His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, toured the ongoing Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week, which was held from 06-12 March at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC).
Sheikh Mohamed’s tour covered a number of national and international pavilions at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) and the Military Simulation & Training (MST) Exhibition, both part of the Week, UAE’s national press agency WAM reported.
During his tour, Sheikh Mohamed stopped at the stands of Lockheed Martin, Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding (EARTH), Golden Group, Ministry of Interior, Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) and Cubic Defence.
UMEX and MST provide a professional platform for manufacturers to meet operators and establish lucrative business relationships while promoting the ecological, environmental, civil and humanitarian benefits of unmanned systems and military simulation and training.
Sheikh Mohamed was accompanied by Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority (EAA), Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary General of the National Security Council, Mohammed Mubarak al Mazrouei, Under-secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and a number of officials.
The Abu Dhabi Aerospace and Aviation Week is the world’s largest high profile, dedicated aerospace and aviation week taking place across multiple locations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The event brings together a collection of world-class unique and innovative events, exhibitions, conferences and seminars across all aspects of aviation and aerospace, from general to commercial to military to private sectors.
The event includes the Abu Dhabi leg of the Red Bull Air Race, UMEX; the region’s leading unmanned systems exhibition and conference, the Global Aerospace Summit for C-suite, senior and government leaders, Abu Dhabi Air Expo, ME Aviation Careers and the inaugural Simulation and Training Show.
The event is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and in collaboration with the Armed Forces General Headquarters.