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IDEX 2017: Navies look to address militant threat

13th February 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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Recent events off the coast of Yemen and an uptick in militant activity, including a suicide attack against a Saudi vessel last month, are expected to dominate discussions at this year's NAVDEX in Abu Dhabi.

Navies that operate in the region, particularly around the Gulf of Aden and the Bab al Mandeb strait, will be particularly keen to refresh training and procedures as well as see what industry has on offer when it comes to upgrading ship defensive capabilities.

Big industry players will undoubtedly use NAVDEX as a shop window for its wares, especially those companies that specialise in

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