Abu Dhabi defence firm signs MOU with India’s HAL at UAE’s defence expo

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EDGE, UAE’s leading defence group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India’s aerospace firm Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) on 22 February at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX).

An overview of the news

  • The MoU pertains to the joint design and development of missile systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones).

  • The two businesses will discuss the use of HAL's small gas turbine engines on EDGE's guided missiles, EDGE's use of GPS jamming and spoofing devices on HAL's platforms, and the possibility of additional knowledge sharing.

  • The two businesses will also examine ways to work together on the use of mission computers, training programs and additive manufacturing of metal parts in India.

UAE Defence Expo

  • It was held February 20-24. This is the UAE’s flagship defence expo.

  • IDEX-UAE is internationally recognized as a strategically important tri-services defence exhibition.

  • Amid the Russia-Ukraine war, the main focus of this edition of IDEX in the UAE is on drones, robotics, cyber security platforms, maritime security, air defence systems and more on secure communications.

  • It showcases the state-of-the-art technology available globally in the defence sector.

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