US technology company Leonardo DRS (Stand 06-B07 in the Italian Pavilion) has signed a teaming agreement with UAE-based International Golden Group (IGG) to provide support for the UAE Armed Forces on a variety of electronic and related programmes.
The company's Land Electronics business unit is establishing an engineering and support facility within the IGG Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi, including the hiring and training of local technicians.
The agreement builds on a long-term relationship between Leonardo DRS and the UAE government.
The new facility will be involved in a range of new collaborative projects, including the integration of advanced communications systems for C4I purposes.
Another programme concerns onboard vehicle power supply equipment that can provide up to 120kW of mobile power. Such levels are required to operate power-hungry systems such as C4ISR systems, radars, mobile command posts and weapons systems.