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IDEX 2017

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A 360-degree view: From China to Russia, touring IDEX

From the Russia and China Pavilion to defense expansion in the United Arab Emirates, here’s a 360-de…

At IDEX, Gulf countries make push for indigenous manufacturing

Middle East countries are getting serious about building robust, highly technological defense-manufa…

Russia’s fifth-gen fighter blitz

Moscow is moving aggressively on another traditional patron of U.S. arms exports: the United Arab Em…

DCNS experiences loss in 2016 orders from previous year

The company said it expected to boost orders this year with a design contract for Australia’s 12 att…

Saudi Arabian National Guard helicopter force takes shape

The Saudi Arabian National Guard has embarked on its plan to build a rotary-wing force that consists…

NIMR sells over 1,750 vehicles to UAE on last day of IDEX

United Arab Emirates company NIMR announced on the last day of Abu Dhabi’s International Defense Exh…

FLIR-owned Prox Dynamics brings night vision to tiny drone

A small Norwegian company, now owned by U.S.-based FLIR, has added night vision capability to its ti…

Interview: Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph Westphal

Westphal, until recently the ambassador to Saudi Arabia, saw plenty of turbulence.

New UAE patrol ship presents a striking profile

There is no question what the most unusual craft is here at the NAVDEX portion of the IDEX internati…

Turkey unveils armed trainer, hopes to compete for exports

Turkey’s Defence Ministry and aerospace powerhouse have jointly unveiled a prototype of the country’…

Turkey mulls purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system

Defence Minister Fikri Isik says talks between Turkey and Russia for the potential acquisition of th…

China displays trimaran frigate design

Navies have flirted with exotic hull forms for decades, and the US Navy is producing Independence-cl…

Flight of Northrop's Victor-model Black Hawk opens door for more cockpit business

The first flight of the US Army’s UH-60 Victor-model Black Hawk helicopter last month marks the begi…

UAE commissions latest home-built corvette

The sixth and last Baynunah-class corvette was commissioned into service Monday as Sheikh Mohammad…

Harris wins big to build battle management system for UAE

Harris has won a $189 million contract to provide an integrated battle management system to the Unit…

AM General to serve up trucks a la carte

AM General premiered a truck concept at a Middle Eastern defense exhibition this week that it never…

New U.S. Army Central division HQ enhances focus on regional strategy

The Army recently added a division headquarters in Kuwait to supplement its eight brigade combat tea…

Russia's Rostec to co-develop 5th-gen fighter with UAE

Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Russia defense heavyweight Rostec, spoke to Defense News about the deal, as…

Turkish Otokar wins deal with UAE to build amphibious armored vehicles

Turkish company Otokar won a deal worth $661 million to build Arma 8x8 amphibious armored infantry v…

New Houthi weapon emerges: a drone boat

The Houthi boat that attacked and hit a Saudi frigate Jan. 30 in the Red Sea, reported earlier as a…

Ukraine company debuts tank-busting unmanned ground vehicle

Ukraine's SpetsTechnoExport is trying its hand at arming an unmanned ground vehicle, debuting its Fa…

NIMR flexes manufacturing might in UAE; unveils newer, nimbler combat vehicles

Leadership at the Abu Dhabi International Defense Exhibition announced -- among a variety of deals m…

Analysis: Rethinking defense investments for Middle East growth

While industrial participation programs in MENA are not a new concept, the precipitous decline in gl…

Underwater drones, border sensors are growth areas for Gulf nations

Despite lower oil income, countries will still spend big in 2017, analysts predict.

Despite Trump rhetoric, US pledge to the Gulf stable

Despite the churn in the U.S. capital as the new administration takes over, despite the attempted Mu…

Russia's Middle East power play

A week after concluding its combat mission in Syria, Russia’s flagship Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft ca…

Conflict zones offer Turkish armored vehicles new opportunities

The world’s conflict zones are offering unique opportunities to Turkey’s rising armored vehicles man…

US Navy beefs up Red Sea presence

Responding to a growing number of dangerous incidents in waters around Yemen, the U.S. Navy is expan…

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