ABU DHABI, 5th March, 2022 (WAM) — UAE Defence companies will be exhibiting in the UAE Pavilion at the inaugural World Defence Show (WDS), being held in Riyadh from 6th to 9th March.
World Defence Show is an interactive platform for governments and industry thought leaders from across the global defence and security supply chain to help shape the future of defence.
This is the first edition of the biennial event that is, this year, focusing on interoperability between systems to achieve tactical, operational and strategic objectives.
The country’s participation reflects the historical and strategic relationship the UAE has with Saudi Arabia. The UAE has constructed a national pavilion at the Show.
Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun) supports WDS through the participation of the Emirates Defence Companies Council (EDCC), leading the contingent of exhibitors.
Tawazun expressed appreciation to Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) for organising the show and including and ensuring an active Emirati participation.
“This exhibition allows the UAE to showcase and promote advanced defence solutions and technology,” said Matar Al Romaithi, Chief Officer of the Economic Development Unit at Tawazun and Chairman of EDCC.
“Additionally, WDS will serve as an important gathering place for participants. EDCC will lead our defence contractor delegation and assist in promoting UAE-made products and services, facilitating engagement between interested international parties and our UAE defence contractors,” he added.
EDCC members attending are Streit Group, Atlas Telecom, Rabdan Academy, Cable Corp, Etimad Holding Al Hamra Trading, Yahsat, Al Fattan Ship Industry, Nicomatic, Calidus and Tasleeh Gen. Trading. The EDCC companies will be joined by EDGE Group and the UAE Ministry of Defence military magazine Al Jundi.
“We wish to show how far the UAE’s industrial sector has progressed and deepened collaboration and form relationships with other international defence companies,” said Anas Naser Al Otaiba, General Manager of EDCC. “Our members will also be looking to identify business opportunities and promote their products and services.”