World Wide Weapons
Abu Dhabi’s IDEX 2015 defense show in late February highlighted the rapid globalization of the defense industry, with collaborative efforts that brought industries together from Europe, the U.S., Africa and Asia. The indigenization of the Middle East’s defense industry was also highlighted, with a rising number of new systems wholly or partially developed in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. For other industries, IDEX is a chance to show new technologies to some of the world’s best-funded customers.
All photos by Bill Sweetman/AW&ST