Lockheed Martin will present its vision for 21st Century Security solutions with a focus on integrated capabilities at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense Exhibition (NAVDEX) taking place in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, February 20-24, 2023.
“IDEX has been a leading platform for Lockheed Martin and the aerospace and defense sector for many decades, and we look forward to our expanded participation this year to include a dedicated presence at NAVDEX for the first time,” said Gen. John ‘Mick’ Nicholson (U.S Army, Ret.), chief executive, Lockheed Martin Middle East. “Building on our deep partnerships with the UAE and the wider region, we look forward to showcasing some of our most innovative capabilities and engaging with our partners to discuss the latest trends and technologies that can help them meet their most crucial defense requirements.”
Participating under the theme ‘Partnering for Security and Prosperity,’ Lockheed Martin will exhibit solutions designed to counter evolving security threats across all domains – land, air, sea, and space. The company will also unveil its immersive Vast™ experience system for the first time in the region, which brings multi-domain missions to life through interactive 3D visualizations presented to attendees at the show.
The 2023 edition will also feature a dedicated space showcasing the latest technologies developed by Emirati interns at Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation and Security Solutions (CISS) at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. To date, hundreds of UAE students have received specialist training at the CISS in areas including robotics, AI, networked systems, and modeling and simulation exercises, leading to employment opportunities for top performers within Lockheed Martin and other leading UAE defense entities.
Before IDEX and NAVDEX, Lockheed Martin will participate in the one-day International Defense Conference (IDC) on Feb. 19 as a Platinum Sponsor, joining distinguished industry experts to debate and share ideas around today’s complex defense environment. Gen. John ‘Mick’ Nicholson will participate in a high-level panel discussion titled ‘Promise and Peril: Technology, Human Society, and Human Security’ at the conference.
As a committed partner to the Middle East for more than five decades, Lockheed Martin has helped build sovereign capabilities through industrial partnerships and human capital development initiatives in the UAE and beyond. Today, the company’s presence has moved beyond defense systems to provide various products and services, technical support, and educational expertise to strengthen and expand in-country defense capabilities.