEX.

  • Missile tie-up with India [IDEX17D2]

    India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and European missiles house MBDA have announced the formation of an India-based joint venture to pursue opportunities for the development and supply of missile systems to meet the growing potential requirements of the Indian armed forces.

  • Sea Snake spits venom [IDEX17D2]

    The asymmetric threat posed by swarms of fast inshore attack craft and/or suicide boats – recently brought home by the suicide attack on the Saudi frigate Al Madinah in the southern Red Sea – is driving many regional navies to reassess their defensive anti-surface warfare capability.

  • Powering up [IDEX17D2]

    Rolls-Royce Power Systems is presenting the latest in its MTU-branded line of marine propulsion solutions at IDEX 2017.

  • Public order ensured [IDEX17D2]

    Iveco Defence Vehicles (Stand06- B07) is showing its latest Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) in the specialised Public Order configuration, which is already in service with an undisclosed customer in the Gulf.

  • Maritime security through partnership [IDEX17D2]

    With the conflict in Yemen now starting to spill out into neighbouring seas, the spotlight is once again falling on naval forces to ensure that maritime trade can continue to flow unimpeded into the Middle East region.