EDGE Group has acquired the UAE-based TRUST International Group, a defense trading specialist and a major supplier of premium solutions to the UAE Armed Forces and security establishments.
TRUST will join EDGE within its Trading and Mission Support cluster, complementing the Group’s existing multi-domain capabilities.
Founded in 2004, TRUST acts as a supplier and military equipment provider to the UAE armed forces, helping with capacity needs assessments, requirement identification, acquisition support, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service provision, and through partnerships with international companies.
Providing high-tech solutions to its customers, TRUST also specializes in logistics and supply chain services for land, aerial, maritime, C4ISR, and unmanned systems and also facilitates the supply of tactical equipment to military and security organizations.
“We are pleased to have TRUST join our Group. As we rapidly expand our defense trading scope, we believe that acquiring TRUST is a logical step toward strengthening sovereign capabilities, extending our supply chain and broadening our opportunities for further growth.”
The acquisition will allow both organizations to share manufacturing methods and expertise, as well as to provide TRUST with the necessary support to expand its talent base and scope of capabilities for further international reach.
The acquisition is yet another example of sensible defense sector consolidation to create a national champion with global outreach.
Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim, TRUST International Group CEO, said that “By combining our strengths, resources, and networks, EDGE and TRUST can create a more powerful force in the industry and deliver excellent value to customers and stakeholders. Our joining the Group will further position the UAE as a global leader in defense trading capabilities and an advanced military supplier, supporting the entire defense system.”
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