The UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, visited the 16th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) and the seventh Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (Navdex) in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The event is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence.
The five-day event features national and international exhibitors who presented the industry’s latest solutions and technologies to Sheikh Mohamed. The event serves as an opportunity for defence industry professionals to meet and network with key players in the sector, including military and government representatives, manufacturers, and suppliers.
The exhibition showcases a wide range of products and services, including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), land vehicles, naval vessels, missiles, and ammunition. Exhibitors also showcase the latest in technology and innovation in defence, such as cybersecurity solutions, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
Sheikh Mohamed’s visit to Idex and Navdex highlights the UAE’s commitment to supporting and advancing the defence industry. It also demonstrates the country’s dedication to providing its military with the latest and most advanced equipment and technologies to ensure the safety and security of the nation.
Sheikh Mohamed was accompanied by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; Faisal Al Bannai, chairman of EDGE Group; and other top officials.
This year’s edition, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the launch of Idex, is the largest in its history. Also, the current edition of Navdex is seeing the participation of a number of naval vessels from seven countries, namely Pakistan, Bahrain, the UK, Italy, China, India, and the UAE.
The UAE is among the leading countries in the world when it comes to defence spending. The country’s investments in the sector have resulted in significant advancements and achievements in the industry, as well as the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce.
The exhibition also provides an opportunity for international exhibitors to showcase their products and services to a global audience. This allows for the sharing of knowledge, technology, and expertise, which can help to drive the growth and innovation of the industry on a global scale.
In addition to the exhibition, the event also features a series of conferences and seminars that cover a wide range of topics related to defence and security. These sessions bring together leading experts and industry professionals to share their insights and experiences, providing attendees with valuable knowledge and networking opportunities.
The visit of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to the International Defence Exhibition and Conference and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition highlights the UAE’s commitment to the defence industry and its dedication to ensuring the safety and security of the nation. The event provides an important platform for industry professionals to network, share knowledge and expertise, and showcase the latest advancements in technology and innovation. The exhibition also serves as an opportunity for international exhibitors to showcase their products and services, helping to drive the growth and development of the industry on a global scale.