The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has secured the ongoing Dubai Airshow using Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft systems it bought for $800 million a couple of years ago.
“Yes, we are using the Pantsir systems to provide security at the Dubai Airshow 2019. The Pantsir is quite good in terms of range,” Assistant to the UAE Deputy Defense Minister Major-General Abdullah Al Hashemi was quoted as saying by TASS on Wednesday.
Fifty Pantsir missile systems, along with 1,000 missiles were delivered to the UAE between 2009 and 2013. Presently, Moscow is in talks with Abu Dhabi over upgrade of these systems.
“We are discussing the upgrade of Pantsir-S1s with the UAE,” said Dmitry Shugayev, Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, on Sunday.
Launched in 1986, Dubai Airshow is a biennial event held in Dubai, UAE. The 2017’s edition of the event saw 1,200 exhibitors from 63 countries, over 79,380 trade visitors, 159 aircraft on display, 1,603 international and regional media and an order book of $113.8 billion.
This year, the show was held from 17-21 November. According to reports, at the end of Day 4, $48.8 billion worth of deals were signed at the venue.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force announced plans to acquire two additional GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from Saab, and three more Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, at the ongoing Dubai Airshow (17-21 November). The GlobalEye is among the static displays at the airshow, marking the aircrafts debut at any exhibition
Syrian combat experience has helped Russias Rosoboronexport to develop counter-drone systems which it revealed today at the Dubai Airshow 2019. “Rosoboronexport has developed a layered point and area system of electronic countermeasures
Russia's Yak-130 combat trainer will be presented for the first time at this year's edition of Dubai Airshow (17-21 November). The aircraft will be part of the flying displays
The United States and Russia may be looking at the upcoming Dubai Airshow as an opportunity to market their advanced, sixth-generation fighters with the US exhibiting its F-22 and F-35 jets, and Russia showcasing a scale model of the export version of the Su-57 at event. The airshow will mark the debut of Lockheed F-35 at an event in the gulf, all variants of which have recorded over 12% fall in their prices
Lockheed Martin has won a $114 million modification contract to supply Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (Patriot) Advanced Capability-3 missiles (
The Russian military will receive 27 Pantsir-S air defense systems by the end of this month. "The delivery of 27 combat vehicles of the Pantsyr-S air defense missile/gun system is planned in 2019," Aerospace Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Andrei Yudin, was quoted as saying by the Russian defense ministry-run Krasnaya Zvezda on Wednesday The development has come about a week after Russia reportedly deployed over 30 Pantsir systems in Syria, "securing over 10,000sqkm of area
The United States has sent a squadron equipped with F-35 fighters on a combat deployment to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here deployed F-35A Lighting IIs into combat
Russia appears to have begun testing the Arena-M hard-kill active protection system (APS) on T-72B3 main battle tanks. The pictures circulating in the local media shows the Arena-M undergoing trials equipped on the modernised T-72 tank
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