The Qatar Ministry of Interior announced that it has signed contracts worth $ 71.8 million from various businesses Milipol Qatar this year, one of the largest international exhibition in the Middle East dedicated to States Homeland Security. During the closing evening, the President of Milipol Qatar, Nasser bin Fahad Al Thani said this ninth edition was a great success with over 5,820 visitors from 66 countries attending the show this year, up 5.5 % over the 2010 edition.
The Qatari Internal Security Forces, nicknamed Lekhwiya, signed a contract worth 15 million euros with the French Renault Truks Defense to supply 27 military vehicles (22 vehicles Higuard 6X6 MRAP derived from Sherpa and Sherpa 5 4x4 light) for special operations and patrols. Other contracts with French companies, the subsidiary of Safran Morpho (Sagem) a market leader in security solutions has won a contract worth over a million euros for the supply of 60 units MorphoRapID the police Qatar, a portable device for verification of personal identity through biometrics. This terminal provides real-time identification of any person by face recognition, thanks to a built-in digital camera and fingerprint recognition, via a sensor located on the top. The captured data is immediately compared with the advanced telecommunications to a central database.
"Milipol 2012 has exceeded our expectations on all sides, in terms of number of exhibitors, visitors from different nationalities and contracts with many companies," said Michael Weatherseed, CEO Milipol France. The living room has become a global event and a hub for security solutions for the Middle East that are looking for the latest security, has he added.