SAES presents its latest solutions on defence and security at IDEX & NAVDEX 2023, the industry’s largest exhibition in the MENA region

IDEX & NAVDEX 2023 exhibitions are being held from 20th to 24th February in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (United Arab Emirates). Both are considered the largest exhibitions in the defence and security sectors in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). SAEs presents at IDEX its solutions for underwater defence and security in the Spanish pavilion, organised by TEDAE (Spanish Association for Defence, Aeronautical and Space Technologies), as well as the MIRS system in the Navantia booth at NAVDEX.

Around 20 Spanish companies are showing their technological solutions at IDEX (International Defence Exhibition & Conference) and NAVDEX (Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition) from the 20th to 24th February at the National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Both events are organised by ADNEC Group in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Defence.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of IDEX, the largest defence exhibition in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), where the latest technology for the aerial, land and naval defence. IDEX is promoted as an international platform to establish and strengthen networks with international decision-makers from within the defence industry, governments, armed forces and military personnel. The event has 1350 exhibiting companies and 350 official delegations from around the globe are attending.

SAES presence in the TEDAE Spanish pavilion

SAES takes part in the IDEX exhibition within the Spanish pavilion (booth 12 – E10) organised and coordinated by TEDAE (Spanish Association for Defence, Aeronautical and Space Technologies). SAES is present along with other national companies such as Arquimea, Aunav, Escribano Mechanical & Egineering, Expal, Hisdesat, i-4s, Instalaza, Iraundi, Jomipsa, Nammo, Navantia, Satlantis, Sener, Tecnobit – Grupo Oesía and Uro.

SAES is presenting at IDEX its latest technology and solutions for underwater defence and security in both the civilian and military sectors. With more than 30 years of experience in the naval sector, SAES develops smart naval mines, limpet naval mines, ASW systems, multi-influence range systems, and sonar and underwater protection systems for critical infrastructures.

One of the core pillars of the SAES Strategic Plan is the digital transformation that is being carried out in all its processes. It is in this context that the company commits to the use of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence in signal processing, to integrate the automatic detection and classification capabilities into its maritime safety and security systems. The second generation of SAES naval mines, MINEA-2, is designed as a complete system that provides combat, training and maintenance capabilities in its whole lifecycle.


SAES is showing its multi-influence signature measurement system (MIRS) at Navantia booth in NAVDEX (Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition).

The MIRS system is a portable signature measurement station that receives the full signature (acoustic, magnetic and electrical) of any surface ship or submarine. It can be also used as a discreet device to gather intelligence information of the underwater signature or as a tool to verify the levels of the ship signature before an ASW mission.

SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA DE ELECTRÓNICA SUBMARINA, S.M.E. has taken part in the International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2023 held in the United Arab Emirates, with the support of ICEX and the joint financing from the UE (European Regional Development Fund). Their contribution helped the economic growth of this company, its region and the whole of Spain.