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    Nimr Automotive Leads Local UAE Companies Winning Billion Dollar Contracts at IDEX 2017


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    The UAE’s armoured vehicle maker Nimr Automotive has won a Dh2.42 billion (US$ 658.8 million) deal to supply 400 8x8 armoured vehicles to the UAE Armed Forces.

    Nimr Automotive is being integrated into the Abu Dhabi-owned Emirates Defence Industries Company (Edic).

    Arms deals worth Dh4.41 billion (US$ 1.2 billion) were struck on the first day of Idex. 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.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/18...on_Dollar_Contracts_at_IDEX_2017#.WKr4ETt95PY

    Pakistan showcases new Thermal Imager System technologies at IDEX 2017
    Tarsier Thermal Weapon Sight and SKUA Thermal Binocular, promise to be the highlight of International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2017 (IDEX). SHIBLI, a Pakistani Original Equipment Manufacturer of Thermal Imagers for Land Force is showcasing its indigenous thermal imagers for handheld as well as weapon mounted observation and target acquisition purposes.

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    read more at link given below
    http://www.armyrecognition.com/idex...stem_technologies_at_idex_2017_220021711.html
     
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    Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive of Rostec, said that work was expected to start on the long term project next year and could lead to the eventual assembly of the aircraft in the UAE. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

    Idex 2017: UAE and Russia to develop fighter jet
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    February 20, 2017 Updated: February 20, 2017 07:38 PM

    Russia has reached an initial agreement to develop a light fighter aircraft with the UAE, the chief executive of Russia’s largest military complex said on Monday.

    Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive of Rostec, said that work was expected to start on the long term project next year and could lead to the eventual assembly of the aircraft in the UAE.

    "We have agreed to work on the development of this aircraft," Mr Chemezov told reporters at the Idex exhibition in Abu Dhabi on Monday.


    Rostec is a sprawling conglomerate that comprises 700 organisations held by 14 holding companies. Nine of these are in the military and industrial sectors — the most famous of which is assault rifle maker Kalashnikov.

    The aircraft is expected to be a variation of the MiG-29 fighter jet.

    Mr Chemezov said that the weaker oil price had not significantly affected the regional order pipeline.

    "Of course it impacts everybody because mainly the revenues here are based on oil and gas but so far we don’t feel any reduction or slowdown. The weapons market has not reduced considerably."


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    Turkey Showcases New Khan Missile at IDEX 2017

    Turkey’s defense firm Roketsan released an image of new Khan ballistic missile program at IDEX 2017 military exhibition.

    The artillery missile Khan, designed and produced by Roketsan, can provide mass fire power on High Payoff Targets within area of influence of the army.

    Roketsan at IDEX2017 reported that the Khan missile has a diameter of 610 mm, a total weight of 2500 kg, and a 470 kg warhead.

    Khan missile provides high lethality depth by means of its long range. Khan missile can be launched from Roketsan made Weapon System and other platforms with applicable interfaces and integration.

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    In the presence of Mohammed bin Zayed .. UAE and Russia sign agreement on cooperation in the military-industrial sector


    Abu Dhabi, Feb. 20

    UAE and Russia today signed a joint cooperation agreement in the military-industrial sector on the study of specifications and capabilities of existing and new, including both "Su-35" and the fifth generation Russian fighter jets in addition to conducting development and technical support operations and maintenance of sustainable aircraft ..

    And His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, HE Dennis Masarurov Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian .. signing of the agreement during the Exhibition and International Conference of Defence "IDEX 2017".

    The agreement was signed by the UAE, Hamid Abdullah al-Shammari, chief executive of aviation industry and engineering services company and the Russian side Alexei Frolkin deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation.

    Included agreement studying the purchase and development and partial manufacture of advanced air, land and naval military equipments that serve the UAE Armed Forces requirements .. As included cooperation in the fields of development, manufacture and supply of automatically guided air, land and naval systems .. In addition to cooperation in the fields of research and development in defense and security.

    http://wam.ae/ar/details/1395302598853
     
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    .@AmpointAB highlights new 3XMag-1 & 6XMag-1 magnifiers at #IDEX2017 http://bit.ly/2fUwprW

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    China's Norinco offers 'Red Arrow' family of anti-tank missiles at #IDEX2017, very (very) similar to Javelin + Spike
     
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    People why no one is posting pictures of boot of Assault Rifle produces such as FN Herstal and Berreta and HK and others ? @Khafee

    The Most Interesting Military Vehicles of the 2017 IDEX Defence Show


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    This week, hundreds of thousands of defence professionals, world leaders, military and journalists converge on Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre for the IDEX 2017.

    The IDEX defence show takes place in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 23 February 2017, the most important event of its kind in the Middle East. IDEX 2017 is one of the world’s largest and most strategically important defence and security exhibitions. Exhibitors and visitors have the opportunity to meet local and international manufacturers and suppliers of the latest equipment, technology and systems.

    A total of 1,235 companies including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and UkrOboronProm are taking part in the five-day defence expo. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to descend on the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).

    Here are five vehicles, that surprised us on IDEX 2017.

    5. Kaplan-20 armored fighting vehicle
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    The Turkish defence FNSS company unveiled its new generation armored fighting vehicle that has the ability to move together with main battle tanks, has a 22-25 Hp/ton power-to-weight ratio, which takes into account the weight of the communication system and the automatic transmission.

    The Kaplan-20 architecture contains protection systems against mines, rocket propelled grenades and kinetic energy threats. In addition up to date electronic subsystems are also integrated together with high performance power pack, heavy duty suspension and tracks which enables the vehicle to carry heavy loads such as 105 mm gun systems.

    4. Rabdan armored wheeled vehicle
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    UAE company Tawazun officially unveiled its Rabdan armoured vehicle at IDEX 2017.

    Rabdan has been developed by Al Jasoor, a joint venture company between Tawazun and Otokar UAE, which is a subsidiary of Otokar. The infantry fighting vehicle is to be built in manufacturing facilities at the Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi.

    The UAE Army has long had a requirement for a new vehicle to replace its tracked BMP-3 vehicles but wants a more mobile 8×8 wheeled vehicle to take its place.

    3. Milosh BOV M16 armoured combat vehicle

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    Serbia’s Yugoimport-SDPR unveiled the Milosh BOV M16 armoured multi-purpose combat vehicle at IDEX 2017 exhibition.

    The Milosh BOV M16 is a new tactical armoured combat vehicle designed and manufactured by Yugoimport-SDPR in SDPR “Complex Battle Systems” factory in Velika Plana, Serbia.

    2. «Fantom» unmanned tactical vehicle
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    SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport”, which is a part of the SC “Ukroboronprom”, has showcased a new «Fantom» unmanned tactical multipurpose vehicle at IDEX 2017.

    The developers have integrated the anti-tank missile system “Barrier” into “Fantom”. With such armament, the nearly invisible and mobile “Fantom” is capable of striking heavy and light armoured targets at a distance of 100 to 5,000 meters. In addition, “Fantom” is equipped with a stabilized rotating platform for different types of armament. Fire tests of “Fantom” with the installed machine gun of 12.7 mm calibre confirmed the high efficiency of the new development.

    1. JAIS 4×4 multi-purpose fighting vehicle
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    The JAIS Family of Vehicles brings together forty years of experience in protected optimized mobility. The JAIS is the next generation of MRAP, providing essential balance between firepower, survivability, but with mobility for modern, conventional and asymmetric operations. Crew survivability is centred around a battle-proven “crew citadel” protection system, protecting against mine, IED and ballistic threats. The JAIS vehicle architecture supports multiple mission variants and equipment options, such as a full motorised infantry section, with a manned turret or remote weapon system.

    The vehicle also provides cost-effective solutions for recce, patrol, utility and specialist roles, such as the ambulance variant. The highly modular JAIS family of vehicles provide modern suspension and powertrain, high power to weight ratio and excellent situational awareness.

    The modular design employed in both the 4×4 and 6×6 ensures that all aspects of maintenance, servicing and repairs can easily be undertaken even in-the-field. With up to 90% commonality with the larger 6×6, the logistics footprint to support a diverse fleet is reduced thereby lowering total cost of owner-shop

    http://defence-blog.com/army/top-5-idex2017.html
     
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    IDEX 2017: Riviera Boat displays new interceptor craft

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    The new Seaguard 33 displayed at IDEX. Source: IHS Markit/Michele Capeleto
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Riviera Boat is showcasing its new generation of fast interceptor craft at NAVDEX 2017 held in Abu Dhabi, with one featuring in a live demonstration.

    "The Seaguard 33 craft has been adapted to meet the requests that we were presented by our customers in the region," Nadeem Nabulsi, the company's projects manager, told Jane's. "We often received requests to increase the vessel's storage. This boat has a larger space for weapons and armaments."

    The vessel, which is 11.1 m long and 2.85 m wide, can perform tasks such as patrolling and interception. When powered by two 400 hp Mercury 400R outboard engines, it can reach top speeds of up 50 kt and cruise at 35 kt.

    The armament fit can include up to three guns, with the one displayed at IDEX fitted with a forward .50 Cal Browning and two 7.62 mm M60 on either side.

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    http://www.janes.com/article/67961/idex-2017-riviera-boat-displays-new-interceptor-craft
     
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    UAE Signs Contract Worth 553 million AED With Trust International Group


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    On the second day of IDEX 2017, a UAE army spokesman announced a contract signed with Trust International Group worth over 553 Million AED to supply an array of Reactive Armor for vehicles. The deal, by far the largest in its category this year signals a new and strategic type of cooperation between the local Emirati company and the Armed Forces.

    It is always good when we find ourselves in a place where we are supplying the UAE army with the best and the latest, stated James Todd, the COO of Trust International Group and we will continue to do so. Part of what we have for the future is also aimed at the same direction in technology and our partnership with German and International companies will only continue, Rheinmetall is perhaps a good example.

    On the second day of the show Trust displayed the VINGTAQS long range observation system from Norway, a Sniper Detecting System for vehicles from Germany and a state of the art cloaking shroud for main battle tanks; SolarSigma from Canada.

    http://defence-blog.com/army/uae-si...llion-aed-with-trust-international-group.html
     
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    can somebody post pictures of AVIC stall at IDEX 2017 and specifically JF17B model which is being displayed
     
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    Tunisia bought 70 Ejder-III vehicles.

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    Saw that yesterday... but as always, they could at least tell us with what option...
     
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    VPK LLC Displays Tigr and Bear Special Armoured Vehicles at IDEX 2017


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    Russian defence company “Military Industrial Company” (VPK LLC) is showcasing its full-scale wheeled armoured vehicles at IDEX 2017 exhibition.

    One is the SBM VPK-233136 “Tigr” (Tiger) special armoured vehicles, the other being the SPM-3 VPK-3924 “Medved” (Bear) special police vehicle. While the “Tigr” has been exhibited at Arms Shows abroad to date, IDEX 2017 became the “Medved’s” debut.

    Arms Shows abroad to date, IDEX 2017 became the “Medved’s” debut. VPK’s LLC management decided to unveil Russia’s first MRAP vehicle, the SPM-3 “Medved”, abroad owing to the keen interest displayed by foreign specialists during arms shows in Russia.

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    SPM-3 Medved 4×4 mine-protected armoured vehicle is manufactured by Military Industrial Company (VPK) for use by the armed and internal security forces of Russia. The vehicle was unveiled during the Interpolitex 2001 homeland security exhibition held in Moscow, Russia.

    The SPM-3 Medved armoured vehicle, which features V-type hull, is based on 4×4 wheeled chassis. It is 5.9m-long, 2.5m-wide and 2.6m-high, and has a gross vehicle weight of 12.8t.

    With a payload capacity of 1,200kg, the vehicle carries up to ten personnel, including two crew members. The crew cabin is fitted with a two-piece ballistic windshield and has a door on either side.

    http://defence-blog.com/army/vpk-ll...r-special-armoured-vehicles-at-idex-2017.html

    IDEX 2017: UAE company debuts new MRAP


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    UAE-based company Isotrex Manufacturing has unveiled a new all-terrain mine resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle at this year's IDEX exhibition.

    Known as the Legion, the MRAP is a multi-mission platform that can perform a number of roles including armoured personnel carrier, command post, cargo operations, reconnaissance, special operations and lead convoy operations.

    Anton Nadjafov, project director at Isotrex Manufacturing, told Shephard that the Legion had been in development for two years and additional trials are planned for this year.

    'It is going through blast trials in the summer,' said Nadjafov, adding that the armour protection was built to STANAG 4569 specifications and the vehicle also featured blast protection seats.

    Potential markets included the Middle East, Africa and even some European countries. A big focus, however, will be 'developing the UAE market' and potentially supplying the country's armed forces.

    Nadjafov said the Legion – which is production ready – is one of the only full-up military vehicles being produced in the UAE that is based on a fully-certified chassis. In comparison, many other military vehicles produced in the country use a commercial off-the-shelf chassis, reducing their protection and mobility levels.

    The new 4x4 vehicle features a turbo-charged Cummins ISLe 375 EURO 3 engine, capable of 370hp (276W), and an Allison 3200 transmission. Maximum speed is 110km/h and with a 320 litre fuel tank is capable of driving 850km.

    Gross vehicle weight is 19,000kg and payload capacity comes in at 4,500kg. A range of manned and ummanned turrets can be fitted that utilise 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 12.7mm weapon systems. At IDEX, the display vehicle was fitted with an IMX-23 manned turret.

    Other options include an NBC system, rear towing hitch, self-recovery winch, automatic fire extinguishing system, gun ports and forward-looking infrared cameras.

    Off-road capability is enabled by a suspension that features full independent swing semi-axles, as well as a central tyre inflation system that can be operated by an electronic controller on the dashboard.

    The development of the Legion by Isotrex forms part of a wider strategy by the company to focus more towards the military sector and less on the security domain, which the company has traditionally focused on.

    'The civil market has been flooded with vehicles, and supply has exceeded demand,' said Nadjafov, explaining the reason for the shift.

    For more news and analysis about IDEX 2017 see the Shephard Media homepage here.

    https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/idex-2017-uae-company-debuts-new-mrap/
     
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    Turkey announced for the first time at international level the IDEX-2017 exhibition in Abu Dhabi, the export version of the Bora missile developed and produced by ROKETSAN.

    The export version of the short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) is called Khan.

    The missile has a diameter of 610 mm, a weight of 2,500 kg and a warhead weight of 470 kg.

    Khan hits its target by a 50-meter error posibility from its maximum range.

    There are two options available: Khan, aided Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) with Inertial Navigation System (INS) or only INS system. Khan missile is expected to bring competition in its class. C4Defence has reached information about the range of the missile which attracted much attention when first announced. Accordingly, Bora is able to hit targets located 80 to 280 km away. The same range also apply to Khan.

    http://en.c4defence.com/Agenda/bora-khan-on-abu-dhabi-campaign/3808/1
     
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