2019 will also feature parachute exercises, shooting range exercises, a warship display and military vehicle demonstrations during the three-day event which is being supported by the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) and organised by London-based Clarion Defence and Security.
120+ Exhibitors at BIDEC
2017 will showcase some of the most innovative and state-of-the-art technologies from within the Defence industry.
Al Sa'ati expressed thanks and appreciation to Rosoboronexport's officials for providing the opportunity to brief Russian companies on BIDEC
2017 and to promote Russian products in the Middle East.
A Middle East Military Alliances and Coalitions Conference (MEMAC) will be held alongside BIDEC
will host a strategic conference series that will offer a forum for knowledge sharing and will address the biggest challenges in Bahrain and the wider region.
Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) chairman Dr Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said BIDEC
was Bahrain's response to the global "hunger for defence".
is expected to attract a local, regional and international audience of key decision-makers from government, Army, Navy, Air Force and the defense industry.
Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa lauded the tremendous efforts exerted by HH Shaikh Nasser to organise BIDEC
according to the best international standards, noting that the success of the event adds a new milestone to the kingdom's successes in hosting mega world exhibitions.
The Royal Guard commander stressed that HRH Premier's directives have ensured the success of events hosted by the Kingdom, including BIDEC
The response has been fantastic as we look forward to host the BIDEC
in 2019," said Clarion Defence and Security managing director Tim Porter.
His Majesty reiterated that the BIDEC
achievement promotes the kingdom's international position to boosts its security, reaffirmed Bahrain's unflinching fight against terrorism, boosting the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF's efficiency to safeguard its national security and aspirations.
He also congratulated Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and Commander of the Royal Guard and president of the Supreme Committee of BIDEC
2017 Colonel Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.