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UK sends strong Royal Navy and industry team to DIMDEX 2018

“Collaboration in Future Technologies” is the key message from the United Kingdom as they send a strong delegation to DIMDEX 2018. Fleur Thomas, Regional Director in the Department of International Trade’s Defence and Security Organisation leads the UK delegation. In addition, ships from the Royal Navy are attending. This strong UK presence reiterates the importance of the strategic defence and security relationship between the UK and Qatar.

DIMDEX 2018 Visiting Warship RFA 1 The RFA Cardigan Bay arriving at the Hamad Port (Credit Navy Recognition)

The UK Government delegation will be supporting UK companies displaying and demonstrating a range of world-leading defence and security technologies. The UK’s capability themes include: maritime security; technological support to operations; disaster relief; and cyber. The United Kingdom has supported the DIMDEX exhibition since its inception and has a proven track record in delivering capabilities and solutions, with significant transfer of technology, to allies across the world. The UK team will be also be building on their international reputation for establishing successful partnerships and international collaborative arrangements and seeking to develop closer links with Governments and industrial partners across the region.

Fleur Thomas said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to visit DIMDEX 2018 to highlight the UK’s important defence and security relationship with Qatar. DIMDEX 2018 is an important regional maritime forum and provides real opportunities for the international naval maritime community to work together and learn from each other I am at DIMDEX 2018 to encourage ever greater industrial cooperation and to press forward in identifying new areas for cooperation. The UK has a significant range of world-class technologies across the air, land, maritime, security and cyber sectors and DIMDEX 2018 presents an excellent opportunity for us to show the best that Britain has to offer and find common ground on which partnerships can be built. “