The Gulf Defence Conference (GDC-2013)


Gold Sponsors:
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services.  For more than 90 years, Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions.  In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle solutions, CommandZone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions.  Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance.

To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at  http://ae.oshkoshdefense.com/.

Rheinmetall Air Defence (former Oerlikon Contraves)
Providing inner tier air defence systems.

Rheinmetall Defence’s Air Defence division, headquarters in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Germany, Italy and Canada, is one of the world’s foremost makers of advanced short range air defence systems. The company leads the global market in automatic gun-based air defence, and is the sole system supplier able to offer sensor systems, fire control technology, automatic air defence guns with Ahead airburst ammunition, integrated guided missiles and a full suite of command and control systems – all from a single source.

The successful change of the old GBAD paradigm, to engage the platforms before weapon release, to now ordnance based GBAD engagements has been achieved using the latest available technologies. The use of GBAD systems in Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW) another Rheinmetall Air Defence speciality, providing coherent command and control allowing to support such delicate missions in peace time environments. The protection of Forward Operating Bases against Rockets and Mortars is the latest addition in an impressive portfolio of inner tier ground based air defence products.

Silver Sponsors:
MBDA was formed in 2001 and has since established a significant presence in five European countries as well as in the USA to become a world leader in the guided missile systems sector. The company, with an annual turnover of 3 billion in 2011, is unique in its ability to meet the guided weapons requirements of all three of the armed forces: air, sea and land.

Currently serving more than 90 armed forces customers in the world, MBDA has also been entrusted with leading a series of strategic, multinational programmes such as the beyond visual range air-to- air Meteor missile, the Aster family of air defence missiles and the Storm Shadow/SCALP conventionally armed cruise missile. Significantly, a number of the company s products have proved under recent combat conditions that they surpass the operational capabilities of other comparable systems.   

 MBDA is jointly owned by BAE SYSTEMS (37.5%), EADS (37.5%) and FINMECCANICA (25%).


Nexter applies its expertise in land defence systems to meet the needs of the French army and other forces internationally. The scope of its business includes the supply of weapons systems and munitions for Army, Air Force, Navy and law enforcement applications. In 2011, Nexter reported revenues of € 851 million, of which 16% were allocated to Research & Development. The range of products offered by Nexter includes: CAESAR® highly mobile 155mm self-propelled gun, 105LG lightweight towed gun, Leclerc battle tank, VBCI Infantry combat vehicle, ARAVIS® highly protected armoured vehicle, BONUS intelligent munition and FINDERS® C2 command system, all backed up by customer service, support and recycling. Nexter equipment is in service in more than 100 countries.

For more information: www.nexter-group.fr


Finmeccanica is Italy’s leading industrial group in the high technology sector and ranks among the top ten global players in aerospace, defence and security. The Finmeccanica Group focuses on three strategic sectors - Helicopters, Aeronautics, Defence Electronics and Security - in which it generates 73% of its revenues and 67% of its orders and employs 74% of its staff. Finmeccanica has also a strong presence in the space sector, where it has the leadership in the satellite services market. Furthermore, the group has substantial expertise and a well-established position on the global transport and power generation markets.

Finmeccanica is a multinational and multicultural group with a clear and recognised reputation for technological excellence which is essential for commanding an international leadership position in the high tech sectors in which it operates. The Finmeccanica group has its headquarters in Italy, and has permanent establishments with significant production assets in four domestic markets - Italy, Poland, UK and USA. It has also built up a significant presence in France and in Germany. Finally, it has established a significant network of partnerships in high-potential countries worldwide. In total Finmeccanica has about 68,000 employees, of whom, 43% work abroad in some 50 countries on five continents.
For more information: www.finmeccanica.com

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The following magazine titles will be available for you to pick up for FREE at Gulf Defence Conference 2013:
IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly
IHS Jane’s International Defence Review
IHS Jane’s Navy International
IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review