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04 Feb 13. Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) announced the vessels and offerings it has registered for the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2013. As lead sponsor of NAVDEX, ADSB plans to have a total of three vessels on display dedicated to naval defence and maritime security, along with a 120 sqm stand reflecting the organization’s broader service and refit offerings. ADSB vessels on display at NAVDEX this year include the MRTP16 High-Speed Interceptor, 27m Ghannatha Class Missile Boat and 72m Baynunah Corvette. Built from high-tech composite materials including kevlar and carbon fibre, the 26 tonne high-speed interceptors reaches speeds in excess of 65 knots. They are powered by MTU engines driving Arneson Surface Drives, have a crew of 5 and are used for quick response missions. Manufactured in marine grade aluminium alloy, the 45 tonne Ghannatha Class Missile Boats reach speeds in excess of 40 knots. Powered by MTU engines and Rolls Royce Waterjet propulsors, the vessel can be offered in various configurations as a fast troop carrier, mortar boat, gun boat and missile boat. The largest Abu Dhabi-built vessel on display at NAVDEX will be the 72m Baynunah Corvette. Designed in conjunction with ADSB’s strategic partner CMN of France, these vessels represent the very latest in naval capability. They are manufactured in steel (hull) and aluminium alloy (superstructure) and have a maximum speed of 30 knots thanks to a quad MTU engine installation and triple Rolls Royce waterjet configuration. The corvette is also fitted with a plethora of weapons systems including three types of missiles and two types of guns. It is fitted with the very latest technology sensors and communications suites. The vessel is also capable of handling a five tonne naval helicopter and has also been designed to be fitted with a hangar as well as the HELO Deck.

06 Feb 13. Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group takes its Integrated Operational Support (IOS) service model to IDEX
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is exhibiting at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX – Hall 1 Stand C18) in Abu Dhabi between 17th and 21st February 2013, and will be showcasing its Integrated Operational Support (IOS) services to potential customers and partners. IOS is a high-availability and reduced cost-of-ownership service model for military air forces; and a variant of the model, the Hercules IOS (HIOS), has made the C-130 one of the UK Royal Air Force’s most cost-effective transport platforms.
Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, comments: “Our Integrated Operational Support service model has an impressive track record and through partnering with platform and systems OEMs, engine manufacturers, in-country MROs and others in the supply chain we can leverage our design capabilities and certification privileges to apply IOS to virtually any platform.”
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group will also be using IDEX to showcase its Land Systems capabilities – which include deployable medical systems and integrated Command and Control and surveillance systems (C4ISTAR) – and the company’s Aeropeople division will be promoting its services, which include the supply of contract and permanent personnel, capability audits and training needs analysis.

14 Jan 13. As part of its ongoing commitment to protect more people, processes and the environment, DuPont recently announced the acquisition of DuPont™ Tensylon™ High Performance Materials from BAE Systems and will be launching the new offering at IDEX 2013 during a reception on stand 02-A24 at 15.00 pm on Tuesday 19th February. DuPont™ Tensylon™ was a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems, Inc, producing ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) tapes that provide strong and lightweight armour solutions for the military and other applications. This new DuPont™ Tensylon™ ballistic offering will allow DuPont to develop more ballistic solutions especially for the hard balli

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