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IDEX: Radar Center of Excellence to support local skills development

Posted 24 February 2021 · Add Comment

Tawazun Economic Council and Thales Emarat Technologies, have announced the launch of a Radar Center of Excellence, in line with the UAE Strategic Vision. Thales Emarat Technologies is a fully integrated local entity that aims to assist sustainable technology transfer and support the creation of local jobs and careers.

The mandate for the Radar Centre of Excellence will include the development, building, maintenance and support of Thales radars. Specific focus will be on the development of high potential, new generation radars. Once the centre is completed, the intention is to export from the UAE to all parts of the world.


The success of the centre will ensure enhanced indigenous capabilities and skillsets in the areas of radar system engineering and IVVQ (Integration, Verification, Validation, and Qualification) methodology, project management and partner management, and encourage the participation of local companies in the industrial supply chain, creating jobs for UAE Nationals and supporting collaboration and advances with research and development institutes.


HE Tareq Abdulraheem Al Hosani, Chief Executive Officer of Tawazun Economic Council, said: “This is a notable achievement demonstrating a successful strategic partnership between Tawazun and Thales Group whereby key technologies within the UAE are cultivated through the development of local skills and capabilities, in areas such as Radar System Engineering.”
“It is through partnerships such as this that we can continue to develop and build up our critical technical capabilities and our national competencies and skills, fortifying the sovereign capabilities of the UAE.” he added.


Bernard Roux, CEO of Thales in the UAE, said: “Thales Emarat Technologies was created to focus on critical systems such as radar, radio communications and a variety of defence aerospace technologies. This is the first major collaboration we have put into place, and an important milestone as Thales seeks to further its contribution to the UAE in the development of its sovereign capabilities.”

Signing at the show (Image: Tawazun)

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