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06 December 2023

Mohammed tours world's most strategically important defence exhibition

Sheikh Mohammed commenced his tour from the UAE pavilion, where he inspected Tawazun and Mubadala stands (Supplied)

By Staff

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, toured the 2015 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex), where he was briefed on the world's latest defence technologies and solutions showcased by exhibitors of 55 countries participating in the 12th edition of Idex.
Sheikh Mohammed commenced his tour from the UAE pavilions, where he inspected Tawazun and Mubadala stands and was updated on the achievements of national companies, as well as their latest developments and innovations in defence.
Sheikh Mohammed then visited the French stand and spoke to the French Minister of Defence about the lasted defence products showcased at Idex.

The two officials also explored the UAE-French bilateral relations in military and defence.
Sheikh Mohammed also stopped at Slovakia stand and met with the Defence Minister of Slovakia who briefed him on the latest technology in air, sea and land defence systems, showcased for the first time in the Middle East.
Sheikh Mohammed visited a number of stands of exhibitors from China and the US, where he was briefed on the militarised off-road vehicles presented by Polaris Defence. He also inspected the stand of Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding (Earth) and was familiarised with their projects in defence and security.
Proceeding to Sudan and Saudi Arabia stands, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on their latest achievements and innovations in the defence industry.
Sheikh Mohammed expressed satisfaction over the large turnout, namely the national companies’ participants at Idex 2015 which is known as the most strategically important tri-service defence exhibition in the world, adding that “Idex provides experts and other defence professionals with an excellent platform to view the latest innovative products".

He praised the exhibition’s organisers for their detailed planning of the event, which has been held in Abu Dhabi for the last 20 years.