IDEX – NAVDEX 2019

This year edition of the IDEX – NAVDEX Abu Dhabi exhibition, which takes place February 17 – 21, finds the area in a situation similar to that we had two years ago, with the war in Yemen and that in Syria still remaining unresolved problems, while the fight against ISIS progressed and has definitely weakened this virtual rogue state, although such type of threat might resurface in different locations and relatively quick. What have changed considerably are the relations between many Arab states and Israel, and how much this will impact the situation in the Middle East is still to be seen.

For the time being the constant increase of the Abu Dhabi biennial event is still going on, some 1,310 exhibitors being expected, a 6% increase over 2017, split between international companies, 85% and UAE companies, 15%.

This reflects the growth of the overall defence spending in the Gulf region, the trend still being positive, with a possible acceleration following some delayed acquisition programmes, which were moved to the right due to low oil prices that reduced the acquisition power of Gulf countries.

Air, land and sea are equally involved, Gulf industrial capabilities in the defence sector being also increasing, thus more and more contracts are based on cooperation, technology transfer and joint ventures. New areas of business are attracting considerable interest, cyber defence being a good example, a typical dual use technology. The amount of UAE contracts signed or announced during the show might well follow the positive trend of exhibitors and budgets, but to confirm that we will have to wait until Thursday afternoon, when the last announcements will be made. In the coming days the EDR On-Line team will try to keep you informed on new systems programmes and technologies that will be seen at the ADNEC premises in Abu Dhabi.

 

IDEX 2019: Movie-type scenario allows direct view on UAEs Armed Forces equipment in action

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IDEX 2019: Mercedes-Benz looks at the Middle East market

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IDEX 2019: Raytheon shows its C-UAS capabilities at IDEX

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IDEX 2019: CMI promotes its Cockerill Campus

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IDEX 2019: UGVs from Ukraine

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NAVDEX 2019: MBDA unveils Marte ER family’s latest developments

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NAVDEX 2019: Leonardo and naval domain

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NAVDEX 2019: Saudi Arabia’s SAMI unveiled agreement with Naval Group and JV with Navantia

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IDEX 2019: three unveilings from Streit

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NAVDEX 2019: Nexter and Thales detail RapidFire Naval gun system

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IDEX 2019: Nimr’s Ajban 447A, more payload and more protection

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NAVDEX 2019: Italian Navy trains with Leonardo’s M-40 target drone

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IDEX 2019: LIG Nex1 unveils 40 mm mini missile

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IDEX 2019: Yugoimport, from ALAS to RALAS

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IDEX 2019: RPG protection for Arquus’ VAB Mk III

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IDEX 2019: Rabdan and not only, Otokar’s focus on the Middle East

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IDEX 2019: a first for ST Engineering

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IDEX 2019: Russia enters VSHORAD market

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IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 Conclude with UAE Armed Forces Registering Deals Worth AED20 Billion

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IDEX 2019: Etimad, the UAE aerial target drone specialist

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IDEX 2019: EDIC, from bullets to heavy guided Emirati bombs

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IDEX 2019: Nexter launches the Augmented Leclerc, UAVs becoming the long eyes of the MBT

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IDEX 2019: Uralvagonzavod promotes RCWS with 57 mm cannon

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IDEX 2019: Calidus B-250 makes first appearance in Abu Dhabi

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IDEX 2019: Tornado-G MRL system makes international debut

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IDEX, NAVDEX 2019: UAE Armed Forces Awards Deals on day four amount to AED2.7 billion

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IDEX 2019: Rheinmetall adds a jammer to its C-UAS Suite

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IDEX 2019: Tecmash unveils AGS-40 grenade launcher

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IDEX 2019: a robotised tank-killer from Milrem/MBDA

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IDEX 2019: UVZ intensifies tests of T-90M

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Lockheed Martin, Diehl and Saab unveil Falcon ground-based air defence (GBAD) system

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IDEX 2019: Orsis showcases F17 multi-calibre sniper rifle

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IDEX, NAVDEX 2019 – Day 3: UAE Armed Forces Awards Deals Worth more than AED4.8 Billion

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IDEX 2019: Wahash, an 8×8 made in the UAE for the UAE environment

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IDEX 2019: Middle East a key export area for FNSS, the company CEO says

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IDEX 2019: MBDA valorises its flexible ‘on the move’ SHORAD system

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IDEX 2019: Paramount unveils the Mbombe 4, UAE acquires it

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IDEX 2019: Kalashnikov unveils AK-200 family of assault rifles

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IDEX, NAVDEX 2019 – Day 2: UAE Armed Forces Awards Deals Worth more than AED7 Billion

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NAVDEX 2019: MBDA unveils the Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module (SPIMM) for surface ship

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IDEX 2019: Russia unveils Pantsir-ME naval AD system

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IDEX 2019: Patria AMV XP shows increased lethality

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IDEX 2019: Rheinmetall introduces hybrid protection modules for vehicles

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IDEX, NAVDEX 2019 – Day 1: UAE Armed Forces Awards Deals Worth more than AED4.971 Billion

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