EDGE Group PJSC is participating at Defence Indo 2022 for the first time and is marking a major presence with an eye on Indonesia and other Southeast Asian defence markets.
The strategic importance of the Indonesian market
Ten of EDGE’s entities are displaying approximately 60 advanced solutions and products covering the domains of Missiles & Weapons, Platforms & Systems, and Electronic Warfare & Cyber Technologies. Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director, and CEO of EDGE said: “This is the first time we are exhibiting at INDO DEFENCE, with a strong presence showcasing EDGE’s advanced capabilities through 10 of our prominent entities, and underscores the strategic importance of the Indonesian market to us. We are confident that our participation will enhance existing key export markets, and further open up new ones. It also reinforces EDGE’s strategy of developing mutually beneficial partnerships to broaden our own supply chain in the long-term.” EDGE which has rapidly emerged as one of the world’s top 25 advanced technology groups for defence and beyond is participating at Indo Defence, with the goal of strengthening existing relations and forging new local and regional defence partnerships.
Multi-range THUNDER and DESERT STING air-to-surface precision-guided munitions
HALCON, a part of EDGE’s Missiles & Weapons cluster and a leader in the manufacture of precision weapon systems and solutions is showcasing its multi-range THUNDER and DESERT STING air-to-surface precision-guided munitions, along with the SHADOW series of loitering munitions. The world-class manufacturer of mission-proven precision-guided munitions, AL TARIQ is showcasing its AL TARIQ-S (Standard Range) and AL TARIQ-LR (Long Range) advanced, modular precision-guided munitions, along with their seeker options. CARACAL, a global small arms manufacturer is displaying its CAR 816 assault rifle in 7.5”, 10.5”, and 16” barrel lengths, in addition to a 10.5” and 14.5” Indonesian configuration. CARACAL is also showcasing its CMP 9 submachine gun in standard and short versions along with its EF combat pistol, and CSR 338 and CAR 817 DMR sniper rifles. A full range of medium and large calibre munitions, including 40x53mm High Velocity, High Explosive grenade launcher munitions, 60mm, 81mm, and 120mm mortars, artillery munitions, 155mm Extended Range, Full Bore, and 122mm rockets, and MK series of general-purpose aircraft munitions are being presented by LAHAB DEFENCE SYSTEMS. LAHAB LIGHT AMMUNITION is presenting its full range of small calibre ammunition.
Armoured vehicles and battle-proven land platforms
NIMR which is part of EDGE Group’s Platforms & Systems cluster and is the UAE’s leading producer of armoured vehicles and battle-proven land platforms, is showcasing its AJBAN Mk2 4×4 ballistic and blast protected light tactical patrol vehicle, HAFEET Mk2 6×6 armoured vehicle, and JAIS 4×4 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. ADASI is presenting its QX-1, QX-2, QX-3, and QX-4 series of loitering munitions, in addition to its GARMOOSHA rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), as well as Rash 1, Rash 2-H, and Rash 2-M precision-guided munition systems. ADASI is a leader in the manufacture of autonomous systems and services. Abu Dhabi based Shipbuilder, ADSB, is displaying its 160 ITEP (Inshore Tactical Engagement Platform), 120 FIP (Fast Inshore Platform), and 510 OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel). EDGE’s Electronic Warfare & Cyber Technologies cluster is being represented by UAE’s leading Electronic Warfare and Intelligence solutions provider SIGN4L, which is showcasing a GNSS antijamming system, GPS-PROTECT, the sophisticated NAVCONTROL-G spoofing system, and VPROTECT radio frequency (RF) communication jamming system. Additionally, the cluster is displaying KATIM’s ultra-secure communications solutions and BEACON RED’s security and intelligence training, cyber solutions, and testing capabilities.