Security, Aerospace & Defence
From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2014
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The government has played a key role in the expansion of the security, aerospace and defence industry over the past decade in an effort to strengthen the UAE’s defence capabilities and as a means of boosting economic diversification. The UAE has traditionally purchased the majority of its military hardware and equipment from the world’s largest suppliers; however, this is changing as more local companies enter the industry. By most counts demand for defence-related equipment and services is on the rise, both within the UAE and throughout the broader region, meaning that there is potential for continued growth in the sector in Abu Dhabi. Despite challenges such as high level of regional competition, most local defence and aviation firms expect to see continued expansion going forward.
This chapter contains an interview with Staff Major General Obaid Al Ketbi, Member, Executive Council and Deputy Commander General, Abu Dhabi Police (ADP).