In February 2023, Naval Group participates to the 16th edition of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) and to NAVDEX (Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition), both held from 20th to 24th of February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Come meet us in booths 07-A06 (IDEX) and B-055 (NAVDEX).
A long-lasting presence in the United Arab Emirates
As two of the most important world exhibitions, IDEX and NAVDEX constitute an opportunity to meet Naval Group’s usual partners and key authorities of the region. Naval Group has a long history of cooperation with the different navies of the region and has built long-term and trustful relationships for over 30 years.
For instance, Naval Group is present in Saudi Arabia through a subsidiary which carries out services contracts for the Royal Saudi Naval Force. Another Naval Group subsidiary has been opened in 2018 in Egypt to carry out the in-service support of the fleet, which includes 2 MISTRAL- class Landing Helicopter Docks, 1 FREMM frigate and 4 Gowind® corvettes.
Through transfer of knowledge and joint research, Naval Group works with its Emirati partners to create highly qualified opportunities for Emirati nationals and progressively achieve country self-reliance and autonomy. For example, since its inception in 2019, Naval Group participates to Tawazun Council’s initiative consisting of an internship program known as Emirati Global Acceleration Program (E-GAP). This program enables young UAE nationals to pursue internships at Naval Group while being tutored by some of our experts, in order to contribute to the development of the skills of young Emirati students and enable them to support the country’s defense needs in the years to come.
For instance, Naval Group is attentive to the needs of the Emirati Navy in terms of training and is available to develop solutions adapted to these needs. Naval Group’s presence in the UAE will also enable the development of innovative technologies to serve the operational needs of the Navy and Coast Guards. These products can also be directed towards export markets and the economic benefit will positively impact the national Defence Industrial Base and the regional markets. The proximity with the end user will allow for a higher reactivity and efficiency of customer services.
Showcasing state-of-the-art technologies for world navies
Building on its 400-year experience in supporting the French Navy, Naval Group is the partner of choice for many international navies. Naval Group will showcase the state-of-art innovations created for modern navies at his IDEX and NAVDEX booths, demonstrating its capabilities as leading naval integrator through high tech naval solutions for combat and crisis management such as Belh@rra frigate, Gowind® corvette or SETIS combat management system.
Naval Group is also recognized for its drone expertise. Naval Group integrates all types of unmanned vehicles -air, surface and underwater- to increase the operational capabilities of a combat fleet. This represents a new potential for intelligence, surveillance and exploratory missions and becomes a force multiplier when drones are fully integrated in the ship. Our innovative solutions for the implementation and recollection of drones under any sea condition and those dedicated to the management of drone missions and the integration in real time of the data collected directly benefits naval forces.