ABU DHABI / WAM
The UAE on Sunday signed six deals worth more than AED767 million with various international and local companies to help strengthen the country’s unmanned and aerospace defence sector.
The announcement was made at a press conference by Brigadier General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Chairman of Higher Organising Committee of the second Unmanned System Exhibition (UMEX 2016) and the pilot edition of the Simulation Conference and Exhibition 2016.
Quebec Simulation Systems won a deal to install internal training systems consisting of 20 shooting systems AED9.107 million, said Al Shamsi.
Other major deals went to CIA Inc. for the sale of AED404.8 million simulation systems and the International Flight Academy to train pilots on Blackhawks aircraft worth AED80.377 million. Infox Simulation signed a deal worth AED160 million whereas the local player Al Badi won AED50 million contract to train technicians and operators from Republic of Belarus on Volate tanks. It was also announced that Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) won an AED62.888 deal to supply spare parts for Sebar project.
Brigadier General Al Shamsi said that the decision to separate UMEX exhibition from IDEX was made by HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.