IDEX 2019

[IDEX 2019] Truvelo AMRIS 20×42 mm from South Africa

Truvelo is a South African firearms manufacturing company which we know for their large caliber sniper and anti-materiel rifles. In IDEX they had a small booth where they managed to fit their newest baby and two of its bigger siblings.

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[IDEX 2019] Steyr AUG .300 BLK and STM556 from Austria

Steyr Mannlicher attended IDEX with a somehow low profile booth in the Austrian pavilion. In the small space, they managed, however, to showcase a good selection of their products, from the new A2 pistol in different configurations to the impressive HS50 anti-materiel rifle.

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[IDEX 2019] Stoeger STR-9 from Turkey

Stoeger is a Turkish manufacturer mostly known for its shotguns, which are frequently based on designs of the parent company Benelli. Being part of the Beretta Holding, however, Stoeger has also been manufacturing semiautomatic pistols for some years. Specifically, they took over from Beretta the production of the 8000 series “Cougar” models. This was the first attempt by Beretta to offer a pistol with rotating barrel, later replaced by the polymer framed Px4 “Storm” series.

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[IDEX 2019] InterProInvest Malyuk from Ukraine

Malyuk is the new bullpup assault rifle which has apparently been adopted by the Ukrainian Army.

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[IDEX 2019] Agencija Alan from Croatia

Agencija Alan has a stable presence at IDEX, however, for the first time in the author’s memory, in this edition, they finally took their products out of glass cabinets and welcomed the public in the booth.

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Russia Starts Promoting the New Kalashnikov AK200 Series

Russia’s Rosoboronexport, which is part of the Rostec State Corporation, is launching a Global marketing campaign to promote their new AK200 series manufactured by the Kalashnikov Concern.

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[IDEX 2019] Hamond Suppressors from Ukraine

Hamond is a small Ukrainian company designing and manufacturing suppressors from cal .22 to 30 mm. Engineer Evgeniy Moskalenko, the CEO and chief designer of Hamond, brought to IDEX a selection of cutaway models showing an array of different internal geometries.

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[IDEX 2019] Edelweiss Industries from Austria

Edelweiss Industries, not to be confused with the Swiss Edelweiss Arms, is truly an unusual find in a defense-oriented event such as IDEX. The small Austrian company, born out of the shooting range Edelweiss Adventure, offers an interesting array of Glock accessories.

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[IDEX 2019] TRB RS9 Vampir from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The TRB RS9 Vampir is a rather unknown pistol from Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was briefly introduced to TFB readers by Miles in 2017. At IDEX 2019, TFB had a chance to get a closer look.

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[IDEX 2019] EDIC Caracal from UAE

During the third week of February, Abu Dhabi, UAE, hosted the biennial event of IDEX (International Defence Exhibition & Conference). This is an expo where manufacturers of military-related items come from all over the world to display their production, possibly to sign very lucrative deals. Small arms aren’t one of the major drivers of the business, therefore they don’t get the center stage, however, the event is still a chance to get to see some firearms which may not be commonly known in the Western world.

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