Abu Dhabi: Saab, a defence technology solutions supplier, has officially established its development and production centre in Abu Dhabi at Tawazun Industrial Park, TIP, the hub for strategic defence and aerospace manufacturing.
The facility was inaugurated on Thursday.
Saab’s facility will serve as a centre for development and production of a variety of defence and security products with an initial focus on sensor systems, according to a statement on WAM on Saturday.
“When Saab establishes operations in the UAE, a new home market is created, from where we in the future can export to other countries as well”, said Hakan Buskhe, President and CEO of Saab, adding that “at the same time, this will contribute to the development of engineering skills and creating high-tech jobs in UAE.”
Tareq Abdul Rahim Al Hosani, chief executive officer of Tawazun Economic Council said Saab’s facility will serve as a centre for development and production of a variety of defence and security products with an initial focus on sensor systems.
In a speech during the opening ceremony, Al Hosani said, “I congratulate Saab on their strategic decision to establish this facility at TIP. This decision emphasises the UAE’s importance as an industrial and commercial hub for strategic industries and demonstrates Saab’s commitment to serving their wide base of customers in the region and beyond.”