With less than a month to go until the 10th anniversary edition of Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX), the organising committee has announced MBDA as a returning Gold Sponsor.
This will be the fifth consecutive edition the European defence company has invested in DIMDEX, the MENA region's leading international maritime defence exhibition and conference. DIMDEX 2018 will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, and hosted and organised by Qatar Armed Forces, taking place between 12 and 14 March 2018 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).
MBDA has significant presence in European countries as well as in the US. Known as a world leading missile systems company with a comprehensive product range designed to meet the land, naval and airborne guided weapon system requirements, the partnership with DIMDEX is part of its long-standing commitment and support for Qatar and the Qatari Armed Forces.
Staff Brigadier (Sea) Abdulbaqi S. Al-Ansari, Chairman of DIMDEX said: “MBDA has proven capabilities of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the complete range of current and future needs of the three-armed forces. With this further sponsorship contract signed by MBDA for its fifth year, it will be a pleasure to host them once again as part the special anniversary edition of DIMDEX.”
Qatar and MBDA have announced several deals over the past years as part of the nation’s ambitions to expand Qatar’s defence capabilities.
DIMDEX will maintain its position as a premier platform to showcase the most advanced and latest technology in maritime defence and security. Established as an event that attracts international experts to discuss the latest trends and technology that offer solutions to maintain the stability and security of the seas and oceans. DIMDEX 2108 is considered as a must attend event in the global maritime and security industry calendar.
Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar and proudly hosted and organized by Qatar Armed Forces.
DIMDEX 2018 marks the exhibition’s 10thanniversary, offering participants ‘A World-Class Platform for Technology, Maritime &Defence Industry Capabilities.’
Since its inception, DIMDEX has witnessed continuous growth to become a leading event in the international maritime defence and security industry calendar. DIMDEX is much more than just an exhibition; the three-day event also features the international strategic Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), Visiting Warship Display from international naval forces, and elite VIP delegation visits.
MBDA is only integrated defence company to provide missiles and missile systems for each branch of the armed forces (air, sea, land).
MBDA is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working together across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Offices also set up in USA.
MBDA is jointly held by AIRBUS (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Leonardo (25%).
MBDA was created in December 2001 after the merger of the main missile systems companies in France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success.
In March 2006, the restructuring of the sector in Europe took its next step through the acquisition of LFK-Lenkflugkörpersysteme GmbH, the German missile subsidiary of EADS (now AIRBUS). This operation enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.