President of Indonesia Joko Widodo was briefed by Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs, on the defence technologies showcased by the UAE pavilion at the Indo Defence Expo & Forum, currently taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2-6 November 2022.
Al Bowardi accompanied the Indonesian President on a tour of the Emirati pavilion, which showcases AI-based defence and security equipment manufactured by the UAE companies participating in the exhibition. Widodo lauded the Emirati advanced defence technologies exhibited at the event.
Al Bowardi and his delegation then toured the pavilions of other participating countries and companies, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
He also toured the pavilions of Emirati companies and learnt about the latest technologies they are displaying, as well as the platforms of Indonesian defence and security companies.
Held concurrently with the 7th INDO AEROSPACE 2022 Expo & Forum and the 6th INDO MARINE 2022 Expo & Forum, Indo Defence will be the largest defence, aerospace, maritime, and security event in the world.
UAE Defense brands are making their mark on the global stage at Indo Defence 2022. Organised by the Emirates Defence Companies Council (EDCC) and managed by Tawazun Council, the UAE National Pavilion is displaying innovative ‘Made in UAE’ defence, aerospace and security products and solutions.
“Indo Defence provides the opportunity for UAE defense companies to display and promote products and solutions that bear the ‘Made in the UAE’ brand. There have been a lot of positive changes and advances with the UAE defense sector and we welcome the opportunity to showcase them and discuss further potential development opportunities that can be of benefit to us all,” said Mona Ahmed Al Jaber, Corporate Communications Director of Tawazun.
Tawazun Council is the UAE defence and security acquisitions authority working to empower technology & innovation through partnerships, investments, support and collaborations.
The Pavilion features some of the UAE’s most prominent companies specialised in military and civilian technologies including AMMROC, Rabdan Academy, Al Fattan, Al Hamra, Etimad, Calidus and GAL.
EDCC’s organisation and work at the pavilion highlights its focus on boosting co-operation and opportunities, facilitating international dialogue between interested international parties and those within the UAE defence sector.