EDGE & Thales in deal to develop Software Defined Radio tech in UAE

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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EDGE_Thales partnership in radio communications solutions
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KATIM, an EDGE Group entity and leader in the development of ultra-secure communication solutions, and Thales, have explored the co-development of Software Defined Radio technologies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A declaration of intent was signed at the international defense and security show, Eurosatory, by Didier Pagnoux, CEO of KATIM, and Abdelhafid Mordi, CEO THALES in the UAE and Christophe Groshenry, Vice President, Radio ​ at THALES and, in the presence of Hamad Al Marar, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE Group, Waleid Al Mesmari, President, Space & Cyber Technologies of EDGE Group and Pascale Sourisse, President &CEO Thales International, and Christophe Dumas, CEO Thales Secure Communications & Information Systems in France.

To meet the demands of the UAE’s large-scale high-tech programs and its exportation needs, KATIM and Thales will work jointly on the full cycle development, production and maintenance of airborne and long-range HF (high frequency) radio communication solutions. Both companies will bring their expertise to the partnership and will promote and export the co-developed solutions-based portfolio to the international market.

Didier Pagnoux_KATIM_Thales partnership
Didier Pagnoux

“Partnering with Thales represents a significant milestone for EDGE, underscoring the global confidence in our leadership in advanced communications technology. By combining our expertise, we will develop sophisticated software-defined radio solutions that meet the rigorous demands of both domestic and international markets. This collaboration aligns with our goal of driving innovative secure communication solutions and fully supports the UAE’s ambitious global exports roadmap. We eagerly anticipate the transformative outcomes of our joint efforts.”

Christophe Salomon, Executive Vice-President of Thales Secure Communications & Information Systems, said that, “As a worldwide leader for tactical radios and on-board communication solutions for land, air and naval forces, Thales is proud to partner with EDGE in radio communications solutions. The partnership is fully aligned with the Group’s development strategy in the UAE.”

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