Tuesday 21 May 2019

UAE Armed Forces award $4.59bn contracts at Idex

DUBAI, February 19, 2019

The UAE Armed Forces has awarded 28 deals worth Dh4.87 billion ($1.32 billion) on the third-day of the International Defence Exhibition (Idex) and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (Navdex).

With this, the total value of deals awarded so far to national and international companies has reached Dh16.869 billion ($4.59 billion), said a senior officials.

Speaking at a press conference General Mohammed Al Hassani, Official Spokesperson of Navdex 2019, and Naval Staff Colonel Fahad Nasser Saif Al Thehli, Official Spokesperson of Navdex 2019, announced that national companies received 20 of the 28 deals, while the remaining were awarded to international companies.

These include a contract with the Jordanian centre King Abdullah for the purchase of Dh64,652,329 worth of M / D missiles and binoculars; a Dh53,993,100 contract with the American company Environmental Tectonics for purchase of equipment and training simulators at the UAE Air Force medical centre; a Dh93,740,000 contract with the French company Thales to buy a Captas-type sonar for the UAE Navy and a Dh25,711,000 contract with the Turkish company FNSS Savunma to supply spare parts and repair services for the M113 armoured personnel carrier.

The contracts for national firms include Al Fahad Security Systems split into two tranches – Dh4,979,000 for the Presidential Guard and Dh1,995,000 for the UAE Armed Forces – to install security systems for the UAE Armed Forces; a Dh24,000,000 contract with Al Jaber company to provide technical support services and supply spare parts for military vehicles; a Dh14,870,730 contract with Al-Fattan company for the rental of marine equipment for the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority; a Dh4,782,191 contract with the company Atlas for the installation and maintenance of security systems for the UAE Armed Forces; a Dh28,525,200 contract with the International Golden Group (IGG) to buy thermal cameras for the UAE Army; a Dh90,000,000 contract with Renk UAE to supply spare parts for Leclerc tanks; a Dh29,930,000 contract with Caracal to purchase arms and ammunitions (CAR 816 assault rifle - CP-320 caracal pistol 9mm - BARRETT sniper rifle 12.7 with accessories) for UAE Armed Forces; a Dh56,000,000 contract with Emirates General Transport to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services and a Dh60,000,000 contract with Etihad Ship Building to provide technical support and supply spare parts for boats and vessels for the UAE Navy.-TradeArabia News Service


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