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UAE signs defence contracts worth Dh4 billion at IDEX

posted on 23/02/2011: 2145 views

The UAE has signed defence contracts in the tune of Dh4 billion on the third day of the 10th International Defence Conference and Exhibition (IDEX 2011), IDEX Spokesperson Major General Obaid Al Ketbi announced today.

'Emiraje System won a contract valued at US$550 million for the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)' Al Ketbi said.

France's Nexter Systems was awarded a Dh423 million deal for technical support for LeClerc tank.

French Dassault Aviation bagged a contract worth Dh112.4 million for upgrading weapon systems of the Mirage 2000.

'The UAE Armed Forces also signed a contract with UAE's I.G.G at Dh392.6 million for purchase and supply of assorted weapons and ammunitions as well as Global Positioning Systems, Al Ketbi added.

Deal 1: Recon pods and relevant equipment for F-16 airplanes Parties Involved: Goodrich Corporation ISR Systems of the USA Value: Dh297.3m

Deal 2: Purchasing detection and surveillance equipment as well as weapons and ammunition Parties involved: IGG of the UAE Value: Dh392.6m Deal

Deal 3: Four military excavators Parties involved: JCP Sales Limited Value: Dh12.3m

Deal 4: Purchasing 10 boats and 24 turrets Parties involved: Al Fattan Ship Building Company of the UAE Value: Dh94.5m

Deal 5: Technical support contract to for the LeClerc tank Parties involved: Nexter Systems of France Value: Dh423m

Deal 6: Tetra communications systems and managing maintenance workshops Parties Involved: Atlas Communications of UAE Value: Dh63m

Deal 7: Purchasing aerial targets Parties involved: Advanced Target Systems Value: Dh12.8m

Deal 8: Developing ammunition system for Mirage 2000 Parties involved: Dassault Aviation Value: Dh112.4m

Deal 9: Implementing C4I system Parties involved: Emiraje Systems of UAE Value: US$550m

Deal 10: Upgrading the FMS flight management system especially for mid-air refuelling tankers Parties Involved: EADS Military Transport of Spain Value: Dh34.5m

Deal 11: Providing consultancy services in strategic maritime security Parties Involved: Reflex response Value: Dh83m

Deal 12: Medical Services Parties involved: National Ambulance Company of the UAE Value: Dh49.8m

Deal 13: Develop education and training in maritime security Parties involved: Michael Stapleton and Associates of the USA Value: Dh40.5M

Deal 14: To provide full data and services including military geospatial surveying, air photography, map production and geographical analysis within the UAE. Parties involved: Bayanat Company of the UAE, a Mubadala subsidiary Value: Dh326.4m Total: Dh4 billion. - Emirates News Agency, WAM


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