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World Defense Show 2024 report

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The World Defense Show came back for its second edition in Riyadh last week, showcasing more than 773 exhibitors from 76 countries, and welcoming...

Q&A with Andrew Pearcy, World Defense Show CEO

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Q: Can you summarize the success of the World Defense Show's second edition? A: Absolutely, we are thrilled with the success of WDS 2024. We've...

Milkor announces a new patrol craft at the World Defence Show

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During the World Defence Show in Saudi Arabia this week Milkor has revealed the latest addition to its naval portfolio, the 16 metre long...

Milkor showcases South Africa defence technology on the global stage at...

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Milkor has once again showcased cutting edge South African aerospace and defence technology to the world, displaying its Milkor 380 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

OTT partners with Saudi Arabia’s Rakaa Security and Military Supplies

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OTT Technologies and ADG Mobility, part of the OTT Group of South Africa, have announced a partnership with Rakaa Security and Military Supplies of...

New Hensoldt electro-optical system debuts in Saudi Arabia

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The latest addition to the Hensoldt electro-optical portfolio – the Bushbaby 100 – made its public debut at this week’s World Defence Show (WDS)...

Reutech eyes regional growth in the Middle East

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The joint participation in the World Defence Show (WDS) 2024 of Etion Create, Dynateq International, Reutech Radar Systems, Reutech Communications and Fuchs Electronics underscores...

A growing list of cutting edge assets from electric aircraft to...

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Riyadh, KSA, 29 January 2024: Excitement is mounting as World Defense Show 2024, under the esteemed patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy...

HRH Ambassador Reema bint Bandar Al Saud is set to lead...

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HRH Ambassador Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, will spearhead the International Women in Defense...

International defense heads and industry influencers lead exciting speaker list at...

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Riyadh, KSA, 04 January 2024: As the countdown begins to its second edition in February, World Defense Show, under the esteemed patronage of the...

Nigerian Army acquires Tares armoured vehicles

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The Nigerian Army is now operating Tares armoured vehicles after having just taken delivery of the new type from Saudi Arabia’s ERAF Industrial Company. In...

Huge international demand sees second World Defense Show sell out

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London, UK, 13 September: World Defense Show has announced that its exhibitor floorspace has completely sold out with five months to go before the...

Investing in innovation

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Aerospace and defense companies are investing in research centers to explore and exploit new technologies, but also look to start ups and entrepreneurs for...

SAAF hosting Saudi delegation

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A Saudi Arabian military delegation has arrived in South Africa to strengthen bilateral relations and examine possible collaboration. Boitumelo Bapela, reporting for Ad Astra Magazine,...

New agreement brings Mbombe 4 production in Saudi Arabia a step...

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A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Saudi companies Scopa and the National Company for Mechanical Systems (NCMS) has been signed for the production of...

South Africa and Saudi Arabia sign defence MoU

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Defence was high on the agenda during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia, where he was accompanied by defence minister Thandi Modise...

Milkor’s Saudi alignment cemented with industrial investment license

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Milkor is firmly committed to establishing a local entity in Saudi Arabia and has reached a significant milestone in this process with the granting...

DCD Protected Mobility showcases its explosives and landmine detection capabilities at...

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Armoured and mine-detection vehicle specialist DCD Protected Mobility is showcasing its route clearance products and capabilities at the World Defence Show (WDS) 2022 currently...

SVI Engineering expands into Saudi Arabian market

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Special Vehicle Innovation (SVI) Engineering, which manufactures a range of commercial and military armoured vehicles, has expanded into Saudi Arabia, where it plans to...

R5 billion in defence exports to the Middle East are unlocked

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has approved multiple defence transactions with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), unlocking billions of...

Khashoggi murder suspect identified by passport, not name – French source

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A Saudi man held at a Paris airport over suspected links to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested because his passport triggered...

Yemen’s Houthis target Aramco, other Saudi sites in missile, drone attacks

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Yemen's Houthi movement said on Tuesday it fired several ballistic missiles and 25 armed drones into Saudi Arabia, targeting Aramco oil facilities in Jeddah...

Saudi-led coalition targets Yemen sites after attempted drone attack

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A Saudi-led coalition carried out a wide operation against targets in Yemen after intercepting and destroying a drone that attempted to attack Saudi Arabia's...

Saudi gets first major arms deal under Biden with air-to-air missiles

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The US State Department approved its first major arms sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under US President Joe Biden with the sale...

Milkor to open new office in Saudi Arabia

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As it continues to grow and expand its presence around the globe, aerospace and defence company Milkor is opening its third international office, in...

Hensoldt SA selected to deliver spectrum management system

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Hensoldt South Africa will be providing a nationwide spectrum management system to Saudi Arabia’s Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC). Hensoldt announced it is in...

Saudis intercept Houthi missile and drones aimed at oil region

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Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile and armed drones fired at its oil-rich Eastern Region by Yemen's Houthi group on Saturday, and two children...

Three explosive drones destroyed over Yemen, Saudi-led coalition says

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi group said it had intercepted three explosive-laden drones over Yemen on Wednesday, a day after shrapnel from a...

Iraq seeks to ease Saudi-Iran hostility at Baghdad summit

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Iraq has invited Iran and Tehran's Gulf Arab foes to a summit in Baghdad with the objective of calming tensions which have brought them...

Italy eases curbs on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

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Italy has loosened restrictions on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, government sources said on Tuesday, in a move aimed...

ISS: A dangerous road home for Horn of Africa migrants

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COVID-19 is a key factor forcing migrants travelling to Saudi Arabia to make risky journeys home from Yemen. Migrants are returning for three main reasons:...

Coalition says it intercepted Houthi missile and drone attack on Saudi...

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Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Thursday said its forces had launched 12 ballistic missiles and drones towards a site belonging to the Saudi state...

Ex Airbus unit ordered to pay $42 million over corrupt Saudi...

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A former Airbus subsidiary was on Wednesday ordered to pay more than 30 million pounds ($42 million) after pleading guilty to corruption over contracts...

Saudi-led coalition says it intercepts Houthi drone fired at southern Saudi...

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said on Tuesday it had destroyed an explosive drone fired towards Khamis Mushait in the south...

Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi rigged boats, drones – state media

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The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi forces has destroyed two explosive-laden boats that the Iran-aligned group planned to use in an “imminent” attack launched...

Saudi-led coalition lets four fuel ships dock at Yemen’s Hodeidah port:...

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The Saudi-led coalition has allowed four fuel ships to dock at Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodeidah, two sources familiar with the matter said,...

Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes, hits grains port

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen unleashed dozens of air strikes against what it called Houthi military targets in the country’s north, including the...

Drone strike on Riyadh oil refinery claimed by Houthis causes fire

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An air attack on an oil refinery in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday caused a fire that was brought under control, the energy...

Yemen’s Houthis say attacked southern Saudi airports with drones

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Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it had fired armed drones at an airport and air base in southern Saudi Arabia, and the Saudi-led...

Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi ‘hostile aerial target’ in Yemen’s Marib

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen destroyed on Wednesday a “hostile aerial target”, belonging to the Iran-aligned Houthi forces in Yemen’s Marib city, Saudi...

Learning the hard way: Saudi Arabia better prepared for latest attacks

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Saudi Arabia fared far better on Sunday, when it escaped missile and drone attacks on its oil heartland with no serious damage, than 18...

US failure to sanction prince for Khashoggi killing ‘dangerous’: UN expert

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A UN human rights investigator said on Monday that it was “extremely dangerous” for the United States to have named Saudi Arabia’s de facto...

Iraq militia denies role in anti-US attacks, welcomes pressure on Saudi

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An Iran-aligned Iraqi militia group on Tuesday denied any role in recent rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq, but said an attack against...

Saudi Arabia to invest more than $20 billion in its military...

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Saudi Arabia will invest more than $20 billion in its domestic military industry over the next decade as part of aggressive plans to boost...

Saudi-led coalition says intercepted four Houthi armed drones

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The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Sunday it had intercepted and destroyed four armed drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement...

Biden ends US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen, says war...

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President Joe Biden on Thursday declared a halt to US support for a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen, demanding that the more than...

Nigeria repatriates hundreds of migrants from Saudi Arabia

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Nigeria evacuated hundreds of its citizens from Saudi Arabia on Thursday after they overstayed their visas and were left stranded, two Reuters witnesses said. The...

From embargo to embrace, Saudi Arabia pushes Gulf detente

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Embracing Qatar’s ruler, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince pushed a deal to end a row with Doha at a Gulf summit on Tuesday to try...

Fuel transport vessel hit by bomb boat in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia said a fuel transport ship anchored at a Jeddah terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in what it called a terrorist...

Yemen’s Houthis targeted two airports and a base in Saudi Arabia:...

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The military spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi movement said in a tweet on Saturday it had targeted the Jizan and Abha airports and the Khamis...

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