Opening of IDEX 2017 Defence Exhibition in United Arab Emirates with UAE army live demonstration 11902171

 
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Opening of IDEX 2017 Defence Exhibition in United Arab Emirates with UAE army live demonstration.
Today, February 19, 2017, opening of IDEX 2017 the International Defence Exhibition and Conference which takes place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from the 19 to 23 February 2017. During this first day of IDEX 2017, the UAE armed forces have showed their abilities to perform counter-terrorism operations using a wide range of military equipment and combat vehicle in service with UAE Army.
     
Today, February 19, 2017, opening of IDEX 2017 the International Defence Exhibition and Conference which takes place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from the 19 to 23 February 2017. During this first day of IDEX 2017, the UAE armed forces have showed their abilities to perform counter-terrorism operations using a wide range of military equipment and combat vehicle in service with UAE Army. UAE armed forces with Leclerc main battle tanks at IDEX 2017 live demonstration, Sunday, February 19, 2017 (Photo copyright Army Recognition).
     
More than 1,200 Defence and Security companies from all over the world participate in this unique event in the Middle East, to showcase latest innovations and technologies of military and security equipment, with an increase of 3% compared to the previous edition, according the organisers.

At the first day of the event, an amazing demonstration of UAE military personnel have showcased the capabilities of the country's armed forces to use their combat equipment and vehicles during a counter-terrorism operation scenario.

Currently, the UAE's armed forces are involved in the war in Yemen, the UAE is one of the main allies Saudi Arabia has in its war in Yemen against Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies. The Saudi-led coalition began its campaign in March 2015 in support of Yemen's internationally recognized government.

During the live demonstration at IDEX 2017, UAE armed forces have used main battle tanks Leclerc, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, NIMR Ajban SOV, FNSS ACV-15 tracked armoured personnel carrier and the new JAIS 4x4 mine protected vehicle produced by NIMR Automotive. All these vehicles are also deployed by the UAE armed forces to fight al Qaeda in Yemen.

UAE special forces carried out combat missions against al Qaeda in desert and mountain areas, adding the capability of Arab troops seasoned in war zones like Yemen, Iraq and Syria to be fully operational and with the same level like U.S. or British troops.

This year’s Idex will see 125 local defence companies taking part — a sign of a growing local defence industry in the UAE. Navdex will host 99 naval defence companies from 27 countries. Organisers also said that this year’s Idex will welcome 100,000 visitors from across the globe.
     
 

 

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