Among the major deals was a contract with the American company Raytheon to buy Dh1.3 billion worth of Patriot missiles for the UAE Air Force and UAE Air...
The UAE Armed Forces has awarded deals worth Dh4.97 billion on the first day of the International Defence Exhibition (Idex) and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (Navdex 2019) that kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
General Mohammed Al Hassani, spokesperson of the Idex; and Naval Staff Colonel Fahad Nasser Saif Al Thehli, spokesperson of the Navdex, revealed that 33 deals in defence and security equipment had been signed. Of these, UAE companies signed 18 deals worth Dh1.14 billion.
Among the major deals was a contract with the American company Raytheon to buy Dh1.3 billion worth of Patriot missiles for the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defence Force. A Dh1.2 billion contract was also signed with the Australian company EOS Defence to purchase ground and naval systems, particularly EOS RWS 30mm, for the UAE Army, Navy and Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority.
A Dh404 million contract with another American company, Lockheed Martin, will see the addition of capabilities to the radar system for the UAE Air Force. A Dh127 million contract with the Indian company Ordnance Factory will see the purchase of ammunitions (155mm HE) and accessories (PRIMER M191-A2) for the UAE Army.
Deals with UAE firms
A Dh300 million contract with the International Golden Group (IGG) will see the supply of military clothing, accessories and related services to the UAE Armed Forces.
A Dh239 million contract was signed with Knowledge Point to provide specialised cadres and advisory services, as well as enhance capabilities for the UAE Armed Forces. A Dh99 million contract with Deena Shipping will see the delivery of training ships and training services for the UAE Navy. A Dh55.5 million deal was sealed with Al Fattan Ship Industry to purchase naval ships for the UAE Navy, while a Dh95 million contract was awarded to the (IGG) to supply and instal electronic shooting systems for the UAE Armed Forces.