In pics: IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi

More than 150 firms from 55 countries are attending International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) 2015, which was officially inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. During the five day event held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), the companies are expecting to bag lucrative deals.
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United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (2ndR) listens to explanations as he visits the Sagem (Safran group) stand during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. Displayed on the stand in an Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon (AASM) Hammer by Safran. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of the Emirati armed forces takes part in a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Helicopters of the Emirati armed forces fly during a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of the Emirati armed forces takes part in a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati armed forces take part in a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati armed forces take part in a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati armed forces show their skills during a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati armed forces show their skills during a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)