International Defence Exhibition

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International Defence Exhibition (IDEX)
International Defense Exhibition Logo.png
IDEX logo
VenueAbu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Location(s)Abu Dhabi
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
AttendanceNearly 45,000 in 2009
Organized byAbu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)

The International Defence Exhibition & Conference, or IDEX, is a biennial arms and defence technology sales exhibition. The exhibition is the largest defence exhibition and conference in the Middle East and takes place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[1]


IDEX 10th edition 2011 logo

The first edition of the exhibition took place in 1993. The exhibition is organized through the state-run Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC).[1]

The business conducted at the 2005 IDEX totalled 2 billion US dollars. According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the arms sales of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in 2013 (outside China) totalled 402 billion US dollars.[2]

As of 2010 well known exhibitors are Lockheed Martin, Airbus Group, Jobaria Defence, Isotrex, Streit Group, Oshkosh Corporation and Saab.

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  1. ^ a b "IDEX 2019: Next Sunday opening of largest defense exhibition in Middle East". 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Sales by largest arms companies fell again in 2013 but Russian firms' sales continued rising - SIPRI".

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