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EDGE Partners with Turkish Aerospace Industries for Advanced Airborne-Domain Projects

The 8th of February, 2024, stands as a landmark date, as one of the world’s most advanced technology and defence conglomerates, EDGE, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkish Aerospace, a leading aerospace and defence technology enterprise located in Türkiye. This pivotal meeting took place at the World Defense Show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where these influential entities resolved to collaborate on a range of aerospace-specific initiatives, signalling a new era of technological development in the defence sector.

A Memorandum of Understanding serves as a binding agreement, embodying a joint pledge of collaboration to achieve common goals. In this instance, the memorandum is focussed on integrating EDGE’s advanced payloads and sensors into Turkish Aerospace’s products. This cooperation will allow the two companies to supply continuous intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR), and encompasses the potential for technology transfer (TOT), integration, and manufacturing. The alliance established under the MoU therefore represents a technologically advanced stride forward for both parties involved.

Talking about the groundbreaking agreement, the President of Platforms & Systems at the EDGE Group, Khaled Al Zaabi, reiterated the value of this collaboration and expressed immense excitement around the future it holds. “Our agreement to collaborate with Turkish Aerospace as the partner of choice for advanced airborne projects,” he highlighted, “strengthens our continued cooperation with Türkiye’s defence industry ecosystem.” Elaborating on the confidence this inspires, he said, “It speaks volumes about the global appeal and trust placed in us as a leading international technology and defence company.”

Alluding to the trajectory of the EDGE group, he revealed that despite its inception being merely four years ago, EDGE is on the path of developing state-of-the-art capabilities and bringing innovative solutions to the table. “It highlights the state-of-the-art capabilities EDGE has developed and acquired since our inception only four years ago, including homegrown UAE technology,” he pointed out. Reflecting on the anticipation and enthusiasm around this collaboration, he stated, “We look forward to the outcomes of our collaborative efforts with Turkish Aerospace and our continued advancements in the aerospace and defence sectors.”

The President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace, Prof. Temel Kotil,also shared optimistic sentiments about this partnership and its potential for mutual growth. “I wish this memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Turkish Aerospace and EDGE to be beneficial to both companies,” he expressed. Prof. Kotil emphasised the potential for this agreement to grow and strengthen in the future. “I hope that this collaboration will be further expanded in the coming years,” he added, expressing the optimism felt in both companies about this collaboration.

The MoU between EDGE and Turkish Aerospace signifies more than just a collaboration; it marks a milestone in the aerospace and defence industries’ journey. Their combined efforts are expected to revolutionise current practice and lead to ground-breaking achievements in advanced technology, surveillance, and reconnaissance. With the global community anticipating the resulting change in the landscape of defence technology, the MoU serves as a testament to the industry’s capacity for innovation and problem-solving. The collaborative efforts and accumulated expertise of these world-leading companies promise to bring forth solutions that will alter how the aerospace and defence sectors operate, ensuring a safer and more technologically advanced future for all.

Reference: “EDGE to Collaborate with Turkish Aerospace Industries on Advanced Airborne Domain Projects” –

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