Posted on October 14, 2014

Airbus Group will participate in the annual Qatar Maritime Security Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC) beginning in Doha on 14 October.

Now in its second year, QMARSEC which runs until 15 October, is a high-profile conference designed to cover the most pressing maritime and coastal security issues. These include:the emerging threats facing civilian and military maritime communities; protecting vital economic, transport and distribution chains; port, harbor and coastal security; and maritime surveillance operations. Hosted by the Qatar National Security Shield Project (NSS), the conference is expected to attract leading naval experts and leaders from coast guards, international military organizations, critical national infrastructure authorities, customs and border agencies as well as industry bodies and research organizations from Qatar, the Gulf region and international players.

Habib Fekih, President, Airbus Group Africa and Middle East, said: "Maritime security continues to be a key focus for the Middle East and as pioneers of the increasingly advanced technology, we have had the opportunity to work with the region’s governments and private sector companies to ensure they have the best possible resources. “Our products and capabilities in this sector have contributed to safeguarding and improving maritime and coastal security and QMARSEC is an excellent platform to interact with key decision makers and address the constantly changing maritime surveillance and security issues of the day,” he added.

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Airbus Group has unique capabilities in maritime security as its Divisions, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space are involved in space, air, surface and underwater technologies and products such as Airbus Helicopters’ Dolphin and Panther, the NH90 Naval for Surveillance and SAR (Search and Rescue missions). In addition, Airbus Defence and Space offers the C295 maritime patrol aircraft, UAVs, sensors, border surveillance technologies, cyber security expertise and satellite imagery and observation capabilities.

Airbus Group has a strong presence and long standing partnerships in the Middle East that go back four decades. The Group has representative offices in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, and Egypt.

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