Nineteen defence contracts worth Dh4.9 billion were signed on Tuesday by the UAE Armed Forces with international and national contractors, Major General Obaid Al Ketbi, chairman of the organising committee for the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2013) announced at the show's daily press briefing.
The largest of the contracts announced on Tuesday is worth Dh1.9 billion, signed with the Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMMROC) which will provide aircraft management, maintenance and repair services to the Armed Forces, according to Al Ketbi.
The second largest contract worth Dh829 million was signed with the UAE's Caracal Light Ammunition which will supply UAE-made ammunition of different types and calibres.
USA's Raytheon won a Dh 432.7 million contract from UAE Armed Forces to supply GBU12 and GBU58 bomb kits.
Other contracts announced on Tuesday were:
Airborne Systems: Dh27.7 million to provide satellite guided parachutes (GPAD);
Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons Group of Companies (DBA Group) which will provide vehicles worth Dh209 million:
Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding Company (ADSB) won a contract worth Dh265 million to provide technical upgrades to Baynunah ships;
International Golden Group (IGG) to provide ammunition and military accessories worth Dh367.1 million;
Rockwell Collins UK which will supply the strategic targeting system Firestorm worth Dh146.9 million;
Al Fahad Smart Systems won Dh45.9 million contract to provide security devices and maintenance services;
Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Co LLC (ADASI) won a contract worth Dh119.4 million to provide MX-10 cameras, air balloon systems, technical support and development of UAV's;
Al Ittihad Shipbuilding will provide technical support worth Dh176.4 million for Al Falaj vessels;
Beltech Company who will provide spare parts for Namut scope worth Dh59.6 million;
Milipol to provide precision equipment and devices worth Dh43.5 million;
Al Jisr Company to provide vehicle spare parts worth Dh12.6 million;
Air Thales Systems to provide missile maintenance worth Dh37 million;
Incon Infrastructure Contracting won a Dh43.5 million contract to develop information technology networks;
PT Ser Rejeki Isman will provide military uniforms, equipment and gear worth Dh9.4 million;
C4 Advanced Solutions which will provide training worth Dh185 million;
Thales Optronics will provide cameras worth Dh43.5 million to be installed on anti-tank rockets.
Major General Al Ketbi also said the UAE Armed Forces expressed interest in buying precision-guided ammunition from Tawazun Dynamics, as well as 800 Nimr vehicles from Nimr Company, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi's Tawazun Holding.
The value of the two deals are yet to be announced, Major General Al Ketbi added.