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At IDEX 2019, the International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Inkas Vehicles LLC, an international armored and security vehicles manufacturer based in United Arab Emirates presents latest generation of APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) in the Titan family including the Titan-DS SWAT and the Titan-DS 4x4 APC, booth vehicles was also demonstrated in live demonstration during IDEX 2019.
The Estonian company Threod Systems was showcasing its newest UAV, the VTOL variant of its Stream C, which combines classic wings and four electric rotors mounted on booms located roughly at mid-length of the wings.
During IDEX 2019, the International Defense Exhibition in abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates has announced a contract with the Company Al Jasoor Heavy Vehicle, a joint venture between Heavy Vehicles industries (HVI) and Otokar Land systems UAE, for the purchase of ARMA 8x8 armored vehicles for an amount of US $661 million.
The Jordanian company King Abdullah II Design Bureau displayed the APC variant of its 4x4 Tatra-based Al-Wahsh, which is now in full-scale production.
As the Chinese manufacturer already did at IQDEX 2018 in Baghdad, NORINCO displayed its Red Arrow 10 antitank guided missiles (ATGM), also referred to as HJ-10, in their canisters on a VN1 8x8 APC. Unlike the HJ-10A ATGM system unveiled by the Chinese manufacturer during the Zhuhai Air Show in 2016, the HJ-10A ATGM system exhibited uses the export version on a VN-1 8x8 chassis (export version of Chinese ZBL-09).
Among the numerous vehicles displayed by the UAE-based Streit Group was the impressive 8-wheel-drive, 8-wheel-steering, high-mobility, amphibious personnel carrier designed for extreme conditions, either cold or hot.
While displaying its Hawkei NGPV (New-Generation Protected Vehicle), Thales Australia confirmed the vehicle is now in production for the Australian army, 70 units having already been delivered. The full-rate production will start by the end of 2019, a few months late on initial schedule. 1,100 units (plus 1,000 associated trailers) are to be delivered to the Australian army by 2021.
Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Center (PSDSARC) from Saudi Arabia was present at IDEX 2019 to present its SH-01, a vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), designed for surveillance, reconnaissance and transport applications. The system is able to takeoff as well from land as ships.
Rheinmetall has joined the more and more numerous manufacturers of counter-UAV systems. Depending on the operating frequencies used by the incoming threats, the jammer (either stationary or mobile) can be configured to all frequencies up to 8 Gz by software programming.
First displayed in public at last year’s Dubai Air Show, the Calidus B-250 is a next-generation light attack / trainer aircraft developed by the UAE firm Calidus, specifically designed for the asymmetric warfare threats.
Given the rise of asymmetric threats targeting military and critical infrastructure, reinforcing assets with actionable intelligence is a must. At IDEX 2019, Rheinmetall was highlighting its status as a leading supplier of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, targeting, acquisition and reconnaissance (C4ISTAR) capabilities with its groundbreaking Rheinmetall Command and Control Software (RC2S). This software is fully integrated with the Vingtaqs II, the Fieldranger Multi-weapon station, and the Argus soldier system – to name just a few – for optimized military operations.
National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) from Taiwan participates once again in the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX). This time, NCSIST deliberately selects 25 exhibition items to reach out to the Eurasian area in the hope of attracting the attention of worldwide competitors and potential partners.
Lacroix was specially showcasing the Galix AOS (Automated Obscuration System). Using 360° Immersive Demo Goggles, the visitors enjoyed a live realistic experience of Lacroix' s latest self-protection smoke solution for battlefield operations.
During the first day of IDEX 2019, International Defense Exhibition that was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from the 17 to 21 February 2019, it was announced that the American Company Raytheon has won US $353 million contract to supply Patriot missiles for the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defense Force.
Airport operators, armed forces and organisers of major events are rightly concerned about the threat from cheaply-available commercial drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Remotely-Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS). Leonardo is emerging as a leader in the domain following reports that the Company’s ‘Falcon Shield’ system was brought in to secure London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports when they were targeted by drones in December and January.
IDEX 2019 has provided the Finnish company Patria with the opportunity of displaying its 8x8 AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) fitted with a Leonardo turret armed with a 120mm gun, presented by its manufacturer as the currently most modern and lethal wheeld antitank vehicle.
One of the main exhibits of Rostec State Corporation at IDEX-2019 was the 57mm gun which can be mounted on aircraft. The designer is the Burevestnik Central Research Institute of Uralvagonzavod, Rostec said: "The AU-220M combat module is an artillery gun which can be integrated into any platform, including assault aircraft and warships".
Nexter is highlighting updates to its Project Findeagle vehicle-integrated unmanned aircraft system (UAS) concept at the IDEX 2019 (Exhibited the 1st time Eurosatory in Paris in June 2018).
The Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Russia have signed a contract for the modernization of Emirati BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), General Mohammed Al Hassani told TASS at the IDEX 2019. The UAE Armed Forces operate some 1,000 BMP-3s.
At IDEX 2019, the International Defense Exhibition in United Arab Emirates, International Armored Group (IAG), one of the largest privately owned armored vehicle manufacturers in the world unveils three new armored vehicles specifically designed for the modern military and law enforcement units including the Guardian Xtreme 4x4 MRAP, the RILA 315 4x4 MRAP and the Blast & Ballistic Certified Toyota Land Cruiser 200.
Star Defense Logistics & Engineering (SDLE) was exhibitor, for the third consecutive time, at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. SDLE showcased its new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for security indoor operations, in addition to its full range of unmanned aerial vehicles and its antidrone system for threats detection and inhibition.
There was a big presence of Chinese companies during IDEX 2019, and some of them brought interesting concept such as CATIC'S ( China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation ) A-Hawk I intended for fire emergency.
A major “attraction” of IDEX 2019 was the Chinese Silent Hunter, a laser defense system mounted on a 6x6 truck. It is basically an anti-drone laser weapon developed in China by Poly Technologies. It is an improved version of the 30 kilowatt Low-Altitude Laser Defending System (LASS) and is available in both fixed and mobile versions.
On the occasion of the IDEX 2019, Nexter exposes an armed variant of the Optio range. Combining Milrem's "THeMIS" remote control platform and a Nexter remote-controlled 20mm turret, Optio-X20 will help preserve the lives of soldiers in high-intensity combat or when used in a hostile environment and provide the combat group with means of observation and fire support operated remotely under the control of the human operator.
At IDEX 2019, TRB (Tehnicki Remont Bratunac) from Republika Srpska presented some of their products, such as the RS9 Vampire or the Despot 4x4 armored vehicle. The Despot is a multi-purpose, highly protected off-road 4x4 armored vehicle, jointly developed by TRB and the Government of Republic of Srpska, and was revealed on the National Day of Republic of Srpska - 09 January 2019.