The briefing on IDEX 2019
key news, numbers and contracts from the UAE's international defence exhibition & Conference
IDEX in numbers
Value of deals made by UAE Armed Forces with companies at the event
Number of deals made between UAE Armed Forces and defence companies at IDEX
Proportion of deals made with foreign companies
Proportion of deals with domestic companies
Largest single contract at IDEX, awarded to Raytheon for Patriot rocket launchers for UAE Air Force
Number of visitors at IDEX 2019
Number of companies exibiting
IDEX on TWitter
A view from the US Army
"What this communicates to me is how rapidly things evolve today in terms of capabilities..." @USArmy Central Deputy Commander, Maj. Gen. David Hill, attended the International Defence Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: https://t.co/kLDjJNrunI #IDEX2019 pic.twitter.com/IySlSYvugS— US Army Central (@usarmycentral) February 26, 2019
Chinese tech on show
Chinese anti-tank guided missiles on display at Abu Dhabi’s #IDEX2019. Competition from Chinese weapons sales to the Gulf — particularly in the armed #UAV space — is pushing the US to expand what kind of weapons it’s willing to sell to GCC allies. My story https://t.co/h1ciZYPBfj pic.twitter.com/iocHIn7VX8— Natasha Turak (@NatashaTurak) February 21, 2019
At the end of day one of IDEX 2019, the UAE Armed Forces has spent almost AED5bn ($1.35bn) on 33 military contracts, with AED3.87bn ($1.05bn) awarded in contracts to international companies.
UK defence giant BAE Systems has showcased two full-size combat vehicles at IDEX 2019 – the M09A6+ and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle – along with a range of products developed under its land, maritime and electronic systems businesses.
Source: Army Recognition
UAE-based firm Calidus launched its next-generation 8x8 WAHASH military vehicle system that can operate under extreme weather, terrain and climatic conditions.
Danish firm Systematic has demonstrated its new C3 maritime capabilities, which incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning to support naval commanders in maritime operations.
Source: Navy Recognition
Raytheon’s new counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS), demonstrated at IDEX 2019, incorporates a power laser with illuminator, as well as variety of target-tracking sensors to help detect and eliminate threats from drones.
Throughout the five-day IDEX exhibition, the UAE Armed Forces spent a total of AED20.5bn ($5.6bn) on 104 defence contracts, with 65% awarded to international firms.
Source: The National
Military safety equipment manufacturer Survitec used the event to showcase two new protective bodysuits for military personnel working in hazardous conditions, known as chemical, biological and radioactive (CBR) protection suits.
Source: Army Technology