BAE Systems’ participation at Idex 2017 in Abu Dhabi next week is built around a range of technologically enhanced defence solutions across land, sea, air and cyber, the company said.
These technologies provide capabilities to provide sophisticated and resilient protection for people, national security, critical infrastructure and borders, it said said.
Idex 2017, the international defence exhibition and conference will be held from February 19 to 23 at the AbU Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).
BAE Systems’ regional managing director for Middle East Julian Donald said: “The technologies and solutions we have at Idex allow governments to protect their citizens but also achieve the goals of their important national visions and strategic agendas.
“In addition to the advanced air, sea, land and cyber technologies, training is also something we’re showcasing during Idex, particularly relating to our Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer and the pilot and support development journey. This is a key component of developing a sustainable indigenous capability, an area to which we’re committed. This is built upon a solid foundation of programmes being rolled out in the region to promote science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related careers,” he added.
Several successful BAE Systems products will be on show. India recently joined the US, Canada and Australia in gaining the proven pedigree of the M777 Ultra-lightweight Howitzer, which will feature on the stand at Idex. The APKWS semi-active laser guided rocket that can be integrated on both rotary and fixed wing platforms will also be shown, it said.
Enhancing capability with technologies able to be retrofitted to existing platforms continues the presence at the show. The Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure (ATIRCM) and Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) advanced counter-measure systems that can be retrofitted to fixed and rotary wing aircraft will be featured alongside advanced displays including LiteHUD and DLE HUD, which can be integrated on both new and existing fixed-wing aircraft.
Naval protection is on display with several solutions on BAE’s stand including the 40mk4 and 57mk3 naval gun systems, in addition to information about naval vessels such as the versatile Offshore Patrol Vessel, a ship designed to perform economic exclusion zone management roles, and a design adaptable to individual customer needs, it said.
The Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a key land defence capability which has proven capabilities and flexibility to match multi-role assignments, will also be on the Idex stand.
The performance of Eurofighter Typhoon, the most advanced multi-role combat aircraft on the market, also continues to be a focus. Capability and integration of the Phased Enhancements programme, P1E to P3E will be highlighted, along with continued evolution of the swing-role aircrafts weapons, sensors and information management systems ensuring Typhoon meets future operational requirements, it said.
Donald continued: “We’re also underlining our commitment to partnerships which enable us to deliver platforms and capabilities that meet precise customer requirements.”
He added: “We have a proven track record of successful partnerships throughout the Gulf, including in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where we recently celebrated our milestone 50th Anniversary. We believe partnerships are the most effective way to transfer knowledge – and we recently announced another, agreeing to collaborate with Turkish Aerospace Industries on an indigenous fifth-generation fighter jet for the Turkish Air Force, the TF-X.”
Expectations of rapid growth in defence spending in countries in the Middle East offer platforms for Denel’s participation in the region’s top defence exhibition next month.
Zwelakhe Ntshepe, the Acting Chief Executive of Denel says the company will have a strong presence at IDEX 2017 hosted in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 23 February. “This is a region that is very familiar with the quality of Denel’s products especially in the fields of artillery, armoured vehicles and munition and we want to build on this reputation by exhibiting our capabilities.”
A report released by international consultancy company, Deloitte, earlier this month projected a growth of more than 3% in global defence spending in 2017 after years of declining budgets. This growth will be particularly strong in the Middle East and North Africa where a number of countries are starting to acquire next generation military equipment.
Top defence decision-makers and industry leaders from Gulf countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will attend the biennial show that takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The Middle East is a vital region for Denel as a company which earns almost 60% of revenue from exports. Denel Vehicle Systems recently started with the delivery of its RG31 Mk5 mine-resistant vehicles to a client in the United Arab Emirates following on a similar contract to supply the 4x4 N35 armoured vehicles.
“Our reputation in the region is well-established based on the quality of landward defence products such as artillery systems, armoured vehicles and mine-resistant vehicles,” says Ntshepe. “IDEX 2017 is a great opportunity for Denel to cement our reputation and create interest for other products in our portfolio.”
A range of missiles manufactured by Denel Dynamics will be on display at the Denel stand. This includes the Umkhonto-EIR surface-to-air missile, the A-Darter air-to-air missile and the Ingwe and Mokopa surface target missiles. The Cheetah surface-to-air missile manufactured by Denel Dynamics and Rheinmetall Defence Munitions (RDM) which offers defence forces comprehensive counter rocket, artillery and mortar capabilities will form part of the Rheinmetall Air Defence stand.
The iNkunzi PAW20 is a 20x42mm semi-automatic weapon, both the weapon and the ammunition is manufactured by Denel PMP. The weapon is carried by a single soldier and is highly effective in modern urban warfare conditions at distance up to 800 metres.
Denel Land Systems will display its wide range of 60mm mortar systems, variants of the DMG-5 machine gun and its NTW 20 anti-materiel rifle that can be deployed against radar installations, bunkers and high value targets at range of more than 1 500 metres.
Ntshepe says scale models of the Rooivalk combat helicopter and the Oryx medium-sized utility helicopter will also be shown at the Denel stand to highlight the company’s capabilities in aviation design, manufacturing, maintenance and repairs.
World Premiere of the Company's New Multi-Purpose Truck Concept / International Debut of the HMMWV/Hawkeye Howitzer System / HMMWV Chassis Upgrades and Services/Support Business Highlighted
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AM General, the premiere Global Vehicle Solutions Provider, will showcase its innovative vehicle solutions, global reach and diversification at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) tradeshow held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Feb. 19 - 23, 2017, Booth 01-C20 in the U.S. Pavilion.
"IDEX 2017 is an excellent venue for AM General to display its diverse range of innovative products and services," said AM General Executive Vice President, International Defense, Larry Platt. "As the Company continues to expand and strengthen its partnerships in the region and around the globe, we will use this opportunity to engage current and potential customers, listen to their unique needs and offer them the most innovative, affordable mobility solutions available today to meet their demands."
AM General Exhibit Highlights:
Multi-Purpose Truck / MPT - Making its world premiere at IDEX 2017, the Multi-Purpose Truck (MPT) is a commercial base 4x4 platform chassis truck (cab and chassis) with 8,391 kg (18,500 lb) GVW and 2,359 kg (5,200 lb) payload capacity engineered to serve the extreme-environment needs of energy, mining, industrial, and government customers around the world. The MPT is engineered and designed based on existing and test-proven AM General components, Off-the-Shelf (OTS) AM General items, Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) items from other commercial vehicles and Military Commercial Off-the-Shelf (M-COTS) items. The MPT was designed to allow customers to configure payload modules based on their needs. The Cab & Chassis Base Platform is the base vehicle configuration. MPT modules can be developed by the purchasing country's engineering experts or, if needed, by AM General engineers. Modules can include several applicable configurations utilizing a 2-man cab. Other variants include the 2-man w/ Flat Bed, 2 + 6 Personnel Carrier, 4-man Base w/ Cargo box, and 9 Crew Capacity Vehicle.
HMMWV/Hawkeye Howitzer System - Making its international debut at IDEX 2017, the HMMWV/Hawkeye Howitzer System incorporates advances in protection, payload, suspensions and life-cycle sustainment at an affordable price to meet the unique expeditionary requirements of global customers. It exemplifies the steady evolution of the HMMWV based on customer feedback, battlefield experiences, and innovation.
Hybrid Soft Recoil technology allows weapon to be paired with AM General HMMWV
Lightweight at less than 2,400 lbs. (1,100 kg)Fires 360 degrees
Direct fire scope is digital camera in conjunction with the digital fire control
Most maintenance can be performed at unit level
Electronically controlled elevation and azimuth work with digital fire control
Growth potential for all features including a longer caliber cannon
Reduced maintenance costs due to efficient design
HMMWV Chassis Modernization – AM General is uniquely capable of tailorin
g upgrades and modernization programs that are based on the specific needs of each country. These modernization efforts can range from country specific fleet surveys that recommend a set of services or component upgrades... through offering a complete modernization program that will bring earlier HMMWVs to a configuration on par with new vehicles. The modernized chassis is designed for HMMWVs that will continue to be in the U.S. and international military fleets for 30-plus years. AM General's modernized chassis has been upgraded after more than 10 years of Research and Development investment to support heavier vehicle operating weights, thereby increasing payload capacity at the same time as providing full crew protection with modular and scaleable kitted armor. Additionally, the upgraded cooling system provides higher cooling capacity to ensure the HMMWV will meet or exceed all operational requirements at a heavier operating weight and in significantly higher temperature environments. Specific improvements include: 400-amp alternator; Enhanced air lift brackets; Front mounted AC condenser; heavy duty shocks; high capacity disc brakes; improved cooling with gear fan drive; reduced effort steering; increased load rated wheels; robust 3-piece frame rails; dedicated parking brake; rear differential improved cooling capacity.
HMMWV Parts, Service and Training – AM General is uniquely capable of providing parts, service and training on all HMMWV configurations built over the last 30 years and currently in service. AM General builds most of the critical spare parts including engine, transmission and suspension components and AM General certified parts are available through our global parts provider Brighton Cromwell. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the company's award-winning, worldwide supply chain management and field service support, dealer and technician training, advanced driver training and warranty support.
AbuDhabi, February 16, 2017 – Embraer is attending IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, from February 19-23, where it will be promoting its new multi-mission, medium-lift transport KC-390.The aircraft made its international debut at the Farnborough Air Show last year, after which it toured Europe and the Middle East visiting potential customers.
Seen as the advanced and modern option to replace legacy medium-lift aircraft, the KC-390 is designed to set new standards inits category, while presenting the lowest life-cycle cost in the market and the ability to perform multiple missions such as transport and airdrop of troops and cargo, search and rescue (SAR), medical evacuation, aerial refueling (fixed and rotary wing) and firefighting, among others.
Embraer expects KC-390´s initial operational capability declaration (IOC) in the second half of 2017 and the certification of the final operational capability (FOC) in the second half of 2018. The flight test campaign of the KC-390 is progressing extremely well, matching the aircraft performance and capability goals predicted through the use of the latest engineering tools. Since the start of the flight test campaign, on 26 October 2015, both KC-390 prototypes have presented a very high availability,logging an unprecedented flight rate in the program, with more than 800 flight hours accumulated by early February.
“The KC-390 brings a new concept to the market as a multi-mission aircraft capable to perform several tasks with a single platform”, said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense &Security. “It delivers superior performance by carrying more cargo, faster than any other medium-lift aircraft”.
Also being showcased at IDEX is the A-29 Super Tucano, the best light attack and close air support aircraft in the market. The Super Tucano is a durable, versatile and powerful turboprop aircraft capable of operating from unimproved runways that was selected by 13 Air Forces around the world. Embraer will also be promoting its wide range of special mission aircraft that includes the Legacy 500 Flight Inspection System, Phenom 300 Medical Evacuation (Medevac) and Phenom 100E Pilot Training System.
Embraer will hold two press briefings at IDEX:
Monday, February 20th– 10:00am – Capital Suite 6: KC-390 Program updated
Tuesday, February 21st– 10:00am – Embraer Booth (#07-B45 Hall 7): A-29 Super Tucano and Special Mission aircraft
DCNS participates in IDEX-NAVDEX, which will be held from 19 to 23 February in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. DCNS is a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in energy. As a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems provider and integrator, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS delivers innovative solutions from integrated warships to strategic systems, equipment and services.
DCNS has a commitment to its customers to stand by them and be a strategic solutions provider. Based on a long term partnerships experience, the Group is determined to contribute to its customers’ self-reliance and sovereignty in the Middle East.
On Saturday 18 January, Jean-Michel Orozsco, DCNS VP mission systems and drones, is participating as speaker in the Conference dedicated to Cyberdefence.
DCNS local and long-term commitment in the Emirates is illustrated by the Group’s decision to set up an office in U.A.E in 2010 in order to strengthen links with GCC countries.
The DCNS booths at IDEX (booth 07-B38) and NAVDEX (booth B-038) showcase its state-of- the-art products and solutions.
Surface combatants, submarines and their equipment
The GOWIND® 2500 represents a new generation of multi-mission corvettes, robust and well equipped, both in terms of electronics, weapons and projection capacities. Integrating DCNS SETIS® Combat Management System, she has a comprehensive Combat System for full-scale multi-threat missions, including a complete Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Air Warfare, and Anti- Surface Warfare suites. GOWIND® 2500 has already enjoyed a significant commercial success as 10 units were sold in 2013 and 2014 for the Malaysian Navy and the Egyptian Navy.
Regarding the FREMM multimission frigate, she combines the latest technologies developed by DCNS, being the most advanced ship in her class worldwide. On 19 May 2015, DCNS achieved a world premiere in Europe in successfully launching from a surface ship, the first-of-class FREMM Aquitaine, the first Naval Cruise Missile (NCM). The NCM can strike distant land targets with very high precision, thanks to its guidance system, reducing the risk of collateral damage. France’s total order is eight vessels with a delivery scheduled by 2022. In addition, one FREMM frigate has been delivered to the Royal Moroccan Navy and one to the Arab Republic of Egypt in June 2015, simultaneously with a five-year through-life support contract.
Two MISTRAL-class LHDs were delivered in 2016 to the Arab Republic of Egypt, including multi- annual through-life support.The MU90 lightweight torpedo is the sole new lightweight torpedo in the world. Designed and built with the most advanced technologies,
the MU90 torpedo is capable to counter any type of submarine even acoustically coated, deep diving, fast evasive, deploying anti-torpedo effectors or bottomed in littoral areas.
The F21 heavyweight torpedo is being developed in response to new and emerging operational challenges to offer the host submarine unrivalled dominance. The F21 has been selected for the next-generation Barracuda-type SSN fleet.
DCNS offers CANTO® for submarines and surface ships, the latest anti-torpedo based on confusion/dilution principle.
SCORPENE® class submarines, already chosen by the Chilean, Royal Malaysian, Indian and Brazilian Navies, represent the state-of-the-art in submarine design and construction. Its new generation Fuel Cell Air Independent Propulsion allows ability to operate underwater for several weeks in safety and exceptional acoustic discretion.
DCNS showcases its new submarine concept-ship tailored to the needs of Generation Z. SMX®3.0 embarks 3.0 technologies, better power management, unequalled operational performance and system upgradeability facilitating vessel maintenance.
In addition to its offer, DCNS presents vessels from the Kership range, a joint venture between Piriou and DCNS. Kership offers a large range of ships up to 95m long adapted to the many evolving imperatives of the maritime domain: anti-piracy, border control, fight against trafficking, humanitarian assistance and anti-pollution.
Last but not least, DCNS offers a wide range of support services during the entire lifecycle of both surface ships and submarines. These services stretch from the simplest order of spare parts to the through-life support of complete fleet. On top of current support operations, DCNS can carry out modernisation and life extension programmes to maintain fleet availability at optimal cost. In Saudi Arabia, DCNS has a thirty-year presence and is now working on three programmes improving the Saudi fleet’s availability through its subsidiary based in the Kingdom.
DCNS also offers a complete set of courses and solutions designed to train all levels of naval and industrial personnel, from the start of a project through decommissioning and/or dismantling. Finally, DCNS proposes services in naval bases and shipyards from the Design, Engineering, Construction, and Operation to the maintenance of these infrastructures. This global offer is designed to help navies to maintain and expand their self-sufficiency within technology transfer programmes.
Harris will exhibit and demonstrate its proven solutions that meet urgent security challenges associated with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) issues and that offer new opportunities for modernizing force structures. Harris is uniquely capable of providing individual and fully integrated solutions, with key offerings such as digital command and control, tactical communications, persistent surveillance, night vision, robotics and more. Solutions that will be showcased include:
- Harris hC2™ Software Suite Command: A complete command and control solution that connects all echelons and provides a common operational view with real-time intelligence.
- Harris Falcon III® RF-7850A-MR Multi-channel Airborne Networking Radio: World’s first certified airborne two-channel networking radio extends ground tactical capabilities to the aerial tier.
- Harris Falcon III® RF-7850M-HH Multiband Networking Handheld Radio: Delivers the power and performance of a manpack in a ruggedized, SWaP-friendly handheld radio.
- Harris Falcon III® RF-7850M-V51x Vehicular/Base Multiband Radio System: System provides superior Combat Net Radio performance and flexibility.
- BeOn® Secure Group Communications Application: Secure group-communications app that enables Push-to-Talk (PTT) and real-time location and presence information.
- CorvusEye: Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) system helps users monitor activity, track movement, and gather critical intelligence over a city-size area.
- T7 Robotic Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) System: Robot features intuitive control and human-like dexterity — making it easy to complete complex tasks with minimal training time.
Harris has supported customers in the Middle East/Northern Africa region for more than 50 years — delivering customized, innovative solutions that anticipate the warfighters’ needs. Around the world, Harris technologies are used every day in mission operations by thousands of warfighters in every domain. They provide secure communications, digital command and control, and reliable intelligence for a distinct tactical advantage. As military requirements expand and evolve in today's current environment, Harris is developing and deploying solutions that protect critical information and enable real-time action.
Wide-area motion imagery system now small enough to fit payload bay of tactical UAS
FAIRFAX, Va.— Feb. 15, 2017— Logos Technologies and Insitu, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, are proud to announce the successful initial flight test of the Redkite wide-area sensor aboard the Integrator small tactical unmanned aircraft.
Conducted early this month in Boardman, Ore., the test marks the first time a wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system has been carried in the internal payload bay of a small UAS.
“In the past, we’ve mounted podded versions of our lightweight WAMI systems to rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft,” says John Marion, president of Logos Technologies. “Now, thanks to further reductions in weight, we can easily fit a Redkite inside a tactical unmanned platform, as demonstrated with our recent flights on the Insitu Integrator.”
Despite its compact form, Redkite can image a city-sized area (over 12 square kilometers) all at once—detecting, tracking and recording all significant movers within the scene. It also stores up to eight hours of this geo-tagged mission data on onboard solid state drives (SSDs).
While the WAMI sensor is flying, multiple users on the ground can select real-time and/or historical video feeds within its expansive coverage area and view them on desktop screens, tablets and other mobile devices. Redkite can transmit up to 10 unique views to hundreds of users at one time.
“Insitu is pleased to collaborate with Logos to provide yet another way for our customers to get the critical information they need,” said Pete Kunz, chief technology officer for Insitu. “Integrator with Redkite enables an even broader set of missions to aid the warfighter in a complex operational environment.”
In addition, the new sensor weight (under 30lbs) means that Redkite can potentially be integrated with even smaller unmanned aircraft in the future, notes Marion.
Logos Technologies will be unveiling a full-size model of the new internal payload version of Redkite at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017, held February 19-23 in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.
For more information on Logos Technologies and its WAMI solutions, please visit Stand 03-B29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exposition Centre.
Timoney supplies axles and steering system for follow on order
Navan, Ireland, 19 February 2017; YugoImport-SDPR is building a further batch of Lazar 3s, which will be fitted with the Timoney designed T900™ modular driveline systems. The new drivelines will be delivered during the middle of 2017 and the actual vehicles soon afterwards.
The Lazar is designed to operate where high mobility and tight turning circles are a key part of the vehicle’s requirement, such as in urban operations, medium level armed conflicts, anti-terrorist and peacekeeping operations.
“The supply chain for the T900™ demonstrates our technology transfer model. Having designed and proven the T900™, we will be working with our key production partner, Texelis of France, to supply the units to YugoImports,” said Shane O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer of Timoney.
“It is this method of operating which has put us in a very sound position as we celebrate this year 50 years of supporting AFV manufacturers around the world,” added Mr O’Neill.
The T900™ is designed for vehicles requiring a 9000kg weight load on each axle and includes the Timoney double wishbone suspension system to provide a high mobility capability to the vehicle. The modular T900 can be matched with Timoney’s transfer cases, or those from other suppliers, and steering systems or be part of a complete under the hull mobility solution designed by the company.
Timoney is exhibting at IDEX on stand 09-A32 and the Lazar is on display on stand 12-E20.
The Yugoimports Lazar 8 x 8 armoured vehicle uses a Timoney modular driveline system to provide high mobility. The chassis is shown here with the system fitted prior to being married up to the power pack and hull.
The Yugoimports Lazar 3 uses a Timoney T900™ modular driveline system to provide high mobility across both extreme terrain and through urban environments.