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 the most advanced long-range anti-ship missile.
Verge Press Release
The agreement was signed in the presence of His Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, His Excellency Saleh Ahmad Alsuwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Brazil, Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE, and several dignitaries from Brazil. The Navy, led by Admiral Jose Augusto Vieira da Cunha de Menezes, during an event celebrating the Brazilian Navy’s Memorial Day in Brasilia.
The agreement will see EDGE become a strategic partner of the Brazilian Navy to co-invest in the development of long-range anti-ship missiles and provide advanced solutions such as the 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 shared ambition of both parties to be at the forefront of innovation and opens the door to export opportunities to key markets around the world.
Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director and CEO of EDGE, said: “Following our first partnership agreement signed at LAAD 2023, we are very pleased to have now reached this important milestone with the Brazilian Navy. This important partnership will be strengthened as we embark on our innovative journey to develop sovereign capabilities “With 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 the region. By combining our collective investments and knowledge, we aim to create a world-class, long-range anti-ship missile of excellence.” , adding unique capabilities to EDGE’s portfolio.”
Brazilian Navy Admiral Jose Augusto Vieira da Cunha de Menezes said: “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. Today, we reach another milestone and we will Combining the expertise of the Brazilian Navy with EDGE’s technology and a shared focus on research, development and innovation will enhance the operational capabilities of the program and the force.”
Since 2019, EDGE has become a major player in the world of advanced technology and defense. EDGE is proud to work closely with partners around the world to support defense capability development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology, including in Latin America, where the company recently announced the opening of a regional office in Brasilia.