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  • BIDEC Team members visited Intersec 2017 in Dubai on 22-24 January.
  • The Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshall Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received in Bahrain on Thursday UK’s First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Philip Jones, in the presence of the BDF Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi.
  • Members of the BIDEC 2017 team visited Shot Show at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas on 17-20 January with the aim of increasing awareness of the show among the North American Firearms industry.

  • A delegation from National Guard units left Bahrain for Kuwait to participate in the Taawun anti-terrorism Drill3, at the directives of National Guard President Lt-General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
  • Bahrain based Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) has announced its recent addition to its training capacity through Maritime Training, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

    The Maritime program was established in response to the need in the industry for certificated training through the Ports and Maritime Affairs (PMA), the first of its kind in the Kingdom.

  • Education and military expenditures take the top two spots in Saudi Arabia’s 2017 budget, which estimates a spending of SR890 billion ($237.3 billion), an 8% increase from 2016.

    Revenue is projected to reach SR692 billion ($184.5 billion) in 2017, a 31% increase from initial projections. The budget deficit is expected to reach SR198 billion in 2017, reflecting 7.7% of the GDP. The budget projects a record 33% decrease in the Kingdom’s national deficit.

  • The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) is the previously unidentified country that acquired the EXPAL EIMOS 81 mm integrated mortar system, a photograph released by the Egyptian military on 19 December has confirmed.
  • The first of 152 Boeing F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) Eagle fighters arrived in the Kingdom on 13 December.

    Images showing the initial four aircraft, comprising two remanufactured F-15S (93-0857 and 93-0899) and two newbuild F-15SA platforms (12-1006 and 12-1010), arriving at King Khalid Air Base (KKAB) in Saudi Arabia were posted online following a four-day ferry flight from the United States via the United Kingdom. A further two aircraft are expected to begin the journey imminently.

  • As the UK marks 200 years of close ties with Bahrain this year, the Royal Marines have taken part in the Pearl Dagger exercise and to reinforce UK commitment to the wider region.
  • UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson addressed the Manama Dialogue last week to strengthen ties between the Middle East and Britain.

  • Members of the BIDEC team had a booth at IDEAS 2016 last week. 


  • The BIDEC Team visited the 7th Regional Assembly of the Pan Arab Regional Working Group of the ICMM and the 8th International Conference of the Royal Medical Services, which took place at King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center, Jordan on 15-18 November, 2016
  • The UK Royal Navy (RN) has completed the first phase of its plan to establish a forward operating base in Bahrain.

    A welfare building for sailors and other personnel was officially opened at Mina Salman port in Manama on 10 November by senior members of both countries' royal families.

  • See the Bahrain News Agency Coverage in English and Arabic from the BIDEC 2017 Press Conference, held 19th October 2017 in the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay.
  • Members of the BIDEC team visited Indo Defence on 2 - 5 November 2016 at the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran Jakarta, Indonesia. BIDEC 2017 were exhibiting at the event alongside other Clarion Defence & Security events.
  • Members of the BIDEC team attended Milipol Qatar 2016 with a Senior Officer from the Bahrain Ministry of Interior to promote BIDEC (Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference 2017).
  • The first joint Gulf-wide military exercises of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states has begun in Bahrain.
  • Manama, Oct.19 (BNA): Bahrain will host one of the leading international defence exhibitions next year, bringing together the key players from the region and across the world, it was announced on Wednesday.

  • BIDEC and BDF at AUSA

    04 Oct 2016

    Members of the BIDEC team and the Bahraini Defence Force (BDF) are currently attending AUSA to promote Bahrain’s first ever tri-service Defence Show - BIDEC  2017.

  • The BIDEC team is full steam ahead ensuring there is presence at all major Defence shows across the globe. Last week they visited Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) in South Africa to promote Bahrain’s first ever Tri-Service Defence show, BIDEC 2017.

  • Members of the BIDEC team visited MSPO Expo in Poland on 6 – 9 September 2016 to promote Bahrain’s Premier International Tri- Service Defence Show. Members of the BIDEC 2017 team were joined by a repr ...
  • Members of the BIDEC team visited Eurosatory in Paris on 13-17 June 2016 to promote BIDEC 2017. A Bahrain Defence Force delegation was in attendance with the team from BIDEC to network with French and international exhibitors alike.

  • Members of the BIDEC team visited SOFEX in Jordan on 10-12 May 2016 to promote Bahrain’s Premier International Tri- Service Defence Show. Members of the BIDEC 2017 team were joined by representatives ...
  • Clarion Events, the world’s largest organiser of Defence & Security exhibitions has announced the launch of the inaugural Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC 2017).  Bahrain’s ...

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