The armed forces announced Dh9.5 billion worth of orders for ships, satellites and armoured vehicles at the International Defense Exhibition in the capital yesterday.

The biggest contract went to the French groups Airbus and Thales Alenia Space.

Airbus Defence and Thales Alenia Space won a joint Dh3.745bn deal to provide two satellites and ground control stations to the UAE’s armed forces for military purposes, according to the Idex spokesman Major General Obaid Al Ketbi. […]