• Diving deep [ID18D3]

    US company JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons, is at the show (Hall A, Stand A240) pitching to the regional market its range of systems designed to increase the safety of covert special forces’ maritime operations. These include submarine rescue systems and vehicles that offer a safe and speedy rescue from subsurface vessels.

  • Panoramic surveillance [ID18D3]

    The Russian concern Shvabe (Hall A, Stand A195) is now marketing its latest PPNK commander’s panoramic surveillance device on the export market to provide main battle tank (MBT) commanders with an enhanced surveillance and target acquisition capability.

  • From Russia with trucks [ID18D3]

    Local Indonesian company Rajawali Lintas Kreasi (Hall B, Stand B057) is showing two of the more recent Russian military trucks it is marketing in Indonesia. These are the GAZ Sadko Next (4x4) and the Ural 432007-31 (6x6).

  • Rocket science [ID18D3]

    The Indian Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)/Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE, Stand B125, India pavilion), has released additional details of the guided 214mm rocket for use with the Pinaka artillery rocket system (ARS) currently deployed by the Indian Army.

  • Effective operations [ID18D3]

    AeroVironment (Hall D, Stand D060) has announced that it has received a $3.2 million contract from the US government to provide the RQ-20B Puma AE II unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to an undisclosed nation within the Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) area of responsibility.

  • Show stoppers [ID18D3]

    Visitors to a well-attended Indo Defence Expo & Forum, as exemplified by the busy exhibitor halls, were treated throughout the show to an impressive demonstration by local police and security forces on how to handle a hostage situation, effectively supported by a ferocious canine.

  • Partnerships are key [ID18D2]

    The eighth edition of Indo Defence was officially opened by Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla (pictured) on 7 November, welcoming and inviting domestic and foreign delegations and industry to work together to develop partnerships that will prove fruitful for international defence relations.

  • A winning combination [ID18D2]

    In order to fulfil a number of identified requirements from the Indonesian air force to either update existing systems or fill capability gaps, Saab (Hall D, Stand 075) is ready to offer its flagship fighter and airborne early warning (AEW) system to the nation, should formal requirements be released by the government.

  • Rigid buoyancy [ID18D2]

    A full-sized black boat enveloped in mock sea spray constitutes a striking display of the latest development by Balakosa Balin Indonesia PT (BBI, Hall B, Stand B315), writes Sam J Basch.

  • Fighter talk [ID18D2]

    The touchdown of Indonesia’s first two of 11 Sukhoi Su-35S ‘Flanker-Es’, or ‘Super Flankers’, on Indonesian soil in August next year will mark the latest stage in the 20-year plan to 2024, designed to develop and improve the strength of the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara (TNI AU), the air force branch of the Indonesian National Armed Forces. Together with the recent delivery of 24 Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons, the still on-track joint development with South Korea of the KF-X/IF-X, and other types on the present inventory, the Russian super-manoeuvrable aircraft will form part of eight squadrons of 16 fighter jets each, as quoted by Air Force Chief of Staff, air chief marshal Yuyu Sutisna, published in Antara News.

  • Sea Ceptor aims for corvette retrofit [ID18D2]

    European guided weapons house MBDA (Hall D, Stand D210) is pushing its new Sea Ceptor local area anti-air missile system as a potential retrofit for the Indonesian Navy’s three Bung Tomo-class corvettes, writes Richard Scott.

  • Shine a light [ID18D2]

    Operations at night require light of various kinds, for which Australian company Trakka Systems (Hall F, Stand F221) has the solution.

  • A name to remember [ID18D2]

    Ever since Beretta Defense Technologies (BDT) (Hall D, Stand D152) brought together some of the world’s most recognisable names in weaponry and equipment in a strategic alliance, the company has continued to broaden its military and law enforcement solutions.

  • Better protected [ID18D2]

    Following the success of the sales of its Argus soldier system to the Canadian Army, Rheinmetall Canada (Hall A, Stand A380) is displaying its offering here at the show as discussions take place with nations in the Asia- Pacific area that are looking to define their requirements for such a system.

  • Sound play [ID18D2]

    Service Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) (Hall A, Stand A240) has introduced its MiPlayer broadcasting service to the Asia-Pacific market for the first time at Indo Defence.

  • Sharp edge [ID18D2]

    French company Arquus (Outdoor Stand OD57) has brought its Dagger (4x4) light armoured vehicle to Indo Defence to meet potential local user requirements.

  • High-performance protection [ID18D2]

    UK-based Survitec Group (Stand BP137) is showing a range of its protection products for land, sea and air at Indo Defence this week.

  • New for old [ID18D2]

    Key countries in the region are now fielding new fleets of tracked and wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) to replace older vehicles that have now become obsolete and in some cases are difficult to maintain as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is no longer in existence.

  • Germany calling! [ID18D2]

    Here at Indo Defence, German company Rohde & Schwarz (Hall A, Stand A383), a leading single-source supplier of integrated solutions for secure communications and radio intelligence, is presenting its broad portfolio built around advanced software defined radios (SDRs), based on software communications architecture (SCA).

  • Rapid action [ID18D2]

    Spanish company EXPAL (Hall A, Stand A260) is displaying its EXPAL Integrated Mortar System (EIMOS), which is being marketed in both 60mm and 81mm versions, depending on the customer’s requirements.