• Two new Centres of Excellence will accelerate innovation, drive operational efficiencies, and reinforce EDGE’s position as a leading developer and solutions provider in Radar Technology, Electronic Warfare, and Electro Optics.

Abu Dhabi-UAE – EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, has announced the launch of two pioneering Centres of Excellence (CoE), based in the UAE: The new Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW) Centre of Excellence, and the Electro Optic Centre of Excellence (EOCE). These new CoEs build on the strong foundations and expertise of the existing facilities. The move aims to strengthen the Group’s solid reputation as a disruptive industry leader, and to enhance the development of its aggressive product roadmap by consolidating its core capabilities in these critical domains. This initiative aligns with the UAE’s overall vision and EDGE’s growth strategy, while supporting the commercial objectives of each of EDGE’s 35 entities.

The centralisation of the Group’s advanced capabilities will streamline product delivery, develop innovative technologies, and deliver tailored solutions to end-users. It will also improve company efficiencies, provide state-of-the-art Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) systems for clients as well as Radar and Electronic Warfare solutions, and establish a central hub for R&D, product development, serial production and maintenance. Furthermore, it will facilitate the integration of sophisticated technologies across EDGE’s entire solutions portfolio. The CoEs will also capitalise on the growth opportunities and knowledge exchange provided from within its diverse advanced technology and defence ecosystem, and through partnerships and recently signed joint ventures.

Hamad Al Marar, Managing Director and CEO, EDGE Group, said: “This strategic move, consolidating capabilities to streamline product delivery and drive innovation in a single location, captures EDGE's DNA and core mission of transforming the defence industry. By establishing Centres of Excellence for Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW), and Electro-Optics, we will fuel the development of sophisticated solutions. This allows us to continuously adapt and deliver tailored, high-performance products at competitive prices. We also plan to expand with additional CoEs, capitalising on emerging technologies and evolving customer needs.”

Each CoE will be managed by a trusted Board of Advisors drawn from across EDGE’s five core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Space & Cyber Technologies, Trading & Mission Support and Homeland Security. The Board will oversee technology roadmaps, ensure alignment with company and customer goals, and facilitate the efficient transfer of specialised technologies and systems across entities.

About EDGE

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 35 entities into five core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Space & Cyber Technologies, Trading & Mission Support, and Homeland Security.

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