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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Defense Industry of China unveils ASN-301 anti-radiation UAS Unmanned Aerial System at IDEX.

China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) unveils its ASN-301, a new mobile anti-radiation UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) at IDEX 2017, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  Read full article at this link ...
Scale model of the ASN-301 anti-radiation UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) at IDEX 2017, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 
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Iran has launched new drone center to conduct different operations for Iranian army.

Sunday, February 26, 2017, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced start of operation by a special Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) unit for different IRGC Ground Force missions. Read full news at this link ...
Iranian armed forces display some local-made drones during an official ceremony
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IDEX 2017 NIMR Automotive a full range of combat and tactical vehicles for modern armed forces.

NIMR Automotive, the leader in the Middle East and North Africa for the manufacturing of light and medium wheeled military vehicles, based in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates has presented its full range of armoured and tactical vehicles at IDEX 2017, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Read full article at this link ...
The JAIS 4x4 MRAP Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected used by UAE armed forces during combat operation against terrorist groups in Middle East. JAIS saves lives after firing of small arms against the vehicle without death or injury for the crew
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Turkish Aselsan missile launching system can integrate a full range of anti-tank guided missiles.

At IDEX 2017, Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi (UAE), the Turkish Company Aselsan showcases its anti-tank missile launching system which can be easily integrated to wheeled and tracked combat vehicles. This turret can be fitted with different types of anti-tank guided missiles from Russian or European manufacturers. Read full article at this link ...
Aselsan anti-tank missile launching system at IDEX 2017, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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IDEX 2017: Lacroix Showcased its SYLENA MK2 Multiple Decoy Launcher for the 1st Time in the UAE

At IDEX 2017, the international defense exhibition held last week in Abu Dhabi, French company Lacroix was showcasing its SYLENA MK2 decoy launcher for the first time in the Emirates. It is a multiple decoy launcher designed to deploy three types of ammunitions: SEALEM, SEALIR and CANTO. Read More

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Russia to reach $35-40 billion of business to the global unmanned aerial vehicle market by 2035.

Russia’s share of the global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market may total $35-40 billion by 2035. The market will have been $200 billion by then. The forecast has been made by the organizing committee of the HeliRussia 2017 show, referring to a report made during the Legal Framework and Practical Aspects of UAV Operations Conference held in Moscow on February 9. Read full news at this link ...
Russian-made UAVs at International Defense Exhibition near Moscow, Russia.
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Turkey and UAE develop Rabdan new 8x8 armoured vehicle for United Arab Emirates army.

Russia’s share of the global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market may total $35-40 billion by 2035. The market will have been $200 billion by then. The forecast has been made by the organizing committee of the HeliRussia 2017 show, referring to a report made during the Legal Framework and Practical Aspects of UAV Operations Conference held in Moscow on February 9. Read full article at this link ...
The Rabdan 8x8 armoured vehicle fitted with Russian-made BMP-3 turret at Tawazun booth, during IDEX 2017, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 
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Two Gepard-3.9 frigates built for Vietnam to be delivered in mid-2017

The two Project 11661 Gepard-3.9 (NATO reporting name: Gepard-class) frigates built for Vietnam will be delivered in the middle of 2017, Zelenodolsk Shipyard Director General Renat Mistakhov has told TASS at the IDEX 2017 international arms show in Abu Dhabi. 
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Russian Project 667BDR Delta III-class SSBN Ryazan Returned to Permanent Base After Upgrade

The Project 667BDR (Delta III-class) nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Ryazan has returned to its home station in Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East after it was upgraded and repaired, Russian Eastern Military District spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev said. Read More

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Russian Helicopters' Mi-171A2 multirole helicopter enters production

Russian Helicopters has launched production of the advanced Mil Mi-172A2 (NATO reporting name: Hip) multirole helicopter, Director General Andrei Boginsky said at the IDEX 2017 international arms show. "The Mi-172A2 helicopter has entered production. Four machines are slated for production this year," he said. Read more
Russian Helicopters' Mi-171A2 multirole helicopter
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Russia and UAE to co-develop 5th-generation light fighter jet

Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will co-develop a fifth-generation light fighter aircraft, according to Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, the state-run russian news agency TASS announced on Feb. 2017. Read more
A Russian Air Force T-50 PAK FA fighter jet
(Credit: SPUTNIK/ ALEXEY FILIPPOV)
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IDEX 2017: NIMR signs massive contracts with UAE for over 1,750 armoured vehicles

NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), the UAE's integrated defence manufacturing and services platform, today Feb. 23 announced that the UAE Armed Forces intends to award three new contracts to NIMR for over 1,750 armoured vehicles. Read more
NIRM is also to deliver about 1,500 JAIS 4x4 and 6x6 infantry fighting vehicles to UAE armed forces
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IDEX 2017: LimpidArmor introduces innovative circular review system for armored vehicles

At IDEX 2017, the Ukrainian company LimpidArmor, part of UkrOboronProm is introducing an innovative circular review system. Dubbed LimpidArmor, this circular review system has been designed for armored vehicles’ crews to provide them with 360° review video. Read more
Brand new LimpidArmor circular review system at IDEX 2017
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

IDEX 2017: ISOTREX Manufacturing showcases for the first time its brand new LEGION MRAP

At IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the Canadian Company Isotrex Manufacturing based in Ajman, UAE, is showcasing for the first time its brand new Mine Resistant Armored Patrol (MRAP) Armored Personal Carrier (APC) named the LEGION. This heavy duty armored vehicle is designed for rough terrain, extreme climatic and environment conditions while providing maximum protection, comfort and safety for its crew. Read more
Meet ISOTREX's new LEGION MRAP Armored Personal Carrier at IDEX 2017
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Mercedes' Actros 8x8 semitrailer tractor under IDEX 2017 spotlights

At the International Defence Exhibition and Conference IDEX 2017 from 19 to 23 February, Mercedes-Benz is presenting five vehicles and two chassis with payloads of between 0.7 t and 75 t on the joint German stand, Stand 09-A21. Among them, the Actros, which is designed to transport goods by road, off-road, on unpaved roads and under extreme climatic conditions and in rough situations. Read more
Mercedes Actros 4661 AS semitrailer tractor
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Undisclosed Middle-Eastern customer selects Safran's Epsilon navigation system for its vehicles

Safran Electronics & Defense and its Middle Eastern Partner, International Golden Group signed a contract for the supply of Epsilon One inertial ground navigation systems and technical integration services for an initial batch to outfit a first armored brigade of a Middle-East country. Read more
The Epsilon 10 inertial ground navigation system presented at IDEX 2017
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IDEX 2017: Nexter spotlights latest generation of unmanned turrets and medium caliber systems

France’s leading land defense systems and ammunition designer and manufacturer, Nexter also has over a hundred year’s experience as a major producer of guns and artillery systems and will be presenting its latest generation of unmanned turrets on its stand at the IDEX 2017 exhibition. Read more
Nexter's Unmanned T40 turret
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IR&D promotes its thermal sighting and surveillance systems at IDEX 2017

IR&D is a Belgium-based company specialized in the design and manufacture of intelligent thermal sighting and surveillance systems used for defense, security and hunting. IR&D showcases its latest innovative products and capabilities at IDEX 2017, (19-23 February) Abu Dhabi, UAE. Read more
The DEMON multi-function thermal system (Photo Army Recognition)

Excalibur Army unveils the RM-70 Vampire 4D 122mm self propelled MLRS at IDEX 2017

The Czech company Excalibur Army unveiled its new self-propelled MLRS: the RM-70 Vampire 4D at IDEX 2017, n the CzechoSlovakian Group's (CSG) stand. Read more
The RM-70 Vampire 4D is based on a Tatra T-815-7 8x8 tr. 1R chassis (Photo Army Recognition)
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IDEX 2017 : Newcon Optik presents new LRM 3500M Rangefinder monocular

Canadian manufacturer Newcon Optik is excited to introduce its brand new product at IDEX 2017 — the LRM 3500M, a MIL-SPEC, pocket-sized laser rangefinder monocular that’s designed to outperform other devices of its class. The LRM 3500M features a 3,500 metre measuring distance, an eye-safe 1550 nm laser, as well as a built-in compass, inclinometer, and GPS receiver. Read more
Newcon Optik's LRM 3500M Rangefinder monocular
(Credit: Newcon Optik)
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Rheinmetall's training and simulation expertise highlighted at IDEX 2017

The armed forces of Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Canada and Indonesia already place their trust in Rheinmetall technology for training their Leopard 2 crews. At IDEX 2017, Group’s Simulation and Training business unit of the German Company Rheinmetall presents its Leopard Gunnery Skills Trainer (LGTS). Read more
The Leopard Gunnery Skills Trainer system presented by Rheinmetall in the UAE
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Bittium to deliver Tough Mobile smartphones for the Finnish Defence Forces

Bittium has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces for the delivery of Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphones and related Bittium Secure Suite back-end system classified for Confidential level. The contract signifies a strategic decision to reinforce the information security of the wireless communications of the Finnish Defence Forces.

IVECO's new LMV variant suited for Public Order Missions emerges at IDEX 2017

A new variant of IVECO's Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) suitable for Public Order missions, already in service in the Middle East area, is displayed for the first time at IDEX 2017. This vehicle is the last evolution of the first LMV generation, called VTLM1A, still in production. It features a one piece hardtop roof, replacing the original modular design: this increases the vehicle’s flexibility, enabling either a Remote Control Weapon Station or a protected gunner’s position depending on the mission. Read more
IVECO's new variant of LMV dedicated to Public Order Missions
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The Brazilian IACIT highlights its line of electronic countermeasure systems at IDEX 2017

IACIT, a Brazilian company with a consolidated performance in the development of high-tech products and services for defense, public security, CNS\ATM, telemetry and meteorology, brings to IDEX 2017 one of the main systems developed with 100% Brazilian technology. The line of electronic countermeasure systems will be one of the company’s highlights during the international fair taking place in Abu Dhabi from February 19 to 23. Read more
IACIT exhibits at IDEX 2017 its complete line of electronic countermeasure (Credit: Army Recognition)

Uralvagonzavod presents new fighting module and mortar at IDEX 2017

Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) unveiled a full-scale mockup of the 30-mm remote-controlled fighting module. For the first time, it will display a full-scale 30-mm remotely controlled fighting module designed to seek for, acquire and engage individual and multiple targets at any time of day or night. It will be mounted on an all-terrain vehicle. read more


HGH Infrared Systems showcases its Spynel-S Panoramic Detection System at IDEX 2017

HGH Infrared Systems has capitalized over 30 years of success in infrared technologies for security, industrial and civil applications. At IDEX 2017, the international Defence exhibition organised every two years in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, HGH showcases its Spynel-S Panoramic Detection System. Read more

HGH showcases its Spynel-S Panoramic Detection System at IDEX 2017

UAE Armed Forces announce US$ 925mn of new military procurement on Day 4 of IDEX 2017

Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, announced 20 new deals worth over AED 3.4 billion (US$ 925 million) at a press conference on day four of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017. Read more

Rubb introduces innovative rapid deployment "super structures" at IDEX 2017

Manufacturer of prefabricated, portable structures, Rubb, is showcasing the latest technology in rapid deployment 'super structures' at the biennial International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), taking place 19-23 February 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Read more
Rubb's Expeditionary Forces Aircraft Shelter System
(Credit: Rubb)
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IDEX 2017: Leonardo, IGG to jointly provide UAE with cyber security capabilities

Leonardo and Abu Dhabi-based IGG (International Golden Group PJSC) have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to supply cyber security capabilities in the UAE. The agreement was signed at the IDEX defence exhibition, which takes place in the United Arab Emirates from February 19th to 23rd, 2017. Read more
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New faster and cost effective armoured vehicles development method unveiled by Timoney

A new faster and more cost effective way of developing armoured vehicles is announced today by Timoney. The working methodology that Timoney has developed reduces project timelines and development costs through the initial stages of new vehicle programmes by as much as 75% compared to traditional methods, the company announced on Feb. 22 at IDEX 2017 exhibition. Read more
Timoney unveiled a new faster and more cost effective way of developing armoured vehicles
(Credit: Timoney)
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IDEX 2017: Mercedes highlights well-known FGA 14.5 special-purpose chassis family

Mercedes' know-how is under the spotlight at IDEX 2017. Since the start of series production of the FGA 14.5 chassis in 2010, numerous international special-purpose vehicle manufacturers have taken up the opportunity to build vehicles on the basis of the successful Unimog concept. Mercedes-Benz is working on the further development of its special-purpose chassis family. Read more
The famous FGA 14.5 chassis designed by Mercedes-Benz
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STREAMLIGHT introduces Universal Weapon Kit for TLR-6 handgun light at IDEX 2017

Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced a Universal Weapon Kit for its TLR-6® handgun light that includes a light/laser module and six interchangeable housings to fit a variety of sub-compact handguns. The housings are designed for use with more than 18 different models of Glock®, M&P Shield™, KAHR®, SIG SAUER® and Kimber® handguns. Read more
A Streamlight TLR-6 weapon light fitted on a Glock handgun
(Credit: Streamlight)
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Ritter & Stark's SX-1 MTR precision rifle makes Middle-East premiere at IDEX 2017

Ritter & Stark, an Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company, exhibit its SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR) at IDEX. The SX-1 MTR is precision perfected. The world’s top firearms engineers and designers have used the latest manufacturing processes and most technologically advanced materials to create the SX-1 MTR. Read more
Ritter & Stark new SX-1 MTR Precision Rifle highlighted at IDEX 2017
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IDEX 2017: Leonardo, GAL to jointly support UAE Armed Forces' fleets of AW helicopters

EDIC subsidiary Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) and AgustaWestland Aviation Services (AWAS), today signed a support services agreement. Agreements with representatives of the Aircraft Manufacturers such as AgustaWestland is the cornerstone of GAL’s support strategy, and strengthen GAL’s capabilities in the United Arab Emirates while also enhancing both companies’ ability to serve the UAE Armed Forces. Read more
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Rheinmetall promoting its Skynex air defence system in Abu Dhabi

At IDEX 2017, the German Company Rheinmetall, one of the world’s foremost supplier of state-of-the-art air defence systems is showcasing its new approach to the below-Patriot threat spectrum in five highly realistic scenarios. A solution for neutralizing projectiles that cannot be stopped with larger, missile-based air defence systems. Read more
Rheinmetall's Oerlikon Revolver GUN Mk3
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

IDEX 2017: Timoney to upgrade Indonesia's Badak 6x6 armored vehicles

At IDEX yesterday, Feb. 22 2017, PT Pindad and Timoney announced that they have signed a contract to upgrade the Badak 6x6 armored vehicle with a customised Timoney modular driveline, transfer case and steering system. Read more
A Badak 6x6 90 mm Fire Support Vehicle
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IDEX 2017: UAE Armed Forces sign 31 new contracts worth US$ 1 bn on Day 3

At a press conference on day three of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, announced 31 new deals worth AED4,075,627,554. Read more
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New Chinese-made all-terrain vehicles Liangzipower LZ800-7 and LZ800-8 at IDEX 2017

Chinese defense Company Liangzipower presents new types of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) at IDEX 2017, fully designed and developed in China. The vehicle presented at IDEX 2017 was the Lancer LZ800-7 , a 3 seats ATV and the LZ800-8 a 6 seats variant. Read more
Liangzipower Lancer LZ800-7 3 seats all-terrain vehicle at IDEX 2017, the International Defence Exhbition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Barrett Tactical Communications showcase its tactical radio communications systems at IDEX 2017

The Australian company Barrett Communications as part of the stand Team Defence Australia exhibits at IDEX 2017 (19-23 February) Abu Dhabi. Barrett Communications presents its HF and VHF Tactical radio communications systems at the show. Read more
The Barrett PRC-2090 25W Tactical Manpack HF radio
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Yugoimport from Serbia showcases Stršljen new development of unmanned helicopter at IDEX

Serbian State Defense Company Yugoimport showcases its new development of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) at IDEX 2017, with the "Stršljen" (Hornet in English) an new unmanned ultra light helicopter. Read more
Yugoimport "Stršljen" (Hornet in English) drone helicopter at IDEX 2017, the International Defence Exhbition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Advanced Armour Engineering showcases its capabilities at IDEX 2017

Advanced Armour Engineering (AAE) a high technology material ballistic steel supplier based in the Jebel Ali Techno Park, UAE showcased its capabilities at IDEX 2017. Read more
The Advanced Armour Engineering's range of ballistic steel (Photo Army Recognition)
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The new NIMR Automotive Rapid Intervention Vehicle RIV launched at IDEX 2017

NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC) launches its newest vehicle line, the Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV)at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Read more
NIMR Automotive Rapid Intervention Vehicle RIV at IDEX 2017, the International Defence Exhbition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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NLMK promotes its Quardian high protection steel at IDEX 2017

At IDEX 2017, NLMK showcases the Quardian high protection steel. The Quardian, high quality steel has many applications in the defense & security sector. Read more
The Advanced Armour Engineering range of ballistic steel (Photo Army Recognition)
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DAMEN Shipyard Unveils SIGMA 6110 Corvette at NAVDEX 2017

At NAVDEX 2017, the international naval defense exhibition currently held in Abu Dhabi, Damen Shipyards from the Netherlands is showcasing for the very first time a new member in the SIGMA family: The SIGMA 6110 corvette. Read more
SIGMA Naval Patrol 6110 scale model at NAVDEX 2017
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Ferretti Security and Defence Unveils the FSD195 Fast Patrol Vessel at NAVDEX 2017

FSD Ferretti Security and Defence, Ferretti Group’s division dedicated to security purposes, participates at IDEX-NAVDEX in Abu Dhabi, one of the most important global exhibitions of the naval defence and maritime security sector. During the exhibition Fincantieri and Ferretti Group announced that they have signed a co-operation agreement regarding a wide range of activities, with the aim of developing industrial and commercial synergies between the two, world leading Italian companies in their respective sectors. Read more 
FSD195 Fast Patrol Boat at NAVDEX 2017
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NAVDEX 2017: MBDA awarded additional Marte anti-ship missile contract by UAE

MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles.This is a follow on to the contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles. Each high speed multi-role combat vessel will be equipped with four box launchers for MBDA Marte Mk 2/N guided missiles, able to strike targets at ranges in excess of 30 km, flying a fire-and-forget sea-skimming profile using mid-course inertial guidance and active radar homing. Read more
MARTE Mk 2/N anti-ship missile. Picture: MBDA
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French Interceptor Craft Specialist Couach Exhibiting for the First Time in Middle East

With over 200 patrol boats and interceptors delivered over the last 40 years, Couach Palscoa is now recognized as a reference shipbuilder for interceptor craft. The French company choose NAVDEX 2017 to exhibit for the very first time in the Middle East region. Couach is showcasing their latest interceptor: the Plascoa 1650 Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC). Read more
Couach Plascoa 1650 FIC scale model on Couach stand at NAVDEX 2017
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ST Marine teaming with ADSB to Propose Endurance-class LHD to UAE Navy

At NAVDEX 2017, the international naval defense exhibition currently held in Abu Dhabi, ST Marine from Singapore is showcasing an Endurance 160 LHD scale model on Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding (ADSB) stand. Read more
ST Marine Endurance 160 LHD scale model on ADSB stand at NAVDEX 2017
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New XMini Robotic Manufacturing System introduced by Exechon at IDEX 2017

Exechon, LLC, a joint-venture (JV) company comprising Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National, U.S. global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin, and Sweden-based Tecgrant AB, introduced its new XMini today at the International Defence Exposition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Read more
New XMini Robotic Manufacturing System showcased at IDEX 2017
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 516 CDI Mobile Scanner at IDEX 2017 82102175

As the vehicle which founded and gave its name to an entirely new segment, the Sprinter – a high performer and reliable work horse, always ready for action – has led the field since 1995. The Sprinter provides the efficiency, smooth running performance and driving comfort of a car. Read more 
mercedes-benz Sprinter 516CDI Mobile Scanner (credits army recognition)