23 February, 2023

IDEX 2023: ABIMDE presents capabilities of Brazil's Defense and Security Industrial Base


ABIMDE (Brazilian Association of Defense and Security Materials Industries) presents the technologies and capabilities of Brazil's Defense and Security Industrial Base at Idex 2023 (International Defense Exhibition & Conference), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


Fifteen Brazilian companies are present at the event, considered the largest in the Defense segment in the Middle East.


The Brazil Pavilion, coordinated by ABIMDE in partnership with ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) , is installed at stand 09-A18. The space houses the companies Akaer, Atech, Avionics Services, CSD, Gespi, Imbel, Kryptus, M&K Logistics, Mac Jee, Ocellott and Siatt. The companies CBC, Condor, Embraer and Taurus have their own stands.


“The Middle East is an important market for the Brazilian Defense and Security Industry. During IDEX, we are going to show that our companies are able to offer high technology services and products and meet the most varied demands of land, air and naval forces of friendly countries”, said ABIMDE Executive Director, Colonel Armando Lemos. He and the Association's Project Director, Colonel Antonio Ribeiro, will be present at the Brazil Pavilion.


The Industrial Base for Defense and Security in Brazil is made up of more than 1,100 companies and has the support of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services, ApexBrasil, in addition to partnerships with research institutions and other associations that support Brazilian industry.


Meet the Brazilian companies present at Idex 2023: 

With more than 30 years of experience in the development of cutting-edge technologies for the Defense, Aerospace and Industry 4.0 sectors, Akaer has, over the years, gained the trust of customers in Brazil and around the world. Headquartered in the city of São José dos Campos (SP/Brazil), the company also has commercial offices in Turkey and Portugal. At IDEX, Akaer's highlights will be the "Cascavel" armored fighting vehicle modernization program; the UAS project for land and naval reconnaissance "Albatross", which can be configured for other types of missions; capabilities for the development of nano and micro satellites, and the OLHAR Thermal Imaging Monocle. 


Atech is a company of the Embraer Group, recognized as the System House of the Brazilian Defense and specialized in the development of solutions for critical systems and decision-making support technologies. As part of different strategic defense and security projects, its resources are focused on Command & Control, Simulation, Air Traffic Management, Instrumentation & Control, Cybersecurity and Intelligence, with experience in providing integration and situational awareness for ground and airborne systems. board. Atech has developed a robust set of technologies, with high integration capacity, usability and scalability. These solutions, which are grouped in the Arkhe Family portfolio, can be applied in different defense environments, adapting to the customer's degree of maturity. 


Avionics Services is a company operating in the avionics equipment market, capable of developing, installing and certifying any avionics project in airplanes and helicopters (civil and military). It has over 26 years of experience and operates in 6 main markets: Engineering and Certification, Installation and maintenance of aeronautical components, Engineering and Certification, Technical and commercial representation, Simulators and training devices and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). 


A world leader in small arms ammunition and a major supplier to NATO, CBC is the premier Defense brand in the small caliber ammunition segment. CBC was created in Brazil in 1926 and holds the status of Strategic Defense Company, being the main supplier to the local military and police forces. CBC's wide range of products is exported to over 100 countries and employs 3,500 skilled workers, producing over 1.5 billion rounds of ammunition per year.


"Present in more than 60 countries, operating with more than 120 products, Condor stands out on the international scene as a Global Leader in Non-Lethal Technologies. The company has 100% Brazilian and private capital, and since 1985, it develops and produces equipment, ammunition non-lethal and high-tech pyrotechnics for use in signaling and salvage. World leadership was achieved through defensive intelligence, supported by technological innovations with high added value. This successful trajectory has always had as its main mission to support security forces in their role as maintainers of law and order by preserving lives." 


CSD - Defense Components and Systems operates in the production and supply of Aeronautical Bombs (MK 80, Penetration Bombs - BLU-109 and APW), 70mm Rockets, Rifles, Artillery Ammunition (60, 81 and 120mm), ammunition for howitzers 155mm guns, guidance kits and components for defense companies. CSD is a Hübner Group company, which also operates in the Foundry, Machining and Assembly areas, with four factories in Brazil.  
An aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer operates in the Commercial, Executive, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation segments. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, in addition to providing after-sales support to customers. Since its founding in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. Leader in the manufacture of commercial jets with up to 150 seats, Embraer is the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. 

With more than 48 years working in the Defense and Public Security industries, Gespi Defense Systems is a 100% Brazilian company, designated by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense as a Strategic Defense Company. Our main products are 70mm (2.75") Rockets, MK 81, 82, 83, 84 Air Bombs, BDU-33 and BDU-50 Exercise Air Bombs, Anti Tank and Anti Bunker Light Weapons, Armored Patrol Boats and militarization of aircraft.


IMBEL is a state-owned company, linked to the Ministry of Defense through the Brazilian Army, whose mission is to produce and sell security and defense products, especially for the Armed Forces and Police Forces. Its main products are: 1) Rifles and Rifles IA2 5.56mm and 7.62mm; 2) Pistols; 3) Heavy Ammunition; 4) Explosives and Accessories; Electronics and 5) Communication Materials (Radio Transceiver Mallet Manpack/Vehicle; Multiband Radio Transceiver TRC-1222; Intelligent Modular Interoperability Center  CIM-2000; Personal Portable Transceiver  TPP 1400; and Genesis System  Support Control and Direction System of Fire).


Kryptus is a Brazilian multinational provider of highly customizable, reliable and secure encryption, cybersecurity and cyber defense solutions for critical applications, with a focus on delivering high-level services to solve its customers' missions. The company's solutions serve the most varied markets: defense, government, finance, digital certification, health, industry, telecommunications, critical infrastructure.

To learn more, visit www.kryptus.com.


With more than 20 years of activities, the company offers logistic solutions for sea, air and land transport of military products and dangerous goods. M&K offers assistance for import and export, government authorizations and freight forwarding.



Mac Jee is one of the main companies in the Defense Industrial Base (BID) in Brazil. With global operations, it has manufacturing units in São José dos Campos (SP) and Paraibuna (SP), with offices also in São Paulo and France. In the market for over a decade, it operates in the Defense and Aerospace segments. It is currently formed by Mac Jee Defense, responsible for the development, manufacture and marketing of defense systems; Mac Jee Tecnologia, specialized in the improvement or creation of energy product lines, and Equipaer, responsible for the creation of products and services for the air segment.



Ocellott is an electronics engineering company specializing in the development and manufacture of complex systems for the Aerospace, Defense and T&M (Test and Measurement) markets. In the Defense sector, Ocellott develops and manufactures products such as Software Defined Radios, Batteries for military radios, Power Converters, MAGE Antennas, C2 Displays, among others. In the Aerospace area, Oce offers electrical surge suppressors (applied to military and civil aircraft), aeronautical batteries, power converters. Specialist in EMI/EMC, Ocellott also offers products and services in the field of T&M, such as armored boxes, anechoic chambers and lightning generators.


SIATT, a Brazilian company specializing in high-tech integration, will be present at IDEX 2023, one of the most important defense fairs in the world. The event will take place in Abu Dhabi, from February 20 to 24, 2023. The company will present its full capacity for the design, development and manufacture of intelligent weapons such as the MANSUP, surface-launched anti-ship missile, the MSS 1.2 AC, surface-launched missile. anti-tank surface, and other precision-guided munitions. 


Taurus is a Strategic Defense Company in Brazil and a member of the Defense Industrial Base (BID), with 83 years of history and solid reputation, based on its commitment to excellence. Headquartered in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, and with a production unit in Bainbridge, Georgia (USA), it has a complete portfolio of products consisting of revolvers, pistols, submachine guns, rifles, carbines and shotguns, serving the civil and military segments. and police markets in Brazil and in more than 100 countries.