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Peninsula Shield great GCC achievement: GCC senior Military Official

Posted on 19/02/2007

Gulf Cooperation Council Assistant Secretary General for Military Affairs Major General Ali bin Salim Al Mu'ammari said GCC countries are intent on maintaining a strong presence at IDEX 2007 which is considered a unique event due to the wide array of exhibited military equipment and products, the strong presence of participating defence companies and delegations from across the globe, which makes the event a source of pride for us. Al Mu'ammari said what adds to the distinction of the ...  >>MORE

IDEX achieved huge success: Senior Jordanian Military Officer

Posted on 19/02/2007

Special Assistant to the Jordanian Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussain said the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) has achieved in the past years huge success attracting a large number of defence companies to exhibit the most advanced weaponry and military technology. In a statement to WAM yesterday, Prince Faisal said the current 8th edition of IDEX featured a greater number of participations, larger exhibiting areas and a stronger presence of military ...  >>MORE

Expo attracts defence majors

Posted on 19/02/2007

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated the eighth edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2007) yesterday. The President was accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and other senior officials. IDEX 2007 has ...  >>MORE

ADSB secures US$20m deal for UAE navy

Posted on 19/02/2007

The Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has secured a US$20-million contract from the UAE Naval Forces for the supply of 26-metre fast supply vessels. Making the announcement during the eighth edition of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2007), the company said it had delivered the first batch of the UAE's navy's latest purchase -- the 26-metre Aluminium Alloy Fast Supply Vessel (FSV). The other two vessels will be delivered this month and the remaining one next month. These ...  >>MORE

US companies expand presence as interest in Gulf region rises

Posted on 19/02/2007

The number of US companies participating in IDEX 2007 has increased substantially this year with the country's pavilion space almost doubling from 980 square metres last year to 1,900 square metres this year. "There are 54 US companies participating this year, a substantial increase compared to the number two years ago," retired Lieutenant General Roger G. Thompson, vice-president of the Association of the US Army, told Gulf News on the sidelines of the inauguration of the exhibition ...  >>MORE

BAE Systems brings the capability of the largest and most sophisticated virtual training facility in the world to IDEX

Posted on 19/02/2007

BAE Systems is displaying for the first time an 'Export' variant of the Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (CATT) at IDEX. The CATT system was primed by Lockheed Martin with support from BAE Systems for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), and is in full operational use in both the UK and Germany. CATT is a Collective Training System that provides up to Battle group/Brigade level training for both Armoured Vehicles, dismounted, HQ staff's and supporting forces. Its 100+ Simulators at each site ...  >>MORE

Armed Forces in Gulf states constitute pillar of stability: Mohammed bin Zayed

Posted on 18/02/2007

Armed Forces in Gulf states constitute the pillar of security and stability and would continue to play this crucial role, said General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. In a statement to WAM, Sheikh Mohammed said ambitious plans are underway to modernise these armies and keep them abreast with the latest technological advances. These armies, he said, are an integral part of the strategy to build modern states ...  >>MORE

IDEX 2007 breaks space records

Posted on 18/02/2007

Reed Exhibitions has reported that this year's edition of the International Defence Exhibition-IDEX 2007 has substantially surpassed all previous exhibition space figures by 37 per cent. This 8th edition of the biannual defence exhibition is being held under the patronage of H.H. Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and with the support of HH General Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of ...  >>MORE

World's top defence firms have IDEX in their sights

Posted on 18/02/2007

The eighth edition of the International Defence Exhibition, IDEX 2007, opens today in the capital and is expected to play host to a wide array of major deals. The international gathering of weapons producers represents one of the major platforms for negotiating new contracts, especially in the Middle East. "The military spending of the GCC countries exceeded US$40 billion in 2005, with Saudi Arabia accounting for US$25 billion, and the UAE for US$2.6 billion," said Mohammad Al Nabhani, IDEX ...  >>MORE

Caracal International to be launched at IDEX 2007

Posted on 18/02/2007

Caracal International LLC, the first Emirati Company to specialize in Small Arms manufacturing industry in the UAE, will officially be launched at IDEX 2007 today. Caracal intends to establish a high quality national defence industry in the UAE in accordance with recognized world standards and specifications as a pioneering company for the defence and security industrial sector in the country. Caracal International has reserved its own pavilion at IDEX 2007 to display its latest products ...  >>MORE

Over 40 UK companies participate at IDEX 2007

Posted on 18/02/2007

The United Kingdom (UK) defence sector - and the UK Government - is once again demonstrating their interest in doing business with the UAE, through the presence at IDEX 2007 of one of the largest overseas contingents. Over 40 UK companies are making the trip to Abu Dhabi, to take part in this prestigious event, which they view as offering an important shop-window on defence business in the Emirates and the wider region. Lord Drayson, Minister for Defence Procurement in the UK Ministry of ...  >>MORE

Strong French participation at IDEX 2007

Posted on 18/02/2007

A high level French Parliamentary and MoD delegation will participate at IDEX 2007. The French Minister of Defence will be represented by Francois Lureau, the French National Armament Director. IDEX 2007 is without any doubt a major international event and an unique opportunity for manufacturers from all over the word to show military and political authorities of the gulf countries, their latest products and more advanced technologies. French participation to IDEX has increased ...  >>MORE

Korea expands participation at IDEX 2007

Posted on 18/02/2007

The Republic of South Korea has broadened its participation at IDEX 2007 to reflect the depth of bilateral cooperation between the UAE and S. Korea, according to a top South Korean official. "In view of our vibrant relations with the UAE, we are expanding our participation at IDEX 2007. Some 17 Korean defence industries are making their debut at IDEX 2007, alongside such giants as the Korean Aerospace Industries KAI", said Young Ju Kim, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy. In a ...  >>MORE

Gulf Defence Conference 2007 held

Posted on 18/02/2007

The Gulf Defence Conference 2007 was opened yesterday as a lead - in to IDEX 2007, one of the world's largest defence exhibitions. It was attended by Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of higher Education and Scientific Research, Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, Defence Ministers from brotherly and friendly ...  >>MORE

Interior Ministry to display hi-tech equipment at IDEX

Posted on 14/02/2007

The Interior Ministry announced that it will participate in the 8th annual International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), to be held in Abu Dhabi, from February 18 to 22. Three sections will be devoted to the security services and devices of the ministry. The first section will display the electronic systems used in the ministry's departments to help them complete their work in minimum time. The second section will display the devices used in security arrangements while the third ...  >>MORE

Marine robots to patrol vital ports

Posted on 07/02/2007

The concept of a fleet of small, unmanned vessels deployed in the major shipping ports of the world to provide security is not that far off. At IDEX 2007, AAI Corporation (AAI) and Marine Robotic Vessels International, LLC (MRV International) will be unveiling the Interceptor Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) for the first time in public. This fourth generation, modular, adaptable and affordable unmanned vessel has been specifically designed for security and public service applications, ranging ...  >>MORE

40 American firms to participate in IDEX 2007

Posted on 07/02/2007

Forty American firms will participate in the 2007 International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2007), to be held here from February 18 to 22, 2007 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). These companies would be participating in the biannual premier defence show as part of the official USA pavilion, organised by the Association of US Army (AUSA) in collaboration with the REED Exhibitions and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company. About a dozen more US companies will be collocated ...  >>MORE

Main battle tank makes IDEX2007 debut

Posted on 28/01/2007

After an absence of four years, a Main Battle Tank (MBT) will be showcased at the biannual International Defence Exhibition. The Leopardo 2E is being brought to Abu Dhabi by the General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas (GD SBS) of Spain, who is building 189 of the tanks under licence from Krauss-Maffei Wegman (KMW) of Germany for the Spanish Army. The Leopard name has become synonymous with modern ground warfare, as since 1963 more than 9200 tanks of the Leopard 1 and 2 versions have been ...  >>MORE

IDEX 2007 expects 45000 visitors

Posted on 24/01/2007

With the start of one of the world's largest biannual defence exhibitions only weeks away, the decision by Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Development Company to moor two cruise liners in Abu Dhabi to supplement the city's hotel room capacity has been welcomed by the organizers of IDEX 2007. "There is no question that this initiative shows forethought and genuine caring for the welfare and comfort of visitors to IDEX next month," said Frederic Theux, President of Reed Exhibitions Middle East. He ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi charters two cruise ships as floating hotels

Posted on 22/01/2007

Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) has chartered two cruise ships which will be berthed in the UAE capital as floating hotels from tomorrow until the end of February to ease heightened accommodation demand in the city as a result of major events and exhibitions. The 401 room New Flamenco, operated by Florida's Elysian Ship Management Inc, and the 274 room Ocean Majesty, operated by Majestic International Cruises based in Greece, complete with a combined crew ...  >>MORE

New owner, new venue for IDEX 2007

Posted on 13/12/2006

The biannual International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) will celebrate its 8th edition on the dates February 18 - 22, 2007 with a new international owner as well as a new, state of the art exhibition venue. Reed Exhibitions, a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier, a FTSE 100 company, is the world's leading organizer of trade and consumer events. It has recently acquired the IDEX show as well as two other shows formerly hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC). Reed Exhibitions has ...  >>MORE

GEC starts its promotional campaign for IDEX 2007

Posted on 26/06/2005

Ahmed Humaid Al Mazroei, Director General of the General Exhibitions Corporation, GEC, said that the Corporation has succeeded in promoting for IDEX 2007 during its participation in the recent Paris Air Show. Al Mazroei added that GEC participation in Paris Air show is part of the Corporation policy to attract several countries and major defence companies to this most prestigious exhibition in the world defence industry. 'IDEX series had always recorded tremendous success, especially IDEX ...  >>MORE

UAE promotes IDEX at the Paris air show

Posted on 18/06/2005

PARIS — The UAE's General Exhibition Authority (GEA) pavilion at the French Le Bourger 2005 exhibition attracted remarkable attention from the participants as well as the visitors. There are some 1935 companies representing 42 countries participating in the event, of which the French firms comprise 44 per cent, while American firms represent 16, exhibiting the latest products in the fields of civil and military aviation, satellites, and radar and surveillance equipment. The members of the ...  >>MORE

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