IGG, Milrem to Co-Develop and Arm a Military UGV

03.03.2017 Joint Ventures
IGG, Milrem to Co-Develop and Arm a Military UGV

IGG, Milrem to Co-Develop and Arm a Military UGV

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International Global Group (IGG), the Abu Dhabi-based supplier of high-end defense and security solutions, announced at last week’s IDEX show (Abu Dhabi, 19-23 February 2017), its cooperation with Milrem, the Estonian defense solutions provider, to develop and arm unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) with ASELSAN, the largest Turkish defense electronics company.

The Prototype of this product was showcased at IDEX 2017, under the umbrella of IGG; visitors were given the opportunity to test and interact with the product through the remote control unit along the sidelines of the exhibition.

Khalifa Al Balushi, Chief Executive Officer of International Golden Group and Chief Executive Officer of IGG ASELSAN Integrated Systems, said: “The vehicle which will be produced is the first of its kind in the UAE, and is set to meet the tactical requirements on the battlefield and to increase the combat capability while minimizing the damage and operational needs.”

Kuldar Väärsi, Chief Executive Officer of Milrem, said: “Our partnership with IGG stems from our aim to expand our operations and make the required technology available to develop such vehicles in the Middle East. The Prototype is the first of its kind in this collaboration, and will be deployed in numerous missions.”

International Global Group (IGG) also announced it has signed a number of agreements on the first day of IDEX 2017.

IGG’s agreement with South Africa’s Rheinmetall Denel Munition Ltd, world leader in manufacturing artillery, mortar, large & medium caliber ammunition, is to supply its high-end specialty products including artillery shells and mines, and ammunition belonging to various calibers to the UAE.

Furthermore, the optronics, avionics and electronic systems specialist Safran Electronics & Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IGG to provide state-of-the-art navigation systems that can be installed on military vehicles and automobiles. The Safran navigation products can be targeted on a specific position and guarantees precise accuracy.

IGG also struck a deal with the American Weapon Systems Manufacturer Profense, to promote its defense systems such as high-speed machine guns that has the capacity to fire 3,000 rounds a minute. In addition, IGG will cooperate with Pt. Pal Indonesia an industrial shipyard based in East Java Indonesia, to promote its products within the UAE.

Established in 2002 with headquarters in Abu Dhabi, International Golden Group (IGG) PJSC is a leading supplier to the UAE Armed forces, Ministry of Interior, and other defense and security authorities. 

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