The Emirates Defence Companies Council, EDCC, is participating at the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo, SNSR, which is taking place in Riyadh from 04-06 November under the patronage of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minister, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
Held under the patronage of the Tawazun Economic Council and organised by the Emirates Defence Companies Council, the UAE Pavilion at the SNSR features 25 leading Emirati companies, specialised in defence and national security-related products and services.
Sultan Abdulla Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC, said that the UAE Pavilion is the largest of all 19 national pavilions taking part in the Expo, including those of Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Kuwait, South Korea, China, Cyprus, South Africa, Belgium, and the Czech Republic.
“This is UAE Pavilion’s biggest participation in international events, with a booked space of 1,200 square metres,” Al Samahi said.
UAE’s strong presence, he continued, is a reflection of the deep-rooted fraternal ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his brother, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Al Samahi went on to say that the companies taking part through the UAE Pavilion, seek to explore opportunities for cooperation with their Saudi counterparts.
“SNSR provides an excellent for us to showcase the rapidly growing defense and security industries sector in the UAE,” Al Samahi added.
The UAE Pavilion is displaying made in UAE defence and security-related products and services, including autonomous systems, mapping, telecommunications, maintenance and repair operations, cybersecurity, logistical support and technical development.
Launched through an initiative by Tawazun Economic Council, the Emirates Defence Companies Council is supported by the key strategic partners; the UAE Ministry of Defence and the GHQ of the UAE Armed Forces.
The EDCC member companies operate in various fields, including aviation and aerospace, armoring systems, artillery systems, cyber security, logistical support, munitions and missiles, military vehicles, naval vessels, space and satellites, training and simulators service provision and R&D.