Abu Dhabi-based defence company EDGE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi. The MOU aims to explore collaboration opportunities in areas such as aircraft systems, avionics, unmanned aerial systems, and manufacturing and maintenance, among others.
EDGE is a leading advanced technology company in the UAE’s defence sector, providing innovative solutions in the areas of electronic warfare, cybersecurity, and autonomous systems, among others. HAL, on the other hand, is a leading aerospace and defence company in India, specializing in the design, development, and manufacture of aircraft and aerospace systems.
The signing of the MOU between EDGE and HAL is a significant development in the UAE-India defence partnership, which has been growing steadily over the years. The two countries have been working together in several areas, including military training, joint exercises, and defence equipment procurement.
The MOU is expected to pave the way for greater collaboration between the UAE and India in the defence sector, particularly in the areas of aerospace and aviation. The two companies will work together to identify areas of mutual interest and explore opportunities for joint projects and technology transfer.
The MOU also highlights the UAE’s commitment to investing in advanced technologies and strengthening its defence capabilities. The UAE has been investing heavily in the defence sector in recent years, with a focus on developing advanced technologies and enhancing its defence capabilities to meet the evolving security challenges in the region.
The signing of the MOU between EDGE and HAL also reflects the growing importance of defence cooperation in the strategic partnership between the UAE and India. The two countries have been working together to enhance their strategic partnership, particularly in the areas of trade, investment, and energy.