Abu Dhabi, UAE. 21 February 2023. EDGE Group has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BAE Systems, a global leader in advanced technology solutions, to explore potential collaboration and co-creation opportunities to enhance technologies and capabilities across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Under the MoU announced at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), the new strategic partnership will see both companies bring their collective expertise in cyber, maritime, air, and defence technologies in support of the UAE’s industrialisation ambitions to become a leading global hub for future defence and security solutions.

The MoU was signed by Mansour Almulla, Managing Director & CEO of EDGE and Gabby Costigan, Group Managing Director for Business Development, BAE Systems plc, in the presence of the UK’s Ambassador to the UAE Patrick Moody, Air Marshal Martin ‘Sammy’ Sampson CBE DSO, UK Defence Senior Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa (DSAME), Mark Goldsack, Director of the Department for International Trade for UK Defence and Security Exports, and Miles Chambers, EDGE’s Director of International Business Development, during a ceremony held at IDEX.