Dubai Air Chiefs Conference (DIAC) 2017


Platinum Sponsor

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.



Gold Sponsor

Upon our 30th anniversary in the UAE, Raytheon Company greatly values its enduring partnership with the UAE armed forces, government and industry to help safeguard the Emirates and its people. Our steadfast commitment in the UAE reflects a broader heritage of 50 years in the Gulf region. Today, Raytheon’s diverse portfolio of solutions, services and technologies is well suited to meet the needs of the UAE and other Gulf customers.

We also share common goals with the UAE and other Gulf nations advocate math and science education. More than 300,000 Gulf youth have experienced Raytheon’s MathAlive! exhibit now in its fourth year touring the region with stops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this year in recognition of our 30 years of partnership in the UAE.

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.


Associate Sponsors

With a turnover of 3 billion euros in 2016, MBDA is a world leading defence company. MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the needs of all three armed forces and has long been recognized as the driving force behind Europe’s major cooperative programmes. Probably the most well-known of these are the Storm Shadow / SCALP standoff cruise missile and the six-European nation Meteor BVRAAM (Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile). Already in service with the Swedish Air Force's Gripen, Meteor, representing a step change in air combat capability, will soon be entering service on the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Rafale.


Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.  Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses.


Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.


Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.


Media Partners

Nation Shield is the official journal of UAE Armed Forces and the official media partner of many international exhibitions. Established in 1971, 45,000 copies of Nation Shield is published every month.  We publish show dailies during Dubai Airshow, UMEX and IDEX. Public distribution is carried out through agents while private distribution is channeled as complimentary copies sent to top ranking military and civil officials around the world.


Founded in 1986, Defense News is the authoritative, independent, professional news source for the world's defense decision-makers. In print and online, we provide the global defense community with the latest news and analysis on programs, policy, business and technology. Our bureaus and reporters around the world set the standard for accuracy, credibility and timeliness in defense reporting.

Our weekly newspaper circulates to top leaders and decision makers around the world. The website, DefenseNews.com, provides up-to-date and essential coverage on breaking events via desktop and mobile devices. Our Early Bird Brief and other newsletters deliver focused coverage to your inbox. Defense News TV, airing weekly, is televisions all-defense news show.

Our coverage includes:

  • Defense policies, politics and legislation
  • Worldwide market developments and trends
  • New products, technologies and programs
  • Interviews with defense leaders
  • Defense industrial plans, finance and developments
  • Military budgets and the politics of defense
  • Commentary and analysis
  • Special Reports on defense technologies, regional activities and major programs
  • Military budgets and the politics of defense


Security and Defense Arabia website was founded in 2009, and has become since then a credible and credential source to explore the latest security and defense news in the Middle East/Gulf region and worldwide. It is a pioneer in covering all military activities and maneuvers carried out by air, land and naval forces, through direct contacts with government departments and defense companies all over the world. Adding to that, it covers all the military and security conferences, shows, and exhibitions.


Militär Aktuell is an Austrian magazine for army, the military and security. They present a quarterly, well-founded overview of current military developments worldwide with a focus on Austria and the Austrian Armed Forces. Their reporting reaches soldiers and decision makers in the "Bundesheer“, politics and administration, scientific institutions, various organizations and industry. Militär Aktuell is published by Quality Multi Media.


Al Defaiyas uniqueness stems from several factors:

Second to none editorial offering locally tailored surveys and regular interviews with Arab Defense Ministers.
Unique source of market research, including the one and only ARABIC WORLD DEFENSE ALMANAC.
Active participation in major Defense & Aerospace Exhibitions.
In June 2009, Al Defaiya launched an online service, www.defaiya.com dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Aviation, and Security.
Al Defaiya magazine is available on ipad (since November 2012).


Arab Defence Journal is the only monthly Arabic defence magazine. Published since 1976 and now also online, the magazine reports on world news and current affairs, with features on land systems, naval technology and aerospace, plus previews and reviews from the top international exhibitions. The 30,317 paid subscribers include Arab government ministers and senior military officers in the Arab world.


Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market.
The product portfolio includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book, Airportdata.com, Air Charter Guide, Air Transport World, AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, Inside MRO, MRO-Network.com, ShowNews, SpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, Fleet Discovery, global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) trade shows and aerospace & defense conferences.