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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - IDEX 2013

Marauder gets gold makeover in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 18/02/2013

The world's toughest vehicle, Paramount Group's 16 tonne Marauder, has received a couture fashion makeover in response to growing public interest for a consumer friendly version. The vehicle was covered in Swarovski crystals and gold, chrome and bronze camouflage, and accompanied by model in matching ballgown. The makeover was undertaken by Gavin Rajah, couture designer to the stars including Beyonce and Cameron Diaz. (GETTY/GALLO) ...  >>MORE

Defence giant targets UAE talent

Posted on 18/02/2013

Talented young Emiratis are being targeted by one of the world's leading defence companies to be the high-technology engineers of the future. The programme is part of an agreement between BAE Systems Middle East and Africa and Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi to train students. "We are looking to engage and get young people more excited about being engineers," Ben Bridge, the company's regional chief, said yesterday on the opening day of IDEX, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu ...  >>MORE

UAE companies take spotlight at IDEX

Posted on 18/02/2013

From the Nimr armoured fighting vehicles sporting 20mm and 30mm automatic cannons standing guard over Tawazun's vast display area to the model of a 900-tonne Baynunah-class corvette decorating Abu Dhabi Ship Building stand - and standing in for the real ship moored across the road - the evidence was everywhere that the UAE's defence industry has come of age. IDEX 2013 opened yesterday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre with an emphatic display of local military hardware and ...  >>MORE

UK and UAE in talks on Typhoon

Posted on 18/02/2013

The UK and the UAE are in talks on Typhoon combat aircraft, Philip Dunne, UK minister of defence equipment, support and technology told the Gulf News. "We are in talks now,” said the British minister, without disclosing any further details about the expected deal and the number of aircraft. Last November, it was expected that the UK and the UAE would sign a Dh36.8 billion (US$10 billion) deal according to which the UK would provide the UAE Armed Forces with 40 Typhoon aircraft and a five-year ...  >>MORE

IDEX, the largest Security and defence EXPO in MENA, says French Defence Minister

Posted on 18/02/2013

French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian has affirmed that IDEX 2013 is now the largest Defence and Security Exhibition in the MENA region. In a statement on the occasion of France's participation in IDEX 2013, the Minister also highlighted the French Army's participation, which included a display of its "Soldier of the future latest technologies" in the fields of spatial communication and Tactical Equipment, along with a demonstration of major French Armed forces combat vehicles. ...  >>MORE

Italy says ready to support UAE technology drive

Posted on 18/02/2013

Italian Defense Minister Giampaolo Di Paolo has hailed relations with the UAE and said Italy is ready to support the country's drive to acquire technology in industry and other sectors. "We are very satisfied with the cooperation with the UAE in the Defense sector. There is definitely room for improvement in the industrial, as well as in the technical/operational, and technical/capability sectors," he told daily Nation Shield in his remarks marking IDEX show. "We are ready to work in this ...  >>MORE

IDEX a knowledge hub: UAE

Posted on 18/02/2013

The UAE's top leaders said the country will continue to train its focus on investing in human capital and insisted that the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is not an arms market but an opportunity to exchange constructive views and opinions on global issues in the larger interest of achieving stability and peace. They attributed the growing success of IDEX to the country's balanced political approach to international issues, efficient government, streamlined procedures ...  >>MORE

Latest defence equipment, services on display at IDEX

Posted on 18/02/2013

The 11th edition of the Middle East's largest defence exhibition, the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2013) was officially inaugurated at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) on Sunday by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed toured the exhibition along with senior officials. He was accompanied by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu ...  >>MORE

IDEX among the world's most important defence shows: Mohammed bin Rashid

Posted on 17/02/2013

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday emphasised that the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, is among the world's most important defence shows in terms of the increasing number of participating countries and exhibitors, the quality and types of showcased products as well as the number of visitors it draws from tens of close and remote countries. In statements to WAM ahead of the International ...  >>MORE

IDEX established its global stature and became a global gathering: Mohammed Bin Zayed

Posted on 17/02/2013

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said has said that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, works to achieve humanitarian stability and security, not only in the UAE, but also globally. He expressed confidence that the holding of international gatherings in the UAE provides a favourable environment for exchanging constructive views and opinions on global ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed stresses keenness of NMC on covering IDEX 2013

Posted on 17/02/2013

H. H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chairman of National Media Council (NMC), has said the holding of IDEX 2013- the Gulf Defence Conference (GDC) under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is another proof for success of the IDEX, which was launched in Abu Dhabi in 1993. He told Emirates News Agency (WAM) in a statement that "the continuity of IDEX demonstrates the ability of Emiratis to hold the most important defence ...  >>MORE

IDEX one of the top international defence exhibitions, says UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff

Posted on 17/02/2013

Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, said IDEX 2013, one of the most specialised international exhibitions in the world, has been scoring the successes since its inception in 1993. He added that the exhibition has been growing in terms of participants, volume and quality of products and a number of visitors. "The successes of IDEX reflect the UAE's growing economic and strategic status, thanks to the vision of the UAE leadership," Al Rumaithi ...  >>MORE

Nine vessels to take part in NAVDEX

Posted on 17/02/2013

Nine vessels arrived in Abu Dhabi on Friday to take part in the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX), which will run from Sunday to Thursday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec). Berthing at the Grand Canal of Abu Dhabi yesterday morning, six vessels from the US, Italy, France, the UK and Pakistan arrived while the three other ships are from the UAE Navy. NAVDEX said in a statement that the vessels include the USS Chinook Cyclone Class coastal patrol boat from the US, the HMS ...  >>MORE

Finmeccanica companies showcase advanced helicopters at IDEX

Posted on 17/02/2013

All Finmeccanica companies attending IDEX and NAVDEX have a long track record as suppliers of high-tech products to the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the region, and are acknowledged as reliable industrial partners in the development of growth strategies in international markets. In the helicopter sector, AgustaWestland will exhibit at IDEX a range of commercial, government and military helicopter types including scale models of GrandNew, AW169, AW139, AW189 and AW101", said ...  >>MORE

Swiss army chief hails UAE role in region’s stability

Posted on 17/02/2013

Switzerland's army chief has expressed satisfaction at ties with the UAE and commended the country's role in maintaining stability in the oil-rich Gulf. Lt Gen André Blattmann also said Switzerland has largely boosted its participation in IDEX 2013 given its importance in promoting its defence industry. "I am very satisfied with the relationship between our countries and armed forces. The UAE Armed Forces are contributing to stability in a vitally important region, and they are a very ...  >>MORE

Raytheon to showcase new products and innovative technology at IDEX 2013

Posted on 15/02/2013

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will once again have a major presence at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) trade show in Abu Dhabi. The company will display a range of new products and technology at the 2013 edition of the exhibition. An international technology leader, Raytheon will be highlighting capabilities across its diverse portfolio of innovative technologies in four key markets: sensing, effects, C3I and mission support. The company is a world leader in solutions ...  >>MORE

Ukraine to unveil armored personnel carrier BTR-4MV's at IDEX 2013

Posted on 15/02/2013

Traditionally, Ukraine participates in the International Defence Exhibition and Conference 'IDEX' in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in order to demonstrate technological capabilities and to strengthen its position on global arms markets during this important international specialized event. At ‘IDEX 2013', the products of the leading Ukrainian defense enterprises are represented by the ‘Ukroboronprom' State Concern and ‘Ukrspecexport' State Company. The key exhibits of the Ukrainian exposition are the ...  >>MORE

DoT Abu Dhabi announces Free Shuttle Bus Service during "IDEX 2013"

Posted on 15/02/2013

The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi announced today the launch of 80 free shuttle bus services for visitors and exhibitors during the "International Defence Exhibition and Conference IDEX 2013", that begins on Sunday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). This initiative comes within the role played by DoT to contribute to the success of major local and international events hosted in Abu Dhabi as a leading global destination for organizing and managing big events. DoT ...  >>MORE

Mubadala showcases defence-related companies at IDEX 2013

Posted on 12/02/2013

Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, yesterday unveiled details of its participation at IDEX 2013, which takes place 17th- 21st February 2013 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Seven Mubadala group companies operating in the defence sector will showcase their contributions to the UAE Armed Forces. The Mubadala defence-related network delivers technical, training and project management expertise across aviation, maritime, and ground-based platforms. The ...  >>MORE

CASSIDIAN showcases innovative products and solutions at IDEX 2013

Posted on 12/02/2013

Cassidian, a leading global provider of cutting edge technology in defence and security, will showcase its innovative and high quality products and solutions at IDEX 2013, which begins on Sunday and will last for five days at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. For the first time, the company presents its Virtual Rock Drill (VRD) to the public in the Middle East. The VRD, an interactive terrain sand table that can be used for training purposes and mission planning, is an absolute ...  >>MORE

BAE Systems confirms participation at IDEX 2013

Posted on 12/02/2013

BAE Systems will be showcasing armoured vehicles in the Middle East for the first time, as well as the latest in defence and security technology and innovation during IDEX, the tri-service defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi. "BAE Systems is dedicated to supporting the UAE with all its current and future defence and security requirements and IDEX provides the ideal platform to demonstrate our capabilities and meet with our industrial partners," said Ben Bridge, Managing Director, BAE Systems ...  >>MORE

IDEX 2013 attracts 1,112 exhibitors from 59 countries: Al Ketbi

Posted on 11/02/2013

Chairman of the organising committee for the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2013) Major General Obaid Al Ketbi said yesterday IDEX is the only tri-service exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the most strategically important defence exhibition in the world, providing the optimum business environment for international solution providers across land, sea and air sectors. The event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

UAE defence sector to take centre stage at IDEX

Posted on 11/02/2013

Unmanned systems and the UAE's defence industries will be the focus of the 11th International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) - when it opens in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Launched in 1993, IDEX takes place biennially and is the only tri-service international defence and maritime security exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. "To keep pace with an evolving industry landscape we have made a series of strategic ...  >>MORE

UAE to host largest country pavilion at IDEX 2013

Posted on 07/02/2013

The UAE will host the largest country pavilion at this year's International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX). Over 147 UAE-based companies will be exhibiting, spanning over 12,500 sqm. of exhibition space. Amongst those with the largest space reserved include Tawazun, headline sponsors of the exhibition, with 2,918 sq. reserved, and Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company, with [1,870]sqm reserved. "Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 makes ...  >>MORE

Tawazun partners Saab to establish UAE-based facility for developing and manufacturing next generation radar systems

Posted on 05/02/2013

Tawazun, the strategic investment firm focused on defence and strategic manufacturing owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, has announced that it has partnered with defence and security company Saab, to create a new joint venture. It will be the Middle East region's first facility for the development, manufacture, assembly and integration of radar systems. The joint venture, named Abu Dhabi Advanced Radar Systems (ADARS), will be the newest member under the Tawazun group, and will be owned ...  >>MORE

Italians join UAE in naval exercises

Posted on 05/02/2013

UAE and Italian forces are conducting naval exercises this week in the Arabian Gulf, as the Emirates awaits delivery of its first stealth ship. The Leading Edge 2013 exercise, which began on January 27 and will continue until Thursday, is in collaboration with US and Bahraini military units. The exercise aims to improve international cooperation against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and provide an exchange expertise, said Commander Massimiliano Lauretti, the commanding officer ...  >>MORE

Line-up announced for 2013 Gulf Defence Conference

Posted on 03/02/2013

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference, (IDEX) held under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, yesterday announced the line-up for the second Gulf Defence Conference (GDC). Organised by the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA), the GDC is the official conference of IDEX 2013 and will take place Saturday, February 16th at the Armed Forces Officer's Club, Abu Dhabi. Leading the conference with keynote speeches will be ...  >>MORE

Tawazun to demonstrate UAE manufacturing innovation at its best this IDEX 2013

Posted on 31/01/2013

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is fast approaching and headline sponsor Tawazun Holding is using its participation to showcase the best of what the United Arab Emirates defence manufacturing sector has to offer. The UAE-based strategic investment group is set to be making some major announcements, introducing new products and promoting new collaborations with global partners. IDEX is taking place from February 17 to 21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ...  >>MORE

Space sells out for NAVDEX 2013

Posted on 30/01/2013

Exhibitor space for the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) has been fully reserved, according to a meeting of the Higher Organising Committee for the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX). Eighty organisations have registered, taking up a collective 6000m2 of exhibition space dedicated to NAVDEX and unmanned systems. The high demand reflects the broader regional and international trends in naval defence. "We are pleased to announce the exhibition has nearly doubled in size ...  >>MORE

IDEX Grand Opening Ceremony preparations to begin on Monday

Posted on 28/01/2013

The Higher Organising Committee for the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), have met to discuss preparations for IDEX's Grand Opening Ceremony, the first stages of which will begin on the 28th of January. Helicopters, jets from the Al Fursan aerobatics team and transport aircraft will begin their rehearsals in the skies above the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre Grandstand. "This ceremony is a key moment of the Middle East's largest joint defence exhibition; Abu ...  >>MORE

Space sells out for IDEX 2013

Posted on 20/01/2013

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) yesterday announced exhibitor space for IDEX has been fully booked. The early sell out represents the highest demand in the event's nearly two decade history, reflecting Abu Dhabi's growing significance as a major hub in the international defence market. "As the largest joint defence exhibition in the broader MENA region, IDEX has a strong role to play both in the defence market and in representing Abu Dhabi," said Saleh Al Marzouqi, ...  >>MORE

IDEX 2013 to launch dedicated zone for unmanned systems

Posted on 28/11/2012

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) has announced the introduction of a focused Unmanned Systems Area to be launched at the show's next edition in February 2013. Dedicated to the technology and equipment of unmanned vehicle systems, the area will feature a one-day technology workshop, a purpose-built exhibition hall and a static and live demonstration area. Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI), a Tawazun Holding subsidiary and the first UAE-based company ...  >>MORE

Tawazun Holding named headline sponsor of IDEX 2013

Posted on 10/07/2012

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) yesterday announced the return of Tawazun Holding as headline sponsor for the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) 2013. The event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, at Abu Dhabi's National Exhibition Centre from the 17th - 21st of February. Tawazun, the UAE's strategic investment firm building skills, expertise, products and systems for the industrial manufacturing ...  >>MORE

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Marauder gets gold makeover in Abu Dhabi


Defence giant targets UAE talent


UAE companies take spotlight at IDEX


UK and UAE in talks on Typhoon


IDEX, the largest Security and defence EXPO in MENA, says French Defence Minister


Italy says ready to support UAE technology drive


IDEX a knowledge hub: UAE


Latest defence equipment, services on display at IDEX


IDEX among the world's most important defence shows: Mohammed bin Rashid


IDEX established its global stature and became a global gathering: Mohammed Bin Zayed


Abdullah bin Zayed stresses keenness of NMC on covering IDEX 2013


IDEX one of the top international defence exhibitions, says UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff


Nine vessels to take part in NAVDEX


Finmeccanica companies showcase advanced helicopters at IDEX


Swiss army chief hails UAE role in region’s stability


Raytheon to showcase new products and innovative technology at IDEX 2013


Ukraine to unveil armored personnel carrier BTR-4MV's at IDEX 2013


DoT Abu Dhabi announces Free Shuttle Bus Service during "IDEX 2013"


Mubadala showcases defence-related companies at IDEX 2013


CASSIDIAN showcases innovative products and solutions at IDEX 2013


BAE Systems confirms participation at IDEX 2013


IDEX 2013 attracts 1,112 exhibitors from 59 countries: Al Ketbi


UAE defence sector to take centre stage at IDEX


UAE to host largest country pavilion at IDEX 2013


Tawazun partners Saab to establish UAE-based facility for developing and manufacturing next generation radar systems


Italians join UAE in naval exercises


Line-up announced for 2013 Gulf Defence Conference


Tawazun to demonstrate UAE manufacturing innovation at its best this IDEX 2013


Space sells out for NAVDEX 2013


IDEX Grand Opening Ceremony preparations to begin on Monday


Space sells out for IDEX 2013


IDEX 2013 to launch dedicated zone for unmanned systems


Tawazun Holding named headline sponsor of IDEX 2013