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February 25th, 2021

L3Harris Unveils NextGen Power Amplifier

L3Harris Technologies has launched a next generation, software-defined power amplifier at the ongoing International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) 2021 in Abu Dhabi. The L3Harris RF-410 NGPA maximizes mission flexibility…

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Interview: Selim Bouri: How Airbus Critical Solutions Can Help

With the Covid-19 pandemic putting  the spotlight on mission-critical solution portfolio for defence and security forces, Airbus is highlighting its capabilities in…

Abu Dhabi Ports to Use Saab Technologies

Abu Dhabi Ports and Saab will collaborate for development of port surveillance and vessel traffic management technologies. A MoU towards this effect…

Tawazun, Yahsat Tie Up to Develop SATCOM Solutions

Tawazun Economic Council and the UAE’s flagship satellite services operator, Yahsat, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a new…

Etion Create’s CheetahNAV Tactical Nav System Eyes New Markets

Etion Create, a South Africa-based firm, is showcasing its tactical navigation system at the ongoing show, as the firm seeks export orders…

UAE to Supply Home-Made Missile Defence Systems to Germany’s Rheinmetall

The United Arab Emirates will supply its first indegenous air defense missiles to German’s Rheinmetall AG. At IDEX, HALCON  unveiled the SkyKnight…

EDGE Signs MoU with Lockheed Martin

EDGE, the UAE’s advanced technology group for defence and beyond, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lockheed Martin to explore…

Al Tariq Upgrading All its precision guided munitions

UAE-based Al Tariq is is currently in the final phases of qualification and field testing of a guidance kit on a newly…

Paramount Group Showcases New Drone Swarm at IDEX

South Africa’s Paramount Group has unveiled N-Raven, a long-range swarming UAV system, at the ongoing IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi. The drone…

Airbus, Atlas Telecom Join Hands for Communications Solutions

Airbus and UAE-based Atlas Telecom signed a strategic partnership agreement to combine their local and global expertise and reinforce collaboration among public…

ADSB, Novamarine Tie Up to Make Inflatable Boats

UAE-based ADSB signed a reciprocal agreement with Europe’s Novamarine to design, manufacture and market co-branded Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) in the UAE.…

Drass Eyes Midget Submarine Market

Italian firm Drass, which has been active since 1927 and is  now a leader in commercial diving, medical hyperbarics, midget and compact…

Deals Galore Signed at IDEX, Domestic Firms Shine

Allaying fears that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could slow down weapons procurements in the Middle East, IDEX 2021 witnessed orders from the…

L3Harris and Al Seer Marine Showcase Maritime Autonomous Capabilities

L3Harris Technologies  and Al Seer Marine highlighted a more advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) and  demonstrated live maritime autonomous capabilities during IDEX…

Arquus Highlights Capabilities of the Scarabee at IDEX

Arquus' most advanced vehicle, the Scarabee, made its international debut at IDEX 2021. The Scarabee incorporates the newest innovative technologies developed by…

Middle East Debut for Plasan’s Stinger at IDEX

Plasan’s Stinger optionally manned light combat vehicle cornered plenty of attention at the IDEX 2021 defense expo. Showcased by the International Golden…

Israel Ready for Defence Cooperation with UAE, Says First Envoy

Israel is ready for future cooperation in missile defence with the United Arab Emirates and supports Abu Dhabi's request for acquiring the…

Caracal Launches New Small Arms Weapons

Abu Dhabi-based small arms manufacturer Caracal has unveiled two new infantry small arms weapons  - the F Gen II pistol and CSA338…

Collins Eyes Middle East for Ejection Seat Upgrades

Collins Aerospace is targeting upgrade programmes in the Middle East for F-15 and F-16 with an offer of its next generation ACES…

EXPAL Eyes Middle East for New Dual-EIMOS 81mm Mortar

EXPAL Systems is exploring market opportunities in the Middle East for its new state-of-the-art Dual-EIMOS 81mm on-board mortar fitted on a 4x4…

First Flight for Indonesia’s Black Eagle MALE UAV in August

Indonesia's indigenously developed 'Black Eagle' Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is to make its first flight in August…

HALCON HAS-250 Anti-Ship Missile Breaks Cover

A new UAE-developed missile, the HALCON AntiShip-250 (HAS-250), has made its show debut at this year's IDEX. According to HALCON officials, the …

IDEX 2021: US$2 Billion Worth Deals Inked on Day 2

The UAE Armed Forces signed 11 deals, worth AED 7.29 billion (US$2 billion), with local and international companies on the second day…

IDEX: Deals Worth US$1.36 Billion Signed on Opening Day

The United Arab Emirates armed forces signed defence contracts worth AED5.03 billion (US$1.36 billion) on the opening day of IDEX and NAVDEX…

IDEX: Leonardo DRS Offers New Solutions for the Region

Leonardo DRS has teamed up with AMS Bin Hilal for UAE-based Titan On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) integration and support on Navistar Maxxpro…

Rosoboronexport Highlights New Russian Small Arms

Russia’s Rosoboronexport is showcasing technical characteristics, unique design solutions, and employment features of the KORD balanced action assault rifles, the Kalashnikov AK-19…

International Debut for Milrem Robotics’ Type-X with John Cockerill CPWS…

The Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle from Milrem Robotics fitted with John Cockerill’s CPWS II turret made its international debut on the inaugural…

Kia Unveils New Defense Vehicle Technologies at IDEX

Kia is highlighting  two light tactical defense vehicle concepts at the ongoing IDEX 2021. The company, which has been supplying its light…

Leonardo’s Miysis DIRCM Sparks UAE Interest

The new generation Miysis Directed InfraRed Counter Measure (DIRCM) system from Leonardo, which already counts five NATO end users amongst its customers,…

New UAE-Developed AI Solution Displayed at IDEX

Students in the UAE have created an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to detect paint and primer defects on jet airframes now being…

NIMR Signs Teaming Deal with SAMI at IDEX

NIMR, a leading manufacturer of combat-proven wheeled military vehicles, has signed a teaming agreement with Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) to establish…

Russia’s Latest Defence Products Showcased at IDEX

Russia's Rostec State Corporation is showcasing advanced weapons systems, including a model of the T-14 Armata tank,  Pantsir-C1M anti-aircraft missile and gun…

SDF and EOS to Form JV, Produce Multi-Platform Weapon System

SDF, the investment arm of Tawazun Economic Council, and EOS Defence Systems (EOS) are setting up a Joint Venture to design and…

Tawazun to Develop SmartGliders with MBDA

Keen to enhance its defence industrial base, Tawazun has inked an agreement at the ongoing IDEX 2021 with MBDA for a long-term…

UAE Launches Home-Made Smart Loitering Munitions

EDGE launched QX range, the first UAE-made family of smart loitering munitions, on the opening day of IDEX 2021. The group of…

Ukraine Showcases New Combat Drone at IDEX 2021

The Sokil-300 unmanned combat aerial vehicle, Ukraine's new combat drone that made its international debut at the ongoing IDEX 2021, is attracting…

UMS SKELDAR Launches First Naval Deployment of Full ATOL Capability

Europe’s UMS SKELDAR has successfully conducted automatic take-off and landing (ATOL) of a tactical UAV from a ship. While full ATOL capability…

SIGN4L Introduces Two New Electronic Warfare Capabilities at IDEX 2021

UAE-based SIGN4L, a provider of electronic warfare and intelligence (EW&I) solutions, launched two new capabilities on the opening day of IDEX 2021.…

IDEX: Airbus Highlights Latest Solutions for Defense and Security

Airbus is participating in the current International Defense Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2021, by presenting a portfolio of solutions for the defense…

aunav Showcases Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot at IDEX

Spanish company aunav, maker of robotic solutions for defence and security, is showcasing aunav.NEO, its latest explosive ordnance disposal robot, at the…

Big Boost for Saudi Arabia’s Local Defence Industry

Saudi Arabia plans to invest more than US$20 billion in its domestic military industry through 2030 as part of its ambitious programmes…

Boeing to Hard Sell T-7 Advanced Pilot Training System

Boeing will be on-ground exhibiting its diverse range of defence products and services capabilities at IDEX 2021. “I am proud to say…

CAE a True Partner in the UAE’s Digital Transformation

INTERVIEW: CAE Thibaut Trancart, Managing Director, CAE Middle East,CAE Middle East oversees the company’s defence and security activities in the Middle East.…

IDEX Brings Relief to Global Defence Industry

The United Arab Emirates is all set to welcome the heads of state, heads of government, ministers as well as senior civilian…

Indian Missile Boat Arrives for NAVDEX

In a manifestation of growing defence relations between the UAE and India, an Indian Navy missile boat, INS Pralaya is participating at…

InVeris Training Solutions to Highlight Military Training Portfolio at IDEX…

InVeris Training Solutions, formerly Meggitt Training Systems, will display a broad range of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services…

NIMR Looks to Sustain Growth

UAE based wheeled military vehicle manufacturer NIMR, is looking to sustain its growth in its 21st year of operations. NIMR commenced operations…

Rohde & Schwarz Highlights Maritime Comms

Shipboard communications systems from Rohde & Schwarz including NAVICS for on-board communications and SOVERON for external communications  displaying the company’s maritime comms…

Russia Eyeing a Bigger Pie in Defence Buys

As the new Joe Biden administration in the United States is reviewing the defence relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab…

Tawazun Increases Pavillion Space by 74%

Tawazun is showcasing its capabilities and products in three key areas at IDEX 2021 and NAVDEX 2021 being held at the Abu Dhabi…

UAE Receives Surveillance Boost with 3rd Saab GlobalEye

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) took delivery of its 3rd Saab GlobalEye on the eve of IDEX/NAVDEX 2021, in a major boost…

UAE’s B-250 Light Attack Aircraft Showcased

The Calidus B-250 light attack aircraft, a homegrown product of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is on display as the company looks…

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