Abu Dhabi, UAE: EDGE is marking its second appearance at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2023), and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2023), with the largest presence at the event, underpinning its position as one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups spanning both the defence and civilian realms.
As the official Strategic Partner, EDGE will highlight its aim to significantly up-scale UAE-made future technology and defence capabilities with a showcase of over 100 state-of-the-art products, solutions, and services in the areas of autonomous systems, smart weapons, land systems, naval systems, arms and ammunition, electronic warfare, secure communications and precision engineering.
Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE, said: “This will be EDGE’s second participation at IDEX since launching three years ago, and the event this year will be the perfect opportunity for us to fully demonstrate the phenomenal progress EDGE has made in a relatively short period of time. The diverse range of technologically advanced products and solutions now available from across our portfolio of 20 companies is testament to these achievements.
“As we continue to bolster our sovereign capabilities, and expand our global footprint through exports and valuable partnerships, IDEX remains the most effective platform for EDGE to demonstrate its high quality innovative offerings across the air, land, sea, and cyber domains, with a clear focus on Autonomous and Unmanned systems, Smart Weapons and Electronic Warfare.”
In addition to new product launches, EDGE will place a major focus on sophisticated autonomous and unmanned systems, showcasing the QX family of autonomous loitering munitions, GARMOOSHA rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and SCORPIO unmanned ground vehicles (UGV). HALCON’s HUNTER series of loitering munitions will also be on display, including the HUNTER 2-S swarming UAV, which features powerful artificial intelligence (AI).
In the Smart Weapons domain, EDGE will exhibit the AL TARIQ line of long-range precision-guided munitions (PGMs), HALCON’s DESERT STING line of air-to-surface precision-guided glide weapons and SKYKNIGHT air defence missile. Land Systems on display include the AJBAN and HAFEET ranges of tactical military vehicles, and the RABDAN 8×8 Ambulance variant. Under Naval Systems, EDGE will display a broad portfolio of ADSB’s inshore and offshore patrol vessels, and tactical interceptors.
Featured in the Arms & Ammunition domain are the full range of CARACAL’s high quality firearms as well as LAHAB DEFENCE SYSTEMS medium and large calibre munitions. Representing Electronic Warfare, SIGN4L will exhibit a full suite of products, including counter-drone, convoy protection, and homeland security solutions. Communications is set to include KATIM’s ultra-secure communications and collaboration applications, smartphones and GATEWAY network encryptors.
Training & Services will be displayed through a variety of facility models and solutions, including BEACON RED’s suite of national security enhancement services, training solutions, and RANGE ON WHEELS cyber testing range; JAHEZIYA’s full scope of defence, consultation, firefighting and emergency response training solutions; and HORIZON’s helicopter pilot training portfolio. Lastly, EPI’s expansive range of Precision Engineering, machining, treatment, and assembly solutions will be exhibited, while AL TAIF will depict their Land Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and comprehensive lifecycle support capabilities.
Attendees of IDEX can visit EDGE and its portfolio of companies at Hall 5, stand A05 – C10 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 20 to 24 February, 2023.