IDEX 2023: Israel, UAE deepen military ties with joint naval vessel

Over 30 leading Israeli defense industries presented their technological solutions at IDEX, including Elbit. Some of the technologies included air defense systems, rocket and missile systems, unmanned aerial systems, artificial intelligence, electro-optical systems, cyber solutions, and more.

“Just a few steps away, new participants are making their first appearance at this show, including Ukraine, despite the war raging on its territory,” Ahmed Ali Murad, vice provost for research at UAE University, told i24NEWS. “This equipment is produced in secret factories in Kyiv, and is sold to the Ukrainian army, on the front line.”

Ksenia Kolotyuk, a project manager for Ukraine’s Ukrtac, noted that a total of 1,350 companies from the “global military-industrial complex” were present at the forum. “That’s a 50 percent increase compared to the 2021 edition. It’s a sign of our times.”