MetOcean and Houbara partner at IDEX to advance UAE defence solutions

Posted on 22 February, 2023 by Advance 

MetOcean Telematics and Houbara Defence & Security have signed a new partnership agreement during IDEX 2023 in Abu Dhabi, aimed at delivering advanced Iridium-based defence products to military and government customers in the UAE, which will enable the delivery of products that cater to naval training, search & rescue (SAR) and special forces applications.

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At the heart of this partnership is a commitment to deliver innovative solutions that address the most critical challenges facing the UAE's defence industry. As a leading provider of oceanographic and defence solutions, MetOcean has already established itself as a trusted supplier of products such as the Iridium Self Locating Datum Marker Buoy (iSLDMB) to UAE customers.

Tony Chedrawy, CEO of MetOcean, said: "We are excited to partner with Houbara Defence & Security to bring our cutting-edge technology to the UAE's defence sector. This partnership will allow us to deliver our innovative products to customers in the region, further enhancing our reputation as a leading provider of defence solutions."

With the MASS Naval Gunfire Scoring System and other products, Houbara is committed to supporting training and simulation for the UAE Armed Forces. The partnership between MetOcean and Houbara will enable the delivery of high-quality solutions that address the most pressing needs of UAE customers.

Tim Allen, CEO of Houbara, said: "Our partnership with MetOcean is a testament to our commitment to providing the UAE's defence industry with the most advanced solutions available. We are excited to work with MetOcean and support their capabilities in the UAE. This partnership will enable us to provide the UAE Armed Forces with innovative solutions that save time and money, while also enhancing their operational capabilities."

Houbara Defence & Security LLC is a Middle East General Enterprises (MGE) and QinetiQ Joint Venture based in Abu Dhabi, focused on developing sovereign defence capabilities to advance the national interests of the United Arab Emirates.