AD Ports & Saab UAE to collaborate on developing maritime solutions

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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AD Ports Group-Saab UAE Partnership
Officials during the signing ceremony | Courtesy: WAM

AD Ports Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saab UAE, a leading defense and security company based in Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun Industrial Park, in order to establish a strategic cooperative relationship to cooperate in developing maritime surveillance solutions and sensors.

Under the agreement, AD Ports Group will provide access to relevant testing sites, offering necessary infrastructure and operational feedback to optimize the development process.

Saab UAE will build on its wide-ranging maritime traffic management expertise to bring new industry standards and next-generation maritime surveillance technology to market.

Mr. Othman Al Khouri, Executive Director of Corporate Authority of AD Ports Group, said that, “Collaborating with Saab will allow us to explore innovative surveillance solutions and contribute to the overall safety of our ports. We also see significant potential for improving port and maritime security systems, effectively enhancing the safety and security performance of trade, logistics, and ports in Abu Dhabi and beyond.”

Ms. Anna-Karin Rosén, Managing Director of Saab in the UAE, stated that, “This MoU marks a significant step forward in our commitment to provide our customers with world-class security and surveillance solutions. This partnership has the potential to revolutionize vessel traffic management and port operations, setting new industry standards for efficiency and safety.”

“Our decades-long operations here in the UAE are growing from strength to strength. Today, to underpin growth in the country’s defense and security ecosystem, we are proud to have expanded our UAE mandate to include an R&D and manufacturing facility based in Abu Dhabi,” commented Ms. Rosén.

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