Mon, 11 Dec 2023

ABU DHABI, 27th September, 2023 (WAM) -- EDGE Group PJSC (EDGE), one of the world's leading advanced technology and defence groups, has signed a strategic agreement with the Brazilian Marine Corps. The agreement demonstrates the importance of the Brazilian defence market for EDGE and opens major opportunities for the group to showcase its advanced portfolio of multi-domain solutions, with a focus on autonomous vehicles, electronic warfare, and secure communications.

The signing ceremony took place in the city of Rio de Janeiro as part of an ongoing EDGE leadership visit to key local government offices, defence industry partners, and prospective customers. The agreement was signed by Mansour AlMulla, EDGE Group Managing Director and CEO, and Vice Admiral (Marine) Rogerio Ramos Lage, Marine Corps Material Commander, in the presence of Saleh Ahmad Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Brazil, and Faisal Al Bannai, Chairman of EDGE Group, as well as senior representatives from EDGE and the Brazilian Navy, including Hamad Al Marar, President Missiles and Weapons, EDGE; Rodrigo Torres, President and Group CFO, EDGE; Fleet Admiral Carlos Chagas Vianna Braga, Marine Corps GeneralCommander; and General Director of Navy Material, Almiral Arthur Fernando Bettega Corra.

Faisal Al Bannai, Chairman of EDGE Group, said, "Today's agreement reinforces our strategy of growth in the Brazilian market through partnership. We have a shared vision with the Brazilian Marine Corps, anchored in strategic alignment and the pursuit of technological excellence. EDGE is fully committed to advancing multi-domain capabilities in the region, with a particular focus on autonomous systems, secure communications, and electronic warfare. This partnership will open valuable opportunities for us to collaborate in knowledge sharing, enabling us to reap the benefits of our combined expertise."

The signing paves the way for a planned technical cooperation agreement between both parties in the near future. EDGE recently announced a strategic partnership with the Brazilian Navy to co-develop a long-range anti-ship missile, as well as provide advanced solutions, such as anti-jamming technology, which is developed by EDGE in the UAE.

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