EDGE & UAVOS to establish R&D Center for autonomous solutions & weapon systems

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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EDGE’s GradeOne, a defense trading specialist concentrating on manufacturing non-lethal pyrotechnics and defense-related components, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UAVOS, a developer and manufacturer of advanced unmanned systems, to create a joint research and development, production and commercialization center for autonomous solutions and weapon systems.

As per the MoU, the center will initially focus on the development of laser-based counter UAV solutions and high-speed aerial targets for the region. The companies will jointly work in additional key areas regarding the development and adoption of security technology for autonomous platforms, including piloted aircraft conversion.

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Vadim Tarasov
Board Member

“UAVOS is delighted to be formalizing our long-term partnership with the GradeOne Group. Our combined strength will provide the capacity for innovation needed to respond to complex global issues and autonomous systems industry challenges. Our strategic relationship will leverage the best talent and ideas from both companies to produce innovative solutions for our future.”

Mr. Khalifa Al Ali, Managing Director of GradeOne said that “In establishing a joint research and development center with UAVOS, we will be perfectly positioned to address the needs of clients in local and international markets for unique, state-of-the-art autonomous solutions and weapons systems. This strategic relationship marks a proud moment in GradeOne’s history, as our cooperation will be conducive to strengthening autonomous capabilities and specialized products in the UAE market and beyond. As we pursue advancements in autonomous systems, we look forward to the current and future collaboration this tactical framework provides.”

Established in 2004, GradeOne specializes in defense trading and services and provides various solutions to the military and defense sectors, including the army, special forces, navy, air force, law enforcement, and search and rescue services. GradeOne also provides sporting and hunting equipment, supplies and accessories. It is part of the Trading & Mission Support cluster within EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups.

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