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Largest armoured vehicle facility to be built in RAK

intersec exhibition showcases latest in security

  • By Dina Aboul Hosn, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 January 16, 2012
  • Gulf News

Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates the Intersec trade fair
  • Image Credit: Asghar Khan/Gulf News
  • Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates the Intersec trade fair at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Dubai: The world's largest manufacturing facility for armoured vehicles will be established in Ras Al Khaimah, it was announced yesterday.

The new 28,000 square metre state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will be launched by armoured vehicle manufacturers Streit Group and will include the production from design to final product of four of Streit Group's armoured vehicles.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of the Middle East's largest security exhibition and convention, Intersec 2012, inaugurated yesterday at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the patronage of Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The exhibition, organised by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, saw a growth of 15 per cent from last year, and covers homeland security, aviation security, forensic laboratory techniques, civil defence equipment and IT security, with 908 companies from 52 countries taking part this year. It started yesterday and runs until tomorrow.

With over 50 per cent of visitors from the GCC and other neighbouring countries, Dubai Police have always been a partner in this exhibition, according to Major General Mohammad Saeed Al Merri, Deputy Director of the Community Service Department of Dubai Police.

It takes part in two ways, he said. First, it shows visitors and other exhibitors the latest technologies developed by Dubai Police, while getting to know the latest developments in security and planning for future additions.

Over 40 German companies are taking part in Intersec, as well as a team from the United Kingdom Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation.

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