The UAE has signed a €316 million ($346 million) contract to purchase eight Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead unmanned aerial vehicles.
The UAE signed three deals worth more than Dhs 1.47bn (US $400 million) at the UMEX exhibition yesterday, including a contract for eight drones, GulfBusiness news website reported Tuesday.
Brigadier General Rashid Mohammed Al-Shamsi said the country had signed a Dh 1.32billion ($359 million) contract with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company for 31HH craft equipped with night cameras, radars and telecommunications devices.
The deal includes training, spare parts and maintenance.
It also signed a Dhs 143.3m ($39 million) deal for the training of helicopter pilots with Baker Australian College and another with Aeryon Labs Inc to buy SkyRanger small Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) and Drydocks World signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday to create an industrial entity to strengthen maritime projects in the UAE and across the GCC. The MoU aims to enhance knowledge transfer and capabilities exchange between the two companies and is the basis for future cooperation agreements
Northrop Grumman which lost out to Saab for supplying a US$ 1.27 billion early warning aircraft to the UAE, is diverting its attention to potential sales prospects in India and several other countries
The United Arab Emirates Joint Aviation Command (JAC) has selected the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor for search and rescue (SAR) missions. Delivery of the first three AW609 TiltRotors to the JAC, with three additional options, is expected to start in the 2019 timeframe
An F-16 fighter jet belonging to UAE is reportedly missing while taking part in operations against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen. The General Command of the Armed Forces today announced the loss of a fighter aircraft while participating in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen,
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