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BAE Systems has signed and MoU with EDGE Group to enable potential collaboration and co-creation opportunities to enhance technologies and capabilities across the UAE.

The new strategic partnership will see both companies bring their collective expertise in cyber, maritime, air, and defence technologies in support of the UAE’s industrialisation ambitions.

The MoU was signed by Mansour Almulla, Managing Director & CEO of EDGE and Gabby Costigan, Group Managing Director for Business Development, BAE Systems.

Strengthening defence in the UAE

Costigan said: “Bringing together EDGE’s homegrown disruptive solutions with our extensive design, development, integration, manufacture, training and sustainment expertise, we’re excited about the potential of this new strategic collaboration to advance sovereign capabilities in the UAE. BAE Systems has been established in the UAE for 26 years and we continue to explore collaboration opportunities to strengthen the defence and security of the country.”

Almulla added: “We are pleased to sign this MoU which represents the first step in our long-term strategy for cooperation with BAE Systems, as a partner in some of our key programmes. Fostering strategic alliances is a key pillar of EDGE’s strategy, which will support our objectives of developing a local industrial base, strengthening the UAE’s sovereign capabilities, and enhancing the export potential of our products and solutions in line with the UAE Leadership’s mandate.”

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