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IDEX 2019 ~ Day Two Brief Update

Oshkosh M-ATV with mine roller leads a squad of NIMR armoured vehicles during the IDEX 2019 dynamic display [©BM]

Day Two, Monday, at IDEX 2019 started off with blue skies – though being in the expo halls from early morning until evening meant J-F did not see too much of the sun, writes Bob Morrison.

 

However with so many new things to discover – from a rugged oxygen generator to two home-grown armoured vehicle models from different UAE manufacturers to the new German Army black combat boot and brown arid deployment patrol boot models – a highly interesting day vanished in a flash. Today we also had the chance to photograph the full dynamic display by UAE Land Forces, having only been able to watch part of yesterday’s Opening Ceremony show, and if all goes to plan we may be able to photograph it again from a different angle before heading back on Wednesday night.

 

Once back at my desk in the UK, where not constrained by a netbook and slow hotel wifi access, it is my intention to cover everything previewed here in more depth but for the meantime I hope this handful of photos will give a flavour of the expo so far.

[ images © Bob Morrison ]

The ROG, Rugged Oxygen Generator, is a British lifesaver now deployed in quantity by US medical teams

The two new HAIX German Army boots – the SCOUT is for arid theatres and the BW is the new VIBRAM sole winter boot [©BM]

The new AJBAN 447A MRAV from NIMR was launched at IDEX 2019 [©BM]

The VIPER MRAP from Mobile Land Systems has successfully completed 1,500km Summer Trials well in ecess of 50C with the UAE Armed Forces [©BM]

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