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MENAFN - Arab News - 20/02/2013

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A visitor walks past a stand for Italian defence group Finmeccanica during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. (Reuters)
(MENAFN - Arab News) Nineteen defense contracts worth AED 4.9 billion were signed by the UAE Armed Forces with international and local contractors, Major General Obaid Al-Ketbi, chairman of the organizing committee for IDEX announced at the daily press briefing.

The largest of the contracts announced is worth AED 1.9 billion and sealed with the Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMMROC), which will provide aircraft management, maintenance and repair services to the Armed Forces, according to Al-Ketbi.

The second largest contract worth AED 829 million was signed with the UAE's Caracal Light Ammunition, which will supply UAE-made ammunition of different types and calibers.

The US-based Raytheon won a contract worth AED 432.7 million with UAE Armed Forces to supply bomb kits GBU12 and GBU58.

The list includes contracts with each of the following companies and contractors: Airborne Systems; AED 27.7 million to provide satellite guided parachutes (GPAD); Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons Group of Companies (DBA Group) which will provide vehicles worth AED 209 million, Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding Company (ADSB) which won a contract worth AED 265 million to provide technical upgrades to Baynunah ships; International Golden Group (IGG), to provide ammunition and military accessories worth AED 367.1 million; Rockwell Collins UK which will supply the strategic targeting system Firestorm worth AED 146.9 million; Al-Fahad Smart Systems, with AED45.9 million contract to provide security devices and maintenance services worth AED 45.9 million; Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Co. LLC (ADASI) with a contract worth AED 119.4 million to provide MX-10 cameras, air balloon systems, technical support and development of UAV's; Al Ittihad Shipbuilding which will provide technical support worth AED 176.4 million for Al Falaj vessels; Beltech Company who will provide spare parts for Namut scope worth AED 59.6 million; Milipol, to provide precision equipment and devices worth AED 43.5 million; Al Jisr Company, to provide vehicle spare parts worth AED 12.6 million; Air Thales Systems, to provide missile maintenance worth AED 37 million; Incon Infrastructure Contracting, which won a AED 43.5 million contract to develop information technology networks; PT Ser Rejeki Isman which will provide military uniforms, equipment and gear worth AED 9.4 million; C4 Advanced Solutions which will provide training worth AED 185 million; Thales Optronics, which will provide Camera devices worth 43.5 million to be installed on anti-tank rockets.

Major General Al-Ketbi also said the UAE Armed Forces expressed interest in buying precision-guided ammunition from Tawazun Dynamics, as well as 800 Nimr vehicles from Nimr Company, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi's Tawazun Holding.

The value of the two deals is yet to be announced, Major General Al-Ketbi added.


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