AL TAIF, the UAE’s leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for military equipment, signed Thursday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with L3Harris International, Inc., a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies, Inc. and a leading U.S.-based aerospace and defence technology innovator. The signing occurred during the ongoing International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2023) that runs until 24 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The two organisations will collaborate to identify potential business opportunities within the communications portfolio, as well as its respective maintenance, in the UAE and with other regional partner nations.
Saif Al Dahbashi, CEO of AL TAIF, said: “As the premier centre of excellence for comprehensive lifecycle support of defence systems in the region, AL TAIF’s holistic MRO offering and extensive technical curriculum positions AL TAIF as an ideal recurrent partner for L3Harris. We are proud to be working with such an esteemed defence technology organisation and look forward to the opportunities in communications systems and maintenance presented by our joint effort.”
“AL TAIF continues to be an exceptional partner to L3Harris as we continue to forge effective collaborations,” said Kevin Steubing, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development for UAE, L3Harris International. “Its extensive knowledge and vast experience as a leading MRO solutions company will certainly result in transformative programmes within our target arena.”
AL TAIF provides essential lifecycle services and technical capability development to guarantee the ultimate asset performance and mission readiness for its customers. Its eleven state-of-the-art workshops are geographically distributed to offer seamless convenience and flexibility, while a mobile unit can quickly and efficiently address all types of MRO needs. The company is part of the Platforms & Systems cluster within EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups.
L3Harris, a global leader of end-to-end resilient solutions that meet its customers’ mission critical needs is one of the largest American technology and defence contractors providing Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defence and Combat Systems and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance solutions for defence and commercial use.
L3Harris has more than $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.
Launched in November 2019, the UAE’s EDGE is one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups, established to develop agile, bold and disruptive solutions for defence and beyond, and to be a catalyst for change and transformation. It is dedicated to bringing breakthrough innovations, products, and services to market with greater speed and efficiency, to position the UAE as a leading global hub for future industries, and to creating clear paths within the sector for the next generation of highly-skilled talent to thrive.
With a focus on the adoption of 4IR technologies, EDGE is driving the development of sovereign capabilities for global export and for the preservation of national security, working with front-line operators, international partners, and adopting advanced technologies such as autonomous capabilities, cyber-physical systems, advanced propulsion systems, robotics and smart materials. EDGE converges R&D, emerging technologies, digital transformation, and commercial market innovations with military capabilities to develop disruptive solutions tailored to the specific requirements of its customers.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, EDGE consolidates more than 20 entities into four core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Electronic Warfare & Cyber Technologies, and Trading & Mission Support.
Established in 2006, AL TAIF is the leading UAE in-country provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, and comprehensive lifecycle support for land platforms, heavy utility vehicles and ground support equipment. Specialising in supply chain services, technical training, engineering and development services, AL TAIF has a roster of over 1,200 employees - providing end-to-end solutions to empower its customers and ensure their mission readiness.
Leveraging its technical capabilities, the company conducts vehicle and component rebuild, refurbishment and upgrades, as well as interior and exterior bodywork, painting and welding. Other services include engineering solutions, modernisations and technology integration across a wide range of defence platforms and systems.