MBDA opens Missile Engineering Center in Abu Dhabi

By Defence Industry Europe

MBDA has officially inaugurated the Missile Engineering Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The ceremony took place on June 6, 2023, with the presence of key dignitaries, including His Excellency Tareq Al Hosani, Secretary General of Tawazun Council, and M. Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA.

The primary objective of the Missile Engineering Center is to strengthen the partnership between the UAE and MBDA, focusing on joint development of missile systems. This collaboration aims to provide high-performance missile systems while enhancing the UAE’s defence industry through significant local content.

The center, the first of its kind for MBDA outside Europe, is already operational with a team of engineers from Tawazun Technology Innovation and MBDA working on the next generation of Smart Weapons. This milestone represents a successful partnership between Tawazun Council and MBDA and signifies their shared vision for long-term cooperation and growth in the region.




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