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ADASI to sponsor live demonstrations at UMEX 2015


e-News® | The NEWS Company…Abu Dhabi, 2February 2015 : ADASI, a principal Sponsor for UMEX, will now additionally sponsor the flying Demonstration for Unmanned Systems Exhibition, The International Defence Exhibition and Conferences (IDEX) today renewed its sponsorship agreement with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI), a principal sponsor of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) at IDEX 2015. The sponsorship that saw ADASI as a principal sponsor will now also see the company sponsoring live demonstrations of the unmanned systems vehicles that will take place at Al Tarif, in the western region of Abu Dhabi. UMEX is designed as an ideal business platform to promote and showcase unmanned systems technology. The 1st Edition UMEX will provide a professional platform for manufacturers to meet operators and establish lucrative business relationships while promoting the ecological, environmental, civil and humanitarian benefits of unmanned systems.

Speaking on the partnership Saleh Al Marzooqi, IDEX Chief Executive Officer said “The growing sophistication of unmanned systems technology is rapidly defining the modern defence era. It is through strategic partnerships and industry associations that strong business growth is achieved. We are delighted to have ADASI as principal sponsor in its first year. Unmanned systems represent the very leading-edge of defence technology, reinforcing strong security infrastructures. Supported by UAE Armed Forces GHQ and attended by regional government delegations, agencies, industry, military and civilian authorities, the event will be the ideal business platform to promote unmanned systems technology and capability to a dedicated and focused industry audience.”

Homaid Al Shemmari, ADASI Chairman said: “We believe UMEX 2015 has the potential to complement our strong consistent achievements. This sponsorship is line with our aim to support local industrial capabilities in autonomous systems by contributing to the UAE’s vision for comprehensive development and economic diversification.” Ali Al Yafei, ADASI CEO further added: “We are delighted to be growing our partnership with IDEX. Our regional lead in the fields of unmanned aerial system and IDEX’s excellent reputation and outstanding expertise will make an ideal combination for the best-in-class unmanned systems exhibition in the region.”

The UMEX platform is specially designed to foster an environment that allows manufacturers and operators to meet, exchange ideas, discuss technology and most importantly – strike up new long lasting relationships. ADASI comes with progressive and ambitious business plan and will be investing heavily in operations that will further develop the world class advanced unmanned systems sectors in the UAE. ADASI offers holistic solutions, starting with joint analysis of end-users’ needs, through formalization of their requirements, to equipment selection and procurement.


The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is the world’s leading joint defence exhibition. IDEX takes place biennially under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and is organised by IDEX LLC (an ADNEC Group Company) in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ.

This year, IDEX 2015 will feature the third edition of NAVDEX, the maritime security show that has quickly become the largest naval defence exhibition in the region, along with the first edition of UMEX, an unmanned systems technology show designed as an ideal business platform to promote and showcase the modern era of defence.

IDEX, NAVDEX & UMEX demonstrate the latest defence technologies across land, sea and air. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces. In 2013 the IDEX and NAVDEX attracted 1,112 exhibiting companies and over 80,000 visitors.  IDEX 2015, welcoming Tawazun as Strategic Partner, will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), United Arab Emirates from the 22nd – 26th of February.


• Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI), based in Abu Dhabi and a subsidiary of strategic investment group Tawazun Holding, is focused on developing and acquiring knowledge and technological capabilities in autonomous systems for the UAE economy.

• Established since 2007, ADASI’s activities cover the acquisition, development, test, operation, training and full service support of autonomous systems for air, land and sea use. This includes the modification and reconfiguration of unmanned systems, in particular identifying and integrating alternative payloads.

• In 2012, ADASI lunched the initiation of a new range of small aerostat systems to meet current and future customer needs in both commercial and government applications in the SAMENA region.

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