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

15 Brazilian companies participate in the event that takes place in Abu Dhabi

ABIMDE (Brazilian Association of Defense and Security Industries) presents the technologies and capabilities of the Brazilian Defense and Security Industrial Base at IDEX 2023 (International Defence Exhibition & Conference), which begins on Monday (20) and continues until Friday (24), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Fifteen Brazilian companies are present in 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 in booth 09-A18. The space will host the companies Akaer, Atech, Avionics Services, Condor, CSD, Gespi, Imbel, Kryptus, M&K Logistics, Mac Jee, Ocellott and Siatt. The companies CBC, Embraer and Taurus will have their own stands.

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

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

Get to know the Brazilian companies present at Idex 2023:

With over 30 years of experience in developing 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. With headquarters located in São José dos Campos (SP/Brazil), the company also has commercial offices in Turkey and Portugal.

At IDEX, Akaer’s highlights will be the modernization program for armored combat vehicles “Cascavel”; the UAS project for land and naval reconnaissance “Albatross”, which can be configured for other types of missions; the capabilities for developing nano and micro satellites, and the Thermal Imaging Monocular OLHAR.

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

The Avionics Services is a company operating in the market for avionics equipment, able to develop, install and certify any project of avionics in aircraft 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 handgun ammunition and one of the main suppliers for NATO, CBC is the main 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 for the local military and police forces. CBC’s wide range of products is exported to more than 100 countries and employs 3,500 skilled workers, producing more than 1.5 billion rounds of ammunition per year.

Condor Non-Lethal Technologies is a Brazilian company in the Defense and Security sector focused exclusively on the Non-Lethal Concept and dedicated to innovation, R&D and manufacturing of non-lethal systems.

CSD – Defense Components and Systems produces and supplies Aeronautic Bombs (MK 80, Penetration Bombs – BLU-109 and APW), 70mm Rockets, Rifles, Artillery Ammunitions (60, 81 and 120mm), ammunitions for 155mm shells, guidance kits and components for defense companies. CSD is a company of the Hübner Group, which also operates in the areas of Foundry, Machining, and Assembly, and has four plants in Brazil.

Embraer is a global company with more than 50 years of aerospace experience. Besides the A-29 Super Tucano, advanced training and light attack aircraft, and the C-390 Millennium,
/ multi-mission military transport aircraft, it offers a complete line of integrated solutions for aviation, space, sea, land, and cyber systems.

With over 48 years working in the Defense and Public Safety industries, Gespi Defense Systems is a 100% Brazilian company, entitled by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense as a Strategic Defense Company. Our main products are 70mm (2.75″) rockets, MK 81, 82, 83, 84 aerial bombs, BDU-33 and BDU-50 exercise bombs, Anti Tank and Anti Bunker light weapons, Armored Patrol Boats and aircraft militarization.

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

Kryptus is a Brazilian multinational provider of highly customizable, reliable and secure encryption, cybersecurity and cyber defense solutions for critical applications, focused on delivering high-level services to solve its clients’ missions. The company’s solutions serve a variety of markets: defense, government, financial, digital certification, healthcare, industrial, telecommunications, critical infrastructure. To learn more, visit

With more than 20 years of activities, the company offers logistics solutions for sea, air and land transportation of military products and hazardous cargo. M&K offers advice for importing and exporting, government authorizations and cargo management.

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 (SP) and France. For more than a decade in the market, it operates in the Defense and Aerospace segments. It is currently formed by Mac Jee Defense, responsible for the development, manufacturing and commercialization of defense systems; Mac Jee Technology, specialized in the improvement or creation of energy product lines, and Equipaer, responsible for the creation of products and services in the aerospace segment.

Ocellott is an electrical and electronics engineering company specialized in developing and manufacturing 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 T&M area, such as shielded boxes, anechoic chambers and lightning generators.

SIATT, a Brazilian company specialized in high technology integration, will be present at IDEX 2023, one of the most important defense trade shows in the world. The event will take place in Abu Dhabi, from February 20 to 24, 2023. The company will present its full capabilities for the design, development and manufacturing of smart weaponry such as the MANSUP, a surface-launched anti-ship missile, the MSS 1.2 AC, a surface-to-surface anti-tank missile, and other precision-guided munitions.

Taurus is a Strategic Defense Company in Brazil and a member of the Defense Industrial Base (BID), with an 83-year history and a solid reputation, based on its commitment to excellence. Based in São Leopoldo, in 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, military and police markets in Brazil and in more than 100 countries.


Founded 37 years ago, the Brazilian Defense and Security Materials Industries Association (ABIMDE) is recognized as the legitimate interlocutor of the Defense and Security Industrial Base in Brazil. The entity promotes actions for the valorization and promotion of the companies of the sector in the national and international markets, and for the strengthening or implementation of policies and programs that ensure the development of this industry. Among its more than 200 members are the main defense and security companies installed in the country.

About ApexBrasil

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. The Agency performs several commercial promotion actions, such as prospective and commercial missions, business rounds, support to the participation of Brazilian companies in large international fairs, and visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to get to know the Brazilian productive structure.

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