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IDEX UAE (19-23 Feb) 2017: News, Updates & Discussion

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    The State Concern “UkrOboronProm” represents Ukraine at “IDEX-2017” (International Defence Exhibition). UKROBORONPROM (UOP) delegation is headed by Director General of the State Concern Roman Romanov.

    UKROBORONPROM unites more than 100 diversified defense industry enterprises, operating in the fields of development, production, sale, repair, modernization and disposition of weapons, military and special equipment, ammunition, engaging in military-technical cooperation with other countries.

    In the frameworks of IDEX-2017, the SC “UkrOboronProm” represents latest military developments of Ukrainian defense industry, focusing on unmanned technologies and advanced armored vehicles. International premiere of tactical unmanned multipurpose vehicle “Phantom” will take place during this exhibition; UAVs Anser and Patriot R2 will be also demonstrated at “IDEX-2017.”

    Armored personnel carriers BTR-4 and “Dozor-B,” combat units “Taipan” and BPU 12.7, guided missiles and artillery – as well as other advanced developments of UOP enterprises – will be represented at “IDEX-2017”.

    To have a look at samples of UOP military equipment you are invited to visit stand 12-C25 and external expo – stand CP-232.

    The SC “UkrOboronProm” aims to attract foreign manufacturers to mutual cooperation and demonstrate to investors the prospects of Ukrainian defense industry.

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    Arms deals worth Dh4.41 billion were struck on the first day of Idex, amid hopes of beating the Dh18.3bn achieved two years earlier.

    "We aspire that deals will rise to reach Dh20bn [by the end of Idex]," said Brigadier General Rashid Al Shamsi, the official spokesman for the International Defence Exhibition and Conference.

    The UAE’s armoured vehicle maker Nimr Automotive, which is being integrated into the Abu Dhabi-owned Emirates Defence Industries Company (Edic), won the biggest contract, a Dh2.42bn deal to supply 400 8x8 armoured vehicles to the UAE Armed Forces.

    Twenty-one companies won deals, with the lion’s share going to 15 UAE companies, including Abu Dhabi’s International Golden Group.

    Edic, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi fund Mubadala Development Company and Abu Dhabi-owned Tawazun Holding that will comprise 15 companies by the end of the year, unveiled a Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) by Nimr.

    About 125 local companies have the biggest wing in the 13th edition of the five-day biennial exhibition, which is being held alongside the fourth edition of Naval Defence Exhibition (Navdex).

    The biggest exhibiting company is Edic.

    A total of 1,235 companies including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Russia’s Rostec are taking part, a 3 per cent increase on 2015. The number of participating countries has increased by 10 per cent to 57.

    More than 100,000 visitors are expected to descend on the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), with the size of the event having expanded by 5 per cent to more than 53,500 square metres.

    The last edition in 2015 attracted more than 100,000 visitors.

    The UAE Navy meanwhile awarded Raytheon of the US a multimillion-dollar deal for an undisclosed number of Rolling Airframe Missiles Block 2, which will used to protect the Baynunah-class corvettes.

    The corvettes are used for surveillance, interception, coastal patrol, helicopter operations and other security missions.

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    Above, the Rapid Intervention Vehicle which was launched by NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries Company, at Idex in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy NIMR

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    Leeds-based Hesco said it has won a £20 million (Dh91.1m) contract from the UAE to supply its blast barriers that are already deployed in war zones around the region.
     
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    An unmanned X-47B made by the US defence firm Northrop grumman. The company is aiming to grow its sales in the Middle East. Courtesy Alan Radecki / Northrop Grumman
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    The US defence company Northrop Grumman plans to boost sales in the Middle East region by between 5 to 10 per cent this year as it focuses on the key markets of UAE and Saudi Arabia, a company official said.

    Grumman, which is a supplier of parts to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets, has already struck "hundreds of millions" of dollars in deals in the region over the past three years, said Walid Abukhaled, the chief executive for the Middle East.

    "If you look at the needs of defence equipment, of defence systems across the Middle East region, then it is huge," said Mr AbuKhaled at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) taking place in Abu Dhabi. "It is one of the most prominent regions globally for such equipment and such systems. Our outlook is extremely positive."

    Northrop, which also makes the Global Hawk surveillance planes, has offices in the UAE and Saudi Arabia to help to boost its sales in these two countries.

    The company is trying to ramp up international sales after starting to implement in 2014 a new strategy focusing on increasing non-US sales from six countries: Australia; Japan; South Korea; UAE; UK; and Saudi Arabia.

    "You always want to diversify your portfolio and just depending on one customer isn’t the best idea," said Mr AbuKhaled.

    Currently international sales make up between 5 to 10 per cent of total sales and the company is hoping to raise that to at least 20 per cent in five years, according to Mr AbuKhaled.

    The company is trying to boost sales of its command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems in the Middle East. It also wants to sell cyber security, radars, and unmanned vehicles, specifically robotics, among other products and services.

    Northrop reported a 4 per cent increase in full-year sales in 2016 to $24.5 billion, while net earnings rose 11 per cent to $2.2bn.


    The company’s missions systems unit, the biggest source of revenue, had sales of $10.92bn, while its aerospace systems had sales of $10.82bn last year.

    The company clinched in 2015 a contract to implement the estimated $80bn programme to build the US air force’s new B-21 long-range bomber, dubbed "the Raider."

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    The United States remains the top weapons exporter with a 33 per cent market share (up 3 point), ahead of Russia (23 per cent, down 1 point), China (6.2 per cent, up 2.4 points) and France (6 per cent, down 0.9 points) passing Germany (5.6 per cent, down 3.8 points).

    These five countries account for almost 75 per cent of global exports of heavy weapons.

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    The US technology company, defence contractor and information technology services provider Harris Corporation has received a two-year, US$189 million contract to provide an integrated battle management system (BMS) to the UAE Armed Forces.

    The Harris system will provide the UAE with initial operational capabilities as the country implements enhanced battlefield management solutions. The contract was issued under the Emirates Command and Control System (ECCS) Land Tactical System (ELTS) programme, a major command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) programme that will integrate, coordinate and maximise the combined efficiency of UAE Armed Forces assets.

    "This Land Tactical System project represents a major milestone in the advancement of battlefield management and staff function capabilities for the UAE Armed Forces," said Ed Zoiss, the president of Harris Electronic Systems. "It will help ensure that the UAE Land Forces brigades are equipped to succeed on the modern battlefield."

    Harris battlefield management systems offer military customers a cutting-edge, continuous operations platform for situational awareness and staff functions. Through a combination of sophisticated technology and high-value systems integration services, military users can effectively track hostile and "blue" forces, develop and execute tactical operations and integrate personnel, intelligence, local weather, planning, and other data into battlefield operations.

    Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organised into three business segments: communication systems; space and intelligence systems and electronic systems.

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    ABU DHABI, February 20. / TASS /. Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be engaged with the development of lightweight fifth-generation fighter. This was announced by Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

    Today signed an agreement on the development of industrial cooperation in the field of military-technical production This makes it possible to develop a project to light fighter of the fifth generation, which will be developed with the participation of the Emirati side." - Said Manturov at the 13th international exhibition IDEX 2017.

    In turn, the head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Yuri Slusar Tass reported that the development of the aircraft is at an early stage.

    "Joint development of light fighter of the fifth generation with the UAE is at the initial stage, we are now preparing our proposals- He said

    Slusar noted that the concept of the new aircraft is still to be determined. "We have not yet defined the concept of lightweight fifth-generation fighter is not yet chosen how it will be -. Single-engine or twin-engined But the agreement allows us to begin this work.", - He added the head of the KLA
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    On the basis of the MiG-29
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    POF signs LoU with Italian Defence company Beretta

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    ABU DHABI: A Letter of Understanding (LoU) has been signed between Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) and Italian defence company "Beretta" on the second day of the IDEX 2017 at the POF Stall.

    Chairman Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board Lt General Omar Mehmood Hayat and Italian Director sales Beretta Antonio Biondo signed the LoU for the sales of Italian pistols, shotguns and apparel in Pakistan.

    Speaking to Geo News on the occasion, Lt General Hayat informed that the POF and Beretta will cooperate with each other on future business opportunities relating to Beretta products in Pakistan.

    "Joint Marketing and cooperation will be made in order to enhance the export marketing." he further stated.

    Italian Director Sales Beretta Antonio Biondo said that the joint cooperation between Pakistan and Italy in defence sector would go a long way in business relations and bring lucrative business opportunities for both companies.
     
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