Subscribe Free
in Defence

IDEX: Israeli defence expert makes history with IDC participation.

Posted 20 February 2021 · Add Comment

Despite a travel ban affecting all commercial traffic from Israel, one of the country’s top defence experts made history when he appeared at the International Defence Conference (IDC) held in Abu Dhabi on the eve of the biennial IDEX show.

More than 200 delegates and exhibitors had registered for the region’s largest military showcase with an Israeli pavilion, the direct response to Abraham Accord, a diplomatic agreement to strengthen and ‘normalise’ relationships between Israel and the UAE.

However with travel restrictions introduced late last week airlines were banned from leaving Israel and despite appeals to the country’s health ministry, Israel’s contingent had to remain at home.

But Dr Uzi Rubin (pictured right)  from The Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security joined the conference online. Dr Rubin was the first director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in the Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD), where he helped develop, produce and deploy its first national missile defense shield, the Arrow missile defense system. He led the Arrow program from its inception in 1991 to the first delivery of operational missiles in 1999. 

Dr Rubin joined panellists including  Faisal Al Bannai the CEO of EDGE Tareq Abdulraheem Al Hosani, CEO of Tawazun Economic Council to discuss the strengthening of the industry’s R&D in an increasingly complex dynamic context.

 

The panel including Faisal Al Bannai the CEO of EDGE; Tareq Abdulraheem Al Hosani, CEO of Tawazun Economic Council; Kim Yoon Seok,Korea's Deputy Minister Office of Military Force and Resources Management and Inset Dr Uzi Rubin. (Image: Aerocomm)

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Thales reports its order intake and sales for Q1 2021

Thales has released its order intake and sales for the first quarter of 2021.

Oman duo link up to crack the codeshare

Oman’s budget airline and national carrier are getting closer. A codeshare between Oman Air and low-cost carrier (LCC), SalamAir, seems likely to be the first step in more extensive cooperation between the two companies.

Middle Eastern airlines’ demand fell 81.6% in March

IATA announced that passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-COVID levels in March 2019 but rose compared to the immediate month prior to February 2021.

SkyCargo completes one year of transporting cargo on passenger seats

Emirates SkyCargo is marking the first anniversary of loading urgently required PPE, related supplies and other vital cargo on the seats and inside the overhead bins of its Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft.

Airbus engineering pioneer Bernard Ziegler passes away

Airbus has announced the passing of Bernard Ziegler, at the age of 88. Ziegler, one of Airbus’ engineering pioneers, was instrumental in the introduction of the world’s first digital Fly-By-Wire (FBW) and side stick controls in a

DXB recognised for ACI Airport Health Accreditation programme

Dubai International (DXB) has received recognition in the form of an accreditation in the Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation programme ensuring the health and safety of passengers and airport

WDS SK2601090322
See us at
Aviation Africa 2021 BTOCF.OPEX21 BT270521Aviation MENA 2022World Defence Show 2022DAS21_BT