UAE Seeking to Fill Defense Needs at Home

One of the world’s biggest weapons buyers, the United Arab Emirates, is revamping its burgeoning defense industry to lessen the country’s dependence on foreign arms-makers, just as Western firms scramble for deals in the Middle East. The U.A.E. is merging more than a dozen local, state-owned defense equipment suppliers, aiming to be more self-reliant in […]

Raytheon Partners with Nimr on Talon

Raytheon’s Talon guidance kit for 70 mm rockets appears to have been given a new lease of life through a collaboration with the Emirati company that produces the Nimr range of armoured vehicles. Raytheon announced at the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi that it was working with Nimr Automotive, which is part of the Emirates […]

Raytheon, NIMR to Integrate TALON Laser Guided Rockets, Anti-Tank Missiles Onto UAE Ground Vehicle

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and NIMR Automotive, part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), are collaborating to equip NIMR armored vehicles with TALON™ Laser Guided Rockets. Using the Raytheon remote weapons station, each vehicle will carry 16 TALON LGRs. The RWS enables TALON to be fired from both stationary and moving vehicles, while an […]

UAE To Bolster Armored Vehicle Fleet

The UAE Armed Forces has signed a contract worth more than $820 million for the supply of armored personnel carriers (APCs) and multipurpose combat vehicles (MPCVs) with Emirati auto manufacturer NIMR Automotive, according to a statement released Nov. 18. The deal, signed at the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces with […]

UAE Signs $816m Armoured Vehicle Deal

The UAE has signed a deal to purchase AED3bn ($816m) worth of armoured vehicles, it was announced on Wednesday. The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and Nimr Automotive, a member of Abu Dhabi-based Tawazun group, have signed a contract which provides for the supply of 6X6 and 4X4 Nimr vehicles, […]