King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and The KADDB Investment Group (KIG) concluded a successful participation at the Eurosatory 2014 Exhibition which was held in Paris, France from 16-20 June 2014.The 42 sq.m. booth was honoured by the visit of HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein, as well as a number of official delegations, decision makers, and key players in the defence and security industry worldwide.
Exhibits of the stand comprised KADDB’s All-Terrain Vehicle “Al Washaq”, vehicle as well as models of the Multi-purpose Armoured Vehicle “Dawsar”, and a 4x4 armoured vehicle “Al Wahsh”.
Samples of the Troops Products’ Cluster of the KIG were also displayed, such as the helmets, vests and body armour of First Armour, variety of special purpose boots of Terraqueous, the Jordanian Company for Manufacturing Special Boots, and MREs by Arab Ready Meals.
During the event, KADDB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ATK and Airbus Defence and Space for the collaboration of all parties in the development of an AC-295 gunship version for the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF).
KADDB and KIG value their participation in specialised international exhibitions, and consider their attendance as a learning experience and a chance for knowledge transfer and interaction with the leaders in the defence and security industries.
Established in 1999, The King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) is an independent government entity within the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) that aims to be the globally preferred partner in designing and developing defence products and security solutions in the region.
The scope of work conducted by the Bureau covers the full spectrum of Defence Design and Development, Test and Evaluation, Technology Incubation in the Kingdom, as well as Defence Technology Training.
The KADDB Investment Group (KIG) acts as the commercial and investment arm for the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and its affiliates.
The KIG aims at establishing new and growing businesses in the Defence and Security industries along with various services that would complement these industries.
The scope of work covered by the Group’s Affiliates is represented in Business Clusters; Automotive and Industrial, Troops Products, Electronics and Electro-Optics, Arms and Ammunition, as well as a Supplementary Cluster.