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BAE SYSTEMS to showcase Homeland defence capabilities at IDEX 2005

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, January 18 - 2005 @ 11:32

Leading the way will be BAE Systems, the international systems, defence and commercial aerospace company that will showcase cutting edge command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence (C4i) technology that can significantly enhance a country’s ability to protect its national boundaries and assets by providing access to information and allowing commanders to make effective use of the information.

“Although we are better known for the development, delivery and support of advanced military and aerospace systems in the air, on land and at sea, BAE Systems also has extensive expertise in originating solutions that provide real-time information that can be used to make intelligent decisions,” said Simon Keith, Managing Director Middle East, BAE Systems.

“Our homeland defence capability has a great deal to offer countries in the Middle East that are facing up to internal and external threats. Homeland defence is as much about techniques and tactics as it is about technology but to understand them, a first class partner is required. For example, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance requires a project manager and partner with international experience.

“I believe that BAE Systems is that partner of choice for homeland defence,” Keith said.

The key to providing a safe and secure environment, to allow trade and commerce to flourish, according to Keith, is the successful co-ordination of intelligence assets that might be as high-tech as satellite imagery and maritime patrol aircraft or the eyes and ears of border patrols and guards.

“Adding a robust command and control system, such as C4i, ensures the information flow down to decision makers is speedy, accurate and effective, enabling a rapid response to any threat,” he added.

In addition to its C4i capabilities, BAE Systems will be exhibiting a wide range of the company’s products and capabilities including its new Land Systems Division, aerial reconnaissance systems, mobile surveillance units and ground based and coastal radars, at IDEX 2005, to be held in Abu Dhabi, from February 12-17.

“IDEX has always been important to BAE Systems and its joint venture and international partner companies. The event has gone from strength-to-strength over the years and provides a unique opportunity for us to meet and talk with the key defence industry decision makers from across the Middle East.,” said Keith.

“The exhibition is an essential opportunity for BAE Systems to demonstrate the advanced systems for security and defence we can provide, not only to the UAE but also to other existing and potential partners in the region.”

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