Shielders Advanced Industries representative, CEO Khalifa Ahmed Al Ali, and EOS Defence Systems representative, VP Global Sales & Marketing, Marc Essig, at the MoU signing ceremony at the Ajban Defence Industry and Technology Exhibition in the UAE.

EOS partners with Shielders Advanced Industries to strengthen UAE defence manufacturing

EOS Defence Systems (EOS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Shielders Advanced Industries, a specialist in metal processing, profiling, and fabrication based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This strategic agreement was formalised at the Ajban Defense Industry and Technology Exhibition in the UAE on 21 February 2024, signifying a major milestone in the defence manufacturing sector.

This partnership aims to combine the expertise of both parties to form a joint venture, focusing on enhancing the UAE’s defence capabilities and contributing to its economic growth. EOS will bring its world-leading remote weapon system (RWS) design and production technology to the UAE, while Shielders Advanced Industries will provide its manufacturing facilities, fabrication, and processing expertise.

EOS’ RWS are world-leading, having been proven operationally and are in use with militaries from Australia, North America, Europe, and South-East Asia. Renowned for their accuracy and reliability, EOS has sold over 2,500 systems globally.

The joint venture will initially focus on manufacturing the lightweight R150 RWS, with an emphasis on using local capabilities and a strong UAE sovereign supply chain.

Dr. Andreas Schwer, Chief Executive Officer of EOS, said, "We are excited to embark on this strategic partnership with Shielders Advanced Industries, which represents a significant step forward in our commitment to enhancing the defence capabilities of the United Arab Emirates. This joint venture not only strengthens our presence in the region but also aligns with our vision of delivering innovative and advanced defence solutions on a global scale. We look forward to leveraging our combined expertise to create a lasting impact on the UAE's defence industry and contribute to its economic growth."

EOS Defence Systems specialises in advanced technologies that enable the integration of weapon systems onto a diverse range of platforms used in both land and maritime domains. Their products include high-energy laser weapons, combat and force protection systems, as well as next-generation solutions for countering unmanned aerial systems (CUAS) and lethality systems for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).

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