Brazil is an important strategic market for Edge Group, one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups for defence and beyond, said Faisal Al Bannai, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Edge.
“Brazil’s advanced and highly developed indigenous industries offer huge potential for us to work together in further knowledge sharing, intelligence exchange, R&D cooperation, and the co-development of defence and advanced technology systems, as recently demonstrated by Embraer’s partnership with Edge entity Halcon for the development of weapon systems for Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano aircraft.
“We aim to create a more fertile environment for more relationships with leading Brazilian companies to flourish, and to expand the reach and use of Edge’s products, services, and solutions in Brazil and globally,” Al Bannai told a high level diplomatic, military and commercial delegation from Brazil at Edge’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The Brazilian delegation, led by Admiral Flavio Rocha, Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs of the Executive Office of the President, Dr Marcos Degaut, Secretary of Defence Products of the MOD, Eduardo Bolsonaro, Congressman in the House of Representatives, Fernando Luis Lemos Igreja, Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE, and other dignitaries, were met by members of the Edge leadership team led by Al Bannai, Mansour Al Mulla, CEO and Managing Director, Hamad Al Marar, Cluster President – Missiles & Weapons (M&W), Omar Al Zaabi, Senior Vice President – Trading & Mission Support cluster, and other senior members of the Edge leadership including the CEOs of Edge entities Halcon, Adasi, Al Tariq, Caracal, Lahab, Nimr and Al Jasoor.
The CEOs of several major Brazilian companies were also part of the delegation, including those of Embraer, Embraer Radar, Akaer, Taurus, Lace, Condor, Avionics, CBC, Mac JEE, CSD, Kryptus, SIATT, Atech, and MK Bomb AEQ.
The meeting underscores the importance both countries place on their strong business and cultural ties, and their ongoing collaboration in the areas defence, trade, and technology.
Al Bannai, speaking at the joint cooperation committee meeting, said: “We are delighted to welcome such a high-ranking and commercially important Brazilian visit to Edge today. Not only does it reinforce the importance and fondness with which both our countries view each other as partners, it also underscores the need to keep exploring new opportunities for future collaboration of mutual benefit, and for the pursuit of greater global security.
Attending delegates pledged to continue working closely and to achieve mutually agreed objectives for all parties in the military and advanced technology domains.-- TradeArabia News Service