Edge, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defense groups, has signed a strategic partnership and cooperation agreement with the Brazilian Navy to develop a state-of-the-art long-range anti-ship missile.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Saleh Ahmad Alsuwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Brazil, Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director and CEO of Edge, and several dignitaries from the Brazilian Navy led by Fleet José Augusto Admiral Vieira da Cunha de Menezes is in Brasilia for events celebrating the Brazilian Navy’s Day of Remembrance.
The agreement will see Edge become a strategic partner of the Brazilian Navy to jointly invest in the development of long-range anti-ship missiles and provide advanced solutions such as anti-jamming technology developed by Edge in the UAE. The Brazilian Navy will also use its fleet to support a comprehensive testing program for the new missile. The partnership underscores the parties’ shared ambition to be at the forefront of innovation and opens the door to export opportunities to key markets around the world.
AlMulla said: “Following our first partnership agreement signed at LAAD 2023, we are very pleased to now reach this important milestone with the Brazilian Navy. This important partnership will Strengthening Edge’s commitment to developing advanced defense technologies through strategic partnerships, we look forward to leveraging the Brazilian Navy’s unparalleled expertise in this field and in the region. By combining our collective investments and knowledge, we aim to create a world-class Long Range Anti-Ship Missile – A missile that will add unique capabilities to Edge’s portfolio.”
“In recent years, the Brazilian Navy has made significant progress in the development of the National Surface Anti-Ship Missile Program (MANSUP), conducting launches and overcoming technical challenges with the support of national industry,” said Fleet Admiral de Menezes. Today , we have reached another milestone as we combine the expertise of the Brazilian Navy with Edge’s technology and a joint focus on research, development and innovation that will enhance the operational capabilities of the program and the force.” — trade arab news agency