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UAE ministry inks $2bn deals at Dubai Airshow

DUBAI, November 19, 2019

The UAE's Ministry of Defence signed 11 deals at a total value of Dh7.62 billion ($2.07 billion) on the first day of Dubai Air Show 2019, a senior official was quoted as saying by Emirates news agency Wam.

The deals involved enhancement, maintenance and purchase of parts and ammunition for the UAE's Armed Forces and Air Force, Major-General Pilot Abdullah Al Sayyed Al Hashemi, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence for Support Services, said on the second day of Dubai Airshow 2019 which is now going at the Dubai World Central.

The signed agreements released by the GHQ of the UAE Armed Forces include:

•    A contract with GAL for maintenance of helicopter for joint flight at Dh3,500,000,000.

•    A contract with Thales International Middle East to provide maintenance and life extension services for Mirage 2000 aircraft containers for a value of Dh232,638,000.

•    A contract with International Golden Group to purchase parachute system for Parachute Jump training for a value of Dh24,800,000.

•    A contract with Boeing Company to provide technical support services and training on aircraft simulators for a value of Dh69,730,000.

•    A contract with AEQ Alianca Eletroquímica to purchase ammunition for Air Forces and Air Defence for a value of Dh1,636,400,000.

•    A contract with MBDA France to provide technical support and supply spare parts for aircraft weapon systems for a value of Dh93,380,000.

•    A contract with Dassault Aviation to upgrade Mirage aircraft for a value of Dh1,798,127,560.

•    A contract with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investment Company to supply spare parts for reconnaissance aircraft for the Armed Forces for a value of Dh119,990,160.

•    A contract with Lockheed Martin Overseas to purchase and install equipment on F16 aircraft for Air Forces and Air Defence for a value of Dh76,011,313.

•    A contract with Denel Dynamics for technical support for the Armed Forces for a value of Dh25,690,000.

•    A contract with Beltech Export to purchase radars for the Armed Forces for a value of Dh45,545,200.


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