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    UAE has hell of money to invest and they will invest but only question is that will the get same level of Planes which Israel will get or not if not than those planes are not of much use
     
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    Feb 20, 2013

    Bullets, balloons and laser-guided bombs push UAE arms deals over Dh10bn

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    Ghazi Nemer Al Subaie, right, shows Raghda Musstsesm Zakaria how to fly the Euro Fighter during a flight simulation at Idex

    The UAE Armed Forces announced a further Dh4.9 billion in defence contracts yesterday at Idex, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

    The deals bring the total value of contracts to more than Dh10bn in two days. Among those announced yesterday is a Dh1.9bn deal with the UAE's AMMROC centre to provide aircraft management, maintenance and repair services.

    Meanwhile the UAE's home-built defence developer and manufacturer Tawazun took centre stage at Idex yesterday with the launch of three new subsidiary companies, and three new military vehicles from its Nimr Automotive subsidiary.

    "It is a great window to showcase these vehicles at this venue," said Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Nimr's acting general manager.

    The exhibition has its offbeat moments too. Science-fiction fans with US$100,000 (Dh367,300) to spare need look no further than the world's first civilian jetpack.

    The collaboration between Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding (Earth), Khalifa University and Martin Aircraft of New Zealand cruises at 100kph at a height of 1,500 metres. "Hopefully, in the next two years, you'll be able to buy your own," said company design engineer James Bowker.

    Yesterday's military shopping list:

    1. Aircraft maintenance Armed Forces signed a deal with AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre), UAE, to maintain and repair their aircraft. Dh1.8m

    2. Laser-guided bombs from Raytheon, United States, purchase of GBU12 and GBU58 laser-guided bombs.
    Dh430.7m

    3. Ammunition from the Tawazun subsidiary Caracal Light Ammunition, purchase of UAE-made light ammunition.
    Dh829.8m

    4. Satellite-guided parachutes from Airborne Systems, US, purchase of GPAD (Guided Precision Aerial Delivery) system.
    Dh27.7m

    5. Vehicles from Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons, UAE purchase of vehicles for Armed Forces. Dh209m

    6. Technical upgrades, Navy from Abu Dhabi Ship Building, technical upgrades to Baynunah-class naval vessels.
    Dh265m

    7. Ammunition and accessories from International Golden Group, UAE, purchase of ammunition and accessories.
    Dh367.1m

    8. Targeting system from Rockwell Collins UK, purchase of Firestorm strategic targeting system. Dh146.9m

    9. Security devices from Al Fahad Smart Systems, UAE, purchase, installation and maintenance of security devices. Dh45.9m

    10. Cameras and systems from Adasi, UAE, purchase of MX-10 cameras, air-balloon systems, technical support and development of drones. Dh119.4m

    11. Naval technical support contract from Etihad Ship Building, UAE, technical support for Falaj-class patrol vessels.
    Dh176.4m

    12. Spare parts from Beltech, Belarus, spare parts for Namut gunsight for BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle.
    Dh59.6m

    13. Devices from Milipol International Establishment, UAE, unspecified precision devices and equipment. Dh43.5m

    14. Spare parts from Al Jisr Company, UAE, new car parts. Dh12.6m

    15. Missile maintenance from Thales Group, multinational, technical support, maintenance and repair of missiles. Dh37m

    16. IT systems and networks From Incon Infrastructure, UAE, development of IT networks. Dh43.5m

    17. Military uniforms from PT Sri Rejeki Isman, Indonesia, purchase of new military uniforms. Dh9.4m

    18. Training from C4 Advanced Solutions, UAE, training of Armed Forces. Dh185m

    19. Cameras from Thales Optronics, multinational, new cameras for drones. Dh43.5m

    20. Precision-guided ammunition from Tawazun Dynamics, UAE, possible purchase by Armed Forces. n/a

    21. Vehicles from Nimr, Tawazun subsidiary, possible purchase of 800 vehicles by Armed Forces. n/a

    Total: Dh4.9bn

    Bullets, balloons and laser-guided bombs push UAE arms deals over Dh10bn - The National

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    Feb 20, 2013

    UAE should enter missile defence training, says Nato official

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    Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visits the Mubadala stand while touring the Idex yesterday.

    The UAE has been advised by Nato to enter into sophisticated ballistic missile defence training in the Mediterranean to counter any potential threats.

    An official from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Missile Firing Installation (Namfi), who was attending Idex yesterday, said that increasing the capabilities of Arabian Gulf states, such as the UAE, was "highly suggested".

    Brigadier General Ippokratis Daskalakis, commander of missile firing station on Crete, said: "The UAE would gain better training according to the latest Nato standards - and they will be able to face the sophisticated threats of our current environment.

    "We cannot push countries to use our facility but we would recommend it. We can provide safe and effective training."

    "Namfi is the ideal place to gain experience to deal with the threats facing countries today.

    Nafmi offered its services to the UAE at Idex two years ago, stating a similar goal, and continue to campaign for the country's involvement.

    Br Gen Daskalakis added: "We have the experience and the right mentality to work with countries from the Arabic Peninsula.

    "Everything we offer can be tailored to our clients; we have the experience to prepare and to produce sophisticated scenarios to train the units to confront any kind of threat, from aircraft attacks to ballistic missiles."

    He said that the Gulf, like many countries around the world, faced increased risk due to "the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction".

    Belgium, Germany, Greece and the Netherlands all actively use the Greek island for their training but the facility is open to non-Nato members.

    The UAE, although not a member of Nato, became actively involved in joint operations during the Arab Spring uprising in Libya, sending a number of fighter jets to the region.

    Namfi has been one of Nato's most significant training centres since its opening in 1964 and it allows for live fire testing across a sea area 166km long and 90km wide.

    Countries that use the facility, or indeed private companies, bring their own hardware and equipment to the range to test and train against unmanned drones.

    Namfi offers testing of surface-to-air, air-to-air and a range of experimental systems.

    The offer to the UAE remains on the table but, as yet, there is no indication of the country's intent to use the base.

    Dr Theodore Karasik, director of research and consultancy at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, doubts that taking up the offer would have a significant impact on defences already in place in the UAE, which has historically acquired most of its systems from companies in the United States.

    He said: "Nato is putting this offer on the table and, depending on politics and circumstances, maybe there will be an opportunity, but it doesn't seem likely today.

    "I think what is in place now can meet the current threat but, of course, nothing is 100 per cent certain when it comes to ballistic missile defence."

    Given the current push from within the GCC to create a missile defence shield for the region, Dr Karasik concluded: "Nato selling what they have is not the solution for the UAE at this time."

    Speaking at the Middle East Missile and Air Defence Symposium in Abu Dhabi last year, the GCC secretary general, Dr Abdel Latif Al Zayani, said a missile defence system had to be implemented - but this would only be possible if the states work closely together.

    "We want more cooperation and good relations between countries if we want to defend our land," he said.

    The UAE spent more than Dh12billion in 2008 for US short-range Patriot missile systems. Further defensive capabilities of the country include Terminal High Altitude Area Defence missiles.

    http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/uae-should-enter-missile-defence-training-says-nato-official
     
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    Feb 20, 2013

    Tawazun showcases its military might at Abu Dhabi exhibition



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    Tawazun’s long range strap-on bomb kit called Al Tariq on display at the exhibition where scores of people descended to look at, sell, and buy various products that deal with defence and combat operations. Lee Hoagland / The National

    Tawazun - the main sponsor of Idex - has undoubtedly the largest stand, showcasing a formidable array of weapons, tanks and military vehicles.

    "We enlarged our participation and now we are showcasing more than 14 companies owned completely by Tawazun," said Saif Al Marzooqi, the company's director of corporate communications.

    "And now we launch three new companies - Tawazun Dynamics, Adars and Jobaira."

    A Tawazun subsidiary, NIMR Automotive, also launched three new vehicles at the exhibition on Monday.

    Mohammed Al Mazrouei, acting general manager of NIMR, said Idex was the right stage to show the vehicles to a variety of different customers. "Idex is one of the world's biggest defence, security, land and naval exhibitions," he said. "It has a large number of exhibitors, visitors and delegates from all over the world, so it is a great window to showcase these vehicles at this venue."

    The first of NIMR's creations is a multi-road combat vehicle that carries a crew of four and is fitted with a stabilised remote station to fire 30mm canons, anti-tank missiles and a machine gun, said Mr Al Mazrouei.

    The second is a personnel carrier that can hold a driver, a commander and a team of eight in the back and can reach speeds of up to 135kph.

    "This vehicle was tested thoroughly and we actually blew it up, to test its structure," he added.

    "Because what is important about this variant of vehicle is protection, and to ensure maximum crew survivability."

    The third vehicle is a 4x4 internal security vehicle, or ISV, and is unique because of its features.

    "The seats are back-to-back facing outwards, having a proper view of the outside," the NIMR manager said.

    The vehicle also has a bulldozing front end, multiple grenade launchers and a laser dazzler, which is intended to temporarily blind or disorientate its target.

    The vehicles, which are made for armed forces and state security, have taken NIMR years to design, create and test.

    "We can build whatever the customer needs for different types of protection," Mr Al Mazrouei said.

    The stand has had many visitors this week and he said he was confident that the exhibit would reap dividends.

    Tawazun showcases its military might at Abu Dhabi exhibition - The National
     
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    Are these private companies or some share is of government
     
  7. Al Bhatti

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    Now how about a bullet proof kandoora? :D

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    A man checks a bulletproof kandura at Miguel Caballero's stand during the Idex exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

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    Feb 20, 2013

    Smart, stylish … and bulletproof

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    Stewart Liddell from Jack Ellis Body Protection, a Scottish company, shows a waistcoat that will "not only stop a spike, a knife and a 9mm round fired at close range, but looks entirely unobtrusive".

    Alongside the fighter jets, armoured troop carriers and serious weaponry being displayed at the Middle East's biggest defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi is a host of items that can also be used by the average, albeit security-conscious, consumer. John Henzell tries some for size

    If you're in the market for a bulletproof kandura, the Colombians are able to help.

    If you want an armoured Toyota Corolla, you should try the Omanis.

    And if you have your heart set on a stylish tweed waistcoat capable of withstanding an ice pick, then you should call on the Scots.

    Those are just some of the wild, wonderful and just plain weird options available at some of the smaller stalls at Idex in Abu Dhabi, where the intended customers are individual security-conscious consumers rather than the world's biggest militaries.

    For the Miguel Caballero clothing range, one of its marketing points was that their customers no longer had to choose between being stylish and being safe from assassins. Their repertoire includes fashion for men and women and - since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut - a special line for children.

    But at Idex this week it was the bulletproof kandura, tailored in the UAE style, that was gaining most of the attention from passers by.

    Dr Sharif Abdunnur, managing director of the Middle East and North Africa offshoot of the Colombian company, said the kandura came with a US$10 million (Dh36.7m) guarantee that it would withstand a would-be assassin's bullet.

    The guarantee is common to all the company's range of clothing, which has been tested on the mean streets of Colombia back in the worst days of the rampant narcotics wars.

    "We have a $10m insurance policy on each vest. We've had zero failures in the past 25 years," he said.

    "In the past, they had two shootings every minute in Colombia. That's why the inventor came up with this.

    "At university, everyone had to wear a bulletproof vest. He was a student and he was wearing an old vest that weighed about 5 kilograms so he invented a new fabric."

    The company's website even includes a club de sobrevivientes (survivor's club) with a series of accounts from users of how the protective clothing saved their lives.

    Dr Abdunnur can verify this himself, having been shot six times - for demonstration purposes - while wearing the company's products.

    The armour is waterproof and fireproof but also highly flexible, allowing it to appear relatively unobtrusive even in a free-flowing garment such as a kandura or in more figure-hugging designs like polo and business shirts. The result looks more as if the wearer had eaten a few too many shawarma than if they were wearing armoured clothing.

    Dr Abdunnur said it spreads the force of a gunshot across a broader area and deflects some of it back out, meaning there is less risk of broken ribs than with other bulletproof vests. He said it can also withstand two shots to the same part of the vest.

    But the precise secret of the protective layer is kept secret by the company's eponymous inventor, even from Abdunnur: "He said if he explained more he'd have to bury me in Colombia. And when you're there, you can believe that."

    Krystle Abdunnur, the company's head of media and public relations, said the other item that had attracted a lot of attention was a fashionably cut leather jacket.

    "Everyone likes the style of the leather jacket. And it'll stop a 9mm, and covers the torso," she said.

    "This is our first year at Idex. A lot of people have been coming to us."

    One of their most popular items has been a leather motorcycling jacket that provides protection both from falling off the bike and from gunfire.

    It's one thing to have a stylish yet protective kandura. But anyone with the security concerns that would prompt them to buy bulletproof traditional dress will need a set of wheels too, and that's where Ahmed Al Saqri comes in.

    Since blending in helps with security, his recently launched company in Oman, Armor Global, can provide you with an armoured Toyota Corolla that is almost indistinguishable from the original.

    "It's common in South America to use Toyota Corollas or Toyota Crowns. Obviously there are modifications that will go into the engine and suspension and brakes," he said.

    "But it will look the same. You don't want to advertise that you're [in] an armoured vehicle."

    The cars his company usually modifies are Range Rovers such as the one he was displaying at Idex this week.

    Apart from subtly changed bulletproof windows, there is no real hint that under the standard body panels are 6.5-millimetre plates of armoured steel, extending from the engine firewall back to the rear of the car.

    The top spec B7 protection will halt an armour-piercing round.

    "We're a new company - we've been in operation for just under a year," he said.

    "We're looking at any conflict area in nearby countries but we don't have any specific target.

    "We base everything on the region and the threat level. Someone in Yemen would have different requirements from someone in India. In Yemen, you have AK47s more available. In India, there are different weapons."

    It's not every day a tweed waistcoat requires an end-user certificate and the approval of the UK Home Office for its sale.

    But then again, the Scottish company Jack Ellis Body Protection does not manufacture everyday tweed waistcoats.

    The one on sale at Idex would look entirely at home in any country hostelry in Britain, but when you pay £600 (Dh3,421) for a waistcoat, you want to know it's harpoon-proof.

    Stewart Liddell, Jack Ellis's sales and marketing director, says the waistcoat will not only stop a spike, a knife and a 9mm round fired at close range, but looks entirely unobtrusive.

    "We've aimed this at the private sector where someone wants to be completely covert," he said.

    "This is in tweed but we can cover anything. If someone is getting a suit made, if they give us some of the same fabric, we'll make the waistcoat. It'll be the same cut and the same shade."

    The covert appearance of the waistcoat does not compromise its effectiveness. This is as strong as the standard bulletproof vests the company provides to reporters for British networks ITN, BSkyB and the BBC.

    "This is UK Home Office certified armour. It'll stop a 9mm round - but it'll hurt like hell," Mr Liddell said.

    Protecting against gunfire is actually easier than against knifes and spikes, such as a harpoon or an ice pick. Rasputin "missed out big time" by not having a waistcoat like this, he quipped.

    "The knife cuts the fibre as it goes in. If we can stop a knife, ballistics are almost a given.

    "A lot of people don't have knife protection. For domestic use, if someone is going to use a knife or an ice pick, this will work. It'll protect the five major organs."

    The nature of the waistcoat is why an end-user certificate is required for sales overseas, just as it is for any other kind of weaponry.

    "We're in the same classification as weapons. The UK wants to know who we're selling it to," Mr Liddell said.

    Some of the company's products have recently been declassified but also still require an end-user certificate from the UK government, such as a car cover that not only keeps your car clean but also hides it from both thermal-detection cameras and satellites equipped with synthetic aperture radar.

    "Satellites are looking. SAR picks up everything. But the beam goes into the fabric and reflects everywhere.

    "You can't hide anything completely but it doesn't know what's there. This fabric was classified. Now it's unclassified."

    Smart, stylish … and bulletproof - The National
     
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    Caracal Assault Rifles

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    The UAE Interior Minister (the one in the center) likes your product :D
     
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    Saudi military news in twitter have confirmed that the Ingwe is a licensed production ATGM from Denel Dynamics :yahoo:
     
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    Al Bhatti SENIOR MEMBER

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    Tawazun Holding is government owned and has many subsidiary companies.
     
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    What is an ATGM ?

    Got it good news well it is only missile or there is also launcher with it
     
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    serbia and emirates to collaborate for missile

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    the alas-c missile is the subject of an initial agreement between serbia and the uae, signed at the show on monday. Emirates advanced research & technology holding (earth) and yugoimport are to jointly develop the missile intended for coastal, antiship and land attack roles, writes brian m walters.
    Employing an ins or optionally a gps guidance system, the alas-c will have a range of up to 25km, using a tv/ccs/iir homing head to deliver its fragmentation warhead. The missile will reach a maximum speed of 150m/sec.
    This joint development agreement is a measure of the level of technical expertise that the uae can bring to the table today. However, no information as to the timescale of the development was available so soon after the agreement was signed.

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    Dammit UAE is always one step ahead of us :angry:
     
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    The mother company

    Tawazun Group

    Tawazun

    Subsidiaries & Partners:

    Autonomous systems - Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI)

    Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) is the first UAE based company to offer clients a comprehensive range of services to cover all types of autonomous systems. ADASI offers holistic solutions, starting with joint analysis of end-users’ needs, through formalization of their requirements, to equipment selection and procurement. ADASI also offers product or system design, development, testing and commissioning of localized subsystems and systems, and other engineering solutions, as well as training of customer teams, operational support and systems maintenance.

    ADASI’s scope of activity includes the acquisition, operation and maintenance of autonomous systems for air, land and sea use, as well as their modification and systems integration, including the addition of alternative payloads.

    ADASI has the capability to develop, operate and maintain aerostat systems, with a focus on aerostats from 13m to 23m in length in order to meet customers’ needs in commercial, military and other government applications.

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    Automotive - NIMR

    Nimr Automotive is a defense vehicle manufacturer providing a portfolio of products to address the various needs of armed forces and internal security organizations around the world. It develops and produces customizable, interoperable platforms…

    Nimr’s multi-purpose vehicles have a wide spectrum of applications ranging from tactical missions in harsh arid environments to modern urban warfare, deep infiltration missions, reconnaissance, border surveillance, support logistics and riot control. Nimr vehicles can be employed in different situational scenarios, including as an armament carrier, logistics vehicle, ambulance, or a mobile Command and Control center.

    In mid-2012, Nimr was issued the prestigious ‘STANAG 4569 Level 3’ certification by an independent testing authority for its latest vehicle, the Nimr 6x6 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC). The certification is based on standards set forth by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Standardization Agreement. With this newly acquired certificate, Nimr now produces 6x6 vehicles that have Level 3 mine and ballistic defense solutions for optimum terrain performance, as defined by NATO. It is the first time that a 6x6 armored personnel carrier created in the Middle East region has achieved such status.

    All of Nimr’s vehicles are entirely designed, manufactured and assembled in the UAE. ‘Nimr’ is the Arabic word for ‘tiger’.

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    Manufacturing and assembly - Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI)

    Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI) is a manufacturing facility delivering components to the aerospace, oil and gas and defense industries with export operations worldwide. With a modern facility based in Tawazun Industrial Park, TPI’s state-of-the-art production capabilities and turnkey service offers include machining, surface treatment, heat treatment, advanced coating solutions, plastic injection molding, metals testing, repairing, and servicing.

    TPI acts as both a manufacturer and a service center to a number of UAE based operating companies and agents, as well as internationally renowned organizations across the following specialty areas:

    - Manufacturing Engineering
    - Tooling
    - Surface and Heat Treatment
    - Coating
    - Repairing
    - Machining

    The quality of its capabilities is evidenced by a strong customer base: TPI produces components for UAE companies, its sister Tawazun Holding companies, and international industry names. For example, TPI delivers measurable results through cutting edge and certifiable processes for clients such as Airbus in the aerospace sector and major OMEs in the oil and gas sector.

    Throughout the entire project cycle, TPI promises its customers total quality management, superior service and manufacturing innovation.

    Through active relationships with international partners, TPI ensures ongoing capability-building and know-how transfer to the local workforce while developing products and work procedures that adhere to the highest international standards.

    TAWAZUN Precision Industries

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    Military and sporting weapons

    Caracal

    Caracal International is a small arms manufacturer which develops and produces a wide range of modern firearms - from pistols up to sniper rifles. Caracal’s products feature innovative technical solutions which are protected by internationally registered patents, and have all passed comprehensive and independent testing. The Caracal ‘F’ pistol, for example, was successfully tested by the German Armed Forces testing house, WTD 91, and received both NATO and German Police certifications.

    The current Caracal product range includes: full, compact and sub-compact size pistols; 9mm carbines; and sniper rifles in various calibers. In addition, Caracal offers a wide range of accessories for its products such as key-locks, quick-loaders, special designed sight systems, etc. Caracal carries out turnkey weapon maintenance services, and provides basic and advanced tactical shooting training to ensure its customers’ small arms needs are met.​

    Caracal

    Merkel

    Founded in Suhl, Germany in 1490, rifle and shotgun manufacturer Merkel is one of the most famous names in firearms. It combines exceptional hunting gun manufacturing with high-tech forging design. All its guns are hand crafted with the highest standards of quality and safety. Today, Merkel exports to more than 40 countries all over the world and has close to 200 employees based at its manufacturing plant south of Berlin, Germany.

    Merkel’s latest product is the RX Helix – dubbed as ‘the hunting rifle of the 21st century’ – is unmatched in terms of safety, handling and ergonomics.

    Merkel is 100% owned by Tawazun.​​

    Merkel: Deutsch

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    Tawazun Advanced Defense Systems (TADS)


    Tawazun Advanced Defense Systems (TADS) designs, develops and manufactures long-range rifles for the international defense and sports markets.

    TADS provides unique solutions for remote, long-range, high-impact, and precise combat weaponry by utilizing advanced engineering to deliver innovative products.

    The TADS product portfolio includes sniper rifles in three main calibers: 300WM, 338LM, 40CT, while other calibers are optional.

    The company also produces sport and long range rifles with changeable barrels in the three main calibers, * * as well as tactical and long range hunting rifles. TADS is proud of its own trademark advanced hand-held ballistic calculators: SNIPER PRO 4000, CHEYTAC-ULTRA VLD and SUBSONIC. It also offers its customers sniper training and comprehensive after-sales support.​

    Home - TADS

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    Shooting clubs and training services (Remaya)


    Remaya provides world-class consultancy services for shooting clubs and related products in the UAE. Its management operations include the existing Al Ain Shooting Club and the state-of-the-art Madinat Zayed Shooting Club that is currently under construction.

    The firm plays a key role in consulting on tactical and sport shooting ranges and offers a wide range of professional services, products, and turnkey solutions for shooting clubs, including design, development and management. In addition, Remaya also offers related consultancy services and professional shooting event organization.​

    Home - REMAYA

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    Munitions (Burkan, CLA)

    Burkan

    Established in 2007, Burkan Munitions Systems is the UAE’s first ammunition facility which manufactures, tests, and assembles various types of ammunition. The company caters to the needs of Armed Forces in the UAE, as well as the GCC and the region.

    The Burkan facility boasts advanced technical systems which are employed in the production of different types of ammunitions such as aircraft bomb ammunitions MK 81, 82, 83, 84, infantry ammunitions of 40 mm calibers with high, medium and low explosion speeds, mortar ammunitions of 60 and 120 mm calibers, long range artillery ammunitions of 155 mm caliber, rockets projectiles of 107 and 122 mm calibers and naval ammunitions of 76 mm calibers.

    Thanks to its the state-of-the-art X-ray laboratory licensed by the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, the chemical laboratory licensed by the UAE Ministry of Health as well as the ballistic and technical testing devices, Burkan is able to assess and perform maintenance on old munitions. Burkan also offers its services to armed forces for the testing and evaluation of new munitions.

    The company’s facility features an integrated demilitarization plant for the safe disposal of explosives and ammunition using the latest thermal technology which is compliant with international standards for safety and eco-friendliness.

    Burkan actively works towards the transfer of knowledge and technical know-how with its partners. Through this exchange, it aims to increase the number of new products it adds to its range as well as expanding the scope of its research and development. Burkan is looking to offer a specialized training program in the field of munitions and explosives, in collaboration with Rabdan Academy and the Tawazun Training Center.

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    CLA

    Caracal Light Ammunition (CLA) is a manufacturer of small ammunitions. CLA has achieved an excellent reputation globally due to its commitment to product development and customization, excellence in manufacturing and applying the highest international standards of safety and quality. All of CLA’s products are certified as NATO-compatible.

    CLA boasts production lines able to manufacture the following calibers:

    5.56 x 45mm caliber, of types (ball M193 and M855, tracer and blank rounds)
    9 x 19mm caliber, of types (124 grn ball,*
    115 grn ball, blank and armor piercing rounds)
    Sporting ammunition of calibers:
    .223 Remington (69 Grains and 55 Grains cartridges)
    .308 Win Match (155 Grains and 168 Grains cartridges)

    CLA also has assembly lines for the following calibers:
    7.62 x 51mm caliber of types (ball, tracer, armor piercing and blank cartridges
    12.7 x 99mm caliber, of types (ball, tracer, AP, API, blank, APIT)​

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    Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP)

    Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP) is a unique, self-contained, world class industrial zone that was established to help further develop the UAE’s industrial capabilities. TIP’s core principle is to provide its clients with supportive and nurturing environment.

    It primarily provides a manufacturing base for defense-related products while also playing host to industries from other sectors, such as:

    Defense related manufacturing
    Metal basic industries
    Precision manufacturing
    Aerospace
    Oil and gas support and service industry

    Offering advanced infrastructure in an enhanced secure area, TIP is strategically located off the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway and provides easy accessibility from all emirates, airports and ports.

    The product portfolio offered by TIP includes highly specialized manufacturing/assembly, storage and demilitarization facilities for defense related products, industrial land, built-to-lease customized factories/workshops, showrooms, offices and staff accommodation in a commercial and sustainable community environment. Furthermore, TIP’s one-stop-shop supports its clients with government and regulatory services, procurement and logistics, supply of skilled workforce, training facilities, and visitor/delegation management.

    Tawazun Industrial Park is already home to several manufacturing entities. Its current key clients are Burkan Munitions Systems, Caracal Light Ammunition, Nimr Automotive, Tawazun Precision Industries, Tawazun Advanced Defense Systems, Tawazun Dynamics and Caracal International.

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    Precision Guided Munitions

    Tawazun Dynamics

    Tawazun Dynamics is the Middle East region’s first facility for the development, manufacture, assembly and integration of precision-guided systems for conventional air munitions. The company is a joint venture between Tawazun and Denel Dynamics, South Africa’s largest government-owned defense manufacturer.

    The Tawazun Dynamics facility is located in the Tawazun Industrial Park where it builds and employs national capacities in its technical operations. The plant utilizes Denel’s world-class technology, systems and processes to transform conventional air munitions into precision-guided weapon systems.

    Product Family

    Al-Tariq is a family of strap-on bomb kit systems, used on MK81, MK82 and MK83 bombs. Al-Tariq provides the user with all-weather, day or night operational capabilities, utilizing GPS/INS guidance. Increased targeting accuracy can be achieved by using an Imaging Infrared (IIR) with complete Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) capability, or a semi-active laser seeker. The system can also be fitted with an RF proximity fuse for area targeting, using a pre-fragmented warhead.

    Tawazun Dynamics offers 8 different configurations of Al Tariq System. It is a dynamic strap-on-kit with very minimum installation requirements. Through the configurations available, it is easy to accommodate different operational requirements in all conditions.

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    Training & Capacity Building (TTC)

    The Tawazun Training Center (TTC) was established to support Tawazun’s mission of creating a generation of UAE nationals that is capable of, and proud to contribute to the country’s developing industrial sector. By building these human capabilities, Tawazun seeks to ensure that the UAE has the human capital with the skills and expertise to meet today’s – and tomorrow’s – future industry challenges. TTC also facilitates training for employees of Tawazun and its subsidiaries, providing training modules for subjects such as English, Microsoft Certified Applied System (MCAS), soft skills and other relevant courses.

    The flagship programs under the Center are:

    Tawazun Work-Study Program
    This program combines rigorous education, training and on-the-job work experience. The aim is to provide UAE nationals with the skills to meet the needs of the country’s emerging industries. Graduating as mechanical engineers, these trainees will take up future leadership positions within the Tawazun portfolio companies.

    Technical Training Program

    This six month program gives UAE national men and women the chance to undergo vocational training with employment opportunities on offer following completion of the course. Participants receive basic training in English, math and computer, followed by more industry-specific engineering and health & safety training.

    Tawazun’s Piling Program

    Tawazun’s latest talent development initiative, the Piling Program, targets fresh UAE graduate engineers from the mechanical, aerospace, and electrical engineering fields. The 12-month program sees participants undergo an intensive development curriculum which is based on 20% theory and 80% practice. The “hands on” residency program will see students work on case studies and engineering projects to enhance their team building, experiential learning, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making as well as project planning and management skills.

    At the final stage of the program and as part of their technical training in the area of system engineering, students will design and build a device of their own choosing after submitting a proposal. Examples include a mobile robot with a manipulation mechanism to achieve a mission, a 4-DOF robotic arm, or a flying platform powered by air jets. They will be asked to design against certain specifications, go through design review exercises, and work against challenging deadlines.

    The programs aims to develop a post graduate talent pool of engineers with the knowledge, skills, and experience to serve Tawazun, its subsidiaries and the nation’s strategic manufacturing sector. Successful candidates will be recruited to join a rigorous development engineering program to work alongside local and international partners. Based on their capabilities and potential, Tawazun will design an ambitious career path for each individual. Successful candidates will have customized competitive packages and benefits once they joi​n the development program, which will see them based in the Tawazun Industrial Park.

    The Piling program has been designed to allow graduates to develop transferable skills and knowledge that will enable them to obtain qualifications in other areas of engineering.

    Tawazun – UAEU Masters in Manufacturing Leadership Development

    Under a Memorandum of Understanding between the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Tawazun, an innovative Masters program in Manufacturing Leadership Development was launched under the UAEU’s Faculty of Business and Economics to enable UAE nationals to complete their Masters program while holding a full time job. The program caters initially to the needs of Tawazun and its subsidiary companies in developing future leaders who could drive the ambitious plans and projects of the company.