Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will open an office in the UAE in the coming weeks. The new office will strengthen IAI’s growing cooperation with the local and regional governments, industries, companies, and academia, and will provide additional business opportunities for future collaborations on technological developments in the defence and civilian sectors, said an IAI statement.
This move comes after the company’s first participation at the Dubai Airshow which was held from 14 to 18 November 2021 (photo). During the show, IAI signed a number of cooperation agreements, including with Emirates Airlines on cargo conversions and with the defence company EDGE on developing advanced unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and electro-optics. These agreements follow a successful year of cooperation between IAI and other Gulf-based companies, including Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, and G-42.
During the Dubai Airshow, a variety of guests visited IAI’s stand, including top leaders of the UAE. In addition, top government and military officials from the UAE and other countries across the world stopped by IAI’s stand and held fruitful meetings with the company’s delegation.
The Dubai Airshow followed IAI’s participation in the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Dubai in October. Opening an office in the UAE is a testament to IAI’s growing collaboration with the UAE and the region as a whole, said the statement.
Delivering large turnkey projects, IAI acts as a prime contractor, subcontractor, and team members in dozens of large programs for the aerospace, land, sea, and cyber domains and multi-domain applications.
IAI offers a vast portfolio producing air and missile defense, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), ground robotics, precision-guided weapons, and loitering munitions. We deliver special-mission aircraft, modernize military aircraft and helicopters, and convert passenger jets into cargo aircraft through modification, conversion, and system integration.
IAI’s technology features systems and solutions from reconnaissance satellites and radars to all aspects of command, control, and communications, computing and Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance systems (C5ISR).