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  • Make sure you view the gallery of photos from our official photographers at BIDEC 2017.
  • Manama : Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) turned out to be a huge success with the participation of top military experts from all over the world, said HH Lieutenant-Colonel Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday  adding: "The dream has always been great, but the reality has become even more beautiful."
  • The first tri-service defence exhibition (Land, Sea and Air) the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC) concluded  successfully with the participation of 189 exhibiting companies from 39 countries.
  • The Royal Guard Commander reviewed the latest military technologies showcased in the BIDEC 2017 which took place earlier this week (16-18 October 2017).
  • Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, the first edition of Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference covering air, land and sea is taking place on October 16-18 at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.

    Under the auspices of HH Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of Bahrain Royal Guard and High Committee Chairman of BIDEC 2017, the organizing Committee held a press conference chaired by Dr. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies 'Derasat' and Spokesperson and Chairman of MEMAC Organizing Committee.

  • Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) has announced the signing of a $3.8 billion deal with Lockheed Martin to buy 16 upgraded F-16 fighters.
  • Bahrain Defense Force (BDF)’s Chief-of-Staff Lt-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi (photo), welcomed at Bahrain International Airport Saudi Arabia’s Chief- of-Staff Lt-General Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Binayan, who is on a visit to the country to attend Bahrain International Defense Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC 2017).

    The BDF Chief-of-Staff wished his Saudi counterpart a pleasant and successful stay in Bahrain.

  • It has been confirmed that there will be a military K9 Display taking place during BIDEC 2017.
  • BIDEC 2017 is pleased to announce the appointment of Defence Photography Limited as the Official Photography provider for BIDEC exhibitors.
  • Manama : Royal Guard Commander and Personal Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs Brigadier His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has been appointed member of the Supreme Defence Council by a Royal Decree. 
  • His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of Bahrain Royal Guard and Chairman of BIDEC, has received from Trevor Fletcher, the Head of McLaren Bahrain, a McLaren 570s supercar distributed by Kanoo Motors wrapped in military camouflage to match with the event’s theme.

  • Bahrain’s National Guard Commander, Lieutenant-General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa (photo), received in Manama the Director-General of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI), Lieutenant-General Naveed Mukhtar, and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of the National Guard Staff-Director, Major-General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa.
  • The Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (photo) received the Royal Guard Commander HH Brigadier-General Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
  • Saudi Border Guards is participating in the joint Gulf naval exercise 'Peace Gulf 6' that was launched Sunday in the Arabian Gulf with the coast guards of Bahrain and Kuwait, and the support of Saudi Security Aviation.
  • Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC 2017) will feature a large Saudi Pavilion led by Military Industries Corporation (MIC) Saudi Arabia, who will be showcasing their defence equipment including the following:

    • Products of the Military Uniforms & Accessories Factory (MUAF)
    • Weapons & Ammunitions
    • Products of the Armored Vehicles and Heavy Equipment Factory (AVF)
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) which are produced by MIC
    • Military Radio Communication Devices (SDR), which are manufactured by MIC with sophisticated and advanced specifications
  • The BIDEC team are currently exhibiting at DSEI in London this week and are accompanied by a Bahrain Defence Force Delegation.


  • Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received Brigadier General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa the Commander of the Royal Guard.

  • The French global technology leader in Defence, Security and Aerospace markets has joined BIDEC as Bronze Sponsor. They join Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin and Pegasus as sponsors of Bahrain’s first tri-service defence exhibition.




  • Bahrain’s National Guard’s Director-of-Staff, Major General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, received Kuwait’s Military Attaché to the Kingdom, Major General Ali Suleiman Al-Asaker, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
  • His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, visited the Royal Guards Headquarters to honor Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Task Force 12, which participated in Operation Restoring Hope as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition mission to restore stability in Yemen.

    Upon arrival, the Crown Prince was received by Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yusuf bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, BDF’s Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Theyab bin Saqer Al Noaimi, Royal Guards Commander, His Highness Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Royal Guards Special Forces Commander, His Highness Major Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and senior officers.

  • Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, also Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, received King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, at King Abdulaziz International airport in Jeddah, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

    Upon arrival at the airport, the King was received also by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Interior; Khalid Al-Isa, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet, who is also the Head of the Royal Court; and Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, the Minister of Culture and Information.

  • Bahrain’s Chief-of-Staff Major General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi (photo) chaired Monday the Joint Defence and Security Committee meeting at the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) General Command Headquarters in Manama.

    The committee discussed means to further develop the joint cooperation and coordination among the military and security agencies in the Kingdom that will consolidate the pillars of security and stability, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

  • Manama, July 23 (BNA): The Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) is stirring up interest in Bahrain and abroad. The BIDEC 2017 website has attracted firms from the region and the world, as well as related establishments, ever since registration started last March. 
  • Bahrain’s Interior Minister, Lieutenant General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, conducted an official visit to the United States, during which he met US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) reported.

28-30 October 2019 · Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre