The sixth edition of UMEX and SimTEX 2024 concluded with the announcement of Tawazun Council, the UAE defence and security acquisitions authority for the Ministry of Defence, that the total deals signed during the three days which reached 18 deals at a total value AED 2.932 billion.
The total deals signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence on the third and last day reached 8 contracts with local and international companies, accounting for a total value of AED 1.022 billion. Meanwhile, the first day witnessed 5 deals worth AED 971 million, and the second day recorded 5 deals valued at AED 939 million.
This was announced during the concluding press conference held on the final day of the UMEX and SimTEX 2024, in the presence of Majed Ahmed Al Jaberi, the official spokesperson of Tawazun Council and Mona Ahmed Al Jaber, Chief of Corporate Communication at Tawazun Council, and senior officials.
Majed Ahmed Al Jaberi said the number of local contracts signed on the last day of UMEX and SimTEX 2024 reached 5 contracts, valued at AED 859 million. The first contract, worth AED 509 million, was awarded to Edge Group, to procure infrastructure defence systems.
The second contract worth AED 17 million was signed with Zen Technologies, to procure training simulators and support package, and the third contract was for Star Satellite Communications Company – YAHSAT company totalling AED 152 million to provide maintenance and operational services on ground communication centres.
Another contract signed with Bayanat to develop artificial intelligence programming for AED 100 million, and an AED 81 million contract with Satellite Imaging Technologies to provide communication bands.
Al Jaberi stated that the total international deals reached 3 valued at AED 163 million. The biggest contract was awarded to the French company Exail Robotics SAS valued at AED 110 million to procure underwater sonar systems, while the second biggest contract was awarded to the American company Hawkeye360 valued at AED 51 to provide communication subscription. Another contract was signed with the American Company DigitalGlobe to provide Antenna Maintenance Services totalling AED 2 million.
On the second day of the 6th edition of UMEX and SimTEX 2024, the accumulated value of deals signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence reached AED 939 million.
The second day of the event witnessed announcement of five deals signed by the Tawazun Council, the UAE defence and security acquisitions authority for the Ministry of Defence, bringing the total number of the contracts announced on the first two days to 10 contracts and the total value of the contracts to AED 1.9 billion.
This was announced during a press conference held today by Tawazun Council’s official spokesperson, Zayed Saeed Al Meraikhi, in the presence of Mona Ahmed Al Jaber, Chief of Corporate Communication at Tawazun Council, senior officials and representatives of local and intentional media.
Zayed Al Meraikhi said the total number of local contracts on the second day of UMEX and SimTEX 2024 reached five contracts, valued at AED 939 million, including two contracts with EDGE. The first one is an AED 220 million contract to procure drone systems, along with provision of technical support and training services, while the second one is for the purchase of defence systems anti-drone guns at a value of AED 708 million.
The remaining deals included a contract with National Centre of Meteorology worth AED 639,000, and another contract with Gulf United Integrated Multitech Solutions to procure robots at a value of AED 8 million.
A contract worth AED 2 million was signed with Star Ling Spatial Communications for providing communication bands.
Top winners at UMEX and SimTEX 2024
- Edge Group – Infrastructure defence systems
- Edge Group – Drone systems
- Edge Group – Defence systems, anti-drone guns
- Zen Technologies – Training simulators and support package
- Star Satellite Communications Company, YAHSAT – Ground communication services
- Bayanat – AI programming
- Satellite Imaging Technologies – Communication bands
- Star Ling Spatial Communications – Communication bands
- Exail Robotics SAS – Underwater sonar systems
- Hawkeye360 – Communication subscription
- DigitalGlobe – Antenna services
- Gulf United Integrated Multitech Solutions – Robots
- National Centre of Meteorology
This is the largest edition of UMEX and SimTEX since its inception, with the total area of the exhibition increasing to 30,000 square metres compared to the 2022 edition, which had 26,200 square metres. This edition of UMEX and SimTEX featured the launch of five new initiatives, including the Ministry of Defence Coding Challenge Competition, UMEX Commercial Zone, Live Demonstrations held for the first time at ADNEC Grandstand and Marina Channel, UMEX Next_Gen and UMEX Talks.Click below to share this article