Abu Dhabi, 08. 02. 2023: As part of its continuing mission to achieve the long-term strategic goals of the Estonian economy and facilitate the process of Estonia becoming one of the most competitive countries in the world, Enterprise Estonia will be taking 12 Estonian companies to the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX), the most important tri-service defence exhibition in the world. IDEX 2023 is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 20 – 24 February, marking its 30th anniversary.
The rapid economic changes over the last few years, increased competition and the emergence of new business models have brought about new challenges for Estonia’s competitiveness. The main challenges are making the economy more knowledgeable, growing added value more rapidly than previously and intensifying this via expansion into international markets.
Enterprise Estonia, from its stand no. 10-D06 at IDEX, seeks to introduce and showcase Estonia as an able and willing partner in the defence industry. Accompanying the participating companies will be The Estonian Defence and Aerospace Industry Association, which aims to create better opportunities for member defence and security companies, as well as contributing to the economic development of Estonia.
Of the companies being highlighted at the Enterprise Estonia stand are Marduk, specialising in UAVs; DefSecIntel, providing state-of-the-art security and surveillance solutions for customers in more than 25 countries; and Threod Systems, providing outstanding unmanned aircraft systems and sub-systems for intelligence collection and surveillance tasks. Additionally, as part of a separate, standalone booth, Milrem Robotics, renowned for its accomplishments in the defence sector, will further propagate Estonian innovation at IDEX. Milrem Robotic’s THeMIS – unmanned ground vehicle – is a ground-based armed drone vehicle designed largely for military applications; it is built in Estonia and is used in 16 countries worldwide.
Estonia’s unique blend of expertise and experience provides the ideal platform for the research, development and management of cybersecurity solutions. The highest possible recognition towards this expertise in protecting complex hi-tech systems is that NATO has chosen Estonia as a home to its Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and the European Union has chosen it to be the home of its European agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems.
All who are keen on learning more about Enterprise Estonia, the participating Estonian companies, or the Estonian Defence and Aerospace Industry Association should visit stand 10-D06 during IDEX.