Turkiye and UAE to strengthen defence industry cooperation

Turkiye and UAE to strengthen defence industry cooperation
Turkiye and UAE to strengthen defence industry cooperation

Turkiye and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) make an effort to strengthen cooperation in the defence industry. The UAE's procurement organization, TAWAZUN Economic Council and UAE company executives visited The Defence Industry Agency (DIA), responsible Turkiye's defence industry procurement, on 30 May. Two separate Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) were signed between the countries. Senior military officials and company executives attended the meeting, and the President of DIA, Professor İsmail Demir, and TAWAZUN Economic Council CEO Tareq Al Hosani.


The first of the agreements was about industrial cooperation signed between the Defence and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association (SaSaD) and its counterpart EDDC.
Turkiye and UAE to strengthen defence industry cooperation
(EDDC and SASAD)

The second MoU is marked about the testing and certification process. It was concluded between TR TEST and TAWAZUN Economic Council.

Turkiye and UAE to strengthen defence industry cooperation

(TR Test and Tawazun)


Professor Demir and Al Hosani testified to both agreements.
As a result of the efforts to increase defence industry cooperation between Turkey and the UAE, a Defence Industry Cooperation Letter of Intent was signed between the two countries during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to the UAE in February.