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News - idex 2015

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Seeker 400 - Second Batch (UAE)

    Programme Background The UAE has a long history of transactions with Denel Dynamics. The country has been purchasing various Seeker systems from as far back ...

  • Military helicopters - attack

    AH-64E Apache (Indian Army)

    It is a hybrid procurement, as was the 2015 Air Force one (see separate entry), employing both a direct commercial sale with Boeing and an ...

  • Military helicopters - multirole


    An initial batch of two Mi-17V-5s, built at Kazan Helicopters and sold out by Rosoboronexport was ordered in September 2015 at a price of US$27.5 ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4, Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    Iraq Federal Police 4x4 Patrol Vehicle

    The failure of this Iraqi Federal Police requirement for an additional 300 vehicles to translate into a contract may be related to issues encountered with ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    BMP-3-Saudi Arabia

    Since 2015, there has been no further news concerning Saudi Arabian procurement of the BMP-3. This indicates that the programme may have been cancelled in ...

  • Maritime patrol

    Challenger 650 ISR - UAE

    Programme Background In February 2019 at IDEX, the UAE announced that it will procure a new special mission aircraft with an option for the second ...

  • Corvettes

    Shadhinota Class (Type C13B)

    The Shadhinota class (Type C13B) corvettes are a platform based on the Type 056 Jiangdao class used by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), built by the ...

  • AEW&C

    GlobalEye - UAE Follow-On

    The United Arab Emirates Air Force is taking delivery of three GlobalEye (known also as Global 6000) aircraft from Saab. The UAE signed a contract in November ...

  • Military helicopters - attack

    AH-64E Apache-India-Army Forecast

    The Indian Army was originally granted co-ownership of the 22 Apaches that Air Force procured by the Indian MoD. However, the IAF refused to cede ...

  • Military helicopters - attack

    AH-1Z Romania

    The Romanian MoD has a long-standing requirement for new rotary platforms, including troop transport, supply and attack configurations. According to the the Military Strategy document, ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    Type 39B-Yuan Class

    Programme Background Timeline Chinese media first reported that the Pakistan Navy had agreed to buy eight modified Type 039B submarines in April 2015. The contract ...

  • Light attack, Trainer

    Light Attack/Trainer Aircraft - Ghana

    In 2013, the Chief of Ghana Air Force stated that A-29 is their preferred platform and this position was also submitted to the Government. In ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Namer IFV

    The first prototype Namer, which was produced in Israel, was unveiled to the public in 2008. In order to speed up production, the Israeli MoD ...

  • Amphibious assault ships

    LHD - Trieste

    Programme Background The Italian Navy's new aircraft carrier programme was launched in 2015 as part of the wider Naval Protection Programme Defence maritime capacity. The ...

  • Destroyers

    Project 15B-Vishakapatnam Class (India)

    Programme Background Timeline The first ship, Visakhapatnam (D66), was laid down in October 2013, launched in April 2015, delivered on 28 October 2021 and commissioned ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Military vehicle engines

    TCD 2015

    The TCD 2015 is a modern water-cooled four stroke diesel V-engine that is currently integrated on the RG41 armoured vehicle.

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4


    Bogdan publicly unveiled the 7t Bars-6 (Panther) 4x4 light APC at IDEX 2015, and in July 2016, the company introduced an upgraded version ready for ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4


    Unveiled at IDEX 2015, MIC's Sarsar-2 APC is based on the KIA 1.2t 4x4 chassis, which the Sudanese company is licensed to produce. The company ...

  • Military - USVs


    The B-7 is a USV that has been in development since 2009. Designed for coastal defence, the B-7 is able to monitor coastlines, protect ports ...

  • Pistols


    Designed specifically for the military market, Beretta unveiled its modular APX pistol at the IDEX 2015 show and offered it for the US Army's Modular ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Patriot R2

    The new-generation Patriot R2 UAS is used for military and civil/commercial applications and provides reconnaissance support. It was designed in response to fighting that occurred ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6, Mine-protected vehicles


    The Fiona is a 6x6 MRAP armoured vehicle based on the underpinnings of the KrAZ-6322 all-wheel-drive off-road cargo truck. Publicly unveiled for the first time ...

  • Deployable/static missile systems

    Oerlikon Laser Gun

    Rheinmetall showcased the applications for its High Energy Laser (HEL) guns for the first time at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The Oerlikon Laser Gun ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4


    The Phantom is a 4x4 APC that was developed in the UAE and publicly unveiled at the IDEX exhibition in 2015. It features a five-door ...

  • Land: RWS


    The AU-220M unmanned turret, developed by TsNII Burevestnik, a subsidiary of Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), mounts a dual-feed 57mm automatic cannon and a PKTM 7.62mm coaxial machine ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8


    Unveiled in 2015, the Enigma is an 8x8 armoured personnel carrier. The vehicle is 8.3m long and 2.8m wide. It has a height of 2.39m ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    Ajban LRSOV

    The Ajban Long-Range Special Operations Vehicle (LRSOV) is an open-top 4x4 long-range reconnaissance vehicle based on Nimr's Ajban multipurpose vehicle. The LRSOV seats four crew ...

  • Tanks

    K21-105 Light Tank

    At IDEX 2013, Doosan and John Cockerill Defense presented the K21-105 Light Tank concept which integrates the Cockerill 105mm-armed XC-8 turret on the Doosan K21 ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Superav 8x8

    Capable of ship-to-shore and beyond operations in sea state 3+, the Superav 8x8 is designed to offer a high level of mobility on land and ...

  • Self-propelled mortars


    Cobra is a turntable-mounted 120mm smoothbore mortar system which can be mounted in a suitable tracked or wheeled APC and fires through the open roof ...