The UAE Armed Forces have signed deals amounting to nearly $170 million (AED 625 million) at the UMEX and SimTEX 2020 event in Abu Dhabi, one of which is a $64 million (AED 234 million) contract for Camcopter S-100 unmanned helicopters with ADASI company.
“The S-100 drone will be used across a wide range of military applications such as intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance, target acquisition, naval support and border patrol,” state-run Edge Group said.
The UAE has also placed an order with ADASI for drone systems for AED 180.4 million ($49.1 million), with South Africa’s Denel Dynamics to purchase drones at the value of AED 25.8 million ($7 million), and a contract with UAE’s EARTH to purchase unmanned vehicles at a value of AED 22.57 million ($6.14 million).
Additionally, Al Awael Company was contracted to supply simulations and training system for firefighting on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Police at a value of AED 3.2 million ($871,222), Staff Brigadier Fahad Nasser Al Thehli, spokesman for the UMEX and SimTEX 2020 exhibitions, said.
Al Thehli also pointed out that the I ON Technology Company was contracted to purchase a simulation system to detect explosives for Abu Dhabi Police at a value of AED 2.3 million ($626,191), and another contract with Power Drone Company to supply three drones for firefighting for the Abu Dhabi Police at a vale of AED 550,000 ($149,741).