AL TAIF Inks AED47 Million Integration Services Contract with L3Harris Technologies


Abu Dhabi, UAE:  AL TAIF, the UAE’s leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for military equipment, today signed a contract with L3 Harris Technologies (L3Harris), the US-based specialist in surveillance solutions, microwave weaponry and electronic warfare.

Valued at AED47 million, the agreement mandates AL TAIF to deliver programme management and engineering services for Phase 3 of L3Harris’s systems integration project conducted on the vehicle fleet of the UAE Armed Forces. The work scope comprises fabrication, bracket design support and installation in compliance with ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 and other regulatory standards. The three-phase project has been ongoing since 2014.

Saif Al Dahbashi, Acting CEO of AL TAIF, said: “After the successful completion of Phase 1 and 2 of the systems integration projects, we are delighted to sign the contract for the final phase. With our qualifications, knowledge of the UAE Armed Forces vehicles, and experience in executing the previous phases, we are perfectly positioned to support our partner L3Harris in providing seamless technical services to the customer. This collaboration will also help expand on our combined strategic skills and we are honoured to continue supporting the Ministry of Defence and L3Harris with our land systems capabilities.”

For his part, John Koenig, Vice President and General Manager, Global Communication Systems, L3Harris, said: “AL TAIF continues to be an exceptional partner to L3 Harris and the Ministry of Defence. Its extensive knowledge and vast experience working with the UAE Armed Forces has contributed to the overall success of the programme.”

L3Harris, one of the largest American technology and defence contractors, produces Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defence and Combat Systems and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C6ISR) solutions for defence and commercial use.

Al TAIF provides essential lifecycle services and technical capability development to guarantee the ultimate asset performance and mission readiness for its customers. Its nine state-of-the-art workshops are geographically distributed to offer seamless convenience and flexibility, with a mobile unit that can quickly and efficiently address MRO demands for all land platforms and systems. The company is part of the Platforms & Systems cluster within EDGE, an advanced technology group which ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.

About AL TAIF:

Established in 2006, AL TAIF is the leading UAE in-country provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, and comprehensive lifecycle support for land platforms, heavy utility vehicles and ground support equipment. Specialising in supply chain services, technical training, engineering and development services, AL TAIF has a roster of over 1,200 employees – providing end-to-end solutions to empower its customers and ensure their mission readiness. Leveraging its technical capabilities, the company conducts vehicle and component rebuild, refurbishment and upgrades, as well as interior and exterior bodywork, painting and welding. Other services include engineering solutions, modernisations and technology integration across a wide range of defence platforms and systems.

About EDGE:

EDGE is an advanced technology group established to develop agile, bold and disruptive solutions for defence and beyond. Enabling a secure future, it is dedicated to bringing innovative technologies and services to market with greater speed and efficiency. 

Consolidating over 25 entities and employing more than 13,000 brilliant minds, it offers expertise across five core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Cyber Defence, Electronic Warfare & Intelligence and Mission Support.  

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, EDGE is a catalyst for change – promoting fast, precise and swift decision-making to revolutionise the industry and change its fundamentals.