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Nexter Group IDEX 2021

Nexter Group will be presenting its products and know-how on its stand (CP 320) at the 2021 edition of the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 21 to 25 February. By taking part in IDEX, Nexter is responding to one of the few defence industry events to be held in the first half of […]

FN Herstal at IDEX 2021

Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of small calibre weapons, integrated weapon systems and associated innovative solutions for the Defence and Security markets, will present its first virtual booth during the IDEX trade show in Abu Dhabi from 21 to 25 February. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that affects all […]

Russian Presence at IDEX 2021

Rosoboronexport has released details of some of the exhibits that will feature at the Russian national pavilion (Hall 12) at IDEX 2021. Counter UAV measures have become a key subject after a number of drone attacks in the Middle East and successful UAV performance during the Azerbaijani operation in Nagornyi Karabakh. Accordingly, the company will hold […]



Rohde & Schwarz at IDEX 2021

At this year’s IDEX, taking place from February 21 to 25, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Rohde & Schwarz (Hall 7, Booth B42) is showcasing: the NAVICS integrated naval communications system secure software defined radios of the SOVERON product family brand cellular network analysis and intelligence solutions used by agencies and authorities worldwide aerospace and defence test solutions endpoint […]

Airbus at IDEX 2021

Airbus will put the spotlight on its mission-critical solution portfolio for defence and security forces during its participation at the upcoming International Defence Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The company is one of the global exhibitors joining the event from February 21 to 25 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. It will showcase […]

Patria at IDEX 2021

Patria will attend IDEX from 21 – 25 February 2021 in Abu Dhabi showcasing several state-of-the-art products. This is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. The exhibition takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) […]



BAE Systems at IDEX 2021

Cutting edge technologies that deliver defence and security solutions across multi-domains will be at the centre of the BAE Systems exhibit at IDEX 2021. The show, which takes place from 21 – 25 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) is also an opportunity for BAE Systems to demonstrate the established partnerships the company […]

BIRD Aerosystems Products at IDEX 2021

BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Patrol Solutions (ASIO), will launch and present its new ASIO Protection of Critical National Infrastructure solution at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi. This utilises state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies uniquely designed for protection of Critical Infrastructures such as oil, gas, electricity and more. […]

Ophir Optics Group Wins Supplier Recognition Award

MKS Instruments’ Ophir Optics Group has received a 2020 Supplier Recognition Award from Leonardo DRS. Ophir’s technologies are an integral part in Leonardo’s multi-dimension defence and security solutions, namely state-of-the-art optics for uncooled LWIR cameras and detectors for a variety of thermal imaging applications. These include fever detection (important for initial COVID screening in public areas), […]



General Rick Hillier to Lead KWESST International Advisory Council

KWESST Micro Systems Inc. has announced that Canadian General (Retired) Rick Hillier will lead KWESST’s new International Advisory Council. This body will provide guidance to the Company on its strategic build-out on a global scale. General Hillier served as Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff from 4 February 2005 to 1 July 2008. He is noted […]

IMCO Industries IDEX Stand Announced

ICMO has teamed up with four innovative defence companies to be part of the ICMO Industries stand at IDEX 2021. The companies in question are: Capture systems, which specialises in the design, development, and production of advanced modular multi-axial positioners. Innocon, an innovative Israeli developer and manufacturer of Tactical UAVs ranging from micro-UAVs to full-size light […]

Hensoldt Reorganises Sales

Hensoldt AG is reorganising its sales organisation with Stefan Hess, Head of Public Affairs, now also responsible for the Governmental Business Development for Germany, France and the UK as well as with the EU and NATO. Russell Gould, Managing Director of HENSOLDT UK, is taking over responsibility for the international Business Development to further strengthen […]



Main Ground Combat System – The Combined Project Team

In the Letter of Intent signed by Germany and France in June 2018, Germany was designated as the lead nation for the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) cooperation project. This project’s objective is to replace the LEOPARD 2 and LECLERC Main Battle Tanks currently in service, in the mid-2030s. Using innovative cutting-edge technologies, the aim […]

Racal Acoustics Wins Danish Contract

Racal Acoustics has announced a new contract to supply the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) with their RA4000 Magna digital headset system. The seven year framework contract is worth up to US$4.7M and includes a full support package comprising of training, consumables and spares plus an option to supply follow-on orders […]

Podcast: GDELS’ VP on Land Mobility and International Cooperation

Starting in January 2021, “European Security & Defence” is introducing a new series of podcast interviews. In the first interview of this kind conducted by Jürgen Hensel, Dr Thomas Kauffmann, Vice President International Business & Services at General Dynamics European Land Systems, addresses land mobility as one of the priorities for the forthcoming decade. His […]



Q&A with GOTRACK HLS

ESD recently caught up with the CEO of GOTRACK HLS, Col. (Ret.) Oded Halevy to discuss the importance of a new kind of observation and tracking technology for safer cities under COVID-19 conditions and beyond. Pro-Actively Seeing ESD: What does GOTRACK HLS do? Halevy: GOTRACK HLS specialises in turning camera-control rooms to be HUNTERS! We […]

Virtual Surface Navy Association

The Surface Navy Association (SNA) will hold its 33rd Annual National Symposium from 11-15 January2021. It will be a virtual event this year due to COVID 19 considerations but will still feature a high-level line-up of speakers. Retired Vice Admiral Rick Hunt, SNA President, said, “We always look forward to meeting our shipmates at the […]

EDGE Group Becomes Strategic Partner for IDEX & NAVDEX

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2021) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021) have signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi based advanced technology conglomerate EDGE Group to become the exhibitions’ strategic partner. The agreement comes in line with IDEX’s ongoing strategy to develop collaborative opportunities with leading Emirati companies specialising in defence and […]



Confidence in V-280 for FLRAA Grows

Bell Textron Inc. and Team VALOR have celebrated the three-year anniversary of the V-280 VALOR’s first flight. Since then, the V-280 team has executed a rigorous flight test programme flying 200 hours through over 150 individual test flights. This was designed to demonstrate Bell-defined key performance parameters to showcase advanced capability, reduce risk and inform requirements […]

Inaugural International Security Week

Thousands of security professionals from across the world gathered virtually to participate and interact with renowned guests during four days of exclusive content and insight at the inaugural International Security Week (ISWeek) from 30 November – 3 December. ISWeek, incorporating International Security Expo (ISE), International Cyber Expo (ICE) and International Disaster Response Expo (IDR), included […]

Naval Group Releases SMX 31E Concept Ship

Naval Group has unveiled its 2020 concept vessel, a vision of submarines in 2040.




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