Dubai Airshow: UAE Armed Forces sign deals worth AED22 bn

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Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Balushi, and Lt. Col. Pilot Sarah Hamad Al-Hajari.
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  • The deals were announced by Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Balushi, and Lt. Col. Pilot Sarah Hamad Al-Hajari, Dubai Airshow spokesperson
  • AED5,239,207,000.00 in deals were signed on the first day, AED11,284,837,000.00 on the second day, and AED4,257,401,000.00 on the third day.

On the fourth day of the Dubai Airshow 2021, the UAE Ministry of Defence announced on Wednesday  the signing of seven deals worth AED1,742,429,000.00 with local and international companies.

This brings the total deals concluded during the first four days to 23, with a total value of AED22, 523,874,000.00. 

AED5,239,207,000.00 in deals were signed on the first day, AED11,284,837,000.00 on the second day, and AED4,257,401,000.00 on the third day.

The deals were announced by Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Balushi, Executive Director of the Military Organizing Committee of the Dubai Airshow 2021 and Lt. Col. Pilot Sarah Hamad Al-Hajari, official spokesperson for the Dubai International Airshow 2021. .

The first deal was signed with the American company, Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, to purchase supplements of ammunitions for the Air Force and Air Defence Command at a value of AED175,863,000.00. The second was with the Pakistani Global Industrial & Defence Solutions Gids to purchase various ammunitions for the joint air command at a value of AED143,981,000.00.

A third deal was also concluded with local Advanced Military Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMMROC) to provide consultancy and technical support and repair services, including spare parts, for three years, for an amount of AED120,845,000.00, while a fourth deal was signed also with the French company Dassault Aviation to provide maintenance services and technical support for the air force and air defense systems at a value of AED149,123,000.00.

The fifth was signed with the local company International Technical Systems Trading to purchase devices and equipment for the aircraft of the Air Force and Air Defence Command, at a value of AED677,315,000.00, while the sixth was signed with the local company Abu Dhabi Airports to provide ground handling services and logistic support for the bases of the Air Force Command, at a value of AED108,000,000.00.

The seventh and last deal was signed with the US company, Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, to purchase ammunition supplements for the Air Force and Air Defence Command at a value of AED367, 300,000.00.

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