Enticing opportunities: The role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape.
وزارة الدفاع هي إحدى الوزارات الرئيسية التي تأسست مع تأسيس الاتحاد في عام 1971 والتي أنشئ بعدها المجلس الأعلى للدفاع والذي كان قراره الأول توحيد القوات المسلحة لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة في عام 1976 ، ومنذ ذلك الحين حققت وزارة الدفاع من خلال أعمالها المنوطة بها الكثير من النجاحات والخطوات السبّاقة في كثير من المحافل، وقد ارتأت الوزارة اليوم فتح آفاق جديدة لرؤيتها الاستراتيجية وسياستها العامة بصورة جديدة فعّالة تواكب من خلالها الطفرة العالمية التي يشهدها العالم أجمع، حيث تقوم وزارة الدفاع اليوم بالتطلع نحو التطوير ورسم سياسات حديثة عالية المستوى لتحقيق أهدافها الرئيسية، ولتحقيق تلك الأهداف الهامة سعت الوزارة نحو تحديث المنظومة الدفاعية، وبما يتناسب مع المرحلة الجديدة التي تشهدها دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة بشكل خاص والمنطقة والعالم بشكل عام.
وتأتي أهمية تعزيز دور وزارة الدفاع في المنظومة الدفاعية لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة من خلال رسم السياسات والاستراتيجيات العسكرية، ووضع الأسس والقوانين التي تعكس مهام وواجبات الوزارة وذلك بالتعاون مع الشركاء على المستويين المحلي والدولي.
إن دور الوزارة في استشراف المستقبل من خلال التحليل الاستراتيجي للأوضاع الأمنية على الساحتين الإقليمية والدولية يخلق الرؤية المستقبلية لتطوير قدرات القوات المسلحة بما يضمن التصدي للتهديدات التي من الممكن أن تتعرض لها المصالح الوطنية للدولة.
إن فعالية وكفاءة وزارة الدفاع في القيام بمسؤولياتها تقف وراءها كوادر بشرية عسكرية ومدنية ذات خبرة وتأهيل عالي المستوى تقوم بإدارتها حسب أرقى المعايير وأفضل الممارسات العالمية، هدفها خدمة الوطن والحفاظ على مكتسباته وأمنه ومنجزاته والوفاء لقيادته الرشيدة التي لم تألوا جهداً في توفير كافة سبل الراحة والأمن والأمان للجميع.
NIMR is a major manufacturer of light and medium weight wheeled military vehicles. Based in the United Arab Emirates, NIMR vehicles are in service with Armed Forces across the MENA region and have a reputation for versatility, ruggedness and performance. With a complete in-house design capability and modern production facilities, NIMR provides a total solution to meet defence needs.
Having built a reputation for exceptional performance in the harshest desert conditions, NIMR vehicles provide the tactical mobility required to meet a diverse range of operational requirements on the modern battlefield. Based on a unique, modular 4x4 and 6x6 chassis and driveline, NIMR provides utility, logistic and command variants as well as protected patrol vehicles, all with a range of protection options.
NIMR’s Engineering Team brings a depth of military vehicle experience to the design of all its vehicles, using the latest materials and subsystems to obtain the best performance and meet customer requirements. NIMR continues to improve its range of vehicles, building on the experience of the existing fleet, and combining it with comprehensive trials and testing in the most demanding environments. Integrated Logistic Support ensures that the NIMR vehicles continue to perform in service, and this provides a foundation for full lifecycle support.
The NIMR vehicle platform is ideal for a variety of mission systems. Integration through vehicle electronic architecture allows for a range of systems to be mounted, from C4I and ISTAR capabilities to complex weapon fits. This platform versatility enables NIMR to deliver the capability required for any scenario.
With modern production facilities, engineering excellence, and latest techniques, NIMR prides itself on consistently delivering high quality military vehicles to its customers.
National Defense Companies Council (NDCC) was established in 2014 to act as a backbone for national defense industry and to create channels for an effective communication between the decision makers and the local defense contractors in a way that will serve the interests of the country.
The establishment of this Council coincides with the economic diversification arrangements taking place in our country, the development of the private sector and the expansion of its roles and priorities.
The establishment of the Council also comes to achieve Tawazun Economic Council goals, which was founded in 1992 with a view to achieve visions of a sustainable economic and social development of the United Arab Emirates, focusing on procedures to contribute to the construction of industrial efficiencies and the development of projects in areas of defense and aviation.
Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2013, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners. www.thalesgroup.com
BOEING is the world’s largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. The company provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and continues to expand its portfolio to meet emerging customer needs. With the United Arab Emirates, Boeing shares a long-standing relationship.From air transport and aviation support services to defense and satellite systems, Boeing has worked closely with UAE civil and defense authorities to achieve the country’s objectives and ambitions. Existing partnerships with Mubadala Aerospace, Tawazun and their subsidiaries are advancing aerospace capabilities in the region and supporting the UAE’s goal of establishing a global aerospace hub in the country. Boeing also leadsacademic initiatives and skills development through active partnerships with the UAE’s leading universities and youth development organizations. http://www.boeing.com
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of €64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. http://www.lockheedmartin.com
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Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.
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Strata Manufacturing PJSC (STRATA) is a composite aero-structures manufacturing facility based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Established in 2009, with production beginning in 2010, Strata has partnerships with the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, as well as tier one suppliers to Leonardo-Finmeccanica Aero-structures Division, FACC AG, SAAB and S.A.B.C.A.
Strata is wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company PJSC (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company.
MBDA is the European leader and a world leader in the missile systems sector. With more than 90 armed forces customers in the world, MBDA is a global leader and the only group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). In total, the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasure products already in operational service, and more than 15 others currently in development.
Missile systems are the ultimate effectors and the culmination of military action. They are the key to military superiority and therefore to effective ground force operations, they are also force multipliers that contribute to the operational performance of air, sea and land platforms. Thus, MBDA allows the European armed forces to ensure full sovereignty in this key military sector.
With industrial facilities in five European countries and within the USA and a highly skilled workforce of about 10,000, in 2015 MBDA achieved a turnover of 2.9 billion euros with an order book of 15.1 billion euros.
MBDA is jointly held by AIRBUS Group (37,5%) BAE SYSTEMS (37,5%), and LEONARDO (25%).
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre (IFC) located in the capital city of the UAE – Abu Dhabi, opened for business on 21st October 2015. In line with the Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision, ADGM’s mandate and jurisdiction as an IFC extends over the entire 114-hectare Al Maryah Island as the designated financial free zone in Abu Dhabi. ADGM’s purpose is to establish a sustainable business and financial eco-system in Abu Dhabi for local and international financial and non-financial businesses to thrive and add to the success of the Abu Dhabi economy.
Injazat Data Systems is a market leader in the region for Information Technology, Cloud, Data Center and Managed Services delivered from the region’s most sophisticated and advanced facility, the Tier IV design certified Premier Data Center facility. Injazat serves a diverse range of customers and has developed a broad portfolio of capabilities to successfully address any organization’s most pressing technology challenges.
Injazat is fully owned by Mubadala, the investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi, the Capital of the United Arab Emirates. Injazat draws on its local expertise and presence combined with several global technology partnership networks to develop market leading services.
Nexter is a KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems) company and its mission is to meet the needs of armies all around the world, through the design, development and production of high-end defense systems, artillery guns and armored vehicles to land forces. Its expertise also covers the supply of systems and ammunition to air forces and navies.
As a land defense systems integrator and the heir to more than 250 years of expertise, Nexter is the manufacturer of a long line of vehicles including the LECLERC Main Battle Tank, the VBCI armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle, the multi-role TITUS® 6x6 vehicle and the CAESAR® self-propelled howitzer. Nexter covers the entire life-cycle of its products and offers a wide range of support services to its customers, from design to maintenance in operational condition.
Website adress: www.nexter-group.com
Abu Dhabi Ship Building, a UAE Public Joint Stock Company, was established in 1996 and operates the most modern naval shipyard in the Arabian Gulf. ADSB is the only shipyard in the region with the capability to build, refit, repair and upgrade complex naval warships.
The company is successfully providing products and related services to Navies, Coast Guards and other military, Para-Military and commercial vessel operators throughout the GCC region.
ADSB is listed in the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and its current shareholding is 40% by Mubadala Development Company, 10% by the Abu Dhabi Government and 50% by several thousand individual UAE National shareholders. ADSB employs more than 1200 people. For more information about ADSB, please go to: www.adsb.ae
Products and Services
Abu Dhabi Ship Building serves four separate market segments:
- Naval / Military Ship Construction (10m RHIB Assault Boats to 72m Corvettes)
- Naval Ship Repairs, Refits & Upgrades (basic platform repairs to highly complex combat system upgrades)
- Commercial Ship Construction (15m Landing Craft to 50m Crew Boats)
- Commercial Ship Repairs (basic painting and blasting to replacing of major equipments)
The Defense Services Marketing Council (DSMC) is a marketing incubator organization that accelerates international Defense, Space & Security industry related companies growth.
DSMC is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of business development, public relations and marketing executives who represent Defense, Space & Security related companies and service providers seeking to do business in the Middle East region.
The Council serves primarily as a working-group catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of the local, regional and global products and services companies together on an ongoing monthly basis to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends.
In addition, through the ‘incubation’ of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships across all the Member and Associate related companies, the Council will help its participants to grow revenue and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers.
Each of the Council’s monthly gatherings will have an individual company host an event that range from the simple board room lunch with a capabilities presentation to other more in-depth events including moderated panel discussions featuring experts in the Defense, Space & Security arena, Think Tanks, Focus Groups, Executive Round Tables, CEO Breakfasts, and other events—the Agenda is driven by the Members.
DSMC has garnered local, national, and international acclaim with its hands-on nonprofit organization marketing and offers a unique opportunity for its global partners to work with DSMC members in Defense, Aerospace and Security companies in policy areas such as Cyber Security Networks, Offsets & Industrial Participation, Nationalization, Middle East Studies, Business Development, PR & Marketing, National Security Studies, and Total Addressable Markets Analysis (TAM) focused on increasing DSMC Members Growth.
The Global Offset and Countertrade Association (G.O.C.A.) provides its members current information and education on all aspects of offset and countertrade around the world.
The G.O.C.A. has among its members, well informed and experienced experts who assist in promoting the use and understanding of offset and countertrade, to include the associated risks and the various methods of fulfillment, through conferences, workshops, training seminars, forums and networking events.
The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council is the premier business organization dedicated to advancing bilateral commercial relations. By leveraging its extensive networks in the U.S. and in the region, the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council provides unparalleled access to senior decision makers in business and government with the aim of deepening bilateral trade and investment
Welcome to ADIOC 2017
Tawazun Economic Council is greatly honored to welcome you to the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC 2017) which will be hosted in our beautiful city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE under the theme “Enticing opportunities: The Role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape”.
Under the Patronage of
H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces