Herndon, VA, December 23, 2013 — Herndon-based Delex Systems, Incorporated, a provider of Defense Services for over 45 years, recently expanded operations in Abu Dhabi and Kuwait, focusing on an expanding training market in that region. Leveraging the company's robust Training and Analysis capabilites, Delex intends to expand its business horizons to assist U.S. allied nations in the Middle East with their defense and security needs.
“As the U.S. Defense Department has contracted over the last 5 years, many Defense Contractors have considered expanding operations in other parts of the world,” said Delex President and CEO Ed Driscoll. “We’ve made that a reality.”
“For more than 40 years, Delex has operated successfully in the overseas market,” Driscoll said. “We were focused on training the militaries of 26 countries in their use of the Harpoon Missile, which has been in use since the 1970s, so this seemed like a natural place for us to grow.”
Delex recently opened offices in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi to expand the training business into a variety of markets including Air Traffic Control training, Naval engineering and C4ISR training for foreign militaries. Over the past 25 years the need to protect and defend valuable oil reserves, including shipping, has sparked an uptick in requirements among the GCC nations around the Arabian Gulf.
"Delex brings a wide variety of training experience to the region,” said Mr. Driscoll. The year 2014, has been heralded as "The Year of Training” by GCC militaries, who have recently purchased an abundance of hardware to protect themselves from what they perceive is a growing threat. “We teach everything from Basic English to Advanced System Analysis,” ensuring the users get the most out of their new equipment. “And, we do it for a fraction of the cost that the OEM’s charge,” he said.
Delex offices in Abu Dhabi join previously opened facilities in Oman and Kuwait, both operating since 2007.