Etimad Holding and ELT Group signed an implementation plan to establish a UAE-based integrated logistics support (ILS) hub for Electronic Warfare (EW) systems in the UAE, which will serve as a unique national solution for the Ministry of Defence.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Khalid Al Ali, CEO of Etimad Group, and Enzo Benigni, Chairman and CEO of ELT Group, and was witnessed by Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE Group.
The signing of this agreement marks the beginning of the plan by which Etimad Security Strategic Solution (ESSS) will exclusively undertake the repair and maintenance of ELT's EW systems. Additionally, they will assist ELT in synergising their capabilities to cater to the demands and requirements of their clients.
For ELT, the localization in UAE of Logistic activities is not limited to a pure efficiency increase of the services, it represents the company strategy to provide to UAE a “country technological value”.
EDGE also announced at the Dubai Airshow the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Leonardo Electronic Division, part of the Italian-headquartered global technology company.
The aim of the MoU is to explore joint opportunities related to subsystems, system integration and service support programmes for both airborne and naval domains. Leveraging their complementary strengths and capabilities, EDGE and Leonardo will explore potential collaboration which will advance their positions in the UAE and selected export markets.
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 25 entities into five core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Space & Cyber Technologies, Trading & Mission Support, and Homeland Security.
For more than 70 years, ELT Group it has been a world leader in Electronic Defense systems. Thanks to innovative management of the electromagnetic spectrum, achieved through proprietary and integrated technologies, today the brand is an international group with a multi-domain approach that also covers cyber, space and biodefense.
Via experience gained through participation in major European defence programmes including the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft; the FREMM and PPA warships, ELT Group is present in more than 30 countries with over 3000 systems supplied. The company is also participating in projects to develop the sixth-generation Global Combat Air Programme.
ELT Group is headquartered in Italy but has a presence in eleven countries on three continents through sales offices and companies of strategic importance and local law in Germany and Saudi Arabia. Also part of the ELT Group are CY4GATE, which specialises in cyber security and cyber intelligence, while E4Life is Italy's first biodefence company.