Abu Dhabi to host unmanned systems conference from Sunday

Abu Dhabi: A three-day defence sector conference focused on unmanned technological systems will be held from Sunday at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre where about 34 countries are will share their expertise.

The event will allow the participants to explore the latest innovations in unmanned systems and simulation and training technologies.


Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX), and the Simulation and Training Exhibition and Conference (SimTEX) are expected to draw unprecedented participation from major local and international companies specialised in the field.

Brigadier General Rashid Mohammad Al Shamsi, chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of the event, said on Monday, “UMEX and SimTEX 2018 coincide with the Year of Zayed, when every corner of our country commemorates the great achievements of the founding father of the UAE, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who relentlessly championed scientific and technological progress and innovation in the country.

“The UAE has evolved into a unique development model across diverse economic and social sectors within a record time, becoming an oasis of security and stability in a region that has witnessed incessant turmoil for too long.”

The event is being organised under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

“Catering to the military and strategic needs of our armed forces, UMEX and SimTEX 2018 will include a specialised conference themed on ‘Focusing Next-Generation Technologies on Tomorrow’s Threats’, Al Shamsi said.

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