2014 Show Daily - 23 billion US Dollars in signed agreements
day of DIMDEX sees over USD 23 billion of agreements and MOU signed
with various companies
under the patronage of His Highness, The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad
Al-Thani, DIMDEX 2014 exhibition and conference closed today in Doha
with the announcement of over USD 23 billion in signed agreements between
Qatar Armed Forces and over 20 contractors.
Director Logistics Department, Brig. Abdullah Saad Al Kharji, representing
the Ministry of Interior for the State of Qatar and Kerim Kalafatoglu,
Chairman & Executive Director for ARES Shipyard signing the Memorandum
of Understanding during DIMDEX 2014
Attended by the
Chief of General Staff, Major-General Ghanem bin Shaheen Al-Ghanem,
Qatar Armed Forces; various agreements were announced to the total
value of 87 billion Qatari Riyals or equivalent to 23 billion US dollars
including tanks, artillery, missiles, planes, helicopters and various
types of warships from different countries.
The deals included among other things Lockheed Martin and Raytheon
Patriot PAC-3 long range air defence systems, 24 Boeing AH-64D Apache
combat helicopter and 3 737 Wedgetail early warning aircraft, several
hundreds of Lockheed Martin made Javelin and Hellfire missiles.
A letter of intent was also signed for 12 NH90 TTH and 10 NH90 NFH,
from Airbus Helicopters and 2 A330 MRTT tanker aircraft from Airbus
Defence and Space.
We reported yesterday that the Qatar Coast Guard Services placed an
order for 17 new fast patrol boast from Turkish company ARES Shipyard
during the Naval Defence and Maritime Security exhibition currently
held in Doha.
Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Minister of State for
Defence Affairs for Financial Affairs and Chairman of DIMDEX said,
“DIMDEX 2014 is the best edition to date and we greatly appreciate
the support we have received from our sponsors , partners, all related
governmental and non-governmental institutions, local media partners
as well as international ones throughout this event. This week has
been about building on our existing relationships as well as building
new relationships, broadening our knowledge in the advancement of
new technologies and establishing partnerships with world’s
leading experts in order to better the position of the State of Qatar.
We look forward to DIMDEX 2016 and expanding on our successes of this