DOK-ING Recognized as a Global UGV Expert at the World Defense Show 2024 in Riyadh


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 8.2.2024. – DOK-ING, an engineering leader in robotic & autonomous systems, once again was recognised as a global UGV expert at the World Defense Show 2024 held from February 4 to 8, 2024 in Riyadh. Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz inaugurated the WDS Show 2024 in Riyadh. This second edition of the event, organised by the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI)  showcased the Kingdom’s commitment to becoming a global hub for the defence industry.


Subeije Kalo, DOK-ING’s representative for the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council, which gathers six countries of the Middle East: Bahrein, Kuvajt, Oman, Katar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) stated: “The fair in Riyadh welcomes manufacturers of military and dual-use equipment, catering to companies targeting business and export opportunities in Saudi Arabia. For us, KSA is one of the key markets among all markets where we export among 40+ countries globally. Also, we are proud that the Royal Saudi Naval Forces exhibited our MV-4 robotic system at WDS 2024.”, Mr Kalo concluded and added: “The exhibitors presented the innovative technologies in the defence sector with DOK-ING’s UGV in the spotlight as this is the era when the defence sector has increased demand in unmanned systems. The fair provided an excellent opportunity to connect with professionals in unmanned systems and engage with prospective buyers from 75 countries at WDS.

DOK-ING’s diverse portfolio of robotic systems addressing today’s world’s threats like terrorism, mine clearance, and CBRNe garnered significant interest from stakeholders, decision-makers, and industry leaders at WDS. With over 773 exhibitors from 75 countries, including government entities and leading defence companies, the event underscored its global importance. This edition saw increased foreign delegations and showcased new technologies, collaborations, and partnerships. The royal endorsement highlights Saudi Arabia’s commitment to hosting premier defence exhibitions, reinforcing its ambition to be a global hub for exhibitions across all sectors.

Drones and unmanned systems have become increasingly common for military and commercial use in many parts of the world over the past decade. According to Statista, a global data and business intelligence platform, the UGV market size was valued at $2.25 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2030. These systems are equipped with sensors, cameras, detectors, and other specialised equipment to enable them to perform various tasks. These systems are used for hazardous, dull or dirty tasks but also can be used for various environments, including urban areas that are dangerous or inaccessible to humans and perform tasks such as mine clearance, inspecting hazardous chemical spills, removing suspicious objects and obstacles, reconnaissance, surveillance tasks, breaching, rescue survivors/hostages etc.


DOK-ING is an engineering powerhouse of heavy-duty robotics & autonomous systems. The company is an international market leader with over 80% of the market share in 40+ countries globally. By integrating its innovations and new technologies, DOK-ING  develops and manufactures robotic & autonomous systems to protect human lives & property in dull, dirty & dangerous environments, known to responders, primarily in Military Engineering, CBRNe, Emergency Response, Counter-terrorism & Underground Mining. The headquarter is in the Croatian capital Zagreb, and, besides the European office, DOK-ING is incorporated on the following continents: North America, Africa & Asia. In more than 30 years of being in the business, the company has been recognized for changing the industrial landscape with its innovative approach and won many international “doing business and industrial” awards in innovations and technologies.

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