HEADLINES

  • High-performance vision for shooters [ID18D2]

    UK-based Qioptiq (Hall A, Stand A245), renowned for its photonic technologies, is showcasing several of its sighting innovations here at Indo Defence.

  • See without being seen [ID18D2]

    To undertake passive surveillance without alerting neighbouring nations, the Vera-NG system from Czech company ERA (Hall A, Stand A320) is worthwhile considering.

  • Modular remote weapon station [ID18D2]

    FN Herstal (Stand B110, Belgian Pavilion) is showing its DeFNder remote weapon station (RWS) armed with a .50 M3R machine gun. The company has confirmed it is already in service with undisclosed customers.

  • More roles for Turangga [ID18D2]

    Local company Tugasanda Defense (Hall A, Stand A310) is presenting a new version of its Turangga (4x4) armoured personnel carrier (APC), which was originally developed using internal research and development funding.

  • Powerful performer [ID18D2]

    Ukrspecexport (Hall B, Stand B042) of Ukraine is emphasising a range of weapons at Indo Defence, including the latest man-portable Skif anti-tank guided weapon system (ATGW), which is already in quantity production. The Skif system consists of the missile in its disposable launcher tube, the missile guidance package and sighting system and the adjustable tripod.

  • A multi-role Patriot [ID18D2]

    Excalibur Army (Hall A, Stand A357) of the Czech Republic is expanding its range of wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) with the introduction of the latest Tatra T815 Patriot (4x4) Medium Armoured Tactical Multi-Mission Vehicle (MATMMV), which is being shown at Indo Defence.

  • Aiming NORA [ID18D2]

    Yugoimport (Hall D, Stand D030) is emphasising its extensive current weapons portfolio, which includes small arms, armoured vehicles, artillery up to 155mm in calibre and a complete range of artillery rocket systems (ARSs).

  • Power on water [ID18D2]

    For a hard-hitting coastal or riverine capability, PT Lundin (Hall D, Stand D221) has the ideal solution in the form of its X18 Tank Boat. In co-operation with CMI Defence and PT Pindad, the company is showing the innovative, fast, stealthy and highly manoeuvrable catamaran design sporting a 105mm weapon system.

  • Vietnamese debut [ID18D2]

    Vietnam is exhibiting at Indo Defence for the first time (Stand B095, Vietnam pavilion) with a wide range of products from the General Department of Defense Industry, VIETTEL group and GAET Corporation. These include infantry weapons, ships, mini unmanned aerial vehicles, communication systems, electrooptical devices and jamming equipment.

  • Firearms quality assured [ID18D2]

    Croatian company HS Produkt (Stand FP112) is an accredited manufacturer of handguns, combat guns and assault rifles. Its most successful product is the HS series of semiautomatic pistols, which is being marketed in the US by Springfield Armory under the XD (eXtreme Duty) brand. HS Produkt signed a long-term marketing contract with Springfield in 2001 and exports some 95 per cent of its products to the US market.

  • New facility to boost presence [ID18D2]

    Australia’s minister for defence, Christopher Pyne, on 6 November opened the new Safran (Hall D, Stand D173) Electronics & Defense Australasia (SEDA) facility in Botany, Australia.

  • Highly effective solution [ID18D1]

    Being showcased here at Indo Defence for the first time are the first two examples of the Medium Tank (MT), which has been jointly developed over a four-year period by FNSS Savunma Sitermieri of Turkey (Stand A050D) and PT Pindad of Indonesia (Hall B, Stand B345) to meet the operational requirements of the Indonesian Army.

  • End-to-end protection [ID18D1]

    Leonardo (Hall D, Stand D208) is pitching its BriteEye electronic warfare suite to meet an Indonesian air force requirement for a self-protection capability for its BAE Systems Hawk light attack/trainer fleet, building on the SEER capability already installed on board the aircraft.

  • Anka for Indonesia? [ID18D1]

    In an obvious push to further promote its flagship medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Indonesia, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI, Stand A050M, Turkey pavilion) has a full-sized model of its Anka on display here at the show.

  • More effective firepower [ID18D1]

    Many countries in the region are now boosting their firepower with the introduction of new towed and self-propelled (SP) artillery systems, tracked and wheeled, and artillery rocket systems (ARSs), which not only have longer ranges but also carry more effective ammunition.

  • More missiles for Thailand [ID18D1]

    Diehl Defence (Hall A, Stand A386) has consolidated its successful co-operation with the Royal Thai Air Force with another contract for the supply of IRIS-T (InfraRed Imaging System – Tail/Thrust Vector Controlled) short-range air-to-air missiles.

  • Reliability, strength and endurance [ID18D1]

    CIMCO Marine’s OXE Diesel high-performance outboard engine is now available in Asia and is being presented here by Tractors Singapore (Hall B, Stand B243), which has been appointed the official distributor for south-east Asia and the Maldives. The China Engineers company is the distributor for mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

  • Radar for small warships, support vessels [ID18D1]

    Thales has unveiled a new dual-axis multibeam active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar designed to provide surveillance and target indication for small warships, offshore patrol vessels and amphibious/afloat support shipping.

  • Regional revival on upward trajectory [ID18D1]

    After many years of delays and setbacks, interest in Indonesia’s indigenous N219 Nurtanio regional turboprop aircraft, named by President Joko Widodo after Nurtanio Pringgoadisuryo, one of the country’s foremost aviation pioneers, is accelerating, now that expected certification is only a few months away, tentatively set for April or May next year.

  • Guarding the seas [ID18D1]

    Danish company Terma (Hall D, Stand D185), a provider of naval command and control systems, including combat management, surveillance, counterterrorism, interdiction, maritime picture compilation, and search and rescue operations, is displaying its C-Flex Command & Control, C-Guard Naval Decoy and Scanter X-band radar systems. Its team here is headed by president and CEO Jens Maaløe and Anupam Narain Mathur, vice president and general manager, Terma Asia Pacific.

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