Doha, Qatar, 18 February 2018: With less than a month to go until the 10th anniversary edition of Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX), the organising committee has announced MBDA as a returning Gold Sponsor. This will be the fifth consecutive edition the European defence company has invested in DIMDEX, the MENA region's leading international maritime defence exhibition and conference. DIMDEX 2018 will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, and hosted and organised by Qatar Armed Forces, taking place between 12 to 14 March 2018 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).
MBDA has significant presence in European countries as well as in the US. Known as a world leading missile systems company with a comprehensive product range designed to meet the land, naval and airborne guided weapon system requirements, the partnership with DIMDEX is part of its long-standing commitment and support for Qatar and the Qatari Armed Forces.
Staff Brigadier (Sea) Abdulbaqi S. Al-Ansari, Chairman of DIMDEX said: “MBDA has proven capabilities of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the complete range of current and future needs of the three-armed forces. With this further sponsorship contract signed by MBDA for its fifth year, it will be a pleasure to host them once again as part the special anniversary edition of DIMDEX.”
Qatar and MBDA have announced several deals over the past years as part of the nation’s ambitions to expand Qatar’s defence capabilities.
DIMDEX will maintain its position as a premier platform to showcase the most advanced and latest technology in maritime defence and security. Established as event that attracts international experts to discuss the latest trends and technology that offer solutions to maintain the stability and security of the seas and oceans. DIMDEX 2018 is considered as a must attend event in the global maritime and security industry calendar.