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  • Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received the newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Bahrain, Kamal Demiregler (photo), Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
  • Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (photo) received Commander of the US Marine Corps Forces Central Command Lt. General William Beydler and his accompanying delegation, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
  • As part of the many official visits to international defence exhibitions, the next one for BIDEC 2019 is SOFEX in Jordan.
  • Members of the Clarion Events team have presented the BIDEC Chairman, H.H. Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, with the awarded trophy after Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC 2017) won Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000sqm at the Middle East Special Events Awards 2018.

  • Major General Abdul Aziz Bin Saud Al Khalifa, Chief of Staff National Guard Bahrain has been presented with a Trophy of Appreciation for outstanding service to BIDEC 2017.
  • The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of AH-1Z attack helicopters for an estimated cost of $911.4 million. 
  • Defence & Security Exhibition Recognised for Hugely Successful First Show
  • The BIDEC team received a special guest to their booth at DSA in Kuala Lumpur this week.

  • The BIDEC team are currently visiting DSA 2018 in Malaysia to raise awareness about the 2nd edition of Bahrain's tri-service defence exhibition. 


  • Britain has cemented its enhanced and permanent presence in the Gulf with the opening of the United Kingdom Naval Support Facility at a ceremony at Mina Salman port in Bahrain today.
  • BIDEC 2017 has been shortlisted for Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000sqm Gross at the prestigious Middle East Special Event and Exhibition Show in Dubai, UAE.

  • A task force from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) arrived to the Eastern Region in Saudi Arabia to take part in the joint military drill, Gulf Shield 1.
  • Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday issued a royal decree promoting 718 officers of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) of different military ranks. The promotion marked the Kingdom’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of BDF. 
  • The corvette RBNS Al-Manama has officially returned to the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) after an upgrade by Leonardo.
  • Don't miss the full run-down of all the news from BIDEC 2017 by visiting the page below, courtesy of the Official Online Show Daily and Web TV Partner for BIDEC 2017 - Army Recognition.
  • 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.

25-27 October 2021 · Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre