To develop an advanced defense against unmanned aircraft for the UAE
A strategic agreement between "Edge" and "Israeli Aerospace Industries"
Edge, the advanced technology group in the UAE defense sector, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Israel Aerospace Industries Company - the company specialized in the aerospace sector in Israel, to develop an advanced defense against unmanned aircraft specifically for the UAE market, which offers several broad benefits For the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
Edge, which recently launched a series of aviation solutions at a rapid pace, through its subsidiary, Signal, which provides services and electronic warfare solutions for national security, is cooperating with the Israel Aerospace Industries Company, by taking advantage of the Israeli company’s solutions for defense systems against unmanned aircraft Proven and applied around the world to detect, identify and intercept a wide range of threats.
The defense system against unmanned aircraft consists of an advanced, three-dimensional radar, a system for collecting communications intelligence, and electro-optics technologies, integrated into a unified command and control system, which is a completely independent system that does not require any human intervention.
A series of countermeasures are provided, from non-lethal solutions, such as jamming, to lethal capabilities, such as lasers and electromagnetic pulses, depending on the threat level and the operational environment.
Signal and IAI will employ their technical capabilities in developing the system in response to specific customer needs, while providing support through cooperation between the Israeli company and the Belgian company for advanced technology systems, which have a technical and marketing presence in the region.
Faisal Al-Bannai, CEO and Managing Director of Edge, said: "In line with the Abrahamic peace agreement and the spirit of cooperation and new partnership with Israel, we have reached an important moment for us to unify our efforts with the IAI."
"While EDGE invests heavily in autonomous capabilities, our joint development of a defense system against unmanned aircraft will enhance our advanced technology portfolio," he added.
For his part, IAI Chairman and CEO, Boaz Levy, said: “IAI, in cooperation with Edge, is proud to provide the UAE and the region as a whole with a unique and advanced solution in a key area for our company.”
He pointed out that "the memorandum of understanding is a starting point for more business and strategic alliances between our two countries, and it will enhance cooperation in the fields of research, development and technological innovation."
«Edge» invests heavily in independent capabilities, to promote advanced technology portfolio.
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