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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and a UAE company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop an advanced C-UAS (Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System) Solution tailored to the UAE market, with wider ranging benefits for the MENA region and beyond.

The solution will be developed by IAI and EDGE, a UAE defense technology group, leveraging IAI’s proven C-UAS solutions. SIGN4L, a subsidiary of EDGE, will collaborate with the Israeli defense manufacturer to build the tailored C-UAS Solution. 

Edge has recently launched a series of Electronic Warfare solutions. SIGN4L is a provider of electronic warfare services and solutions for national security.

Comprising of a combination of IAI and SIGN4L products, the solution will be comprised of detection and identification systems (radar and optics, RF), soft kill solutions (jamming, cyber take over) and hard kill capability (guns, missiles, electromagnetic and laser) and an advance command and control. 

The C-UAS is fully autonomous requiring no to limited human interference. A series of countermeasures, ranging from jamming to drone destruction, will be offered based on the level of threat and the customer’s targeted operating environment. 

Both SIGN4L and IAI will leverage their technical capabilities to jointly develop the system in response to specific customer needs, according to the companies’ statement. Further support will be available via IAI’s partnership with Belgium Advanced Technology Systems, Belgium, which has a local technical and marketing presence in the region.