Radar Center of Excellence to support local skills development
Tawazun Economic Council and Thales Emarat Technologies, have announced the launch of a Radar Center of Excellence, in line with the UAE Strategic Vision. Thales Emarat Technologies is a fully integrated local entity that aims to assist sustainable technology transfer and support the creation of local jobs and careers.
The mandate for the Radar Centre of Excellence will include the development, building, maintenance and support of Thales radars. Specific focus will be on the development of high potential, new generation radars. Once the centre is completed, the intention is to export from the UAE to all parts of the world.
The success of the centre will ensure enhanced indigenous capabilities and skillsets in the areas of radar system engineering and IVVQ (Integration, Verification, Validation, and Qualification) methodology, project management and partner management, and encourage the participation of local companies in the industrial supply chain, creating jobs for UAE Nationals and supporting collaboration and advances with research and development institutes.
“It is through partnerships such as this that we can continue to develop and build up our critical technical capabilities and our national competencies and skills, fortifying the sovereign capabilities of the UAE.” he added.