Lockheed Martin announced Sunday that it has opened a new innovation centre in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City to provide advanced security solutions to the United Arab Emirates.
The Centre for Innovation and Security Solutions (CISS) is the first of its kind outside the United States, the company said in a statement.
CISS is a reconfigurable, multi-purpose facility and will not be restricted to providing only security solutions.
CISS will enable cooperation between Lockheed Martin and the UAE government, industry and academia to develop solutions that address challenges ranging from climate change to resource scarcity, and also help advance scientific discovery locally.
Although the collaboration between the UAE government and Lockheed Martin was initially on defense programs, it later branched out to include fields such as energy, cyber security and sustainability.
“The centre will facilitate capacity building and stimulate knowledge transfer by enabling access to Lockheed Martin’s extensive network of laboratories, research facilities and centers of excellence across the globe,” said Sultan Al Jaber, chairman of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy and clean technology company.
Mubadala Development Company and Tawazun Holding on Tuesday announced the launch of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), the UAE's first integrated national defence supplier. According to Arabian Business, the new company will comprise 11 units including the subsidiaries of Mubadala, Tawazun and Emirates Advanced Investment Group (EAIG) at the conclusion of the first phase of integration, with a formal transfer of ownership from January
China unveiled several land warfare weapons and platforms at Airshow China in Zhuhai last week to cater to a growing demand, particularly in the Middle East, South America and Asia. Earlier this year China tasted a surprise success in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a sale of 150 units of the V-shaped VP11 4x4 wheeled mine-resistant vehicle manufactured by China North Industries Group Corporation (CNIGC)
AAR announced Monday that it has been selected by Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMMROC) to support in the design, outfitting and integration of key areas of its facility in Al Ain, UAE. The new facility will be an anchor tenant at Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park (Nibras), the free-zone project being jointly developed by Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Airports Company to support the establishment of a sustainable aerospace hub in Abu Dhabi
Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salaheddine Mezouarannounced today that Morocco will provide direct military, operational and intelligence support to the United Arab Emirates to assist in its fight against terrorism as part of a bilateral military cooperation agreement between the two countries. "Morocco will give its active support to the United Arab Emirates in their fight against terrorism and for the preservation of regional and international peace and stability," and "the contribution presented by the Kingdom of Morocco will focus on operational military and intelligence aspects," read the Foreign Ministry statement
Boeing has completed environmental and performance qualification testing on the aircraft satellite communications antenna system it is developing for multipurpose satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat) of the United Arab Emirates. The system has passed customer-witnessed acceptance testing, and its required data transfer rate has been validated in over-the-air satellite tests
Quickstep, Australia announced Monday that it has won $ 75 million contract to manufacture additional 12 sets plus spares of C-130J Super Hercules wing flaps from Lockheed Martin. The purchase order takes the total cumulative order to 67 wing flap sets, and comprises part of Quickstep's overarching US $75 million memorandum of agreement (MOA) to manufacture wing flaps for the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft
Lockheed Martin annunced today that it has recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put Mobile User Operative System's (MUOS) new capabilities into warfighters hands faster. Developed by Lockheed Martin, MUOS operates like a satellite-based, smart-phone cell network, vastly improving current secure mobile, tactical communications for warfighters on the move
Airbus Defence and Space has signed as the leader of the industrial team (including Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractor), a contract with the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) for the development, manufacture and launch of Falcon Eye, a high-performance optical Earth-observation satellite system. The contract was officially signed by the United Arab Emirates in August 2014 and is now entering into force
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