Naval Defence Exhibition, IDEX, 19 - 23 February 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE
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NAVDEX 2017: MBDA awarded additional Marte anti-ship missile contract by UAE
Marte MK2 N Firing MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles.This is a follow on to the contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles. Each high speed multi-role combat vessel will be equipped with four box launchers for MBDA Marte Mk 2/N guided missiles, able to strike targets at ranges in excess of 30 km, flying a fire-and-forget sea-skimming profile using mid-course inertial guidance and active radar homing.

French Interceptor Craft Specialist Couach Exhibiting for the First Time in Middle East
Raytheon RAM Block II UAE Navy IDEX NAVDEX 2017 news picture With over 200 patrol boats and interceptors delivered over the last 40 years, Couach Palscoa is now recognized as a reference shipbuilder for interceptor craft. The French company choose NAVDEX 2017 to exhibit for the very first time in the Middle East region. Couach is showcasing their latest interceptor: the Plascoa 1650 Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC).

SIHAM3 combined Anti-Air and Anti-Surface Weapon System at IDEX 2017
Raytheon RAM Block II UAE Navy IDEX NAVDEX 2017 news picture At IDEX 2017, the UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT), together with Leonardo and MBDA are presenting an innovative and cost-effective weapon system designated “SIHAM3”, providing a comprehensive and stand-alone anti-air and anti-surface capability to all types of warships.

DCNS exhibits at IDEX-NAVDEX in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 19th to 23rd February
Raytheon RAM Block II UAE Navy IDEX NAVDEX 2017 news picture DCNS participates in IDEX-NAVDEX, which is held from 19th to 23rd 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.

Rheinmetall Unveils Sea Snake-27 Modular Light Naval Gun System
Raytheon RAM Block II UAE Navy IDEX NAVDEX 2017 news picture For the first time ever, at IDEX 2017 Rheinmetall is showcasing its Sea Snake-27, a versatile 27mm revolver gun designed specifically for maritime applications. The Sea Snake-27 is based on the tried-and-tested MLG-27NG light naval gun, which is also on display at IDEX. A gas-operated design, this automatic revolver cannon fires 27mm x 145 ammunition.

UAE Navy Procures Raytheon RAM Block 2 Missile to Enhance Baynunah-class Corvette Protection
RAM small Raytheon announced on Day 1 of IDEX / NAVDEX 2017 that the United Arab Emirates Navy awarded Raytheon a multi-million direct commercial sale for an undisclosed amount of Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) Block 2, associated equipment, training and support.

IDEX and NAVDEX to Start on Sunday with Over 1,200 Defense & Naval Industry Exhibitors
Rafale M ASMP A nuclear missile French Navy Marine Nationale The 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) and the fourth edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2017) are set to draw the participation of 1,235 specialised local and international companies in the defence industry. This represents a three per cent growth compared to 2015, when 1,200 companies attended.

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