• Proven workhorse [SOFEX16D3]

    Regarded by operators globally as the most flexible and proven airlifter, the C-130J Super Hercules from Lockheed Martin (Hall 1, C101) has been selected by 16 nations to date.

  • Work together [SOFEX16D3]

    “This exhibition has an important role in discussing and finding solutions to the security challenges facing countries in the region and around the globe.”

  • Royal Automobile Museum expands remit [SOFEX16D3]

    HM King Abdullah II inaugurated the Royal Automobile Museum in 2003, which is the first public automotive museum in the Arab world, and serves as a fitting tribute to the late King Hussein.

  • Airborne protection [SOFEX16D3]

    Protection of air assets such as helicopters has become increasingly important as the threat array has not only intensified in recent years, but has also shifted in focus from large missile systems to man-portable missiles and gunfire.

  • Black Hawk remains firm favourite [SOFEX16D3]

    Since entering US Army service in 1979, the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk has cemented its position as the West’s primary assault transport helicopter and is now in service with 24 nations.

  • UK Poseidon makes maiden flight

    The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA) for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) made its maiden flight on 13 July. The first of nine Poseidon MMAs for the UK, serial number ZP801, made its inaugural flight out of Boeing’s Renton facility near Seattle, Washington, ahead of
  • Nigerian Army commissions new locally produced vehicles

    The Nigerian Army formally commissioned into service a range of new indigenously designed and manufactured vehicles during its annual celebration day at the Ikeja Military Cantonment in Lagos state on 6 July. Several types produced by the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) were
  • IDF rapidly developing non-lethal systems for Gaza border

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have in recent months deployed a number of new non-lethal weapons and crowd-control measures on the border with the Gaza Strip as part of an effort to give its Gaza Division new tools to deal with weekly disturbances organised by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
  • Japan launches second Maya-class destroyer

    Shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation launched the second of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class destroyers on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 17 July. Named Haguro (pennant number 180), the 170 m-long vessel entered the water in a ceremony held at
  • Brazilian Navy test-fires final MANSUP prototype

    The Brazilian Navy test-fired the third and final prototype of the locally developed MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile on 10 July. The missile was fired from one of the two ITL-10 twin missile launchers on board the Niterói-class
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