Abu Dhabi, February 20th, 2017: Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), the established integrated national defense industries platform, will make its second appearance at this year’s International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) on the 19th-23rd February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
EDIC, through its strategic partnership with IDEX 2017, will emphasize on its leading role in the nation’s defense industry and highlight its contribution to the latest developments in defense technology.
Through the largest stand in this exhibition, EDIC will feature a total of 12 companies showcasing the latest developments and innovations from the manufacturing, mapping, maintenance, repair and overhaul, communications, logistics, training and technology development sectors.
“EDIC’s stand at IDEX 2017 represents a substantial accomplishment of collaboration to the industry, our country and the region”, said Sara Al Shorouqi Spokesperson of EDIC. By collaboration, innovation, and state-of-the-art manufacturing, we are able to further enhance and support the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces and the broader region”.
The Companies that will be showcasing their latest innovations include:
- Al Taif Technical Services
- Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMMROC)
- Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services
- Caracal International
- C4 Advanced Solutions
- Thales Advanced Solutions (TAS)
- Tawazun Dynamics
- Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI)
- Horizon Flight Academy
- NIMR Automotive
- Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL)
- Naval Advanced Solutions (NAS)
EDIC has come a long way after it was established on December 2, 2014, the UAE’s National Day. Since then the defense industry in the UAE has witnessed significant consolidation due to the leadership’s directives and governance and the enabling environment. As a Strategic Partner at IDEX 2017, EDIC continues to support the UAE’s long-term industry growth and meet the needs of the UAE’s Armed Forces.
About Emirates Defense Industries Company and its Group Companies:
EDIC is the region’s premier integrated national defense services and manufacturing platform, providing world-class facilities, technology and support services. The company brings together the combined capabilities of the UAE’s defense industries into a single integrated platform to enhance value for our clients, shareholders, partners and other stakeholders.
Once fully integrated, EDIC will comprise companies across the manufacturing, autonomous systems, mapping, maintenance, repair and overhaul, communications, logistics and technology development sectors.
EDIC was established in 2014 through the integration of assets owned by Mubadala Development Company, Tawazun Holding and Emirates Advanced Investments Group.
H.E. Homaid Al Shemmari is Chairman of EDIC. Board members are Major General Saif Mosbeh Abdullah Al- Masafri, Major General Pilot Fares Khalaf Khalfan Al- Mazrouei, H.E. Saif al Hajeri, and Cyril Arar. Luc Vigneron is EDIC’s Chief Executive Officer.
Al Taif Technical Services, based in Abu Dhabi, offers integrated life cycle support of defense systems through Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul of equipment and components, supported by an integrated supply chain, cutting edge research, development and engineering, and technical training.
Al Taif was launched in late 2006 and operates in close collaboration with the General Head Quarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces.
Al Taif assures equipment readiness through a maintenance regime based on industry standards and has the capability to modernize equipment to meet current and emerging client needs. Al Taif’s advantage is based on a combination of capabilities; standards-based approaches, and the end-to-end nature of its service offering across all platforms.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, AMMROC is a leading provider of military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services across South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. AMMROC offers best practice MRO services for a wide range of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Launched in 2010, AMMROC continues to expand as it leverages world-class capabilities, a highly skilled workforce and innovative technologies to deliver robust MRO solutions that provide military operators with the highest level of aircraft readiness, fleet deployability and safety. AMMROC’s key customers include the UAE and other regional Armed Forces.
Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services
Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services LLC (Bayanat), based in Abu Dhabi, is a national leader in the provision of mapping, surveying and geospatial services. It aspires to further enrich its leadership position by enabling public and private organizations to streamline their operations and enhance their decision-making process by leveraging its fully integrated geospatial solutions and seamless spatial data.
Bayanat is a commercial spinoff of the UAE Armed Forces' Military Survey Department (MSD) that provides end-to-end geospatial services for a range of businesses across diverse sectors including defense, municipality, oil and gas, transportation and utilities. Bayanat’s value offering includes surveying (aerial, hydrographic, field & geodesy), spatial data management, cartography and visualization (2D & 3D) and relevant advisory services.
Caracal International, is a small arms manufacturer that develops and produces a wide range of modern firearms - from pistols up to sniper rifles.
Caracal’s products feature innovative technical solutions that are protected by internationally registered patents, and have all passed comprehensive and independent testing. The Caracal ‘F’ pistol, for example, was successfully tested by the German Armed Forces testing house, WTD 91, and received both NATO and German Police certifications.
The current Caracal product range includes: full, compact and sub- compact size pistols; 9mm carbines; and sniper rifles in various calibers. In addition, Caracal offers a wide range of accessories for its products such as key-locks, quick-loaders, special designed sight systems, etc.
Caracal also carries out turnkey weapon maintenance services, and provides basic and advanced tactical shooting training to ensure its customers’ small arms needs are met.
C4 Advanced Solutions
C4 Advanced Solutions LLC (C4AS) was founded in 2006 and as a technology and security services company, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
C4AS has more than 650 permanent staff and has global partnerships with leading technology providers. C4AS today is one of the most respected UAE-based technology companies serving the defence, public safety, civil government, and education & healthcare sectors.
THALES ADVANCED SOLUTIONS (TAS)
Thales Advanced Solutions (TAS) is a Joint Venture (JV) between Emirates Defense Industries Company (51%) and THALES (49%).
Established in 2009, TAS presents an efficient partnership between EDIC, the integrated national defense services and manufacturing platform, and one of the world’s leading defence innovators, Thales.
Combining global expertise and local knowledge through a team of talented professionals, TAS brings together cutting edge innovation, high quality products and technological vision to create world-class solutions in the field of defence electronics and security.
Thales Advanced Solutions supports the UAE Armed Forces in areas encompassing systems, product, software and solutions development mainly for cutting edge technologies related to communications and radar systems, outsourcing of telecommunication products maintenance, and in-service support (ISS) for other types of products. TAS is aggressively working towards realizing UAE's long-term strategy for developing local industry, providing knowledge and technology transfer, training and local employment opportunities.
Tawazun Dynamics is the Middle East’s first facility for the development, manufacture, assembly and integration of precision-guided systems for conventional air munitions. Denel Dynamics, South Africa’s largest government-owned defense manufacturer also has an interest.
The company manufactures the Al-Tariq range, a family of strap-on bomb kit systems, used on MK81, MK82 and MK83 bombs. Al-Tariq provides the user with all-weather, day or night operational capabilities, utilizing GPS/INS guidance. The system allows for increased targeting accuracy by using an Imaging Infrared (IIR) with complete Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) capability, or a semi-active laser seeker. The system can also be fitted with an RF proximity fuse for area targeting, using a pre-fragmented warhead.
Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI)
Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), serves all facets the growing needs of the UAE’s growing defense industries and beyond. TPI’s established manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi is equipped with a wide range of capabilities such as engineering, production, surface & heat treatment, machining, coating, repairing and tooling.
Defense, Aerospace and Oil & Gas are the three core business lines around which TPI has configured its competencies and each of its solutions is calibrated to industry specific standards. Over the years, TPI have earned the confidence of its clients by conforming to the highest standards of quality aided by international certifications.
TPI envisions its role as a precision manufacturing infrastructure in the UAE, serving clients in the region and internationally. By securing strategic partnerships with established players across the globe, TPI continues to build-up its capabilities and expertise while developing cutting-edge solutions.
Horizon Flight Academy
Headquartered in Al Ain, Horizon is the Middle East’s leading flight training organization. Training at Horizon is approved by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority.
The company offers standard and bespoke training solutions to commercial and military customers across the South Asia, Middle East and North Africa region, with over 900 pilots graduated to date. Offering state-of-the-art facilities and a multi-national team of experienced instructors, Horizon’s training programs are delivered with the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
Horizon aims to capitalize on regional and global demand for best-in-class training for pilots. Aligned with Abu Dhabi’s vision to create a sustainable and diverse, knowledge-based economy for Emirati nationals, Horizon is committed to setting new quality standards for the next generation of international, regional and Emirati pilots.
NIMR Automotive, part of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), is a defense vehicle manufacturer providing a portfolio of products to address the various needs of armed forces and internal security organizations around the world. It develops and produces customizable, interoperable platforms, offering transport solutions for a wide range of combat and non-combat scenarios.
NIMR’s multi-purpose vehicles have a wide spectrum of applications ranging from tactical missions in harsh arid environments to modern urban warfare, deep infiltration missions, reconnaissance, border surveillance, support logistics and riot control. NIMR vehicles can be employed in different situational scenarios, including as an armament carrier, logistics vehicle, ambulance, or a mobile Command and Control centre.
Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL)
Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) is a professional aerospace and services company based in Abu Dhabi.
GAL performs a wide range of aerospace-related services including:
• Engineering and technical services
• Maintenance services for aircraft and defence systems
• Air traffic management
• Training and academic solutions for flight crew and air traffic controllers
• Aircraft sales and leasing
• Logistics and supply chain management
Naval Advanced Solutions (NAS)
Naval Advanced Solutions (NAS), based in Abu Dhabi, provides maritime goods and services to defense clients. Its vision is to become a leading local provider of naval systems, integrated logistics support and consultation, through providing comprehensive solutions to meet client requirements.
NAS combines local knowledge with global partner experience, to leverage comprehensive capabilities internationally from across industries and business functions.