ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 19 Feb. 2013. The Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security in St. Louis and Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Co. (ADASI) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates are working together to address the growing Middle East market for unmanned systems, Boeing officials say.
Boeing and ADASI signed a teaming agreement this week that enables ADASI to provide training, support, and marketing for Boeing's ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with prospects to expand farther into the Middle East and North Africa.
"We plan to continue investing and growing in the UAE and the broader Middle East region in order to support U.S. allies' enduring need for affordable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions, such as ScanEagle and Integrator," said Debbie Rub, a vice president and general manager in Boeing Military Aircraft, this week at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi.
The teaming agreement expands on a previous agreement between ADASI and Insitu, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary that makes the ScanEagle and Integrator. That collaboration allowed for support and sustainment of Insitu's unmanned ISR products and services.
ADASI, a subsidiary of Tawazun, offers autonomous system services such as analysis of end-users' needs, equipment selection, procurement. ADASI also offers product or system design of localized subsystems, training, and maintenance.