• DH - Defence Helicopter

    IDEX 2017: Sikorsky talks Blackhawk and S-92 (video)

    22nd February 2017

    Balancing the needs and demands of the military and commercial aviation markets has seen Sikorsky focusing much of its efforts into customer support and aircraft ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: Cluster bombs removed from US missiles

    22nd February 2017

    Progress towards removing cluster munitions from the US Army's long-range MGM-140 Tactical Missile System (TACMS) is a step closer. Lockheed Martin announced at IDEX that ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: Sudan upgrades armour

    22nd February 2017

    Sudan's Army is modernising its armoured vehicles to keep them operational and to provide more power and capability.At IDEX, Sudan's Military Industrial Corporation was displaying ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: Claws out for Leopard sales

    22nd February 2017

    Out of a wide selection of main battle tanks being displayed at this year's IDEX in Abu Dhabi, there is one tank being shown by ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    IDEX 2017: Rheinmetall eyes armed UGV market

    22nd February 2017

    German company Rheinmetall is planning to enter into the armed ground robot market with the integration of a remote weapon station (RWS) for its new ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    IDEX 2017: Tracking the AUDS system (video)

    22nd February 2017

    The AUDS system is one of a range of technologies developed in recent years to counter the threat posed by rogue operators of UAS and ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: Textron to develop larger turrets

    22nd February 2017

    With an increasing demand for more lethality on vehicles, US vehicle manufacturer Textron has decided to develop its own larger calibre turret line.The company already ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: Rapid vehicle development on offer

    22nd February 2017

    Irish drive train experts, Timoney, are proposing a new concept of rapid military vehicle development to existing vehicle producers and aspiring vehicle manufacturers.The offer, being ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    IDEX 2017: Avenger assembled

    21st February 2017

    Canadian robot and security company Med-Eng is displaying its new Avenger UGV at IDEX and has released more technical detail, less than a month after ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    IDEX 2017: Viper sees further

    21st February 2017

    Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to provide the US Marine Corp with its Targeting Sight System to be fitted to the AH-1Z Viper attack ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: Pro-active support offer for high tempo Patriot

    21st February 2017

    The increased use of the Patriot air defence system by Middle East countries means that the maintenance and sustainment requirements become more urgent.Therefore system manufacturer ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: New lease of life for Leclerc

    21st February 2017

    Following France's decision to begin upgrading its fleet of Leclerc main battle tanks, manufacturer Nexter is now hoping the United Arab Emirates – the type's ...

  • IMPS - Maritime Security

    IDEX 2017: Ferretti Group and Fincantieri in cooperation agreement (video)

    21st February 2017

    Fincantieri and Ferretti Group announced a cooperation agreement on 20 Feb at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi with both parties set to explore new ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: New Rabdan ends UAE 8x8 search

    21st February 2017

    UAE company Tawazun has developed a new variant of the Arma 8x8 armoured vehicle in partnership with Turkish manufacturer Otokar.The vehicle has been re-branded as ...

  • IMPS - Maritime Security

    IDEX 2017: Patria showcases Nemo (video)

    21st February 2017

    The fully containerised Nemo mortar solution was showcased by Patria at the IDEX exhibition with its compact form potentially providing a highly transportable capability for ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: Turret training offer from CMI

    21st February 2017

    A new virtual reality immersive simulator called Agueris is being put on offer from CMI Defence that can provide training on all of the company's ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    IDEX 2017: First KC-390 production aircraft en route

    20th February 2017

    The first air-to-air refueling dry contact between Embraer's new KC-390 multi-mission medium transport aircraft and a jet fighter took place on 19 February.The trial took ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    IDEX 2017: Armed 429 testing this year

    20th February 2017

    NorthStar Aviation is looking to build on its success supplying armed Bell 407 multirole helicopters (MRH) to the United Arab Emirates by extending its weapon ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    IDEX 2017: AMV28A takes on turret requirements

    20th February 2017

    Patria's new AMV28A 8x8 vehicle variant has been developed to take a larger payload while remaining an effective amphibious platform.A spokesperson for the company told ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    IDEX 2017: Sea Venom starts to spit

    20th February 2017

    European missile manufacturer MBDA is moving forward with trials of its Anglo-French Sea Venom anti-ship missile and is using this year's IDEX exhibition to promote ...

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