EDGE, a leading advanced technology group, has announced that it has been awarded two contracts with a combined value exceeding AED 70 million to provide V-PROTECT convoy protection solutions and SKYSHIELD counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) solutions to a key international customer. The contracts were announced at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2023) and are a part of the UAE’s export development strategy, which aims to position the country as a key global player in the advanced technology and defence sectors.
“We are pleased to announce yet another key export deal for SIGN4L and EDGE, which will see us manufacture and deliver our UAE-made SKYSHIELD C-UAS and V-PROTECT convoy protection solutions to an international customer,” said Omar Al Zaabi, Senior Vice President of Trading & Mission Support at EDGE. “Signing these two deals underlines the quality of our offerings, which are performing ahead of the competition and to the highest global standards. We will continue to promote our superior solutions on the international market to shore up the country’s export of advanced technology and strengthen the UAE’s defence industrial base.”
In 2022, EDGE reported an order intake in excess of US$5 billion, with 35% of this figure from global exports. In the first two days of IDEX 2023, the group announced new orders for products and solutions worth over AED 10 billion, including international exports, with more orders expected to be announced before the end of the event.
V-PROTECT is a radio frequency (RF) communication jamming system designed for convoy protection against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RC-IED). SKYSHIELD is a multi-layered, comprehensive solution equipped to deliver advanced anti-drone protection with a broad range of detection and interception capabilities.