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IDEX 2023: CAE ‘thinks global but acts local’ in Middle East

20th February 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Abu Dhabi


Armed forces and industry are set up differently in young countries like the UAE compared to the US or its European allies. (Photo US DoD)

CAE's VP Europe and Middle East believes setting up business in the region has enhanced the company's capability to deliver locally and to collect insight for projects across the globe.

CAE Middle East is focused on serving defence forces and governmental customers within the Middle East region.

Talking to Shephard at IDEX 2023, CAE VP and MD Europe and Middle East Thibaut Trancart said that although the company has been involved in the region for quite some time both indirectly and directly, setting up locally made a big difference.

‘The company in the UAE was set up in 2016, and shortly after that, we were expanding to the rest of the area,’ he said. ‘We just opened a joint venture in Saudi Arabia a year and a half ago, and the

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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