Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mena expected to buy over 350 defence vessels in 10 years


Manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of maritime defence systems and equipments will showcase their products at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2008). They include maritime patrol aircraft, helicopters missile and control system, mines and counter measurers, submarines & submersibles, torpedoes and underwater weapons and systems ... The official website of the DIMDEX quoted global Naval Analysts and Advisors that 18 countries in the region, including Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, are projected to buy 249 Patrol Vessels, 30 Fast Attack Craft (FACs), 22 Submarines, 16 Frigates and 21 Corvettes. AMI International has projected an estimated market size of $17b in the region.

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