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Dubai Airshow 2021: Altadrea, Teledyne FLIR announce teaming agreement

Saudi Arabia's Altadrea Manufacturing Company (TMC) and Teledyne FLIR announced on 14 November that they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support research and development, as well as strategic co-operation between the two companies.

TMC CEO Ayoub bin Fawzi Ayoub bin Sabri said, “The MoU with Teledyne FLIR is a major step forward and it is aligned with the strategic aim of the Saudi General Authority of Military Industries, under Vision 2030 to localise the military industry by more than 50% and increase competitiveness in the sector. It will also add value to the Saudi military industry by strengthening local industrial and defence capabilities and facilitating a transfer of technical knowledge to the Kingdom.”

“TMC is committed to contributing to Saudi economic development and diversification by supporting local content and developing the skillset of the workforce. We already have a 40% Saudi workforce and established in-house capabilities,” bin Sabri added.

The two companies also noted that the agreement will “position TMC as a leading provider of military grade vehicles in the kingdom”, and follows on from a May 2020 agreement with US vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh to undertake maintenance, repair, and overhaul on the M-ATV, which is in service with the Saudi military. Oshkosh and TMC are also collaborating on developing a truck based on the Oshkosh 4×4 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV), with Saudi engineers developing, manufacturing, and integrating an armoured cab, body, and other components to create a new vehicle.

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