Al Jaber Group and Diehl Defence signed a joint venture at IDEX for modernisation of land vehicles

 

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IDEX 2011
International Defence Exhibition & Conference
Abu Dhabi
, United Arab Emirates
20 - 24 February 2011
 
Al Jaber Group and Diehl joint venture at IDEX 2011
 

Friday, 25 February 2011, 09:10 AM

 
Al Jaber Group and Diehl Defence signed a joint venture at IDEX for modernisation of land vehicles.
 
 
Al Jaber Group and Diehl Defence signed a joint venture during IDEX 2011. The agreement is dedicated for the joint modernisation and upgrade of the United Arab Emirates military land vehicles. The Joint venture was signed by H.E. Obaid Khaleefa Jaber Al Murri, Chairman of Al Jaber Group and Claus Günther, President of Diehl Defence, in the presence of senior management of both organizations and military officials from the UAE.
     
Al Jaber Group and Diehl Defence signed a joint venture during IDEX 2011. The agreement is dedicated for the joint modernisation and upgrade of the United Arab Emirates military land vehicles. The Joint venture was signed by H.E. Obaid Khaleefa Jaber Al Murri, Chairman of Al Jaber Group and Claus Günther, President of Diehl Defence, in the presence of senior management of both organizations and military officials from the UAE.
M109 self-propelled howitzer United Arab Emirates Army
     

H.E. Obaid Khaleefa Jaber Al Murri commented saying, “We are pleased to sign this joint venture with Diehl Defence, and we truly believe that joining our forces will result in tremendous success for both organizations and for the UAE Armed Forces. The advanced know how of Diehl Defence and Al Jaber Group’s industrial and manufacturing capabilities will set up a strong platform to execute a wide range of maintenance and upgrading activities for our client”.

Claus Günther, President of Diehl Defence, remarked: ”The establishment of a joint venture between Diehl Defence and Al Jaber paves the way for a strong partnership. We consider it an honour to support the UAE´s continuous economic development and modernization of national Armed Forces. We welcome the opportunity to combine our complementary capabilities in maintenance and upgrade of UAE military land vehicles.” Within the framework of the cooperation, Diehl will supply components such as propulsion, suspension and tracks and assume system responsibility; Al Jaber Group will provide the facilities comprising provision of the infrastructure in the UAE as well as conducting work on the vehicles. The joint venture offers know-how transfer as well as comprehensive inclusion of the local industry in the UAE.

Diehl Defence already has relationships with UAE Armed Forces and modernised the self-propelled howitzer M109 in the past and conducts repair work until today. Furthermore, Diehl Defence has been supplying tracks and road wheels to the UAE Armed Forces for the MBT Leclerc as well as tracks for the SP howitzer M109 and the APC M113.

 

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