UAE and India sign new defence manufacturing tie

UAE defence conglomerate, Edge Group, has signed a milestone cooperation agreement with Adani Defence & Aerospace, one of India’s leading defence manufacturers

Adani and Edge leadership conclude the latest defence tie between India and the UAE. (Image - Edge Group)

The agreement aims to establish a global platform leveraging the defence and aerospace capabilities of both companies to bring together their respective product portfolios and cater to the requirements of global and local customers. T

his includes evaluating cooperation across EDGE’s and Adani’s core product domains, including missiles & weapons covering airborne, surface, infantry, ammunition, and air defence products, platforms & systems covering unmanned aerial systems (UAS), loitering munitions, counter drone systems, unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), as well as electronic warfare (EW) and cyber technologies.

The agreement will explore the establishment of R&D facilities in India and the UAE; the setting up of development, production and maintenance facilities of defence and aerospace solutions to not just serve the two captive markets, but also Southeast Asian and wider global markets.

Hamad Al Marar, managing director and CEO of Edge Group, said: "Our agreement with Adani represents a significant milestone, strengthening our ties within India’s defence industry, and underscoring our mutual commitment to advancing UAE-India military ties.”