AD Ports Group and Saab UAE sign MoU


The agreement builds on the ongoing partnership between the signatories on maritime surveillance technology

AD Ports Group and Saab UAE, a leading defence and security company based in Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun Industrial Park, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic cooperative relationship, which will see both entities collaborate on the development of maritime surveillance solutions and sensors.

Under the agreement, AD Ports Group, with its vast experience and expertise in port operations, 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.

Potential for improvement

“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,” stated Othman Al Khouri, Executive Director Corporate Authority, AD Ports Group.

“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 revolutionise vessel traffic management and port operations, setting new industry standards for efficiency and safety,” commented Anna-Karin Rosén, Managing Director, Saab UAE.

Saab is an early investor in the UAE having started its operations in the 1980s. Using its unrivalled innovation, expertise and capabilities, Saab UAE aims to create world-class Emirati defence and security solutions, for national needs as well as the global market, a press communique concluded.


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