IDEX 2019: China showcases new weapons

China has reversed a trend for showing off new equipment at foreign exhibitions. At IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi, China came loaded with lots of weapons to show off. This year, China has come featuring improved laser weapons systems, ship models, and anti-tank missiles on display.

While the items on display ranged from pistols to large-scale armored vehicles, two vehicles stood out. One was Norinco’s Red Arrow 10 vehicle-mounted anti-tank missile, and the other was Poly Defence’s Silent Hunter truck-mounted laser weapons system.

While representatives from both companies declined to comment about the vehicles’ capabilities or export potential, exhibiting the vehicles at a show like IDEX is a sign that China is marketing both to the world, particularly nations in the Middle East and North Africa.