With Simon Keith, Abu Dhabi-based Managing Director – Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, Dennis Morris addressed a media roundtable in Abu Dhabi, commenting: “BAE Systems strategy of industrial collaboration has been extremely successful in the Middle East region, particularly in the UAE, where we are actively looking to further our partnerships with local companies”.
Simon Keith added:
“Last year our ship building business, BAE Systems Surface Ships, set up a joint venture with Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding – Gulf Logistics and Naval Support – a first of its kind venture in the region that will provide a range of naval support services in the Gulf. We hope to replicate this partnership across our land systems business and play a key role in providing advisory and technical support to develop local skills and expertise.”
BAE Systems’ Land & Armaments operating group is the largest military land vehicle manufacturer in the world. A number of the group’s South Africa MRAP vehicles both RG-31 and RG-12 are in service with the UAE armed forces.
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