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Defense Contracts Triumph at Umex and SimTex

Contract Highlights at Umex and SimTex

During a press conference at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (Umex) and the Simulation and Training Exhibition (SimTex), top officials from the Tawazun Council, the UAE’s defense and security acquisitions authority for the Ministry of Defense, announced significant achievements in the realm of defense contracts.

Tawazun Council’s spokesperson, Zayed Saeed Al Meraikhi, and chief of corporate communication, Mona Ahmed Al Jaber, unveiled the signing of five notable deals during the event. They underscored that a total of 10 contracts, amounting to Dh1.9 billion, had been awarded on behalf of the ministry in the initial two days of the exhibitions.

Edge Group’s Victories

On the second day, the Edge Group emerged victorious, clinching a Dh220 million contract for the procurement of drone systems, coupled with the provision of technical support and training services. Additionally, they secured a Dh708 million deal for the acquisition of defense systems, particularly anti-drone guns.

Other Strategic Contracts

The Council also concluded three additional contracts, demonstrating the diverse scope of the awarded projects. These included an Dh8 million deal with Gulf United Integrated Multitech Solutions for the procurement of robots, a Dh2 million contract with Star Ling Spatial Communications for communication bands, and a Dh639,000 agreement with the National Center of Meteorology.

Proud Milestones for Emirati Defense Industries: Umex

Expressing pride in the accomplishments of Emirati defense industries, Al Meraikhi highlighted the country’s unwavering commitment to developing a sophisticated defense sector driven by national capabilities. He emphasized that this strategic sector would not only provide comprehensive and effective solutions but also solidify the UAE’s position as a regional hub for advanced defense industries.

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