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.
Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017 announced the deal in Abu Dhabi yesterday while not providing any further information.
However sources told defenseworld.net that the selected system could be the Kornet-E, a shoulder fired anti-armour system effective against tanks, armoured personnel carriers, hovering helicopters and re-inforced fortifications and bunkers. It is even effective against explosive reactive armour, designed to defeat anti-tank projectiles.
The Kornet-E could also be mounted atop light armored vehicles in a cluster of 4 providing effective firepower against enemy armour. It could seek and destroy enemy tanks before they could sight the Kornet-E.
Harris Corporation has won a two-year $189 million contract to provide an integrated battle management system (BMS) to the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. The contract was received during the first quarter of Harris' fiscal 2017, the company announced today
The UAEs armoured vehicle maker Nimr Automotive has won a Dh2.42 billion (US$ 658
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
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
Rosoboronexport will unveil Safe City comprehensive automated system as part of a new large-scale project ‘Antiterrorism and Law Enforcement at IDEAS-2016, held from 22-25 November in Pakistan. Rosoboronexports specialists are going to present a scalable security platform designed to detect sources of terrorist threats and illegal activities, conduct antiterrorist operations, enforce law, provide security of key installations and protection of littoral areas, the Russian firm announced today
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved possible sale of $785 million worth of munitions, sustainment and support to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE requested $740Mln in guidance kits and bombs, as well as $45Mln of non-major defense equipment, the release noted, DSCA said in a statement Tuesday
A military delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited the Kantemirovskaya tank division, Moscow region, Western Military District earlier this week. The visit is in the light increased interest on part of the UAE in Russian military equipment following its usage in the Syrian civil war
Asia as a region has become the largest Russian military equipment buyer in the year 2016, Rosoboronexport announced in a press release Wednesday. Rosoboronexport signed military and technical cooperation contracts worth USD 9 billion last year with 53% of total annual volume claimed by Asian customers, Dmitry Shugaev, Director of Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation was quoted as saying in the release
South American countries namely Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay and Argentina are among the countries that have shown interest in buying Russian fighter jets, Rosoboronexport Deputy CEO said at LAAD-2017 defense and security exhibition in Brazil. "Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay and Argentina can be mentioned among the countries that are considering buying Russian fighter planes," Deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport, Sergei Ladygin was quoted as saying by TASS Tuesday
The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces has awarded Al Jasoor a contract for the supply of 8x8 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles, at an estimated value of over 2 Billion AED (US$544 million). The decision to purchase the vehicles was made following a thorough commercial/ technical evaluation by Tawazun, the vehicle underwent an array of successful extensive all-terrain tests in the UAE, Otokar said in a statement Friday
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