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
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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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