Held biennially in Karachi, Pakistan, IDEAS is one of the region’s most prestigious and foremost defense exhibitions featuring 338 exhibitors from 38 countries encompassing a wide range of industries in the defense sector. More than 33000 visitors from 38 different countries attended the IDEAS 2016. Furthermore, at this year’s exhibition, SHIBLI gained significant acclaim for its indigenous, thermal imagers product line from Pakistani as well as foreign delegates. The product line is comprised of the TARSIER – Thermal Weapon Sight and two variants of the SKUA – Thermal Binocular Platform – the SKUA LR (Long Range) and the SKUA SR (Short Range).
The Tarsier mountable on to any firearm platform with a NATO standard Picatinny Rail while the SKUA binoculars ; weigh in at less than 1.7 kilograms or ease of operations and so as to be a part of a soldier’s standard load-out. All three products are Uncooled Thermal Imagers and are instantly ready for use without requiring a cool-down period. The purpose-built SHIBLI Exhibit was commissioned expressly for this purpose in the international exhibitor’s area, located in Hall THE SHIBLI EXHIBIT AT IDEAS 2016 SHIBLI’s indigenous thermal imagers product line Dominate at IDEAS 2016 Defense Expo, right next to some of the leading defense companies of the world. The exhibit was a double story shell structure, complete with reception, sitting area, refreshments, an outdoor demonstration area, a meeting room and a CEO’s office for high-level business meetings. The Chief of Army Staff – General Raheel Sharif along with Prime Minster of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr. Nawaz Sharif, visited the exhibit. Over the course of 4 days, 10 official delegations from various countries were hosted at the SHIBLI Exhibit, other than the foreign delegations, numberous Pakistani high-ranking officers and government officials from all the armed forces and LEAs paid visits to the SHIBLI exhibit.
The SHIBLI Exhibit and taking part at IDEAS 2016 mark the continuation of SHIBLI’s endeavors as a fully realized Optronics manufacturer, completely capable of researching, designing, testing and ultimately, manufacturing and producing indigenous Optronics product lines for homeland security and defense. In the long term, SHIBLI aims to become a major player in the industry with valuable and equitable contributions to innovation in global defense.