The UAE’s armoured vehicle maker Nimr Automotive has won a Dh2.42 billion (US$ 658.8 million) deal to supply 400 8x8 armoured vehicles to the UAE Armed Forces.
Nimr Automotive is being integrated into the Abu Dhabi-owned Emirates Defence Industries Company (Edic).
Arms deals worth Dh4.41 billion (US$ 1.2 billion) were struck on the first day of Idex. Twenty-one companies won deals, with the lion’s share going to 15 UAE companies, including Abu Dhabi’s International Golden Group.
Edic, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi fund Mubadala Development Company and Abu Dhabi-owned Tawazun Holding that will comprise 15 companies by the end of the year, unveiled a Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) by Nimr.
About 125 local companies have the biggest wing in the 13th edition of the five-day biennial exhibition, which is being held alongside the fourth edition of Naval Defence Exhibition (Navdex).
The biggest exhibiting company is Edic.
Russia and the UAE have concluded an initial agreement to develop a light fighter aircraft based on the MiG-29 jet. Work could start next year on the project which aims to manufacture in Russia and assemble in the UAE, Sergei Chemezov, the CEO of ROSTEC, the state-owned conglomerate which controls several Russian defence enterprises, told reporters at the IDEX 2017 show in Abu Dhabi
Leonardo and Abu Dhabi-based IGG (International Golden Group PJSC) have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to supply cyber security capabilities in the UAE during the on-going IDEX exhibition. Leonardo and IGG will collaborate to identify and implement advanced solutions including Security Operations Centres (SOCs)
India and UAE will strengthen defense and security cooperation and may sign some crucial agreements, including joint production of aircraft and also a portion of Rafale fighter jets. India will strengthen their strategic partnership by setting up defense and security cooperation with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi who reached India on Tuesday upon invitation to become Chief Guest for the Republic Day parade
India is likely to offer Brahmos missile and other military weapons to UAE during the ongoing visit of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that India may offer the deadly Brahmos missiles, which it jointly developed with Russia, to UAE during the visit of Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
NIMR Automotive today announced a contract to export its AJBAN Long-range Special Operations Vehicles (LRSOV) to the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan. The Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan had requested an undisclosed number of AJBAN LRSOVs in bespoke configurations
Czech Republic's VOP CZ and NIMR Automotive have brought their latest collaborative military vehicle project NIMR 440N, to the 24th International Defence Exhibition MSPO. NATO compliant 4x4 protected vehicle NIMR 440N has undergone a range of modifications to enable the vehicle to fully perform in cold weather conditions, in accordance with STANAG 2895 (-32°C to +55°C)
NIMR Automotive, part of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC) will receive three contracts from UAE armed Forces to deliver 1,750 armoured vehicles. NIMR will deliver 1,500 JAIS 4x4 and 6x6 infantry fighting vehicles, as well as more than 150 HAFEET 630A artillery support vehicles in both Observation and Command and Control configurations and 115 AJBAN 440A vehicles equipped with anti-tank guided missile systems to the UAE Armed Forces from 2018
Abu Dhabi-based Caracal, a small arms manufacturer has unveiled Sultan, a 5.56mm calibre assault rifle at IDEX 2017
Russian arms agency Rosoboronexport has been awarded an AED2.6 billion (US$708 million approx) contract by the UAE Armed Forces to supply anti-armour missiles
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