IDEX 2013


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Defence and Homeland Security Exhibition

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IDEX, the largest tri-service defence and homeland security exhibition in the Middle East and North African region, returns to Abu Dhabi on the 17-21 February 2013 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Officially supported by the UAE Armed Forces, IDEX 2013 will feature over 900 international manufacturers and suppliers showcasing the latest defence technology, systems and equipment.

Deals and signed contracts

In 2009, the UAE Armed Forces announced deals worth AED 18.4 billion (US $5 billion), making IDEX one of the most successful defence shows for exhibitors to achieve signed business agreements. It is expected that the 2013 edition will surpass all records of signed contracts secured at IDEX.


Year on year IDEX continues to attract a growing wealth of international decision-makers from within the defence industry, alongside key representatives from governments and the military. Strong representation from the GCC and MENA countries make IDEX a primary mechanism to reach such an important audience.

IDEX is the largest defence exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa.
Multi-million dollar deals are signed at IDEX.
IDEX is the world's leading tri-service defence exhibition.
IDEX attracts high profile visitors and official delegations.
NAVDEX strengthens the naval element of IDEX.

Official delegations

In 2009 IDEX welcomed 150 delegations who attended the official opening ceremony and were welcomed back for independent tours around the exhibition. In 2013 the UAE Armed Forces GHQ will continue to coordinate visits from official delegations from across the region.

Gulf Defence Conference

The one-day Gulf Defence Conference will take place at IDEX 2013 on Saturday 16th February 2013.


Co-located with IDEX 2013, NAVDEX is the Middle East’s premier exhibition dedicated to the naval defence and coastal security sector. The event will showcase and demonstrate the latest in naval technology incorporating sea and amphibious crafts, combat equipment, coastal security systems and sea-to-shore communication solutions.

Press Releases

  • RSD at IDEX 2011

    DCD DORBYL’s Rolling Stock and Defence Division, RSD, from South Africa will exhibit at IDEX 2011 in Abu Dhabi for the first time this year. The exhibition opens on 20 February and continues to 24 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. RSD designed and manufactured one of t

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