- Agreement will encourage the exploration of opportunities of mutual benefit in the areas of defence, security, and technological knowledge sharing
Abu Dhabi, UAE – EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, today signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF), which comprises the East African nation’s air, land, and sea defence domains. The Agreement will pave the way for cooperation between EDGE and the TPDF on strategic opportunities of mutual benefit which will allow the TPDF to further develop and provide for Tanzania’s defence, security, and technology needs.
The TPDF aims to enhance industrial capacity through its defence industries so as to be self-sustained in the manufacturing and production of industrial products for military and civilian use in Tanzania, and regionally, and to support the development of the TPDF’s industrial capacity by facilitating various programmes and projects in the field of automotive technological innovations undertaken at Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre.
The agreement, which was signed by Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE, and General Jacob John Mkunda, Tanzania’s Chief of Defence Forces, builds on the friendly relations between the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Government of the United Arab Emirates.
Launched in November 2019, the UAE’s EDGE is one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups, established to develop agile, bold and disruptive solutions for defence and beyond, and to be a catalyst for change and transformation. It is dedicated to bringing breakthrough innovations, products, and services to market with greater speed and efficiency, to position the UAE as a leading global hub for future industries, and to creating clear paths within the sector for the next generation of highly-skilled talent to thrive. With a focus on the adoption of 4IR technologies, EDGE is driving the development of sovereign capabilities for global export and for the preservation of national security, working with front-line operators, international partners, and adopting advanced technologies such as autonomous capabilities, cyber-physical systems, advanced propulsion systems, robotics and smart materials. EDGE converges R&D, emerging technologies, digital transformation, and commercial market innovations with military capabilities to develop disruptive solutions tailored to the specific requirements of its customers. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, EDGE consolidates more than 20 entities into four core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Electronic Warfare & Cyber Technologies, and Trading & Mission Support.