QinetiQ JV to manufacture aerial/maritime targets in UAE


QinetiQ and Middle East General Enterprises (MGE) have announced a joint venture (JV) partnership in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to manufacture aerial and maritime targets to be used for test & evaluation, acceptance, during the Dubai Air Show, being held from Nov 12-16.

Leveraging the technological and scientific expertise from both parties, the JV will invest in the UAE to build and develop specialist engineering and manufacturing capability in country, providing an opportunity to recruit and develop UAE technicians and graduates.

QinetiQ and MGE, will combine proven expertise to test, manufacture and distribute specialist targets. The range of products produced will include the Banshee aerial target and the Hammerhead fast attack craft maritime target, and will present an opportunity to be exported within the Middle East and international markets.

From the supply of targets through full “turn-key” services inclusive of launchers and ground control stations to specialist personnel, the newly formed venture will look to satisfy increasing local and regional demand to service training and rehearsal requirements. and training purposes.

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