UAE to buy defense equipment from a Pakistani company

UAE defense minister spokesperson Lt Colonel Sarah Hamd Al Hijri confirms the deal.

general view of abu dhabi united arab emirates january 3 2019 picture taken january 3 2019 photo reuters

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reached an agreement for the procurement of defense equipment worth more than Rs6.65 billion with a Pakistani company at the Dubai Air Show 2021.

UAE defense minister spokesperson Lt Colonel Sarah Hamd Al Hijri confirmed that the deal had been reached with a Pakistani company Global Industrial and Defence Solution for the purchase of different weapons.

The spokesperson maintained that seven major agreements worth 225 billion dirhams had been signed during the fourth day of the exhibition.

The biggest deal at the air show was the purchase of ammunition for the Air Force and air defense systems from a US company Alliant Techsystems Operations which costs more than 170 million dirhams.

Meanwhile, an accord was also reached with a US company Lockheed Martin Global Inc for the provision of technical support and purchase of spare parts for the Air Force and Air Defence Command Systems.

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