Naval Group, partners to develop combat management system for UAE Navy

Tawazun Council, Naval Group and Marakeb Technologies have signed a joint development agreement for the development of the national combat management system (NCMS) through a complete and extensive transfer of technology.

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The agreement, signed in Abu Dhabi, comes as part of the ongoing efforts to enable the UAE’s defense and security industries, support the sector’s rapid growth and provide national defense solutions capable of meeting future needs.

Under the agreement, Naval Group will work with Marakeb Technologies, a subsidiary of Strategic Development Fund Company (SDF), which was chosen as the joint development national partner for this program.

Naval Group will develop the NCMS capacity to the UAE Navy to enable the UAE Navy to operate a national CMS that will be integrated into the naval fleet, for both newbuild and retrofit ship programs.

Muammar Abdulla Abushehab, the CEO of Tawazun, affirmed that the development of the NCMS project for the UAE Naval Forces is part of efforts to empower the defense and security industries and acquire advanced defense equipment and technology to enhance the UAE’s position in this domain.

The NCMS is aimed at developing a system that provides support for operational capabilities and offers national solutions through its local partner. Additionally, it aims to supply the armed forces with advanced defense products and enhance national competencies” he added.

We are very pleased and honoured with this new step in our long-term cooperation and partnership with Tawazun Council. Naval Group remains committed to supporting the UAE’s ambition to enhance its defence and security industry with a cutting-edge naval combat system capacity,” Pierre Éric Pommellet, CEO of Naval Group stated.