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Officials announce the deals. Image courtesy: Wam

UAE Armed Forces signs $925m deals

ABU DHABI, February 22, 2017

The UAE Armed Forces has announced 20 new deals worth over Dh3.4 billion ($925.7 million) on the fourth day of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, Idex 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

The national companies were awarded 13 deals, while the remaining seven deals went to international companies, said Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, official spokesperson of Idex 2017.

The press conference, held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, was attended by Naval Staff Colonel Fahed Nasser Al Thehli, official spokesperson of the fourth edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition, Navdex 2017.

Over the past four days, during Idex and Navdex 2017, the UAE Armed Forces penned a cumulative of 82 deals worth more than Dh18.833 billion, a Wam news agency report said.

The US-based Raytheon won a contract valued at about Dh1.3 billion to buy ammunitions for the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defence Force.

The UAE-based Star Satellite Communications Company was awarded a contract valued at about Dh745.2 million to buy satellite communications terminals, said the Wam report. Also, a contract valued at over Dh409.2 million was won by the UAE-based Caracal International to purchase weaponry.

The UAE-based TRUST won a contract worth Dh300 million to supply and buy machinery. Another UAE-based company, Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) won a contract valued at Dh140.3 million to supply thermal imaging cameras and ground control stations.

A contract worth Dh46. 9 million was won by the UAE-based International Golden Group (IGG) to develop infrastructure for IT projects; a contract worth Dh6.8 million was awarded to the Swiss company Rheinmentall Air Defence to offer the UAE Air Force with technical support; a Dh27 million contract was won by UAE-based E-Marine to extend naval cables.

The UAE-based Ahmed Al Mazrouei Metal Industries was awarded Dh20 million contract to produce and install storage for weapons and maintenance of moving targets at shooting ranges and equipment. The UAE-based Al Futtaim Motors also won a contract valued at Dh20 million to provide technical support.

The UAE-based Royal Jet was awarded a contract worth Dh60 million to provide private air transport for VIPs.

The UAE-based Emirates Motor Company for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Mercedes-Benz vehicles won a contract valued at Dh30 million.

The UAE based Burkan Munitions Systems won a contract valued at over Dh36. 3 million to purchase ammunitions for the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defence Force. The Emirates Defence Technology (EDT) was awarded a Dh59.1 million deal to buy and ammunitions for land forces.

French company Thales Communications & Security won a contract worth Dh26.7 million to provide spareparts for telecommunication systems.

Meanwhile, French company Dassault Aviation was awarded a deal worth Dh51million to provide technical support for aircrafts of the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defence Force. Thales Communications & Security won a contract valued at Dh38.6 million to purchase and install air communication system stations.

The Italian company AgustaWestland Aviation Services was awarded a contract worth over Dh8.9 million to modernise the interior cabin of VIP aircraft.

Condor Medical Waste Treatment Company, a UAE-based firm, was awarded a contract worth about Dh2.4 million to provide technical and medical support for the transport and processing of medical waste.

Satellite Imaging Technologies Gmbh was awarded a contract worth Dh96.9 million to rent imaging satellites.




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