UAE announces USD207 million in contracts during UMEX/SimTEX show

26 February 2020

The United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) General Headquarters (GHQ) announced AED759 million (USD207 million) during the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) and Simulation and Training Exhibition (SimTEX) that were jointly held in Abu Dhabi from 23 to 25 February.

During the first two days of the event, GHQ awarded contracts worth AED65.5 million to local companies and AED90.5 million to foreign manufacturers. Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company (ADASI), a division of the UAE's Edge defence conglomerate, was awarded two contracts. The first for an undisclosed number of unidentified unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for AED55.1 million and the second to supply the Camcopter S-100 rotary UAVs for AED234 million.

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