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07 December 2023

UMEX concludes with deals exceeding Dh2.45 billion in 3 days

By Wam

The Unmanned System Exhibition (UMEX 2016) and the pilot edition of the Simulation Conference and Exhibition, today concluded its activities, which were being held as part of Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

The 3-day event, which was held in the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre attracted a high turnout of visitors and participants who had access to the latest international products and scientific innovations in the unmanned systems defence sector.

Today also saw the signing of seven more deals worth a total of Dh216.193 million, which included a contract with International Golden Group Inc. for Dh30 million, another with East Gate Enterprises for crew training on explosive devices worth Dh25 million, and the purchase of small and medium sized arms from US company Cubic middle East Inc. for Dh15.646 million.

Another contract went to a US company for Dh44.147 million, and another, worth Dh44.9 million was closed also with International Golden Group for fire training to be used by the presidential guard college.

Deals for the purchase of aircraft engines from Denel Suk worth Dh7 million, and the rental of a system for war game training worth Dh49.5 million from German company Rheinmetall Defence Electronics were also made, bringing the total value of deals signed to Dh2.45 billion.