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22 February, 2017

IDEX 2017 Day 4: UAE Armed Forces Signs Deals worth more than AED 3.422 billion

13 of the deals are with national companies and the remaining 7 with international companies.

IDEX 2017 Day 4: UAE Armed Forces Signs Deals worth more than AED 3.422 billion
82 deals over the past four days valued at more than AED 18.833 billion

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 February, 2017 

At a press conference on day four of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, announced 20 new deals worth AED 3,422,120,575.

13 of the deals are with national companies and the remaining 7 with international companies. The press conference, held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, was also attended by Naval Staff Colonel Fahed Nasser Al Thehli, Official Spokesperson of the fourth edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2017).

His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi declared the following UAE Armed Forces contracts:

An AED 46,900,000 contract with the UAE based company, International Golden Group (IGG), to develop infrastructure for IT projects.

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A contract worth AED 6,836,400 with the Swiss company, Rheinmentall Air Defence, to offer the UAE Air Force with technical support. 

A contract worth AED 27,000,000 with UAE based company E-Marine to extend naval cables.

A contract valued at AED 409,245,000 with the UAE based company, Caracal International to purchase weaponry. 

A contract with Condor Medical Waste Treatment Company a UAE-based company, for AED 2,394,000 to provide technical and medical support for the transport and processing of medical waste.

An AED 20,000,000 contract with the UAE based company, Ahmed Al Mazroei Metal Industries, to produce and install storage for weapons and maintenance of moving targets at shooting ranges and equipment.

A contract valued at AED 20,000,000 with the UAE based company Al Futtaim Motors, to provide technical support. 

An AED 60,000,000 contract with the UAE based company Royal Jet, to provide private air transport for VIPs.  

A contract with the French company Thales Communications & Security worth AED 26,693,876 to provide spare parts for telecommunication systems.

An AED 51,000,000 contract with French company Dassault Aviation to provide technical support for aircrafts of the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defence Force.

A contract with the French company Thales Communications & Security valued at AED 38,657,681 to purchase and install air communication system stations.

A contract with the Italian company AgustaWestland Aviation Services, for AED 8,980,242 to modernise the interior cabin of VIPs’ aircrafts.

A contract valued at AED 1,296,412,386 with the American company Raytheon to buy ammunitions for the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defence Force.

A contract valued at AED 30,000,000 with the UAE based Emirates Motor Company for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

A contract worth AED 36,362,700 with the UAE based Burkan Munitions Systems to purchase ammunitions for the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defence Force

An AED 59,117,421 contract with the UAE based company Emirates Defence Technology (EDT) to buy and ammunitions for land forces.

A contract with the UAE based company TRUST for AED 300,000,000 to supply to buy machinery.

A contract valued at AED 745,235,000 with the UAE based company Star Satellite Communications Company, to buy satellite communications terminals.

A contract with the American company Satellite Imaging Technologies Gmbh valued at AED 96,967,200 to rent imaging satellites.

A contract with the UAE based company, Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company (ADASI) valued at AED 140,318,669 to supply thermal imaging cameras and ground control stations.

Over the past four days, during IDEX and NAVDEX 2017, the UAE Armed Forces penned a cumulative of 82 deals worth more than AED 18.833 billion. The past three days are split as follows:

  • Day one of IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 witnessed 21 deals worth more than AED 4.416 billion.
  • Day two of IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 witnessed 10 new deals worth more than AED 6.919 billion.
  • Day three of IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 witnessed 31 new deals worth more than AED 4.075 billion.

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About IDEX & NAVDEX
The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is the largest tri-service defence exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. IDEX takes place biennially under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and is organised by IDEX LLC (an Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) Group Company) in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ. This year, IDEX 2017 features the 4th edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX), the maritime security show that has quickly become the largest naval defence exhibition in the region.

IDEX and NAVDEX demonstrate the latest defence technologies across land, sea and air. Both offer a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces. The previous edition of IDEX held in 2015 witnessed the participation of over 1,200 national, regional and international exhibitors and attracted more than 101,000 visitors and generated deals exceeding AED18.3 billion.

Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC) is the strategic partner for IDEX 2017 whilst Tawazun Holding (Tawazun) is the principle partner. Abu Dhabi Shipping Building (ADSB) is the principle partner for NAVDEX 2017.

For more information go to www.idexuae.ae

© Press Release 2017