Partnership with the UAE Armed Forces a major highlight for the five-day defence conference
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 February 2015: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE national railway network, is pleased to announce its participation at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX), taking place from 22 – 26 February 2015 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
This is the first time Etihad Rail takes part in the major defence event, highlighting its partnership with the UAE Armed Forces.
Etihad Rail and the UAE Armed Forces signed a major Memorandum of Understanding in September 2014, one which has seen them work together in close coordination and exchange of information to secure the vital protection of the national rail network.
As part of the agreement, the UAE Armed Forces will provide protection for a number of Etihad Rail’s facilities and installations including stations, terminals, yards and depots. Once fully operational, Etihad Rail will extend its relationship with the military as it will provide a link for five key military logistics centers operated by the UAE Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence.
Etihad Rail will be represented at IDEX by a delegation of senior executives, as the organisation looks to strengthen its relationship with the UAE Armed Forces, in addition to industry experts and businesses whilst also educating conference visitors on the railway’s developments.
“IDEX provides a valuable platform for us to highlight the ongoing work Etihad Rail is undertaking with the UAE’s Armed Forces, and the significance that this agreement has in the continued development of our national rail network,” said Faris Al Mazrouei, CEO of Etihad Rail. “Over the last five months, the support provided by the UAE Armed Forces in the protection of national facilities, has ensured the safety and security of the railway’s infrastructure and of our nation. We are delighted to be able to showcase the success of the relationship at the world’s leading defence conference.”
IDEX is recognised as the most strategically important tri-service defence exhibition in the world, demonstrating the latest in state-of-the-art defence technology.
Etihad Rail will be exhibiting at stand number 04-C10.