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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - IDEX 2017

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince praises national defence industry's progress as he tours IDEX 2017

Posted on 23/02/2017

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday praised the national defence industry for making significant progress and becoming a significant source of support for the UAE Armed Forces. He made the remark during a tour to 13th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) where he visited the stands of a number of national, Arab and foreign defence companies. "The national defence ...  >>MORE

IDEX is an important platform to exchange knowledge, promote Arab strength: Sudanese President

Posted on 23/02/2017

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Beshir has said the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017 is based on advanced ideas as a first-grade investment and tourism project, seen as an excellent forum for visitors to exchange knowledge and experience. He added that the Arab region would benefit from the successful integration of its military industries, and noted that the region faces various threats, which should be met with proper military preparations using the latest ...  >>MORE

IDEX 2017 Day 4: UAE Armed Forces signs deals worth over AED 3.4 billion

Posted on 23/02/2017

Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, announced 20 new deals worth over AED 3.4 billion at a press conference on day four of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017. The national companies were awarded 13 deals, while the remaining seven deals went to international companies. The press conference, held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, was attended by Naval Staff Colonel Fahed Nasser Al Thehli, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Raytheon mark a decade of partnership

Posted on 23/02/2017

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) and Raytheon have celebrated the 10th anniversary of their partnership in a ceremony alongside the UAE Navy Baynunah corvette Al Hili on the NAVDEX waterfront. "We have established an excellent working relationship with Raytheon over the last 10 years and look forward to continuing our partnership in the years ahead," said Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, chief executive of ADSB, at the presentation event. ADSB is the prime contractor for the six-ship Baynunah corvette ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Lockheed Martin sign MoU to cooperate for support services for UAE Military Maritime Assets

Posted on 23/02/2017

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company, ADSB, and Lockheed Martin yesterday announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to cooperate in providing support services for UAE Military maritime assets. The MoU was signed by Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ship Building, and Joe North, Vice President of Littoral Ship and Systems at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, on the sidelines of NAVDEX. The agreement brings together both parties to offer maintenance, repair and ...  >>MORE

Milrem intends to bring production unit in UAE

Posted on 23/02/2017

Milrem, an Estonian military technology solutions provider, has expressed its intention to build a production unit to develop and arm unmanned ground vehicles, UGV, in the UAE. "We, as a company believe in cooperation, and if the UAE Armed Forces start using these vehicles, we will produce these systems in the UAE," Kuldar Vaarsi, Chairman of the Board of Milrem, said. "We are not keen to do production in Estonia, but with local partners, our intention is to bring the production here in the ...  >>MORE

IDEX: International Golden Group announces 6 defence contracts and agreements

Posted on 23/02/2017

The International Golden Group, IGG, the Abu Dhabi-based supplier of high-end defence and security systems, yesterday announced six agreements for joint cooperation in the supply of defence systems with global companies Thales Optronique, Fraser Optics, Comtech, CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP, Digital Bit and Denel Vehicle Systems at the 13th International Defence Exhibition, IDEX 2017, being held in Abu Dhabi. IGG is one of the primary Emirati organisations that operates in the defence and security ...  >>MORE

UAE Navy awards Marte anti-ship missile contract to MBDA

Posted on 23/02/2017

MBDA, a world leader in missile systems, has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles, the company announced last night at the International Defence Exhibition, IDEX 2017. This is a follow on from an initial contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles. Available with a variety of launcher configurations, Marte MK 2/N are able to strike targets at ranges in excess of 30 km, flying a fire-and-forget sea-skimming profile ...  >>MORE

Aqdar, Watani Al Emarat signs MoU for national charter for students

Posted on 23/02/2017

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, yesterday attended the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Khalifa Student Empowerment Programme (Aqdar) and the Watani Al Emarat Foundation, which would strengthen their communication and promote partnerships to raise national awareness. The MoU was signed by Ahmed Mohamed Al Maraan on behalf of the Supreme Committee of Aqdar, and Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi, ...  >>MORE

IDEX 2017:Arms deals over past three days valued at AED 15.41 billion

Posted on 22/02/2017

Thirty one new arms deals worth over AED4 billion were announced on the third day of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017, bringing the total transactions over the three days to AED15.41 billion. Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, announced at a daily press briefing that 19 of the deals were sealed with national companies and remaining 12 with international companies. Naval Staff Colonel Fahed Nasser Al Thehli, Official ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's small arms producer Caracal unveils new home-built assault rifle named after martyr

Posted on 22/02/2017

Caracal International, the Abu Dhabi-based original equipment manufacturer and small arms producer, yesterday unveiled Sultan, a 5.56mm calibre assault rifle, named after Emirati martyr Staff Colonel Sultan Mohammed bin Huwaiden Al Ketbi. "Sultan is the company's latest light firearm. It is a 100 percent national product. It was designed for various assault missions and is capable of carrying a range of military accessories such as flashlights, silencers and sights," Salim Al Ameri, CEO of ...  >>MORE

Global Aerospace Logistics, Abu Dhabi Vocational Education Institute partner to provide training courses on aerospace logistics

Posted on 22/02/2017

EDIC subsidiary, Global Aerospace Logistics, GAL has announced the creation of a new training programme in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute, ADVETI. The training programme is designed to offer UAE citizens the opportunity to receive GAL sponsored training at ADVETI, one of the leading institutes of technical and vocational education and training in the UAE. The programmes offered have been specifically designed in consultation with Abu Dhabi industries ...  >>MORE

UAE's local company launches Combat boat at NAVDEX

Posted on 22/02/2017

Al Fattan Ship Industry, a UAE-based local company has launched 16 Meter Combat Boat, its first combat boat in the UAE, manufactured entirely by using local expertise. "This combat boat is designed and built by Al Fattan Ship Industry in the UAE. It is made of fiber glass and can carry weapons and 12 plus 2 troops," Mesfer Nasir Alkurbi, the General Manager of Al Fattan Ship Industry told WAM at NAVDEX. The Combat boat is 16 metre ling and has a breadth of 3.9 metre. The depth of the boat is ...  >>MORE

Tawazun Economic Council signs MoU with Belarus at IDEX 2017

Posted on 22/02/2017

The Tawazun Economic Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus on Sunday at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017, in Abu Dhabi. Future cooperation in the field of defence was the primary objective behind the signing of the Memorandum, laying a roadmap for cooperation in certain areas of interest to both parties. The MoU, signed on the sidelines of IDEX 2017, includes the production, ...  >>MORE

VP commissions UAE-made Baynunah-class corvette Al Hili

Posted on 21/02/2017

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday officially inaugurated Al Hili, the sixth and the latest Baynunah-class corvette built by Abu Dhabi Ship Building, ADSB, for the UAE Navy, in a ceremony held at NAVDEX, the naval defence and maritime security section of the tri-service International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017. After he commissioned the new 72m-long corvette into service by raising the UAE flag ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed tours IDEX 2017

Posted on 21/02/2017

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, continued his tours on the second day of the IDEX 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), by visiting a number of participating national pavilions and exhibitions by foreign companies. His Highness viewed during his tour the most important exhibits and developmental projects executed by international companies and the defence tools and technology. ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed praises Sudan’s role in Arab Coalition

Posted on 21/02/2017

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, praised the role of Sudan under the leadership of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, in joining the Arab Coalition and its support for the Saudi-led operation to bring hope to Yemen. It also confirms Sudan's proactive position as one of the countries that offered support and standing to the Arab Coalition, he said. He also praised the performance of Sudanese forces in ...  >>MORE

Al Bowardi decorates US Commander of Central Army Command with Emirates Military Order of First Class

Posted on 21/02/2017

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence, decorated on Monday Lt. General Michael Jarrett, Commander of U.S. Army Central Command with Emirates Military Order of First Class. Earlier, Al Bowardi received in his office at IDEX Lt. General Garrett and the accompanying delegation. They are currently visiting the country to attend IDEX 2017. The UAE official welcomed Lt. General Garrett and discussed with him friendship and cooperation between the UAE and U.S. and ways to ...  >>MORE

UAE, Russia sign co-operation agreement in defence industries

Posted on 21/02/2017

The UAE and the Russian Federation yesterday signed an agreement for co-operation in defence industries, which relates to discussing specifications and capabilities of Russian fighter jets, including Sukhoi 35. The deal was signed yesterday at the ongoing International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Denis Manturov, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's IGG, Estonia's Milrem to develop, arm military unmanned ground vehicles

Posted on 21/02/2017

Abu Dhabi-based supplier of high-end defence and security solutions International Golden Group, IGG, yesterday announced its cooperation with Milrem, the Estonian defence solutions provider, to develop and arm unmanned ground vehicles, UGV, with Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, the largest Turkish defence electronics company. The vehicle is the first of its kind in the UAE, and is set to meet the tactical requirements on the battlefield and to increase the combat capability while ...  >>MORE

Arms deals worth over AED6.9 billion sealed on day two of IDEX, bringing total transactions to AED11.33 billion

Posted on 21/02/2017

Arms deals worth AED 6.919 billion (US$ 1.88 billion) were signed on the second day of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017, bringing the total transactions in 48-hrs of the exhibition to more than AED11.335 billion (over US$3 billion). Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson for the 13th edition of IDEX, said that a total of 10 transactions were carried out on Monday, bringing the cumulative number of deals for the first and second day to ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed receives defence ministers at IDEX 2017

Posted on 21/02/2017

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met with several defence ministers and heads of delegations who are taking part in the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, 2017, which started on Sunday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC. The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince separately met with Greece's Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos, Slovak Republic's Minister of Defence Peter ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed receives U.S. Defence Secretary

Posted on 19/02/2017

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the visiting U.S. Defence Secretary, James Mattis, on Saturday. During the meeting, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed the new U.S. Defence Secretary and congratulated him on his appointment to the post. He also wished him success in his new duty. They discussed friendship and co-operation between the UAE and the U.S., and ways to strengthen ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince welcomes General Atomics and Raytheon Chairmen

Posted on 19/02/2017

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, separately received Neal Blue, Chairman of General Atomics, and Thomas Kennedy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Raytheon Defence Company, at Al Shati Palace on Saturday. The two major United States (US) defence companies are participating at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2017 (IDEX), a biennial event at the Abu Dhabi National ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Aviation looks forward to new partnership at IDEX: Al Hammadi

Posted on 19/02/2017

Abu Dhabi Aviation, ADA, the largest helicopter operator in the GCC and MENA regions is participating at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2017 (IDEX 2017). "Aviation industry in the UAE is one of the strategic components promoting economic growth. The wise insight of our leadership has provided the proper platform, systems and investments to build a significant international hub of aviation and logistic services" Nader Ahmed Al Hammadi, ADA Chairman said. "The Strategic ...  >>MORE

International Golden Group to open Advanced Industries City, says IGG Chairman

Posted on 19/02/2017

The International Golden Group (IGG) will soon open the IGG Advanced Industries at Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP) in Abu Dhabi, said Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, Chairman at International Golden Group. 'The industrial city compiles with the offset program that promotes the transfer of technology and know-how to the UAE, by bringing the latest technology. The purpose of these strategies is to improve IGG's industrial capabilities in system engineering, development and integration delivery of local ...  >>MORE

IDEX Conference 2017 tackles disruptive innovation in defence and security

Posted on 19/02/2017

IDEX Conference 2017, part of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) and the fourth edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2017) commenced yesterday at the National Archives headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The event attracted national and international defence policy makers and experts engaging in a lively debate over the most pressing topics in the industry. Themed ‘Disruptive Innovation in Defence and Security', the conference took place ...  >>MORE

WAM sheds light on IDEX

Posted on 19/02/2017

Emirates News Agency (WAM) is extensively covering the International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2017 (IDEX), through an integrated media team that will broadcast live from its media centre at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), according to a UAE official. The news service will constantly cover the unfolding sessions at IDEX, and provide reports, photos and videos to Arab and international media directly from the event, said Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Executive Director of ...  >>MORE

Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing to promote marine technologies at Idex, Navdex

Posted on 08/02/2017

The UAE-based Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing Company will promote its latest marine technologies and unmanned capabilities at the International Defense Exhibition (Idex) 2017 to be held from February 19 to 23 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. 'Al Marakeb will introduce MAP-Tech, a division that is dedicated to autonomous and marine navigation solutions at the event. It will showcase the Ground Control Station (GCS), the 10m unmanned surface vehicle (USV) B10, and will present ...  >>MORE

Higher global participation expected at NAVDEX 2017

Posted on 01/02/2017

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, announced on Tuesday a rise in participation, interest and engagement from global marine-based companies at the Naval Defence Exhibition or NAVDEX 2017, to be held in Abu Dhabi along with the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017. Organised by ADNEC in collaboration with the UAE Armed Forces under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, IDEX and ...  >>MORE

800-strong local, international media contingent to cover IDEX and NAVDEX 2017

Posted on 24/01/2017

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, today announced that more than 800 media representatives from around the world will cover the upcoming editions of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017, and Naval Defence Exhibition, NAVDEX 2017. Organised in collaboration with the UAE Armed Forces under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 will run at the ...  >>MORE

ADNEC launches official IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 social media platforms and hashtags

Posted on 16/01/2017

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, yesterday unveiled the official platforms and hashtags of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017, and Naval Defence Exhibition, NAVDEX 2017, on key social media platforms. #IDEXUAE and #NAVDEXUAE are now the official English hashtags of the events. Organised by ADNEC in collaboration with the UAE Armed Forces, IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 will run at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 19th to 23rd February, 2017. ...  >>MORE

IDEX Conference 2017 to attract leading defence, security experts

Posted on 09/01/2017

The world's leading defence and security experts will gather in Abu Dhabi for a major conference in February. IDEX Conference 2017, part of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) and Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX), is set to see the participation of leading security and defence decision makers and experts from across the world. 'Disrupting Innovation in Defence and Security' will be the theme of the conference, help prior to IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 at the headquarters of ...  >>MORE

IDEX and NAVDEX pavilion at Euronaval draws high interest from Global Defence Industry

Posted on 19/10/2016

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre pavilion showcasing the 2017 editions of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, and Naval Defence Exhibition, NAVDEX, has drawn high interest from key decision makers and delegates attending Euronaval 2016, the leading maritime defence show currently underway in Paris, France. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Acting Group CEO of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, said, "We are excited with the overwhelming response the IDEX and ...  >>MORE

Higher organising committee of IDEX 2017, NAVDEX 2017 holds first meeting at ADNEC

Posted on 01/08/2016

The higher organising committee of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) and the Naval Defence Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX 2017) yesterday held its first meeting. Chaired by Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, head of the organising committee, the meeting drew the participation of representatives from related national entities. Both IDEX 2017 and NAVDEX 2017 will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed names IDEX 2017 committee's chairman, members

Posted on 25/07/2016

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has issued a resolution naming the committee members of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2017), under the chairmanship of Major General Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei. The resolution also names Major General Ishaq Saleh Mohamed Al Baloushi as Deputy Chairman of the committee. The committee's members will include ...  >>MORE

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince praises national defence industry's progress as he tours IDEX 2017


IDEX is an important platform to exchange knowledge, promote Arab strength: Sudanese President


IDEX 2017 Day 4: UAE Armed Forces signs deals worth over AED 3.4 billion


Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Raytheon mark a decade of partnership


Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Lockheed Martin sign MoU to cooperate for support services for UAE Military Maritime Assets


Milrem intends to bring production unit in UAE


IDEX: International Golden Group announces 6 defence contracts and agreements


UAE Navy awards Marte anti-ship missile contract to MBDA


Aqdar, Watani Al Emarat signs MoU for national charter for students


IDEX 2017:Arms deals over past three days valued at AED 15.41 billion


Abu Dhabi's small arms producer Caracal unveils new home-built assault rifle named after martyr


Global Aerospace Logistics, Abu Dhabi Vocational Education Institute partner to provide training courses on aerospace logistics


UAE's local company launches Combat boat at NAVDEX


Tawazun Economic Council signs MoU with Belarus at IDEX 2017


VP commissions UAE-made Baynunah-class corvette Al Hili


Mohamed bin Zayed tours IDEX 2017


Mohamed bin Zayed praises Sudan’s role in Arab Coalition


Al Bowardi decorates US Commander of Central Army Command with Emirates Military Order of First Class


UAE, Russia sign co-operation agreement in defence industries


Abu Dhabi's IGG, Estonia's Milrem to develop, arm military unmanned ground vehicles


Arms deals worth over AED6.9 billion sealed on day two of IDEX, bringing total transactions to AED11.33 billion


Mohamed bin Zayed receives defence ministers at IDEX 2017


Mohamed bin Zayed receives U.S. Defence Secretary


Abu Dhabi Crown Prince welcomes General Atomics and Raytheon Chairmen


Abu Dhabi Aviation looks forward to new partnership at IDEX: Al Hammadi


International Golden Group to open Advanced Industries City, says IGG Chairman


IDEX Conference 2017 tackles disruptive innovation in defence and security


WAM sheds light on IDEX


Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing to promote marine technologies at Idex, Navdex


Higher global participation expected at NAVDEX 2017


800-strong local, international media contingent to cover IDEX and NAVDEX 2017


ADNEC launches official IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 social media platforms and hashtags


IDEX Conference 2017 to attract leading defence, security experts


IDEX and NAVDEX pavilion at Euronaval draws high interest from Global Defence Industry


Higher organising committee of IDEX 2017, NAVDEX 2017 holds first meeting at ADNEC


Mohamed bin Zayed names IDEX 2017 committee's chairman, members