Boeing has formed a partnership with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company in a move aimed at growing in the unmanned aircraft systems market in Middle East.
Under the agreement, ADASI will provide training, support and marketing services to Boeing for that company’s ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned aircraft systems United Arab Emirates, Boeing said Monday.
The companies are aiming to expand throughout the Middle East and into North Africa, Boeing said.
“This agreement advances Boeing’s strategy of partnering with best-in-industry companies such as ADASI,” said Debbie Rub, a Boeing vice president and general manager for military aircraft.
Rub added Boeing will continue to invest in the UAE market with the goal of providing U.S. allies products and services for ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance).
ADASI works with clients to examine their needs, formalize requirements and acquire equipment.
The UAE-based company also designs products and systems, tests and commissions subsystems and systems and trains customer teams for operational support and systems maintenance.
“Today’s announcement is an important continuation of our strategy to build aerospace capabilities right here in the Middle East,” said Homaid Al Shemmari, ADASI chairman.